Welcome to the 2022 Ada Lovelace Workshop on Numerical Modelling of Mantle and Lithosphere Dynamics! The workshop series was initiated in 1987 in Neustadt an der Weinstrasse, Germany, and workshops usually take place every two years, with the current 3-year interval due to the COVID-19 epidemic. The last workshops were held in Sienna, Italy (2019), Putten, the Netherlands (2017), Oleron, France (2015), Hønefoss, Norway (2013).

The workshops, previously known as International Workshops on Mantle and Lithosphere Dynamics, were renamed in 2018 by the EGU Topical Events Committee in honour of the 19th century English mathematician Ada Lovelace.

The 2022 workshop was co-organized by ETH Zürich and Eotvos Lorand University, Hungary, and toke place at the Ensana Thermal Hévíz Health Spa Hotel in Hévíz, Hungary, about 200 km from Budapest. The meeting is co-sponsored by the European Geosciences Union (EGU), the International Lithosphere Program (ILP) and the ETH Zurich.