Environment for Combining Optimization and Simulation Software

Status: completed


The EFCOSS software is an interactive environment that interfaces software for numerical simulation with software for mathematical optimization. It enables the parallel solution of standard problems from parameter estimation, optimal experimental design, and model discrimination. By redesigning a previous version developed at RWTH Aachen University, its main goal is to reduce the human effort needed to bring together the necessary software components for the solution of typical inverse problems.


  • A. Rasch, H. M. Bücker : EFCOSS: An interactive environment facilitating optimal experimental design. in ACM Transactions on Mathematical Software, 37(2):13:1-13:37, 2010. more ...
  • R. Seidler : Automatisierte Anbindung von Simulations- und Optimierungssoftware zur parallelen Lösung inverser Problemklassen. in Dissertation, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Jena, 2020. more ...