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).





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

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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



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


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


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


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


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

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


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


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


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:


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. 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.


URL address of the Symposium:


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


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


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.
  • 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