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 26 July 2020.
In the Proceedings of ICNAAM 2020 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 2020. 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).
PROPOSALS SESSIONS AND MINISYMPOSIA WHICH
HAVE BEEN APPROVED (UPDATED)
1) Title: The 16th International Symposium on Numerical Analysis of Fluid Flows, Heat and Mass Transfer - Numerical Fluids 2021
Organizer: Prof. Dr. Dia Zeidan, School of Basic Sciences and Humanities, German Jordanian University, Amman, Jordan
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
- mathematical methods for fluid flows, heat and mass transfer
- boundary value problems for differential equations in fluids
- application of fractional calculus to fluid flows, heat and mass transfer
- engineering applications of fluid dynamics, heat and mass transfer
- experimental measurements and numerical modelling of the fluid flows, heat and mass transfer
THE URL ADDRESS OF THIS INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM AND ALL OTHER DETAILS CAN BE FOUND AT
2) Title: The Eleventh Symposium on Advanced Computation and Information in Natural and Applied Sciences
Organizer: Dr. rer. nat. Claus-Peter Rückemann, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster (WWU) and DIMF and Leibniz Universität Hannover
This Symposium on Advanced Computation and Information in Natural and Applied Sciences focusses on architectures and methods for high end computational and numerical applications.
Information science, up to date scientific computing and information systems (software engineering, communication, and architectures), and information and knowledge focussed approches are indispensable tools
for progress in various scientific fields.
We invite scientists and engineers from academia and industry designing, using, and implementing computation and information systems, information science based methodologies and methods, 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.
* Information science
* 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
* Information and data processing
* Integrated frameworks for information and computation
* Knowledge- and data-centric approaches
* Efficient algorithms, Parallelisation of algorithms and applications
* 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
* Multi- and inter-disciplinary frameworks and approaches
* Epistemological fundaments, theory and practice
* Computer science, natural sciences, geosciences, planetology
* Prehistory, archaeology, archaeo information science
* Geoprocessing, georeferencing, spatial sciences
* Mathematical and numerical algorithms
* Life sciences, medical applications
* Simulation and modelling, genetic algorithms
* Scientific data processing
* Advanced scientific computing
* Computation frameworks and tools
* Methodological and practical contributions
* Knowledge complements (factual, conceptual, procedural, metacognitive)
* Knowledge resources, creation, mining, documentation, and development
* Knowledge-based systems, education, e-Learning, and e-Science
* Documentation, classification (UDC), resources, and evaluation context
* Networks and systems communications
* Future Internet broadband services and applications
* Resources and object certification, public key infrastructures
* Knowledge and data integrity
* Privacy and anonymity
* Networks/systems measurement, control and management, simulation and emulation
* Performance measurement
* Web services and performance
* Applications and benchmarking
* Quality of Service, Data, and Context (QoS / QoD / QoC), auditing, assessment, governance
* Legal informatics, technical-legal context, science and Open Access
* e-Commerce, accounting, pricing and billing
* Use of distributed compute and storage resources
* Energy consumption and management
* Energy-aware mechanisms and energy-efficient technology for operation, control, and management
* Configuration, reuse of software components
* Resource allocation and management
* System and data security; Communication visualisation
Deadline for submitting your fully formatted 4 page paper for peer review: May 12, 2021 (final date).
Deadline for improved paper and sources: June 24, 2021 (final date).
Other deadlines and relevant information, e.g., regarding registration, can be found in the section of Dates of Importance, at http://www.icnaam.org
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
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
- evolutionary game theory
4) Title: 10th Symposium on Generating Functions of Special Numbers and Polynomials and their Applications (GFSNP2021)
Organizer: Prof. Dr. Yilmaz SIMSEK, AKDENIZ UNIVERSITY FACULTY OF SCIENCE DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS 07058, ANTALYA TURKEY, Tel: ++90 242 310 23 43, Fax:+ +90242227 89 11
AIMS and SCOPE
The goal of the symposium GFSNP2021 ( http://icnaam.org/sessions_
AIP Proceedings Book in addition to Abstracts and Program Book with ISBN number
Firstly, your abstracts (at most two-pages) will be published Abstracts and Program Books(with ISBN number) which will be given to you at registration desk. Secondly, extended abstracts will be published in a Special Volume of the world-renowned AIP Conference Proceedings which is indexed by Web of Science. On the other hand, 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 Inspec, Scitation, Web of Science (WOS)-ISI Web of Knowledge, MathSciNet, Scopus, Scirus, Google Scholar, etc.
We note that the Volumes of AIP Conference Proceedings are immediately available online at the WOS.
Procedure, Guidelines and Checklist for the preparation and submission of a paper for the Proceedings of ICNAAM 2021 can be found in the following link: http://icnaam.org/
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For referee process, please send your abstracts (at most 2 pages) for Abstracts and Program Book (with ISBN number) and also your extended abstracts (3-4 pages) for AIP Proceeding Book to the following e-mail address:
5) Title: 5th Symposium on Nonlinear Partial and Fractional Differential Equations and their Applications
Organizer: Dr. Hasibun Naher, Associate Professor of Mathematics, Department of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Brac University, 66 Mohakhali, Dhaka-1212, Bangladesh.
Short Description of Symposium: The symposium is devoted to gather students, academicians, researchers, industry expects, policy makers and professionals all over the world to carry on further research and highlight recent advances in the fields of applied mathematics that use Nonlinear Partial Differential Equations and Fractional Differential Equations.
The main aim of this symposium is to cover multidisciplinary aspects: new methodologies, solutions of above equations in science, engineering and biology and their numerical representations and applications.
The main areas of this symposium are as:
- Ordinary Differential Equations (DEs)
- Partial Differential Equations (PDEs)
- Fractional Differential Equations (FDEs)
- Mathematical Biology
- Tsunami Simulations
- Storm Surges
- Generate New Solutions and Their Applications
- Mathematical Statistics
But the topics are not limited to the mentioned above.
6) Title: The methods of development 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 Peters-burg State University, Universitetskii prospekt 35, Peterhof, Saint-Petersburg, 198504, Russia
The aim of the proposed Session is to present different research studies on solving a number of problems of practical importance including problems of creating and modeling of intelligent control systems for various technical objects, as well as physical, biological and socio-economic processes. Authors are invited to submit original unpublished results which are not under re-view 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 prob-lems 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 inter-val 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
7) Title: The Eighth Symposium on Approximation of Curves and Surfaces (ACS 2021)
Organizer: Prof. Dr. Abdallah Rababah, Department of Mathematical Sciences, United Arab Emirates University, Al Ain, UAE.
The Eighth Symposium on Approximation of Curves and Surfaces will be held within ICNAAM 2021 that will take place at Sheraton Hotel in Rhodes-Greece, September 20-26, 2021.
Presentations will be for 30 minutes including questions. Extended abstract (3-4 pages) of papers presented at ACS 2021 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) .
8) Title: ISA 2021-8th International Symposium on Intelligent Systems and Algorithms
Organizers: Assoc. Prof. Martin Kotyrba – Chairman, Assoc. Prof. Eva Volna – Vice-Chairman, Dr. Zuzana Vaclavikova – Vice-Chairman, Dr. Robert Jarusek – Vice-Chairman, Dr. Pavel Smolka – 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.
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
Best selected papers from ISA 2021 will be invited to be extended and subsequently sent for reviews and publishing for special issue in the following journals:
- Intelligent Systems, IEEE International Journal.
- Journal of Numerical Analysis, Industrial and Applied Mathematics (JNAIAM), which is the official journal of European Society of Computational Methods in Sciences and Engineering
- Mathematical Methods in the Applied Sciences (Wiley & Sons)
- Applied Mathematics & Information Sciences (AMIS).
Papers in the form of extended abstracts, max. 4 pages according to the AIP template, should be sent to email@example.com
Paper submission deadline 30 June 2021
9) Title: The Fifth Symposium on Mathematical Methods in Economics and Nature Use (SMMENU 2021).
Organizers: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Alexander N. Medvedev, Institute of Industrial Ecology UB RAS and Ural Federal University, Yekaterinburg, Russia, Active Member of the European Academy of Natural Sciences, Hannover, Germany.
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Marina A. Medvedeva, Ural Federal University, Yekaterinburg, Russia.
Symposium is dedicated to the discussion of development and practical application of mathematical methods, models and information technologies in all spheres of Economics and Nature Use, including related disciplines.
As in previous years, the participation of representatives of academic and university science, practitioners, as well as doctoral and master students is expected.
We welcome the presentations describing newly created models, methods, approaches, systems etc., and practical examples of their use for processing, evaluation and analysis of data , as well as the forecasting of different indicators in considered fields.
The presentations may be in oral and poster format.
In case Covid-19 pandemic will continue, the Symposium will be organized in virtual format (poster session on the ICNAAM web site, online or video presentations in Zoom or another internet conference platform).
Topics to be covered in the considered fields:
- Mathematical and Computer Models, Methods, Algorithms;
- Modeling and Simulation;
- Data processing, Data Mining, Machine Learning;
- Information Systems, Software, Web Applications, Hardware-Software Systems;
- Computer Science and Education;
- Related Topics.
10) Title: Symposium on Applied Problems in Probability Theory and Mathematical Statistics Related to Modeling of Information Systems" (APPT+MS)
Organizer: Alexander Zeifman, Vologda State University, Institute of Informatics Problems of Federal Research Center "Computer Science and Control" of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Vologda Research Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences.
The main topics of the Symposium “APPT + MS” will be as follows:
- Probability theory in the modeling of information systems
- Stochastic processes in the modeling of information systems
- Mathematical statistics in the modeling of information systems
- Queuing theory
- Markov chains and Models
- Discrete probabilistic models
- Models of information security
- Modern Tasks of Teletraffic Theory
11) Title: "Applied Mathematics in Tourism and Hospitality Management",
Organizers: Prof. Dra. Fernanda A. Ferreira and Prof. Dr. Flávio 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 Applications of Mathematics in Tourism and Hospitality Management, 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 mathematical models applied in Tourism and Hospitality Management.
The topics include, but are not limited to the following:
- Operational research in tourism
- Tourism Statistics
- Hospitality management Statistics
- Decision theory
- Quantitative Methods in Tourism Economics
- Hotel revenue management
- Game theory apllied to Tourism
- Time series
13) Title: Symposium: 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
14) Title: Statistical Inference in Copula Models and Markov Processes VI
Organizer: Veronica Andrea Gonzalez-Lopez; University of Campinas, Department of Statistics. Rua Sergio Buarque de Holanda, 651. Campinas-S.P. Brazil. CEP 13083-859.
The symposium is devoted to two main lines of research (i) statistical inference in copula models, (ii) statistical inference in stochastic processes, and relations between both lines of research. It is destined to new perspectives and advances in the development of statistical tools based on the notion of copula and new approaches in stochastic processes. Methods and perspectives combining both lines will be highlighted.
- Copula Models and Properties;
- Statistical Inference in Copula Models;
- Dependence Coefficients;
- Copula Based Procedures and Applications;
- Markov Models and Properties;
- Statistical Inference in Markov Processes;
- Markov Processes in Practice.
15) Title: Symposium on Difference & Differential Equations and Applications 2021
Organizer: Sandra Pinelas Departamento de Ciências Exatas e Engenharia, Academia Militar, Portugal
A short description of the Symposium: The aim of the conference is to promote, encourage, cooperate, and bring together researchers in the fields of differential & difference e
- Ordinary Differential Equation
- Partial Differential Equations
- Difference Equation
- Equation on Time Scales
- Rational differential equation
16) Title: 7th Symposium on Computational Modelling and Experimental Assessment of Transport Processes in Porous Building Materials
Organizer: Oldřich Zmeškal, Faculty of Chemistry, Brno University of Technology, Purkyňova 118, 612 00 Brno, Czech Republic
Transport and accumulation of heat, moisture, chemical substances, and momentum are phenomena which affect buildings and their inbuilt materials over their whole lifetime period. Their satisfactory description requires primarily a choice of proper physical and mathematical models because the transport mechanisms are coupled. The computational implementation of mathematical models is another essential factor involving an application of appropriate methods of numerical solution. The computer simulation tools cannot be utilized properly without knowledge of a variety of transport and storage material parameters, microstructural and structural parameters, which have to be determined experimentally in a wide range of field quantities, such as temperature, moisture content, and concentration of a particular chemical compound. The applied models are also supposed to be verified using critical experiments, in order to assess their overall quality. Therefore, in practical applications the computational modeling and experimental assessment of transport processes cannot be separated without a risk of significant departure from the physical reality.
The symposium brings together physicists, chemists, mathematicians, and engineers working in the field of transport processes in building materials and materials engineering. The main topics include but are not limited to:
- Theoretical models of transport phenomena
- Computer simulation tools
- Material parameters and their assessment
- Model verification techniques
- Environmental effects on building structures
- Risk analysis
- Service life assessment studies
- High-temperature applications
- Applications in a renovation of historical buildings and monuments
- Sustainable development and eco-efficient materials
- Other applications in building science and building practice
- High performance composites
- Salt transport, storage, crystallization – modelling, experimental assessment
- Life cycle analysis
- Layered nanoadditives
17) Title: Numerical modeling and simulation of laser processing of materials
Organizer: Yuewei Ai, School of Traffic and Transportation Engineering, Central South University, Changsha, Hunan, China
The topics include, but are not limited to:
Laser 3D printing,
Laser surface treating,
Materials processing with high power laser
High efficiency computation for laser processing
Laser process monitoring and control
Laser processing of biological materials
Laser micro processing
18) Title: Recent Advances in Numerical Methods and Simulations in Statics and Dynamics of Structures
Organizer: Prof. Ing. Juraj Králik, CSc.1), Assoc. prof. Ing. Eva Kormaníková, Ph.D.2), Prof. Ing. Martin Krejsa, Ph.D.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 of 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 the 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.
19) Title: 7th Edition of the Symposium on Computational Tools for Direct Digital Manufacturing (CT4DDM)
Organizers: Nuno Alves, Centre for Rapid and Sustainable Product Development of the Polytechnic of Leiria, Paula Pascoal-Faria, Centre for Rapid and Sustainable Product Development of the Polytechnic of Leiria, Sandra Amado, Centre for Rapid and Sustainable Product Development of the Polytechnic of Leiria
Multiscale Modelling and Simulation
Additive Manufacturing (3D/4D Printing)
Advanced systems in Biomechanics
20) Title: Modelling and analysis of problems in mathematical physics and engineering
Organizers: Gabriella Bognar Professor University of Miskolc 3515 Miskolc-Egyetemvaros, Hungary
The aim of this symposium/minisymposium is to provide a forum for discussing the mathematical modelling of nonlinear phenomena and the novel analytical and numerical methods for the solution of boundary value problems to nonlinear partial differential equations or ordinary differential equations arising in science and in engineering applications.
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to the following:
modelling, solid mechanics, fluid-structure interaction, fluid dynamics, heat and mass transfer, boundary layer phenomena, multiscale methods, growth models, etc.
This minisymposium seeks to bring together students, academicians and professionals working on computational solid and structural mechanics.
21) Title: Numerical Modelling on Energy Conversion
Chair : 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, Co-chairs : Dr. Eliseu Monteiro, University of Coimbra, Mechanical Engineering Department, Coimbra, Portugal and Dr. Ana Ramos, INEGI, Faculty of Engineering of University of Porto, Porto, Portugal
All the papers presented at the conference will be published in a special volume of the AIP (American Institute of Physics) Conference Proceedings. The length of each paper cannot exceed 4 pages.
Selected presented papers will be announced after the symposium.
We remind our participants that registration is obligatory: otherwise your manuscript will be rejected during publication process (please visit the website of ICNAAM: Registration). If you pay your registration fees and the paper will be rejected afterwards, the amount will be paid back to you - therefore we encourage all the participants to benefit from discounts of the early or normal registration.
The scope of the symposium
Topics within the scope of the symposium include the following areas, but not limited to:
• Renewable Energy Conversion (REC): Biomass, Biofuel, Hydrogen & Fuel Cells, Energy Storage.
• Computational Methods for REC.
• Computational Fluid Dynamics.
• Heat and mass Transfer.
• Multiphase fluid flow problems.
• Turbulence problems.
• Scale-up analysis.
• Statistical analysis for REC.
22) Title: 6th Symposium on Mathematical Modelling and Numerical Simulation of Physical and Chemical Phenomena in Porous Materials.
Organizer: Professor Jaroslav Kruis, Department of Mechanics, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Czech Technical University in Prague, Thakurova 7, 166 29 Prague 6, Czech Republic
A short description of the session:
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
23) Title: Advances in Cyberphysical systems control and estimation: applications to engineering and economics:
Organizers: Dr. Gerasimos Rigatos, Unit of Industrial Automation, Industrial Systems Institute, 26504, Rion, Patras, Greece, Dr. Pierluigi Siano, Department of Innovation Systems and Management, University of Salerno, 84084, Fisciano, Italy, Dr. Gennaro Cuccurullo, Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Salerno, 84084, Fisciano, Italy, Dr. Taniya Ghosh, IGIDR, Institute of Development Research, 400065, Mumbai, India
Call for papers:
In the engineering domain cyberphysical systems usually comprise control loops for physical systems which function within a communication network or control loops which are subject to missing sensory information and model uncertainty. In cyberphysical systems one has to solve joint control and estimation problems. Thus, in parallel to nonlinear control, estimation algorithms are used in cyberphysical systems for (1) compensation of delayed and intermittent data transmission over the communication network (2) recon- struction of missing sensory information and computation of estimates of non-measurable state variables. (3) identification of the unknown dynamics of these systems and use of this information for stabilizing the associated control loops. There are several forms of cyber-physical systems which arise when pursuing the integration of robotic, electric power and transportation systems in networked control schemes, or when trying to set in function such systems under missing sensory information and model uncertainty.
Besides, the concept of cyber-physical systems can be extended to economic systems and finance. Financial entities (e.g. companies, banks and funding institutions) function interactively and through the exchange of information within a networked environment. For achieving balanced management of such systems and for optimizing decision making related to them under information uncertainty, one often comes against the previously noted joint control and estimation problems. Consequently, it is possible to present in an inte- grated and holistic manner recent advances in control and estimation methods for cyberphysical systems met in both engineering and in economics.
Topics of interest for this special session include, but are not limited to:
• Model validation of cyberphysical systems
• Control and estimation in cyberphysical systems
• Stability properties of cyberphysical systems
• Applications to engineering
• Applications to economics
Prospective authors are requested to submit their articles, until the 21st of June 2021 to:
1. Dr. Gerasimos Rigatos, Unit of Industrial Automation, Industrial Systems Institute, 26504, Rion
Patras, Greece, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
2. Dr. Pierluigi Siano, Department of Innovation Systems and Management, University of Salerno,
84084, Fisciano, Italy, email: email@example.com.
3. Dr. Gennaro Cuccurullo, Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Salerno, 84084, Fis-
ciano, Italy, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
4. Dr. Taniya Ghosh, IGIDR, Institute of Development Research, 400065, Mumbai, India email:
24) Title: Computational Bioimaging and Visualization
Organizers: Co-organizer: (Principal Organizer) João Manuel R. S. Tavares, Institute for Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Management, Faculty of Engineering of University of Porto, Porto, Portugal, URL: www.fe.up.pt/~tavares , Phone: +351 22 508 1487, Co-organizer: R. M. Natal Jorge, IDMEC-Polo FEUP, Faculty of Engineering of University of Porto, Porto, Portugal, Phone: +351 22 508 1720
In recent years extensive research has been performed in numerical modelling of objects and visualization for several distinct areas of science, namely, computer sciences, engineering, mathematics, medicine and physics. A major application of numerical modelling of objects and visualization is in medicine. For instance, it is possible to use computational procedures from medical imaging data to build numerical models and visualize human organs. These procedures can have different goals, such as shape reconstruction, egmentation, motion and deformation analyses, registration, simulation, visualization, etc.
The main goal of the proposed Minisymposium is to bring together researchers involved in the related fields (Image Acquisition, Image Segmentation, Objects Tracking, Objects Matching, Shape Reconstruction, Motion and Deformation Analysis, Medical Imaging, Scientific Visualization, Software Development, Grid Computing, etc.), in order to set the major lines of development for the near future.
The proposed Minisymposium will consist of researchers representing various fields related to Biomechanics, Computational Vision, Computer Graphics, Computational Mechanics, Mathematics, Medical Imaging, Scientific Visualization, Statistics, etc. The Minisymposium endeavors to make a contribution to achieving better solutions for more realistic computational “living” models, and attempts to establish a bridge between clinicians and researchers from these diverse fields.
Estimated number of contributions: 12
25)Title: 7th Symposium on Modelling and Simulation in Computer Sciences and Engineering (MSCSE 2021)
Organizers: Prof. Dr. Daniel Miranda, 2Ai - Polytechnic Institute of Cávado and Ave, Portugal; Prof. Dr. Francisco Miranda, CIDMA, University of Aveiro, Portugal & Instituto Politécnico de Viana do Castelo, Portugal; and Prof. Dr. Carlos Abreu, Instituto Politécnico de Viana do Castelo, Portugal.
URL address of the Symposium: https://sites.google.com/view/mscse2021/
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Description of the topic of the symposium:
Modelling and simulation, applied to computer sciences and engineering, is an exciting investigation field that brings together the power of computers and the physical sciences. Computer-based simulations and graphical visualization now play a key role in mathematical models, scientific investigations and engineering design.
This symposium is organized with the purpose to join several specialists in this field. The activities of the symposium 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 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
Complex systems modelling
Numerical methods and simulation
Information systems and management
Multiscale modelling and simulation
Analysis of mathematical models
Verification and validation
Algorithms and data structures
Control and systems engineering
26) Title: The use of statistical evaluation of bed thickness in order to recognize the depositional environments, and provide information on depositional processes, distribution and geometry
Organizer: Avraam Zelilidis, PROFESSOR OF GEOLOGY, UNIVERSITY OF PATRAS, DEPARTMENT OF GEOLOGY, 26110 PATRAS, GREECE, Phone : 0030 610 962272 Mobile : 0030 6972034153
Statistical evaluation of bed thickness is one of the methods, which can be used as an aid to overcome problems of standard methodologies. Later are often hampered in structurally complicated terranes with poor outcrop exposures, such as fold and thrust belts, resulting in poor understanding of the sedimentary record. Statistical analysis could add knowledge and interpreted e.g. depositional deep-water environments, and may provide information on processes controlling turbidite depositional processes, distribution and geometry. Recent studies tried to tackle two main problems: i) determination of the frequency distribution of turbidite thickness and of the possibility to characterize turbidite depositional environments based on observed types of statistical distributions, and ii) use of asymmetrical bed thickness cycling and clustering of bed thickness as reliable tools for characterizing turbidite deposits.
27) Title: Computational and analytical treatments of nonlinear partial differential models with applications
Organizer: Prof. Aly Seadawy, Mathematics Department, Faculty of Science, Taibah University; Al-Madinah Al-Munawarah, Saudi Arabia
Email: email@example.com Tel: 00966-553190408
Partial differential equations have become a useful tool to describe the natural phenomena of science and engineering. Nonlinear evolution equations (NLEEs) arise in many branches of science such as mathematics, physics, mechanics, water waves, computational fluid dynamics, optics, quantum mechanics, shallow water, nanofluids and engineering.
NLEEs are widely used to describe physical phenomena in natural science, such as fluid mechanics, plasma physics, optical fibres, biology, solid-state physics, etc. Exact solutions of NLEEs play an important role in understanding the mechanisms of many physical phenomena and processes in various areas of natural science. They can help to analyse the stability of these solutions and the movement role of the wave by making graphs of the exact solutions.
Potential themes of interest in this Research Topic include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Soliton theory
- Fractional partial differential equations
- Time scale dynamic equations
- Nonlinear Rayleigh-Taylor instability
- Nonlinear Kelvin-Helmholtz instability
- Stability analysis of dynamical systems
- Nonlinear water waves
- Computational fluid dynamics
- Fibres Optics
- Computational Quantum mechanic
- Water wave
- Shallow water
28) Title: 14-th Symposium on Recent Trends in the Numerical Solution of Differential Equations(with Applications)
Organizer: Prof. Dr. Luigi Brugnano, Dipartimento di Matematica "U.Dini", Universita` degli Studi di Firenze, Viale Morgagni 67/A, 50134 Firenze Italy. Tel. : +39-055-4237-119, Fax. : +39-055-4237-162.http://www.math.unifi.it/~brugnano/ and Ao. Univ. Prof. Dr. Ewa B. Weinmüller, Department for Analysis and Scientific Computing, Vienna University of Technology, Wiedner Hauptstrasse 8-10/1152, A-1040 Wien, Austria. http://www.math.tuwien.ac.at/~ewa/
29) Title: The Fourth Symposium on Advanced Methods and Information Technologies Applications (AMITA)
Organizers: Prof. Dr. Petr S. Martyshko, Corresponding Member of Russian Academy of Sciences, Doctor of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Head of Laboratory of Mathematical Geophysics at Bulashevich Institute of Geophysics, Ural Branch of RAS, Professor of Ural Federal University, Ekaterinburg, Russia.
Organizers: Prof. Dr. Elena N. Akimova, Doctor of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Leading research scientist of Krasovskii Institute of Mathematics and Mechanics, Ural Branch of RAS, Professor of Ural Federal University, Ekaterinburg, Russia.
The main objective of AMITA is to present the latest researches and results of scientists related to the field of Advanced Methods, Mathematical Modelling and Information Technology, Distributed and Parallel Computing and Applications.
The advances in computer science and information technology can be used to solve applied problems from the areas of Mathematical Physics, Geophysics, Radiotechnics and Signal Processing, Optimal Control, High Performance Computing and so on.
Virtual contributions are also welcomed if authors cannot attend the conference.
The list of topics includes the following:
- Mathematical Modellings and Numerical Methods
- Advanced Applications and Algorithms of Mathematical Physics
- Mathematical Methods in Geophysics
- Mathematical Methods in Radiotechnics
- Mathematical Methods in Optimal control
- Signal and Image Processing
- Parallel Computing and Applications, High Performance Computing
- Software Tools and Web Applications for High-performance computing
- Computer Science and Education
30) Title: Mathematical modeling in applied research
Organizers: Dr., Prof. Georgy N. Kuvyrkin , Bauman Moscow State Technical University, 2nd Baumanskaja st., 5, 105005, Moscow, Russia.
The Symposium bring together researchers interested in mathematical modeling of engineering processes, biological and industrial systems. The Symposium focuses on analytical numerical analysis, control theory, and the interplay of modeling and computational mathematics.
The topics include the following:
Scientific Computing and Algorithms;
Qualitative Theory of Differential Equations and PDEs;
Control Theory and Automation;
Heat and Mass Transfer;
Environmental Applications of Heat and Mass Transfer;
Mechanics of Solids;
Analytical and Experimental Research and Methods;
Computer-Assisted Studies in Science and Engineering.
31) Title: Models for Epidemics Propagation and Assessment
Organizer: António F. Miguel, Department of Physics, School of Sciences and Technology, University of Évora, Portugal
Murat Aydin, Ontario Tech University (UOIT), Oshawa, Canada
Mathematical modeling is essential for predicting, assessing, and controlling infection outbreaks. Since the pioneer paper of Daniel Bernoulli “Essai d'une nouvelle analyze de la mortalité causée par la petite vérole” dated of 1766, where he showed that inoculation against the virus would increase the life expectancy, huge developments and progress have been made. The key issue with a pandemic outbreak such as SARS-CoV-2 is its rapidly growing transmission rate across the world. Mathematical modeling and simulation allow for rapid assessment. They have the potential not only to trace and predict the epidemic trajectory under different scenarios but also to assess the impact of different circumstances like social distancing, use of face masks, etc..
Topics covered include:
Ordinary Differential Equations Epidemic Models
Modelling aerosol dynamics and virus exposure
Modelling multiphase flow in highly porous materials
32) Title: Recent developments in problems of Fluid Mechanics
Organizers: Chaudry Masood Khalique, North-West University, Mmabatho, South Africa.
Asim Aziz, National University of Sciences and Technology, Islamabad, Pakistan.
34) Title: Seventh Symposium on Mathematical Modelling of Hydrological Sciences
Organizers: Prof. Francesco Napolitano, Prof. Fabio Russo, Università degli Studi di Roma La Sapienza, Facoltà di Ingegneria Civile e Industriale, Dipartimento di Ingegneria Civile, Edile e Ambientale, Via Eudossiana 18, 00184, Roma (RM), Italy
Since the origin of Hydrological Sciences, the connection between natural phenomena and mathematical formulation of solutions has been clearly identified as a main topic. Reliability and simplicity are thus two of the most important words for people who are involved in such researches and are the main objectives for operators in this field.
The most significant research efforts in Hydrological Science aim to face various relevant issues. Improvements regard typical hydraulic and hydrological topics: extreme events forecasting (floods and droughts), management of water systems, meteorological events and climate changes. However, a very important role in this research field remains the measurement of hydrological variables and data analysis, their spatial distribution, regionalization techniques and the extension of the results obtained for ungauged basins.
Topics of interest of the symposium include:
- Catchment hydrology
- Hydrological forecasting
- Water management
- Operations and control
- Remote sensing and data assimilation
- Precipitation and climate.
35) Title: The 2nd Symposium on Metaheuristics and Numerical Analysis in Engineering
Organizers: - Prof. Dr. Yusuf Cengiz Toklu, Department of Civil Engineering, Istanbul Beykent University, Istanbul-Turkey, - Assoc. Prof. Dr. Gebrail Bekdas, Department of Civil Engineering, Istanbul University - Cerrahpaşa, Istanbul-Turkey, - Assoc. Prof. Dr. Sinan Melih Nigdeli, Department of Civil Engineering, Istanbul University - Cerrahpaşa, Istanbul-Turkey
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 that were untouchable only a few decades ago. This mini symposium aims 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
- Applications of neural networks in engineering
- Metaheuristics and concepts of Artificial Intelligence
- 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 techniques
- Optimization in construction management
- Optimization in all fields of science and engineering
36) Title: Symposium of MSO4DS - Modeling, simulation and optimization for decision support
Organizers: Ana I. Pereira, CeDRI - Polytechnic Institute of Braganca ,Instituto Politécnico de Braganca, Escola Superior de Tecnologia e Gestão - Gabinete 54, 5300-253 Bragança - Portugal
Florbela P. Fernandes, CeDRI - Polytechnic Institute of Braganca, Instituto Politécnico de Braganca, Escola Superior de Tecnologia e Gestão - Gabinete 31, 5300-253 Bragança - Portugal
37) Title: Application of modern mathematical methods for the modelling of composite structures
Organizer: Dr. Andras Szekrenyes, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Department of Applied Mechanics, Budapest, HUNGARY
Composite structures are applied in many areas of industry (e.g. airplanes, aircrafts, ships, pressure vessels, car bodywork, sports equipment, satellites, prosthetic devices, etc.). The mathematical description of composite structures is essential to predict the stress and strain state in the material, the resistance against damage, to determine the response of the system under dynamic loading, to predict the eigenfrequencies and mode shapes and finally but not least the lifetime of the structure. The development of the theories and mathematical solutions for composite structures is inspired by the different complex phenomena taking place in the engineering life. The modeling of embedded piezoelectric actuator layers, structures with material defects, fracture, parametric excitation, nonlinear static deformation, large amplitude vibrations and chaotic motions involve different considerations, selection and development of the proper theory to obtain the most accurate result for the actual problem from the engineering point of view. Novel theories of composite structures can be utilized to develop analytical and numerical models and to simulate experiments. These issues are significant challenges mathematically and mechanically, as well.
We invite researchers to submit original research works that will contribute to the field of laminated composite structures. We are particularly interested in works describing novel mathematical models and application of known methodologies to novel phenomena. Research works proposing analytical and/or numerical solutions are welcome.
Potential topics include primarily the modelling of laminated composite materials, functionally graded materials, nanocomposites and smart materials, wood and natural fibre composites by using:
- analytical solutions, finite element method, isogeometric analysis,
- differential quadrature method, collocation methods and other numerical approximations
in the following fields, but are not limited to:
- modelling of beams, plates, shells and 3D solids,
- fracture and damage mechanics
- delamination modelling in layered structures,
- low and high velocity impact,
- free vibration, excited vibrations, time integration,
- nonlinear vibrations, chaotic behaviour,
- parametric excitation and dynamic stability.
38) Title: Symposium on Numerical Analysis and Computational Modeling in Soils and Structures
Organizer: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mehmet Barış Can Ülker, Istanbul Technical University Institute of Disaster Management Earthquake Engineering Program, Turkey
This symposium will consist of the recent developments regarding numerical analysis and computational modeling of soils and structures in a broad perspective. The studies that will be presented at this session are expected to focus on numerical modeling of soils (either land based foundation soils or coastal-offshore seabed or other soils) under static/dynamic loadings, soil-structure interactions, structural response in terms of load bearing of concrete structures, beam-column connections, shear walls, composite systems under both static and cyclic loads. The associated instabilities of soils, structures and combined soil-structure systems resulting from severe loads such as earthquakes, ocean waves, blast loadings and other excitations in terms of excessive deformations, liquefaction, shear failure and bearing capacity losses of soils and structures are to be discussed. The aim is to bring together the researchers from various fields including but not limited to the Civil Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Structural Engineering, Coastal/Offshore/Ocean Engineering and related fields to discuss the results of their works in terms of development of related numerical models and computational tools for providing related solutions to such systems.
Topics of interest of the symposium include (but are not limited to):
- Structural mechanics and structural engineering
- Soil mechanics and geotechnical engineering
- Earthquake engineering and seismic response of soils and structures
- Coastal and offshore engineering
- Wave-induced seabed response
- Blast-induced structural response
- Soil-structure interaction
- Ocean engineering
- Computational mechanics
- Computational geomechanics
- Numerical analysis
- Finite element modeling
- Finite difference modeling
- Boundary element modeling
- Discrete element modeling
- Hybrid modeling techniques
39) Title: The 9th Symposium on Computational Mathematics and its Applications
Organizers: Prof. Waheed K. Zahra (Egypt), Assist Prof. Manal. M. Hikal (Egypt) and Associate Prof. Mohamed A. Bek (Egypt)
This Symposium will provide an opportunity for the interaction of engineers, mathematicians and scientists dealing with novel numerical solution of boundary value problems for both ordinary and partial differential equations. The applications of fractional calculus, spline functions and integral equations will be discussed.
In addition, the numerical models and its application in engineering, industry, biology and environmental problems will be highlighted.
We invite authors to submit original unpublished results to the peer review for publication and presentation, in the following topics of interest of the current symposium include (but not limited):
Linear, Non Linear ODEs, PDEs and FDEs
Free Boundary Value Problems
Singular Perturbation Problems
Spline function and its applications
Computational Fluid Dynamics
Non -Newtonian fluid dynamics
Models of Biophysical, Biomedical and Biochemical Sciences
Any Other Industrial Applications
40) Title of Symposium: Progress in modelling, simulation and testing of light-weight composite structures exposed to complex environmental conditions.
Organizers: Prof. GHERLONE Marco, Mr. SORRENTI Matteo, Prof. DI SCIUVA Marco, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Politecnico di Torino, Corso Duca degli Abruzzi 24, 10129 Torino, Italy and Prof. Jüri Majak Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia
Short description of the symposium: Light-weight composite structures are widely used in many engineering fields (aerospace, marine, automotive, energy, civil). Both in the design and operative phases, it is crucial to correctly predict and describe such structures' structural behaviour under the possible dynamic loads to guarantee the highest safety level.
The purpose of this symposium is to give a general outlook on the potential structural theories and numerical methods that could be used to describe the dynamic response and the failure criteria of light-weight composite structures such as multilayered composite and sandwich structures.
Topics of interest include, but not limited to:
- Structural modelling
- Finite Element Analysis
- Boundary Element Method
- Inverse Finite Element Method
- Probabilistic Finite Element Method
- Meshless methods
- Non-linear analysis
- Blast and impact loads
- Multilayered composite and sandwich structures
- Plate, beams and shell structures
- Functionally graded materials
- Failure criteria
- Damage detection
- Structural reliability analysis under random input data
- Multiobjective Structural optimization
- Design and analysis of experiments
41) Title: Geomatics Approaches for environmental surveying and monitoring
Organizers: Mangiameli Michele, Department of Civil Engineering and Architecture (DICAR), University of Catania, Viale Andrea Doria, 6, 95125 Catania, Italy
Mussumeci Giuseppe, Department of Civil Engineering and Architecture (DICAR), University of Catania, Viale Andrea Doria, 6, 95125 Catania, Italy
Muscato Giovanni, Department of Electrical, Electronics and Computer Engineering (DIEEI), University of Catania, Viale Andrea Doria, 6, 95125 Catania, Italy
Cappello Annalisa, Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia, Osservatorio Etneo, Catania, Italy
Costa Rosanna Maria Stefania, Department of Biological, Geological and Environmental Science, University of Catania, Orto Botanico, via A. Longo 19, 95125 Catania, Italy
Greco Filippo, Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia, Osservatorio Etneo, Catania, Italy
Guastella Dario, Department of Electrical, Electronics and Computer Engineering (DIEEI), University of Catania, Viale Andrea Doria, 6, 95125 Catania, Italy
This Symposium is dedicated to both classical and novel approaches used in Geomatics for surveying and monitoring the environment, as well as to assess natural hazards and risks. Geomatics approaches involve the use of laser scanners, UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) or UGVs (Unmanned Ground Vehicles), and satellite remote sensing technologies, also for an enhanced monitoring of mass transport in the Earth system. Particular attention will be given to the use of free and open source information technologies (GIS software, DBMS, photogrammetry, etc.) for the management of data acquired in the field. This session will allow attendees to review and share knowledge and experience about environmental monitoring and modelling, reinforcing the cooperation between applied mathematics, engineering, physics and Earth science.
42) Title: Models of Viruses at the Molecular or Cellular Levels
Organizers: Alexander Churkin, Department of Software Engineering, Sami Shamoon College of Engineering, Beer-Sheva 8410802, Israel
Danny Barash, Department of Computer Science, Ben-Gurion University, Beer-Sheva 8410501, Israel
Mathematical Modeling of viruses is becoming increasingly important. At the population level, much attention has been paid to compartmental epidemic models. To complement the population level, attention should also be paid to the cellular level and the molecular level. At the cellular level, viral dynamics describes the progression of viral infections within a host organism by tracking the spread of infection between cells within the host. At the molecular level, a virus has an RNA genome or a DNA genome. The RNA and DNA molecules have structure, giving rise to studying their structural properties to decipher key functional motifs.
Topics covered include:
- Viral dynamic differential equation models
- Multiscale models
- Modeling the structure of viruses (RNA/DNA)
43) Title: VIII Mini symposium on symmetry methods and their applications to differential equations
Organizers: Maria Santos Bruzón, Maria Luz Gandarias, 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, 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 and Rita Tracinà, Dipartimento di Matematica e Informatica, University of Catania, Italy
Many physical phenomena in science and engineering are modelled by nonlinear differential equations. There is no doubt that Lie symmetry methods are one of the most effective set of techniques to find exact solutions of such nonlinear differential equations. They have been used by several scientists and applied to various nonlinear models in physics, biology, engineering, economics, etc.
The Lie symmetry methods identify and extend the concept of symmetry, produce an effective method of symmetry applications in difficult situations, give accurate statement of problems and in many cases show a possible way for finding their solutions.
The aim of this mini-symposium is to emphasize the applications of Lie symmetry methods to search for exact solutions of nonlinear models and to show recent progress of theoretic tools in Lie symmetry methods related to the study of nonlinear differential equations.
44) Title: 2nd International Symposium on the Mathematics of Neuroscience and Engineering
Organizers: Professor Dan V. Nicolau Jr, Dr Ruairidh McLennan Battleday, Department of Computer Science, Princeton University
The mathematics of an age has always shaped its understanding of the brain, from Pythagoras, to Descartes, Leibniz, and on. Our present situation, however, differs substantially---we begin to have too many frameworks to systematically apply. For this symposium, we invite submissions that consider how different mathematics can illuminate different aspects of the biological and cognitive behaviours of intelligent agents. By conducting such an exploratory census, we hope to glean which the most promising approaches are. By discussing these with experimental neuroscientists, we hope to create new programmes of applying them to the brain.
45) Title: Advanced multiphysics multiscale simulations for design of mechanical systems
Organizers : Elisabeth Lacazedieu, Professor at the EPF Engineering School, Head of the Mechanics and Material EPF research axis, Researcher at the ENS Paris Saclay Mechanics and Technology Laboratory
Mustapha Benaouicha, PhD, Head of Research and Innovation at SEGULA TECHNOLOGIES, Researcher at the Cherbourg University Laboratory of Applied Sciences (LUSAC) of Normandie University
Several applications are considered especially for durability, safety and efficiency purposes. Improvement for human being and environment preservation is the main goal. New advanced developments are proposed in order to tend to real scale, reduce standard modeling errors and finally be able to provide a new generation of technological products.
The proposed symposium incorporates three parts:
1. bias reduction through data hybridation for mechanical model enrichment;
2. real time through model reduction;
3. high-fidelity model improvement through space and time scale transfer modeling.
A large community of partners will be invited to take part to this event. Several academic and industrial teams will be involved. European and international laboratories will contribute
46) Title: The 6th Symposium on 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.
47) Title: Numerical Methods for Static and Dynamic Analysis of New and Existing Structures in Seismic Areas: Design and Performance Evaluation
Organizers: Prof. Rosario Montuori, Prof. Elide Nastri, Dr. Alessandro Pisapia, University of Salerno, Italy
The aim of the symposium is to provide and compare the most recent research works in the fields seismic and structural engineering. For new constructions, the attention is devoted to improving the seismic design rules to achieve the global collapse mechanisms under earthquakes. Conversely, in the case of existing buildings, only designed for gravity loads, retrofitting interventions are required to prevent a sudden collapse during major earthquakes and to prevent non-structural damages during minor earthquakes.
In this symposium the most advanced analysis techniques to investigate the performance of new and existing constructions made of reinforced concrete, masonry, steel, aluminium and timber are presented and discussed. The papers can include laboratory and field tests or methods of computation and field observation of structural behavior. As a conclusion, the session will provide new tools and perspectives in the field of Civil Structural Engineering to researchers and designers.
48) Title: Numerical mathematics and High Performance Computing in Engineering and Environmental Sciences
Organizer: Martin Cermak, Head of Department of Mathematics at the Faculty of Civil Engineering at VSB – Technical University of Ostrava, Czech Republic.
The symposium, organized by Assoc. Prof. Martin Cermak (Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Civil Engineering) is focused on 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.), numerical simulation of DEM (transport processes, processing technologies, particle size distributions, 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 mathematics in connection with high performance computing. Also human aspects are important.
49) Title: Optimization: theory, numerical methods, and applications to real life
Organizers: Ricardo Almeida and Natália Martins, CIDMA, Department of Mathematics, University of Aveiro, Portugal
The aim of this session is to present recent advances in Optimization. We are interested in its different approaches: theoretical, numerical analysis or applications of optimization techniques to real life. Potential topics include, but are not limited to: Optimization, Numerical Mathematics, Optimal Control, Calculus of Variations, Mathematical Modeling, Dynamical Systems, Applications to Physics, Biology, Medicine and Robotics.
50) Title: Statistics and Modelling
Organizer: Milan Stehlik, Department of Applied Statistics and Linz Institute of Technology, Johannes Kepler University in Linz, Austria, Department of Statistics, University of Valparaiso, Valparaiso, Chile
In this session we will discuss challenges of statistics, modelling and applied probability with the applications.
All areas of Statistical; probabilistic and Stochastic Modelling are addressed.
51) Title: Symposium on New Results in Fractional Calculus 2021
Organizers: Prof. Guo-Cheng Wu, Data Recover Key Laboratory of Sichuan Province, Neijiang Normal University, Neijiang 641100, China
Dr. Babak Shiri, Data Recover Key Laboratory of Sichuan Province, Neijiang Normal University, Neijiang 641100, China
This symposium is devoted to new results in fractional calculus. It welcomes students and researchers to share new ideas and have further cooperation on, but not limited to the following topics:
Inverse problems of fractional differential equations;
New fractional derivatives and numerical methods;
Discrete fractional calculus;
Fractional calculus for image processing.
52) Title: Advanced Composite Materials for Strengthening of New and Existing Structures
Organizers: Dr. Simone Spagnuolo, Researcher at University of Rome Tor Vergata, Dept. of Civil Engineering and Computer Science Engineering (DICII) – Via del Politecnico n.1, 00133, Rome, Italy.
Link: 1) Researchgate https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Simone-Spagnuolo 2) Scopus https://www.scopus.com/authid/detail.uri?authorId=57190337058 3) Orcid https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6480-4399
Dr. Jacopo Donnini, Researcher at Università Politecnica delle Marche , Dept of Materials, Environmental Sciences and Urban Planning (SIMAU) – Ancona, Italy.
Link: 1) Researchgate https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Jacopo-Donnini 2) Scopus https://www.scopus.com/authid/detail.uri?authorId=56267740800 3) Orcid https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4330-0965
Short description of the Session:
In the last years, the use of advanced composite materials in the construction industry has grown significantly. The main advantages over steel and other conventional materials are due to the high strength/weight ratio, the ease of installation and high durability. Although the applicability of these materials is verified by more than fifteen years of field applications and experimental investigations, many engineers and contractors still hesitate in taking their full advantages.
This symposium aims to encourage the interaction between researchers, practitioners and engineers in order to spread knowledge and to develop best practices on the use of advanced composite materials for applications on both new and existing structures.
Topics of interest, with regards to experimental investigation, field application and analytical/numerical modelling, include the following materials:
- FRP bars for internal reinforcement;
- Innovative rehabilitation and strengthening techniques with composite materials;
53) Title: New trends in existence and regularity of nonlinear PDE
Organizer: Salvatore D'Asero, Dipartimento di Matematica e Informatica, University of Catania, Italy, Viale Andrea Doria 6, 95125 Catania, Italy
- nonlinear elliptic equations and systems
- noncoercive problems
- existence of solutions with nonregular data
- regularity properties of solutions
- parabolic equations
- asymptotic behavior, blow-up, decay estimates
- higher order equations
- variational methods for second-order elliptic equations
- abstract critical point theory
- partial differential equations, initial value and time-dependent initial-boundary value problems
54) 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, 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
The session is dedicated to works on the topic in fluid mechanics, optimization and flow control for aerospace and other related fields. Extended abstracts will be published in a Special Volume of the world- renowned AIP Conference Proceedings, which is included in the leading databases of scientific & engineering literature including, ISI Web of Knowledge, MathSciNet, Scopus, Scirus, Google Scholar.
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 aerothermodynamic analysis of space mission vehicles
CFD analysis on rotors (propeller, wind turbine, helicopter)
Rotational and 3-D effects on rotor blades
Structural-response / Aeroservoelasticity analysis
Computation of classes of models based on the experimental data
Combustion analysis, strength and vibration
- Composite materials
55) Title: 3rd Mini-Symposium on Particle-Based Multi-Scale Analysis
Organizer: Prof. habil. dr. R. Kačianauskas, Department of Applied Mechanics, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Saulėtekio al. 11, 10223 Vilnius, Lithuania, phone: +370 274 4853
Mini-Symposium "3rd Mini-Symposium on Particle-based Multi-scale Analyses“, which is a part of the widely recognized ICNAAM 2021 Conference, will occur on 20-26 September 2021, in Sheraton Hotel, Rhodes, Greece.
The aim of the mini-symposium – exchange ideas on particle-based methods bridging different scales and disciplines.
A few topics are listed below, but other contributions are equally welcome:
Conceptual developments in the DEM and other alternative approaches
Simulation of granular flow
Deformation and fracture of solids
Particles in fluids and multiphysical environments
Modelling of mixtures and composites
Modelling of biomaterials
Novel models for particle interaction
Computational and visualisation technologies
In a case of the extension of COVID-crisis, the ICNAAM 2021 Conference will support virtual participation and virtual symposium hosting.
56) Title: 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.
57) Title: Fractional differential equations and applications
Organizers: M.Manuela Rodrigues and Nelson Vieira, CIDMA, Department of Mathematics, University of Aveiro, Portugal
Description: In the last decades, the interest in fractional calculus increased substantially. This fact is due to on the one hand different problems that can be considered in the framework of fractional derivatives like, for example, in optics and quantum mechanics, and on another hand, fractional calculus gives us a new degree of freedom that can be used for more complete characterization of an object or as an additional encoding parameter. In particular, the interest in fractional differential equations has increased considerably due essentially to the wide range of applications. These equations are used mostly to model processes in the fields of engineering, viscoelastic
List of Topics of Interest: Ordinary/Partial fractional differential equations; Equations from mathematical-physics; Boundary value problems; Fundamental solutions; Eigenfunctions and eigenvalues; Fractional calculus in higher dimensions; Special functions in the context of fractional calculus.
58) Title: Stochastic Simulation for the Assessment and Mitigation of Risk
ORGANIZER: David Fernando Muñoz, Department of Industrial & Operations Engineering, Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México, Río Hondo #1, Mexico City, Mexico, (52-55)56284118
59) Title: The Fifth Symposium on Methods of Nonlinear Mathematical Physics
Organizer: PhD, Sc. Dr., Professor Nikolay A. Kudryashov, National Research Nuclear University MEPhI (Moscow Engineering Physics Institute), Moscow, Russian Federation.
This Symposium on Methods of Nonlinear Mathematical Physics focuses on analytical methods for investigation of both nonlinear partial and ordinary differential equations including certain mathematical models. We invite scientists developing and applying methods of nonlinear mathematical physics.
Topics of interest include, but not limited to:
analytical solutions of nonlinear differential equations;
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.
60) Title: Asymptotic analysis and homogenization of PDEs
Organizer: Prof. Giuseppe Cardone, Department of Engineering, Università del Sannio, Corso Garibaldi, 107, 82100 Benevento, Italy.
Short description of Symposium:
The aim of this symposium is to discuss new developments in the field of asymptotic analysis and homogenization theory and their applications, to develop novel approaches for the multiscale analysis of complex phenomena and/or to apply asymptotic methods and to improve current state-of-the-art research in the study of PDEs. Such theories allow the studying of several interesting physical problems which arise in the mathematical modelling of real-world phenomena described by partial differential equations with singular dependence on a small parameter. This involves both a classical singular perturbation theory concerning, for instance, the equations with a small parameter at a higher derivative, and also, the homogenization theory, in which the problems usually involve some close space perturbations. The main aim is to understand the dependence of the solutions on small parameters; there are often various interesting phenomena hidden in the behavior of the solutions. The final asymptotic results are also important from the perspective of numerical applications since the asymptotic analysis is used to build numerical methods to approximate the solutions. The considered problems are motivated not only by a pure fundamental mathematical interest but also by important applications in different fields of physics: material science, mechanics of composite media, semiconductor physics, optics, acoustics, elasticity theory, fluid mechanics, and more.
61) Title. “Advanced methods of theoretical and applied mechanics oriented to civil and industrial applications.”
Organizers: Eng. Gabriele Milani, PhD, Full Professor of Solid Mechanics, Dept Architecture, Built Environment and Construction Engineering (ABC), Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy. Eng. Roberto Fedele, PhD, Associate Professor of Solid Mechanics, Dept of Civil and Environmental Engineering (DICA), Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy. Eng. Nicola Cefis, PhD, Lecturer of Structural Mechanics and design, Dept of Civil and Environmental Engineering (DICA), Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy.
This MS aims at favoring a fruitful debate between the academy and the engineering community on advanced theoretical and computational methods utilized in several fields of mechanics. Contributions to this MS are welcome, investigating by variational or any other analytical method as well as through numerical simulations nonlinear mechanical phenomena, thus contributing to filling the gap between the academy and the engineering practice. In particular, as an indicative list absolutely not exhaustive, the following topics are included in the MS: formulation of higher order gradient structural theories, homogenization of heterogeneous structures, coupling between chemical processes and thermomechanical response of materials and structures, mathematical and stochastic methods for calibration/validation of predictive tools, structural monitoring and diagnostics, heat transmission problems.
62) Title: Mechatronics: The Foot Prints of Applied Mathematics and Numerical Analysis
Organizers: Hamid Reza Mirdamadi (PhD), Associate professor of Dynamic and Mechatronic Systems, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Isfahan University of Technology
Short description of proposed symposium:
63) Title: Note on the inductive proof for Fermat Last Theorem via the cardinality of integer solutions (triples) of an+bn=cn Part I.: Brief history and simple relations
Organizers: Sandor Kristyan, Institute of Materials and Environmental Chemistry, Research Centre for Natural Sciences, Eötvös Loránd Research Network (ELKH), H-1117 Budapest, Magyar Tudósok körútja 2, Hungary
64) Title: Note on the inductive proof for Fermat Last Theorem via the cardinality of integer solutions (triples) of an+bn=cn Part II.: Cardinality
Organizers: Sandor Kristyan, Institute of Materials and Environmental Chemistry, Research Centre for Natural Sciences, Eötvös Loránd Research Network (ELKH), H-1117 Budapest, Magyar Tudósok körútja 2, Hungary
65) Title: Applied Mathematics for interdisciplinary problems of clean energy production from wastes
Organizers: Vladislav N. Kovalnogov and T.E. Simos, Laboratory of Applied Mathematics for Solving Interdisciplinary Problems of Energy Production, Ulyanovsk State Technical University, Ulyanovsk, Severny Venetz street 32, 432027, Russian Federation
The symposium will be focused on the creation, research, verification, and development of a digital platform of complex interdisciplinary models of quantum chemistry, heat and mass transfer and gas dynamics of reacting flows, effective mathematical methods of hybrid and soft calculations, as well as hardware and software for implementing a computational experiment in the application for designing digital twins of environmentally friendly energy production technologies.
66) Title: Recent Trends in Special Functions and Analysis of Differential Equations
Organizers: Praveen Agarwal, Professor Department of Mathematics Anand International College of Engineering, Jaipur-303012, India, Shilpi Jain, Associate Professor Department of Mathematics Poornima College of Engineering, Jaipur-302022, India
In recent years, various families of special functions such as those named after Gamma, Beta, and hypergeometric functions have been found to be remarkably important, due mainly to their demonstrated applications in numerous diverse and widespread areas of the mathematical, physical, chemical, engineering, and statistical sciences. Many of these special functions are used as useful tools for solving ordinary and partial differential equations, as well as integral, differintegral, and integrodifferential equations, fractional-calculus analogues and extensions of each of these equations, and various other problems involving special functions in mathematical physics and applied mathematics.
This Minisymposia aims to provide a forum for researchers and scientists to communicate their recent developments and to present recent results in theory and applications of partial differential equations. Original research papers and review articles focused on the fields of the construction and investigation of solutions to both well-posed and ill-posed boundary value problems for partial differential equations - as well as their related applications-are welcomed.
Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:
Fractional-order ordinary differential equation (ODEs) and partial differential equations (PDEs) involving special functions and their applications
Fractional-order integrals and fractional-order derivatives associated with special functions of mathematical physics and applied mathematics
Problems involving positive operators associated with special functions with classical and nonclassical boundary conditions
New methods in theory and applications of PDEs
Stochastic PDE models and applications
Computational methods in PDEs
67) Title: Numerical Methods for Differential Models and Simulations
Organizer: Gabriella Bretti, Istituto per le Applicazioni del Calcolo “M. Picone” – CNR, Via Taurini 19, 00185
Differential models, numerical methods and computer simulations are playing an increasingly important role in applied sciences. Indeed, most of the differential models inspired by real world applications have no analytical solutions. Then, the development of numerical methods and efficient simulation algorithms have a key role in the computation of the solutions to such problems. The main goal of the Session is to establish an exchange between scholars expert in numerical analysis and efficient computational algorithms for the simulation of differential models.
68) Title: Assessment, repairing, rehabilitation and strengthening of existing constructions under earthquakes.
Organizers: Antonio Formisano, University of Naples Federico II, Piazzale Tecchio 80, Naples, Italy, Francesco Clementi, Polytechnic University of Marche, Via Brecce Bianche, Ancona, Italy, Gabriele Milani, Technical University of Milan, Piazza Leonardo da Vinci 32, Milan, Italy, Francesco Fabbrocino, Pegaso University, Business Centre – F2 block, Naples, Italy
A large number of buildings not designed to resist seismic loading are located in earthquake prone regions. If seismic assessment of such structures is not done, in the near future they will potentially suffer significant damage due to the effects of earthquakes causing casualties and economic disruption. Thus, at present, seismic assessment and retrofitting of existing buildings is a major challenge which requires the use of realistic structural analysis techniques and practical and effective strengthening solutions. From one hand, impressive advancements have been made in the last decades to investigate and improve the seismic response of structures. Recent technological developments have enabled researchers to develop numerical and analytical models of increasing complexity, whose interaction with new digital representation and acquisition tools present new perspectives and challenges. From the other hand, the selection of seismic retrofitting depends on the horizontal and vertical load resisting system of the structure and the type of materials used for parent construction. The understanding of the mode of failure, structural behaviour and weak and strong design aspects as derived from the earthquake damage surveys exercise considerable influence on the selection of retrofitting methods of buildings. So, local or global interventions can be used to eliminate the criticalities of single structural elements or to upgrade/retrofit the behaviour of constructions under earthquakes, respectively.
In this mini symposium focused on the seismic analysis, assessment, and retrofit of existing constructions, original research papers, case studies and state-of-the-art reviews from both researchers and practitioners are welcome. Covered topics may include, but are not limited to, literature review, mechanical characterization through destructive and non-destructive tests, numerical simulation of structures, simplified and detailed modelling tools and analysis methods, performance assessment of non-structural components, comparison among standard codes, seismic losses, repairing and consolidation strategies, local interventions, upgrading and retrofitting techniques, cost-effectiveness analysis, sustainable retrofit approaches, integrated seismic-energy interventions.
69) Title: Combinatorics and its applications
Organizers: Paola Bonacini, Dipartimento di Matematica e Informatica dell'Università di Catania, Viale A. Doria 6, 95125, Catania, Lucia Marino, Dipartimento di Matematica e Informatica dell'Università di Catania, Viale A. Doria 6, 95125, Catania, Italy
In the last 10 years, combinatorial design theory has been characterized by an extremely rapid development, and we have seen an increase in the number of articles on graph theory and its applications. So, the symposium, organized in virtual format, is devoted to the discussion of developments and applications of all the research topics related to combinatorics.
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to the following:
- Graph theory
- Combinatorial design theory
- Graph decompositions
- Graph coloring
- Hypergraph theory
- Applications to applied sciences