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 16 July 2018. In the Proceedings of ICNAAM 2018 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 2018. 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 13th International Symposium on Numerical Analysis of Fluid Flows, Heat and Mass Transfer - Numerical Fluids 2018

Organizer: Prof. Dr. Dia Zeidan, School of Basic Sciences and Humanities, 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 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


2) Title: 3rd Symposium on Difference & Differential Equations and Applications

Organizer: Sandra Pinelas, Academia Militar, Departamento de Ciências Exactas e Naturais, Amadora, Portugal



The Third 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.



3) Title:  The Fifth Symposium on Approximation of Curves and Surfaces (ACS 2018)

Organizers: Prof. Dr. Abedallah Rababah,  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 and Professor Dr. Ulrich Reif, Department of Mathematics, TU Darmstadt. 64289 Darmstadt, Germany



The Fifth Symposium on Approximation of Curves and Surfaces will be held within ICNAAM 2018 that will take place at  Sheraton Hotel in Rhodes-Greece, September 13-18, 2018.
The symposium will be devoted to the theory and practice of curves and surfaces. Topics of interest including, but are not restricted to
  • Representation forms: Bernstein polynomials, splines, orthogonal polynomials, wavelets, subdivision
  • Approximation techniques: degree conversion, interpolation, error estimates, finite elements
  • Applications: Computer Aided Design, Image and Signal Processing, Computer Graphics, Computer Vision, Engineering, Life Sciences
Time slots for presentations will be 30 minutes including discussion. Extended abstracts (3-4 pages) of papers presented at ACS 2018 will be published in AIP Proceedings (American Institute of Physics).

4) Title: The Eighth Symposium on Advanced Computation and Information in Natural and Applied Sciences

Organizer: Dr. rer. nat. Claus-Peter Ruckemann, Leibniz Universitat Hannover and Westfalische Wilhelms-Universitat Munster (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, 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
Deadline for submitting your fully formatted 4 page paper for peer review: May 4, 2018 (final date). Deadline for improved paper and sources: June 22, 2018 (final date). Other deadlines and relevant information, e.g., regarding registration, can be found in the section of Dates of Importance, at

5) Title: 5th International Symposium on Intelligent Systems and Algorithms (ISA 2018)

Organizers: Dr. Martin Kotyrba – Chairman, Assoc. Prof. Eva Volna – Vice-Chairman, 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

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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.
  • GeneticAlgorithms
  • 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
Best selected papers from ISA 2017 will be invited to be extended and subsequently sent for reviews and publishing for special issue in the following journals:
  • Intelligent Systems, IEEE International Journal.
  • Journal of Numerical Analysis, Industrial and Applied Mathematics (JNAIAM), which is the official journal of European Society of Computational Methods in Sciences and Engineering
  • Mathematical Methods in the Applied Sciences (Wiley & Sons)
Papers in the form of extended abstracts, max. 4 pages according to the AIP template, should be sent to
Paper submission deadline 10 June 2018
We note that our policy for the publication of more than one papers is the following: For one paper: 300 EUR / For two papers: 450 EUR


6) Title: 3rd 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



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

7) Title: Recent Advances and Current Research on the Difference Equations and its Applications

Organizer: Professor Dr. Seifedine Kadry, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Beirut Arab University, Lebanon and Professor Dr. Abdelkhalak EL HAMI, LOFIMS Laboratory, INSA de Rouen, France

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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

8) Title: Statistics and Modelling

Organizer: Milan Stehlik, Department of Applied Statistics and Linz Institute of Technology, Johannes Kepler University in Linz, Austria and Department of Statistics, University of Valparaiso, Valparaiso,  Chile



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


All areas of Statistical; probabilistic and Stochastical Modelling are addressed.     

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

Organizer: Prof 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



The Symposium will provide 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..
All the papers presented at the conference will be published in a special volume of the AIP (American Institute of Physics) Conference Proceedings. The length of each paper cannot exceed 4 pages.
Selected presented papers will be announced after the symposium.
We remind our participants that registration is obligatory: otherwise your manuscript will be rejected during publication process (please visit the website of ICNAAM: Registration). If you pay your registration fees and the paper will be rejected afterwards, the amount will be paid back to you - therefore we encourage all the participants to benefit from discounts of the early or normal registration.
The scope of the symposium
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.
  • HeatandmassTransfer.
  • Pyrolysis.
  • Combustion.
  • Gasification.
  • Multiphasefluidflowproblems.
  • Turbulenceproblems.
  • Optimization.
  • Scale-up analysis.
  • Statistical analysis for REC.
The scientific committee
Prof. Abel Rouboa
Prof. Khalid Bouziane
International Scientific Committee
  • AlirezaKhoeiniPoorfar, Department of Energy Conversion, Combustion Research, Iran University of Science and Technology (IUST), Tehran, Iran
  • Antonia Perez De Los Rios, UniversityofMurcia, Murcia, Spain
  • Armando Soares, School of Technology and Science, University of TAD, Vila Real, Portugal
  • Eliseu Monteiro, PolytechnicInstituteof Portalegre, Portalegre, Portugal
  • Khalid Bouziane, International University of Rabat, Rabat, Morocco
  • Mohammad Zhiani, Isfahan University of Technology, Iran
  • Paulo Brito, PolitecnicInstituteof Portalegre, Portalegre, Portugal
  • Ricardo Chacartegui – Energy Department of University of Seville, Seville, Spain
  • Tamer Ismael, Department of Basic Science, Cairo University, Giza, Egypt
  • Valter Silva, INEGI –FEUP, Porto, Portugal.
Contact details
Prof 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
Additional informations:

10) Title: 2nd Symposium on: Modeling and Optimization for Big Data Analytics with Applications

Organizers: Dr. M.A. Hariri-Ardebili, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Colorado, Boulder, USA (Specialist in real-world application of probabilistic/statistics methods) and Dr. F. Pourkamali-Anaraki, Department of Applied Mathematics, University of Colorado, Boulder, USA (Specialist in theoretical aspects of modeling and optimization for big data analytics)



Data is the currency for modern scientists and engineering. Data-related problems are growing in size, deriving the demand for efficient learning and optimization techniques. Analyzing large volume of data results in significant advancements in various fields such as science and engineering.
The Symposium focuses on cross-disciplinary efforts to apply probabilistic and statistical techniques to modern applications arising in various engineering fields, including Civil, Mechanical, Aerospace, and Electrical Engineering. 
The Symposium covers following topics but not limited to the following areas:
  • Modeling Big Data 
  • Efficient Optimization Techniques in Engineering Application 
  • Signal Processing in Engineering Applications 
  • Time/Data Adaptive Methods
  • Prediction and Forecasting Methods
  • Regression and Classification Techniques 
  • Non-Linear Signal Processing and Data Analysis Techniques 
  • Data Visualization in Engineering Problems

11) Title: Numerical Modeling and Simulation of Laser Processing of Materials

Organizer: Yuewei Ai, School of Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, USA



The laser processing of materials is growing used in a variety of industries, e.g. automotive, marine, power plants, biomedical micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) and BioMEMS devices, etc. This symposium is focused on the challenges and opportunities faced by laser processing of materials. Better understanding of the interaction of the laser and materials and revealing the involved mechanism through the modeling and simulation are of great significance for achieving the high productivity and quality. Multi-disciplinary discussion and debate about the heating, melting, solidification, evaporation of laser processing will be encouraged.
The topics include, but are not limited to:
  • Laser welding,
  • Laser cutting,
  • Laser drilling,
  • Laser depositing,
  • Laser 3D printing,
  • Laser-assisted machining,
  • Laser surface treating,
  • Laser cladding,
  • Materials processing with high power laser
  • High efficiency computation for laser processing
  • Laser process monitoring and control
  • Laser processing of biological materials
  • Laser micro processing
  • Laser safety

12) Title: The Fourth 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, Vologda Research Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences



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

13) Title: MESHFREE 2018 - Meshfree Methods in Physical Sciences and Mathematics

Organizer: Prof. Vaclav Skala,, Head of the Center of Computer Graphics and Visualization,, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Faculty of Applied Sciences, University of West Bohemia, Plzen [Pilsen], Czech Republic



Extended abstracts will be published in Conference Proceedings ( of the American Institute of Physics (AIP) and will be sent for main indexing institutions, e.g. ISI Web of Knowledge (Clarivate Analytics), Scopus, MathSciNet etc.
The best selected papers will be invited to be extended and subsequently sent for reviews and publishing for special issue in the following journals:
  • Journal of Numerical Analysis, Industrial and Applied Mathematics (JNAIAM), which is the official journal of European Society of Computational Methods in Sciences and Engineering
  • Mathematical Methods in the Applied Sciences (Wiley & Sons)
  • Intelligent Systems, IEEE International Journal
  • and to other relevant research journals (Springer, John Wiley, Elsevier,..)
Please, note that only one paper per author is preferred
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, the result of computation is again discrete, and physical phenomena are not smoothly interpolated. Meshfree methods are scalable for higher dimensions and offer smooth final representation. Meshfree methods lead to a solution of system of linear equations, in general. 
Meshfree approach is a hot topic in physical sciences and numerical mathematics
The workshop is intended to exploration of theoretical foundations and applicability of Meshfree methods especially based on Radial Basis Functions methods
Main topics (but not limited to):
  • Meshfree methods in engineering problems 
  • Meshfree methods and differential equations
  • Meshfree methods and GIS, CAD/CAM systems
  • Meshfree methods in theory and practice
  • Meshfree methods and computational and numerical issues
  • Meshfree interpolation and approximation methods and large data sets
  • Radial Basis Functions (RBF) in computer graphics, visualization etc.
  • Meshfree methods in image processing and computer vision
  • Meshfree methods and projective space
Submission via: (detailed information for submission is there)
Submission date: by June 10, 2018. 
Format (standard AIP): Extended abstracts format, max. 4 pages, details


14) Title: The 7th Symposium on Generating Functions of Special Numbers and Polynomials and their Applications (GFSNP2018)

Organizer: Prof. Dr. Yilmaz SIMSEK, AKDENIZ UNIVERSITY FACULTY OF SCIENCE DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS 07058, ANTALYA TURKEY, Tel: ++90 242 310 23 43, Fax:+ +90242227 89 11,,



The goal of the Symposium is to bring together all the researchers working in various fields of Mathematics, Mathematical Physics-Enginerings and related areas such as Analysis, Non-linear Analysis, Integral transforms, Number Theory, p-adic Analysis and Applied Algebra, Special Functions, q-analysis and Discrete Mathematics, 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 special numbers and polynomials, and also the family of zeta functions and L-functions.


16) Title: Computational Bio- Imaging and Visualization

Organizers: João Manuel R. S. Tavares (Principal Organizer), Instituto de Ciência e Inovação em Engenharia Mecânica e Engenharia Industrial, Faculdade de Engenharia, Universidade do Porto, Porto, Portugal, URL:, Phone: +351225081487 and R. M. Natal Jorge (Co-organizer), Instituto de Ciência e Inovação em Engenharia Mecânica e Engenharia Industrial, Faculdade de Engenharia, Universidade do Porto, Porto, Portugal, Phone: +351225081720



Extensive research has been performed concerningthe imagingand visualization of structures in several different areas of science, such asin computer sciences, engineering, mathematics, physics and medicine. In fact, the more relevant applicationscan 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 andenhanced visualization.
The main goal of the proposed Minisymposium is to bring together researchers involved in the related topics, which includesimage 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.

17) Title: Porous Media in Biosystems and Biotechnology

Organizer: Antonio F. Miguel, Department of Physics, School of Sciences and Technology, University of Evora, Rua Romao Ramalho, 59, 7000-671 Evora, Portugal



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.

18) Title: Graphs

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



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

19) Title: Operational Research and Applications

Organizers: 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



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

20) Title: Workshop on Numerical Computation in 2D & 3D Data Analysis WNCDA 2018 – Symposium XX

Organizers: General Chairs: i) Ryszard Kozera, Warsaw University of Life Sciences – SGGW,  Faculty of Applied Informatics and Mathematics, Warsaw, Poland. ii) Agnieszka Szczęsna, Silesian University of Technology,  Institute of Informatics, Gliwice, Poland. iii) Artur Wiliński, Warsaw University of Life Sciences – SGGW,  Faculty of Applied Informatics and Mathematics, Warsaw, Poland

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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).
d) Full affiliations: i) 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. ii) co-chair: Dr Agnieszka Szczęsna, Institute of Informatics, Silesian Uni. of Technology, Akademicka str. 16, 44-100 Gliwice, Poland. iii) co-chair: Dr Artur Wiliński, Faculty of Applied Informatics and Maths, Warsaw Uni. of Life Sciences – SGGW, Nowoursynowska str. 159, 02-776 Warsaw, Poland.
3. Important Dates:
Early registration expiry date (i.e. fees have been paid and a bank transaction receipt is succesfully sent to the fax (+35 726 910 803) of the Secretary of ICNAAM or a Visa-Master-American Express Card has been charged): 22 April, 2018.
Normal registration expiry date (i.e. fees have been paid and a bank transaction receipt is succesfully sent to the fax (+35 726 910 803) of the Secretary of ICNAAM or a Visa-Master-American Express Card has been charged): 10 June, 2018 .
Late registration expiry date (i.e. fees have been paid and a bank transaction receipt is succesfully sent to the fax (+35 726 910 803) of the Secretary of ICNAAM or a Visa-Master-American Express Card has been charged): 25 July, 2018 .
Submission of extended abstracts: 16 July, 2018. Please submit extended abstract to
Notification of acceptance: 22 July, 2018.
Submission of the source files of camera ready extended abstracts to American Institute of Physics (AIP Conference Proceedings): 1 August, 2018 – Final Date.
Submission of full papers for consideration for publication in the journals: 20 September 2018 – 31 January 2019.
4. AIP Proceedings Information:
a) Journal publications (JNAIAM, MMAS, AMIS) can be found under website:
b) All possible queries should be forwarded for the chair Symposium 20 (WNCDA).


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

Organizers: Prof. Ing. Juraj Králik, CSc.1), Kormaníková,PhD.2) and 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



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.

22) Title: Numerical Methods for Solving differential equations with Application to Science and Engineering

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



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.

23) Title: Statistical Inference in Copula Models and Markov Processes III

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



The symposium will be devoted to the latest developments in statistical inference related to Copula’s models, Copula-based coefficients/tests 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;
  • Copula Based Hypothesis Tests; 
  • Information Criteria for Markov Processes;
  • Copula Based Procedures with Applications;
  • Markov Processes Procedures with Applications

24) Title: Computational Intelligence and its Applications

Organizer: SAOUD Bilal, Department of Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Science and Applied Sciences, University of Bouira, 10000, Bouira, Algeria



Computational Intelligence (CI) is new field of research. It is a part of Artificial Intelligence (AI). CI is the study of adaptive mechanisms to enable or facilitate intelligent behavior in complex and changing environments. In generally a CI includes artificial neural networks, evolutionary computing, swarm intelligence and fuzzy systems.  Today a lot of researches use these concepts of CI to solve many real-world problems in different fields. Among these fields we can find data analysis, communication, robotics, etc. For example, in the problem of clustering and classification of big data, some researchers used the neural networks, evolutionary algorithms and fuzzy logic to find clusters. 


25) Title: Seventh 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.

26) Title: Asymptotics of Special Functions

Organizer: Mourad EH Ismail, Research Professor, Department of Mathematics, University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida, USA 32816



The symposium will cover broad areas of special functions, q-series, and related areas of classical analysis, with asymptotics as the common theme which connects them.

The speakers will report on the state of the art in the subject. 


27) Title: Equilibrium and Variational Inequality

Organizer: Xing Wang, School of Information Technology, Jiangxi University of Finance and Economics, Nanchang, China



This section focuses on the theory, algorithm, and applications of equilibrium and variational inequality.

In the theory of equilibrium problems and variational inequalities, the development of an efficient and implementable algorithm is interesting and important. Equilibrium theory represent an important area of mathematics sciences such as optimization, operations research, game theory, financial mathematics and mechanics.

A vast and growing literature has shown that the theory of variational inequality provides a natural, simple and efficient approach for solving equilibrium problems.

The symposium focuses on equilibrium and variational inequality of recent concern, aims to bring together the related researchers and attract original research papers of high quality.


28) Title: Numerical Methods in Nano-Sciences

Organizer: Jafar Ghazanfarian, Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Zanjan, Zanjan, Iran



This session is devoted to the development and use of numerical tools to nano/microscale geometries and ultra-fast problems. Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:
  • Molecular dynamics
  • Monte-Carlo
  • Solutions of Boltzmann equation including the Lattice Boltzmann Equation 
  • Lagrangian and Atomistic Methods
  • Particle-based, meshless, and mesh-free techniques
  • Continuum numerical methods applied for nanoscale problems

29) Title: 11-th 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. 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. 




30) Title: Fluid Structure Interaction with Impacts on Industrial Applications

Organizers: Elisabeth Longatte, Mustapha Benaouicha, Marianna Braza, Daniel Ruiz, Yannick Hoarau



One of the major challenges nowadays in Computational Mechanics is to go to real-scale real-size real-time while getting best-estimated solutions. For industrial purposes, modeling the complexity in the context of High Performance Computing tends to generate huge volumes of data whose analysis, treatment and storage imply new requirements in terms of human-compatible algorithm developments and resource uses. Several examples in the field of fluid mechanics and fluid structure interaction are used to illustrate advanced numerical methods useful for design in the context of industrial studies.


31) Title: Chaotic Dynamics in Chemical Reactors

Organizer: Marek Berezowski, Silesian University of Technology, Faculty of Applied Mathematics



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


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

Organizer: Dr. 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.



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.


33) Title: Critical Infrastructure Operation and Reliability/Safety Optimization

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



34) Title: The Third 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




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 2018 will be published in the very famous AIP (American Institute of Physics) Conference Proceedings. More information can be found at: 
Selected papers will be published in high reputation journals. For more details, see the site of the conference

35) Title: Compatible Mathematical and Laboratory Modelling of Fluid Flows

Organizer: Yuli D. Chashechkin, Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS), Ishlinsky Institute for Problems in Mechanics



The potential of mathematical investigations of fluid flows, which began to develop from the middle of the 18th century, gradually become comparable with the resources of physical laboratory modeling. Particularly rapid progress in the development of both analytical and numerical methods and results, observed in the last quarter of the 20th century, is associated with the development of computers and computing technologies. At the same time, information technologies help to improve experimental techniques, and made it possible to identify the fine structures of many types of flows.
The study of multiscale structures helps to understand mechanisms of basic physical states of natural systems formation and identify basic processes causing their changes. Mathematics of flow structures helps to estimate their influence on the transport of energy and matter, to improve the prediction of the evolution of separate processes and natural systems like as atmosphere and hydrosphere in general, to calculate the interaction of liquids and solids, to develop methods of processes control in complex systems. Nevertheless new robust experimental data are still the most important for development of fluid flows model.
The goal of this mini-symposium is to discuss different analytical and numerical methods for the coordinated calculation of the dynamics and multiscale structure of heterogeneous fluid flows, to compare the principles of structural components identification and classification of structural forms, to estimate methods of comparisons the results of different models with each other, with observations of natural systems and data of laboratory modelling.


36) Title: Sixth 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)



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.
We invite authors to submit original unpublished results to the peer review for publication and presentation, in the following topics of interest of the current symposium include (but not limited):
  • Fractional Calculus
  • Linear , Non Linear ODEs, PDEs and FDEs
  • Integral Equations 
  • Boundary Value Problems 
  • Spline function and its applications 
  • Models of Biophysical, Biomedical and Biochemical Sciences 

37) Title: Numerical Simulations in Biomedical Sciences and Engineering

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



Applied mathematics covers a wide range of topics in mathematics itself and all other natural sciences and engineering. Biology studies life in its variety and complexity. It describes how organisms go about getting food, communicating, sensing the environment, and reproducing. On the other hand, physics looks for mathematical laws of nature and makes detailed predictions about the forces that derive idealized systems. Spanning the distance between the complexity of life and the simplicity of physical laws is the challenge of biophysics. Looking for patterns in life and analyzing them with mathematics and physics is powerful way to gain insights. As innovations come out of physics and biology labs, biophysicists find new areas to explore where they can apply their expertise, create new tools, and learn new things. The work always aim to find out how biological systems work. Engineering is concerned with the application of scientific and mathematics to design and analyze, to manufacture objects and structures to impove human conditions. Bioengineers use the same concepts of science and mathematics to understand to performance of living organisms in normal and abnormal situations then design structures and objects to enhance the performance of the human body. It is engineering applied to human health. There is therefore an interdisciplinary need to unite scientists from Applied Mathematics, Life Sciences, Chemistry , Physics and Engineering to come together to share, explore and unite their scientific findings so as to provide solutions to questions concerning the Human Health Sciences.
In this direction, we cordially invite contributors to stimulate the continuing efforts to solve real-world biomedical problems with advanced theories and technologies of applied mathematics as well as provide a good opportunity for researchers in applied mathematics, biomedical sciences, and biomedical engineering fields to discuss the current state of the art of knowledge of this emerging interdisciplinary research field. Potential topics include but not limited to:
  • Mathematical analysis theory, methods and techniques for applications in human health sciences.
  • Analysis of Keller-Segel Chemotaxis models, dynamical systems techniques, blow-up analysis, controllability and numerical simulations
  • Numerical analysis for biomedical processes and biomedical engineering.
  • Optimization and control theory techniques with computional methods for biomedical applications.
  • Mathematical models for bioelectromagnetic, bio-optics and neural engineering
  • Inverse problems in biomedical imaging, including image reconstruction algorithms.
  • Methods for biomedical image processing and visualization.
  • Computational methods for physiological signal processing
  • Multidisciplinary combining algorithms, modeling, optimization and control theory.
  • Applications of mathematical theories to biomedical sciences/engineering field
  • Applied statistics in medical and biological sciences.

38) Title: First Symposium on Applied Mathematics and its Engineering Applications

Organizers: Dr. Mohamed A. Bek (Egypt), Dr AbdAlla Abass Galal (Egypt) and Dr Yasser Gamil(Egypt)



This Symposium will provide an opportunity for the interaction of engineers, mathematicians and scientists dealing with applied mathematics approaches. The usage of analytical and numerical solutions in engineering, industry, biology and environmental problems will be discussed.
We will invite authors to submit original unpublished results to the peer review for publication and presentation, in the following topics of interest of the current symposium include (but not limited):
  • Analytical Mechanics 
  • Fluid mechanics
  • Environmental fluid mechanics 
  • Vibration analysis
  • Models of Biophysical, Biomedical and Biochemical Sciences 

39) Title: 4th Symposium on Computational Modeling and Experimental Assessment of Transport Processes in Porous Building Materials

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



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

40) Title: 14-th Symposium Clifford Analysis and Applications

Organizers: Prof. Dr. Klaus Gürlebeck, Bauhaus-University Weimar, Institute for Mathematics and Physics, Coudray-Str. 13 B, 99423 Weimar, Germany, Prof.Dr.SörenKraußhar, University of Erfurt, Institute of Mathematics,Faculty of Educational Sciences, Nordhäuser Str. 63, 99089 Erfurt and Prof. Dr. Nelson Faustino, Centro de Matemática, Computação e Cognição (CMCC), Universidade Federal do ABC (UFABC), Santo André-SP, Brasil, CEP 09210-580



Generalized complex analysis and Clifford analysis in particular is seen as refinement of harmonic analysis and generalization of complex analysis, providing us with a powerful toolkit to study partial differential equations in the plane and in higher dimensional spaces. (Generalized) function theories play an important and increasing role in different areas of mathematics, physics, computer science and several branches of engineering. The symposium aims to reflect the state of the art in pure and applied complex and Clifford and analysis as well as in the development of new complex analytic methods and to exchange ideas for new developments in theory and applications.
We invite mathematicians, physicists and engineers working by means of complex analysis, quaternionic analysis and Clifford analysis particularly in
  • Pure and applied Clifford analysis, applications in harmonic analysis
  • Complex and Generalized Function Theories
  • Partial differential equations, boundary and initial value problems, control problems
  • applications in the physical sciences and engineering
  • Physics, quantum physics, particle physics, general relativity theory, computational physics, crystallography and scattering, plasma physics, astrophysics, quantum mechanics, optics
  • Practical applications in engineering sciences in general, applications in classical mechanics, material science, fluid dynamics, electromagnetism
  • Approximation theory, numerical methods and simulations
  • Discrete function theories with applications
  • Special functions, polynomial systems, orthogonal polynomials
  • Conformal and quasi-conformal mappings
  • Combinatorics, analytic number theory, modular forms
  • Integral transforms, signal analysis and image processing
  • Geometricalgebras and applications
  • numerical analysis and function theory by means of Clifford algebras
  • Quantum Field Theory on the Lattice.
  • Representation theory 
  • Quaternions and Octonions;
  • Multilinear algebras and exterior algebras 
  • Calibration theory
  • Non-commutative geometry, Cayley algebras
  • Applications to graph theory and metric geometry
  • Applications to combinatorial Analysis and Bayesian Statistics 
  • Applications to control theory and Fuzzy systens
  • Applications to integrable Systems and Quantum Field Theory 
  • Fractional differential and integral calculus
to contribute to the symposium. Suggestions for further topics are welcome.

41) Title: The 7th Symposium on Generating Functions of Special Numbers and Polynomials and their Applications (GFSNP2018)




The goal of the Symposium is to bring together all the researchers working in various fields of Mathematics, Mathematical Physics-Engineering and related areas such as Analysis, Non-linear Analysis, Integral transforms, Number Theory, p-adic Analysis and Applied Algebra, Special Functions, q-analysis and Discrete Mathematics, Probability and Statistics, Mathematical Physics and their applications. Our main aim is also to bring together theoretical, numerical and apply analyst, number theorists, (quantum) physicist working in the areas of generating functions of the special numbers and polynomials and their applications.  All of the participants will likely lead to significant uncover new connections on these fields which are special numbers and polynomials, and also the family of zeta functions and L-functions.


42) Title: 2nd Symposium on Nonlinear Partial and Fractional Differential Equations and Their Applications

Organizer: Dr. Hasibun Naher, Associate Professor of Mathematics, Coordinator of Mathematics Program, Department of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, BRAC University, 66 Mohakhali, Dhaka-1212, Bangladesh



The symposium is devoted to gather students, academicians, researchers, industry expects, policy makers and professionals through over the world to stimulate further research and highlight recent advances in the fields of applied mathematics that use Nonlinear Partial Differntial Equations and Fractional Differential Equations. 
The main aim of this symposium is to cover multidisciplinary aspects: new methodologies, solutions of above equations in science, engineering and biology and their numerical representations and applications.
The main areas of this symposium are as:
  • Ordinary Differential Equations (DEs)
  • Partial Differential Equations (PDEs)
  • Fractional Differential Equations (FDEs)
  • Mathematical Biology
  • Neuroscience
  • Tsunami Wave
  • Generate New Solutions and Their Applications 
  • Mathematical Statistics
But the topics are not limited to the mentioned above.

43) Title: Analysis of Quantum Field Theory IV

Organizer: Dr Peter Tsang, Visiting Scientist, Brown University Department of Physics , USA


This symposium (number 43 on ICNAAM's webpage) aims to bring together experts on non-perturbative techniques in addressing classical and quantum aspects of the vacuum structure, the particle spectrum, radiative corrections, the nature of phase transitions, and non-thermal behavior in quantum field theory with a special emphasis on gauge theory. We also envisage presentations and discussions of (gravitating) solitonic field configurations including the geometry of their moduli spaces. 
Considerations towards applications in particle physics and cosmology are strongly encouraged, and we welcome talks providing linkage to algebraic geometry (radiative corrections) and number theory (integral representations of certain meromorphic functions and their properties). 
Depending on the number of participants (20 is a hard upper limit) talks will be one hour with thirty minutes discussion time. The one-hour talks shall be given on 13-18, September 2018.
There will be 30 minutes of discussion after each talk. (Previous editions of Analysis of Quantum Field Theory were organized by Ralf Hofmann of Universitaet Heidelberg. The following participants have confirmed their participation for this symposium: Thierry Grandou, Herbert Fried, Hugo Reinhardt, Mareike Haberichter, Roman Höllwieser, Hans-Günther Dosch).


44) Title: High Accuracy Solution of Ordinary and Partial Differential Equations

Organizer: Prof. Dr. Murli M. Gupta, Department of Mathematics, The George Washington University, 801 22nd  Street, NW (Phillips 703A), Washington, DC 20052, USA



This symposium brings together a number of researchers from all over the world who have been working on High Accuracy Solution of Ordinary and Partial Differential Equations, with varied applications that include problems of viscous fluid flows.


45) Title: Thin-Walled Structures, Strength, Vibration and Stability

Organizer: Tovstik Petr Evgen'evich, Doctor of Physics and Mathematics, Professor, Head of Department of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics of faculty of Mathematics and Mechanics of Sankt-Petersburg State University, Main Scientist of Institute of Engineering Problems of Russian Academy of Science



The mini-Symposium includes the various problems of strength, vibration and stability for thin beams, plates and shells. Analytical, numerical and experimental results may be presented. As isotropic so anisotropic materials may be studied. As classical so non-classical models may be used.


46) Title: 6th Symposium on DecisionSupport Systems in Construction Management

Organizers: prof. Edyta Plebankiewicz, The Head of Institute of Construction 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



This Symposium focuses on methods for decision-making to solve construction management problems with the use of fuzzy logic, neural networks and other.
The list of topics includes, but is not limited to, the following:
  • 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

47) Title: V MMini-Symposium on Symmetry Methods and their Applications to Differential Equations

Organizers: Maria Santos Bruzón1, Igor Leite Freire2, Maria Luz Gandarias1, Chaudry Masood Khalique3, Mariano Torrisi4 and Rita Tracinà4

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 International 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 



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.
The Lie symmetry methods identify and extend the concept of symmetry, produce an effective method of symmetry applications in difficult situations, give an accurate statement of problems and in many cases show a possible way for finding their solutions. 
The aim of this mini-symposium is to emphasize the applications of Lie symmetry methods to search for exact solutions of nonlinear models and to show recent  progress of theoretic tools in Lie symmetry methods related to the study of nonlinear differential equations.

48) Title: The Second Symposium on Mathematical Methods in Economics and Nature Use

Organizers: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Alexander N. Medvedev, Scientific Secretary, Institute of Industrial Ecology UB RAS, Yekaterinburg, Russia, Associate Professor (part-time), Ural Federal University, Yekaterinburg, Russia, Active Member of the European Academy of Natural Sciences, Hanover, Germany and Assoc. Prof. Dr. Marina A. Medvedeva, Associate Professor, Ural Federal University, Yekaterinburg, Russia



The symposium is dedicated to the discussion of development and practical application of mathematical methods, models and information technologies in Economics and Nature Use, including Environmental Science and related disciplines.
The participation of representatives from academic and university science, business, as well as students and postgraduates is expected. The attendance of about 10 - 12 presenters is planned.
We welcome the presentations describing newly created models and methods, as well as particular examples of their use for data processing, evaluation, and analysis, as well as forecasting of different indicators in considered fields.
Virtual contributions are also welcomed if the authors cannot attend the conference.
Topics to be covered:
  • Mathematical and Computer Models, Methods, Algorithms;
  • Modeling and Simulation;
  • Data processing, Data Mining, Machine Learning;
  • Information Systems, Software Tools, Web Applications;
  • Computer Science and Education;
  • Related Topics.

49) Title: Quantitative Models and Computational Methods for Autonomous Driving

Organizer: Sou-Cheng Choi, Illinois Institute of Technology



Autonomous driving technology is enabled by an array of various mathematical and statistical modeling methods including but not limited to high-frequency spatial-temporal traffic data analysis; still and moving object recognition via image and video streaming and processing; risk modeling of dynamic road conditions with POMDP; accurate congestion or incident modeling and prediction via novel machine learning methods such as deep learning; real-time collision avoidance systems with Kalman filtering and complex simulations; innovative high-resolution 3D digital mapping applications. Some known issues encompass the availability of relevant data for research and analysis; uncertainty in camera and sensor data due to severe pollution or weather conditions; effective and efficient tools and infrastructure for hosting enormous amount of data as well as building real-time and highly accurate prediction models and geographic information systems (GIS); privacy preservation and cybersecurity for connected cars. This symposium aims to gather experts in both academia and industries to explore some of the most pressing computational and engineering challenges arising from semi and fully autonomous vehicles to pave the way for the realization of the technology in our daily lives.


50) Title: Third Symposium on Mathematical Modelling of Hydrological Sciences

Organizers: Fabio Russo, Francesco Napolitano, Università degli Studi di Roma La Sapienza, Facoltà di Ingegneria Civile e Industriale, Dipartimento di Ingegneria Civile, Edile e Ambientale, Via Eudossiana 18, 00184, Roma (RM), Italy



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.
The most significant research efforts in hydrological science aim to face various relevant issues. Improvements regard typical hydraulic and hydrological topics: extreme events forecasting (floods and droughts), management of water systems, meteorological events and climate changes.
However, a very important role in this research field remains the measurement of hydrological variables and data analysis, their spatial distribution, regionalization techniques and the extension of the results obtained for ungauged basins.
Topics of interest of the symposium include:
  • Catchment hydrology
  • Hydrological forecasting
  • Water management
  • Operations and control
  • Remote sensing and data assimilation
  • Precipitation and climate.

51) Title: Symposium of Numerical Optimization and Applications

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



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 discrete and continuous optimization problems.


52) Title: 4th Symposium on Integrated Computational Tools for Advanced Manufacturing

Organizers: Nuno Alves, Centre for Rapid and Sustainable Product Development, School of Technology and Management, Polytechnic Institute of Leiria, Polytechnic Institute of Leiria, Paula Faria, Centre for Rapid and Sustainable Product Development, School of Technology and Management, Polytechnic Institute of Leiria and Sandra Amado, Centre for Rapid and Sustainable Product Development, Health School, Polytechnic Institute of Leiria



The fourth edition of the Symposium on Integrated Computational Tools for Advanced Manufacturing (ICT4AM), being held within ICNAAM 2018, 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:
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
URL:, Phone: +351 244  569 441, Portugal

53) Title: Some Applications of Novel Numerical Methods for Differential Equations

Organizers: Prof. Dr. Mustafa Inc, Department of Mathematics, Fırat University, Elazığ, Turkey; Prof. Dr. Fevzi Erdoğan, Yüzüncü Yıl University, Van, Turkey;  Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ali Akgul, Department of Mathematics, Siirt University, Siirt, Turkey; Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mir Sajjad Hashemi, University of Bonab, Iran; Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mehmet Giyas Sakar, Yüzüncü Yıl University, Van, Turkey; Asst. Prof. Dr. Esra Karatas Akgül, Siirt University, Siirt, Turkey



The emphasis of this session will be on novel numerical methods for differential equations arising in applications in engineering. This session covers many subjects including new numerical techniques and fundamental research impinging on the field of engineering. The organizers will invite mathematicians, scientists, and engineers throughout the world to submit their latest achievements and future challenges aimed at improving the understanding of our physical world.
Research topics include, but are not limited to:
  • Fluid-structure interactions
  • Fractional calculus
  • Behavior of solutions of difference equations
  • Mathematical economics
  • Boundary value problems
  • Mathematical problems in material science
  • Computational methods for differential equations
  • Reproducing kernel methods
  • Group preserving schemes
  • Ordinary and partial differential equations
  • Invariantization
  • Meshfree methods
  • Lie groups and Lie algebras

54) Title: Wavelets and Their Application in Science and Engineering

Organizer: Dr. Monireh Nosrati Sahlan, Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Basic Sciences, University of Bonab, Bonab, Iran



This Symposium devoted to the construction of different kinds of wavelets, shearlets and framelets and their applications in various fields of science, such as mathematics, physics, economics and different branches of engineering, for example, signal and image processing, civil engineering, quantum mechanics and etc.
Description of the Symposium:
The objective of this symposium is to facilitate an exchange of ideas between wavelet researchers and scientists from various countries. So we invite researchers from academia and industry working on wavelets construction and applications to participate and present their current scientific research in the relevant fields.
Authors must send their paper for review to the symposium organizer e-mail address: or.
Topics to be covered include (but are not limited to):
  • Construction of scalar wavelets and multiwavelets
  • Wavelets in analytic and numerical methods
  • Wavelets in optimization
  • Wavelets and their applications in various fields of engineering
  • Application of wavelets in medical science
  • B-spline wavelets
  • Shearlets and their applications
  • Framelets and their applications
  • Fuzzy wavelets
Important dates:
  • Extended abstract (3-4 page) submission deadline: May 5, 2018 (final date),
  • Notification of acceptance: May 19, 2018 (final date),
  • Improved version and source files of paper: June 23, 2018 (final date).
Other deadlines and relevant information, e.g., regarding registration, can be found in the section of Dates of Importance, at


55) Title: Symposium on Computational Methods in Nuclear Imaging

Organizer: Yu-Fen Chang, Department of Physics, University of Regina (CANADA) and Department of Physics, University of Bergen (NORWAY)



Nuclear imaging has been proven pivotal to unveil processes and mechanisms of crucial importance in various fields including medicine, biology, and engineering process. The ever-evolving computational methods, covering simulation, data acquisition, analysis, and visualization, play critical roles in the development of nuclear imaging techniques.
This Symposium encourages presentations and in-depth scientific exchange of the development in computational methods for nuclear imaging, including, but not limited to, the following topics:
  • Monte Carlo simulation
  • Numerical modeling
  • Data acquisition
  • Signal processing
  • Image reconstruction
  • Data visualization
  • Image analysis
  • Machine learning
  • Assessment of image quality

56) Title: 4th Symposium on Modelling and Simulation in Computer Sciences and Engineering (MSCSE 2018)

Organizers: Prof. Dr. Francisco Miranda, CIDMA, University of Aveiro, Portugal, & Instituto Politécnico de Viana do Castelo, Portugal; Prof. Dr. Carlos Abreu, Instituto Politécnico de Viana do Castelo, Portugal; and Dr. Daniel Miranda, Polytechnic Institute of Cávado and Ave, Portugal.


URL address of the Symposium: (See Important Dates here)


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

57) Title: Statistical Methods and Applications in Engineering

Organizers: Dr. Cengiz GAZELOĞLU, Dr. ZerrinAşan GREENACRE, Anadolu  University, Faculty of Science



Topics of interest include:
  • Structural Equation Modeling
  • Non-Parametric Statistical Methods
  • Multivariate Statistics
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Modeling and Simulation 
  • Probability and Stochastic Processes
  • Fuzzy Theory
  • Data Analysis and Modeling 
  • Data Mining 
  • Statistical Quality and Process Control
  • Bayesian Statistics
  • Statistics Theory
  • Data Management and Decision Support
  • Reliability Theory Spatial Statistics
  • Applied Statistics
  • Time Series
  • Other Statistical Methods

58) Title: Mathematics in Relation to Computer Science and Electronics

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



The development of the theories of computing and electronics are among the most important tasks in the modern Mathematics. In view of it, this symposium intends to look at breaking new topics of Mathematics that can be applied to Computer Science and/or Electronics. The topics will include:
  • Algebraic structures in Computer Science and Electronics (Circuits): Boolean algebra; Boolean functions; etc.
  • Discrete mathematics, methods and algorithms in relation Computer Science and Electronics (Circuits).
  • Applications of Boolean algebra; Boolean functions.
  • Boolean networks and their applications.
  • Related topics.
  • as well as other related areas of (discrete) applied mathematics.
The goal of the symposium is to review and discuss the cutting-edge research on this field among mathematicians, engineers and any other experts who work in this field at the intersection of Mathematics, Computer Science and related areas. During the symposium, attendees will have the opportunity of networking, communicating and exchanging ideas and information on related research topics. In addition, they will be able to discuss about the trends and prospects of future.

59) Title: Numerical Methods for Static and Dynamic Analysis of New and Existing Structures in Seismic Areas: Design and Performance Evaluation 

Organizers: Prof. Rosario Montuori, University of Salerno - Italy and Ph.D. Elide Nastri University of Salerno -Italy  



The symposium is devoted to present and compare the most recent researches in the field of seismic analysis.  In particular, its aim is to collect papers regarding both the assessment of original state-of-the-art and the new design and analyses methods available for structures in seismic areas. The papers can include laboratory and field tests or methods of computation and field observation of structural behavior.


60) Title: Statistical Models and Computational Challenges with Applications

Organizer: Teresa A. Oliveira, DCeT, Universidade Aberta and CEAUL-Center of Statistics and Applications of University of Lisbon



The Symposium on Statistical Models and Computational Challenges with Applications aims to be a discussion forum bringing together researchers that frequently have to deal with statistical modeling, facing computational challenges emerging thanks to the new millennium advances and to the permanent technological updates. Applications in a broad range of areas and scientific domains will be explored, fostering both - theoretical methodologies and computational approaches, in order to consider the optimization of problems and solutions in diverse areas like Health Sciences, Medicine, Education, Artificial Intelligence, Data Science, Data Analytics, E-Learning, Biology, Economy and Environmental Sciences, among others. A few open problems will be emphasized, highlighting perspectives for new scientific developments.
The Symposium welcomes paper proposals which include, among others:
  • Statistical Inference
  • Statistical Models
  • Item Response Theory
  • Statistical analysis of Censored Data
  • Hierarchical Modeling
  • Regression Modeling
  • Statistical Exploratory Data Analysis
  • Multivariate Data Analysis
  • Visual screening
  • Statistics of Extremes
  • Discrete Discriminant Analysis
  • Principal Components Analysis
  • Time Series Models
  • Statistical Modeling and Outliers
  • Experimental Design
  • Statistical Quality Control
  • Risk Analysis
  • Software R
  • Data Science
  • Data analytics
  • Data Mining
  • Big Data
  • Computational Statistics and Simulation
  • Visualization Techniques

61) Title: The Third Symposium ‘Methods of Nonlinear Mathematical Physics’

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



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

62) Title: 4th Symposium on Numerical Analysis of Heat Transfer in Porous Medium

Organizer: Dr. IRFAN ANJUM  MAGAMI, Associate Professor, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering, King Khalid University, Asir - Abha   61421, KSA



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

63) Title: Geomatics Approaches for Environmental Surveying and Modelling

Organizers: Mangiameli Michele, Department of Civil Engineering and Architecture (DICAR), University of Catania, Viale Andrea Doria, 6, 95125 Catania (Italy), Muscato Giovanni, Department of Electrical, Electronics and Computer Engineering (DIEEI), University of Catania, Viale Andrea Doria, 6, 95125 Catania (Italy),  Mussumeci Giuseppe, Department of Civil Engineering and Architecture (DICAR), University of Catania, Viale Andrea Doria, 6, 95125 Catania (Italy) and Carmelo Donato Melita, Department of Electrical, Electronics and Computer Engineering (DIEEI), University of Catania, Viale Andrea Doria, 6, 95125 Catania (Italy)



This Symposium is dedicated to the geomatics approaches used for surveying, monitoring and modelling the territory, both with classical techniques and innovative technologies.Geomatics approaches involve the use of the latest generation of laser scanners, UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) or UGV(Unmanned Ground Vehicle)and satellite technologies. Particular attention will be given to the use of free and open source information technologies(GIS software, DBMS, photogrammetry, etc.) for the management of data acquired in the field.This session will allow attendees to review and share knowledge and experience about environmental monitoring and modelling, reinforcing the cooperation between applied mathematics, engineering, environmental science and remote sensing.

64) Title: Symposium on Control, Mathematical and Bioinspired Modeling of Underwater Robots

Organizers: Prof. Dr. Magno E. M. Meza; Eng. Reginaldo Cardoso; Prof. Dr. Elvira Rafikova, Graduate Program in Mechanical Engineering and Prof. Dr. Silvia L. M. C. Titotto, Graduate Program in Engineering and Innovation Management, Federal University of ABC, Santo Andre, SP09210-580, Sao Paulo, Brazil



This symposium focuses on control, mathematical and biomimetics inspired modeling of underwater robots and welcomes contributions on construction analysis, modeling and simulation of underwater robots and/or vehicle for every kind of application, whether for the naval industry or for the observation of aquatic life. The symposium also focuses on nonlinear control techniques, either for trajectory control or positioning of underwater robots and/or vehicles. Control of an underwater robot or vehicle is not trivial, there are too many parameters that can not be measured precisely because of the environment.
Some topics but not limited to:
  • Conception and/or Construction of Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) or Hybrid Remotely Operated Vehicle (HROV);
  • Underwater Robots and/or Vehicles: Modeling and Numerical Simulation;
  • Modeling and simulation of bioinspired underwater robots;
  • Nonlinear Control;
  • Related Topics.
Virtual contributions are also welcomed if the authors cannot attend the conference. All the papers presented at the conference will be published in a special volume of the AIP (American Institute of Physics) Conference Proceedings. Deadline for submitting your extended abstracts (3 - 4 pages) for peer review: July 16, 2018 (final date). Other
deadlines and relevant information can be found at

65) Title: Computational Methods for Integral, Integro-Differential Equations and Fractional Problems


Organizer: Pr. Dr. Abdelaziz Mennouni, Department of Mathematics, University of Batna 2, Algeria



The Symposium welcomes all researchers, as well as students, in the fields of integral and integro-differential equations and fractional problems.
The aim of this session is to present recent contributions and new methods for solving integral and integro-differential equations and fractional problems, with special emphasis on applications in sciences and engineering.  
Topics of interest of this Symposium include but are not limited to:
  • Systems of nonsingular linear integral equations
  • Linear and nonlinear integral equations
  • Systems of linear integral equations
  • Dual, triple, etc., integral and series equations
  • Abstract integral equations,
  • Integral equations in abstract spaces 
  • Random integral equations 
  • Applications to differential and integral equations
  • Integral equations, integral transforms
  • Fredholm and Volterra integral equations
  • Integro-differential equations
  • Fractional integral equations
  • Projection methods
  • Collocation methods
  • Orthogonal polynomials
  • Spline approximation 
  • Wavelet methods
  • Radial basis functions

66) Title: Nonlinear Dynamics and Semi-Analytical Methods

Organizer: Prof. D. D. Ganji: Department of Mechanical Engineering, Babol Noshirvani University of Technology, Babol, Iran.

Co-Organizers: Prof M. Taeibi-Rahni: Department of Aerospace Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, Azadi Ave., Tehran 11365-11155, Iran, Prof. A.Fereidoon: Department of Mechanical Engineering, Semnan University, Semnan, Iran, Dr. gh. Montazeri: Chemical and Petroleum Engineering Department, Mahshahr Branch, Islamic Azad University, Mahshahr, Iran, Dr. Z. Ganji: Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands, Dr. M. Sheikholeslami: Department of Mechanical Engineering, Babol Noshirvani University of Technology, Babol, Iran, Dr. B. Jalili: Mechanical Engineering Department, Tehran North Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran, Dr. P. Jalili: Mechanical Engineering Department, Tehran North Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran



Nonlinear dynamics will appear in some fields of engineering and sciences. This symposium will cover all papers about the application of analytical, semi-analytical, experimental and semi-numerical methods for solving the problems in all fields of sciences especially in engineering.


67) Title: Modelling of Hydrodynamic and Morphodynamic Processes in Estuaries and Coastal Zones

Organizer: José S. Antunes do Carmo, Associate Professor, University of Coimbra, Department of Civil Engineering, 3030-788 Coimbra, Portugal



Knowledge of the flow characteristics associated with surface waves, tides and currents, and their dependency on the bathymetry and coastal geometry, is of considerable importance when designing structures commonly found in the fluvial and coastal environment, like bridges, groins and breakwaters. Such knowledge also helps to predict the modifications thereby introduced into sea disturbance and into the transport and deposition of sediments. Energy for these nearshore processes comes from the wind blowing over the sea surface, gravitational forces of the Moon and the Sun and by possible impulsive disturbances at the atmospheric and land boundaries. Although the nearshore zone is usually considered from the storm-influenced landward limit seawards to shoaling-inducing depths, coastal landslides, estuarine circulation and river plumes can significantly affect the nearshore circulation.
At the end of the 1970s linear models were used to simulate the refraction effect produced by the depth variation along the direction of the wave crest propagation and the diffraction effect produced by the gradient of the amplitude along the wave crest. However, as these models are based on the linear theory, they should not be used in shallow water conditions. A number of factors allowed the use of increasingly complex mathematical models. Not only has our theoretical knowledge of the phenomena involved greatly improved, but numerical methods have been used more efficiently. The great strides made in computer technology, especially since the 1980s, improving information processing and enabling vast amounts of data to be stored, have meant that more mathematical models, of greater complexity, can be used, with fewer restrictions.
At that time, in the 1980s, the Saint-Venant equations were frequently used in practical applications of tidal circulation in estuaries and enclosed seas. However, as has been widely demonstrated, in shallow water conditions and for wind-generated waves, models based on a non-dispersive theory, of which the Saint-Venant model is an example, are limited and are not usually able to compute satisfactory results over long periods of analysis.
 It is generally accepted that for practical applications the combined gravity wave effects in shallow water conditions must be taken into account. In addition, the refraction and diffraction processes, the swelling, reflection and breaking waves, plus the wave-wave and wave-current interactions, and the phenomena resulting from important sudden time-bed-level changes, all have to be considered, too. 
Therefore, only wave models of order σ, where σ = h/λ, or greater, of the Boussinesq or Serre types are able to reproduce effects other than the dispersive effects, including nonlinearities resulting from wave-wave and wave-current interactions. Waves resulting from sudden time-bed-level changes that cause tsunamis, submerged landslides in reservoirs or landslides on reservoir banks are examples of such changes. 
To describe the strongly nonlinear dynamics of waves propagating from deep waters, through intermediate waters, and final stages of shoaling and surf zones, fully nonlinear models are required. The ability of Boussinesq-type models and Serre (or Green and Naghdi) equations to reproduce these nonlinear processes in shallow water conditions is well known. However, these models are weakly-dispersive and restricted to these conditions. The addition of other terms of dispersive origin has been recently considered. 
Offshore to nearshore wind-wave generation propagation and transformation is already operationally obtained by means of third generation spectral wave models (e.g. SWAN). Concerning ocean and nearshore circulation, operational models are usually based on the hydrostatic assumption (e.g. POM, ROMS and COHERENS, among many others) although assuming both baroclinic and barotropic modes. Nevertheless the nearshore circulation near river mouths, especially where a strong plume is to be expected, highly convective and nonhydrostatic models shall be used (e.g. SELFE). Most of such models are still in a research stage.
As part of this Symposium, communications addressing the following topics will be particularly appreciated, though not exclusively:
  • Fully nonlinear models to describe the strongly nonlinear dynamics of waves propagating from deep waters, through intermediate waters, and final stages of shoaling and surf zones.
  • Numerical methods to discretize dispersive wave models, examples of which are the Boussinesq and Serre type equations, namely: finite element methods, finite difference discretization, and finite volume schemes.
  • Numerical wave models to deal with cohesive and non-cohesive sediment-transport and bed-level changes in estuaries and nearshore regions.
  • Numerical modelling of wave-structure interaction. Numerical models and applications.
  • Interaction of waves with floating bodies. Numerical models and applications.
  • Dispersive effects on tsunami waves.
  • Nearshore circulation modelling.
  • Estuarine circulation modelling.
  • Modelling of river plumes.

68) Title: Advances in Analytical, Analytical Approximate, Numerical and Asymptotic Analysis of Sturm-Liouville Problems with the Applications in Engineering

Organizer: Assist. Prof. Dr. Mehmet Tarik ATAY, Mechanical Engineering Dept., Engineering  Faculty, Abdullah Gul University, Sumer Campus, Kayseri/ TURKEY



The primary focus of this symposium will be on the analytical, analytical approximate, numerical and asymptotic techniques for the solution of Sturm-Liouville problems related to the applications in Engineering. Mini-symposium is intended for researchers in various engineering disciplines and also for researchers in applied and computational mathematics and mechanics.
In general, Sturm-Liouville problems influence a wide area of research and application in engineering. The solution methods have been increasing in so many of applications, such as Vibration Analysis, Structural Dynamics, Stability Analysis, Strength and Elasticity, Fluid Mechanics and Hydraulics, Traffic Flow, Heat Transfer, and so on.
We invite researchers to submit their original research articles that will enhance the applications of proposed analyses approaches. A special attention will be given to research results obtained within the recent years. 
Potential topics include, but are not limited to:
  • Vibration Analysis and Structural Dynamics
  • Stability Analysis of Structures
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Civil Engineering Hydraulics
  • Traffic Flow
  • Heat Transfer
  • Elasticity


69) Title: Decision Analysis in Science and Engineering

Organizers: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Biagio Simonetti, Dipartimento di Diritto, Economia, Management e Metodi Quantitativi (DEMM), University of Sannio, ITALY, Assist. Prof. Dr. Muhammed Sutcu, Industrial Engineering Dept., Engineering  Faculty, Abdullah Gul University, Sumer Campus, Kayseri/ TURKEY, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Murat Alper Basaran,  Management Engineering Department, Engineering Faculty, Alaadin Keykubat University, Alanya, TURKEY and Assist. Prof. Dr. Mehmet Tarik ATAY, Mechanical Engineering Dept., Engineering  Faculty, Abdullah Gul University, Sumer Campus, Kayseri/ TURKEY



The objective of the symposium is to present novel use of decision theory in science and engineering field to bring together researchers from disciplines such as economics, engineering, finance, mathematics, medical sciences, probability and statistics who have a lot to contribute to this them
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. Although main focus areas of this symposium are as follows, they are not strictly restricted to them;
Main Topics: Decision Analysis, Fuzzy Logic , Information Theory, Business Analytics, Stochastic Processes, Data Mining, Machine Learning, Simulation, Applied Statistics, Mathematical Modeling, Forecasting, Utility Theory, Optimization, Big Data, Data Analytics, Quality Control.

70) Title: Applications  of Mathematics on Architectural Designs

Organizers: Assist. Prof. Dr. Mehmet Tarik ATAY, Mechanical Engineering Dept., Engineering  Faculty, Abdullah Gul University, Sumer Campus, Kayseri/ TURKEY, Prof. Dr.  Aysegul Ozturkalan, Civil Engineering Dept., Engineering  Faculty, Abdullah Gul University, Sumer Campus, Kayseri/ TURKEY, Assist. Prof. Dr. Cisem Gunes Aktas, Engineering Sciences Dept., Engineering Faculty, Abdullah Gul University, Sumer Campus, Kayseri/ TURKEY and Mehmet Goren, Specialist , Architecture Dept., Architecture Faculty, Abdullah Gul University, Sumer Campus, Kayseri/ TURKEY



The symposium will aim to search out the effect and the role of mathematics in the area of architecture. It seems that in ancient time mathematics was used more intensively in architecture. However, today architecture make use of mathematics thoroughly by means of technology and to develop this technology we need to understand the mathematics behind.
The symposium covers the following topics, but not limited to:
  • Curves and surfaces in architecture,
  • Optimization of spaces,
  • Hyperbolic geometry and lines in architecture,
  • Fractal patterns and chaos,
  • Geometry and computer technology for design,
  • Architectural structures obtained by knots,
  • Conic sections, parabola, hyperbola and ellipse in architecture,
  • Sequences in constructive geometry,
  • Algorithms and numerical methods in architecture,
  • Geometrical design of arches,
  • Topology and architecture,
  • Polygon decompositions of surfaces (triangulation, rectangulation and more..),
  • Cost optimization for polygon decompositions,
  • Minimizing size of structures,
  • Differential geometry of surfaces,
  • Kinetic structures,
  • Origami design,
  • Multi-dimensionality.

71) Title: Mathematical Methods and Models for Nano-Science

Organizer: Igor Y.Popov,  Department of Higher Mathematics, ITMO University, Kronverkskiy, 49, St. Petersburg, 197101, Russia



Development of nano-science resulted in the creation and using of many new objects and structures: grapheme, nanotubes, fullerene, quantum dots, quantum wires, etc. To study the properties of such structures, processes of its constructions, one should develop new mathematical methods or modify the existing approaches. New effective mathematical models are of special interest. The goal of the mini-symposium is to bring together mathematicians and theoretical physicists working in the field.
Papers related to mathematical methods and models for the description of mechanical, electronic, magnetic or optical properties (quantum or classical) of nanosystems are welcome. 

72) Title: The 2nd International Session on 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



Multi-physics and multi-scale M&S (modeling and simulation) are key technologies for building virtual reactors. Virtual reactors play a significant role in the quest for power uprating, safety enhancement, material optimization, waste reducing, and longevity extension of both existing and future reactors.It is an enormous challenge to make the most of high-performance computation capabilities especially the Exascale computation (millions of cores with 1018floating point operations per second)in virtual reactor research.

This session focuses on novel mathematical modeling, parallel algorithms, high-performance computing tools and virtualization in virtual reactor research. The aim of this session is to bring together different researchers including domain experts, applied mathematicians, and computer scientists to discuss this interdisciplinary field.
Topics of interest include, but not limited to:
  • 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
  • Computer graphics and virtualization
  • Performance modeling and auto-tuning methods
  • High-Performance Computing (HPC)
  • Parallel techniques and hybrid programming
  • Scalable algorithms and advanced computational techniques
  • Domain decomposition methods