**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 **23 July 2017**. In the Proceedings of ICNAAM 2017 **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 2017. If a Symposium consists of

__10 registrations, the organizer will be granted free registration and have a part of the accomodation expenses covered.__

**at least****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 12th International Symposium on Numerical Analysis of Fluid Flows, Heat and Mass Transfer - Numerical Fluids 2017**

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

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

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 resolution of multidimensional fluid flows, heat and mass transfer
- numerical methods for fluid flows including heat and mass transfer and chemical reactions
- multi-phase fluid flow problems
- non-Newtonian flows
- free surface, environmental and geophysical flows
- population balance modelling, optimization and control
- agglomeration, breakup and collision
- polymer processing
- shock waves, combustion and explosions
- biological fluid flows
- granular and porous media
- renewable and non-renewable energies
- microfluidics and nanofluidics
- supercritical fluids and processes
- fluid-structure interactions
- multiphysics involving fluid flows and other applications
- turbulence and phase interaction in fluid dynamics
- engineering applications of fluid dynamics, heat and mass transfer
- experimental measurements and numerical modelling of the fluid flows, heat and mass transfer

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

**2) Title: Numerical Optimization and Applications**

__Organizer:__**Ana Isabel Pereira, Instituto Politécnico de Braganca, Escola Superior de Tecnologia e Gestão - Gabinete 54, 5300-253 Bragança - Portugal and M. Fernanda P. Costa, Department of Mathematics and Applications, University of Minho, Campus de Azurém, 4800-058 Guimarães, Portugal**

__E-mail:__ apereira@ipb.pt, mfc@mct.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.

Website: http://noa.ipb.pt

**3) 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

**4) Title: Porous Media in Biosystems and Biotechnology**

__Organizer:__**António F. Miguel Department of Physics School of Sciences and Technology University of Évora**

__E-mail:__ afm@uevora.pt

The transport phenomena in porous media are important for a vast number of research areas such as biotechnology, biomedical engineering, environmental engineering, etc. Significant advances have been achieved in applying porous media theory in modeling biomedical systems. Examples include computational biosystems, drug delivery, fluid flow and heat transfer in biological tissues, production of porous scaffolds for tissue engineering, etc..

This session welcomes original contributions in a wide variety of topics related to porous media in biosystems and biotechnology, such as mathematical modelling, numerical techniques, experimental studies and medical imaging. Review papers presenting the state of the art of a research area and pointing out new directions for further research are also welcome.

**5) Title: Operational Research and Applications**

__Organizer:__**Prof. Dra. Fernanda A. Ferreira and Prof. Dr. Flavio Ferreira, School of Hospitality and Tourism, Polytechnic Institute of Porto, Rua D. Sancho I, 981, 4480-876 Vila do Conde, Portugal**

__E-mail:__ faf@esht.ipp.pt; fff@esht.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.

**6) Title: The 4-th 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 Federal Research Center "Computer Science and Control" of the 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

**7) Title: The 6th Symposium on Generating Functions of Special Numbers and Polynomials and their Applications (GFSNP2017)**

__Organizer:__**Prof. Dr. Yilmaz Simsek, Akdeniz University, Faculty of Art &Science, Department of Matehmatics, 07058 Antalya-TURKEY**

__E-mail:__ ysimsek63@gmail.com

The goal of the Symposium is to bring together all the researchers working in various fields of Mathematics, Mathematical Physics and related areas such as Analysis, Non-linear Analysis, Number Theory, Apply Algebra, p-adic Analysis, Special Functions, q-Analysis, Probability and Statistics, Mathematical Physics and their applications. Our main aim is also to bring together theorical, numerical and apply analyst, number theorists, (quantum) physicist working in the areas of generating functions of the special numbers and polynomials and theirapplications. All of the participants will likely lead to significant uncover new connections on these fields which are Bernoulli, Euler, Genocchi, Stirling, Bell numbers and polynomials, the others, and also Riemann zeta functions, Hurwitz zeta functions, Lerch zeta functions, and Dirichlet L-functions.

**8) Title: Algebraic curves and surfaces: algorithms and applications**

__Organizer:__**Dr. Sonia Pérez-Díaz, University of Alcalá, Spain**

__E-mail:__ sonia.perez@uah.es

The Symposium “Algebraic curves and surfaces: algorithms and applications” will be held within ICNAAM 2017. Presentations will be for 30 minutes including questions. Extended abstract (3-4 pages) of papers presented at this symposium will be published in AIP Proceedings (American Institute of Physics).

The symposium is directed to mathematicians and computer scientists who have a particular interest in the applications and algorithmic treatment of algebraic curves and surfaces (implicitly or parametrically defined). In particular, this special issue is intended to facilitate communication between researchers who are addressing fundamental algorithmic issues in the treatment of curves and surfaces (from the symbolic and also from the numeric point of view).

All topics in Computational Geometry, Computer Aided Design, Computer Graphics or Geometric Modelling, and all related issues and their applications will be covered.

More precisely, papers that address issues related to the following categories are welcomed:

Overalltheme: *"Algebraic curves and surfaces: algorithms and applications"* with subtopics (in alphabetical order)

- Applications of curves and surfaces in scientific computing
- Computational algebra applied to problems on curves and surfaces
- Computational Geometry and Topology
- Computer aided geometric design
- Computer algebra problems solved by means of symbolic-numeric techniques
- Computer graphics and visualisation
- Curve and surface design
- Geometry processing

**9) Title: The Fourth Symposium on Approximation of Curves and Surfaces (ACS 2017)**

__Organizer:__**Prof. Dr. Abedallah Rababah, Chairman, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Jordan University of Science and Technology, 22110 Irbid, Jordan, Office: D1 L0, Tel: (02) 720 1000 X 23562 or X 23500 Fax: (02) 7095123**

__E-mail:__ rababah@just.edu.jo

The Fourth Symposium on Approximation of Curves and Surfaces will be held within ICNAAM 2017 that will take place at The MET Hotel in Thessaloniki-Greece, September 25-30, 2017.

Presentations will be for 30 minutes including questions. Extended abstract (3-4 pages) of papers presented at ACS 2017 will be published in AIP Proceedings (American Institute of Physics).

The symposium will be devoted to curves and surfaces and their modeling, 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) ??

**10) Title: ISA 2017 4th International Symposium on Intelligent Systems and Algorithms**

__Organizer:__**Dr. Martin Kotyrba – Chairman, Assoc. Prof. Eva Volna – Vice-Chairman and Prof. Ivan Zelinka– Vice-Chairman, University of Ostrava , Department of Informatics and Computers, 30. dubna 22, 70103 Ostrava, Czech Republic and VŠB - Technical University of Ostrava , Department of Computer Science, 17. listopadu 15, 708 33 Ostrava-Poruba, Czech Republic**

__E-mail:__ martin.kotyrba@osu.cz, eva.volna@osu.cz, ivan.zelinka@vsb.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.

Extended abstracts will be published in a Special Volume of the world-renowned AIP Conference Proceedings. The American Institute of Physics (AIP) Conference Series is a very well known series of Conference Proceedings, which is included in the leading databases of scientific & engineering literature including, ISI Web of Knowledge, MathSciNet, Scopus, Scirus, Google Scholar, etc and in the past had been included in SCIE.

TOPICS

- Genetic Algorithms
- Genetic Programming
- Grammatical Evolution
- Differential Evolution
- Evolutionary Strategies
- Hybrid and Distributed Algorithms
- Fuzzy Logic, Expert Systems
- Neural Networks
- Multi-Agent Systems
- Artificial Life
- Chaos, Complexity, Fractals
- SWARM Computing
- Mathematical Optimization
- Stochastic Optimization
- Information technology, Image Processing, Computer Vision
- Web Ontologies, Deductions, OWL, Adaptive E-learning

**11) Title: The Seventh 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) andNorth-German Supercomputing Alliance (HLRN), Germany**

__E-mail:__ ruckema@uni-muenster.de

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

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, intelligent and autonomous 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

**12) Title: 2 ^{nd} Symposium on mathematical modeling and numerical simulation of physical and chemical phenomena in porous materials**

__Organizer:__**Prof. Jaroslav Kruis, Department of Mechanics, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Czech Technical University in Prague, Thákurova 7, 16629 Prague 6, Czech Republic**

__E-mail:__ jaroslav.kruis@fsv.cvut.cz

Porous materials are a frequent subject of investigation in many areas of applied science and engineering, such as soil mechanics, rock mechanics, petroleum engineering, construction engineering, hydrogeology, geophysics or food science. The porous media analysis include, among others, natural (soils, rocks), artificial (concrete, ceramics) or biological materials (food products, wood). Physical and chemical phenomena occurring in porous materials can be described conveniently by mathematical modeling and subsequent numerical simulation of heat, mass and momentum transport and storage processes.

This symposium brings together mathematicians, computer scientists, physicists, chemists, biologists and engineers working in the field of modeling, simulation, characterization and assessment of physical and chemical phenomena in porous materials. The main topics involve but are not limited to:

- Theoretical modeling of physical and chemical phenomena
- Numerical simulations of transport and storage processes
- Characterization of porous materials
- Assessment of model parameters
- Applications in applied science and engineering

**13) Title: Fifth mini-symposium on “Physical-chemical gas-dynamics: Non-equilibrium processes modeling and simulation” **

__Organizer:__**Prof. Dr. Yuriy Gorbachev, Geolink Technologies LLC, St.-Petersburg, Russia.**

__E-mail:__ yuriy.gorbachev@gmail.com URL: http://www.geolink-technologies.com

Description of the non-equilibrium effects in reactive gas mixtures constitutes a grand challenge in physical-chemical gas-dynamics. Such processes are of great interest for the fields such as plasma physics, aerospace engineering, astrophysics, chemical engineering, etc. They require the development of sophisticated models and computational techniques to accurately simulate the diversity and complexity of non-equilibrium problems, and to effectively capture the wide range of relevant physical phenomena within these simulations.

This mini-symposium aims to provide a forum for specialists in reactive gas mixtures modeling and simulation, to identify and discuss, express and publish their expert views on current research, 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, and address various issues in the areas of physical-chemical gas-dynamics. We hope that the mini-symposium eventually will contribute significantly to the knowledge in the field.

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

We cordially invite you to submit papers presenting the results of original research in the area of modeling and simulation of non-equilibrium processes. According the requirements of the main Conference http://icnaam.org/abstract.htm, the papers in the form of extended abstracts (3-4 A4 pages) should be sent to yuriy.gorbachev@gmail.com no later than 21 June, 2017.

The papers presented during ICNAAM will be published in world-renowned AIP (American Institute of Physics) Proceedings.

**14) Title: The Second Symposium in Recent Developments in Differential and Integro-Differential Equations and Their Applications**

__Organizer:__**Prof. Muhammed I. Syam, Department of Mathematical Sciences, UAE University, Al-Ain, UAE andDr. Muhammad Asif Zahoor Raja, Department of Electrical Engineering, COSATS Institute of Information Technology, Attock, Pakistan**

__E-mail:__ m.syam@uaeu.ac.ae

In this symposium, we invite papers that focus on recent and novel developments in the computational methods for solving differential and integro-differential equations, especially on such areas as numerical methods for solving initial and boundary value problem with integer derivatives, fractional ordinary and partial differential equations, fractional integro-differential equations, fractional integral transforms, fractional integral equations and inequalities, and on various applications thereof.

We are proud to announce that the Proceedings of ICNAAM 2017 will be published in the very famous AIP (American Institute of Physics) Conference Proceedings. More information can be found at: http://www.icnaam.org/proceeding.htm

Selected papers will be published in high reputation journals. For more details, see the site of the conference http://www.icnaam.org/

**15) Title: Statistics and Modelling**

__Organizer:__**Milan Stehlik, Professor at Institute of Statistics, University of Valparaíso, V Región, Valparaíso, Chile and Assoc. Professor at Johannes Kepler University, Linz, Austria**

__E-mail:__ mlnstehlik@gmail.com

We focuss on good practices in both modelling and statistics for engineering, ecology, medicine and physical sciences. Both applied and theoretical aspects are considered.

**16) Title: 2nd Symposium on Difference & Differential Equations and Applications**

__Organizer:__**Sandra Pinelas, Academia Militar, Departamento de Ciências Exactas e Naturais, Amadora, Portugal**

__E-mail:__ sandra.pinelas@gmail.com

**Web: https://sites.google.com/site/sandrapinelas/sd-dea-2017**

The Second Symposium on Difference & Differential Equations and Applications will be devoted to classical topics of the theory of differential & difference equations and different kinds of nonlocal interactions: ordinary differential equations, dynamical systems, partial equations, functional differential equations, applications.

**17) Title: The methods of consructing intelligent and adaptive control for problems of physical, biological and socio-economic processes modeling**

__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

**18) Title: Workshop on Numerical Computation in 2D and 3D Data Analysis**

__Organizer:__**a) main chair: Prof. Ryszard Kozera, Faculty of Applied Informatics and Maths, Warsaw Uni. of Life Sciences – SGGW, Nowoursynowska str. 159, 02-776 Warsaw, Poland, also adjunct Associate Prof. , School of Comp. Sc. and Software Eng., The Uni. of Western Australia, 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley, 6009, Perth, Australia. b) co-chair: Dr Agnieszka Szczęsna, Institute of Informatics, Silesian Uni. of Technology, Akademicka str. 16, 44-100 Gliwice, Poland. c) co-chair: Dr Artur Wiliński, Faculty of Applied Informatics and Maths, Warsaw Uni. of Life Sciences – SGGW, Nowoursynowska str. 159, 02-776 Warsaw, Poland.**

__E-mail:__ ryszard.kozera@gmail.com

a) Goals/motivation: numerical computation plays a vital 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 computation with the emphasis on recovery of multidimensional data (including 2D and 3D Data) obtained in various fields of science and technology.

b) Topics of importance: high accuracy measurements for trajectory and shape recovery, in human gait and motion restoration, facial expression description, intelligent video analysis and motion acquisition, image processing and biometrics, feature extraction, medical image processing, multi-resolution analysis, statistical and mathematical models, machine learning and classification 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 are intended to be examined in this symposium. 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.

c) Symposium format: it is intended to consist of oral sessions run during 1-2 day(s) within September 25th-30th of 2017. The speakers will deliver the talks and possible software presentation in 20-30 minutes time intervals. Each co-chair will present at least one paper. If the number of accepted papers is large then some of them may be re-allocated to the poster session (if agreed with ICNAAM organizers). All accepted papers will be published in post ICNAAM’17 Conference prestigious AIP Proceedings (subject to the oral presentation by one of the paper’s co-authors).

**19) Title: Ninth Symposium on Recent Trends in the Numerical Solution of Differential Equations**

__Organizer:__**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: http://web.math.unifi.it/users/brugnano/ICNAAM2017/**

**20) Title: Some Applications of the Novel Numerical Methods**

__Organizer:__**Prof. Dr. Mustafa Inc, Department of Mathematics, Fırat University, Elazığ, Turkey; Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ali Akgul, Department of Mathematics, Siirt University, Siirt, Turkey**

__E-mail:__ minc@firat.edu.tr; aliakgul00727@gmail.com

The main goal of this session will be on the novel numerical methods for the solution of the problems related to the applications in Engineering. This session covers many subjects: from new numerical techniques and fundamental research until engineering implementations.

The organizers aim to provide a place where investigators, scientists, engineers and practitioners throughout the world can present and discuss the latest achievements and future challenges that will improve future understanding of our reality.

We invite researchers to submit their original research articles that will improve the applications of proposed analyses techniques.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

- Fluid-structure interactions
- Fractional Calculus
- Solution of the difference equation and its behavior
- mathematics applied in economics
- Boundary Value Problems
- Material Science and engineering
- Computational Methods

**21) Title: 2nd Symposium on Analytical and Numerical Methods for Mathematical Models in Applied Sciences**

__Organizer:__**Marianna Ruggieri and Maria Paola Speciale**

__E-mail:__ marianna.ruggieri@unikore.it; mpspeciale@unime.it

The second edition of the symposium “Analytical and Numerical Methods for Mathematical Models in Applied Sciences” deals with mathematical problems and of their numerical and/or analytical formulations characterized by applicability in the applied sciences. Specifically, the topics of interest of this session are focused on mathematical modelling of systems in applied sciences, on mathematical methods for the qualitative/quantitative and numerical analysis of mod- els of mathematical physics and technological sciences, analytical and numerical techniques for solving differential equations. Moreover, the session will cover a wide range of mathematical and computational issues in modern applied sciences with particular regards to classical and continuum models from an impressive array of disciplines, including: mathematical physics, biology, engineering problems, fluid and solid mechanics, physics and computer science.

**22) 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

- digraphs, tournaments and their generalizations

- graph algorithms

**23) Title: Theoretical and Applied Challenges of Dynamical Systems**

__Organizer:__**Carla M.A. Pinto, Adjunct Professor, PhD, School of Engineering, Polytechnic of Porto, Department of Mathematics, Rua Dr António Bernardino de Almeida, 431 - 4200-072 - Porto - Portugal and Dr. Ir. Cristina MURESAN, Department of Automation Faculty of Automation and Computer Science Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania **

__E-mail:__ cpinto@fc.up.pt; cristina.pop@aut.utcluj.ro

Dynamical systems have been applied to model a variety of systems in epidemiology, Robotics, and most of the engineering branches. In this symposium, 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.

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

__Organizer:__**Prof. Ing. Juraj Králik, CSc. ^{1)}, Assoc.prof.Ing. Eva Kormaníková, PhD. ^{2)} Assoc.prof.Ing. Martin Krejsa, PhD. ^{3)}**

^{1)}Faculty of Civil Engineering, STU in Bratislava, Slovakia^{2)}Faculty of Civil Engineering, TU in Košice, Slovakia^{3)}Faculty of Civil Engineering, VSB-TU in Ostrava, Czech Republic

__E-mail:__ juraj.kralik@stuba.sk, eva.kormanikova@tuke.sk, martin.krejsa@vsb.cz

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 gives 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.

**25) Title: 3rd Symposium on Integrated Computational Tools for Advanced Manufacturing**

__Organizer:__**Nuno Alves, Centre for Rapid and Sustainable Product Development, Polytechnic Institute of Leiria, Paula Faria, Centre for Rapid and Sustainable Product Development, School of Technology and Management, Polytechnic Institute of Leiria, URL: www.cdrsp.ipleiria.pt, Phone: +351 244 569 441, Portugal, Phone: +351 22 508 1720**

__E-mail:__ nuno.alves@ipleiria.pt, paula.faria@ipleiria.pt

The The third edition of the Symposium on Integrated Computational Tools for Advanced Manufacturing (ICT4AM), being held within ICNAAM 2017, will be a relevant forum for the scientific exchange of multidisciplinary issues related to Integrated Computational Tools for Advanced Manufacturing and related areas. ICT4AM aims at making a significant contribution for further development of these fields.

Topics may include, but are not limited to:

- CAD/CAM/CAE tools
- Multi-dimensional Modelling (nDCAD)
- Mono and Multi-objective Optimization
- Micro and Nano Modelling
- Micro and Nanotechnologies
- Computer Modelling and Simulation of Additive, Subtractive and Forming Manufacturing Processes
- Computer-Aided Technologies for Bio-manufacturing

All accepted papers will be published in the AIP (American Institute of Physics) Proceedings

**26) Title: Statistical Inference in Copula Models and Markov Processes II
**

__Organizer:__**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 __URL:__ http://www.ime.unicamp.br/~veronica/

The symposium will be devoted to the latest developments in statistical inference related to Copula’s models, Copula-based coefficients and Markov´s processes. Special attention will be given to recent theoretical results and to prominent applications.

Main topics:

-Copula Models and Properties;

-Statistical Inference in Copula Models;

-Markov Models and Properties;

-Statistical Inference in Markov Processes;

-Dependence Coefficients;

-Information Criteria for Markov Processes;

-Copula Based Procedures with Applications;

-Markov Processes Procedures with Applications.

**27) Title: Computational Bio- Imaging and Visualization**

__Organizer:__**João Manuel R. S. Tavares, Instituto de Ciência e Inovação em Engenharia Mecânica e Engenharia Industrial, Faculdade de Engenharia, Universidade do Porto, Porto, Portugal and R. M. Natal Jorge, Instituto de Ciência e Inovação em Engenharia Mecânica e Engenharia Industrial, Faculdade de Engenharia, Universidade do Porto, Porto, Portugal**

__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.

**28) Title: 3rd Symposium on Numerical Analysis of Heat Transfer in Porous Medium **

__Organizer:__**Dr. Irfan Anjum Magami, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering University of Malaya Kuala Lumpur, 50603 Malaysia Ph: +6-0379674463**

__E-mail:__ irfan_magami@Rediffmail.com, magami.irfan@gmail.com

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

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 of following topics but not limited to
- Natural/Mixed/Forced convection
- Double diffusion
- MHD flow
- Conjugate heat transfer
- Nanofluid
- Newtonian/ Non-Newtonian flow
- Multiphase flow
- Saturated/Unsaturated Porous Media
- Solution Techniques of governing equations in porous media
- Advances in mathematical modeling of heat transfer in porous medium

**29) Title: New trends in the study of linear approximation processes**

__Organizer:__**Octavian Agratini, Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science, Babes-Bolyai University**

__E-mail:__ agratini@math.ubbcluj.ro

The symposium will bring together specialists in the field of approximation functions. We aim to study classical operators as well as introducing of new classes of operators investigating their approximation properties for functions belonging to different spaces. We are interested by operators introduced by using probabilistic tools, by Fourier analysis and by wavelets analysis.

**30) Title: Third Symposium on Mathematical Modelling of Hydrological Sciences**

__Organizer:__**Francesco Napolitano & Fabio Russo, Sapienza Università di Roma, DICEA (Dipartimento di Ingegneria Civile Edile Ambientale)**

__E-mail:__ francesco.napolitano@uniroma1.it, fabio.russo@uniroma1.it

Since the origin of Hydrological sciences the connection between natural phenomena and mathematical formulation of solutions has been clearly identified as a main topic. Reliability and simplicity are thus two of the most important words for people who are involved in such researches, and the main objectives for operators in this field.

Every aspect of hydrological sciences can be improved by Mathematical Modelling, from comprehension and modelling of extreme events (for both wet and dry periods), to management of water systems (natural or artificial), until the source of many uncertainty for this kind of problems: the meteorological field.

Data collection and computation still remain of great importance, from the measurement of hydro-meteorological variables to the analysis of big datasets and historical series. Efforts in such direction are also the ones oriented in regionalization, spatial distribution and extension of prediction to ungauged sites.

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.

**31) Title: The 1st symposium on Metaheuristic, Matheuristic and hyperheuristic: Theory and Applications **

__Organizer:__**Surafel Luleseged Tilahun **and Aderemi Adewumi**, School of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa**

__E-mail:__ surafelaau@yahoo.com; tilahuns@ukzn.ac.za; adewumia@ukzn.ac.za

This symposium is planned to be an avenue for a discussion in recent contributions and possible future works in metaheuristic, matheuristic and hyperheuristic algorithms. The call is open to interested established researchers as well as young researchers who can benefit from knowing what the recent advances in the field are. Contribution to the symposium is very welcome. The keywords for the call are the following:

- Metaheuristic
- Evolutionary computation and applications
- Swarm intelligence and applications
- Matheuristics and applications
- Hyperheuristics and applications
- Uncertainty handling (probability theory, fuzzy theory or grey system incorporation)
- Multiple objective and multilevel optimization
- Convergence and asymptotic analysis
- Benchmarking (Benchmark problem for multiobjective, multilevel, integer, mixed, continuous, involving uncertainty problems)

The call is not limited to the keywords listed above.

32) Title: **Numerical Methods for Renewable Energy Applications Symposium**

__Organizer:__ **Ahmad Vasel-Be-Hagh, Physical Ocean Science and Engineering, College of Earth, Ocean and Environment, University of Delaware, Newark, DE 19716, USA**

__E-mail:__ **vaselb@udel.edu**

The world is moving toward a sustainable energy future, and the development of technologies that facilitate this transition is crucial. Hence, we are organizing the Numerical Methods for Renewable Energy Applications Symposium to bring together some of the best applied mathematicians, engineers and scientists engaged in Sustainable Energy Engineering to share some of the most recent advances in renewable energy conversion, storage and/or utilization.

The development of numerical methods relevant to renewable energy computations and computational analysis of renewable energy systems are both pertinent to this symposium. Benchmark solutions, as well as case studies, are also within the scope of the Numerical Methods for Renewable Energy Applications Symposium. Energy fields include, but are not limited to, carbon capture and storage, wind, bio energy, solar/PV, hydro, and geothermal.

33) Title: **Applied Mathematics in Chemotaxis Model Equations of the Life Sciences**

__Organizer:__ **Robert Willie, School of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Sciences, University of KwaZulu-Natal. Westville Campus, P.Bag X54001. Durban. South Africa**

__E-mail:__ **willier@ukzn.ac.za**

- Applied Mathematics: Evolutionary equations, Dynamical systems, Spectral analysis, Index -degree and bifurcation theory, Asymptotic methods, Control theory (ODEs. & PDEs.), Optimization, Numerical analysis-methods-algorithms, Multidisciplinary combining Algorithms, Harmonic analysis for PDEs, Variational techniques for differential equations, and Blow-up analysis for evolutionary equations. Applied statistics and probability theory. Bioengineering Sciences.
- Keller-Segel Chemotaxis Model Equations: Classical, Attraction-repulsion, Porous media diffusion vs noninear chemical sensitivity. Chemical reaction types: HodgekinHuxley, Gierer-Meinhardt, Thomas, Grey-Scott, Lengyel and Epstein. Equations for the flow of electrons and holes in a semiconductor with electrical potential. Population genetics equations. Nuclear reactor dynamics (multigroup neutron diffusion equations). Chemotaxis- Navier -Stokes equations. Chemotaxis- Ginzburg-Landau-equations of superconductivity/fluidity. Chemotaxis-Magneto-Hydrodynamics equations.

34) Title: **StochAstic Models: Methods and Applications (SAMMA 2017)**

__Organizer:__ **Tuan Phung-Duc, Division of Policy and Planning Sciences, Faculty of Engineering, Information and Systems Sciences, University of Tsukuba, 1-1-1 Tennodai, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8573, Japan (tuan@sk.tsukuba.ac.jp), personal website: http://infoshako.sk.tsukuba.ac.jp/~tuan/ , Dr. Ioannis Dimitriou, Lecturer of the Department of Mathematics, University of Patras, Greece, Postal Address: Department of Mathematics, University of Patras, 26500 Patras, Greece. Website: http://www.math.upatras.gr/~idimit/ , Dr. Eleni Vatamidou, Post-doctoral researcher, MAESTRO Group, INRIA, Sophia-Antipolis, 2004 Route des Lucioles B.P. 93, 06902 Sophia Antipolis Cedex, France.**

__E-mail:__ tuan@sk.tsukba.ac.jp, idimit@math.upatras.gr and **eleni.vatamidou@inria.fr **

__Website:__ http://idimit.wixsite.com/samma-icnaam17

• Matrix analytic methods

• Queueing models and scheduling disciplines

• Markov processes

• Markov additive processes

• Markov decision processes

• Risk Processes

• Level-dependent structured Markov chains (e.g. QBD, M/G/1, G/M/1, etc.)

• Stochastic biological models

• Performance models for telecommunications and information systems

• Stochastic models for power-saving policies in communication systems

• Performance models for call centers

• Computational methods

• Supply chain models

• Reliability analysis

• Stochastic models in manufacturing

• Production and inventory management

• Fluid and diﬀusion limits

• Multidimensional Markov chains

35) Title: **Computational Algorithms on Engineering problems**

__Organizer:__ **Qasem M. Al-Mdallal, Department of Mathematical Sciences, UAE University, Al Ain, P.O. Box 15551, UAE and Rizwan Ul Haq, Department of Electrical Engineering, Bahria University, Islamabad Campus, Islamabad, 44000, Pakistan**

__E-mail:__ **q.almdallal@uaeu.ac.ae; r.haq.qau@gmail.com**

In recent years, computational algorithms on Engineering problems have been a subject of numerous investigations by scientists from mathematics, physics and engineering communities. In this symposium, we invite talks that focus on recent and significant developments in computational algorithms that are applicable to engineering problems in fluid mechanics, fluid dynamics, fluid-structure interaction, and micro and bio fluidics.

This symposium will take a part in the International Conference of Numerical Analysis and Applied Mathematics ICNAAM 2017, Thessaloniki, Greece, 25th-30th September, 2017.

We are proud to announce that the Proceedings of ICNAAM 2017 will be published in the very famous AIP (American Institute of Physics) Conference Proceedings. More information can be found at: http://www.icnaam.org/proceeding.htm

Selected papers will be published in high reputation journals. For more details, see the site of the conference http://www.icnaam.org/

36) Title: **Applied Mathematics/Statistics in Economics, Management & Finance**

__Organizer:__ **Esmaiel Abounoori, Professor of Econometrics & Social Statistics, Department of Economics, University of Semnan, Semnan, Iran. Tel: 0098-911-111 2176, Tel: 0098-23 3336 3589. http://profs.semnan.ac.ir/English/ProfsFirstPage.aspx?Pid=29**

__E-mail:__ **e.abounoori@profs.semnan.ac.ir, esmaiel.abounoori@gmail.com, esmaiel.abounoori@yahoo.com**

Economics, Management and Finance always involve some degrees of Uncertainty. These to some extent can be reduced using Mathematica-Statistical Models.

The aim of this Symposium will be the application of Mathematical modelling of Economics, Managements, and Finance, then converting to the Statistical models or generally Econometric Model to estimate the effective parameters.

This would help the decision makers to some extent overcome uncertainty for wise decision making.

37) Title: **Fifth Symposium on Computational Mathematics and its Applications**

__Organizers:__ **Associate Prof. Waheed K. Zahra (Egypt), Dr. Manal. M. Hikal (Egypt) and Dr. Mohamed A. Bek (Egypt)**

__E-mail:__ **wzahra@f-eng.tanta.edu.eg,waheed.zahra@ejust.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, biology and environmental problems will be highlighted.

- 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

38) Title: **IV Mini Symposium on Symmetry Methods and Applications for Differential Equations**

__Organizers:__ **Maria Santos Bruzón 1, Igor Leite Freire 2, Maria Luz Gandarias 1, Chaudry Masood Khalique 3, Mariano Torrisi 4 and Rita Tracinà 4**

**1 Department of Mathematics, University of Cadiz, Puerto Real, Spain**

**2 Centro de Matemática, Computação e Cognição, Universidade Federal do ABC, UFABC, Santo André, Brazil**

**3 nternational Institute for Symmetry Analysis and Mathematical Modelling, Department of Mathematical Sciences, North-West University, Mafikeng Campus, Mmabatho, South Africa**

**4 Dipartimento di Matematica e Informatica, University of Catania, Italy**

__E-mail:__ **marialuz.gandarias@uca.es**

Many physical phenomena in science and engineering are modelled by nonlinear differential equations. There is no doubt that Lie symmetry methods are one of the most effective set of techniques to find exact solutions of such nonlinear differential equations. They have been used by several scientists and applied to various nonlinear models in physics, biology, engineering,economics, etc.

39) Title: **Sixth 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.

- 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.

40) Title: **Financial Mathematics, Risk Management and Stochastic Equations with Applications**

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

__E-mail:__ **dr.mostafanouri@gmail.com**

- Financial mathematics
- Risk management
- 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.

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

__Organizers:__ **Prof. Abel Rouboa, UTAD : University of Tras-os-Montes e Alto Douro, Vila Real, Portugal and Prof. Khalid Bouziane, UIR : International University of Rabat, Rabat, Morocco **

__E-mail:__ **rouboa@utad.pt; rouboa@seas.upenn.edu**

**Publications:**

**The scope of the symposium**

- Renewable Energy Conversion (REC), Biomass, Biofuel, Hydrogen & Fuel Cells, Energy Storage.
- ComputationalMethods for REC.
- ComputationalFluid Dynamics.
- HeatandmassTransfer.
- Pyrolysis.
- Combustion.
- Gasification.
- Multiphasefluidflowproblems.
- Turbulenceproblems.
- Optimization.
- Scale-upanalysis.
- Statisticalanalysis for REC.

**The scientific committee**

**Contact details**

42) Title: **High Performance Computing for Advanced Modeling and Simulation of Building Virtual Reactor**

__Organizer:__ **Prof. Dr. Changjun Hu,School of Computer and Communication Engineering, University of Science and Technology Beijing, Beijing 100083,P. R. China**

__Contact:__ **Xianmeng Wang, School of Computer and Communication Engineering, University of Science and Technology Beijing, Beijing 100083,P. R. China**

__E-mail:__ **huchangjun@ies.ustb.edu.cn; wangxianmeng@xs.ustb.edu.cn**

- Data-driven mathematics and physical modeling for parallel simulations
- Multi-scale and multi-physics modeling
- Advanced numerical methods
- Particle Transport Problems
- High performance MOC method for neutron transport research
- Advanced MC method for neutron transport research
- Modeling and simulation in material performance and optimization
- Computational fluid dynamics in thermal hydraulics
- Nuclear fuel performance research
- Applied and Computational Mechanics
- Virtual operating environment
- Uncertainty quantification and validation
- Performance optimization of virtual reactors
- Performance modeling and auto-tuning methods
- High Performance Computing (HPC)
- Parallel techniques and hybrid programming
- Scalable algorithms and advanced computational techniques
- Domain decomposition methods

43) Title: **5th Symposium on DecisionSupport Systems 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, Rector, 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, neural networks and other.

- decision support systems for construction contractors prequalification
- decision support systems for supplier/subcontractors selection
- construction project risk assessment
- auditing quality management systems in construction
- the comparison of construction works and firms
- decision support systems for evaluating alternative construction technology
- fuzzy logic in cost calculation of construction projects
- fuzzy based models for construction time: cost trade-off
- using mathematical models for determining construction schedules
- using 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 mathematical models for construction project monitoring and control

**3rd Symposium on Computational Modeling and Experimental Assessment of Transport Processes in Porous Building Materials**

__Organizer:__ **Prof. Oldrich Zmeskal, Brno University of Technology, Faculty of Chemistry, Purkynova 118, CZ‐612 00 Brno, Czech Republic**

__E-mail:__ **zmeskal@fch.vutbr.cz**

- 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
- Applications in renovation of historical buildings and monuments
- Other applications in building science and building practice

45) Title: **Numerical Analysis in Medical Imaging and Signal Processing**

__Organizer:__ **Prof. Dr. Houjin Chen, School of Electronic and Information Engineering, Beijing Jiaotong University, China**

__E-mail:__ **hjchen@bjtu.edu.cn**

Mathematical modeling and numerical analysis are indispensable tools in medical imaging, biomedical image processing, and signal processing research.

This symposium will focus on research topics related to new development of mathematical modeling and numerical analysis in medical imaging and signal processing, including, but not limited to,

- Mathematical modeling in medical images
- Numerical analysis in image and signal processing
- Optimization in signal and image processing
- Quantitative medical image analysis
- New development in medical imaging modalities
- Machine learning in medical image and signal processing
- Performance evaluation in signal detection and classification

46) 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.

47) Title: **4th Symposium in Semigroups of Linear Operators and Applications **

__Organizer:__** Dr.**** Ludovic Dan LEMLE, University Politehnica of Timisoara, Romania**

__E-mail:__ **dan.lemle@fih.upt.ro**

Scope: The 4th Symposium on Semigroups of Linear Operators and Applications brings together researchers from all the world to present new results in the theory of semigroups of linear operators and its applications. Besides scheduling talks from established mathematicians, we will give opportunity to junior researchers to present their works.

The topic covered by Symposium include (but is not limited to):

theory of semigroups of linear operators:

[MSC2010 47D03] Groups and Semigroups of Linear Operators

[MSC2010 47D06] One-parameter Semigroups and Linear Evolution Equations

[MSC2010 47D07] Markov Semigroups and Applications to Diffusion Processes

[MSC2010 47D08] Schrodinger and Feynman-Kac Semigroups

[MSC2010 47D09] Operator Sine and Cosine Functions

[MSC2010 47D60] C-semigroups

[MSC2010 47D62] Integrated Semigroups

and its applications to:

[MSC2010 60J60] Diffusion Processes

[MSC2010 58J65] Diffusion Processes and Stochastic Analysis on Manifolds

[MSC2010 81Q10] Selfadjoint Operator Theory in Quantum Theory

[MSC2010 82C20] Dynamic Lattice Systems

48) Title: **Metaheuristic and Numerical Analysis in Engineering**

__Organizer:__** Prof. Dr. Yusuf Cengiz Toklu, Okan University, Assoc. Dr. Gebrail Bekdas, Dr. S. Melih Nigdeli and Asst. Prof. Baris Sayin, Department of Civil Engineering, Istanbul University, Avcılar, Istanbul-Turkey, Tel: +90 212 4737070; Fax: +90 212 4737176**

__E-mail:__ **cengiztoklu@gmail.com, bekdas@istanbul.edu.tr, melihnig@istanbul.edu.tr, barsayin@istanbul.edu.tr**

Metaheuristic algorithms are inspired by observations made from natural phenomena. In engineering, science and technology, metaheuristic methods have proved to be very effective in solving optimization problems. Together with conventional numerical methods, using also the advantage of enormous developments in computer sciences both in hardware and software, engineers and academicians are now able to tackle problems which were untouchable only a few decades ago. The aim of this mini symposium is to bring together leading academicians and engineers working on metaheuristic methods and numerical analysis in a multidisciplinary medium for discussing recent advances and interesting case studies in related fields.

The highlighted topics (but are not limited to) are:

- Metaheuristic algorithms and applications
- Evolutionary algorithms and applications
- Hybrid algorithms
- Fuzzy logic in engineering
- Probability and statics in engineering
- Finite element method in engineering
- Numerical methods in structural analysis
- Numerical methods in mechanics
- Numerical methods and optimization in management
- Numerical methods in transportation
- Active and passive control applications
- Structural and system dynamics
- Structural optimization in design and analysis
- Optimization in construction management
- Optimization in all fields of science and engineering