Ostrowski, R.H.a.J. (2014), "Editorial", COMPEL - The international journal for computation and mathematics in electrical and electronic engineering, Vol. 33 No. 4.



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Article Type: Editorial From: COMPEL: The International Journal for Computation and Mathematics in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Volume 33, Issue 4

This special issue of COMPEL collects original papers that arose from contributions made by the authors to the 2012 Conference on Scientific Computing in Electrical Engineering (SCEE 2012, that took place at ETH Zurich in September 2012. The SCEE series of conferences has an interdisciplinary focus and provides a platform for scientific exchanges between mathematicians, computational scientists and engineers affiliated both with industry and academic institutions. It started in 1997 as a response to the emerging key role of numerical simulation in engineering research and its scope and objectives perfectly match for those of this journal.

Therefore we are very happy that the publication of this SCEE 2012 special issue of COMPEL could be arranged.

Reflecting the prevailing subjects of the contributions to SCEE 2012, the 17 original research papers published in this special issue can be assigned to one or more of the following topics:

  • computational electromagnetics;

  • circuit and device modelling and simulation;

  • coupled problems in electrical engineering;

  • foundations of methods for computational engineering; and

  • model order reduction.

No matter whether they are driven by a concrete industrial application or pursuing the investigation of a method and its efficacy for an application, all contributions clearly convey the relevance of state-of-the-art mathematical modelling and numerical techniques in the highly diverse area of computational electrical engineering.

We also tried to make sure that the articles serve as useful references for developers and users of simulation tools in industrial environments. Thus we hope that the articles of this issue will be studied by engineers who use numerical modelling to advance technology.

Ralf Hiptmair and Joerg Ostrowski

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