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 21 July 2017. In the Proceedings of ICNAAM 2017 the Sessions-Workshops and Minisymposia will lie in a separate section of the Volume with a Preface created by the organizer. Occasionally, the organizer must inform us about the participation of his/her Session. If a Session consists of at least 6 registrations, the organizer will be granted free registration for ICNAAM 2017. If a Symposium consists of 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 12th International Symposium on Numerical Analysis of Fluid Flows, Heat and Mass Transfer - Numerical Fluids 2017

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

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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: Numerical Optimization and Applications

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


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



3) 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



Difference Equation or discrete dynamical system is a very interesting subject because they are central to the analysis of many models of dynamic programming and we can derive many complex behavior based on simple formulation.

The aim of this symposium is to discuss the new developments in the field of difference equations, and their applications.

Topics of interest include but not limited to:

  • Solution of the difference equation and its behavior,
  • equilibrium or critical value and stability
  • general theory of difference equations
  • random difference equations
  • iteration theory
  • bifurcation theory
  • mathematical biology
  • control theory
  • chaotic dynamics
  • complex dynamics
  • iterated function systems
  • numerical approximations
  • discretization of differential equations
  • dynamic equations on time scales
  • discrete equations and inequalities
  • discrete transformations
  • functional equations
  • orthogonal polynomials
  • stochastic processes
  • industrial mathematics
  • mathematical engineering
  • discrete models
  • applications in economics, physics and other disciplines
  • difference-differential equations
  • computational linear algebra
  • combinatorics
  • evolutionary game theory

4) Title: Porous Media in Biosystems and Biotechnology

Organizer: António F. Miguel Department of Physics School of Sciences and Technology University of Évora


The transport phenomena in porous media are important for a vast number of research areas such as biotechnology, biomedical engineering, environmental engineering, etc. Significant advances have been achieved in applying porous media theory in modeling biomedical systems. Examples include computational biosystems, drug delivery, fluid flow and heat transfer in biological tissues, production of porous scaffolds for tissue engineering, etc..
This session welcomes original contributions in a wide variety of topics related to porous media in biosystems and biotechnology, such as mathematical modelling, numerical techniques, experimental studies and medical imaging. Review papers presenting the state of the art of a research area and pointing out new directions for further research are also welcome.


5) Title: Operational Research and Applications

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


The aim of the symposium is to bring together researchers with different backgrounds and interests in all aspects of Operational Research, its application in Industrial Organization, and its practice, in order to further communication, collaboration, and exchange of new ideas.
This symposium welcomes all researchers, academicians, practitioners, as well as students interested in any branch of operational research.
The topics include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Optimization methods,
  • Decision theory,
  • Stochastic models,
  • Simulation,
  • Game theory,
  • Queueing systems,
  • Combinatorial Optimization,
  • Cutting and Packing,
  • Data mining,
  • Optimal control,
  • Transportation,
  • Multi-objective optimization,
  • Scheduling.


6) Title: The 4-th Symposium on Applied Problems in Probability Theory and Mathematical Statistics Related to Modeling of Information Systems" (APPT+MS)

Organizer: Alexander Zeifman, Vologda State University, Institute of Informatics Problems of Federal Research Center "Computer Science and Control" of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Institute of Socio-Economic Development of Territories of Russian Academy of Sciences.


The main topics of the Symposium “APPT + MS” will be as follows:

  • Probability theory in the modeling of information systems
  • Stochastic processes in the modeling of information systems
  • Mathematical statistics in the modeling of information systems
  • Queuing theory
  • Discrete probabilistic models
  • Models of information security
  • Modern Tasks of Teletraffic Theory


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

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


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


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

Organizer: Dr. Sonia Pérez-Díaz, University of Alcalá, Spain


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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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


The Fourth Symposium on Approximation of Curves and Surfaces will be held within ICNAAM 2017 that will take place at  The MET Hotel in Thessaloniki-Greece, September 25-30, 2017.
Presentations will be for 30 minutes including questions. Extended abstract (3-4 pages) of papers presented at ACS 2017 will be published in AIP Proceedings (American Institute of Physics).
The symposium will be devoted to curves and surfaces and their modeling, techniques, and applications in all fields of science. All topics in Approximation Theory, Computer Aided Design, Computer Graphics, Computational Geometry, Image and Signal Processing, Modelling, Expansions, Splines, Wavelets, and all related issues and their use in solving real life problems will be covered.
Papers that address issues related to the following categories are welcomed:

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


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

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


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.


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


11) Title:  The Seventh Symposium on Advanced Computation and Information in Natural and Applied Sciences

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


Intelligent systems and algorithms is a promising research field of modern computational intelligence concerned with the development of the next generation of intelligent systems and

This Symposium on Advanced Computation and Information in Natural and Applied Sciences focusses on architectures and methods for high end computational and numerical applications.
Up to date computing and information systems (software engineering, communication, and architectures) are an undispensable tool for progress in various scientific fields.

We invite scientists and engineers from academia and industry using and implementing computation and information systems, High Performance Computing, Cloud Computing, and Distributed Computing for scientific research, engineering, education, and future internet applications.

Authors are invited to submit original unpublished results which are not under review in any other conference or journal, to the peer review for publication and presentation, in the
following, but not limited to, the following topic areas of this symposium.


  • Large scale and fast computation
  • Information and computing systems
  • Advanced software engineering, intelligent and autonomous systems
  • Software engineering for high end systems and applications
  • Supercomputing, High Performance Computing (HPC), Exascale
  • High End Computing (HEC), Cloud Computing, Grid Computing, distributed systems
  • Services computing
  • Database applications
  • Data processing
  • Efficient algorithms, Parallelisation of algorithms and applications
  • Integrated frameworks for computation and information
  • Big data, large scale data storage, management, and visualisation
  • Parallel algorithms, MPI, OpenMP, shared Memory
  • Optimisation, data structures and highly performance codes
  • Programming languages, tools for parallelisation=


  • Advanced applications and algorithms
  • Computer science, natural sciences, geosciences, planetology
  • Archaeology, geoprocessing, spatial sciences
  • Life sciences, medical applications
  • Mathematical and numerical algorithms
  • Simulation and modelling, genetic algorithms
  • Scientific data processing
  • Advanced scientific computing
  • Computation frameworks and tools
  • Methodological and practical contributions
  • Knowledge-based systems, education, e-Learning, and e-Science
  • Legal informatics, technical-legal context, science and Open Access
  • Documentation, classification (UDC), resources, and evaluation context
  • Performance measurement
  • Energy consumption and management
  • Web services and performance
  • Applications and benchmarking


  • Networks and systems communications
  • Future Internet broadband services and applications
  • Resources and object certification, public key infrastructures
  • Data integrity
  • Privacy and anonymity
  • Networks/systems measurement, control and management, simulation and emulation
  • Quality of Service, Data, and Context (QoS / QoD / QoC), auditing, assessment, governance
  • e-Commerce, accounting, pricing and billing
  • Use of distributed compute and storage resources
  • Energy-aware mechanisms and energy-efficient technology for operation, control, and management
  • Configuration, reuse of software components
  • Resource allocation and management
  • System and data security; Communication visualisation


12) Title:  2nd 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


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

Organizer: Prof. Dr. Yuriy Gorbachev, Geolink Technologies LLC, St.-Petersburg, Russia.

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

This mini-symposium aims to provide a forum for specialists in reactive gas mixtures modeling and simulation, to identify and discuss, express and publish their expert views on current research, challenges in, and possible solutions for modeling of non-equilibrium processes, as well as developing the novel analytical and numerical methods for corresponding problems simulation, and address various issues in the areas of physical-chemical gas-dynamics. We hope that the mini-symposium eventually will contribute significantly to the knowledge in the field.

Specific topics include (but are not limited to):

• Modeling of non-equilibrium processes in reactive gas mixtures

• Kinetic and gas-dynamic approaches

• Generalized Boltzmann equation

• Boundary conditions and film growth simulation

• Modeling of nucleation/condensation/coagulation

• Quasi-chemical nucleation model

• Asymptotic methods for deriving gas-dynamic equations from kinetic

• Non-equilibrium and multiphysics

• Novel approaches to combine different models in one problem solution

• Challenging applications in industry and academia

• Advanced numerical methods for solving non-equilibrium effects in reactive gas mixture problems

We cordially invite you to submit papers presenting the results of original research in the area of modeling and simulation of non-equilibrium processes. According the requirements of the main Conference, the papers in the form of extended abstracts (3-4 A4 pages) should be sent to no later than 21 June, 2017.
The papers presented during ICNAAM will be published in world-renowned AIP (American Institute of Physics) Proceedings.


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

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


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

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

Selected papers will be published in high reputation journals. For more details, see the site of the conference


15) Title: Statistics and Modelling

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


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



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

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



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


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

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


The aim of the proposed Symposium is to present different research studies on solving a number of problems of practical importance including problems of creating and modeling of intelligent control systemsfor various technical objects, as well as physical, biologicaland socio-economic processes.
Authors are invited to submit original unpublished results which are not under review in any other conference or journal, to the peer review for publication and presentation, in the following topic areas of the symposium.

Topics of interest include, but not limited to:


  • Analytical and numerical methods for solving local and global boundary problems for nonlinear control systems of ordinary differential equations
  • Research and evaluation of attainability domains for controlled systems of ordinary differential equations
  • Terms of global and local controllability of nonlinear control systems
  • Building adaptive control for local and global boundary problems
  • Study of local and global boundary value problems on an infinite time interval and the problems of stabilization
  • Solving the control problems for distributed parameter systems
  • Solving the control problems for specific technical objects
  • Modeling of controlled physical, biological and socio-economic processes
  • Problems of optimization for control systems


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

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


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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).


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

Organizer: Prof. Dr. Luigi Brugnano, Dipartimento di Matematica "U.Dini", Universita` degli Studi di Firenze, Viale Morgagni 67/A, 50134 Firenze Italy. Tel. : +39-055-4237-119, Fax. : +39-055-4237-162. 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.





20) Title: Some Applications of the Novel Numerical Methods

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


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

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

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

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

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


21) Title: Analytical and Numerical Methods for DE with Boundary Value Problems in Applied Sciences

Organizers: Marianna Ruggieri, Andrea Scapellato and Maria Paola Speciale


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


22) Title: Graphs

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


The symposium welcomes all researchers, as well as students, involved in Graph Theory.

The topics of interest include, but not restricted to, the following:

- scores in graphs and digraphs

- Eulerian and Hamiltonian graphs and digraphs

- planar graphs

- graph factors and decompositions

- graph colorings

- extremal graphs

- graph spectra

- digraphs, tournaments and their generalizations

- graph algorithms


23) Title: Theoretical and Applied Challenges of Dynamical Systems

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


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


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

Organizer: Prof. Ing. Juraj Králik, CSc. 1), Eva Kormaníková, PhD. 2) 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.


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

Organizer: Nuno Alves, Centre for Rapid and Sustainable Product Development, Polytechnic Institute of Leiria, Paula Faria, Centre for Rapid and Sustainable Product Development, School of Technology and Management, Polytechnic Institute of Leiria, URL:, Phone: +351 244  569 441, Portugal, Phone: +351 22 508 1720



The The third edition of the Symposium on Integrated Computational Tools for Advanced Manufacturing (ICT4AM), being held within ICNAAM 2017, will be a relevant forum for the scientific exchange of multidisciplinary issues related to Integrated Computational Tools for Advanced Manufacturing and related areas. ICT4AM aims at making a significant contribution for further development of these fields.
Topics may include, but are not limited to:

  • Computational and Mathematical Methods for:
  • Additive Manufacturing and 3D Printing
  • Biomanufacturing and 3D Bioprinting
  • Subtractive Manufacturing Processes
  • Forming Manufacturing Processes
  • Hybrid Manufacturing Processes
  • CAD/CAM/CAE tools
  • Multi-dimensional Modelling
  • Mono and Multi-objective Optimization
  • Bio Inspired Algorithms
  • New trends in computer methods for 4D Printing/Bioprinting

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


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

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

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

Main topics:

-Copula Models and Properties;
-Statistical Inference in Copula Models;
-Markov Models and Properties;
-Statistical Inference in Markov Processes;
-Dependence Coefficients;
-Information Criteria for Markov Processes;
-Copula Based Procedures with Applications;
-Markov Processes Procedures with Applications.


27) Title: Computational Bio- Imaging and Visualization

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



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


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

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



Heat Transfer in Porous Medium is an important area of research for scientists and engineers alike, covering many interdisciplinary fields across vast number of applications such as geothermal heat extractions, nuclear reactor waste disposal, heat exchangers, electronic components, solar energy storage technology, exothermic reactions in packed bed reactors, storage of grains, food processing, and the spread of pollutants to name but few. This symposium should help researchers to showcase
advances in the area of heat transfer in porous medium.

The topics covered can be broadly classified under following categories

  • Numerical analysis of heat transfer in porous medium covering fundamentals as well as various coupled phenomenon and applications of following topics but not limited to
  • Natural/Mixed/Forced convection
  • Double diffusion
  • MHD flow
  • Conjugate heat transfer
  • Nanofluid
  • Newtonian/ Non-Newtonian flow
  • Multiphase flow
  • Saturated/Unsaturated Porous Media
  • Solution Techniques of governing equations in porous media
  • Advances in mathematical modeling of heat transfer in porous medium

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

Organizer: Octavian Agratini, Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science, Babes-Bolyai University



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

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

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



Since the origin of Hydrological sciences the connection between natural phenomena and mathematical formulation of solutions has been clearly identified as a main topic. Reliability and simplicity are thus two of the most important words for people who are involved in such researches, and the main objectives for operators in this field.
Every aspect of hydrological sciences can be improved by Mathematical Modelling, from comprehension and modelling of extreme events (for both wet and dry periods), to management of water systems (natural or artificial), until the source of many uncertainty for this kind of problems: the meteorological field.
Data collection and computation still remain of great importance, from the measurement of hydro-meteorological variables to the analysis of big datasets and historical series. Efforts in such direction are also the ones  oriented in regionalization, spatial distribution and extension of prediction to ungauged sites.

Topics of interest of the symposium include:
 (i) catchment hydrology, (ii) hydrological forecasting, (iii) water management, (iv) operations and control, (v) remote sensing and data assimilation, (vi) precipitation and climate.


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

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



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

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

The call is not limited to the keywords listed above. 


32) Title: Numerical Methods for Renewable Energy Applications Symposium

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



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


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


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

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



This sysmposium is aimed at bringing together multidisciplinary researchers in applied mathematics, life science and bioengineering to share, discuss, explore and unify frontiers on real -world applications of natural processes modelled by chemotaxis equations. 
Topics include but are not limited to:
  • Applied Mathematics: Evolutionary equations, Dynamical systems, Spectral analysis, Index -degree and bifurcation theory, Asymptotic methods, Control theory (ODEs. & PDEs.), Optimization, Numerical analysis-methods-algorithms, Multidisciplinary combining Algorithms, Harmonic analysis for PDEs, Variational techniques for differential equations, and Blow-up analysis for evolutionary equations. Applied statistics and probability theory. Bioengineering Sciences.
  • Keller-Segel Chemotaxis Model Equations: Classical, Attraction-repulsion, Porous media diffusion vs noninear chemical sensitivity. Chemical reaction types: HodgekinHuxley, Gierer-Meinhardt, Thomas, Grey-Scott, Lengyel and Epstein. Equations for the flow of electrons and holes in a semiconductor with electrical potential. Population genetics equations. Nuclear reactor dynamics (multigroup neutron diffusion equations). Chemotaxis- Navier -Stokes equations. Chemotaxis- Ginzburg-Landau-equations of superconductivity/fluidity. Chemotaxis-Magneto-Hydrodynamics equations.

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

Organizer: Tuan Phung-Duc, Division of Policy and Planning Sciences, Faculty of Engineering, Information and Systems Sciences, University of Tsukuba, 1-1-1 Tennodai, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8573, Japan (, personal website: , Dr. Ioannis Dimitriou, Lecturer of the Department of Mathematics,  University of Patras, Greece, Postal Address: Department of  Mathematics, University of Patras, 26500 Patras, Greece. Website: ,  Dr. Eleni Vatamidou, Post-doctoral researcher, MAESTRO Group, INRIA,  Sophia-Antipolis, 2004 Route des Lucioles B.P. 93, 06902 Sophia Antipolis Cedex, France.

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The aim of this symposium is to promote research results in the  development and analysis of stochastic models arising among others in  communication systems, manufacturing, production, service operations,  supply chain/inventory management, and biological systems. Its scope  includes both methodological and computational advances. In  particular, it aims to bring together researchers working both on the  theoretical, algorithmic and computational aspects of the methods  applied in stochastic models, and on the applications of such methods  across a broad spectrum of research fields. The topics include but not  limited to the following:

• Matrix analytic methods
• Queueing models and scheduling disciplines
• Markov processes
• Markov additive processes
• Markov decision processes
• Risk Processes
• Level-dependent structured Markov chains (e.g. QBD, M/G/1, G/M/1, etc.)
• Stochastic biological models
• Performance models for telecommunications and information systems
• Stochastic models for power-saving policies in communication systems
• Performance models for call centers
• Computational methods
• Supply chain models
• Reliability analysis
• Stochastic models in manufacturing
• Production and inventory management
• Fluid and diffusion limits
• Multidimensional Markov chains

35) Title: Computational Algorithms on Engineering problems

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



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

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

We are proud to announce that the Proceedings of ICNAAM 2017 will be published in the very famous AIP (American Institute of Physics) Conference Proceedings. More information can be found at:
Selected papers will be published in high reputation journals. For more details, see the site of the conference


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

Organizer: Esmaiel Abounoori, Professor of Econometrics & Social Statistics, Department of Economics, University of Semnan, Semnan, Iran. Tel: 0098-911-111 2176, Tel: 0098-23 3336 3589.



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

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

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


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

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


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.

A short description on how we will advertise our Symposium
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):
  • Fractional Calculus
  • Linear , Non Linear ODEs, PDEs and FDEs
  • Integral Equations 
  •  Boundary Value Problems 
  • Spline function and its applications 
  • Models of Biophysical, Biomedical and Biochemical Sciences 

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

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

1 Department of Mathematics, University of Cadiz, Puerto Real, Spain
2 Centro de Matemática, Computação e Cognição, Universidade Federal do ABC, UFABC, Santo André, Brazil
3 nternational Institute for Symmetry Analysis and Mathematical Modelling, Department of Mathematical Sciences, North-West University, Mafikeng Campus, Mmabatho, South Africa
4 Dipartimento di Matematica e Informatica, University of Catania, Italy


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 methodsidentify and extend the concept of symmetry, produce an effective method of symmetry applications in difficult situations, giveaccurate 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.

39) Title: Sixth Symposium on Statistical Inference in Linear Models

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


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.

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

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


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

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

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


The Symposium will provides a venue for a diverse population to join together in a non-partisan multi-disciplinary conversation and learning experience on Applied Mathematics in sustainability and renewable energy. The attendees will be range from students to highly professionals, all interested in the future of renewable energy. Our symposium covers various subjects: from new numerical methods and fundamental research until engineering applications to energy production and conversion. This annual meeting is a part of the International Conference of Numerical Analysis and Applied Mathematics (ICNAAM) and thus it is organized together with many other symposia on numerical analysis: this also offers a wider audience since ICNAAM is perhaps one of the biggest events in the field of the numerical analysis involving hundreds of scientist from the whole world.
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.
  • ComputationalMethods for REC.
  • ComputationalFluid Dynamics.
  • HeatandmassTransfer.
  • Pyrolysis.
  • Combustion.
  • Gasification.
  • Multiphasefluidflowproblems.
  • Turbulenceproblems.
  • Optimization.
  • Scale-upanalysis.
  • Statisticalanalysis for REC.
The scientific committee
Prof. Abel Rouboa
Prof. Khalid Bouziane
International Scientific Committee
Alireza Khoeini Poorfar, 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. Mail:; rouboa@seas.upenn.eduAdditional informations:

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

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

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



Multi-physics and multi-scale M&S (modeling and simulation) are key technologies forbuilding virtual reactors. Virtual reactors play a significant role in the quest for poweruprating,safety enhancement, material optimization, wastereducing, and longevityextension 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
  • Virtual operating environment
  • Uncertainty quantification and validation
  • Performance optimization of virtual reactors
  • Performance modeling and auto-tuning methods
  • High Performance Computing (HPC)
  • Parallel techniques and hybrid programming
  • Scalable algorithms and advanced computational techniques
  • Domain decomposition methods

43) Title: 5th Symposium on DecisionSupport Systems in Construction Management

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


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
44) Title: 3rd Symposium on Computational Modeling and Experimental Assessment of Transport Processes in Porous Building Materials

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



Transport and accumulation of heat, moisture, chemical substances, and momentum are phenomena which affect the building materials and structures over their whole lifetime period. Their satisfactory description requires primarily a choice of proper physical and mathematical models because the transport mechanisms are coupled.  The 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. The main topics include but are not limited to:
  • Theoretical models of transport phenomena
  • Computer simulation tools 
  • Material parameters
  • Model verification techniques
  • Environmental effects on building structures
  • Service life assessment studies
  • High-temperature applications
  • Applications in renovation of historical buildings and monuments
  • Other applications in building science and building practice


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

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



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

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

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


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

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



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


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

Organizer: Dr. Ludovic Dan LEMLE, University Politehnica of Timisoara, Romania



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

The topic covered by Symposium include (but is not limited to):
theory of semigroups of linear operators:

[MSC2010 47D03] Groups and Semigroups of Linear Operators
[MSC2010 47D06] One-parameter Semigroups and Linear Evolution Equations
[MSC2010 47D07] Markov Semigroups and Applications to Diffusion Processes
[MSC2010 47D08] Schrodinger and Feynman-Kac Semigroups
[MSC2010 47D09] Operator Sine and Cosine Functions
[MSC2010 47D60] C-semigroups
[MSC2010 47D62] Integrated Semigroups

and its applications to:

[MSC2010 60J60] Diffusion Processes
[MSC2010 58J65] Diffusion Processes and Stochastic Analysis on Manifolds
[MSC2010 81Q10] Selfadjoint Operator Theory in Quantum Theory
[MSC2010 82C20] Dynamic Lattice Systems




48) Title: Metaheuristic and Numerical Analysis in Engineering

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



Metaheuristic algorithms are inspired by observations made from natural phenomena. In engineering, science and technology, metaheuristic methods have proved to be very effective in solving optimization problems. Together with conventional numerical methods, using also the advantage of enormous developments in computer sciences both in hardware and software, engineers and academicians are now able to tackle problems which were untouchable only a few decades ago. The aim of this mini symposium is to bring together leading academicians and engineers working on metaheuristic methods and numerical analysis in a multidisciplinary medium for discussing recent advances and interesting case studies in related fields.
The highlighted topics (but are not limited to) are:

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

49) Title: Operator Matrices, Generalized Inverses and Applications

Organizers: Dragana Cvetkovic Ilic, Facuty of Science and Mathematics, University of Nis, Visegradska 33, 18000 Nis, Serbia and Yimin Wei, Fudan University, Shanghai, 200433, P.R. China



Within this session we will consider some actual problems of  the theory of operators related to the operator matrices. Also, we will address some problems related to the generalized invertibility of operators, representations of the Drazin and W-weighted Drazin inverse, condition numbers of the multidimensional least squares problem,  computing generalized inverses using gradient, Zhang neural networks and using database stored procedures.
Topics of interest include, but not limited to:
  • operators matrices
  • operators equations
  • matrix equations
  • generalized inverses
  • reverse order law problems
  • least square problems

50) Title: The 2nd Symposium on Multiscale-Multiphysics Approaches for Engineering Applications

Organizers: Gabriele Pozzetti *, MEng, Roberto Da Vià ** MEng, Prof.Dr.-Ing Sandro Manservisi **, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Bernhard Peters *

                      * FSTC - University of Luxembourg, 6 rue Richard Coudenhove-Kalergi,
                      ** DIN - Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna, via dei Colli 16, Bologna



The XDEM and FEMUS teams are pleased to invite You at the second Multiscale-Multiphysics approaches for engineering applications" symposium at ICNAAM 2017.
Engineering applications often require the study of complex Multiphysics systems. In order to provide solutions for problems of industrial-environmental interest, methods that can capture the in uence of all the dierent scales of composite phenomena must be developed.
The goal of the symposium is to bring together industrial and environmental researchers and practitioners, in order to discuss techniques that aim to solve this kind of heterogeneous problems with ecient numerical algorithms.
The topics of interest include, but are not restricted to, the following:
  • Eulerian-Lagrange Approaches
  • Multiphysics systems for environmental applications
  • Complex flows in industrial applications
  • Nano to Macro Scale
  • Phase change phenomena in industrial flows
  • Reacting Flows
  • Multiphysics systems in engineering
  • Scale Resolved Analysis
  • Turbulence in complex Fuids
  • Numercal code coupling

51) Title: Computational Methods for Integral and Integro-Differential Equations

Organizer: 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.
The aim of this session is to present recent contributions and new  methods for solving integral and integro-differential equations, 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

52) Title: 13-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. Sören Kraußhar, University of Erfurt, Institute of Mathematics, Faculty of Educational Sciences, Nordhäuser Str. 63, 99089 Erfurt, Germany and Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Sprössig, Institute of Applied Analysis, Freiberg, University of Mining and Technology, Prüferstr. 9, 09596 Freiberg, Germany



Generalized complex analysis and Clifford analysis in particular can be seen as refinement of harmonic analysis providing us with a powerful toolkit to study partial differential equations in the plane and in higher dimensional spaces. (Generalized) function theories therefore 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 analytic and functional analytic methods
  • Partial differential equations, boundary and initial value problems, control problems
  • Physics, in particular quantum physics, particle physics, general relativity theory, computational physics, crystallography and scattering, plasma physics, astrophysics
  • Practical applications in engineering sciences in general, in particular applications in classical mechanics, material science, fluid dynamics, electromagnetism
  • Approximation theory, numerical methods and simulations
  • Discrete function theories with applications
  • Special functions, polynomial systems
  • Conformal and quasi-conformal mappings
  • Combinatorics, number theory
  • Integral transforms, signal analysis and image processing
  • Geometric algebras and applications
to contribute to the symposium. Suggestions for further topics are welcome.

53) Title: Inequalities  and Applications

Organizers: Prof. Dr. Muhammad  Aslam Noor, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Islamabad, Pakistan and Dr. Bandar Almohsen, Mathematics Department, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia



Inequalities are being used to study a wide class of unrelated problems, which arise  in various branches of pure and applied sciences in a general unified framework. In recent years, several numerical and analytical methods have been developed for  solving the variational and integral inequalities using some novel and innovative techniques. This symposium  will provide a unique and excellent  opportunity to the researchers  to share their experience for the applications of the inequalities and related problems.
54) Title: Mathematics in Relation to Computer Science

Organizer: Jose C. Valverde, Department of Mathematics, University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain



The development of the theory of Computation is one of the most important tasks in the modern Mathematics. In view of it, this symposium has the intention of taking a look at breaking new topics of Mathematics in relation to Computer Science. The topics will include:
  • Discrete Mathematics in relation to Computer Sciences
  • Ordered algebraic structures (ordered sets, Boolean algebras) in Computer Sciences
  • Application of Boolean algebra; Boolean functions
  • Network models in Computer Sciences
  • Rough Sets Theory with Applications
  • Fuzzy Sets Theory with Applications
as well as other important areas of Mathematics in relation to Computer Science.
The goal of the symposium is to review and discuss research on this field among mathematicians, engineers and other experts that work in the field at the intersection of Mathematics, Computer Science and related areas. During the symposium attendees will have the opportunity of networking, communicating and exchanging ideas and information on related research topics. Also, they will be able to discuss about the trends and prospects of future.

55) Title: Fuzzy Logic with Engineering Applications

Organizer: Prof. Basil Papadopoulos, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece.



Fuzzy Logic with  Engineering Applications is  research field of modern mathematics.
It is given emphasis in the mathematics and the applications of fuzzy logic in the following sessions:
  • Fuzzy implications
  • Fuzzy clustering
  • Fuzzy neural networks
  • Fuzzy machine learning
  • Fuzzy Artificial Intelligence
  • Fuzzy differential equations
  • Fuzzy linear regression analysis
  • Fuzzy estimators
  • Applications of all the aforementioned (but not limited) in Engineering.
Extended abstracts will be published in a Special Volume of internationally renowned Journal AIP Conference Proceedings. The American Institute of Physics (AIP) Conference Series is a 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.


56) Title: System identification & Parameter Estimation

Organizer: Zhu Wang, Department of Automation, China University of Petroleum, Beijing 102249 PR China



For known structures of systems, the system identification (including system orders and parameters) are extremely important for subsequent control and fault diagonosis. In the presence of stochastic noises, it is difficult to obtain robust model estimation in both open-loop and closed-loop. How to applying mathematical methods and numerical analyses into robust system identification is an important topic.
57) Title: Mathematical Aspects & Physical Modeling of Problems related to the Anisotropic Sphere

Organizers: Prof. Touvia Miloh (TM): Faculty of Engineering. Tel Aviv University ISRAEL, Prof. George Dassios (GD): Division of Applied  Mathematics. Dept. Chemical Eng. Univ. of  Patras, GREECE and Prof. Ioannis Catjigeorgiou (IC) : School of Naval Architecture & Marine Eng. National Technical Univ. of Athens, GREECE



The purpose of this mini-symposium is to bring together applied mathematicians, physicist, engineers and numerical annalists which are interested in practical & theoretical problems related to orthotropic geometrical shapes. 3D orthotropic shapes posses at least three planes of symmetry whose normal are linearly independent.
The perfectly symmetric sphere is the simplest example but very common are other shapes (bounded curvature), such as prolate/oblate spheroids and tri-axial ellipsoids. 
Typical problems involving such shapes are often governed by the Laplace, Poisson, Helmholtz or the Biharmonic (elliptic type PDE'S) field equations and are subject to a Neumann, Dirichlet or Robin b.c. They naturally arise in many branches of mathematical physics, such as, electromagnetism, optics & bio-medical imaging, fluid & solid mechanics, acoustics etc. and quite often involve normal Eigen-solutions in terms of Legendre', spheroidal- wave or Lame' functions. The state of the art on Ellipsoidal Harmonics is given in a recent monograph (Cambridge Univ. Press) authored by GD and a numerical code for computing Lame' functions of any order & degree has been just developed by IC.

58) Title:  Nonperturbative Quantum Field Theory III

Organizer: Ralf Hofmann, Privatdozent, Institut fuer Theoretische Physik, Universitaet Heidelberg, Philosophenweg 16, 69120 HEIDELBERG, Tel.: (0721) 608 22240



This symposium aims to bring together experts on nonperturbative techniques in addressing classical and quantum aspects of the vacuum structure, the particle spectrum, radiative corrections, the nature of phase transitions, and nonthermal 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 representions of certain analytic functions). Depending on the number of participants (20 is a hard upper limit) talks will be one hour with thirty minutes discussion time.

59) Title:  Minisymposium on Nonlinear Evolution Equations, Fractional Differential Equations and Their Applications

Organizers: Chairman: Dr. Hasibun Naher, Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, BRAC University, 66 Mohakhali, Dhaka-1212, Bangladesh, Member: Dr. Mohammad Rafiqul Islam, Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, BRAC University, 66 Mohakhali, Dhaka-1212, Bangladesh



This minisymposium 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 Evolution 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.

60) Title:  Optimal Homotopy Asymptotic Approach to Nonlinear Dynamical Systems in Engineering

Organizer: Prof. Nicolae Herisanu, University Politehnica Timisoara, Bd. Mihai Viteazu, no.1, Timisoara, Romania



Starting from the reality that there is always more to discover about nonlinear dynamical systems, this mini-symposium aims to bring together researchers concerned with applying the Optimal Homotopy Asymptotic Approach to nonlinear and strongly nonlinear dynamical systems from various fields of engineering. It is expected to be emphasized new developments and improvements of this approach with applications in classical mechanics, fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, nonlinear oscillations, electrical machines, and other engineering branches where nonlinear dynamical systems are involved.

61) Title:  The 2nd Symposium on Multiscale, Multiphase, Multiphysics and Turbulent flow Simulations

Organizers: Prof. Dr. M. Serdar ÇELEBİ, Department of Computational Science and Engineering, Istanbul Technical University- Turkey, Phone: +90- 212 285 7012, Fax: +90- 212 285 7073 and Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mine ÇAĞLAR, Department of Mathematics, Koç University - Turkey, Phone: +90- 212 338 1315, Fax: +90- 212 338 1559



The aim of this Symposium is to cover research areas related to multiscale, multiphase, multiphysics and turbulent flows and create a collaborative environment for the leading scientists and research groups to share their experiences in fundamental and applied aspects. The core objective is to have a thorough understanding of these fields by giving an in-depth analysis of the simulation and modeling approaches to demonstrate the recent novel methods and the theories.
Emphasis will not be only on the theoretical aspects but also on the implementation of numerical methods and algorithms used in large scale simulations of multiscale, multiphase, multiphysics and turbulent flows. All application areas ranging from fluid dynamics and biomedical flows  to environmental sciences are welcome.
The Symposium covers the following topics of interest but is not limited to:
  • Multiscale methods and approaches
  • Loose and tight coupling approaches for multiphysics problems
  • Large scale parallel simulations
  • Finite Element Methods
  • Two- or three-phase flows
  • Single and many-phase turbulent flows
  • Turbulent reactive flows
  • Large Eddy Simulations and subgrid modeling
  • Work flows for multiscale models
  • Stochastic flows and turbulent dissipation
  • Parallel numerical algorithms related to flow simulations
  • Discrete Element Method
  • Lattice Boltzmann Method
  • Quasi-Newton Methods for coupling problems

62) Title:  Mini Symposium on Recent Advances in Fluid Mechanics

Organizers: A. Aziz1,*, C. M. Khalique2,**, N. S. Akbar1, Y. Ali1and S. T. Hussain1

1Department of Basic Sciences and Humanities,College of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering, NationalUniversity of Sciences and Technology, Rawalpindi, 46070, Pakistan
2International Institute for Symmetry Analysis and Mathematical Modelling, Department of Mathematical Sciences, North-West University, Mafikeng Campus, Mmabatho, South Africa



Fluid mechanics is the study of fluids either in motion (fluid dynamics) or at rest (fluid statics). Liquids, gases and plasmas are all classified as fluids. A pragmatic, if not scientific, knowledge of fluid flow was exhibited by ancient civilizations, such as in the design of arrows, spears, boats, and particularly hydraulic engineering projects for flood protection, irrigation, drainage, and water supply. The fundamental principles of hydrostatics and dynamics were given by Archimedes (around 250 BC) in his work On Floating Bodies. The scope of fluid mechanics is vast and has countless applications in engineering and human activities. Examples include but not limited to the calculation of friction drag of a flat plate, a ship, an airfoil, the body of an airplane or a turbine blade, pumps, cooling devices, medical studies of breathing and blood flow, drug targeting oceanography, hydrology, energy generation. 
Researchers have extensively studied flow models for different geometries influenced by a number of factors including, fluid viscosity, bounding surface characteristics, external forces, boundary conditions, heat transfer analysis for Newtonian, non Newtonian and nanofluids. 
The aim of this mini-symposium is to present and discuss recent advances in the physical understanding and applications of fluid flow using theoretical, numerical and experimental approaches.
63) Title:  Recent Advances in High Order Discontinuous Galerkin Methods

Organizer: Tan Bui-Thanh, Leader of Computational Engineering and Optimization Group , Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics , Insitute for Computational Engineering and Sciences, The University of Texas at Austin, Office: WRW 308C and ACES 4.244, Phone: (512) 232-7139 and (512) 471-8176, Fax: (512) 471-8694



Discontinuous Galerkin (DG) methods have attracted considerable attention in computational science and engineering community because they possess a number of desirable properties for solving partial differential equations such as local conservation, high-order accuracy, easy parallelization, and enabling adaptivity, to name a few. For these reasons, they have been used to solve various practical problems including aero-acoustics, gas dynamics, magneto-hydrodynamics, oceanography, reservoir simulation, turbo-machinery, turbulent flows, reactive flows, porous media, and other problems with multi-physical interactions and multiple scales. 
The speakers in this minisymposium will address theoretical and computational issues such as stability, optimal order convergence, sparse discretization, parallel implementation, (hp)-adaptivity, application of the methods to difficult and large-scale problems, efficient implementations, etc.

64) Title:  Leveraging Predictive Data Analytics in Oil & Gas Drilling and Production

Organizer: Dr. Ping Lu, Data Scientist, Advanced Technology and Research, American Bureau of Shipping, United States



The process of exploring and exploiting Oil and Gas (O&G) generates a lot of data that can bring more efficiency to the industry. Although there are several examples of research papers on data analytics applications in the O&G related sciences, the opportunities for using data analytics techniques in the “digital oil-field” remain largely unexplored or uncharted. The significant challenges posed by this complex and economically vital field justify the need of data scientists that are willing to share their experience and knowledge.
This symposium aims at bringing together researchers and practitioners from data science, data analytics, forecasting, geophysics, petrochemistry, marine and petroleum geology, applied mathematics, offshore and other disciplines, to explore the utilization of data analytics techniques to develop intelligent solutions for O&G related modeling and optimization problems.
The topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
  • Prediction and evaluation of pressure in reservoirs
  • Fault detection and classification,
  • Accurate imaging recognition
  • Fluid/permeability prediction
  • Identification and classification of fractures,
  • Drilling and workover operations
  • Production facilities technologies
  • Production operations and technologies
  • Reservoir modeling and simulation
  • Deepwater & subsea
  • Simulation, artificial intelligence & modelling
  • Surface and sub-surface integration and optimization

65) Title:  Pile Foundations of Noice Barriers and Highway Signs

Organizers: Pasquale De Simone, Professor of Foundation Engineering, Department of  Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering, Naples Univeristy,  Via Claudio 21 80125 Napoli, Italy and Raffaele Mauro, Professor of Highway, Railway and Airport   Engineering, Department of Civil, Environmental and Mechanical  Engineering, Trento University, Via Mesiano, 77,  38123 Trento, Italy



The symposium is mainly addressed to Researchers and Engineers  operating in the field of Geotechnical (Foundation) Engineering and  Highway Engineering. Highway structures such as noice barriers (or  sound walls, acoustic barriers) and highway signs, luminaires and  traffic signals are mainly subjected to horizontal loadings, and  normally founded on short (rigid) single piles.
Contributions from the transportation, geotechnical and code aspects  of the problem, can be tentatively grouped as:
  • actions on the foundations (wind, vehicle impact, snow…)
  • pile collapse under transverse loadings (wedge-shaped collapse,  deep flow) in cohesive/cohesionless soils;
  • LRFD based codes (AASHTO, EN, …), calibration and relationships,  reliability analyses.

66) Title:  Iterative Procedures for Solving Nonlinear Problems

Organizers: Doctor Alicia Cordero*, Dr. Á. Alberto Magreñán+  and Professor Juan R. Torregrosa*

*Instituto de Matemática Multidisciplinar, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Camino de Vera, s/n, 46022-Valencia, Spain.
+Universidad Internacional de La Rioja, Avenida de La Paz, 137, 26006, Logroño (La Rioja), Spain
Telephones: +34963879554 (A. Cordero), +34941210211 (A.A. Magreñán), +34963879782 (Juan R. Torregrosa), Fax: +34963877199


E-mail: (A. Cordero), (A.A. Magreñán), (Juan R. Torregrosa)

The construction of iterative methods for approximating the solution of nonlinear equations or systems is an interesting task in numerical analysis  and applied scientific branches. During the last years, numerous papers devoted to the mentioned iterative methods have appeared in several journals. The existence of an extensive literature on these iterative methods reveals that this topic is a dynamic branch of the numerical studies with interesting and promising applications (the study of dynamical models of chemical reactors, radioactive transfer, preliminary orbit determination, etc)
The aim of this symposium is to share the new trends in the field of iterative methods for nonlinear problems. Specific topics of interest included (but not limited to):
  • Multi-point iterative methods (with or without memory)
  • Steffensen-type methods
  • High-order methods
  • Iterative methods for singular problems
  • Iterative methods for Banach spaces
  • Dynamical studies of iterative methods
  • Discretization of boundary problems, integral equations, ….

67) Title:  SCLIT - 7th Symposium on Computer Languages, Implementations, and Tools

Organizer: Prof. Dr. Zoran Budimac and Dr. Gordana Rakic, University of Novi Sad, Faculty of Sciences, Dept. of mathematics and informatics, Trg D. Obradovica 4, 21000 Novi Sad, Serbia



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

68) Title:  1st Symposium on “Hypercompositional Algebra – new Developments and Applications (HAnDA)”

Organizers: Christos Massouros, Technological Institute of Sterea Hellas, Greece and Irina Cristea, Center for Systems and Information Technologies, University of Nova Gorica, Slovenia



Hypercompositional Algebra is currently going through the 8th decade of its existence, and has already entered into a new era of expansion revealing/exposing a new and fertile territory for theoretical research and contributing with applications to other disciplines of Mathematics and Technology.  
The topics to be covered by HAnDA are related to all types of hypercompositional structures (hypergroups, hyperrings, hyperfields, hypermodulesetc), and their applications to the theories of fuzzy, rough and soft sets, automata, codes, cryptography, graphs, lattices, groups, numbers, differential equations, geometry and also to engineering, chemistry, biology, economics, statistics, information sciences, and so on.


69) Title:  Nonlinear Dynamic: Evolution Differential Equations in the Applied Sciences

Organizer: Jiménez-Casas Ángela, Dpto de Matemática Aplicada. Grupo de Dinámica No lineal, Universidad Pontifica Comillas. Madrid, Spain



The main objective of this session is to show the recent results of nonlinear dynamical systems of evolution differential equations related to biology, physics and engineering.
We present recent results related not only to the well-posedness and regularity of the solutions of these systems but also to the stability and metastability of them according to relevant physical parameters, as well as numerical studies that contrast the theoretical results in these fields.
It has the presence of researchers that deal with topics related with biology and the environment, like climate models, phase fields, thermosyphon, traffic and tracking of related vehicles, between others.
Participants Until 26/05/2017


Ángela Jiménez-Casas  (Organizer)


Asymptotic Behaviour of a Thermosyphon model with binary fluids


Metastable solutions for the Phase-Model



A. Carpio, Elena Cebrián

and P. Vidal


Parameter fitting in models of biofilms resistance to antibiotics




Lourdes Tello


Influence of the continentality on a global climate energy balance model.



Juan Francisco Padial 


Traffic and tracking of related vehicles



Arturo Hidalgo


A high order finite volume scheme for an atherosclerosis model.



70) Title:  4th Symposium on Modelling and Simulation in Computer Sciences and Engineering (MSCSE 2017)

Organizers: Prof. Dr. Francisco Miranda, CIDMA, University of Aveiro, and CEM, Instituto Politécnico de Viana do Castelo, Portugal; Prof. Dr. Carlos Abreu, Instituto Politécnico de Viana do Castelo, Portugal; and Dr. Daniel Miranda, University of Minho, Portugal.


URL address of the Symposium:


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

71) Title:  2nd International Symposium on Applied Mathematics and Magnetohydrodynamics (MHD)

Organizer: Dr. Fateh Mebarek-Oudina, Faculty of Sciences, Skikda University,  Algeria



The symposium welcomes researchers, practitioners and students interented in all numerical modeling and simulation for Applied Mathematics, specially on Magnetohydrodymamics.
Our session includes but is not limited to:
  • Convection heat transfer
  • Magnetohydrodynamics
  • Heat and mass transfer
  • Hydrodynamic stability
  • MHD stability
  • Nanofluids
  • Flow stability and turbulence
  • Flow in porous media
  • CFD applications for all kinds of fluid mechanics problems
  • Numerical methods and simulation

72) Title:  Chaotic Dynamics in Chemical Reactors

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



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 analyse of chaotic solutions of chemical reactor models.

73) Title:  Numerical mathematics and High Performance Computing in Engineering and Environmental Sciences

Organizer: Martin Cermak, Infrastructure research lab, IT4Innovations National Supercomputing Center, VŠB-Technical University of Ostrava, Studentská 6231/1B, 708 33 Ostrava – Poruba, Czech Republic



The symposium, organized by Dr. Martin Cermak(IT4Innovations National Supercomputing Center in Ostrava, Czech Republic) is focusedon numerical methods in connection with high performance computing in all areas of engineering and environmental sciences, further on sharing experiences, and initiating new research cooperations. Among others, this symposium will cover the following scientific fields: computational structural mechanics (elasticity, plasticity, damage, contact problems, etc.), computational fluid dynamics (Stokes, Navier-Stokes, Darcy, Brinkman, etc.), modelling and simulation in the emergency and crisis management (floods, air pollutions, traffic load) as well as crash tests. It will be also focused on scalable algorithms and advanced computational techniques such as domain decomposition and multigrid methods, parallel and hybrid programming, reliable and robust solution methods, etc.
Our aim is to organize the symposium which offers interesting talks, presents new ideas, as well as reveals the beauty of numerical mathematicsin connection with high performance computing.Also human aspects are important.

74) Title:  Mathematical Modeling, Numerical Algorithms, Optimization Methods and Flow Control for Aerospace Techniques

Organizers: Dr. Alexandru  DUMITRACHE, “Gheorghe Mihoc-Caius Iacob" Institute of Mathematical Statistics and Applied Mathematics of the Romanian Academy, Bucharest, ROMANIA , Dr. Florin FRUNZULICA and Dr. Daniel CRUNTEANU, POLITEHNICA University of Bucharest, Faculty of Aerospace Engineering, ROMANIA &“Gheorghe Mihoc-Caius Iacob" Institute of Mathematical Statistics and Applied Mathematics of the Romanian Academy, Bucharest, ROMANIA, Mailing Address of the Organizers: Institute of Mathematical Statistics and Applied Mathematics, Romanian Academy of Science, 050711 Calea 13 SeptembrieNr. 13, Sector 5, Bucharest , Romania



The session is dedicated to works on the topic in fluid mechanics, optimization and flow control for aerospace.
Our session includes but is not limited to:
  • Numerical algorithms and computing methods in aerodynamics
  • UAV – design, performance prediction, control, launcher, recovery systems
  • Aerodynamic design optimization 
  • Active and passive flow control methods 
  • Applications of the Coanda effect
  • Fluid-structure interaction analysis
  • Aerodynamic and aerothermodynamicanalysis of space mission vehicles
75) Title:  Advances in Quaternion Algebras

Organizer: Ivan Kyrchei, Ph.D, Senior Research Fellow, Pidstryhach Institute for Applied Problems in Mechanics and Mathematics of NAS of Ukraine, 3-b, Naukova Str., Lviv, 79060, Ukraine, Tel:0322-22611889,



The symposium will be devoted to the latest developments in researches of both branches of quaternion algebras,  non-split quaternion (division) algebra  and  split quaternion algebra. The most famous example of a non-split quaternion algebra is Hamilton's quaternions. One of the most famous split quaternion algebras is the split quaternions of James Cockle that also known as coquaternions. Although the study of the quaternion division algebra is more advanced, now the split quaternion algebra is also actively studing, and have  extensive applications in  geometry, physics, etc. But studies in these two branches are often independent and separated from each other.  
The main goal of the proposed Minisymposium is to bring together researchers of both branches of quaternion algebras in order to share experiences, methods and approaches in research to set the major lines of development for the near future. 
The topics include but not  limited to the following:
  • Quaternionic and coquaternionic analisys
  • Linear (co-)quaternion algebra and matrix (co-)quaternion theory
  • Applications of (co-)quaternions

76) Title:  Summability Theory and its Applications

Organizer: Sebnem Yildiz, Ahi Evran University, Faculty of Arts and Science, Department of Mathematics, Kirsehir, Turkey



The Symposium "Summability Theory and its Applications" will be held within ICNAAM 2017, Thessaloniki, Greece, 25th-30th September, 2017. Summability theory has many uses in analysis and applied mathematics. An engineer or physicits who works with Fourier series, Fourier transforms or analytic continuation can nd summability theory very useful for his/her research.
This symposium is organized with the purpose to join several specialists in this field. The section activities will include the discussion of different methods of summabilities in computer sciences and engineering, where will be presented theoretical studies and experimental results. The session interest topics include, but are not limited to:
  1. General Matrix Methods
  2. Special Summability Methods
  3. Tauberian Theorems
  4. Matrix Transformations of Summability and Absolute summability Domains
  5. Sequence Space
  6. Approximation Theory
We are proud to announce that the Proceedings of ICNAAM 2017 will be published in the very famous AIP (American Institute of Physics) Conference Proceedings. More information can be found at: Selected papers will be published in high reputation journals. For more details, see the site of the conference

77) Title:  Recent Advances in Statistics and Actuarial Sciences

Organizer: Assist. Prof. Dr. Uğur Karabey, Department of Actuarial Sciences, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey



The aim of this meeting is to bring together statisticians and mathematicians interested in actuarial sciences and statistics in order to review recent advances and discuss the problems. The Symposium covers the following topics of interest:
  • Actuarial Applications
  • Statistical Applications
  • Financial Risk Management
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Survival Analysis
  • Non-parametric Statistics
  • Sampling Techniques
  • Biostatistics
Paper submissions on any aspect of Actuarial Sciences and Statistics are also welcome.
Important Dates:
Submission of extended abstracts : 21 July 2017
Notifications of acceptance : 30 July 2017
Submission of the source files of camera ready extended abstracts to American Institute of Physics (AIP Conference Proceedings): 4 August 2017
Submission of full papers for consideration for publication in the journals:   30 September 2017 – 31 January 2018
More information can be found at

78) Title:  Some New Progress in Fractional Variational Problems :  Optimality and Euler-Lagrange Type Necessary Conditions

Organizer: Khosro Sayevand, Ph.D., Associate Professor  of  the Faculty of Mathematical Sciences, Malayer University, Malayer, Iran



The fractional variational problems (FVPs) is a new interesting area in optimization problems. FVPs is a problem in which either the objective functional or the constraints, or both, contain at least one fractional derivative term. A FVPs can be defined with respect to different definitions of fractional derivatives but the most important types are Riemann-Liouville, Caputo and Rieaz-Caputo derivatives. 
So far, many researchers have studied the fractional variational problems and discussed the different types of problems. To obtain the necessary optimality conditions for FVPs is a one of the topics that interested for researchers.

79) Title:  Mathematical Optimization in Modern Medicine and Engineering

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



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

80) Title:  Nonlinear Partial Differential Equations and Their Applications

Organizer: Prof. Elena Kaikina, Centro de Ciencias Matemáticas, UNAM (Campus Morelia), Mexico



Symposium welcomes all researchers with special emphasis on applying techniques of nonlinear partial differential equations to model and to treat nonlinear phenomena with which nature confronts us. Coverage of applications includes any branch of science and technology such as solid and fluid mechanics, material science, mathematical biology and chemistry, control theory, and inverse problems.
The aim of Symposium is to discuss new results which are predominantly devoted to employing methods and techniques from analysis, including partial differential equations, functional analysis, dynamical systems and evolution equations, calculus of variations, and bifurcations theory.

81) Title:  Advances in Analytical, Analytical Approximate, Numerical and Asymptotic Analysis of Sturm-Liouville Problemswith the Applications in Engineering

Organizers: Assist. Prof. Dr. Mehmet Tarik ATAY, Mechanical Engineering Dept., Engineering  Faculty, Abdullah Gul Üniversity, Sumer Campus, Kayseri/ Turkey and Assist. Prof. Dr. Hakan Erdogan, Civil Engineering Dept, Kocaeli University, Kocaeli, 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 inEngineering. Mini symposium is intended for researchers in various engineeringdisciplines and also for reserchers 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

82) Title:  Statistical Methods and Applications in Engineering

Organizers: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Dr. Zerrin Aşan Greenacre, Anadolu  University, College of Science, Assist. Prof. Dr. Mehmet Tarık Atay, Abdullah Gul University, Faculty of Engineering and Dr. Cengiz GAZELOĞLU Abdullah Gul University, Faculty of Education Science



Not all the engineers are knowledgeable about statistical methods, analysis of the statistical results, and constructing useful data structures. The goal of this mini symposium is to encourage the correct usage of statistical methods in engineering problems. 
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

83) Title:  Hull Slamming and Water-Entry Problems

Organizer: Prof. Eng. Giacomo Falcucci, PhD, Dept. of Enterprise Engineering “Mario Lucertini” - University of Rome “Tor Vergata”, Via del Politecnico 1, 00100 Roma, Italy


Prof. Giacomo Falcucci, PhD - Chief Organizer
Prof. Daniele Chiappini, PhD
Dr. Vesselin K. Krastev, PhD
Water entry problems are of major interest for several elds of engineering applications, ranging from cargo ship to space capsule design, [1]. In recent years, the study of  uid-structure interaction has been the object of remarkable eorts both on the numerical and experimental sides, [11, 6, 12, 9, 10]. 
The large part of the experimental works focuses on the water entry of rigid bodies. Minor eorts have been devoted to  exible bodies, [20, 14, 25, 23, 24]. The majority of the experimental apparatus allow for pure vertical velocity. Very few experimental eorts have been instead dedicated to asymmetric impacts. An experimental apparatus for asymmetric free-fall water entry of rigid wedges has been presented in [15], while in [13] the authors studied oblique impact of plates at small deadrise angles. Experiments on mid-size rigid wedges entering the water in free fall have been performed by [32]. Therein, the rigid motion is captured through a cable position sensor. In [7], accelerometers to sense the impact dynamics were utilized. In the majority of experimental works, local pressure measurements are performed utilizing standard pressure sensors [32, 7, 26, 4, 3, 30, 2], which provide only local information for pressure evaluation. Recently, a methodology to reconstruct the distributed pressure eld over the whole structure through particle image velocimetry (PIV) has been presented in [14, 21, 27]. 
From a numerical point of view, 2D potential  flow solutions have been proposed to elucidate the hydrodynamics in water entry problems. Starting from the seminal work by Wagner on the water entry of solid bodies with low deadrise angle [31], signicant progress has been made in the dissection of the role of large deadrise angles [17, 19] and geometric asymmetries [15, 18, 28], among the others, including hydroelastic phenomena [16, 22, 29], as well. Recently, the Lattice Boltzmann Method (LBM) has been applied to water-entry problems, providing an ecient and reliable alternative to traditional analytical and numerical methods, [33, 5]. All these efforts have contributed to deepening on the complex aspects of water impact, identifying the key geometric and physical factors that lay at the basis the unsteady  fluid-structure interaction.
In recent years, the progress in computational resources has made it possible both the extension to 3D of numerical investigation, [8], opening the path towards the optimization of real-scale vessels and fuselages. 
In this Symposium, we will assess the most recent advances in the dissection of hull slamming and water-entry problems, both from a numerical and an experimental point of view, providing a valuable reference for future studies on the subject.
Preliminary List of Talks (tentative order)
1. Prof. Chiara Biscarini: \Numerical Evaluation of Free-Surface Dynamics in Water-Entry Problems";
2. Prof. Stefano Ubertini: \Computational Fluid Dynamics of hull slamming";
3. Prof. Pierluigi Manciola: \Complex Hydraulic Problems with Macroscopic and Mesoscopic Mathematical Methods";
4. Prof. Elio Jannelli: \Experiments on hull slamming and water entry problems: the state of the art';'
5. Prof. Giacomo Falcucci: \The Lattice Boltzmann Method applied to water-entry problems: where do we stand and where do we (want to) arrive";
6. Prof. Andrea Facci: \3D CFD of Hull Slamming";
7. Prof. Pierluigi Fanelli: \Structural health monitoring under impulsive hydrodynamic";
8. Prof. Silvia Di Francesco: `Triangular wedge impact on water free surface: lattice Botlzmann analysis and experimental validation";
9. Dr. Vesselin K. Krastev: Novel numerical schemes for hull slamming in OpenFoam";
10. Dr. Simonluca Russo: Recent advances in experimental evaluation of hydrodynamic loading through PIV analysis";
11. Dr. Simonluca Russo: On the influence of geometrical asymmetry on water impacts";
12. Dr. Giovanni Di Ilio: Lattice Boltzmann simulation of hull slamming with unstructured grids".
[1] Abrate, S. Hull Slamming. Appl. Mech. Rev 64, 6 (2013), 060803.
[2] Allen, T., and Battley, M. Quantication of hydroelasticity in water impacts of  exible composite hull panels. Ocean Engineering 100 (2015), 117-125.
[3] Battley, M., and Allen, T. Servo-hydraulic System for Controlled Velocity Water Impact of Marine Sandwich Panels. Experimental Mechanics 52, 1 (Oct. 2012), 95-106.
[4] Charca, S., Shafiq, B., and Just, F. Repeated Slamming of Sandwich Composite Panels on Water. Journal of Sandwich Structures and Materials 11, 5 (June 2009), 409-424.
[5] De Rosis, A., Falcucci, G., Porfiri, M., Ubertini, F., and Ubertini, S. Hydroelastic analysis of hull slamming coupling lattice Boltzmann and nite element methods. Computers &
Structures 138 (2014), 24-35.
[6] De Rosis, A., Falcucci, G., Ubertini, S., and Ubertini, F. Aeroelastic study of  flexible flapping wings by a coupled lattice boltzmann-nite element approach with immersed boundary
method. Journal of Fluids and Structures 49, 0 (2014), 516-533.
[7] El Malki Alaoui, a., N^eme, a., and Scolan, Y. Experimental investigation of hydrodynamic loads and pressure distribution during a pyramid water entry. Journal of Fluids and Structures (2015), 1-11.
[8] Facci, A., Porfiri, M., and Ubertini, S. Three-dimensional water entry of a solid body: A computational study. Journal of Fluids and Structures 66 (2016), 36-53.
[9] Facci, A. L., Panciroli, R., Ubertini, S., and Porfiri, M. Assessment of piv-based analysis of water entry problems through synthetic numerical datasets. Journal of Fluids and Structures
55 (2015), 484-500.
[10] Facci, A. L., and Ubertini, S. Numerical assessment of similitude parameters and dimensional analysis for water entry problems,. Mathematical Problems in Engineering 2015 (2015), 15.
[11] Falcucci, G., Aureli, M., Ubertini, S., and Porfiri, M. Transverse Harmonic Oscillations of Laminae in Viscous Fluids: a Lattice fBgoltzmann Study. Phil. Trans. Royal Soc. A 369, 1945 (2011), 2456-2466.
[12] Falcucci, G., Jannelli, E., Ubertini, S., and Succi, S. Direct numerical evidence of stress-induced cavitation. Journal of Fluid Mechanics 728 (July 2013), 362-375.
[13] Huera-Huarte, F., Jeon, D., and Gharib, M. Experimental investigation of water slamming loads on panels. Ocean Engineering 38, 11-12 (Aug. 2011), 1347-1355.
[14] Jalalisendi, M., Shams, A., Panciroli, R., and Porfiri, M. Experimental reconstruction of three-dimensional hydrodynamic loading in water entry problems through particle image
velocimetry. Experiments in Fluids 56, 2 (2015), 1-17.
[15] Judge, C., Troesch, A., and Perlin, M. Initial water impact of a wedge at vertical and oblique angles. Journal of Engineering Mathematics 48, 3/4 (Apr. 2004), 279-303.
[16] Khabakhpasheva, T. Fluid{structure interaction during the impact of a cylindrical shell on a thin layer of water. Journal of Fluids and Structures 25, 3 (2009), 431-444.
[17] Korobkin, A. Analytical models of water impact. European Journal of Applied Mathematics 15, 06 (2004), 821-838.
[18] Korobkin, A. A., and Malenica, S. Modied logvinovich model for hydrodynamic loads on asymmetric contours entering water. In 20th International Workshop on Water Waves and
Floating Bodies (2005).
[19] Mei, X., Liu, Y., and Yue, D. K. On the water impact of general two-dimensional sections. Applied Ocean Research 21, 1 (1999), 1-15.
[20] Panciroli, R. Water entry of  exible wedges: Some issues on the FSI phenomena. Applied Ocean Research 39 (Jan. 2013), 72-74.
[21] Panciroli, R., and Porfiri, M. Evaluation of the pressure eld on a rigid body entering a quiescent  fluid through particle image velocimetry. Experiments in Fluids 54, 12 (Nov. 2013),
[22] Panciroli, R., and Porfiri, M. A Particle Image Velocimetry Study of Hydroelastic Slamming. Procedia Engineering 88 (2014), 180-185.
[23] Panciroli, R., and Porfiri, M. Hydroelastic impact of piezoelectric structures. International Journal of Impact Engineering 66 (Apr. 2014), 18-27.
[24] Panciroli, R., and Porfiri, M. Analysis of hydroelastic slamming through particle image velocimetry. Journal of Sound and Vibration 347 (2015), 63-78.
[25] Panciroli, R., Ubertini, S., Minak, G., and Jannelli, E. Experiments on the dynamics of  flexible cylindrical shells impacting on a water surface. Experimental Mechanics (2015).
[26] Peseux, B., Gornet, L., and Donguy, B. Hydrodynamic impact: Numerical and experimental investigations. Journal of Fluids and Structures 21, 3 (Nov. 2005), 277-303.
[27] Russo, S., J. M. M. P. F. G., and Porfiri, M. Experimental characterization of oblique water entry.
[28] Semenov, Y. A., and Iafrati, A. On the nonlinear water entry problem of asymmetric wedges. Journal of Fluid Mechanics 547 (2006), 231-256.
[29] Shams, A., and Porfiri, M. Treatment of hydroelastic impact of flexible wedges. Journal of Fluids and Structures 57 (2015), 229-246.
[30] Stenius, I., Rosen, A., Battley, M., and Allen, T. Experimental hydroelastic characterization of slamming loaded marine panels. Ocean Engineering 74 (Dec. 2013), 1-15.
[31] Wagner, H. Uber stoss und gleitvorgange an der oberflache von  flussigkeite. ZAMM - Zeitschrift fur Angewandte Mathematik und Mechanik 12, 4 (1932), 193-215.
[32] Yettou, E., Desrochers, A., and Champoux, Y. Experimental study on the water impact of a symmetrical wedge. Fluid Dynamics Research 38, May 2005 (2006), 47-66.
[33] Zarghami, A., Falcucci, G., Jannelli, E., Succi, S., Porfiri, M., and Ubertini, S. Lattice boltzmann modeling of water entry problems. International Journal of Modern Physics
C 25, 12 (2014), 1441012.


84) 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

85) Title:  International Symposium of Celestial Mechanics and Astrodynamics

Organizers: Dr.Avdhesh Kumar, Associate Professor in Mathematics, Department of Applied Sciences, RIMT-University, Mandi Gobindgarh, Punjab,  India and Dr. Ashish Kumar Sharma, Head of Department in Mathematics, IEC University, Baddi, Himachal Pradesh, India



Celestial mechanics is the branch of astronomy that is concerned with the motions of celestial objects—in particular, the objects that make up the Solar System. The main aim of celestial mechanics is to reconcile these motions with the predictions of Newtonian mechanics. Modern analytic celestial mechanics started in 1687 with the publication of the Principia by Isaac Newton (1643–1727).These problems include the figure of the Earth, the tidal interaction between the Earth and the Moon, the free and forced precession.


The nutation of the Earth, the three-body problem, the orbit of the Moon, and the effect of interplanetary gravitational interactions on planetary orbits, that offers a wide-ranging coverage of celestial mechanics and related fields. It also covers the mathematical, physical and computational aspects of planetary theory, lunar theory and more.


The topic covered by Session includes (but is not limited to):-

  • Vibrations and Acoustics
  • Mission and trajectory design
  • Tracking and orbit determination
  • Satellites, Minor Planets, Comets, and Meteors
  • Solar System and Sun-Earth Interactions
  • Stars, Exoplanets and Stellar Systems
  • Stellar and Galactic Dynamics
  • Satellite Constellation Dynamics and Control
  • Orbit and Attitude Dynamics
  • Systems for Astronomy and Astrodynamics
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Differential Equations with Applications
  • Discrete Applied Mathematics
  • Numerical Analysis and Computation
  • Applied Mechanics
  • Computational Mechanic
  • Composite Materials 

86) Title:  Integrating Statistics and Intelligent Computing in Data Analysis

Organizer: Prof.Dr. Bulent Tutmez, School of Engineering, Inonu University, Turkey



In some real problems, conventional probabilistic approaches and mathematical statistics appear too rigid, especially while dealing with vague data or imprecise requirements. Therefore, in addition to stochastic (randomness)-based evaluation methods, soft computing-based uncertainty evaluation methods have been gained popularity in recent years. Developing hybrid mathematical/statistical models using both probabilistic and/or soft computing algorithms and bringing together the researchers worked on these topics are the main motivation of this symposium.


87) Title:  Time Series Analysis and Applications 

Organizers: Prof. Dr. Minvydas Ragulskis, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Kristina Lukoseviciute and Lect. dr. Mantas Landauskas, Department of Mathematical Modelling, Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania


Time series analysis is a hot area in many fields of science and engineering. Time series are used in economics, finance, signal processing, pattern recognition, weather forecasting, control engineering, transport and trajectory forecasting, communications engineering, and in any research field which involves temporal measurements. Time series are analyzed in order to understand the main structure, changes in the time, understanding mechanisms of the observations. Time series analysis comprises methods for time series data in order to characterize, explain and control the processes. Methods for time series analysis may be divided into the time domain or the frequency domain methods, parametric or nonparametric methods, linear or non-linear methods, univariate or multivariate methods. All these methods can be applied to real-valued, continuous data or discrete data. For example there can be methods for signal detection and estimations, data mining, machine learning methods for non-linear analysis, methods for time series clustering, classification, segmentation or forecasting.  Although the search for a best time series forecasting method continues, it is agreeable that no single method will outperform all others in all situations.


88) Title: Dynamical Systems and their Applications to Advanced Materials, Structures and Technologies 

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



The theoretical, numerical and computational analysis of dynamical systems and their  applications to the analysis of problems coming from civil, mechanical, electrical, etc. engineering and related subject fields, their formal verification and practical validation of relevant approaches constitute the unifying idea of this symposium, whose significance should be seen just in the confrontation of different approaches and intensification of multidisciplinary cooperation of experts (mathematicians, physicists, engineers, ...).
Leaving nice model cases and seeing the real-world problems, we come to serious difficulties a) in the formal analysis of existence, uniqueness, stability, etc. of solutions, b) in the convergence of sequences of approximate solutions, as well as c) in the design of sufficiently robust and inexpensive algorithms for direct, sensitivity and inverse problems.
The unification approaches addressed to the continuous and discrete analysis, namely to the study of integral, differential, difference, etc. equations from engineering practice, both deterministic and stochastic ones, including their formulation on time scales, is needed: the theoretical problems include e.g. i) stability and observability of dynamical systems on time scales, their qualitative and quantitative analysis, ii) filtration of inner states of such systems and iii) identification of systems of orthogonal functions.
The scope of applications is not limited, but both theoretical and computational predictions of mechanical, thermal, etc. behaviour of advanced materials and structures and control of related technologies, up to the development of modelling and simulation software tools, are welcome. 

89) Title:  Contemporary Methods for Computational Modeling of Interface Contact Phenomena

Organizer: Dr. habil. Alexander Konyukhov, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Institute for Mechanics, Privatdozent of KIT, Extraordinary Professor at Kazan National Research Technical University, Kaiserstraße 12, Building 10.30, Room 205, 76131 Karlsruhe, Germany, Phone: +49 721 608-42073, Fax:   +49 721 608-47990,



90) Title:  The Finite Volume Methods: Advanced Numerics and Applications

Organizer: Prof. Dr. M. Darwish, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, American University of Beirut, Lebanon



The Symposium will focus on new development in numerical methods related to the finite volume method and its applications.
It aims to bring together developers and users the finite volume methods  to present novel applications of the method and  to discuss recent advances in the discretization numerics, related to: high resolution schemes, anisotropic media, velocity-pressure coupling for single and multiphase flows, implementation of novel boundary conditions, acceleration techniques for better convergence and robustness, etc.. 
Topics will include
  • High resolution schemes for convection and diffusion
  • Velocity Pressure Coupling
  • Multiphase algorithms
  • Convergence, stability, and error analysis
  • Complex geometries and adaptivity
  • Shock waves and other flow discontinuities
  • Applications
  • Atmosphere and ocean modeling
  • Chemical engineering and combustion
  • Turbo-machinery Flow
  • Energy generation and storage
  • Semiconductors and electrochemistry
  • Porous media
As part of the symposium a two sessions Workshop on OpenFOAM will be offered to all attendants, the first session will introduce users to the use of OpenFOAM for solving a variety of fluid flow problems, in the second session users will learn how to program their own application and use OpenFOAM as an extensive cfd library.

91) Title:  On Lubrication Theory and its Applications 

Organizer: Prof. Dr. Mahdi Boukrouche, Institut Camille Jordan UMR-5208, University of Lyon-Saint-Etienne, France



The aim of this mini-symposium is to present recent progresses in the field of lubrication theory and its various applications in Mechanics and Engineering Sciences.
We expect contributions concerning the study of mathematical models which describe lubrication phenomena with linear or nonlinear boundary conditions, both in the stationary and evolutionary case. The models could be formulated in three-dimensional domains or in thin domains.
The study of the models involves their mathematical analysis, including existence and uniqueness of the solutions as well as their behavior with respect to the data and parameters. It also concerns the numerical analysis of the corresponding problems, including error estimates, numerical simulations and various applications.


92) Title:  The First Symposium on Mathematical Methods in Economics and Nature Use 

Organizers: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Aleksandr N. Medvedev and Assoc. Prof. Dr. Marina A. Medvedeva, Department of Systems Analysis and Decision Making, Graduate School of Economics and Management, Ural Federal University, and Institute of Industrial Ecology UB RAS, Yekaterinburg, Russia 



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.
It is expected the participation of representatives from academic and university science, business, as well as students and postgraduates.
The attendance of about 10 - 15 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.
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.

93) Title:  Applications of non-Classical Calculus 

Organizers: P.N.Agrawal and D.N.Pandey, Department of Mathematics, IIT Roorkee, Roorkee (Uttarakhand)-247667, India, Phone no.: +91-1332-285033, +91-1332-285735 


In the last two decades, the application of q-calculus has been one of the most important area of research in approximation theory.  The study in this direction was initiated by Lupas (1987) who first introduced q-Bernstein polynomials.  Later on, Philips [Ann. Numer. Math. 4(1997), 511-518] gave another generalization of Bernstein polynomials which became more popular.  Consequently, many researchers studied new sequences and classes of operators based on q-integers and obtained many interesting properties. Another Interesting area of research is the application of (p,q) calculus which has many applications in the fields of science and engineering. Recently, Mursaleen et al. [Appl. Math. Comput. 266(2015), 874-882 ] introduced the concept of (p,q) calculus in approximation theory by defining the (p,q) analogue of Bernstein polynomials. Subsequently, the (p,q) analogues of several sequences and classes of operators were defined and studied.  The representation of (p,q) Bernstein polynomials in terms of (p,q) orthogonal polynomials was established by Soleyman et al.(preprint).

Fractional calculus, the generalization of traditional calculus, deals with the investigation and applications of derivatives and integrals of non-integer orders. In particular, in this branch of mathematics, we study the notion and methods of solutions for differential equations involving fractional derivatives of the unknown function, called fractional differential equations. The accomplishment of the fractional methodology is unquestionable with a lot of applications in various fields of science and engineering such as nonlinear dynamics, electrochemistry, viscoelasticity and image processing. 
In this Symposium, we will focus our orientation towards the analysis of the theory, approximate solutions, numerical solutions  and their applications in various fields of science and engineering. 

94) Title:  Nonlinear Dynamics in Engineering and Science 

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


The parts of this symposium are nonlinear heat transfer, nonlinear fluid flow, nonlinear vibration and another nonlinear fields. 


95) Title:  Open Challenges in Seismic Design of New Structures and Vulnerability Reduction of Existing Buildings 

Organizers: Gabriele MILANI, Technical University of Milan, Piazza Leonardo da Vinci 32, Milan, Antonio FORMISANO, University of Naples Federico II, Piazzale Tecchio 80, Naples and Francesco FABBROCINO, Università telematica Pegaso, Piazza Trieste e Trento, Naples


Experience of past earthquakes has demonstrated that many common buildings and typical methods of construction usually lack basic resistance against earthquake actions. Open challenges to tackle a consistent seismic design are more profoundly faced by developing countries, where the inadequacy and poor access to advanced technologies, resources and knowledge lead to build new structures still vulnerable under horizontal loads. Conversely, open issues in industrialized countries like USA, EU and Japan are still the mitigation of the seismic vulnerability of the existing/historical built stock, almost always constituted by non-ductile materials and conceived to withstand only vertical loads. The special issue aims at comprehensively collecting papers dealing with the important issues related to the correct design of new structures and the vulnerability reduction of existing buildings in earthquake prone areas.
Contributions on structures made by both traditional (steel, R.C., masonry and wood) and innovative (e.g. FRP, composite materials, structural glass and aluminium alloys) materials are welcome, as well as detailed analyses on topics regarding strengthening of existing structures, seismic isolation and dissipation systems.
Experimental and numerical works, as well as emblematic case studies and critical discussions on existing design approaches, are finally encouraged.



96) Title:  Statistical Modelling, Stochastic Processes and Aplications

Organizer: Teresa A. Oliveira 


This Symposium is devoted to celebrate the 70th Birthday of Professor Jerzy Filus, a proeminent researcher in the area of Physics and Mathematics who is very well known for his novel contributions to the areas of Statistical Modelling and Stochastic Processes. Thus, the goal of Symposium is to discuss and promote new advances in the fertile fields of Statistical Modelling, Stochastic Processes and Applications with special focus on problems motivated by real life data and on solutions that make original contributions to these subjects. 
Besides theoretical issues, this Symposium foster for the compromise of being technical enough to be interesting for researchers that work on the specific areas being presented and for promoting the interdisciplinarity between broad areas of research and applications, so that the Symposium can be:
i) interesting to both - statisticians and practitioners 
ii) rich on exchange of thoughts and knowledge among interested researchers.
Among other important areas of Statistics in relation to Modelling, Stochastic Processes and Computational issues, the topics will include:
  • Models with Orthogonal Block Structure
  • Applications of Balanced Incomplete Block Designs
  • Statistical Models: Algebraic Structures and Estimators
  • Linear Mixed Models
  • General Linear models
  • Random Crossed Models
  • Estimation of Variance Components
  • Statistical Inference
  • Stochastic Processes
  • Bivariate Probability Distributions
  • Constructions of Bivariate Stochastic Processes
During the Symposium the participants will have the opportunity of networking and exchanging research issues of common interests. Moreover, the discussion about the trends and prospects of future research in the mentioned areas will be fostered.