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 20/7/2016. In the Proceedings of ICNAAM 2016 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 2016. 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 11th International Symposium on Numerical Analysis of Fluid Flows, Heat and Mass Transfer - Numerical Fluids 2016

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: The Sixth Symposium on Advanced Computation and Information in Natural and
Applied Sciences

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


This Symposium on Advanced Computation and Information in Natural and Applied Sciences focusses on architectures and methods for high end computational and numerical applications. Up to date computing and information systems (software engineering, communication, and architectures) are an undispensable tool for progress in various scientific fields.
We invite scientists and engineers from academia and industry using and implementing computation and information systems, High Performance Computing, Cloud Computing, and Distributed Computing for scientific research, engineering, education, and future internet applications.
Authors are invited to submit original unpublished results which are not under review in any other conference or journal, to the peer review for publication and presentation, in the following, but not limited to, the following topic areas of this symposium.
  • Large scale and fast computation 
  • Information and computing systems 
  • Advanced software engineering and intelligent 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

3) Title: Operational Research and Applications

Organizers: Prof. Dra. Fernanda A. Ferreira and Prof. Dr. Flávio Ferreira, School of Management and Industrial Studies, Polytechnic Institute of Porto, Rua D. Sancho I, 981, 4480-876 Vila do Conde, Portugal


The aim of the symposium is to bring together researchers with different backgrounds and interests in all aspects of Operational Research, its application in Industrial Organization, and its practice, in order to further communication, collaboration, and exchange of new ideas.
This symposium welcomes all researchers, academicians, practitioners, as well as students interested in any branch of operational research.
The topics include, but are not limited to the following:
  • Optimization methods,
  • Decision theory,
  • Stochastic models,
  • Simulation,
  • Game theory,
  • Queueing systems,
  • Combinatorial Optimization,
  • Cutting and Packing,
  • Data mining,
  • Optimal control,
  • Transportation,
  • Multi-objective optimization,
  • Scheduling.

4) Title: The Third Symposium on Approximation of Curves and Surfaces (ACS 2016)

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 third Symposium on Approximation of Curves and Surfaces will be held within ICNAAM 2016 that will take place at  Rodos Palace Hotel in Rhodes-Greece, September 19-25, 2016. Presentations will be for 30 minutes including questions. Extended abstract (3-4 pages) of papers presented at ACS 2016 will be published in AIP Proceedings (American Institute of Physics). The full paper will be considered for publication in the special issue of Journal of Inequalities and Special Functions.
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) ​

5) Title: 3rd International Symposium on Intelligent Systems and Algorithms (Virtual Minisymposium)

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


Intelligent systems and algorithms is a promising research field of modern computational intelligence concerned with the development of the next generation of intelligent systems and algorithms. Intelligent systems and algorithms are getting popular due to their capabilities in handling several real world complexities involving imprecision, uncertainty and vagueness.
The symposium has the intention to provide a contribution to academics and practitioners. So, both fundamental and applied researches are considered relevant.

  • GeneticAlgorithms
  • 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

6) Title: Fifth 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.

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

Organizer: Professor Dr. Seifedine Kadry, American University of the Middle East, Kuwait. Telephone: + (965) 2225 1400 - Fax: + (965) 22251427 and Professor Dr. Abdelkhalak EL HAMI, LOFIMS Laboratory, INSA de Rouen, France


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

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

Topics of interest include but not limited to:

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

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

Organizer: Prof. Dr. 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

9) 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

11) 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.


12) Title: Fourth Mini-Symposium “Physical-Chemical Gas-Dynamics: Non-Equilibrium Processes Modeling and Simulation”

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


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 sends e-mail) no later than 30 June, 2016

14) Title: Recent Advances in Statistical Theory and Applications

Organizer: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nursel Koyuncu, Department of Statistics, Hacettepe University, Ankara, TURKEY


The aim of this meeting is to bring together mathematicians and statisticians interested in statistics theory and its applications to related fields to review recent advances and discuss the problems. 
The Symposium covers the following topics of interest: 
  • Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, 
  • Econometrics, 
  • Probability, 
  • Modeling and Simulation, 
  • Sampling Techniques, 
  • Statistical Applications, 
  • Survival Analysis, 
  • Nonparametric Statistics. 
Paper submissions on any aspect of statistics theory and applications are also welcome.


18) 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.

19) Title: Mathematical Methods in Economics and Engineering

Organizers: Ludovic Dan Lemle, Department of Electrical Engineering and Industrial Informatics, Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania, Yiwen Jiang, Department of Economics Defense, Military Economics Academy of Wuhan, P.R. China, Zhonghou Guo, Department of Economics Defense, Military Economics Academy of Wuhan, P.R. China, Ana Socalici, Department of Engineering and Management, Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania


Session brings together researchers from over the world to present new results and applications of mathematics in economics and engineering. Besides talks of some mathematicians, economists and engineers, the master students, PhD students, post-doc students or junior researchers will have opportunity to present their works.
The topic covered by Session includes (but is not limited to):
  • mathematics applied in economics
  • mathematics applied in engineering
  • numerical methods in economics
  • numerical methods in engineering
  • simulation and modeling in economics
  • simulation and modeling in engineering

20) Title: Computational Methods in Mechanics - Solid and Fluid Mechanics

Organizer: Dr.Vallampati Ramachandra Prasad, Professor in Mathematics, Madanapalle Institute of Technology and Science, Madanapalle, India


This symposium is providing an international forum for exchange ideas on recent advances in areas related to computational methods, numerical modelling & simulation, as well as their applications in engineering and science. It will accommodate presentations on a wide range of topics to facilitate inter-disciplinary exchange of ideas in science, engineering and related disciplines, and foster various types of academic collaborations. The scope of this symposium will be broad, covering theory, algorithm, programming, coding, numerical simulation, High Performance Computing techniques, error and uncertainty analysis and/or novel applications of computational techniques to problems in engineering, science, and other disciplines related to computations.
Topics include but not limited to:
  • Computational mechanics for solids and structures
  • Fractures and Crack
  • Computational Fluid dynamics
  • Computational heat transfer
  • Computational mathematics
  • Non-Newtonian Fluid mechanics
  • Computational biology
  • Computational meso/micro/nano Mechanics
  • Computational uncertainties
  • Meshless/Meshfree/Particle methods
  • Advanced finite element/difference/volume methods
  • Boundary element methods
  • Molecular and quantum methods
  • Computational Rheology
  • Multi-scale methods
  • Inverse problem and Optimization
  • Health monitoring
  • Uncertainty analysis
  • Validation and verification
  • Development of software for numerical simulation
  • Computational techniques for applications in engineering, science, and other disciplines
  • High-performance computing techniques
  • Data intensive computing techniques
  • Integrated experimental and computational techniques
  • Nano fluid Dynamics
  • Others

21) Title: Symposium on Difference & Differential Equations and Applications 2016 (SD & DEA 2016)

Organizer: Sandra Pinelas, Portugal



The Symposium on Difference & Differential Equations and Applications 2016 (SD&DEA 2016) will held in Rhodos Palace Hotel during the International Conference of Numerical Analysis and Applied Mathematics 2016 (ICNAAM 2016).
The main aim of this symposium is to promote, encourage, cooperate, and bring together researchers in the fields of differential & difference equations with special emphasis on applications. 

22) Title: Recent Trends in Approximation Theory

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


The meeting is devoted to some significant aspects of contemporary mathematical research on linear approximation  processes, operators in q-Calculus, Korovkin-type theorems, quantitative approximation, splines, convergence in complex approximation


23) Title: Application of Engineering Simulation Solutions in Offshore and Marine

Organizer: Dr. Ping Lu, Senior Researcher, Offshore Technology (R&D), American Bureau of Shipping, United States


With the necessity to ensure that floating structures meet challenging operational demands, hydrodynamics analysis is vital to the offshore, marine and renewable energy industries.
The overall aim of the symposium is to provide a forum for participants from around the world to review, discuss and present the latest developments in the broad discipline of hydrodynamics and fluid mechanics.
The scope of the symposium will be broad, covering all the aspects of theoretical and applied hydrodynamics. Specific topics include, but are not limited to:
  • Linear and non-linear waves and current
  • Ship hydrodynamics resistance, propulsion, powering, seakeeping, manoeuvrability, slamming, sloshing, impact, green water
  • Mooring system and integrity
  • Life extension 
  • Hydrodynamics in ocean, coastal and estuary engineering
  • Fluid-structural interactions and hydroelasticity
  • Hydrodynamics in hydraulic engineering
  • Industrial fluid dynamics
  • Computational fluid dynamics
  • Ocean and atmosphere dynamics
  • Environmental hydrodynamics
  • Advanced experimental techniques
  • Multiphase flow
  • Semisubmersibles and FPSOs

24) Title: 2nd 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

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

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

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26) Title: Development of Methods of Intelligent and Adaptive Control for Problems of Physical, Biological and Socio-Economic Processes Modelling

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

28) Title: Numerical Analysis of Heat Transfer in Porous Medium - II

Organizer: Dr IRFAN ANJUM MAGAMI, Associate Professor, 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 applicationsof 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

30) Title: 3rd Minisymposium on Mathematics in Engineering and Technology

Organizers: Prof. Alfredo Donno, Università degli Studi Niccolò Cusano, Via Don Carlo Gnocchi 3, 00166 Roma, Italy and Prof. Laura Tribioli, Università degli Studi Niccolò Cusano, Via Don Carlo Gnocchi 3, 00166 Roma, Italy


The aim of this symposium is to provide a chance for researchers and engineers to present their research results in applied Mathematics, Engineering, Science and Technology. Topics of interest of the symposium include but are not limited to:
  • Applied mathematics (Markov chains, graph theory, number theory).
  • Computational fluid dynamics (vortex flows, vortex breakdown phenomena).
  • Mathematical modeling and optimization of electrical and electronic equipment.
  • Application of Lattice-Boltzmann Methods (problems with moving boundaries, algorithms with classical turbulence models, polymer technology).
  • Dynamical systems (Bifurcation theory, topological and smooth dynamics, random dynamical systems).
  • Uncertainty analysis (theory of uncertainty, optimization under uncertainty, applications of uncertainty analysis in engineering fields).
  • Optimal management of energy-efficient systems.
  • Physical phenomena modeling (soil-structure interaction, building and infrastructure problems, catchment hydrology, precipitation and climate).
  • Material Science and engineering
  • Manufacturing engineering
  • Risk assessment technique and management.
31) Title: Numerical Solution of Integral and Integro-Differential Equation by Operational Matrix and Stochastic Integral Equations by Basis Functions

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


Many problems have their mathematical representation in terms of   integral equations or they includes random factors. The modeling of these systems by integral and integro-differential  and stochastic integral equations usually requires that the parameters involved not be completely known. Such models often originate from problems in physics or economics where we have insufficient information on parameter values. A common way of dealing with this situation has been to replace the true values of these parameters by some kind of numerical methods and hope that the corresponding system will give a good approximation to the original one. Also, since some when obtaining of exact solution of these equations are impossible, numerical methods are used to obtain approximate solutions.  
In this Symposium we present improved numerical methods for the approximation of these equations that has become a field of increasing interest. 

32) Title: Multiscale-Multiphysics Approaches for Engineering Applications

Organizers: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Bernhard Peters and Gabriele Pozzetti, MSc, FSTC - University of Luxembourg, 6 rue Richard Coudenhove-Kalergi, Luxembourg


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 influence of all the different scales of composite phenomena must be developed. The goal of the symposium is to bring together industrial and environmental researcher and
practitioners, in order to discuss techniques that aim to solve this kind of heterogeneous problem in an highly efficient way. 
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 fluids

33) Title: Progress in Fractional Variational Problems 

Organizer: Khosro Sayevand, Ph.D., Associate Professor  of  the Faculty of Mathematical Sciences, Malayer University, Malayer, Iran, Ph:  +9809373116563


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.

34) Title: Fourth 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)

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This Symposium will provide an opportunity for the interaction of engineers, mathematicians and scientists dealing with novel numerical solution of boundary value problems for both ordinary and partial differential equations. The applications of fractional calculus, spline functions and integral equations will be discussed. In addition, the numerical models and its application in engineering, industry, biology and environmental problems will be highlighted.
We 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: Stochastic Models: Methods and Applications

Organizers: Dr. Tuan Phung-Duc, Assistant Professor, 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. Website: and 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:

Web Page of the Symposium:


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
  • Level-dependent structured Markov chains
  • 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 chains
  • Stochastic models in manufacturing
  • Production and inventory management
  • Fluid and diffusion limits
  • Multidimensional Markov chains

39) Title: Second Symposium on :  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 


This symposium presents 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 ranged from students to highly professionals, and all interested professionals in the future of renewable energy.
This session 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 numerical analysis involving hundreds of scientists from the whole world.

40) Title: Computational Approaches for Quantum Many-Electron Systems

Organizer: Alok Shukla, Professor, Department of Physics, Indian Insitute of Technology Bombay, Powai, Mumbai 400076, India


This symposium will deal with various computational approaches aimed at calculating the ground and excited states of many-electron systems such as molecules, clusters, quantum dots, and solids. The main purpose of the symposium will be to bring together people working in seemingly different fields, and facilitate of cross-fertilization of ideas. We look forward to people working on approaches such as configuration interaction, various renormalization groups (such as DMRG), Green's functions, DMFT, Monte Carlo etc. to come together, teach each other, and learn from each other.

41) Title: Engineering Problems of Plasticity

Organizer: Professor, Dr. Rostislav I. Nepershin, Member of Russian National Committee of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics. Moscow State Technological University “STANKIN”, 1, Vadkovsky per., Moscow,  127994,  Russia, Tel: 8 (499) 973 30 76; 8 (926) 899 6525; Fax 8 (499) 973 38 85.


Object of Fourth Symposium Engineering Problems of Plasticity (EPP) is discussion of developments in mathematical analysis, numerical solutions and computer simulation of important engineering and technology problems induced by large plastic deformations of solids and structures. 
Scope of the Symposium is as follows, but not limited:
  1. mathematical models of engineering problems of plasticity,
  2. numerical analysis and algorithms for non-linear plasticity problems,
  3. limit plastic loads of beams, plates and shells,
  4. plastic buckling and collapse of thin-walled structures.   
  5. computer simulation of metal forming processes,
  6. plastic fracture of solids and structures,
  7. low cycle fatigue induced by plastic strain accumulation,
  8. surface plastic deformation and residual stresses,
  9. micro and macro scales of plasticity.

42) Title: Matrix Equations: Theory and Applications

Organizer: Dr. Ivan Kyrchei, Senior Reseach Fellow of Department of differential equations and theory of functions of Pidstryhach Institute for Applied Problems of Mechanics and Mathematics of NAS of Ukraine, URL:


Matrix equations play a fundamental role in the matrix theory and other fields of linear algebra and matrix analysis. Since applications of matrix equations are found in most scientific fields, then they arouse interest, both in the theoretical and applied components, which makes this subject an important topic in the mathematical research.
The Symposium aims to stimulate research and interaction of mathematicians and scientists in all aspects of matrix equations, their solutions, generalized inverse solutions, and special solutions, such as nonnegative definite solutions, bi(skew-)symmetric solutions, etc.;  a wide range of applications their applications in mathematics as well as in other scientific fields; and to provide an opportunity for researchers to exchange ideas and recent developments on the subjects.
Potential topics include, but are not limited to linear and nonlinear matrix equations, and differential matrix equations over the real and complex fields, the quaternion division ring and regular rings, etc and their applications to theory of generalized inverses, the graph theory, Markov chains, the system and control theory, and the signal processing, etc.

43) 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


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.

44) Title: Porous Media in Applications in Biosystems and Biotechnology

Organizer: António F. Miguel, Department of Physics, School of Sciences and Technology, University of Évora, Rua Romão Ramalho, 59, 7000-671 Évora, Portugal


The transport phenomena in porous media are important for a vast number of research areas such as biotechnology, biomedical engineering, environmental engineering, etc. Significant advances have been achieved in applying porous media theory in modeling biomedical systems. Examples include computational biosystems, drug delivery, fluid flow and heat transfer in biological tissues, production of porous scaffolds for tissue engineering, etc.. 
This session welcomes original contributions in a wide variety of areas related to porous media applications in biosystems and biotechnology, such as mathematical modelling, numerical, experimental techniques and medical imaging. State-of-the-art reviews are also considered.

45) Title: International Symposium on Physics of Fluids

Organizer: Dr. M. Muthtamilselvan, Department of Applied Mathematics, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore-641046, India


The Symposium on Physics of Fluids is broad in scope and provides a forum for specialists in Applied Mathematician, theoretical physics, aerospace engineering, mechanical engineering, civil engineering and chemical engineering, the application of fluid mechanics and thermodynamics has spread to a wide range of other fields, such as micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS), bio-engineering, nano-technology, and so on.  


Many advances have been made in the computational and experimental fluid dynamics such as on the turbulence modeling, flow stability, flow visualization and measurement, development of efficient numerical methods for CFD, convection problems, micro- and nano-flow study, bio-fluidics, moving boundary flow problem, unsteady flow study, lattice Boltzmann method and its application, meshless method, solution-adaptive approach, immersed boundary method, development of finite volume/finite element methods, fluid-structure interaction and energy conversion system. This will not only allow the dissemination of the state of the art, but it will serve as a catalyst for discussions on future directions and priorities in these areas. The additional purpose of this symposium is to develop new collaborations and meet experts on the fundamentals, applications, and products of the mentioned fields. 

46) Title: Non-Classic Models of Thin-Walled Structures

Organizer: Petr Evgen'evich Tovstik, Doctor of sci. Prof. Head of Dept. Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, St.Petersburg Univ. Russia


Symposium includes a wide list of problems concerning beams, plates and shells. The problems of strength, vibrations and buckling may be discussed. Among the studied problems may be: Timoshenko-Reissner models, multi-layered structures, functional gradient materials, non-linear materials, plates and shells in contact with foundation or with fluid. Numerical and analytical results may be presented.

47) Title: Statistical Inference in Copula Modelsand Markov Processes

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


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 Criterion for Markov Processes;
  • Copula Based Procedures with Applications;
  • Markov Processes Procedures with Applications.

48) Title: 3rd Symposium on Decision Support 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, Dean of Management Faculty, The General Tadeusz Kosciuszko, Land Forces Military Academy, ul. Czajkowskiego 109, 51-150 Wrocław, Poland, 48 500-058-772, 48 771-658-262


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 

49) Title: 1st International Symposium on Applied Mathematics and Magnetohydrodynamics (MHD)

Organizers: Dr. Fateh Mebarek-Oudina, Faculty of Sciences, Skikda University, Algeria and Dr. Mohammad Reza Safaei, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


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

50) Title: Fractal Harmonic Analysis and Fractal Differential Equations

Organizer: Weiyi Su,  Professor in Nanjing University, China 


Fractal harmonic analysis on local fields has been established. In the book “Harmonic Analysis and Fractal Analysis over Local fields and Applications”, the author shows basic  concept, fundamental and essential theories, as well as important methods about this new scientific area. Then the vast majority preparations for fractal ordinary differential equations   and fractal partial differential equations (simply, fractal ODE and fractal PDE) are almost completed. Obviously, there are very closed relationships and some inherent connections  between the fractal harmonic analysis and fractal ODE and PDE. Thus, our symposium is   named “Fractal Harmonic Analysis and Fractal differential equations”.  Moreover, some     new results in this new area are obtained recently, and will be shown on our symposium. 
Moreover, some new idea of applying fractal analysis to medical science and clinical medicines (except to control malignancy of liver cancers, to operate the auxiliary partial ortho-topic liver’s transplantation), for example, to devise robots for diagnosing malignancy degree of liver’ cancers. 
Certainly, many other scientific research topics have closed relationships with fractal  harmonic analysis and fractal ODE and fractal PDE, so that all theoretical and applicative   topics, nice research results about fractals, included new idea, new theory, new techniques and new applications are welcome in our Symposium. Other interesting topics related with fractal geometry and fractal ODE as well as fractal PDE. 

52) Title: Advanced Statistical Methods and Applications

Organizer: Prof. Dr. Cem Kadilar, Hacettepe University, Department of Statistics, Beytepe Campus, Ankara, Turkey


Topics of the session:
  • Time Series Methods
  • Regression and Linear Models
  • Estimation in Sampling Methods
  • Experimental Design Methods
  • Methods on Distributions
  • Survival Methods
  • Simulation Methods
  • Methods based on Algorithms
  • Computational Methods
  • Optimization Methods and all other Statistical Methods

53) Title: Modern and Classical Optimization Techniques in Multi Disciplinary Studies

Organizer: Prof. Dr.  Ahmet SAHINER, Süleyman Demirel University, Department of Mathematics, 32260, Isparta, TURKEY


As is well known that, the optimization techniques are used in many branches of science such as medicine, engineering, agricultural and natural sciences etc. and it increases its importance over the years.
The aim of this symposium is to increase the interaction between scholars, scientists and researchers in both theoretical and practical aspects of optimization as well as encouraging multidisciplinary studies.  Using modern and classical techniques in the modelling of real life problems are also aimed.
The Symposium covers the following topics, but not limited to:
  • Applications in Optimization
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Convex optimization
  • Non-Convex Optimization
  • Mathematical Modelling
  • Fuzzy Logic Modelling
  • Data Analysis
  • Artificial Neural Network Modelling
  • Other Modern and Classical Modelling and Optimization Techniques

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

Organizer: Prof. Ing. Juraj Králik, CSc., Faculty of  Civil Engineering, Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, Slovakia


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 give 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.

55) Title: Numerical Optimization and Applications

Organizers: Ana Isabel Pereira, Instituto Politécnico de Braganca, Escola Superior de Tecnologia e Gestão - Gabinete 54, 5301-857 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.

56) Title: III Symposium on Symmetry Methods and Applications to Differential Equations

Organizers: Maria Santos Bruzón, Department of Mathematics, University of Cadiz, Puerto Real, Spain, Igor Leite Freire, Centro de Matemática, Computação e Cognição, Universidade Federal do ABC, UFABC, Santo André, Brazil, Maria Luz Gandarias, Department of Mathematics, University of Cadiz, Puerto Real, Spain, Chaudry Masood Khalique,  International Institute for Symmetry Analysis and Mathematical Modelling, Department of Mathematical Sciences, North-West University, Mafikeng Campus, Mmabatho, South Africa, Mariano Torrisi, Dipartimento di Matematica e Informatica, University of Catania, Italy and Rita Tracinà, Dipartimento di Matematica e Informatica, University of Catania, Italy


Differential equations play an important role in several mathematical models that describe many phenomena in natural sciences, such as physics, biology, engineering,  and economics.  However, it is difficult to get exact solutions of the problems that the real life offers for these models.
Several scientists consider the group method approach a milestone in the search for solutions of nonlinear differential equations. In fact, although this approach is not always able to characterize the whole set of solutions, it allows one to get wide classes of exact solutions in a methodological way. Moreover the knowledge of symmetries admitted by an equation does not bring only to a reduction of independent variable but allows us to get conservation laws or to first integrals.
In the last few decades, a large amount of publications in theoretical and applied mathematics are devoted to the group methods and their generalizations.
The Lie group method specifies and extends the concept of symmetry, yields the effective methods of symmetry applications in complicated situations, gives correct statement of problems and in many cases indicates the possible way of their solutions. 
The aim of this minisymposium is to focus the attention of scientists in symmetry methods to the search for exact solutions of nonlinear models in physics, in engineering science, and in biology as well as to show recent developments of the theoretical tools of the group methods  applicable to the study of differential equations.

57) Title: Mathematical Modeling and Numerical Simulation of Physical and Chemical Phenomena in Porous Materials

Organizer: Ass. Prof. Michal Kuraz, PhD., Department of Water Resources and Environmental Modeling, Faculty of Environmental Sciences, Czech University of Life Sciences Prague, Czech Republic, tel.:+420224383834, +420777018743


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 analyses 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

58) Title: Algebraic Curves and Surfaces: Algorithms and Applications

Organizer: Dr. Sonia Pérez Díaz, Dpto. de Física y Matemáticas, Universidad de Alcalá, Aptdo. de Correos 20, 28871 Alcalá de Henares (Madrid) SPAIN


The Symposium “Algebraic curves and surfaces: algorithms and applications” will be held within ICNAAM 2016 that will take place at Rodos Palace Hotel in RhodesGreece, September 19-25, 2016. 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 Symposium 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

59) Title: 5th Symposium on Generating Functions of Special Numbers and Polynomials and their Applications

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

Scientific Committee: Ahmet Sinan Cevik (Turkey), Abdelmejid Bayad (France), Abdullah Çavuş (Turkey), ChandrashekarAdiga (India) ), Cheon Seoung Ryoo (S. Korea), Daeyeoul Kim (S. Korea), Dmitry Kruchinin (Russia), Gradimir Milovanovic (Serbia), Ismail Naci Cangul (Turkey), Junesang Choi (S. Korea, Mustafa Alkan (Turkey), Halil Oruc (Turkey), Takao Komatsu (Japan), V. Lokesha (India), Yilmaz Simsek (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 their applications.

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.

60) Title: Special Matrices: Theory and Applications

Organizer: Prof. Dr. Durmuş Bozkurt, Department of Mathematics, Science, Faculty of Selçuk University, Konya, Turkey, URL:


Special matrices (Circulant, tridiagonal, pentadiagonal, connected number sequences matrices etc.) play an important role in matrix theory and other fields of linear algebra and matrix analysis. The applications of special matrices occur in many areas. For examples in signal processing, coding theory, image processing, digital image disposal, self-regress design, differential and delay differential equations, difference equations and so on.
The Symposium aims to stimulate research and interaction of mathematicians and scientists in all aspects of special matrices, their determinants, permanents, inverses, integer powers; a wide range of applications their applications in mathematics as well as in other scientific fields; and to provide an opportunity for researchers to exchange ideas and recent developments on the subjects.

61) Title: Runge Kutta Methods - Theory, Algorithmic Design and Applications in Computational Engieenering and Science

Organizers: Prof. Dr. John Butcher, The University of Auckland, New Zealand, Faculty of Science, Prof. Dr. Andreas Meister, University of Kassel, Germany, Institute of Mathematics and Prof. Dr. Detlef Kuhl (corresponding Organizer), University of Kassel, Germany, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering


The present symposium will deal with Runge Kutta time integration schemes for rst and second order initial value problems. The contributions will discuss resent developments with regard to the theory of Runge Kutta schemes, new algorithmic designs, embedded error estimates and adaptive time stepping schemes. Novel engineering and science applications of higher order accurate and ecient Runge Kutta schemes, as for example non-linear structural dynamics, coupled electro magneto thermal problems, fluid dynamics, biomechanics and molecular dynamics, will demonstrate the grandiose perspective of Runge Kutta schemes to revolutionize computational methods for challenging real world simulations. 
As a matter of course contributions studying alternative integration schemes in comparison with Runge Kutta schemes will enrich the present symposium. Beside new insights into the theory, algorithmic design and application also lectures about the history of Runge Kutta schemes are highly appreciated.
62) Title: Fluid Structure Interaction in Biomedical and Energy Applications

Organizer: Prof. Dr. Khalil M. Khanafer, Biomedical Engineering Department, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor MI 48109, USA


Fluid–structure interactions (FSI) are a crucial consideration in the design of many engineering systems and many studies have been performed in the wide fields such as structures, aerospace, vehicles, medicine and biomechanics. In the fields of biology and biomechanics, FSI was used in many vascular diseases studies such as aortic aneurysms and dissections, arteriosclerosis, and brain aneurysms. FSI was also used in heat transfer and turbomachinery applications. This symposium aims to present papers in the latest advancements in the computational fluid structure interaction.


63) Title: The Boundary Element Method

Organizer: Prof. Dr. Stephen Kirkup, School of Engineering, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, UK


Boundary Integral Formulations . The Boundary Element Method and related methods such as the fast multipole method and the dual reciprocity method. Implementation, analysis or application of methods


64) Title: Modeling and Optimization for Big Data Analytics with Applications

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

E-mail: Mohammad.HaririArdebili@Colorado.EDU

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

65) Title: SCLIT 2016: 6th Symposium on Computer Languages, Implementations and Tools

Organizer: Zoran Budimac, Department for Mathematics and Informatics, Faculty of Science, University of Novi Sad



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 …

66) Title: Symposium on High Performance Computing in Engineering and Environmental Sciences

Organizer: Ing. MartinCermak, Ph.D., VSB – Technical University of Ostrava, 17. listopadu 15, 70833 Ostrava-Poruba Czech Republic,,, mobile: +420 734551 538, phone: +420 597 329 661


Numerical modelling and simulation are widely used byscientists and industry all over the world. Main focus of this minisymposiumison efficient highly parallel methods for solving large scale problems of computational structural mechanics,fluid dynamics and for modelling and simulation in environmental sciences (floods, air pollution, fire propagation, traffic load).  
The Symposium covers the following topics:
  • High Performance Computing (HPC)
  • Parallel techniques and hybrid programming
  • Scalable algorithms and advanced computational techniques
  • Domain decompositionmethods
  • Quadratic programming algorithms
  • Big data, large scaledata storage, data mining
  • Applications in the area of computational structural and fluid mechanics
  • Applications in the area of modeling of large systems: floods, air pollution, fire propagation, traffic load etc.

67) Title: Some Applications of the Reproducing Kernel Method (RKM) and the Group Preserving Scheme (GPS)

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

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The main focus of this session will be on the analytical, analytical approximate and 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 enhance the applications of proposed analyses approaches.
Potential topics include, but are not limited to:
  • Fractional Calculus
  • Linear , Non Linear ODEs, PDEs and FDEs
  • Integral Equations 
  • Boundary Value Problems 
  • Applied mathematics
  • Material Science and engineering
  • Computational Methods

68) Title: The 2nd International Symposium on Artificial, Biological and Bio-Inspired Intelligence (ABBII)

Organizers: Dr. Tomohiro Shirakawa, Department of Computer Science, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, National Defense Academy of Japan; Dr. Hiroshi Kawakami, Design School, Kyoto University; Dr. Hiroshi Sato, Department of Computer Science, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, National Defense Academy of Japan



The International Symposium on Artificial, Biological and Bio-Inspired Intelligence (ABBII) is an interdisciplinary event which brings together the researchers of intelligence, decision making and computing to facilitate exchange of ideas, share novel and original results and establish collaborative activities. The objective of the symposium is to establish an integrative platform of research in living to nature-inspired artificial intelligence, and thus the symposium covers all topics on intelligence including, but not limited to:
  • Artificial Life and Application
  • Machine Learning Systems
  • Agents and Complex Systems
  • Evolutionary Computation
  • Multi Agent Systems
  • Dynamical Systems
  • Analog Computing and Intelligence
  • Complexity of Nature
  • Distributed Systems
  • Swarm Intelligence
  • Animal and Human Behavior Dynamics
  • Bioinformatics
  • Systems Biology
  • Computational Neuroscience
  • Biological and Natural Computing
  • Chemical and Reaction-Diffusion Intelligence
  • Nano-Scale and Molecular Intelligence
  • Slime Mould Intelligence
  • FUBENEKI (Further Benefit of a Kind of Inconvenience) system

71) Title: Recent Progress in Electromagnetic Field Theory and New Trends in Inverse Problems

Organizers: Larisa Beilina, Department of Mathematical Sciences, Chalmers University of Technology and Gothenburg University, SE-41296, Gothenburg, SWEDEN, John Bondestam Malmberg, Department of Mathematical Sciences, Chalmers University of Technology and Gothenburg University, SE-41296, Gothenburg, SWEDEN, Michel Cristofol, 2M-Institut deMath´ematiques deMarseille, Aix-Marseille University, CHATEAU GOMBERT, - 39 Rue F. Joliot Curie, 13453 Marseille FRANCE and Shestopalov Yury, Faculty of Engineering and Sustainable Development, University of G¨avle, SE-801 76, G¨avle, SWEDEN


The purpose of this session is to provide a forum for academic discussion on the theory and practice of mathematical analysis of direct and inverse problems arising in electromagnetics, and the applications of such problems. 
The session aims to be a place for interaction between theoretical and practical researchers, as well as between senior and younger actors in the field. Researchers, both senior and younger, theoretical and applied, are invited to submit papers for this session. 
Relevant topics include, but are not limited to:
  • electromagnetic wave scattering;
  • new numerical methods using large scale computations with applications to micro and nano-optics;
  • internal measurements which play an important role in detection encountered in tomography, imaging, and photoacoustics;
  • new numerical algorithms and techniques in microwave tomographic imaging;
  • control methods allowing to retrieve singular sources in the wave equation;
  • inverse conductivity problems (mostly treated with Dirichlet-to-Neumann maps);
  • application of Carleman inequalities to the study of inverse problems.

72) Title: Methods of Nonlinear Mathematical Physics

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


This Symposium on Methods of Nonlinear Mathematical Physics focuses on analytical methods for investigation of both nonlinear partial and ordinary differential equations including certain mathematical models. We invite scientists developing and applying methods of nonlinear mathematical physics. 
Topics of interest include but are not limited to:
  • analytical solutions of nonlinear differential equations;
  • integrable systems;
  • Painleve analysis and Painleve equations;
  • delay differential equations;
  • special solutions of nonlinear differential equations;
  • nonlinear special polynomials;
  • symmetries of nonlinear differential equations;
  • mathematical modeling and mathematical models;
  • point vortex theory.
We would like to invite you to send a paper to symposium. Please, submit you abstract to . Guidelines for abstract preparation can be found here .
Please, submit your abstract until 15.04.2016. We are looking forward to hearing from you soon.
74) Title: Impulsive Effect for Fractional Differential Systems

Organizer: Dr. Xianmin Zhang, School of Electronic Engineering, Jiujiang University, Jiujiang, Jiangxi 332005, China


Fractional differential equations are excellent tools in the modeling of many phenomena in various fields of science and engineering, especially, to describe of hereditary properties of various materials and processes.
Recently, the general solution for impulsive fractional differential equations is found which show some results are unfit (For details, please see our recent results in Therefore, some theories need be rebuilt for impulsive fractional differential equations.
Our session will illustrate potential of the following methods and other relevant topics: theory of impulsive fractional (partial) differential equations, numerical methods for fractional (partial) differential equations with/without impulse, impulsive control for fractional (partial) differential equations, stability analysis, Ad hoc methods for solutions.
We encourage scientists to submit contributions related to the application of these theories in the natural, social, and life sciences.

75) Title: Numerical Methods and Models in Applied Quantum Mechanics and Nanoelectronics

Organizer: Prof. Guennadi A. Kouzaev, Department of Electronics and Telecommunication, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, O.S. Bragstads plass 2B, Gløshaugen, Trondheim, 7491 Norway, Tel: +47 73596369


Computer modelling in applied quantum engineering is one of the most important keys in further progressing of material science and quantum electronics. In spite of essential achievements in theoretical quantum mechanics, the applied problems of practical electronics are less paid attention due to the increased complexity of phenomena arisen in electronic components that can be modelled only in a certain way using powerful supercomputers. Then, for practicing design and simulation engineers, the simplified analytical and numerical, including semi-classical models are needed that can be integrated with the contemporary electronic circuit design automation (EDA) tools and which are able to be improved or adapted to the concrete manufacturing technologies using the empirical or semi-empirical methods.
The proposed mini-Symposium is aimed to the researchers and engineers who are interested in the development and exploitation of the methods, algorithms and models applicable in practical quantum mechanics and nanoelectronics, but the contributions from broader area are considerable. For instance, the programming aspects of new design tools are in the field of this proposed mini-Symposium. Any abstracts on the experimental verifications of numerical models are in the priority list of this meeting. Completely theoretical contributions, which are prospective for practical simulations in the future, are highly welcome, as well.

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

Organizers: 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:  Prof. Władysław Homenda,  Faculty of Maths and Information Sciences, Warsaw Uni. of Technology, Plac Politechniki 1,  00-661 Warsaw, Poland.  c) Co-Chair: Dr Agnieszka Szczęsna, Institute of Informatics, Silesian Uni. of Technology, Akademicka str. 16, 44-100 Gliwice, Poland. d) Co-Chair:  Dr Artur Wiliński, Faculty of Applied Informatics and Maths, Warsaw Uni. of Life Sciences – SGGW, Nowoursynowska str. 159, 02-776 Warsaw, Poland.

E-mail: , , 


a. Goals/motivation: computation at numerical and symbolic levels 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 and on computer vision and data management. 
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, multiresolution 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. Symbolic aspects of computation involved will be considered at different levels of generality of syntactic and semantic data structuring integrated within the frames of granular computing paradigm. Not limited to the mentioned above topics, other papers on numeric, applied mathematics and information systems are welcome. In particular, the latter includes multidimensional analysis, computation in dynamical systems and modelling of risk in banking and insurance.
c. Symposium format: it is intended to consist of oral sessions run during 1-2 day(s) within September 19th-25th of 2016. 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’16 Conference prestigious AIP Proceedings (subject to the oral presentation by one of the paper’s co-authors).

77) Title: The Second Symposium on Border Zones between Experimental and Numerical Application including Solution Approaches by Extensions of Standard Numerical Methods

Organizers: Christian Seidel, Institut für Statik, Technische Universität Braunschweig, Beethovenstr. 51, 38106 Braunschweig, Germany and Sigrun Ortleb, Fachbereich Mathematik und Naturwissenschaften, Universität Kassel, Heinrich Plett Str. 40, 34132 Kassel, Germany


In applied science and engineering, many complex problems are difficult to assess both from the experimental and numerical side. Within this symposium, one of the objectives is to identify such border zones by means of different examples from experimental und numerical application. In addition, extensions of numerical or experimental methods shall be presented that may assist in solving this kind of problems. Topics of interest include but are not limited to
  • experimental methods
  • semi-experimental, semi-numerical and semi-analytical methods
  • hybrid methods
  • multifield problems
  • multiscale problems
  • coupled problems
  • extensions of current numerical methods
  • high resolution numerical methods
  • current trends in the numerical solution of time-dependent PDEs
In order to allow for a fruitful discussion, contributions dealing with such problems or solution approaches either in the experimental or numerical area are highly encouraged as well as researchers working with both experimental and numerical methods.

78) Title: Mathematical Modeling, Numerical Analysis, Optimization and Control of Green Energy Systems and Clean Environment 

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


Development of renewable energy sources as a significant energy resource and clean is one of the main objectives of global energy policy which in the context of sustainable development are aimed increasing the safety of energy supply, environmental protection and development of commercial-scale sustainable energy technologies.
Research and development efforts in wind, solar, and other renewable energy technologies are required to continue for improving their performance, establishing techniques for accurately predicting their output and reliably integrating them with other conventional generating sources.
The design of the wind turbines continues to be improved, i.e. basic research in aerodynamics, flow control, structural dynamics,  new materials, feasibility studies for  new systems, prediction of noise and its reduction methods, optimization methods,  etc.  
Moreover, some additional problems need to be solved for offshore wind energy, such as designing reliable foundation structures, monitoring of operation and maintenance, and controlling for early failure detection, especially corrosion problems.
The main and analyzed subject in this session is highlighted by the topics of wind turbine:  airfoil for blade of rotors, design, aerodynamics and flow control,  aeroelastic analysis, performance prediction using mathematical modeling and numerical techniques, improving wind turbine operational efficiency, control methods of wind turbine during power production. 
Hybrid renewable energy systems (HRES) are becoming popular for remote area power generation applications due to advances in renewable energy technologies. Therefore all papers including hybrid wind/solar energy topics are welcomed. 
Our session includes but is not limited to:
  • CFD analysis on wind turbine rotor
  • Small wind turbines
  • Optimizing wind turbine / hybrid-system performance
  • Rotational and 3-D effects on wind turbine blades
  • Self-starting phase improvement
  • Dynamic stall
  • Aerodynamic design optimization of wind turbines (Rotor, Blades, Airfoils)
  • Flow control
  • Structural-response / Aeroelastic analysis
  • Control methods of wind turbine during power production
  • Hybrid PV/wind energy systems
  • Noise of wind turbines (prediction  and reduction)
  • Computation of classes of models based on the experimental data.
  • Wind engineering
  • Design, control and optimization of energy efficient buildings
  • "Zero energy" solutions for a European standard house.

81) 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), 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

82) Title: Approximations Schemes for Differential Equations

Organizer: Teodor Havarneanu, Ph.D, Professor at the Faculty of Mathematics Universitatea " Al.I.Cuza", Iasi, Romania and Senior researcer at the Institute of mathematics "O.Mayer", Iasi Branch of the Roumanian Academy


This symposium would includes the following topics:
  • Approximations schemes for deterministic and stochastic ODE
  • Approximations schemes for deterministic and stochastic PDE
  • Approximations schemes for diferential ecuations in abstract spaces
  • Approximations schemes for deterministic and stochastic optimal control problems

83) Title: 3rd Symposium on Modelling and Simulation in Computer Sciences and Engineering (MSCSE 2016)

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:

(See Important Dates here)

Modelling and simulation, applied to computer sciences and engineering, is an exciting investigation field that brings together the power of computers and the physical sciences. Computer-based simulations and graphical visualization now play a key role in mathematical models, scientific investigations and engineering design.

This symposium is organized with the purpose to join several specialists in this field. The section activities will include the discussion of actual modelling and simulation problems in computer sciences and engineering, where will be presented theoretical studies and experimental results. The session interest topics include, but are not limited to:
  • Modelling in engineering sciences and technology
  • Dynamical systems models and methods
  • Computational methods in engineering
  • Modelling applications using ODEs and PDEs
  • Computer science modelling and simulation
  • Computer networks modelling, optimization and simulation 
  • Optimization and control theory
  • Stochastic optimization
  • Complex systems modelling
  • Numerical methods and simulation
  • Computational intelligence
  • Systems modelling
  • Simulation visualisation
  • Information systems and management
  • Multiscale modelling and simulation
  • Computational mathematics
  • Analysis of mathematical models
  • Verification and validation
  • Algorithms and data structures
  • Software design
  • Control and systems engineering

84) Title: Vulnerability Reduction of Existing Buildings and Design of New Structures in Seismic Area

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 CLEMENTI, Università Politecnica delle Marche, Via Brecce Bianche 12, Ancona


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, were the inadequacy and poor access to advanced technologies, resources and knowledge lead to build new structures still vulnerable for 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 MS 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) materials are encouraged, as well as detailed analyses on topics regarding strengthening of existing structures, seismic isolation and dissipation systems.
Experimental and numerical studies, as well as emblematic case studies and critical discussions on existing standardized methods are very welcome.

85) 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.


86) Title: Second Symposium onMathematical Modelling of Hydrological Sciences

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


The significant advances that have occurred in recent years in mathematics and statistics, can be applied to improve the reliability of hydrologic and hydraulic modelling and to performphysically meaningful analysis of hydrologic phenomena.
The most significant research efforts in hydrological scienceaim to face various relevant issues. Improvements regard typical hydraulic and hydrological topics: extreme events forecasting (floods and droughts), management of water systems, meteorological events and climate changes. However a very important role in this research field remains the measurement of hydrological variables and data analysis, their spatial distribution, regionalization techniques and the extension of the results obtained for ungauged basins. 
Topics of interest of the symposium include:
(i) catchment hydrology, (ii) hydrological forecasting, (iii) water management, (iv) operations and control, (v) remote sensing and data assimilation, (vi) precipitation and climate.


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

Organizer: Prof. Jiri Vala, Brno University of Technology, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Veveri 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.


88) Title: Applied Mathematics and Mathematical Modelling – A Crucial Field in Both Secondary and Tertiary Education

Organizer: Prof. Dr. Rita Borromeo Ferri, University of Kassel, Germany

E-mail: borromeo@mathematik.uni‐

This Symposium focuses on questions how Applied Mathematics and Mathematical Modelling can be taught at the secondary and tertiary education level to promote student’s understanding in mathematics and motivation. Research results show that many students have problem with basics of mathematics and so quit their university studies or change their study subject. In the last years Higher Education Mathematics was promoted in order to find ways of teaching, which are based on didactical reflections and learning theories.
The goal is to bring together researcher and scientist, who share their experience in their teaching. Highly welcome are ideas of lectures or experiences with seminars, which offer students for example an understanding of complex definitions or procedures. So questions of Higher Education Mathematics are stressed. The reflection of own teaching should be a crucial part of a lecturer and researcher.

89) Title: Recent Developments in Differential and Integro-Differential Equations and Their Applications

Organizer: Prof. Muhammed I. Syam, Department of Mathematical Sciences, UAE Univeristy, Al-Ain, UAE


In this symposium, we  invite papers that focus on recent and novel developments in the computational methods for solving differential and integro-differential equations, especially on such areas as numerical methods for solving initial and boundary value problem with integer derivatives, fractional ordinary and partial differential equations, fractional integro-differential equations, fractional integral transforms, fractional integral equations and inequalities, and on various applications thereof.
This symposium will take a part in the International Conference of Numerical Analysis and Applied Mathematics 2016 (ICNAAM 2016), in Rhodes, Greece. 
We are proud to announce that the Proceedings of ICNAAM 2016 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


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

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


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


92) Title: Compactness Conditions in Theory of Nonlinear Integral Equations

Organizer: Beata Rzepka, Department of Mathematics, Rzeszów University of Technology, al. Powstańców Warszawy 8, 35-959 Rzeszów, Poland


The theory of integral equations has been rapidly developing in recent decades with the help of certain tools of functional analysis, topology and fixed point theory.
The aim of the Symposium is to establish cooperation and exchange experiences with researchers from national and foreign centers, familiarize the participants with the latest results concerning the topics of the Symposium.
Topics of interest of this Symposium include but are not limited to:
  • nonlinear integral equations,
  • functional-integral equations,
  • fractional integral equations,
  • infinite systems of nonlinear integral equations,
  • infinite systems of ordinary and partial differential equations,
  • measures of noncompactness used in the theory of integral and differential equations,
  • numerical methods of solving of nonlinear integral equations,
  • qualitative aspects of nonlinear integral equations (behaviour at infinity, stability, attractivity, uniform local attractivity, global attractivity).

93) Title: Algorithms and Applications in Differential Equations, Uncertainty Analysis and Stochastic Systems 

Organizer: Yang Cao, Associate Professor, Computer Science Department, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061, USA. Phone: 1‐540‐231‐1417


The goal of the workshop is to bring together researchers with different background and interest in theoretical, numerical, and application aspects of ordinary/partial differential equations, uncertainty analysis and stochastic systems, particularly on the combination of these subjects.
This workshop welcomes researchers with different levels and backgrounds, especially junior researchers and graduate students.  
The topics include, but are not limited to the following: 
  • Numerical solution of ordinary/partial differential equations 
  • Uncertainty Analysis 
  • Stochastic Modeling and Simulation Algorithms 
  • Methods and challenges in Computational Biology 
  • Multiscale Challenges and Methods 

95) Title: Symposium on Recent Trends in Convergence and Stability Analysis of Numerical Methods

Organizer: Dr. Shikha Gaur, Karnataka Lingayat Education’s Society College of Science and Commerce, Kalamboli, Navi Mumbai, Department of Mathematics, Mumbai, India


The symposium invites academician, industries, researchers, practitioners and students, interested in mathematical models generated for the solution of any physical problem, which need to be converted in mathematical equation and then fining its solution with any of the proposed method. The main problem arises in the modeling of any mathematical tool for the solutions of these physical problems are the stability and the convergence of the solution generated by these models. Analysis of the convergence and stability of any numerical method is need of the time. This session will be dealing with the recent trends in this analysis
Our session includes but is not limited to:
  • Recent trends for the solution of differential equation
  • Stability analysis of numerical techniques
  • Convergence analysis of numerical solution

96) Title: The 5th Symposium on Variational Inequalities and Equilibrium Problems

Organizers: Annamaria Barbagallo, Department of Mathematics and Applications “R. Caccioppoli”, University of Naples “Federico II”, Via Cintia - 80126 Naples, Italy, Maria Alessandra Ragusa, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Catania, Viale Andrea Doria 6 – 95125 Catania, Italy and Andrea Scapellato, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Catania, Viale Andrea Doria 6 – 95125 Catania, Italy


The Minisymposium deals with Variational Analysis and Equilibrium Problems, especially those related to network design, as traffic equilibrium problem, oligopolistic market equilibrium problem, space market equilibrium problem, financial problem, vaccination problem, Walras equilibrium problem both in the static and dynamic case. 
Variational Analysis encompasses a large area of modern mathematics, including the classic Calculus of Variations, the Theories of Perturbation and of Approximation, Subgradient, Subderivatives, Set Convergence and Variational Inequalities. Variational Inequalities, as a particular and important chapter of Variational Analysis, have undergone great development and influence both in the progress of Variational Analysis, and in applications to Mathematical Physics and, more recently, to Engineering, Statistics, Economics, Financial Networks and Generalized Complementarity Problems. Several classical and new theories, such as those of Evolutionary Projected Dynamical Systems and Infinite Dimensional Duality, as well as research in discretized computational methods, have received a decisive impulse in order to offer effective solutions to hitherto unsolved problems. For this reason, particular emphasis will be given to the development of the Variational Inequalities Theory as for example the research of regularity results and their use to the computational procedure. 
Therefore, the Minisymposium aims to offer a review of research themes, methods and open problems together with outlines of the new research trends in all the above topics. 
Specifically, topics of interest include, but not limited to:
  • Infinite-Dimensional Variational Problems
  • Regularity Theory for Parameterized Variational Inequalities
  • Lagrange Theory and Strong Duality for Infinite-Dimensional Optimization
  • Generalized Projection in Banach Spaces
  • Weighted Variational and Quasi-Variational Inequalities 
  • Ill-posedness and Well-posedness for Variational Inequalities
  • Partial Differential Equations and Systems
  • Game Theory
  • Static and Dynamic Equilibrium Problems on Networks
  • Numerical Methods for Dynamic Network Equilibria

97) Title: 2nd Symposium on Integrated Computational Tools for Advanced Manufacturing

Organizers: 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 second edition of the Symposium on Integrated Computational Tools for Advanced Manufacturing (ICT4AM), being held within ICNAAM - 2016, will be a relevant forum for the scientific exchange of multidisciplinary issues related to Integrated Computational Tools for Advanced Manufacturing and related areas. ICT4AM aims at making a significant contribution for further development of these fields.
Topics may include, but are not limited to:
  • CAD/CAM/CAE tools
  • Multi-dimensional Modelling (nDCAD)
  • Mono and Multi-objective Optimization
  • Micro and Nano Modelling
  • Micro and Nanotechnologies
  • Computer Modelling and Simulation of Additive, Subtractive and Forming Manufacturing Processes
  • Computer-Aided Technologies for Bio-manufacturing
All accepted papers will be published in the AIP (American Institute of Physics) Proceedings

98) Title: Optimum Porous Insert Configurations for Enhanced Heat Transfer in Ducts

Organizer: Dr. D. Bhargavi, Natioanl Institute of Technology, Warangal, Warangal 506004, Telangana, India



Study of fluid flow and heat transfer in porous media has attracted the attention of scientists and engineers in the recent past owing to the relevance in many physical systems of interest. The systems that are presently under active consideration include high performance matrix heat exchangers, heat pipes, sensible heat storage beds, transpiration cooling and high performance insulation for cryogenic containers and buildings. The potential applications in the present day context are in connection with enhanced recovery of oil by thermal methods, extraction of geothermal energy, risk assessment of nuclear waste disposal systems, underground spread of pollutants, buried pipelines, cooling of electronic components, catalytic reactors, proton exchange membrane fuel cells and solar absorbers.
Recent studies involving porous media include forced and mixed convection in ducts, matrix heat exchangers, heat pipes and fuel cells etc. These applications may be considered as problems involving fluid flow and heat transfer in partially or fully porous material filled ducts.
Topics of interest include
  • Numerical Heat transfer in Channels, Pipes
  • Ducts partially filled with porous medium
  • Developing flow and thermal fields
  • Oprimum Heat Transfer
  • Nusselt number Enhancement

99) Title: Non-linear and Multivariable Problems in Process Intensification in Chemical Engineering

Organizer: Dr. Juan Gabriel Segovia-Hernandez, Departamento de Ingeniería Química, División de Ciencias Naturales y Exactas, Unive dayrsidad de Guanajuato, Campus Guanajuato, Noria Alta S/N, Guanajuato, Gto. C.P. 36050, Tel:+52 (473)73 20006 ext 8142 / 1403


The term of “Process Intensification” in Chemical Engineering was introduced during the 1970s when the ICI invented the HiGee rapid rotating mass transfer device even though that the reactive distillation was previously used. Until the early 1990s, Process Intensification focused on primarily four areas; the use of centrifugal forces, compact heat transfer, intensive mixing, and combined technologies. Since 2000s the growth of Process Intensification is accelerating as many research centers in different countries had entered the field, international conferences and smaller symposia on process intensification have been organized.
Process Intensification is gaining much attention as one of the key objectives in designing new plants and retrofitting existing units. Several drivers have contributed to this increasing attention. For instance, enhanced process safety and homeland security are tied to process intensification, as the inventory and flows of hazardous substances are lowered, the process risk is typically reduced (notice that the storage of large amounts of very toxic compounds may produce very dangerous accidents and the number of process units is related to the possibility to have dangerous accidents that may involve the dead of many people). Additionally, conservation of natural resources (including better utilization of mass and energy) may be linked to Process Intensification. Given the complexity of a typical process and the various objectives, it is important to develop an effective framework for generating and pursuing valid opportunities for Process Intensification.
While cost reduction was the main motivation for Process Intensification, it quickly became apparent that there are other important potential benefits, particularly in respect of improved intrinsic safety.
The optimal design of process intensified systems in chemical engineering is a non-linear and multivariable problem, and the objective function used as optimization criterion is generally non-convex with several local optimums. However, the task is complicated and is likely to fail to achieve convergence. Recent years have seen increased development and application of global optimization strategies in many areas of Process Intensification in chemical engineering.

100) Title: Analytical and Numerical Methods for Mathematical Models in Applied Sciences

Organizers: Marianna Ruggieri, Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, Kore University of Enna, Via delle Olimpiadi, Cittadella Universitaria, 94100, Enna, Italy; Maria Paola Speciale, Department of Mathematical and Computer Sciences, Physical Sciences and Earth Sciences, University of Messina, Viale F. Stagno, d’Alcontres 31, 98166 Messina, Italy


This Minisymposium deals with mathematical problems and their numerical/analytical formulations characterized by applicability to applied sciences.
Specifically, topics of interest include, but not limited to:
  • Mathematical modelling of systems in applied sciences;
  • Mathematical methods for the qualitative/quantitative and numerical analysis of models of mathematical physics and technological sciences;
  • Analytical and numerical techniques for solving differential equations
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. 
The Minisymposium aims to offer a review of research articles, methods and open problems together with outlines of the new research trends in all the above topics.

101) Title: Metaheuristic and Numerical Analysis in Engineering

Organizers: Assist. Prof. Dr. Baris Sayin, Assoc. Dr. GebrailBekdas and Dr. S. MelihNigdeli, Department Civil Engineering, Istanbul University, Avcılar/Istanbul/Turkey, Tel: +90 212 4737070; Fax: +90 212 4737176


Metaheuristic algorithms are inspired by the observation in nature. In engineering, science and technology, metaheuristic methods are a great source for optimization problems. In addition to that conventional numerical methods are effective on the design problems in engineering. The aim of this symposium is to bring together all leading academicians working on metaheuristic and numerical analysis and to recognize recent multidisciplinary studies.
The highlighted topics (but are not limited to) are:
  • Metaheuristic algorithms and applications
  • Evolutionary algorithms and applications
  • 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
  • Active and passive control applications
  • Structural and system dynamics
  • Structural optimization
  • Optimization in construction management