IWFM Workshop 2019

Fourth International Workshop on Functional Modelling for Design and Operation of Engineering Systems

September 23rd  – 24th , 2019 - Copenhagen, Denmark

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The design and operation of complex engineering systems need highly advanced technologies to meet the requirements in systems engineering, process and control design, risk assessment and human-machine interaction. These technological fields have a common challenge: to represent the purposes and intentions of the system under investigation and to use them in design and operation. A promising approach for tackling difficulties in handling complex engineering systems is to model goals and functions of a system from the viewpoint of means and ends and to use the model in combination with structural and behavioural information of a system.

The aim of this workshop is to facilitate high quality interactions among researchers that are interested in the theory of functional modelling and its applications. Participants can exchange and discuss their research results, establishing a common ground and identifying future research topics.

To anchor the value of functional thinking for industrial applications, the workshop will include a demonstration and presentations from industrial partners.

Call for Contributions

Participants are invited to submit an abstract for a presentation in relation to the following topics:

  • Foundations, methodology and tools of functional modelling (FM)
  • Causal reasoning based on FM
  • FM applications for safety systems and risk management
  • FM applications in operation support of engineering systems
  • FM applications in engineering design for process plants, human-machine systems, etc.
  • Resilient control systems and control system design

Participating institutions are also invited to provide synopses of their research activities. 


Submission of abstracts - July 26th, 2019

Notification of acceptance - August 2nd, 2019

Deadline for registration - August 30th, 2019


Morten Lind - Technical University of Denmark (DTU)

Advisory Committee

  • Akio Gofuku (Okayama University)
  • Bjarne André  Asheim (Eldor Technology)
  • Hyun Gook Kang (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute)


Adriana Zsurzsan - agsidea@elektro.dtu.dk

Participation Fee

A participation fee will be charged to cover food and other workshop expenses.