The goal of SWIM 2012 is to bring together researchers and
practitioners working on interval methods and their applications, in
the broader sense, providing a forum to review and discuss the
state-of-the-art in this area and fostering cross-fertilization
between different approaches.
The SWIM 2012 workshop is intended to build on the success of
previous editions, held in
Lausanne in 2009,
Nantes in 2010,
in 2011, which was initiated by the french MEA working group
on Set Computation and Interval Techniques of the French research
group on Automatic Control GDR MACS. The MEA
group aims at promoting interval analysis, constraint propagation
and other set methods to apply them in estimation, robotics,
control, planning, design, verification, computer aided proof, and
other engineering, computer science and applied mathematics
During previous editions of SWIM, talks were given by speakers
coming from several countries among which are Brazil, Canada,
France, Germany, Poland, Spain, and Switzerland. The participants
could discuss their most recent ideas and developments and thought
together about the most promising new directions.
The presentation slides are published
online and can be found in the workshop program below (just click on the title to
unfold the abstract and view attached files).
Complete list of
Call for Presentations and Participation
If you want to present a talk addressing the theory of
interval-related methods or their application in any area, please
send a one page abstract (with title, authors, and affiliation) to
no later than April
30th (extended deadline)
May 7th, 2012.
If you simply plan to attend the workshop, please just send us an
with your name and affiliation, preferably before May 28th, 2012.
Alternatively, you can also use the
[registration form] to submit your
registration and an
The workshop will be held in room F02 of the
OFFIS building, Escherweg 2,
see in google maps.
Getting to Oldenburg
From within central Europe, you can reach Oldenburg by train. In
order to find your connection, use the website of DB (Search for train
connections) and enter "Oldenburg(Oldb)" as
your destination. Be careful not to accidentally travel to Oldenburg(Holst)! For
most connections within Germany you can also directly buy a ticket
online and print it out (it is then valid only in connection with an
identification card, that you selected during purchase). This is also
possible for some international connections, however, not for all of
them. In Germany you can also buy tickets at automatic vending machines
and counters in virtually every station.
The closest international airports are Bremen (BRE), Hamburg (HAM), and Hannover (HAJ). Once
there, you can use the train to get to Oldenburg (Search for train
connections, again using Oldenburg(Oldb) as destination) or a taxi (which can be very
expensive!). If your flight is scheduled to arrive late at night or
early in the morning, pay special attention to limited train services at
The Bremen and Oldenburg area are covered by a transport
association called "Verkehrsverbund Bremen Niedersachsen
(VBN)". If you arrive at Bremen airport, you can hence buy a
ticket that is valid for the tram in Bremen, regional trains
(Regionalexpress (RE), Nordwestbahn (NWB), or Regio-S-Bahn (RS), but
not on Intercity (IC) or IntercityExpress (ICE) trains), and the city
buses in Oldenburg. The ticket is a "Preisstufe F"
(7,70 EUR) and may have to be stamped ("entwertet")
before use depending on where it is bought. Tickets bought directly
vending machine on the tram in Bremen or from a bus driver in
Oldenburg are already validated.
Getting around in Oldenburg
Unless you walk or rent a bicycle,
using the city buses for getting around is probably the best
option. OFFIS is located near bus stop
"Industriestraße". Buses must be entered through the
front door and tickets always be shown to the driver. You can also
buy a ticket from the driver by naming the destination stop. From
all bus stops within the city, a ticket of "Preisstufe 1"
(2.25 EUR) is sufficient (from stops that are within the
same zone as the destination, a "Kurzstrecke" ticket
(1.75 EUR) is also enough). Please see the map of the
bus network in Oldenburg,
with a zoomable map and bus-stop overlay, or use the "Personal
Time Table" (with detailed static maps in the result) in which you can
directly enter e.g. the address of your hotel and the destination
address, using "Oldenburg (Oldenbg)" as city in both
We have not pre-booked any rooms but you will probably find good and
inexpensive accomodation in one of the following hotels. If you use
a hotel booking portal, again, please make sure to select Oldenburg
in Niedersachsen (Lower Saxony), Oldenburg (Oldb) or similar.
If you have some spare time left, make sure to take a walk through the
old town, taking a look at sights like Lamberti church, the castle, the
old townhall, and the Schlossgarten. Stroll through some of the shops,
get a hot chocolate in one of the nice cafés, and maybe pick a
museum (from history to modern art) or a play, concert, or opera in the
Staatstheater. On Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, the later the
night, the more the city fills up with young people heading to bars and
clubs. So if dancing the night away is part of your cultural experience,
be there not too early...
Organization and Contact
The SWIM 2012 workshop is organized by
Luc Jaulin, and
To contact all organizers at once, send an email to
Please use the individual email addresses that can be found on the
respective homepages to contact the organizers.
SWIM 2012 is hosted by the OFFIS Institute for Information
Technology and is kindly supported by the transregional collaborative
research center AVACS ("Automatic Verification and Analysis of
Complex Systems") which is funded by the German Research Council