DUNE Numerics

Dune User Meeting 2013


We invite all Dune users to participate at the 2nd Dune User meeting, to be held at RWTH Aachen from 25.09.2013 morning to 26.09.2013 noon.

This is your, the users’, meeting and should be used to showcase how you are using DUNE, foster future collaborations between the users, and the users and developers, and provide input for the future development of DUNE. Therefore we intend to keep the format rather informal. All participants should indicate if they want to give a presentation. Please note that the presentation should be prepared such that the presentation time is flexible (from a few minutes to half an hour). At the meeting we will divide the total presentation time equally between the prospective speakers and generate the order of the talks randomly.

Please note that on September 26 there will be an overlap with the Dune Developer Meeting 2013 to allow a closer interaction of the user community with the developers and ensure that the further development of DUNE is in everybody’s best interest.


The workshop will take place in the main building of RWTH Aachen university

Templergraben 55
52064 Aachen
Room 149

Getting to RWTH Aachen

RWTH Aachen is in close proximity of several airports, namely Maastricht Airport (38 km), Cologne/Bonn airport (85 km), Düsseldorf airport (103 km), and Frankfurt airport (250 km). You will find more information about how to get from the chosen airport to RWTH and accommodation tips here.

People coming from the UK may be interested to hear that you can take the EuroStar train from London to Brussels, and then take another train directly to Aachen. This takes about four hours.


The meeting venue is close to the city center, and there are many hotels to choose from.
Here is an incomplete list:

  • Hotel Benelux, Franzstraße 21-23, ab 70€/Nacht, 0241/400 03-0\
  • Mercure Hotel Aachen Am Dom, Peterstr. 1, ab 79€/Nacht, 0241/18010\
  • Novotel Aachen City, Peterstr. 66, ab 89€/Nacht, 0241/51590\
  • Concord Hotel Lousberg, Saarstr. 108, ab 62€/Nacht, 0241/20331\
  • Aqis Grana Cityhotel, Büchel 32, ab 61€/Nacht, 0241/443-0

You can see the location of the hotels on the map.


Please add your name below (ordered by last name) or send the necessary information (name, institution, and presentation title) via email to duneuser13@dr-blatt.de if you would like to participate and indicate whether you want to give a presentation. Please also feel free to contribute your ideas below. Further information about the meeting will also be communicated via the DUNE mailinglist.

Name Institution Country Tentative Presentation Title
Peter Bastian Universität Heidelberg Germany (no presentation)
Markus Blatt Blatt HPC-Simulation-Software & Services Germany Developer: GSoC, CMake, Git
Andreas Buhr WWU Münster Germany (no presentation)
Andreas Dedner Warwick University UK Developer: brief description of the new alugrid features (10min)
Anne C. Elster NTNU Trondheim Norway (no presentation)
Christian Engwer University of Münster Germany (no presentation)
Bernd Flemisch University of Stuttgart Germany Multi-Point Flux Approximation on Parallel Adaptive DUNE Grids
Elisa Friebel RWTH Aachen Germany (no presentation)
Christoph Gersbacher University of Freiburg Germany Improvements to the Dune-Common Tuples Library
Stefan Girke WWU Münster Germany Modelling of atherosclerotic plaque formation
Christoph Grüninger University of Stuttgart Germany Developer: CMake
Katja Hanowski RWTH Aachen Germany Simulating a coupled fluid-fracture system
Didrik Jonassen NTNU Trondheim Norway (no presentation)
Guillaume Jouvet FU Berlin Germany Simulating the dynamics of ice sheets with Dune
Dominic Kempf Blatt HPC-Simulation-Software & Services Germany (no presentation)
Tobias Malkmus University of Freiburg Germany Simulation of incompressible non-Newtonian Fluids && Dune-Ash, the interactive volcano simulation program
Eike Mueller University of Bath UK Massively Parallel DUNE Implementation of Tensor-Product Multigrid Solvers in Geophysical Modelling (with Andreas Dedner and Robert Scheichl)
Dieter Moser Jülich Supercomputing Centre Germany (no presentation)
Steffen Müthing Universität Heidelberg Germany Developer: Lmod or how to protect your sanity from dependency hell
Martin Nolte Univertität Freiburg Germany Developer: Improving the Performance of Multiple Meta Grid Layers (~25 min., must be on Thursday)
Jurgis Pods Universität Heidelberg Germany Electrodiffusion Simulations of Neurons and Extracellular Space
Tom Ranner University of Leeds UK Unfitted finite element methods for surface partial differential equations
Atgeirr F. Rasmussen SINTEF Norway [Simulators that write themselves](/pdf/meetings/2013-09-usermeeting/Equelle dune user meeting 2013.pdf)
Stephan Rave WWU Münster Germany dune-pyMor: Model Order Reduction with Python and Dune
Alf B. Rustad Statoil Norway (tba)
Amer Syed Imperial College UK (no presentation)

Tentative Schedule

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Time Title Description
9:00-9:30 Welcome Short introduction of participants (Oliver Sander)
9:30-10:45 User Presentations Chair: Bernd Flemisch
10:45-11:15 Coffee Break
11:15-12:30 User Presentations Chair: Christoph Grüninger
12:30-14:00 Lunch break
14:00-14:45 User Polls Dune Users statistics (Chair: Bernd Flemisch)
14:45-15:45 User Presentations Chair: Markus Blatt
15:45-16:00 Coffee Break
16:00-17:00 User Presentations Chair: Oliver Sander
17:00-19:30 Bug Squashing Party Help us fix bugs!
20:00 Dinner At the Labyrinth

Currently 12 presentations in 4:00 h, thus estimated 20 min per person including questions.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Time Title Description
9:00-10:30 Developer Presentations of interest to both users and devs (Chair: Bernd Flemisch):
lmod (Steffen), CMake (C. Grüninger), meta grids (Martin)
10:30-11:00 Coffee Break
11:00-11:30 Developer Presentations GSoC, git (Markus), ALUGrid (Andreas)
11:30-12:15 DUNE Discussion What users anticipate from further development (Chair: Markus Blatt)
12:15-12:30 Farewell
12:30-14:00 Lunch Break
14:00 Dune Developer Meeting

Pictures from the Meeting

Group photo A 6.1MB
Group photo B 6.4MB
Dinner photo 1 6.4MB
Dinner photo 2 6.4MB
Dinner photo small 0.9MB


This workshop is organized by

  • Markus Blatt
  • Bernd Flemisch
  • Christoph Grüninger
  • Oliver Sander
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