Sessions - Minisymposia

Procedures for the approval of a proposal for a Session-Workshop or Minisymposium

The organizer must provide:
1. A proposal for the organization of a Session-Workshop or Minisymposium.
2. A small description of his/her proposal (no more than 150 words).
3. A short CV.
4. Information about the procedures which will be followed for the promotion of that Session-Workshop or Minisymposium (the organizer is responsible for the promotion).
5. His/her full affiliations along with an e-mail adress for the submission of papers on the subject of the Session-Workshop or Minisymposium.

Attention Note: The maximum number of papers per author is four (4)

After the approval, the organizer will be the person responsible for the selection of the papers. The papers must be sent to the ICNAAM Secretariat until 21 July 2017. In the Proceedings of ICNAAM 2017 the Sessions-Workshops and Minisymposia will lie in a separate section of the Volume with a Preface created by the organizer. Occasionally, the organizer must inform us about the participation of his/her Session. If a Session consists of at least 6 registrations, the organizer will be granted free registration for ICNAAM 2017. If a Symposium consists of at least 10 registrations, the organizer will be granted free registration and have a part of the accomodation expenses covered.

If a participant wants to send a paper to a Symposium mentioned below, please use the e-mail address(es) of the organizer(s).





1) Title: The 12th International Symposium on Numerical Analysis of Fluid Flows, Heat and Mass Transfer - Numerical Fluids 2017

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

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This symposium series started in Crete, Greece, in 2006 chaired by Professor Pawel Kosinski of the University of Bergen, Norway. The symposium is associated with the annual edition of the ICNAAM since 2006. It represents one of the largest and most successful activities of ICNAAM with a strong commitment to research and development within the academic community. Since its start, the focus of the symposium is numerical mathematics for fluid flow problems and related topics.

Topics of interest include, but not limited to:

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




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

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



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

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

Topics of interest include but not limited to:

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


5) Title: Operational Research and Applications

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


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

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



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

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


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



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

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


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

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


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

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


Intelligent systems and algorithms is a promising research field of modern computational intelligence concerned with the development of the next generation of intelligent systems and algorithms. Intelligent systems and algorithms are getting popular due to their capabilities in handling several real world complexities involving imprecision, uncertainty and vagueness. The symposium has the intention to provide a contribution to academics and practitioners. So, both fundamental and applied researches are considered relevant.
Extended abstracts will be published in a Special Volume of the world-renowned AIP Conference Proceedings. The American Institute of Physics (AIP) Conference Series is a very well known series of Conference Proceedings, which is included in the leading databases of scientific & engineering literature including, ISI Web of Knowledge, MathSciNet, Scopus,  Scirus, Google Scholar, etc  and in the past had been included in SCIE.


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


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

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


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

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

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

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


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


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


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


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

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


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

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

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



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

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


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

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

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


15) Title: Statistics and Modelling

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


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



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

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


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

Topics of interest include, but not limited to:


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


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

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


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a) Goals/motivation: numerical computation plays a vital role in different disciplines like applied mathematics and information systems, computer science, physics, biology, medicine, economy and engineering. This symposium is designed to exercise such multidisciplinary nature of numerical computation with the emphasis on recovery of multidimensional data (including 2D and 3D Data) obtained in various fields of science and technology.

b) Topics of importance: high accuracy measurements for trajectory and shape recovery, in human gait and motion restoration, facial expression description, intelligent video analysis and motion acquisition, image processing and biometrics, feature extraction, medical image processing, multi-resolution analysis, statistical and mathematical models, machine learning and classification and other missing information are vital to the analysis of the hidden structure not fully transparent from various noisy or noiseless data.  The asymptotic behaviour of the proposed algorithms/schemes (e.g. interpolation, approximation or modelling via dynamical and PDEs systems) are   also important aspects which are intended to be examined in this symposium.  Not limited to the mentioned above topics, other papers on numeric, applied mathematics and information systems are welcome. In particular, the latter includes multidimensional analysis, computation in dynamical systems and modelling of risk in banking and insurance.

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


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

Organizer: Prof. Dr. Luigi Brugnano, Dipartimento di Matematica "U.Dini", Universita` degli Studi di Firenze, Viale Morgagni 67/A, 50134 Firenze Italy. Tel. : +39-055-4237-119, Fax. : +39-055-4237-162. and Ao. Univ. Prof. Dr. Ewa B. Weinmüller, Department for Analysis and Scientific Computing, Vienna University of Technology, Wiedner Hauptstrasse 8-10/1152, A-1040 Wien, Austria.





20) Title: Some Applications of the Novel Numerical Methods

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


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

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

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

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

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


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

Organizers: Marianna Ruggieri, Andrea Scapellato and Maria Paola Speciale


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


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

Organizer: Prof. Ing. Juraj Králik, CSc. 1), Eva Kormaníková, PhD. 2) Martin Krejsa, PhD. 3)

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



The main purpose of the Section “Recent Advances in Numerical Methods and Simulations in Statics and Dynamics of Structures” is the presentation of new methods to analyse of safety and reliability of the structures under extreme loads as the earthquake and climatic loads (temperature, wind, snow, rain and others), terroristic attack (aircraft, missile, blast, fire and others) or technology accident (explosion, high temperature and others). The nonlinear material and geometric behaviour of structures is necessary consider during extreme loads. The risk the structure collapse is determined by the model and resistance uncertainties. The deterministic and probabilistic analysis of the structure failure during the extreme loading can be used. The probabilistic assessment gives us the most complex analysis of the acceptable level of risk. Recently, the theories of probability and statistics and reliability have provided the bases for modern structural design codes and specifications.

The main objectives of the Mini-symposium are developing:

  • The advanced methods and simulations of structure failure under extreme loads,
  • The nonlinear material and geometric  model of structures and the effective numerical methods,
  • The advances in the soil-base-structure or soil-fluid-structure interaction analysis under seismic loads,
  • The experimental tests and the fluid simulation of the blast or extreme wind impact on  structures with various shape,
  • The optimisation of  the new composite materials or structure shape to have the higher safety of the structure under impact of extreme loads,
  • The simulation probabilistic methods and the stochastic finite elements to probabilistic analysis of the structure resistance due to extreme loads,
  • The risk analysis of the structure failure using the fragility curves of the structural elements for various type of accident or extreme loads,
  • The Reliability-Based Optimization procedures to consider of the effects of uncertainty by means of reliability, the applications involving optimal structural design for stochastic linear and nonlinear statics and dynamics.

The experience from the experiment tests, modelling and simulations of the structure failure under extreme loads using the deterministic or probabilistic assessment are welcome.


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

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



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

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

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


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

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

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

Main topics:

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


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

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



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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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



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

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

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


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

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


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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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


Linear models play an important role in several fields of science, either in the design of the multiple experiments, or by the analysis of data necessary to uphold the decision making. This Symposium will be devoted to new developments in estimation procedures for such models and to applications with these models.

The topics that have been selected include
  • estimation,
  • prediction and testing in linear models,
  • robustness of relevant statistical methods,
  • estimation of variance components appearing in linear models,
  • generalizations to nonlinear models,
  • design and analysis of experiments, including optimality and comparison of linear experiments.
In this Symposium, contribution in these areas, including procedures, applications, computational solutions, are welcome.


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

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


The Symposium will provides a venue for a diverse population to join together in a non-partisan multi-disciplinary conversation and learning experience on Applied Mathematics in sustainability and renewable energy. The attendees will be range from students to highly professionals, all interested in the future of renewable energy. Our symposium covers various subjects: from new numerical methods and fundamental research until engineering applications to energy production and conversion. This annual meeting is a part of the International Conference of Numerical Analysis and Applied Mathematics (ICNAAM) and thus it is organized together with many other symposia on numerical analysis: this also offers a wider audience since ICNAAM is perhaps one of the biggest events in the field of the numerical analysis involving hundreds of scientist from the whole world.
All the papers presented at the conference will be published in a special volume of the AIP (American Institute of Physics) Conference Proceedings. The length of each paper cannot exceed 4 pages. Selected presented papers will be announced after the symposium. 
We remind our participants that registration is obligatory: otherwise your manuscript will be rejected during publication process (please visit the website of ICNAAM: Registration). If you pay your registration fees and the paper will be rejected afterwards, the amount will be paid back to you - therefore we encourage all the participants to benefit from discounts of the early or normal registration.
The scope of the symposium
Topics within the scope of the symposium include the following areas, but not limited to:
  • Renewable Energy Conversion (REC), Biomass, Biofuel, Hydrogen & Fuel Cells, Energy Storage.
  • ComputationalMethods for REC.
  • ComputationalFluid Dynamics.
  • HeatandmassTransfer.
  • Pyrolysis.
  • Combustion.
  • Gasification.
  • Multiphasefluidflowproblems.
  • Turbulenceproblems.
  • Optimization.
  • Scale-upanalysis.
  • Statisticalanalysis for REC.
The scientific committee
Prof. Abel Rouboa
Prof. Khalid Bouziane
International Scientific Committee
Alireza Khoeini Poorfar, Department of Energy Conversion, Combustion Research, Iran University of Science and Technology (IUST), Tehran, Iran
Antonia Perez De Los Rios, UniversityofMurcia, Murcia, Spain
Armando Soares, School of Technology and Science, University of TAD, Vila Real, Portugal
Eliseu Monteiro, PolytechnicInstituteof Portalegre, Portalegre, Portugal
Khalid Bouziane, International University of Rabat, Rabat, Morocco
Mohammad Zhiani, Isfahan University of Technology, Iran
Paulo Brito, PolitecnicInstituteof Portalegre, Portalegre, Portugal
Ricardo Chacartegui – Energy Department of University of Seville, Seville, Spain
Tamer Ismael, Department of Basic Science, Cairo University, Giza, Egypt
Valter Silva, INEGI –FEUP, Porto, Portugal.
Contact details
Prof Abel Rouboa
University of Trás-os-Montes e ALto Douro, Science and Technology School, Engineering Department, 5001-801, Vila Real, Portugal, Tel : 00(351)259 350 356, Fax : 00(351)259 350 356. Mail:; rouboa@seas.upenn.eduAdditional informations:

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

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

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



Multi-physics and multi-scale M&S (modeling and simulation) are key technologies forbuilding virtual reactors. Virtual reactors play a significant role in the quest for poweruprating,safety enhancement, material optimization, wastereducing, and longevityextension of both existing and future reactors.It is an enormous challenge to make the most of high performance computation capabilities especially the Exascale computation (millions of cores with 1018floating point operations per second)in virtual reactor research.
This session focuses on novel mathematical modeling, parallel algorithms, high performance computing tools and virtualization in virtual reactor research. The aim of this session is to bring together different researchers including domain experts, applied mathematicians and computer scientists to discuss this interdisciplinary field.
Topics of interest include, but not limited to:
  • Data-driven mathematics and physical modeling for parallel simulations
  • Multi-scale and multi-physics modeling
  • Advanced numerical methods
  • Particle Transport Problems
  • High performance MOC method for neutron transport research
  • Advanced MC method for neutron transport research
  • Modeling and simulation in material performance and optimization
  • Computational fluid dynamics in thermal hydraulics
  • Nuclear fuel performance research
  • Applied and Computational Mechanics
  • Virtual operating environment
  • Uncertainty quantification and validation
  • Performance optimization of virtual reactors
  • Performance modeling and auto-tuning methods
  • High Performance Computing (HPC)
  • Parallel techniques and hybrid programming
  • Scalable algorithms and advanced computational techniques
  • Domain decomposition methods

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

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


This Symposium focuses on methods for decision-making to solve construction management problems with the use of fuzzy logic, neural networks and other.

The list of topics includes, but is not limited to, the following:
  • decision support systems for construction contractors prequalification
  • decision support systems for supplier/subcontractors selection
  • construction project risk assessment 
  • auditing quality management systems in construction
  • the comparison of construction works and firms 
  • decision support systems for evaluating alternative construction technology
  • fuzzy logic in cost calculation of construction projects
  • fuzzy based models for construction time: cost trade-off
  • using mathematical models for determining construction  schedules
  • using mathematical models for construction project monitoring and control
  • decision processes in bidding procedures with the use of the fuzzy sets theory and neutral network
  • using mathematical models for construction project monitoring and control
44) Title: 3rd Symposium on Computational Modeling and Experimental Assessment of Transport Processes in Porous Building Materials

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



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


48) Title: Metaheuristic and Numerical Analysis in Engineering

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



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

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

49) Title: Operator Matrices, Generalized Inverses and Applications

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



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

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

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

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



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


52) Title: 13-th Symposium Clifford Analysis and Applications

Organizers: Prof. Dr. Klaus Gürlebeck, Bauhaus-University Weimar, Institute for Mathematics and Physics, Coudray-Str. 13 B, 99423 Weimar, Germany, Prof. Dr. Sören Kraußhar, University of Erfurt, Institute of Mathematics, Faculty of Educational Sciences, Nordhäuser Str. 63, 99089 Erfurt, Germany and Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Sprössig, Institute of Applied Analysis, Freiberg, University of Mining and Technology, Prüferstr. 9, 09596 Freiberg, Germany



Generalized complex analysis and Clifford analysis in particular can be seen as refinement of harmonic analysis providing us with a powerful toolkit to study partial differential equations in the plane and in higher dimensional spaces. (Generalized) function theories therefore play an important and increasing role in different areas of mathematics, physics, computer science and several branches of engineering. The symposium aims to reflect the state of the art in pure and applied complex and Clifford and analysis as well as in the development of new complex analytic methods and to exchange ideas for new developments in theory and applications.\\
We invite mathematicians, physicists and engineers working by means of complex analysis, quaternionic analysis and  Clifford analysis particularly in
  • Pure and applied Clifford analysis, applications in harmonic analysis
  • complex analytic and functional analytic methods
  • Partial differential equations, boundary and initial value problems, control problems
  • Physics, in particular quantum physics, particle physics, general relativity theory, computational physics, crystallography and scattering, plasma physics, astrophysics
  • Practical applications in engineering sciences in general, in particular applications in classical mechanics, material science, fluid dynamics, electromagnetism
  • Approximation theory, numerical methods and simulations
  • Discrete function theories with applications
  • Special functions, polynomial systems
  • Conformal and quasi-conformal mappings
  • Combinatorics, number theory
  • Integral transforms, signal analysis and image processing
  • Geometric algebras and applications
to contribute to the symposium. Suggestions for further topics are welcome.
54) Title: Mathematics in Relation to Computer Science

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



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

55) Title: Fuzzy Logic with Engineering Applications

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



Fuzzy Logic with  Engineering Applications is  research field of modern mathematics.
It is given emphasis in the mathematics and the applications of fuzzy logic in the following sessions:
  • Fuzzy implications
  • Fuzzy clustering
  • Fuzzy neural networks
  • Fuzzy machine learning
  • Fuzzy Artificial Intelligence
  • Fuzzy differential equations
  • Fuzzy linear regression analysis
  • Fuzzy estimators
  • Applications of all the aforementioned (but not limited) in Engineering.
Extended abstracts will be published in a Special Volume of internationally renowned Journal AIP Conference Proceedings. The American Institute of Physics (AIP) Conference Series is a well known series of Conference Proceedings, which is included in the leading databases of scientific & engineering literature including, ISI Web of Knowledge, MathSciNet, Scopus, Scirus, Google Scholar, etc  and in the past had been included in SCIE.


57) Title: Mathematical Aspects & Physical Modeling of Problems related to the Anisotropic Sphere

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



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

58) Title:  Nonperturbative Quantum Field Theory III

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



This symposium aims to bring together experts on nonperturbative techniques in addressing classical and quantum aspects of the vacuum structure, the particle spectrum, radiative corrections, the nature of phase transitions, and nonthermal behavior in quantum field theory with a special emphasis on gauge theory. We also envisage presentations and discussions of (gravitating) solitonic field configurations including the geometry of their moduli spaces.
Considerations towards applications in particle physics and cosmology are strongly encouraged, and we welcome talks providing linkage to algebraic geometry (radiative corrections) and number theory (integral representions of certain analytic functions). Depending on the number of participants (20 is a hard upper limit) talks will be one hour with thirty minutes discussion time.


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

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



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

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

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



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

66) Title:  Iterative Procedures for Solving Nonlinear Problems

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

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


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

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

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

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



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

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

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



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


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

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



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


Ángela Jiménez-Casas  (Organizer)


Asymptotic Behaviour of a Thermosyphon model with binary fluids


Metastable solutions for the Phase-Model



A. Carpio, Elena Cebrián

and P. Vidal


Parameter fitting in models of biofilms resistance to antibiotics




Lourdes Tello


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



Juan Francisco Padial 


Traffic and tracking of related vehicles



Arturo Hidalgo


A high order finite volume scheme for an atherosclerosis model.




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

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



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

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

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



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

76) Title:  Summability Theory and its Applications

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



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

79) Title:  Mathematical Optimization in Modern Medicine and Engineering

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



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

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

Organizers: Assist. Prof. Dr. Mehmet Tarik ATAY, Mechanical Engineering Dept., Engineering  Faculty, Abdullah Gul Üniversity, Sumer Campus, Kayseri/ Turkey and Assist. Prof. Dr. Hakan Erdogan, Civil Engineering Dept, Kocaeli University, Kocaeli, Turkey



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

82) Title:  Statistical Methods and Applications in Engineering

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



Not all the engineers are knowledgeable about statistical methods, analysis of the statistical results, and constructing useful data structures. The goal of this mini symposium is to encourage the correct usage of statistical methods in engineering problems. 
Topics of interest include
  • Structural Equation Modeling
  • Non-Parametric Statistical Methods
  • Multivariate Statistics
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Modeling and Simulation 
  • Probability and Stochastic Processes
  • Fuzzy Theory
  • Data Analysis and Modeling 
  • Data Mining 
  • Statistical Quality and Process Control
  • Bayesian Statistics
  • Statistics Theory
  • Data Management and Decision Support
  • Reliability Theory Spatial Statistics
  • Applied Statistics
  • Time Series
  • Other Statistical Methods

83) Title:  Hull Slamming and Water-Entry Problems

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


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


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

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



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

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

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



Symposium is dedicated to the discussion of development and practical application of mathematical methods, models and information technologies in Economics and Nature Use, including Environmental Science and related disciplines.
It is expected the participation of representatives from academic and university science, business, as well as students and postgraduates.
The attendance of about 10 - 15 presenters is planned.
We welcome the presentations describing newly created models and methods, as well as particular examples of their use for data processing, evaluation and analysis, as well as forecasting of different indicators in considered fields.
Topics to be covered:
  • Mathematical and Computer Models, Methods, Algorithms;
  • Modeling and Simulation;
  • Data processing, Data Mining, Machine Learning;
  • Information Systems, Software Tools, Web Applications;
  • Computer Science and Education;
  • Related Topics.


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

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


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



96) Title:  Statistical Modelling, Stochastic Processes and Aplications

Organizer: Teresa A. Oliveira 


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