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 Natural Resources Engineering and Management, 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

E-mail: ksiet@mail.ntua.gr

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

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.  

E-mail: ryszard.kozera@gmail.com, homenda@mini.pw.edu.pl

  • 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).

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

Organizers: Carlos A. Coelho  and  Filipe J. Marques, Mathematics Department and Center for Mathematics and its Applications, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal

E-mail: cmac@fct.unl.pt, fjm@fct.unl.pt

Distribution theory, estimation, and inference 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 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 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 are fields of major importance.

 

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

E-mail: rho.environmetrics@bigpond.com

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.