Sessions - Minisymposia

Procedures for the approval of a proposal for a Session-Workshop or Minisymposium


The organizer must provide:
1. A proposal for the organization of a Session-Workshop or Minisymposium.
2. A small description of his/her proposal (no more than 150 words).
3. A short CV.
4. Information about the procedures which will be followed for the promotion of that Session-Workshop or Minisymposium (the organizer is responsible for the promotion).
5. His/her full affiliations along with an e-mail adress for the submission of papers on the subject of the Session-Workshop or Minisymposium.

Attention Note: The maximum number of papers per author is four (4)

After the approval, the organizer will be the person responsible for the selection of the papers. The papers must be sent to the ICNAAM Secretariat until 22/7/2015. In the Proceedings of ICNAAM 2015 the Sessions-Workshops and Minisymposia will lie in a separate section of the Volume with a Preface created by the organizer. Occasionally, the organizer must inform us about the participation of his/her Session. If a Session consists of at least 6 registrations, the organizer will be granted free registration for ICNAAM 2015. If a Symposium consists of at least 10 registrations, the organizer will be granted free registration and have a part of the accomodation expenses covered.
 

If a participant wants to send a paper to a Symposium mentioned below, please use the e-mail address(es) of the organizer(s).

 

PROPOSALS SESSIONS AND MINISYMPOSIA WHICH

HAVE BEEN APPROVED (UPDATED)

 

1) Title: The 10th International Symposium on Numerical Analysis of Fluid Flow and Heat Transfer - Numerical Fluids 2015

Organizer: Prof. Dr. Dia Zeidan, School of Basic Sciences and Humanities, German Jordanian University, Amman, Jordan

E-mail: nasymposium@gmail.com & dia.zeidan@gju.edu.jo

This symposium series started in Crete, Greece, in 2006 chaired by Professor Pawel Kosinski of the University of Bergen, Norway. The symposium is associated with the annual edition of the ICNAAM since 2006. It represents one of the largest and most successful activities of ICNAAM with a strong commitment to research and development within the academic community. Since its start, the focus of the symposium is numerical mathematics for fluid flow problems and related topics.

Topics of interest include, but not limited to:

  • formulation, identification and solution of multidimensional fluid flows and heat transfer
  • numerical methods for fluid flows and heat transfer
  • multi-phase fluid flow problems
  • non-Newtonian fluid dynamics
  • free surface, environmental and geophysical flows
  • population balance modeling, optimization and control
  • agglomeration, breakup and collision
  • shock waves, combustion and explosions
  • biological fluid flows
  • fuel cell, granular and porous media
  • microfluidics and nanofluidics
  • fluid-structure interactions
  • magnetohydrodynamic flows
  • turbulence and phase interaction in fluid dynamics
  • engineering applications of fluid dynamics and heat transfer
  • experimental measurements and numerical modelling of the fluid flows and heat transfer

THE URL ADDRESS OF THIS INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM AND ALL OTHER DETAILS CAN BE FOUND AT
http://www.icnaam.org/nafluids

 

2) Title: Signal Processing and Pattern Recognition in Geosciences

Organizer: Dr Gaci Said

Recently, a wide range of digital signal processing and pattern recognition applications is receiving an increasing attention in geosciences. Our session will illustrate potential of the following methods and other relevant topics: linear/nonlinear time-series analysis, statistical methods, fractal analysis, spectral analysis using Fourier/wavelet transforms, fuzzy Logic, genetic and neural algorithms, etc.


We encourage scientists to submit contributions related to the application of these techniques in different fields of geosciences: geophysics (seismic, gravity/magnetic, electromagnetism/magnetotelluric, etc.), geology, hydrogeology, geodesy/topography, etc.
 

3) Title: Statistics and Modelling VI

Organizer: Dr. Milan Stehlik, Universidad Tecnica Federico Santa Maria, Valparaiso, Chile  - Institut fur angewandte Statistik, Freistadter Stra?e 315, A-4040 Linz, Austria

E-mail: Milan.Stehlik@jku.at, Milan.Stehlik@usm.cl

This session will address a recent developments in statistics and modelling. In particular also applications will be considered.

 

4) Title: The Second Symposium on Approximation of Curves and Surfaces (ACS 2015)

Organizer: Prof.  Dr. Abedallah Rababah, Chairman, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Jordan University of Science and Technology, 22110  Irbid, Jordan

E-mail: rababah@just.edu.jo

The Second Symposium on Approximation of Curves and Surfaces will be held within ICNAAM 2015 that will take place at Rodos Palace Hotel in Rhodes-Greece, September 23-29, 2015. Presentations will be for 30 minutes including questions. All papers presented at ACS 2015 will be published in AIP Proceedings (American Institute of Physics).

The symposium will be devoted to approximation  of curves and surfaces and their techniques and applications in all fields of science. All topics in Approximation Theory, Computer Aided Design, Computer Graphics, Computational Geometry, Image and Signal Processing, Modelling, Expansions, Splines, Wavelets, and all related issues and their use in solving real life problems will be covered.

Papers that address issues related to the following categories are welcomed:

 

  •  Approximation theory and Orthogonal Polynomials
  •  Computer Aided Geometric Design and the Bezier curves and surfaces
  •  Computer Graphics, Visualization, and Image Processing
  •  Approximation and Interpolation of Functions
  •  Simulation and Modelling in Science, Engineering, and Life Science
  •  Computational Geometry and CAD
  •  Splines and Wavelets (univariate and multivariate) 

5) Title: Fourth Symposium on Statistical Inference in Linear Models

Organizer: Prof Dr Francisco Carvalho, Unidade Departamental de Matemática e Física, Instituto Politécnico de Tomar, Estrada da Serra – Quinta do Contador, 2300-313 Tomar, Portugal and Centro de Matemática e Aplicações, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, 2829-516 Caparica, Portugal

E-mail: fpcarvalho@ipt.pt

Linear models play an important role in several fields of science, either in the design of the multiple experiments, or by the analysis of data necessary to uphold the decision making. This Symposium will be devoted to new developments in estimation procedures for such models and to applications with these models.
 
The topics that have been selected include
 
  • estimation,
  • prediction and testing in linear models,
  • robustness of relevant statistical methods,
  • estimation of variance components appearing in linear models,
  • generalizations to nonlinear models,
  • design and analysis of experiments, including optimality and comparison of linear experiments.
In this Symposium, contribution in these areas, including procedures, applications, computational solutions, are welcome.
 

6) Title: The Fifth Symposium on Advanced Computation and Information in Natural and Applied Sciences

Organizer: Dr. rer. nat. Claus-Peter Rückemann, Leibniz Universität Hannover and Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster (WWU) and North-German Supercomputing Alliance (HLRN), Germany

E-mail: ruckema@uni-muenster.de

This Symposium on Advanced Computation and Information in Natural and Applied Sciences focusses on architectures and methods for high end computational and numerical applications. Up to date computing and information systems (software engineering, communication, and architectures) are an undispensable tool for progress in various scientific fields.
 
We invite scientists and engineers from academia and industry using and implementing computation and information systems, High Performance Computing, Cloud Computing, and Distributed Computing for scientific research, engineering, education, and future internet applications. 
 
Authors are invited to submit original unpublished results which are not under review in any other conference or journal, to the peer review for publication and presentation, in the following, but not limited to, the following topic areas of this symposium.
 
  • Large scale and fast computation 
  • Information and computing systems 
  • Advanced software engineering and intelligent systems
  • Software engineering for high end systems and applications
  • Supercomputing, High Performance Computing (HPC), Exascale
  • High End Computing (HEC), Cloud Computing, Grid Computing, distributed systems
  • Services computing
  • Database applications
  • Data processing
  • Efficient algorithms, Parallelisation of algorithms and applications
  • Integrated frameworks for computation and information
  • Big data, large scale data storage, management, and visualisation
  • Parallel algorithms, MPI, OpenMP, shared Memory
  • Optimisation, data structures and highly performance codes
  • Programming languages, tools for parallelisation
 
  • Advanced applications and algorithms
  • Computer science, natural sciences, geosciences, planetology
  • Archaeology, geoprocessing, spatial sciences
  • Life sciences, medical applications
  • Mathematical and numerical algorithms
  • Simulation and modelling, genetic algorithms
  • Scientific data processing
  • Advanced scientific computing
  • Computation frameworks and tools
  • Methodological and practical contributions
  • Knowledge-based systems, education, e-Learning, and e-Science
  • Legal informatics, technical-legal context, science and Open Access
  • Documentation, classification (UDC), resources, and evaluation context
  • Performance measurement
  • Energy consumption and management
  • Web services and performance
  • Applications and benchmarking
 
  • Networks and systems communications
  • Future Internet broadband services and applications
  • Resources and object certification, public key infrastructures
  • Data integrity
  • Privacy and anonymity
  • Networks/systems measurement, control and management, simulation and emulation
  • Quality of Service, Data, and Context (QoS / QoD / QoC), auditing, assessment, governance
  • e-Commerce, accounting, pricing and billing
  • Use of distributed compute and storage resources
  • Energy-aware mechanisms and energy-efficient technology for operation, control, and management
  • Configuration, reuse of software components
  • Resource allocation and management
  • System and data security; Communication visualisation
 
Deadline for submitting your fully formatted 4 page paper for peer review: May 2, 2015 (final date).
 
Deadline for improved paper and sources: June 20, 2015 (final date). 
Other deadlines and relevant information can be found in section of Dates of Importance, at http://www.icnaam.org
 

7) Title: Analysis of Nonlinear Differential Equations: Theory, Methods, and Applications

Organizer: Abdon Atangana, Institute for groundwater studies, Faculty of natural and agricultural sciences, university of the Free State, 9300 Bloemfontein, South Africa

E-mail: abdonatangana@yahoo.fr

Differential equations play an important role in many disciplines related to natural, social, and life sciences. Many physical laws in natural sciences are expressed in terms of differential equations. The study of dynamical systems of ordinary differential equations is important in many disciplines including engineering, physics, economics, and biology. Many phenomena in the natural sciences (electromagnetism, Maxwell's equations), social sciences (financial markets, Black-Scholes model), and life sciences (population dynamics) are governed by partial differential equations. 
 
In this special issue, we will focus on the solution techniques and analysis of nonlinear differential equations (ordinary and partial) with applications in the natural, social, and life sciences. 
Potential topics include, but are not limited to:
 
  • Lie symmetry group methods 
  • Fractional partial differential equations with  applications
  • First integrals/conservation laws 
  • Calculus of variations and optimal control theory
  • Wave propagation
  • Stability analysis
  • Population dynamics and biological phenomena
  • Reaction diffusion equations
  • Ad hoc methods for solutions 
  • Analysis of models in economics and finance

8) Title: Mathematical Methods in Economics and Engineering

Organizers: Ludovic Dan Lemle, Department of Electrical Engineering and Industrial Informatics, Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania, Yiwen Jiang, Department of Economics Defense, Military Economics Academy of Wuhan, P.R. China, Zhonghou Guo, Department of Economics Defense, Military Economics Academy of Wuhan, P.R. China and Ana Socalici, Department of Engineering and Management, Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania

E-mail: dan.lemle@fih.upt.ro

Session brings together researchers from over the world to present new results and applications of mathematics in economics and engineering. Besides talks of some mathematicians, economists and engineers, the master students, PhD students, post-doc students or junior researchers will have opportunity to present their works.
 
The topic covered by Session includes (but is not limited to):
 
  • mathematics applied in economics
  • mathematics applied in engineering
  • numerical methods in economics
  • numerical methods in engineering
  • simulation and modeling in economics
  • simulation and modeling in engineering

9) Title: The 4th Symposium on Numerical Methods of Boundary Value Problems (BVPs): Analysis, Algorithms and Real World Applications

Organizers: Prof. Dr. Ali Sayfy, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, American University of Sharjah, Sharjah - UAE, Tel: +971-6 515 2916, Fax: +971-6 515 2950 and Prof. Dr. Suheil Khoury, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, American University of Sharjah, Sharjah - UAE, Tel: +971-6 515 2916, Fax: +971-6 515 2950

E-mail: sayfy@aus.edu, skhoury@aus.edu

The aim of this Symposium is to cover research into the analysis and trends of development of novel methods for the numerical solution of boundary value problems for ordinary and partial differential equations. The ultimate objective is to have a thorough understanding of the field by giving an in-depth analysis of the numerical methods to demonstrate the methods and the theory.  The investigation can be targeted towards a wide variety of BVPs including the ones with boundary layers, with singularities, with delay and perturbed problems. The Symposium is intended to be directed to a broad spectrum of researchers into methods and algorithms for the numerical treatment of ODEs and PDEs throughout all branches of science and engineering. 
 
BVPs are essential for modeling many physical phenomena. Emphasis will be on the implementation of numerical methods and algorithms in practice.Real world applications can include: chemical and biological phenomena; engineering such as fluid dynamics, electron magnetic, elasticity dynamics, material sciences, semiconductor analysis, plasma physics; financial industry; electronics;medicine; life sciences; etc.
 
The Symposium covers the following topics of interest for BVPs of ODEs and PDEsbut is not limited to:
 
  • Stability and convergence of numerical methods
  • Finite element methods
  • Finite difference methods
  • Spectral, collocation and related methods
  • Computational methods for boundary and interior layers problems
  • Numerical methods for the solution of perturbed and singularly perturbed differential equations
  • Computational methods for boundary value problems with singularities
  • Computational methods for boundary value problems with delay
  • Variational methods for boundary value problems
  • Numerical methods in connection with engineering and other natural sciences
  • Numerical methods in mathematical finance

10) Title: Third Mini-Symposium Physical-Chemical Gas-Dynamics: Non-Equilibrium Processes Modeling and Simulation

Organizer: Prof. Dr. Yuriy Gorbachev, Geolink Technologies LLC, St.-Petersburg, Russia. URL: http://www.geolink-technologies.com/

E-mail: yuriy.gorbachev@gmail.com

This mini-symposium aims to provide a forum for specialists in reactive gas mixtures modeling and simulation to identify and discuss challenges in, and possible solutions for, modeling of non-equilibrium processes, as well as developing the novel analytical and numerical methods for corresponding problems simulation. 
 
Specific topics include (but are not limited to):
 
  • Modeling of non-equilibrium processes in reactive gas mixtures
  • Kinetic and gas-dynamic approaches
  • Generalized Boltzmann equation
  • Boundary conditions and film growth simulation
  • Modeling of nucleation/condensation/coagulation
  • Quasi-chemical nucleation model
  • Asymptotic methods for deriving gas-dynamic equations from kinetic
  • Non-equilibrium and multiphysics
  • Novel approaches to combine different models in one problem solution
  • Challenging applications in industry and academia
  • Advanced numerical methods for solving non-equilibrium effects in reactive gas mixture problems

11) Title: Eighth Symposium on Recent Trends in the Numerical Solution of  Differential Equations

Organizers: Prof. Dr. Luigi Brugnano, Dipartimento di Matematica "U.Dini", Universita` degli Studi di Firenze, Viale Morgagni 67/A, 50134 Firenze Italy. Tel. : +39-055-4237-119, Fax. : +39-055-4237-162. http://www.math.unifi.it/~brugnano/ and Ao. Univ. Prof. Dr. Ewa B. Weinmüller, Department for Analysis and Scientific Computing, Vienna University of Technology, Wiedner Hauptstrasse 8-10/1152, A-1040 Wien, Austria. http://www.math.tuwien.ac.at/~ewa/

E-mail: luigi.brugnano@unifi.it,  e.weinmueller@tuwien.ac.at

URL address of the Symposium: http://web.math.unifi.it/users/brugnano/ICNAAM2015/

 

12) Title: Operational Research and Applications

Organizers: Prof. Dra. Fernanda A. Ferreira and Prof. Dr. Flávio Ferreira, School of Management and Industrial Studies, Polytechnic Institute of Porto, Rua D. Sancho I, 981, 4480-876 Vila do Conde, Portugal

E-mail: fernandaamelia@eseig.ipp.pt; flavioferreira@eseig.ipp.pt

The aim of the symposium is to bring together researchers with different backgrounds and interests in all aspects of Operational Research, its application in Industrial Organization, and its practice, in order to further communication, collaboration, and exchange of new ideas.
 
This symposium welcomes all researchers, academicians, practitioners, as well as students interested in any branch of operational research.
 
The topics include, but are not limited to the following:
 
  • Optimization methods,
  • Decision theory,
  • Stochastic models,
  • Simulation,
  • Game theory,
  • Queueing systems,
  • Combinatorial Optimization,
  • Cutting and Packing,
  • Data mining,
  • Optimal control,
  • Transportation,
  • Multi-objective optimization,
  • Scheduling.

13) Title: ISA2015 (virtual minisymposium), 2stInternational Symposium on Intelligent Systems and Algorithms

Organizers: Assoc.Prof. Eva Volna – Chairman, Dr. Martin Kotyrba – Vice-Chairman and Prof. Radim Farana– Vice-Chairman, University of Ostrava , Department of  Informatics and Computers, 30. dubna 22, 70103 Ostrava , Czech Republic

E-mail: eva.volna@osu.cz,martin.kotyrba@osu.cz,radim.farana@osu.cz

Intelligent systems and algorithms is a promising research field of modern computational intelligence concerned with the development of the next generation of intelligent systems and algorithms. Intelligent systems and algorithms are getting popular due to their capabilities in handling several real world complexities involving imprecision, uncertainty and vagueness. 
 
The symposium has the intention to provide a contribution to academics and practitioners. So, both fundamental and applied researches are considered relevant.
 
TOPICS
 
  • GeneticAlgorithms
  • GeneticProgramming
  • Grammatical Evolution
  • Differential Evolution
  • EvolutionaryStrategies
  • Hybrid and DistributedAlgorithms
  • FuzzyLogic, Expert Systems
  • Neural Networks
  • Multi-Agent Systems
  • Artificial Life
  • Chaos,Complexity,Fractals
  • Mathematical Optimization
  • StochasticOptimization
  • Information technology, Image Processing, Computer Vision
  • Web Ontologies, Deductions, OWL
14) Title: Recent Advances and Current Research on the Difference Equations and its Applications

Organizer: Professor Dr. Seifedine Kadry, American University of the Middle East, Kuwait. Telephone: + (965) 2225 1400 - Fax: + (965) 22251427 and Professor Dr. Abdelkhalak EL HAMI, LOFIMS Laboratory, INSA de Rouen, France

E-mail: skadry@gmail.com

Difference Equation or discrete dynamical system is a very interesting subject because they are central to the analysis of many models of dynamic programming and we can derive many complex behavior based on simple formulation.
 
The aim of this symposium is to discuss the new developments in the field of difference equations, and their applications.
 
Topics of interest include but not limited to:
 
  • Solution of the difference equation and its behavior,
  • equilibrium or critical value and stability
  • general theory of difference equations
  • random difference equations
  • iteration theory
  • bifurcation theory
  • mathematical biology
  • control theory
  • chaotic dynamics
  • complex dynamics
  • iterated function systems
  • numerical approximations
  • discretization of differential equations
  • dynamic equations on time scales
  • discrete equations and inequalities
  • discrete transformations
  • functional equations
  • orthogonal polynomials
  • stochastic processes
  • industrial mathematics
  • mathematical engineering
  • discrete models
  • applications in economics, physics and other disciplines
  • difference-differential equations
  • computational linear algebra
  • combinatorics
  • evolutionary game theory

15) Title: Computational Bio- Imaging and Visualization

Organizers: Co-organizer (Principal Organizer): João Manuel R. S. Tavares, Instituto de Engenharia Mecânica e Gestão Industrial, Faculdade de Engenharia, Universidade do Porto, Porto, Portugal, URL: www.fe.up.pt/~tavares, Phone: +351 22 508 1487, Co-organizer: R. M. Natal Jorge, IDMEC-Polo FEUP, Faculdade de Engenharia, Universidade do Porto, Porto, Portugal, Phone: +351 22 508 1720

E-mail: tavares@fe.up.pt, rnatal@fe.up.pt

Extensive research has been performed concerning the imaging and visualization of structures in several different areas of science, such as in computer sciences, engineering, mathematics, physics and medicine. In fact, the more relevant applications can be found in medicine and related sciences. These applications can have different goals, including shape reconstruction, segmentation, motion and deformation analyses, registration, simulation, assisted diagnosis and enhanced visualization.
 
The main goal of the proposed Minisymposium is to bring together researchers involved in the related topics, which includes image acquisition, image segmentation, objects tracking, objects matching, shape reconstruction, motion and deformation analysis, medical imaging, scientific visualization and software development, in order to set the major lines of development for the near future.
 
The proposed Minisymposium will embrace researchers representing research fields related to Biomechanics, Computational Vision, Computer Graphics, Computational Mechanics, Mathematics, Medical Imaging, Scientific Visualization and Statistics, endeavours to make a contribution to achieving better solutions for bio- imaging and visualization, and attempts to establish a bridge between clinicians and researchers.
 
16) Title: 3rd Symposium on Highlights in Copula Modeling

Organizer: Prof. Dr. Veronica Andrea Gonzalez-Lopez, University of Campinas, Department of Statistics, Rua Sergio Buarque de Holanda, 651. Campinas – S.P. Brazil CEP 13083-859

E-mail: veronica@ime.unicamp.br

The symposium will be devoted to the latest developments in statistical methodologies based on copula’s concepts.  Special attention will be given to recent theoretical results and to prominent applications.

 

17) Title: Symposium on Latest Advances in Inverse Problem and its Application to Science and Engineering

Organizer: Dr Jun Liu, Ames Laboratory, US DOE and Department of Physics and Astronomy, Iowa State University, USA, 50010

E-mail: junliu@ameslab.gov

The inverse problem seeks for the source given a response. It has always been an important step in numerically addressing many physical problems and in forming optimal solutions towards practical applications. However, it is a notoriously difficult problem to solve as the kernel functional is usually ill-behaviored to be accurately inverted. A better solution towards inverse models will benefit our society by lending new insights and introducing more efficient solutions to realistic world of both scientific and technical interests. This symposium focuses on a specific aspect of the cross-disciplinary inverse problem with an emphasis on the development and application of new methods towards physical science research and engineering. It aims at bringing together scholars across the world who are from different fields yet share the joint interest on tackling the inverse problem. It strives to provide a chance to exchange newest ideas and thoughts among researchers on a broad range of problems. 
 
Researchers are invited to submit original unpublished work to present them in the symposium. The topics of interest include, but not restricted to, the followings
 
  • New developments in the underlying mathematical theories and the more advanced computational methods/algorithms of inverse problem  
  • Global optimization approaches and regularization techniques related to inverse problem
  • Analytic continuation problem and spectral function estimation from different types of response functions
  • Inverse problem in experimental measurements
  • Image reconstruction for a variety of medical scanning techniques
  • Inverse scattering and partial differential equations  
18) Title: 12-th Symposium Clifford Analysis and Applications

Organizers: Prof. Dr. Klaus Guerlebeck, Bauhaus-University Weimar, Institute for Mathematics and Physics, Coudray-Str. 13 B, 99423 Weimar, Germany and Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Sproessig, Institute of Applied Analysis, Freiberg University of Mining and Technology, Prüferstr. 9, 09596 Freiberg, Germany

E-mail: klaus.guerlebeck@uni-weimar.de; sproessig@math.tu-freiberg.de

Clifford Analysis in general and Quaternionic Analysis in particular can be seen as refinement of harmonic analysis and generalization of the one-dimensional complex function theory. They play an important and increasing role in different areas of mathematics, physics, computer science and engineering. The symposium aims to reflect the state of the art in pure and applied Clifford analysis and to exchange ideas for new developments. 
 
We invite mathematicians, physicists and engineers working by means of quaternionic or Clifford analysis particularly in
 
  • Pure and applied Clifford analysis, applications in harmonic analysis
  • Partial differential equations, boundary and initial value problems
  • Physics, in particular quantum physics, general relativity theory, computational physics, crystallography and scattering, plasma physics, astrophysics
  • Practical applications in engineering sciences in general, in particular applications in classical mechanics, material science
  • Approximation theory and numerical simulations
  • Discrete function theories with applications
  • Special functions, polynomial systems
  • Conformal and quasi-conformal mappings
  • Combinatorics, number theory
  • Fourier transforms
  • Signal analysis and image processing as well as applications in numerical analysis
  • Geometric algebras and applications
to contribute to the symposium. Suggestions for further topics are welcome.
 
The local webpage is:
 
 

19) Title: Porous Media and Complex Flows: Structure and Transport

Organizers: Isabel Malico & António F. Miguel, Universidade de Évora, Escola de Ciências e Tecnologia, Physics Department, R. Romão Ramalho, 59, 7000-671 Évora, Portugal

E-mail: imbm@uevora.pt; afm@uevora.pt

Porous media are important for a vast number of research areas such as reservoir engineering, geology, chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, energy, civil engineering, biomedical engineering or materials science. This session welcomes original contributions in a wide variety of areas related to porous media and complex flow structures studies, such as mathematical modeling, numerical and experimental techniques. Emphasis will be given to manuscripts that present numerical characterizations of porous structures and their properties and to the simulation of transport phenomena in porous media or complex geometries. State-of-the-art reviews are also considered.
 
This session will provide a forum for academic and industry researchers to meet, share findings and discuss problems related to the dynamics of flows in porous media and complex geometries, and to the relationship between transport properties and structure. Therefore, we invite you to fully participate in this session and to take advantage of the opportunities that it can create for you and your research organization.
 

20) Title: Dynamics of Complex Systems & Networks: Modelling, Computational Analysis and Control

Organizer: Prof. Dr. Constantinos Siettos, School of Applied Mathematics and Physical Sciences, National Technical University of Athens, Greece, web-page: http://users.ntua.gr/ksiet and Dr. Lucia Russo, Italian National Research Council (CNR) 

E-mail: ksiet@mail.ntua.grlrusso@irc.cnr.it

The Symposium will have a strong focus on the modeling of complex systems and networks across different scales including numerical, optimization and control methods. Problems of interest include but not limited to:
 
  • Computational Materials Science
  • Computational Fluid Mechanics
  • Multiscale Numerical Methods
  • Bifurcation Analysis
  • Complex Networks and their Dynamics
  • Control and Optimization Methods for Multiscale Systems
  • Mathematical Epidemiology
  • Computational Neuroscience
  • Environmental Modelling and Risk Assesement

21) Title: Modern Methods for Solving Problems of Control and Modeling of Physical, Biological and Socio-Economic Processes

Organizer: Prof. Dr. Alexander N. Kvitko, Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Applied Mathematics and Control Processes, Saint Petersburg State University, Universitetskii prospekt 35, Peterhof, Saint-Petersburg, 198504, Russia

E-mail: alkvit46@mail.ru

The aim of the proposed Symposium is to present different research studies on solving a number of problems of practical importance including problems of creating and modeling of intelligent control systemsfor various technical objects, as well as physical, biologicaland socio-economic processes.
 
Authors are invited to submit original unpublished results which are not under review in any other conference or journal, to the peer review for publication and presentation, in the following topic areas of the symposium.
 
Topics of interest include, but not limited to:
 
  • Analytical and numerical methods for solving local and global boundary problems for nonlinear control systems of ordinary differential equations
  • Research and evaluation of attainability domains for controlled systems of ordinary differential equations
  • Terms of global and local controllability of nonlinear control systems
  • Building adaptive control for local and global boundary problems
  • Study of local and global boundary value problems on an infinite time interval and the problems of stabilization
  • Solving the control problems for distributed parameter systems
  • Solving the control problems for specific technical objects
  • Modeling of controlled physical, biological and socio-economic processes
  • Problems of optimization for control systems

22) Title: Meshless Methods in Engineering and Computer Science

Organizer: Prof. Vaclav Skala, http://www.VaclavSkala.eu, Head of the Center of Computer Graphics and Visualization, http://graphics.zcu.cz/, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Faculty of Applied Sciences, University of West Bohemia, Plzen [Pilsen], Czech Republic

E-mail: Submission to: skala@kiv.zcu.cz  subject: ICNAAM 2015

Standard computational methods across many application fields require tessellation in 2D or 3D using triangular or tetrahedral meshes. Tessellation itself is computationally expensive especially in higher dimensions and result of computation is again discrete and physical phenomena are not smoothly interpolated. Meshless methods are scalable for higher dimensions and offer smooth final representation. Meshless methods lead to a solution of system of linear equations, in general. The applicability of meshless methods can be found in several areas. 
The workshop is intended to exploration of theoretical foundations and applicability of meshless methods,
 
Main topics (but not limited to):
 
  • Meshless methods in computer graphics, vizualization and computer vision
  • Meshless methods in engineering problems
  • Meshless methods - theory and practice
  • Meshless interpolation and approximation of large data sets
  • Radial Basis Functions (RBF) in computer graphics, visualization, image processing and computer vision
  • Meshless methods and projective space

23) Title: Impulsive Effect for Fractional Differential Systems

Organizer: Dr. Xianmin Zhang, College of Electronic Engineering, Jiujiang University, Jiujiang, Jiangxi 332005, China

E-mail: z6x2m@126.com, z6x2m@sohu.com

Fractional differential equations are excellent tools in the modeling of many phenomena in various fields of science and engineering, especially, to describe of hereditary properties of various materials and processes.
 
Recently, for impulsive fractional differential equations, the general solution is found which show some results are unfit. Therefore, some theories need be rebuilt for impulsive fractional differential equations.
 
Our session will illustrate potential of the following methods and other relevant topics: theory of impulsive fractional (partial) differential equations, numerical methods for fractional (partial) differential equations with/without impulse, impulsive control for fractional (partial) differential equations, stability analysis, Ad hoc methods for solutions.
 
We encourage scientists to submit contributions related to the application of these theories in the natural, social, and life sciences.

 

24) Title: Numerical Methods and Fundamental Research on Renewable Energy Conversion

Organizer: Abel Rouboa, University of Trás-os-Montes e ALto Douro, Science and Technology School, Engineering Department, 5001-801, Vila Real, Portugal, Tel : 00(351)259 350 356, Fax : 00(351)259 350 356

E-mail: rouboa@utad.pt

The Symposium will provides a venue for a diverse population to join together in a non-partisan multi-disciplinary conversation and learning experience on Applied Mathematics in sustainability and renewable energy. The attendees will be range from students to highly professionals, all interested in the future of renewable energy. Our symposium covers various subjects: from new numerical methods and fundamental research until engineering applications to energy production and conversion. This annual meeting is a part of the International Conference of Numerical Analysis and Applied Mathematics (ICNAAM) and thus it is organized together with many other symposia on numerical analysis: this also offers a wider audience since ICNAAM is perhaps one of the biggest events in the field of the numerical analysis involving hundreds of scientist from the whole world.
 
Topics within the scope of the symposium include the following areas, but not limited to :
 
  • Renewable Energy Conversion (REC), Biomass, Biofuel, Hydrogen & Fuel Cells, Energy Storage.
  • Computational Methods for REC,
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics,
  • Heat and mass Transfer,
  • Combustion,
  • Gasification.
25) Title: Statistical Distributions (this Symposium was merged with Symposium #34. Please send your papers to the Symposium's Organizers of Symposium #34)

Organizer: Prof. Dr. Wolf-Dieter Richter, Institute of Mathematics, University of Rostock, Germany

E-mail: wolf-dieter.richter@uni-rostock.de

The Symposium is aimed to deal with a broad range of  theoretical and applied questions occuring in statistical practice and concerning univariate and multivariate probability laws.  Estimating and testing includes location, scale, density generator and contour set. Contributions to  the following topics are of particular interest:
 
  • Symmetric  distributions
  • Skewed distributions
  • Directional distributions
  • Limit distributions
  • Methods for constructing distributions 
  • Estimating and testing 
  • Simulating distributions
  • Asymptotic analysis of distributions

26) Title: Initial Boundary Value Problems (IBVP) and Its Applications

Organizer: Dr. Şerife Faydaoğlu, Dokuz Eylul University, Izmir, Turkey

E-mail: serife.faydaoglu@deu.edu.tr

The goal of the ICNAAM 2015 Symposium is to devote all aspects of numerical and analytical solutions of initial boundary value problems for ordinary and partial differential equations. Applications in different fields of physics, mechanics, engineering will be discussed.
 
Topics of the Symposium include:
 
  • Differential equations and applications 
  • Analysis 
  • Fourier series expansion method  (the method of seperation of variables)
  • Technique of the spectral theory for solving
  • Heat diffusion equation
  • Vibration equation
  • Wave equation
  • Applications to physics, mechanics, engineering, economics problems, and etc.
  • Numerical methods
  • Computational Mathematics
  • Mathematical physics

27) Title: Graphs

Organizer: Dr Vojislav Petrovic, Department of Mathematics and Informatics, University of Novi Sad, Novi Sad, Serbia

E-mail: vojpet@gmail.com

The symposium welcomes all researchers, as well as students, involved in Graph Theory. 
 
The topics of interest include, but not restricted to, the following:
 
  • scores in graphs and digraphs
  • Eulerian and Hamiltonian graphs and digraphs
  • planar graphs
  • graph factors and decompositions
  • graph colorings
  • extremal graphs
  • graph spectra
  • tournaments and hypertournaments
  • graph algorithms

28) Title: Analysis, Optimization and Management of Flow Networks

Organizer: Prof. Michael Todinov, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Mathematical Sciences, Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, Wheatley, OX33 1HX

E-mail: mtodinov@brookes.ac.uk

The potential application of methods for analysis, optimisation and management of networks reaches across many diverse fields. Methods for determining the reliability and availability of networks for example, have already become important analytical tools in many industries.
 
The demand for optimal management of large and complex networks in real time is increasing because of the improved quality of service of real networks and reduced disruption caused by failures, overloading and congestion. There is also increased demand for optimal network topologies characterised by a superior throughput reliability and availability, resistance to congestionand overloading.
 
Gaps and critical problems in the theory of networks also need to be addressed. For example, real flow networks exhibit with a very large probability highly undesirable closed parasitic flow loops, associated with wastage of energy and increased levels of congestion. Parasitic flow loops in networks remained unnoticed for a very long time. Ironically, despite the years of intensive research on static flow networks, closed parasitic flow loops appear in the solutionsof all classical algorithms for maximising the throughput flow in networks.
 
This mini-symposium will provide aforum for discussing methods and algorithms for analysis, optimisation and management ofstatic networks, stochastic networks, repairable networks, networks with disturbed flows and reliability networks. The mini-symposium will also provide a forum for presenting and discussing methods for quantifying the uncertainty in the networks performance.
Important topics of the mini-symposium will be the application aspects of the discussed methods, related to:
 
  • Transportation networks;
  • Supply chain networks;
  • Social support networks and flows of services;
  • Production networks;
  • Manufacturing networks
  • Computer networks;
  • Electrical distribution networks;
  • Reliability networks of complex systems.

29) Title: Fractional Differentiation with Applications

Organizers: Dumitru Baleanu, Department of Mathematics and Computer Sciences, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Cankaya University, TR-06530 Ankara, Turkey and Xiao-Jun Yang, Department of Mathematics and Mechanics, China University of Mining and Technology, Xuzhou, Jiangsu 221008, China

E-mail: dumitru@cankaya.edu.tr; dyangxiaojun@163.com

The theory and applications of fractional differential equations (FDEs) are gaining more important applications in dynamics of most complex systems of the real world phenomena. Especially, the differentiable arising in science and engineering were modeled by the fractional differential equations (nonlocal FDEs). On the other hand, the non-differentiable problems were solved by using the local fractional differential equations (local FDEs). Thus, advanced computational methods are of important interest for (nonlocal and local) fractional differential equations.
 
This special issue is to highlight the latest advanced analytical and numerical techniques. The aim is to establish an international forum where to present newest coverage of the advanced computational methods for fractional differential equations (FDEs).  
 
Potential topics include, but are not limited to:
 
  • Mathematical models for fractional order differential equations arising in mathematical physics 
  • Approximate and analytical solutions for fractional order differential equations   
  • Numerical and asymptotical solutions for fractional order differential equations  
  • Fractional integral transforms of operator with applications to fractional differential equations 
  • Computational methods in fractional differential equations 
  • Computational problems in fractal theory, fractal sets, unsmooth functions
  • Analysis with local fractional operators and other applications 
  • Real word application of fractional differential equations from science and engineering 

30) Title: Engineering Problems of Plasticity

Organizer: Professor, Dr. Rostislav I. Nepershin, Member of Russian National Committee of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, Moscow State Technological University “STANKIN”,  Department of  the Plastic  Deformation Systems.  1, Vadkovsky per., Moscow,  127994,  Russia, Tel: 8 (499) 973 30 76; 8 (926) 899 6525; Fax 8 (499) 973 38 85

E-mail: nepershin_ri@rambler.ru

Object of Symposium Engineering Problems of Plasticity (EPP) is discussion of modern developments in mathematical analysis, numerical solutions and computer simulation of important engineering and technology problems induced by large plastic deformation of solids and structures. 
 
Scope of the EPP Symposium is as follows, but not limited:
 
  1. mathematical models of engineering problems of plasticity,
  2. numerical analysis and algorithms for non-linear plasticity problems,
  3. limit plastic loads of beams, plates and shells,
  4. plastic buckling and collapse of thin-walled structures.   
  5. computer simulation of metal forming processes,
  6. plastic fracture of solids and structures,
  7. low cycle fatigue induced by plastic strain accumulation,
  8. surface plastic deformation and residual stresses,
  9. micro and macro scales of plasticity.

31) Title: Workshop on Numerical and Symbolic Computation in Computer Vision and Data Management

Organizers: a) Main Chair: Prof. Ryszard Kozera, Faculty of Applied Informatics and Mathematics, Warsaw University of Life Sciences – SGGW, Nowoursynowska str. 159, 02-776 Warsaw, Poland, also adjunct Associate Prof. , School of Computer Science and Software Engineering, The University of Western Australia, 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley, 6009, Perth, Australia.   b) Co-Chair: Prof. Władysław Homenda,  Faculty of Mathematics and Information Sciences, Warsaw University of Technology, Plac Politechniki 1,  00-661 Warsaw, Poland. c) Agnieszka Szczęsna: (Silesian University of Technology,  Institute of Informatics, Gliwice, Poland, d) Andrzej Śluzek, Khalifa University of Science, Technology & Research (KUSTAR), School of Electrical & Computer Engineering, Abu Dhabi, UAE.

E-mail: ryszard.kozera@gmail.com, homenda@mini.pw.edu.plagnieszka.szczesna@polsl.plandrzej.sluzek@kustar.ac.ae

  • Goals/motivation: numerical and symbolic computation plays a vital interdisciplinary role in different disciplines like applied mathematics and information systems, computer science, physics, biology, medicine, economy and engineering. This symposium is designed to exercise such multidisciplinary nature of numerical and symbolic computation with the emphasis on computer vision and data management. 
  • Topics of importance: high accuracy measurements of geometrical properties like trajectory and shape recovery, human gait and motion restoration, facial expression description, intelligent video analysis, image processing and biometrics  and other missing information are vital to the analysis of the hidden structure not fully transparent from various noisy or noiseless data.  The asymptotic behaviour of the proposed algorithms/schemes (e.g. interpolation, approximation or modelling via dynamical and PDEs systems) are   also important aspects which will be examined in this symposium. Symbolic aspects of computation involved will be considered at different levels of generality of syntactic and semantic data structuring integrated within the frames of granular computing paradigm. Not limited to the mentioned above topics, other papers on numeric, applied mathematics and information systems are welcome. In particular, the latter includes multidimensional analysis, computation in dynamical systems and modelling of risk in banking and insurance.
  • Symposium format: it is intended to consist of oral sessions run during 1-2 day(s) in September 23rd-29th of 2015. The speakers will deliver the talks and possible software presentation in 20-30 minutes time intervals. One/two invited speaker(s) will open/close the this symposium. Each co-chair will present at least one paper. If the number of papers is large then some papers may be re-allocated to the poster session (if agreed with ICNAAM organizers).

URL address of the Sympsium:http://icnaam.cem.sggw.pl

32) Title: Virtual Symposium on Integral Equations and Stochastic Equations with Basis Functions and Operational Matrices

Organizer: Dr. Mostafa Nouri, Ph.D. in Numerical Analysis, Assistant Professor at the Islamic Azad University, Tehran-South Branch, Tehran, Iran.

E-mail: m.noori@kiau.ac.ir, mstf3200@yahoo.com

Integral and stochastic differential equations are excellent tools in the modeling of many phenomena in various fields of science and engineering, especially, to describe of hereditary properties of various materials and processes, therefore numerical methods are used to obtain their approximate solutions. Basic functions and operational matrices are useful reducing to a linear system. 
 
In this symposium we represent new numerical methods with operational matrices for solving linear and nonlinear integral equations.
 
Topics of interest include, but not limited to:
 
  • Computational Mathematics.
  • Numerical approximations.
  • Computational methods for Integral equations with singularities. 
  • Computational methods for Stochastic differential and integral equations. 
  • Computational methods for boundary value problems.
  • Numerical methods in connection with engineering and other natural sciences.
  • Numerical methods in mathematical finance. 
  • Wavelets and other basis functions.
  • Integro-differential equations. 
  • Fractional differential equations. 
  • Fractional integro-differential equations. 
  • System of integral equations. 
  • System of  integro-differential equations. 
  • System of fractional differential equations. 

33) Title: Numerical Analysis of Heat Transfer in Porous Medium

Organizer: Dr IRFAN ANJUM MAGAMI, Associate Professor, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, 50603, Malaysia, Ph: +6-0379674463

E-mail: Irfan_magami@Rediffmail.com, Irfan@um.edu.my

Heat Transfer in Porous Medium is an important area of research for scientists and engineers alike, covering many interdisciplinary fields across vast number of applications such as geothermal heat extractions, nuclear reactor waste disposal, heat exchangers, electronic components, solar energy storage technology, exothermic reactions in packed bed reactors, storage of grains, food processing, and the spread of pollutants to name but few. This symposium should help researchers to showcase their advances in the area of heat transfer in porous medium.
 
The topics covered can be broadly classified under following categories 
 
  • Numerical analysis of heat transfer in porous medium covering fundamentals as well as various coupled phenomenon and applications
  • Advances in mathematical modeling of heat transfer in porous medium

34) Title: 5th Symposium on Distribution Theory, Estimation and Inference (Merged Symposium from Symposia #34 and #25)

Organizers: Prof. Dr. Carlos A. Coelho1,  Prof. Dr. Filipe J. Marques1 and Prof. Dr. Wolf-Dieter Richter2

1 Mathematics Department and Center for Mathematics and its Applications, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
2 Institute of Mathematics, University of Rostock, Germany
 

E-mail: cmac@fct.unl.pt, fjm@fct.unl.pt, wolf-dieter.richter@uni-rostock.de

The Symposium is aimed to deal with a broad range of  theoretical and applied questions occurring in statistical practice and concerning Distribution Theory, Estimation, and Inference, which may be considered as the three main cornerstones or building blocks of statistics. Others would say they rather intertwine themselves to make the essence of Statistics. Indeed, in one way or another they are ubiquitous in any research in statistics, either theoretical or applied.
 
They have always been essential parts of the fundamental bases of all aspects associated with statistical studies. In many inferential processes, new and important results on the exact, asymptotic, or near-exact distributions of the associated test statistics and parameter estimators have been applied with considerable success in multivariate analysis; linear, nonlinear, and mixed models; order statistics; and extreme value theory. Also, recent results in estimation, combined with other new results in distribution theory and inference, have made major contributions to a broad spectrum of statistical techniques.  (in Preface of the Special Issue of Journal of Statistical Theory and Practice on ‘Distribution Theory, Estimation and Inference’, Vol. 9, Issue 1, 2015.)
 
This Symposium will cover topics on Univariate and Multivariate Analysis, Linear and Nonlinear Models, Order Statistics and Extreme Value Theory, which are key areas where works on the study of the exact, asymptotic or near-exact distributions of the associated test statistics and parameter estimators, as well as all aspects related with Estimation and Inference (as, e.g. contour sets and generating functions), are fields of major importance.
 
Topics on Distribution Theory may cover areas as:
 
  • Symmetric distributions
  • Skewed distributions
  • Directional distributions
  • Limit distributions
  • Methods for constructing distributions
  • Simulation of distributions
  • Asymptotic  analysis of distributions
  • Estimation and Testing related issues

 

35) Title: Recent Advances in Numerical Modeling of Fracture and Damage mechanics

Organizers: M.A. Hariri-Ardebili, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Colorado, Boulder, USA (Specialist in fracture mechanics of concrete structures) and R. Behrou, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Colorado, Boulder, USA (Specialist in mutli-scale and XFEM analyses

E-mail: Mohammad.HaririArdebili@Colorado.EDU; reza.behrou@colorado.edu

This symposium is intended to provide a forum for all the researchers and technologists from the academic and industrial sectors to share and discuss about recent findings in the field of numerical modeling of fracture and damage mechanics. Areas of particular interest include:
 
1) Theory:
  • Computational Methods in Fracture and Damage Mechanics
  • FEM- and XFEM-basedFracture and Damage Mechanics
  • FatigueCrack Growth
  • Stress-Corrosion Crack Growth
  • Creep
  • Inelasticity andPlasticity Problems
  • Frictionless and Frictional Cohesive Crack Propagation
  • Dynamic Crack Propagation
 
2) Methodology:
  • Failure analysis
  • Risk analysis
  • Probabilistic fracture mechanics
  • Repair technique
 
3) Application:
  • Composite materials
  • Concrete (and masonry) structures
  • Fracture of coupled systems
  • Fracture in micro structures
36) Title: Mathematical Modeling and Control of Deteriorating Systems Subject to Condition Monitoring

Organizer: Prof. Viliam Makis, University of Toronto

E-mail: makis@mie.utoronto.ca

Real systems such as power plants, production, communication and distribution systems are subject to deterioration and random failure, which can have significant impact on safety, product or service quality, and on the operating cost. Due to the recent advancements in automated data collection, computer technology and information system development, condition monitoring systems have been widely implemented which provide useful information about the actual operating state, which is unknown. Such data can be obtained without interrupting system operation, but this data generally carries only partial information about the system state. The objective of this session is to invite papers dealing with the mathematical modeling and control of such systems with the focus on the development of the optimal control policies as well as the statistical methods used for model fitting and residual life estimation based on the data obtained from condition monitoring. 

 

37) Title: 3rd Symposium on Application of Fuzzy Logic and Neural Networks in Construction Management

Organizers: prof. Edyta Plebankiewicz, The Head of Institute of Construction and Transportation Engineering & Management, Cracow University of Technology, Warszawska 24, 31-155 Cracow, Poland and prof. Dariusz Skorupka, Dean of Management Faculty, The General Tadeusz Kosciuszko, Land Forces Military Academy, ul. Czajkowskiego 109, 51-150 Wrocław, Poland, 48 500-058-772, 48 771-658-262

E-mail: eplebank@izwbit.pk.edu.pl; d.skorupka@wso.wroc.pl

This Symposium focuses on methods for decision-making to solve construction management problems with the use of fuzzy logic and neural networks.
 
The list of topics includes, but is not limited to, the following:
 
  • fuzzy logic and neural network methodology for construction contractors prequalification
  • fuzzy logic and neural network methodology for supplier/subcontractors selection
  • construction project risk assessment using fuzzy logic
  • using fuzzy logic for auditing quality management systems in construction
  • the comparison of construction works and firms using fuzzy logic and neutral network
  • fuzzy logic for evaluating alternative construction technology
  • fuzzy logic in cost calculation of construction projects
  • fuzzy based models for construction time: cost trade-off
  • using fuzzy mathematical models for determining construction  schedules
  • using fuzzy mathematical models for construction project monitoring and control
  • decision processes in bidding procedures with the use of the fuzzy sets theory and neutral network
  • using fuzzy mathematical models for construction project monitoring and control 

38) Title: Modern Numerical Methods in Quantum Physics, Chemistry and Materials Science

Organizer: Adam J. Zakrzewski, Institute of Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Al. Lotnikow 32/46 02-668 Warsaw, Poland and Department of Mathematics and Natural Sciences College of Sciences, Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski University, ul.  Dewajtis 5, 01-815 Warsaw, Poland

E-mail: zakrz@ifpan.edu.pl

The Symposium will cover recent developments in the field of new algorithms and methods used in physics, chemistry and material science and it will be focused on the following topics:
 
  1. Multiple precision arithmetic in scientific calculations
  2. Real and complex eigenvalue problem: regular, structured and generalized. Diagonalization of the large matrices: accuracy, numerical stability and speed
  3. Quantum information and quantum computing
  4. Modeling of heterostructures with finite element method
  5. Recent advances in density functional theory
  6. Variational calculations and nonlinear optimization of nonlinear parameters
  7. Comparative studies of algorithms for solving one-dimensional Schrödinger equation.

39) Title: Sampling for Decision Making

Organizer: Dr Ray Correll, Associate Professor, University of South Australia and Director of the statistical consultancy Rho Environmetrics and Professor Jennifer Brown, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Canterbury, Private Bag 4800, Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND, Phone: +64-3-364-2696, Fax: +64-3-364-2587

E-mail: rho.environmetrics@bigpond.com and j.brown@math.canterbury.ac.nz

The introductory session will consider the types of decisions that are made based on sampling, and conversely the need for obtaining sound data, typically from sampling, that is used for decision making. We expect this to be an interactive session where sampling problems from the participants will be raised. A common theme running through all the talks is that the purpose of the sampling scheme needs to be carefully defined before it can be designed.
 
Often being able to define a problem is a good first step in its solution.  Defining the population to be sampled may seem simple, but in practice this is not always the case.  A simple case in point is sampling a river – this sounds like a straight forward problems but it is surprisingly difficult to formalise. Another case is defining the population when sampling soil – does soil include stones?
 
Aspects of this part of sampling will be explored.  A key component of the course is decision making.  The criteria for decision making need to be defined in advance so that objective and defendable decision can be made on the basis of the data to be collected. Guidance will be given on how to formulate suitable decision rules.
 
There are many types of sampling schemes that can be use.  A brief review of sampling schemes will be given and their relative merits discussed. This session will include remarks about the assumptions that are often used when inferences from the samples are made. Monitoring of a system includes a temporal component, and this brings with it other challenges.
 
Commonly samples are collected and then processed. The processing commonly involves some laboratory procedures, which are often assumed to be accurate. Sadly this is not always the case. A talk based on actual experiences will be devoted to errors that can occur in chemical processing, how these errors can be identified and rectified. Examples will be taken from recent experiences in Australia and Sweden where laboratory variation threatened the value of the project.
 
Common issues concerning sampling are how data are collected and biases that arise in their collection. A common problem with soil sampling is using a spade rather than an auger or corer. Examples will also be given where precise but biased answers have been obtained in field surveys that have involved questioning people.  There will also be a brief talk on determining how many samples need to be taken, and why classical formulae may not be applicable.
 
Other issues to be covered will include data handing, data display and tips on how to increase the precision of a sampling scheme.
 
Adaptive sampling will be also included.
 

41) Title: Numerical Methods for Solving Boundary Value Problems with Application to Science and Engineering

Organizer: Dr. Manoj Kumar, Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics, Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology Allahabad-India

E-mail: manoj@mnnit.ac.in

Many problems in science and engineering are reduced to a set of boundary value problems through a process of mathematical modeling such as problems in physics, chemistry, biology, mathematics etc. Sometimes it is possible to find an exact solution of a boundary value problem as a combination of elementary functions or as a trigonometric functions or power series. However, this classical mathematical approach for solving boundary value problems only works on a relatively small class of problems. In more realistic models, solutions of boundary value problems cannot be found explicitly in terms of known functions, and the alternative is to determine an approximate solution for given data through numerical computations. Due to this reason, different numerical methods have been developed in the literature for the solution of boundary value problems that includes Finite difference method, Finite element method, Finite volume method, Boundary element method and Spline methods etc. This mini-symposium aims, to present the new development of computational methods for solving boundary value problems.
 

42) Title: Dynamical Networks with Complex Links

Organizer: Prof. Vladimir Nekorkin, Head of Department of Nonlinear Dynamics, Institute of Applied Physics of the Russian Academy of Sciences, 603950, 46 Uljanova str, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia

E-mail: vnekorkin@neuron.appl.sci-nnov.rurodos.net.2015@gmail.com 

In many dynamical networks of various nature links between the nodes demonstrate complexity of different types. The aspects of this complexity include nonlinearity of the connections, variability of their strength, dynamical nature of coupling, coupling delays, nontrivial topology of connections, etc. The study of influence of these features on the network dynamics is an important and actual task of applied mathematics. In the symposium “Dynamical networks with complex links” we plan to bring together specialists from various areas facing the problems of complex links in the networks in their study.

 

43) Title: The Second Symposium on Applied Problems in Probability Theory and Mathematical Statistics Related to Modeling of Information Systems" (APPT+MS)

Organizer: Alexander Zeifman, Vologda State University, Institute of Informatics Problems of Russian Academy of Sciences, Institute of Socio-Economic Development of Territories of Russian Academy of Sciences.

E-mail: a_zeifman@mail.ru

The main topics of the Symposium “APPT + MS” will be as follows:
  • Probability theory in the modeling of information systems
  • Stochastic processes in the modeling of information systems
  • Mathematical statistics in the modeling of information systems
  • Queuing theory
  • Discrete probabilistic models
  • Models of information security
  • Modern Tasks of Teletraffic Theory
44) Title: Theoretical and Applied Challenges of Dynamical Systems

Organizer: Carla M.A. Pinto, School of Engineering, Polytechnic of Porto, and Center for Mathematics of the University of Porto, Rua Dr António Bernardino de Almeida, 431 - 4200-072 - Porto - Portugal

E-mail: cpinto@fc.up.pt

Dynamical systems have been applied to model a variety of systems in epidemiology, Robotics, and most of the engineering branches. 
 
In this symposia, we focus on the use of the dynamical systems theory to address any related problems in real life. We give special focus to issues such as stability, bifurcations, (deterministic) chaos, integrable/Hamiltonian systems, and asymptotic analysis.
 
The organizer aims to provide a venue where researchers, scientists, engineers and practitioners throughout the world can present and discuss the latest achievements, future challenges and exciting new dynamical systems models that will improve future understanding of our reality.

 

45) Title: Offshore Technology and Sustained Reliability

Organizer: Dr. Ping Lu, Researcher at Corporate Offshore Technology, American Bureau of Shipping, United States.

E-mail: pilu@eagle.org

With the necessity to ensure that floating structures meet challenging operational demands, hydrodynamics analysis is vital to the offshore, marine and renewable energy industries.
 
The overall aim of the symposium is to provide a forum for participants from around the world to review, discuss and present the latest developments in the broad discipline of hydrodynamics and fluid mechanics.
 
The scope of the symposium will be broad, covering all the aspects of theoretical and applied hydrodynamics. Specific topics include, but are not limited to:
 
  • Linear and non-linear waves and current
  • Ship hydrodynamics resistance, propulsion, powering, seakeeping, manoeuvrability, slamming, sloshing, impact, green water
  • Mooring system and integrity
  • Life extension 
  • Hydrodynamics in ocean, coastal and estuary engineering
  • Fluid-structural interactions and hydroelasticity
  • Hydrodynamics in hydraulic engineering
  • Industrial fluid dynamics
  • Computational fluid dynamics
  • Ocean and atmosphere dynamics
  • Environmental hydrodynamics
  • Advanced experimental techniques
  • Multiphase flow
  • Semisubmersibles and FPSOs

46) Title: Numerical Modelling of Phase Change and Multiphase Flows

Organizer: Dr. Jayakumar J. S., Professor, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Amrita School of Engineering, Amritapuri, Vallikkavu, Clappana P.O., Kollam Dist, Kerala. INDIA. 690 525. Tel: +91-476-280-2515 (O), Tel:  +91-859-289-9289 (M)

E-mail: jsjayan@am.amrita.edu

Research of multiphase flows is essential for understanding of various natural phenomena andproper design for several engineering problems.  Multiphase flows and heat transfer are important in the fields of power, chemical process, cryogenic, space, nuclear, bio-medical etc.  
 
Modelling of heat transfer with phase change (both boiling and condensation) is needed to analyse steady state and transient behaviour of heat pipes, which are very commonly used these days.Many industrial processed require reliable estimation of interactions between the phases.  Modelling of combustion of fuel droplets in internalcombustion engines is the need of the hour to increase the fuel efficiency and to reduce the engine emissions.
 
The successful design of equipment and processes that involvemultiphase flows crucially depends on accurately predicting theinteractions (mechanical, thermal and chemical) between thephases.  The researchers have come up with different mathematical models of varying complexities, from homogenous equilibrium model to seven-equationmodel with two velocities and two pressures, to predict the behaviour of multiphase flows.  Boiling and condensation are key processes in the extractionof energy from solar, fossil and nuclear fuels because large amounts of energy can be stored in the formof latent heat.
 
The physicalmechanisms underlying multiphase flows and heat transfer as well as theinterplay ofthese mechanisms are very complex.The main objective of this symposium is to bring together developers and users of different numerical approaches and codes.  This will facilitate them to share their experience in the development and validation of the algorithms and the difficulties and limitations of the different methods.
 
Topics that will be covered in the conference, but not limited to:
 
  • Interface Tracking
  • Turbulence in multiphase flows
  • Direct numerical simulations of flows with phase change
  • Interfacial momentum, heat and mass transfer modelling
  • Segregated and dispersed multiphase flow models
  • Interface tracking models
  • Multiphase Reactions
  • Discrete and continuous phase models
  • Flow Pattern Classification
  • Instabilities in multiphase flows
  • Steady state and transient operation of heat pipes
  • Fixed and variable conductance heat pipes
  • Multiphase mass transfer
  • Boiling and condensation
  • Cavitation
  • Numerical methods for prediction of multiphase flows, heat transfer and phase change
  • Application of CFD codes to multiphase systems

47) Title: Methods of Nonlinear Mathematical Physics

Organizer: PhD, Sc. Dr., Professor Nikolay A. Kudryashov, National Research Nuclear University MEPhI (Moscow Engineering Physics Institute), Moscow, Russian Federation.

E-mail: nakudr@gmail.com

This Symposium on Methods of Nonlinear Mathematical Physics focuses on analytical methods for investigation of both nonlinear partial and ordinary differential equations including certain mathematical models. We invite scientists developing and applying methods of nonlinear mathematical physics. 
 
Topics of interest include, but not limited to:
 
  • analytical solutions of nonlinear differential equations;
  • integrable systems;
  • Painleve analysis and Painleve equations;
  • delay differential equations;
  • special solutions of nonlinear differential equations;
  • nonlinear special polynomials;
  • symmetries of nonlinear differential equations;
  • mathematical modeling and mathematical models;
  • point vortex theory.

48) Title: SCLIT 2015: 5th Symposium on Computer Languages, Implementations and Tools

URL: http://perun.pmf.uns.ac.rs/sclit

Organizer: Zoran Budimac, Department for Mathematics and Informatics, Faculty of Science, University of Novi Sad

E-mail: sclit@dmi.uns.ac.rs

Research on programming languages is among the core and ‘classic’ disciplines of computer science. Today the term computer languages usually encompass not only programming languages but also all sorts of artificial languages for different purposes whose ‘sentences’ can be processed by a computer.
 
The aim of the symposium is to provide a forum for the dissemination of research accomplishments in areas that include all aspects of computer languages, their implementations, and related tools.
 
The list of topics includes, but is not limited to the following:
 
  • Languages: theoretical aspects, programming languages of all paradigms, script languages, modeling languages, domain specific languages, graphical languages, markup languages, specification languages, transformation languages, formal languages …
  • Implementations: theoretical aspects, compilers, interpreters, transformation systems, intermediate representations …
  • Tools: theoretical aspects, software metrics, static analyzers …
49) Title: Advances in Analytical, Analytical Approximate and Asymptotic Analysis of Sturm-Liouville Problems and Their Applications in Mathematics, Mechanics and Engineering

Organizers: Prof. Dr. Safa Bozkurt Coskun, Civil Engineering Dept.,Engineering Faculty, Kocaeli Üniversity, Umuttepe Campus, Kocaeli/ TURKEY, Assist. Prof. Dr. Mehmet Tarik ATAY, Mechanical Engineering Dept.,Engineering Faculty, Abdullah Gul Üniversity, Sumer Campus, Kayseri/ TURKEY, Assist. Prof. Dr. Hakan Erdoğan, Civil Engineering Dept.,Engineering Faculty, Kocaeli Üniversity, Umuttepe Campus, Kocaeli/ TURKEY

E-mail: ataymt@yahoo.com

The primary focus of this sysposium  will be on the analytical,analytical approximate and asymptotic techniques for the solution of Sturm-Liouville problems of Differential Equations which have potential value for researchers of Appliedand Computational Mathematics, Engineering, Applied and Computational. 
 
 
In general, Sturm-Liouville problems in fluence a wide area of research and application. The solution methods have been increasing  in so many of applications, such as, Vibration Analysis , Stability Analysis, Strength and Elasticity,  Fluid Mechanics and Hydraulics, Heat Transfer, and so on.
 
We invite researchers to submit their original research articles as well as review articles that will enhance the applications of iterative methods to ODE's and PDE’s of Engineering, Computational Mechanics/Mathematics. A special attention will be given to research results obtained within the last five years. 
 
Potential topics include, but are not limited to:
 
  • Applied and Computational Mechanics
  • Applied and Computational Mathematics
  • Vibration Analysis
  • Stability Analysis
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Heat Transfer
  • Elasticity
  • Electromagnetics
  • TrafficFlow

50) Title: Computational Dynamics of Mechanical Systems (Macro/Micro/Nano/Bio Systems) 

Organizer: Dr Mergen H. Ghayesh, Assistant Professor, School of Mechanical, Materials & Mechatronic Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences, University of Wollongong NSW 2522, AUSTRALIA, Room 8-109, T + 61 2 4221 80272

E-mail: mergen@uow.edu.au

This symposium focuses on recent advances in Computational Dynamics of Mechanical Systems, involving macro, micro, nano, and bio systems, with the aim of providing an international forum for researchers to present, discuss, and exchange their latest developments in theoretical and numerical approaches in the field.
 
We welcome extended abstracts and full papers submissions on the following topics:
 
  • Analytical and numerical modelling
  • Machine dynamics and mechanisms
  • Dynamics of discrete and continuous systems
  • Dynamics of micro/nano-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS/NEMS)
  • Dynamics of multi-body systems
  • Dynamics of beams, plates, and shells
  • Nonlinear dynamics of machine elements
  • Dynamics of biological systems
  • Dynamical analysis of energy harvesters
  • Flow-induced dynamics
  • Random and time-periodic dynamical systems
  • Global, complex, and chaotic dynamics
  • Contact dynamics in mechanical systems
Please let us know as soon as possible about your intention to participate in the Symposium Computational Dynamics of Mechanical Systems by contacting the symposium organizer: Mergen H. Ghayesh (mergen@uow.edu.au)
 

51) Title: International Symposium Celestial Mechanics and Astrodynamics

Organizer: Dr. Avdhesh Kumar, Associate Professor in Mathematics and Dr. Mohinder Pal,Professor in Physics, RIMT Institute of Engineering & Technology affiliated to Panjab Technical University,  Punjab (INDIA)

E-mail: avdheshsahani@yahoo.com & mohinderpal77@gmail.com

Celestial mechanics is the branch of astronomy that is concerned with the motions of celestial objects—in particular, the objects that make up the Solar System. The main aim of celestial mechanics is to reconcile these motions with the predictions of Newtonian mechanics. Modern analytic celestial mechanics started in 1687 with the publication of the Principia by Isaac Newton (1643–1727).These problems include the figure of the Earth, the tidal interaction between the Earth and the Moon, the free and forced precession. The nutation of the Earth, the three-body problem, the orbit of the Moon, and the effect of interplanetary gravitational interactions on planetary orbits, that offers a wide-ranging coverage of celestial mechanics and related fields. It also covers the mathematical, physical and computational aspects of planetary theory, lunar theory and more
 
The topic covered by Session includes (but is not limited to):
 
  • Orbit theory
  • Mission and trajectory design
  • Tracking and orbit determination
  • Satellites, Minor Planets, Comets, and Meteors 
  • Solar System and Sun-Earth Interactions
  • Stars, Exoplanets and Stellar Systems
  • Stellar and Galactic Dynamics
  • Satellite Constellation Dynamics and Control
  • Orbit and Attitude Dynamics
  • Systems for Astronomy and Astrodynamics

52) Title: The 3rd Symposium on Computational and Analytical Techniques for Solving Coupled Multiphysics Problems

Organizer: Prof. You-He Zhou and Prof. Jizeng Wang, Key Laboratory of Mechanics on Disaster and Environment in Western China, the Ministry of Education, and College of Civil Engineering and Mechanics, Lanzhou University, China

E-mail: zhouyh@lzu.edu.cn (Y. H. Zhou)

This symposium aims at gathering specialists and experienced researchers to discuss in depth  broad aspects in the mechanics of coupled fields as a discipline at the edge of modern research connecting mechanics with solid state and statistical physics. Papers to be presented at the symposium are expected to focus on fundamental and applied aspects of engineering systems subjected to multi-fields coupling with an orientation of mathematical approaches and applications. A non-exhaustive list of topics is:
 
  1. Nonlinear structural mechanics problems
  2. Electro-Magneto-Elasticity
  3. Smart materials and structures
  4. Advanced mechanical systems under extreme conditions
  5. Mechanics of superconductors and superconducting materials
  6. Biological systems, bio-inspired materials and structures

53) Title: Fractal Analysis and Dynamical System

Organizers: Z.L.Zhou Professor of Zhongshan Univ., Guangzhou, China, J.Luo Professor of Zhougshan Univ., Guangzhou, China, Y.Xu Professor of South-China Technology Univ., Guangzhou, China, M.Wu Professor of South-China Technology Univ., Guangzhou, China, H.Y.Wang Professor of Nanjing Finance and Economy Univ., Nanjing, China, B.Wu Associate Professor of Nanjing Finance and Ecinomy Univ., Nanjing, China, L.W.Liao Professor of Nanjing Univ., Nanjing, China, G.F.Zhang Professor of Nanjing Univ., Nanjing, China, Y.Z.Sun Professor of Nanjing Univ., Nanjing, China, H.J.Ran Professor of Zhejiang Univ., Hangzhou, China, P.Xu professor in Nanjing University of Science and Technology, Nanjing, China, Z.G.Yu Professor of Xiangtan Univ., Xiangtan, China, W.Y.Su Professor of Nanjing Univ., Nanjing, China 

E-mail: suqiu@nju.edu.cn

There are very closed relation and inherent connection between the fractal analysis and dynamical system. Recently, a lot of new and interesting research results of fractal and dynamical system has obtained by mathematicians, physicists, engineers, …, they pay great attentions to the study of theory and find more useful applications of this area. For example, the fractal interpolation theory, dynamics behaviors of fractals, fractal PDE, and more new topics connected with fractals and dynamical system, all these attract the eyes of scientists and experts in the astronomy, in geology, and in the 3-demension techniques, and so on. On the other hand, some techniques in fractal and dynamical system are connected closely with medical science and clinical medicines ( to control liver cancers, auxiliary partial orthotopic liver transplantation ). 
 
All theoretical and applicative topics, nice research results about fractal and dynamical system, included new idea, new theory, new techniques and new applications are welcome of this Symposium. More other interesting topics related with fractal geometry and dynamical system are greeted 

 

54) Title: 2nd Minisymposium on Mathematics in Engineering and Technology

Organizers: Prof. Alfredo Donno,Università degli Studi Niccolò Cusano, Via Don Carlo Gnocchi 3, 00166 Roma, Italy and Prof. Laura Tribioli, Università degli Studi Niccolò Cusano, Via Don Carlo Gnocchi 3, 00166 Roma, Italy

E-mail: alfredo.donno@unicusano.it, laura.tribioli@unicusano.it

The aim of this symposium is to provide a chance for researchers and engineers to present their research results in applied Mathematics, Engineering, Science and Technology. Topics of interest of the symposium include but are not limited to:
 
  • Applied mathematics (Markov chains, graph theory, number theory).
  • Computational fluid dynamics (vortex flows, vortex breakdown phenomena).
  • Mathematical modeling and optimization of electrical and electronic equipment.
  • Application of Lattice-Boltzmann Methods (problems with moving boundaries, algorithms with classical turbulence models, polymer technology).
  • Dynamical systems (Bifurcation theory, topological and smooth dynamics, random dynamical systems).
  • Uncertainty analysis (theory of uncertainty, optimization under uncertainty, applications of uncertainty analysis in engineering fields).
  • Optimal management of energy-efficient systems.
  • Physical phenomena modeling (soil-structure interaction, building and infrastructure problems, catchment hydrology, precipitation and climate).
  • Material Science and engineering.
  • Risk assessment technique and management.
55) Title: Advances in Modeling Stochastic Aspects of Particle Transport Problems

Organizer: Seyed Mohsen Ayyoubzadeh, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran

E-mail: ayyoubzadeh@energy.sharif.edu

In light of the recent applications of the stochastic aspects of particle transport problems ranging from detection of Neutrinos using small detectors to advances is modelling light-transmission through clouds using non-classic transport kernels, this symposium aims at bringing together advances in the related fields.
 
The topics include (but are not limited to): 
 
  • Spatial and temporal correlations present in a stochastic transport field,
  • Use of fractional calculus in describing stochastic transport problems,
  • Applications of Stochastic Differential Equations (SDE's) in obtaining simplified stochastic models,
  • Stochastic modeling of the Gamma spectrometers response function,
  • Methods of solving non-classic transport problems
  • Application of stochastic models in recovering high-fidelity data from low-count experiments

56) Title: Mathematics Applied to Computer Science

Organizers: Jose C. Valverde, Department of Mathematics, University of Castilla-La Mancha, SPAIN and Silvia Martinez, Department of Mathematics, University of Castilla-La Mancha, SPAIN

E-mail: jose.valverde@uclm.es, silvia.msanahuja@uclm.es

The development of the theory of Computation is one of the most important tasks in the modern Mathematics. In view of it, this symposium has the intention of taking a look at breaking new topics of Mathematics applied to Computer Science. The topics will include:
 
  • Mathematical modeling of Computation
  • Discrete Networks Optimization
  • Combinatorics
  • Discrete Mathematics Applied to Computer Sciences
  • Fuzzy Theory with Applications
  • Theory of Computation
as well as other important areas of Mathematics Applied to Computer Science.
The goal of the symposium is to review and discuss research on this field among mathematicians, engineers and other experts that work in the field at the intersection of Mathematics, Computer Science and related areas. During the symposium attendees will have the opportunity of networking, communicating and exchanging ideas and information on related research topics. Also, they will be able to discuss about the trends and prospects of future.

 

57) Title: Computational Modeling and Experimental Assessment of Transport Processes in Porous Building Materials

Organizer: Prof. OldrichZmeskal, Brno University of Technology, Faculty of Chemistry, Purkynova 118, CZ‐612 00 Brno, Czech Republic

E-mail: zmeskal@fch.vutbr.cz

 
Transport and accumulation of heat, moisture, chemical substances, and momentum are phenomena which affect the building materials and structures over their whole lifetime period. Their satisfactory description requires primarily a choice of proper physical and mathematical models because the transport mechanisms are coupled.  The computationalimplementation of mathematical models is another essential factor involving an application of appropriate methods of numerical solution.The computer simulation tools cannot be utilized properly without knowledge of a variety of transport and storage material parameters, which have to be determined experimentally in a wide range of field quantities, such as temperature, moisture content, and concentration of a particular chemical compound. The applied models are also supposedto be verified using critical experiments, in order to assess their overall quality. Therefore, in practical applications the computational modeling and experimental assessment of transport processes cannot be separated without a risk of significant departure from the physical reality.
 
The symposium brings together physicists, chemists, mathematicians, and engineers working in the field of transport processes in building materials. The main topics include but are not limited to:
  • Theoretical models of transport phenomena
  • Computer simulation tools 
  • Material parameters
  • Model verification techniques
  • Environmental effects on building structures
  • Service life assessment studies
  • High-temperature applications
  • Other applications in building science and building practice

59) Title: Advanced Computational Methods for Structural and Fracture Mechanics and its Applications

Organizer: Xuefei Guan, Staff Scientist, Ph.D., Siemens Corporate Research, Siemens Corporation, Address: 755 College Rd E, Princeton, New Jersey, US 08540, Phone: +1(609) 734-6554

E-mail: xuefei.guan@siemens.com, guanx@clarkson.edu

The symposium will be focused on advanced computational methods for structural mechanics and fracture mechanics in safety and reliability related engineering fields. Those methods include, but are not limited to, extended Finite Element Methods (XFEM), level-set and evolving boundaries, multi-scale and multi-mechanism problems, probabilistic FEM, etc. Research and development of those advanced methods and its applications to realistic problems under complex loading conditions are highly encouraged. Applications include but not limited to gas/steam turbines, nuclear power plants, aircraft structures and components, marine structures, structure health monitoring, etc.

 

60) Title:  Big Data Analytics for Healthcare

Organizer: Ming-Chien Chyu, PhD, PE, Professor, Coordinator of Graduate Healthcare Engineering, Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Healthcare Engineering, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas 79409-1021, USA. Tel: (806) 834-8982

E-mail: m.chyu@ttu.edu; jhe@ttu.edu

Big data may be the future of healthcare, and may significantly change the current healthcare systems and processes, from better patient outcomes to a more transparent healthcare system to more accessible and affordable care. The power to access and analyze enormous data sets can improve our ability to anticipate and treat illnesses, and to identify waste in the healthcare system and lower the cost of healthcare. Big data challenges our traditional practice of data handling in healthcare. It enables the extraction of hidden information and assists human understanding of the underlying principles behind the data, which is of great importance in healthcare. Many traditional numerical analysis techniques are not applicable to big data because of the poor scalability of the numerical algorithms. Novel numerical algorithms are needed to widen the applicability to large-scale data in healthcare.
 

61) Title: I. Applications of Mathematical Methods and Models in Sciences and Engineering

Organizers: Prof.  Dr.  Necdet  Bildik  and Ass.  Prof. Dr.  Duygu  Dönmez  Demir,  Celal  Bayar University,  Faculty of  Art  &  Sciences,  Department of  Mathematics,  Muradiye  Campus,  45047, Manisa,  Turkey and Ass.  Prof.  Dr.  Yusuf  Pandır,  Bozok University,  Faculty of  Art  &  Sciences,  Department of Mathematics, 66100, Yozgat, Turkey

E-mail: necdet.bildik@cbu.edu.tr, duygu.donmez@cbu.edu.tr, yusufpandir@gmail.com

The  aim  of this symposium  contents the implementation  of the mathematical methods  and models which needs to be constructed by using the tools of mathematics. Generally, it is the most attraction to obtain the reasonable results by solving the problems in the literature recently. This aspect is also give enlighten idea which is not dealing with the solutions in various of the unsolved problems placed in the different fields of engineering. This symposium is to give an opportunity for getting together with the collagues, graduate and undergraduate students who are working on this special topics. 
 
Authors  are invited to submit  original  unpublished results which  are  not  under review in  any  other conference or journal, to the peer review for publication  and presentation, in the following, but not limited to, the following topic areas of this symposium. 
 
  • Ordinary differential equations with  applications 
  • Partial differential equations with  applications 
  • Fractional partial differential equations with  applications 
  • Perturbation methods 
  • Finite element methods 
  • Finite difference methods 
  • Boundary element methods 
  • Stability and convergence of numerical methods 
  • Numerical methods in engineering
  • Analysis of models in sciences and engineering
  • Recent advances in modelling
  • Mathematical engineering
  • Dynamical Systems 
  • Improvement  of  analytical  approaches  and  their  applications  in  science  and  engineering problems 
  • Non­linear approximation
Submission Information:
The  manuscripts  should  be  submitted  to  the  Symposium  Chairs  only  by  Email  at: necdet.bildik@cbu.edu.tr and necdet_bildik@yahoo.com.  Submitted  paper  should  be  in  AIP (American Institute of Physics) format and should not exceed 4 pages.

 

62) Title: Numerical Optimization and Applications

Organizers: Ana Isabel Pereira, Polytechnic Institute of Braganca, Instituto Politécnico de Braganca, Escola Superior de Tecnologia e Gestão - Gabinete 54, 5301-857 Bragança - Portugal and M. Fernanda P. Costa, University of Minho, Department of Mathematics and Applications,  University of Minho, Campus de Azurém, 4800-058 Guimarães, Portugal

E-mail: apereira@ipb.ptmfc@math.uminho.pt

Numerical Optimization Session emphasizes modeling, theory and study of numerical algorithms for solving optimization problems. Because of the wide and growing use of optimization in science, engineering, economics, finance and industry, it is important to develop an understanding of optimization algorithms. Knowledge of the capabilities and limitations of these algorithms leads to a better understanding of their impact on various applications, and points the way to future research on improving and extending optimization algorithms and software.Our goal in this session is to give a description of the some powerful, techniques for solving continuous optimization problems.
 
URL Address: noa2015.ipb.pt

 

63) Title: Second Symposium on Optimization Algorithms for Discrete Problems

Organizers: Dr. Joaquín Pérez, Dra. Alicia Martínez, National Center for Research and Technological Development (CENIDET), Cuernavaca, Morelos, México, and Dr. Crispín Zavala, Autonomous University of Morelos State (UAEM), Cuernavaca, Morelos, México

E-mail: oadp.session@gmail.com

The purpose of this session is focused on the modeling, theory and study of algorithms that solve discrete optimization problems. These are algorithms that show innovative aspects and future trends, making them more efficient in resolving problems of different domains, such as medicine, agriculture, telecommunications, science, engineering, management and finance. Our goal is to provide a forum in which new algorithms, improvements and extensions of its application are presented.
 
Topics of interest include (but not limited):
 
  • Heuristic algorithms
  • Metaheuristic algorithms
  • Algorithms for parallel computing
  • NP Problems
  • Knapsack problem 
  • Bin packing
  • Travelling salesman 
  • Combinatorial optimization
  • Hybrid algorithms
  • Iterative algorithms

64) Title: Modelling, Analysis and Simulation of Problems Arising in the Life Sciences

Organizer: Nick Cogan, Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics, Florida State University, 208 Love Building, Tallahassee, FL 32306-4510, FAX: 850.644.4053, Office: 002-E LOV. http://www.math.fsu.edu/~cogan

E-mail: cogan@math.fsu.edu

Mathematics is playing a more and more pivotal role in understanding biological, biophysical, and biochemical processes. The models that arise from these applications are often highly nonlinear, cover a wide region of parameter space, require multiple scales, and require quantitative as well as qualitative agreement with data. This means that mathematicians must work with interdisciplinary focus, while being aware of deeper mathematical issues that affect the analysis and simulation of the physical system. Relatively new tools such as sensitivity analysis, uncertainty quantification must work together with more classical analysis such as stability analysis, direct numerical simulation, and structure analysis.  The aim of this workshop is to highlight the strengths of mathematical theory in the context of biological problems. 

 

65) Title: Applied Probability and Statistics

Organizer: Prof. Dr. Ireneusz JOZWIAK, Wroclaw University of Technology, Faculty of Computer Science and Management, Wybrzeze Wyspianskiego Str. 27, 50-370 Wroclaw, POLAND

E-mail: ireneusz.jozwiak@pwr.edu.pl

The purpose of the Symposium or Session is dialogue regarding to scientific researches about probabilistic models, mathematical statistics and their practical application in reliability and safety of engineering systems and in marketing and management. 

 

66) Title: New Analytical and Computational Fluid Dynamic (CFD)Techniques for Solving Complicated Hydraulic Engineering Problems

Organizer: Gürol Yıldırım, PhD., Associate Professor of Civil Engineering, Aksaray University, Engineering Faculty, Department of Civil Engineering, Division of Hydraulics, Central Campus, 68100 Aksaray, Turkey

E-mail: yildirimg3@itu.edu.tr

In the last decades, more and more attention has been paid to solve different types of complicated hydraulic engineering problems such as resistance law, analysis of water shock effect through forced pipes, manifold flow hydraulics, diffuser hydraulics etc. which could be interested in many engineering areas, sea outfalls, water distribution networks, irrigation pipelines, gas and oil pipeline design i.e, engineering practice.  In recent years, with implementing truly accurate analytical solutions, the Computational Fluid Dynamic (CFD) technique based more complex Naview-Stokes equations is preferably used in profession practice.
 
Potential topics of this Symposia include, but are not limited to:
 
  • CFD applications for all kinds of complicated fluid mechanics problems,
  • New analytical techniques for solving partial differential equations,
  • Improvement of analytical and numerical approaches and their applications in science and various types of general engineering problems.
  • Software (Fluent) applications to slove fluid dynamic problems.

67) Title: Chaotic Dynamics in Chemical Reactors

Organizer: Prof. Dr. M. Berezowski, Silesian University of Technology, Faculty of Applied Mathematics, 44-100 Gliwice, ul. Kaszubska 23, Poland

E-mail: marek.berezowski@polsl.pl

The dynamics of chemical reactors was widely discussed in literature, where it was proved that in the steady state the concentration and temperature of the flux may oscillate in a manner that is more or less complex. The oscillations may have a multiperiodic, quasi-periodic or chaotic nature, depending on the values of reactor parameters and the concentration and temperature of the reacting flux at the initial state.

 

68) Title: Convection Heat Transfer

Organizer: Dr. Mohamed Ali, Professor, King Saud University, College of Engineering, Mechanical Engineering Department

E-mail: mali@ksu.edu.sa

The goal of this mini symposium is to bring together researchers and practitioners both from the Academia and from the Industry working in the area of Convection Heat Transfer.  Included topics are (but not limited to): Numerical and Experimental convection heat transfer, Convection heat transfer using nanofluids, Stability of natural convection and applications of convection heat transfer.  

 

69) Title: Numerical and Experimental Modeling in Fluid-Structure Interaction

Organizers: Prof. Dr. Carmen Anca SAFTA, University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest, Faculty of Power Engineering, 313 Splaiul Independentei, sector 6, Postal Code RO-060042, Bucharest, Romania and Assoc. Prof. Dr. Marius STOIA-DJESKA, University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest, The Faculty of Aerospace Engineering, Polizu Street 1-7, postal code 011061, sector 1, Bucharest, Romania

E-mail: safta.carmenanca@gmail.com, carmen-anca.safta@upb.ro, marius.stoia@gmail.com

The Symposium on “Numerical and Experimental Modeling in Fluid-Structure Interaction” by INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF NUMERICAL ANALYSIS AND APPLIED MATHEMATICS 2015 (ICNAAM 2015) provides an opportunity for scientists and engineers to present recent advances, to discuss current problems and future prospects in the area of Fluid-Structure Interaction.
 
The organizers of the Symposium on “Numerical and Experimental Modeling in Fluid-Structure Interaction” invite all the researchers in this field to present papers covering aspects of the numerical simulations and of the experimental techniques specific for FSI. Applications of these aspects to practical problems in different fields of physics, mechanics, engineering will be discussed. The wide range of topics of the symposium includes modern computational techniques, sensitivity analysis and stability, isogeometric analysis, advanced FSI coupling methods, passive and active control of vortex induced oscillations and modern experimental approaches. We encourage the presentation of case studies occurring from different real-world problems encountered in power and aerospace engineering, wind engineering, bio-engineering and medical science, etc..

 

70) Title: Mathematical Models and Methods to Investigate Heterogeneity in Cell and Cell Population Biology

Organizer: Jean Clairambault, INRIA Mamba team & Laboratoire Jacques-Louis Lions, UPMC, Paris

E-mail: jean.clairambault@inria.fr

This session will investigate hot topics related to mathematical representations of cell and cell population dynamics in biology and medicine, in particular with applications to cancer. Methods in mathematical modelling and analysis, and in statistical inference using single-cell and cell population data, should  contribute to focus this session on heterogeneity in cell populations. 
 
  • Intracellular protein dynamics and gene regulatory networks: ODEs, PDEs, DDEs
  • Representation of cell population dynamics using agent-based models (ABMs) and/or PDEs
  • Hybrid models and multiscale models to integrate single-cell dynamics into cell population behaviour
  • Structured cell population dynamics and asymptotic evolution w.r.t. relevant traits
  • Heterogeneity in cancer cell populations: origin, evolution, phylogeny and methods of reconstruction
  • Drug resistance as an evolutionary phenotype: predicting and overcoming it in therapeutics
  • Theoretical therapeutic optimisation of combined drug treatments in cancer

71) Title: TECM: Theoretical, Experimental, and Computational Mechanics

Organizing Committee: Dr. Masoud Jabbari †,1 and Dr. Hamid Sarlak ‡,2, Prof. Jesper H. Hattel † and Prof. Jens N. Sørensen ‡

† Process Modelling Group, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark. ‡ Fluid Mechanics Section, Department of Wind Energy, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark. 1Tel.: +45-45254734; fax: +45-45930190; 2Tel.: +45-45254330; fax: +45-45930190; 

 

E-mail: mjab@mek.dtu.dk, hsar@dtu.dk

TECM is a premier interdisciplinary session for the presentation of new advances and research results in the fields of Theoretical, Experimental, and Computational Mechanics, i.e. computational fluid mechanics, computational solid mechanics, computational heat transfer, experimental fluid dynamics, and combining them with real life industrial applications. The session will bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and scholars in the domain of interest from around the world. Topics of interest for submission include (but are not limited to):
 
  • Complex Fluids, Non–Newtonian Flow
  • Renewable energy - Wave, wind and tidal power
  • Rheology of Fluids
  • Multiphase Flow
  • Granular Flow
  • Discrete Element Methods (DEM)
  • Heat and Mass Transport, Conjugate Problems
  • Compressible Flows
  • Flows in Porous Media
  • Biofluid and Geophysical Fluid Mechanics
  • Flow of Reacting Fluid
  • Flow Instability and Turbulence
  • Aerodynamics and Gas Dynamics
  • Ocean engineering
  • Experimental Fluid Mechanics
  • Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Applied Mechanics and Design
  • Computer Aided Engineering Design
  • Green Manufacturing
  • Finite Element Analysis
  • Solid Mechanics
  • Computational Materials Science
  • Manufacturing Processes, i.e. Casting, Moulding, Welding
  • Oil and Gas applications
  • Ceramics, Polymers and Composites
We are pleased to announce that a selection of best papers presented in the TECM will be invited to submit in an extended version for consideration of publication in a special issue of the Applied Mathematical Modelling. Please note that all selected papers have to go through a separate peer–reviewing. http://www.journals.elsevier.com/applied-mathematical-modelling/
 

72) Title: Applied Symmetries and Perturbation Methods

Organizers: Mehmet Pakdemirli, Applied Mathematics and Computation Center, Celal Bayar University, Manisa, Turkey. B. BurakÖzhan, Applied Mathematics and Computation Center, Celal Bayar University, Manisa, Turkey. İhsanTimuçinDolapci, Applied Mathematics and Computation Center, Celal Bayar University, Manisa, Turkey.

E-mail: mpak@cbu.edu.tr, burak.ozhan@cbu.edu.tr, İhsan.dolapci@cbu.edu.tr

Symmetries of differential equations and perturbation methods are powerful tools in finding analytical solutions of mathematical models that stem from applications. In this special sessionorganized within ICNAAM 2015 (http://www.icnaam.org), the new developments in the methods, their combinations such as approximate symmetry methods, as well as the applications of the methods to natural sciences and engineering problems will be discussed. The topics include
 
  1. New developments in the perturbation methods
  2. Perturbation-iteration methods
  3. Perturbation methods applied to engineering and mathematical physics problems
  4. New developments in symmetires of differential equations
  5. Lie Group theory and applications to engineering and mathematical physics problems
  6. Approximate symmetry methods
73) Title: Third Symposium on Computational Mathematics and its Applications

Organizers: Dr. Waheed K. Zahra (Egypt), Dr. Manal. M. Hikal (Egypt) and Dr. Mohamed A. Bek (Egypt)

E-mail: wzahra@f-eng.tanta.edu.eg , manalhikal@yahoo.com, m.ali@f-eng.tanta.edu.eg

This Symposium will provide an opportunity for the interaction of engineers, mathematicians and scientists dealing with novel numerical solution of boundary value problems for both ordinary and partial differential equations. The applications of fractional calculus, spline functions and integral equations will be discussed. In addition, the numerical models and  its application in engineering, industry and environmental problems will be highlighted.
 
Authors are invited to submit original unpublished results to the peer review for publication and presentation, in the following topics of interest of the current symposium include (but not limited):
  • Fractional Calculus
  • Linear , Non Linear ODEs, PDEs and FDEs
  • Integral Equations 
  • Boundary Value Problems 
  • Spline function and its applications 
  • Models of Biophysical, Biomedical and Biochemical Sciences

74) Title: Hydrodynamic Instabilities in Single and Two-phase Flow

Organizer: Prof. Dr. Oscar Rodriguez, Mechanical Engineering Department, São Carlos School of Engineering, University of São Paulo (USP), São Carlos, SP, Brazil

E-mail: oscarmhr@sc.usp.br

The phenomenon of transition from laminar to turbulent flow remains to this day a challenge in applied and theoretical mechanics. Besides being a fundamental question and one of the most important unsolved problems of fluid mechanics, there are numerous applications regarding the location of transition in airfoils, details of the coherent structures and subsequent turbulent flow. The theory of hydrodynamic stability integrates the scope of a classic single-phase fluid mechanics and is capable of taking into account the effect of many practical parameters on laminar to turbulent flow transition. On the other hand, the hydrodynamic stability of two-phase flows has been subject of intense research over the last decades. The study of flow-pattern transition, for instance from core-annular or stratified flow, is related to a wide range of practical applications, for instance in the nuclear, refrigeration and oil industries. Flow-pattern transition in two-phase flow can be attributed to instabilities that result from the temporal or spatial amplification of a perturbation wave located at the interface of the phases or components. Numerical methods (CFD) have been also capable of describing in details the physics of transitional single and two-phase flows in several fundamental and practical circumstances, despite of the still relatively high computational costs. The following topics on stability and transition in will be emphasized in the symposium, but are not limited to:
 
  • Detailed numerical studies of transition in complex flows
  • Nonlinear dynamical systems related to transition.
  • Core-annular flow stability
  • Spatial and temporal stability of liquid-liquid stratified flow
  • Linear and nonlinear instabilities in granular beds
  • Evolution and characterization of transition to slug flow by the two-fluid model
  • Weakly-nonlinear interactions of T-S waves in the boundary layers
  • Disturbances and slug flow initiation in a horizontal pipes
  • Modeling and simulation of severe slugging
  • Hydrodynamic stability of separated two-phase Flows
  • Control and shape optimization of complex flows undergoing transition

75) Title: Mathematical Optimization in Modern Medicine and Engineering

Organizers: Dr. Flavius Pater, Department of Mathematics, “Politehnica” University of Timisoara, P-ta Regina Maria no 1, 300004 (Romania), Dr. med. Dr. Serban Rosu, Department of Oral and Cranio-Maxillo-Facial Surgery, University of Medicine and Pharmacy “V. Babes” Timisoara, Bd. Take Ionescu, 300062 (Romania), Dr. Sorin Herban, "Politehnica" University of Timisoara, Faculty of Civil Engineering, P-ta Regina Maria no 1, 300004 (Romania).

E-mail: flaviuspater@gmail.com, serbanrosu@gmail.com, sorin.herban@ct.upt.ro

Interdisciplinarity aims at obtaining the new by crossing boundaries between  academic disciplines, and thinking across them.
Computer aided medical planning and simulation is a rapidly evolving research field that is going to alter dramatically the way practitioners perform their job. Mathematical models and computer simulations have a huge impact on modern medicine and engineering, in the treatment of diseases, in modeling engineering processes and prototypes and financial planning processes. For instance, a challenge lies in the modeling of the behavior of hard and soft tissue bringing together researchers from mathematics, medicine, economics, computer science and engineering. Another type of challenge could consist in data processing as subject to very general topics, including signal processing, field image or volume, with many applications in industry and medicine. Last but not least, modern medicine and state of the art engineering implies best "treatment" with cost effective optimization.
It should be emphasized that it is not expected the mathematician to become a physician or an engineer but to acquire interdisciplinary concepts and gain the ability to use and value modern methods across domains.
Besides talks of mathematicians, doctors and engineers, the master students, PhD students, post-doc students or junior researchers will have the opportunity to present their works.
 
Our minisymposium addresses issues related but not limited to:
 
  • Pure and applied mathematics methods in medicine and engineering 
  • Medical and engineering planning optimization
  • Simulation and modeling in medicine and engineering
  • Image processing and analysis
  • 3D reconstruction
  • Biomechanics, biocinematics, biostatics
  • Modeling of hard and soft tissues and pathogens behavior
  • Medical and engineering applications and software
  • Education in medicine and engineering 
  • Medical and engineering economics

76) Title: Symposium on High Performance Computing in Engineering and Environmental Sciences 

Organizer: Ing. MartinCermak, Ph.D., VSB – Technical University of Ostrava, 17. listopadu 15, 70833 Ostrava-Poruba Czech Republic, mobile: +420 734551 538, phone: +420 597 329 661. Web: industry.it4i.cz, http://homel.vsb.cz/~cer365

E-mail: martin.cermak@vsb.cz

Numerical modelling and simulation are widely used byscientists and industry all over the world. Main focus of this minisymposium ison efficient highly parallel methods for solving large scale problems of computational structural mechanics,fluid dynamics and for modelling and simulation in environmental sciences (floods, air pollution, fire propagation, traffic load).  
 
The Symposium covers the following topics:
 
  • High Performance Computing (HPC)
  • Parallel techniques and hybrid programming
  • Scalable algorithms and advanced computational techniques
  • Domain decompositionmethods
  • Quadratic programming algorithms
  • Big data, large scaledata storage, data mining
  • Applications in the area of computational structural and fluid mechanics
  • Applications in the area of modeling of large systems: floods, air pollution, fire propagation, traffic load etc.
  • Fuzzy logic, expert systems, softcomputing

77) Title: 2nd Symposium on Modelling and Simulation in Computer Sciences and Engineering (MSCSE 2015)

Organizers: Prof. Dr. Francisco Miranda, CIDMA, University of Aveiro, and CEM, Instituto Politécnico de Viana do Castelo, Portugal, and Prof. Dr. Carlos Abreu, Instituto Politécnico de Viana do Castelo, Avenida do Atlântico, 4900-348 Viana do Castelo, Portugal, Fax: +351 258 827 636, URL: http://www.estg.ipvc.pt/

URL address of the Symposium: https://sites.google.com/site/2015mscse/      (See Important Dates here)

E-mail: fmiranda@estg.ipvc.pt ; cabreu@estg.ipvc.pt

Modelling and simulation, applied to computer sciences and engineering, is an exciting investigation field that brings together the power of computers and the physical sciences. Computer-based simulations and graphical visualization now play a key role in mathematical models, scientific investigations and engineering design.
 
This symposium is organized with the purpose to join several specialists in this field. The section activities will include the discussion of actual modelling and simulation problems in computer sciences and engineering, where will be presented theoretical studies and experimental results. The session interest topics include, but are not limited to:
 
  • Modelling in engineering sciences and technology
  • Dynamical systems models and methods
  • Computational methods in engineering
  • Modelling applications using ODEs and PDEs
  • Computer science modelling and simulation
  • Computer networks modelling, optimization and simulation 
  • Optimization and control theory
  • Stochastic optimization
  • Complex systems modelling
  • Numerical methods and simulation
  • Computational intelligence
  • Systems modelling
  • Simulation visualisation
  • Information systems and management
  • Multiscale modelling and simulation
  • Computational mathematics
  • Analysis of mathematical models
  • Verification and validation
  • Algorithms and data structures
  • Software design
  • Control and systems engineering

78) Title: Computational Prediction of Behaviour of Advanced Building Materials and Structures

Organizer: Prof. Jiri Vala, Brno University of Technology, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Veveri 95, CZ‐602 00 Brno, Czech Republic

E-mail: vala.j@fce.vutbr.cz

Prediction of behaviour of advanced building materials and structures, as i) its mechanical deformation and fracture, forced by various types of loads, involving climatic ones, ii) thermal insulation and accumulation abilities or iii) mass flow through porous structure, including phase changes, cannot rely on classical simplified deterministic models and corresponding computational approaches with empirical constitutive equations, based on several heuristic constants. However, leaving such nice model cases, we come to serious difficulties a) in the formal analysis of existence, uniqueness, stability, etc. of solutions, b) in the convergence of sequences of approximate solutions, as well as c) in the design of sufficiently robust and inexpensive algorithms for direct, sensitivity and inverse problems. The significance of this session should be seen in the confrontation of different approaches and possible start of more intensive multidisciplinary cooperation of experts (mathematicians, physicists, engineers, ...) namely in multi-scale, stochastic and similar approaches, motivated by real problems from building science, civil engineering and related subject fields.  

 

79) Title: Mathematical Models and Numerical Methods in Life Sciences

Organizer: Maira Aguiar, Centro de Matematica, Aplicacoes Fundamentais e Investigação Operacional, CMAF-CIO, Avenida Prof. Gama Pinto 2, 1649-003 Lisboa, Portugal, Nico Stollenwerk, Centro de Matematica, Aplicacoes Fundamentais e Investigação Operacional, CMAF-CIO, Avenida Prof. Gama Pinto 2, 1649-003 Lisboa, Portugal, Roberto Cavoretto, Dipartimento di Matematica "Giuseppe Peano", via Carlo Alberto 10, Universita' di Torino, 10123 Torino, Italia, Ezio Venturino, Dipartimento di Matematica "Giuseppe Peano", via Carlo Alberto 10, Universita' di Torino, 10123 Torino, Italia

E-mail: mafsantos@fc.ul.pt, nico.biomath@gmail.comroberto.cavoretto@unito.itezio.venturino@unito.it

Contributions are invited and welcomed in every realm of mathematical modeling and computer simulations, that lead to the understanding of every possible interesting phenomenon related to life sciences.
Specific topics on which welcome contributions can be considered are: conceptual mathematical modeling in population dynamics and epidemiology, numerical simulations of nonlinear models for understanding the evolution of complex systems involving (several) populations and/or diseases, models forthe impact of infectious diseases on interacting populations. Also the important phenomenon of invasion of an environment by an alien population and the mechanisms that underlie it will be emphasized. Further, spatiotemporal patterns in ecological settings whose formation may be described both with deterministic and stochastic tools. Finally, we will consider also contributions aimed at specific applications of mathematics in medicine.
 

80) Title: Global Optimization and Numerical Analysis

Organizer: Yaroslav D. Sergeyev and Marat S. Mukhametzhanov, University of Calabria, Italy

E-mail: yaro@si.dimes.unical.it

Numerical Global Optimization is a rapidly growing field  dealing with all theoretical, computational, and applied aspects of global optimization. It explores optimization in the widest sense, including nonlinear, stochastic and combinatorial programming, multi-objective programming, control, games, geometry, approximation, and algorithms for high performance computers in the broad sense
In addition to talks covering theory and algorithms of global optimization mentioned above, this Session welcomes talks on numerical experiments and applications in engineering, management, and the sciences and numerical computational methods dealing with new computational paradigms and optimization.

 

81) Title: State of the Art of Mathematical Modeling, Numerical Analysis, Optimization and Control of Green Energy Systems and Clean Environment

Organizers: Dr. Alexandru  DUMITRACHE, “Gheorghe Mihoc-Caius Iacob" Institute of Mathematical Statistics and Applied Mathematics of the Romanian Academy , Bucharest , ROMANIA. Dr. Florin FRUNZULICA, “Gheorghe Mihoc-Caius Iacob" Institute of Mathematical Statistics and Applied Mathematics of the Romanian Academy , Bucharest , ROMANIA & POLITEHNICA University of Bucharest, Faculty of Aerospace Engineering, ROMANIA. Dr. Daniel CRUNTEANU, POLITEHNICA University of Bucharest, Faculty of Aerospace Engineering, ROMANIA. 

Mailing Address of the Organizers: Institute of Mathematical Statistics and Applied Mathematics, Romanian Academy of Science, 050711 Calea 13 Septembrie Nr. 13, Sector 5, Bucharest , Romania

E-mail: alex_dumitrache@yahoo.com, ffrunzi@yahoo.com, crunti_dani@hotmail.com

Development of renewable energy sources as a significant energy resource and clean is one of the main objectives of global energy policy which in the context of sustainable development are aimed increasing the safety of energy supply, environmental protection and development of commercial-scale sustainable energy technologies.
 
Research and development efforts in wind, solar, and other renewable energy technologies are required to continue for improving their performance, establishing techniques for accurately predicting their output and reliably integrating them with other conventional generating sources.
 
The design of the wind turbines continues to be improved, i.e. basic research in aerodynamics, flow control, structural dynamics,  new materials, feasibility studies for  new systems, prediction of noise and its reduction methods, optimization methods,  etc.  
 
Moreover, some additional problems need to be solved for offshore wind energy, such as designing reliable foundation structures, monitoring of operation and maintenance, and controlling for early failure detection, especially corrosion problems.
 
The main and analyzed subject in this session is highlighted by the topics of wind turbine:  airfoil for blade of rotors, design, aerodynamics and flow control,  aeroelastic analysis, performance prediction using mathematical modeling and numerical techniques, improving wind turbine operational efficiency, control methods of wind turbine during power production. 
Hybrid renewable energy systems (HRES) are becoming popular for remote area power generation applications due to advances in renewable energy technologies. Therefore all papers including hybrid wind/solar energy topics are welcomed. 
 
Our session includes but is not limited to:
 
  • CFD analysis on wind turbine rotor
  • Small wind turbines
  • Optimizing wind turbine / hybrid-system performance
  • Rotational and 3-D effects on wind turbine blades
  • Self-starting phase improvement
  • Dynamic stall
  • Aerodynamic design optimization of wind turbines (Rotor, Blades, Airfoils)
  • Flow control
  • Structural-response / Aeroelastic analysis
  • Control methods of wind turbine during power production
  • Hybrid PV/wind energy systems
  • Noise of wind turbines (prediction  and reduction)
  • Computation of classes of models based on the experimental data.
  • Wind engineering
  • Design, control and optimization of energy efficient buildings
  • "Zero energy" solutions for a European standard house.

82) Title: Some Applications of KKM theory in Nonlinear analysis

Organizer: Professor Zoran D. Mitrović, University of Banja Luka, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, 78000 Banja Luka, Patre 5, Bosnia and Herzegovina

E-mail: zmitrovic@etfbl.net

The symposium welcomes all researchers, as well as students, involved in KKM Theory. The aim of the proposed Symposium is to present different research studies on solving a number of problems of KKM theory. Authors are invited to submit original unpublished results which are not under review in any other conference or journal, to the peer review for publication and presentation, in the following topic areas of the symposium.
 
The topics of interest include, but not restricted to, the following:
 
  • Best approximations;
  • Simultaneous approximations;
  • Coupled best approximations;
  • Equilibrium problems (scalar and vector version);
  • Fixed point and coincidence theorems;
  • Generalized minimax inequality;
  • A matching theorem for open (closed) covers of convex sets;
  • Variational inequalities;
  • Mathematical economics;
  • Game theory;

83) Title: Recent Advances in  Numerical Methods and Simulations in Statics and Dynamics of Structures

Organizer: Prof. Ing. Juraj Králik, CSc., Faculty of  Civil Engineering, Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, Slovakia

E-mail: juraj.kralik@stuba.sk

The main purpose of the Section “Recent Advances in  Numerical Methods and Simulations in Statics and Dynamics of Structures”  is the presentation of new methods to analyse of safety and reliability of the structures under extreme loads as the earthquake and climatic loads (temperature, wind, snow, rain and others), terroristic attack (aircraft, missile, blast, fire and others) or technology accident (explosion, high temperature and others). The nonlinear material and geometric behaviour of structures is necessary consider during extreme loads. The risk the structure collapse is determined by the model and resistance uncertainties. The deterministic and probabilistic analysis of  the structure failure during the extreme loading can be used.  The probabilistic assessment give us the most complex analysis of the acceptable level of risk. Recently, the theories of probability and statistics and reliability have provided the bases for modern structural design codes and specifications. 
 
The main objectives of the Mini-symposium are developing:
 
  • The advanced methods and simulations of structure failure under extreme loads,
  • The nonlinear material and geometric  model of structures and the effective numerical methods,
  • The advances in the soil-base-structure or soil-fluid-structure interaction analysis under seismic loads, 
  • The experimental tests and the fluid simulation of the blast or extreme wind impact on  structures with various shape,
  • The optimisation of  the new composite materials or structure shape to have the higher safety of the structure under impact of extreme loads, 
  • The simulation probabilistic methods and the stochastic finite elements to probabilistic analysis of the structure resistance due to extreme loads,
  • The risk analysis of the structure failure using the fragility curves of the structural elements for various type of accident or extreme loads, 
  • The Reliability-Based Optimization procedures to consider of the effects of uncertainty by means of reliability, the applications involving optimal structural design for stochastic linear and nonlinear statics and dynamics. 
  • The experience from the experiment tests, modelling and simulations  of  the structure failure under extreme loads using the deterministic or probabilistic assessment are welcome.

84) Title: Modeling of Statistical Inverse Problems and Applied Statistics

Organizer: Prof. Dr. Maozai Tian, Center for Applied Statistics, School of Statistics, Renmin University of China, Beijing,  100872, China

E-mail: mztian@ruc.edu.cn

The study of statistical inverse problems that refer to situations where we can get data in one domain while our interest lies in another domain where measurements cannot be taken, arises in many scientific areas ranging from medical imaging to physical chemistry to extragalactic astronomy, and thus has been in the focus of recent statistical literature.This subject has a high-tech flavor and is the focus of much current research.
 
On the other hand, there are several research hotissues about of applied statistical will also be presented the symposium, which about some real data analysis about China inthe era of big data.
 

85) Title: Mathematical Modelling of Hydrological Sciences

Organizers: Francesco Napolitano& Fabio Russo, Sapienza Università di Roma, DICEA (Dipartimento di Ingegnerie Civile Edile Ambientale)

E-mail: michele.giglioni@uniroma1.it,  francesco.napolitano@uniroma1.it, fabio.russo@uniroma1.it

Mathematical and in particular statistical modellingis receiving renewed research interestin modern science, due to the increasing availability of sophisticated equipment for making observations and running experiments. Statistical modelling may represent an important and powerful tool to better understand the hydrological response to natural and anthropogenic inputs.The development of appropriate mathematical approachesto hydrological systems represents an important contribution to better inform predictions, even in the case of data scarcity.  
In this context, there can be found several open issues such as: (i) new methods of measuring and analyzing data, (ii)cope with various spatial and temporal scales of hydrological phenomena, (iii) extend available information to ungauged sites and (iv) investigate differences between outputs of different modelling systems. The aim of this symposium is to provide solutions for these openissues in hydrology and water resources management, trying to establish new guidelines in their development.
 
Topics of interest of the symposium include:(i) catchment hydrology, (ii) hydrological forecasting, (iii) water management, (iv) operations and control, (v) remote sensing and data assimilation, (vi) precipitation and climate.
 

86) Title: Safety of Critical infrastructures

Organizers: Prof. Krzysztof Kołowrocki & Prof. Joanna Soszyńska-Budny, Department of Mathematics, Maritime University, Gdynia, Poland

E-mail: k.kolowrocki@wn.am.gdynia.pl joannas@am.gdynia.pl

The aim of the symposium is to bring together all research and practical aspects of critical infrastructures and complex systems safety modelling, identification, prediction, optimization and strengthening.

The symposium welcomes researchers, practitioners and students interested in analytical an simulation approaches to the following topics:

 
  • Multistate Ageing System (MAS),
  • MAS Safety,
  • MAS Operation Process,
  • MAS Complex System,
  • MAS Inside Dependences,
  • MAS Outside Dependences, 
  • Critical Infrastructure (CI),
  • CI Operation Process,
  • CI Safety,
  • Climate/Whether Change Process (C-WCP),
  • CI Resilience to C-WCP,
  • CI Network Safety,
  • CI Network Safety Cascading Effect,
  • CI Network Resilience to C-WCP,
  • CI Accident (CIA),
  • CIA Consequences,
  • CIA Mitigation
  • Strengthening CI Network Resilience to C-WCP,
  • Applications in Various Sectors.
 
 

87) Title: Numerical methods for wave simulation and waveform inversion

Organizers: Pof. Dr. Wensheng Zhang, Academy of Mathematics and Systems Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China

E-mail: zws@lsec.cc.ac.cn

Wave simulation and inversion based on wave equations has important applications in practical problems such as oil/gas exploration. For example, the reconstruction of subsurface structures is an essentially problem of waveform inversion in geophysics. It is required to solve a nonlinear least-square problem and it is an iterative minimization process between the synthetic data and the observed data. Moreover, it is a typical large scale ill-posed problem. The forward simulation is needed in the iterative process. From the point of mathematics view, it needs to develop accurate and efficient numerical methods for wave equations.

To provide a high-level academic exchange opportunity, we organize this section. We welcome extended abstracts and full papers submissions on the following topics.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Numerical methods for wave equations 
  • Regularization methods for ill-posed problems
  • Numerical optimization methods

88) Title: Santlli’s New Sciences for a New Era - Dedicated on 80th Birthday of Professor R.M. Santilli

Organizer: Prof. Svetlin Georgiev, Sofia University, Sofia, Bulgaria

E-mail: sgg2000bg@yahoo.com, svetlingeorgiev1@gmail.com

The session aims to present the latest advances in the field of Santilli iso-, genoand hyper-mathematics and their applications in mathematics, physics, mechanics, chemistry, biology, engineering and other applied sciences. The proposed session intends to gather experts working on various actually important aspects of Santilli iso-, geno-, hypermathematics and to explore new connections between different research areas. We expect a fruitful exchange of new ideas and collaboration regarding the research development of these disciplines among the participants.

 

89) Title: 3rd Symposiumon  Numerical Calculations on Theoretical Magnetism

Organizer: Dr. Gülistan MERT, Department of Physics, Selcuk University,Konya,Turkey

E-mail: gmert@selcuk.edu.tr

The purpose of this symposiumis to bring together scientistsfrom all areas of the theoretical magnetism. This symposium includes theanalysis of numerical methods for the magnetism. 
 
Topics:
  • thermodynamic properties
  • magnetic properties
  • ferromagnetism
  • antiferromagnetism
  • ferrimagnetism
  • Heisenberg model
  • Ising model