New exciting trends in the study of free-boundary problems have recently emerged, and renewed
interest has been sparked among mathematicians, also in view of promising implications for applications.
Special emphasis will be placed on shape optimization, minimal surfaces, phase-field analysis,
fracture, delamination, phase transition, mean curvature flow and quasistatic evolutions in elastic media.
The workshop aims at providing an international platform to present and discuss the state
of the art and the most recent developments in the field. Prominent scientists in the areas
of calculus of variations, partial differential equations, geometric flows,
and continuum mechanics are brought together with interested participants to promote
the exchange of ideas and enhance collaborations.