Sessions - Minisymposia

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

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

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

After the approval, the organizer will be the person responsible for the selection of the papers. The papers must be sent to the ICNAAM Secretariat until 16 July 2018. In the Proceedings of ICNAAM 2018 the Sessions-Workshops and Minisymposia will lie in a separate section of the Volume with a Preface created by the organizer. Occasionally, the organizer must inform us about the participation of his/her Session. If a Session consists of at least 6 registrations, the organizer will be granted free registration for ICNAAM 2018. If a Symposium consists of at least 10 registrations, the organizer will be granted free registration and have a part of the accomodation expenses covered.

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





1) Title: The 13th International Symposium on Numerical Analysis of Fluid Flows, Heat and Mass Transfer - Numerical Fluids 2018

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

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

Topics of interest include, but not limited to:

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


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

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



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



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

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 Fifth Symposium on Approximation of Curves and Surfaces will be held within ICNAAM 2018 that will take place at  Sheraton Hotel in Rhodes-Greece, September 13-18, 2018.
Presentations will be for 30 minutes including questions. Extended abstract (3-4 pages) of papers presented at ACS 2018 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) 

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

Organizer: Dr. rer. nat. Claus-Peter Ruckemann, Leibniz Universitat Hannover and Westfalische Wilhelms-Universitat Munster (WWU) and North-German Supercomputing Alliance (HLRN), Germany



This Symposium on Advanced Computation and Information in Natural and Applied Sciences focusses on architectures and methods for high end computational and numerical applications. 
Up to date computing and information systems (software engineering, communication, and architectures) are an undispensable tool
for progress in various scientific fields. 
We invite scientists and engineers from academia and industry using and implementing computation and information systems, High Performance Computing, Cloud Computing, and Distributed Computing for scientific research, engineering, education, and future internet applications.
Authors are invited to submit original unpublished results which are not under review in any other conference or journal, to the peer review for publication and presentation, in the following, but not limited to, the following topic areas of this symposium.
  • Large scale and fast computation
  • Information and computing systems
  • Advanced software engineering, intelligent and autonomous systems
  • Software engineering for high end systems and applications
  • Supercomputing, High Performance Computing (HPC), Exascale
  • High End Computing (HEC), Cloud Computing, Grid Computing, distributed systems
  • Services computing
  • Database applications
  • Data processing
  • Efficient algorithms, Parallelisation of algorithms and applications
  • Integrated frameworks for computation and information
  • Big data, large scale data storage, management, and visualisation
  • Parallel algorithms, MPI, OpenMP, shared Memory
  • Optimisation, data structures and highly performance codes
  • Programming languages, tools for parallelisation
  • Advanced applications and algorithms
  • Computer science, natural sciences, geosciences, planetology
  • Archaeology, geoprocessing, spatial sciences
  • Life sciences, medical applications
  • Mathematical and numerical algorithms
  • Simulation and modelling, genetic algorithms
  • Scientific data processing
  • Advanced scientific computing
  • Computation frameworks and tools
  • Methodological and practical contributions
  • Knowledge-based systems, education, e-Learning, and e-Science
  • Legal informatics, technical-legal context, science and Open Access
  • Documentation, classification (UDC), resources, and evaluation context
  • Performance measurement
  • Energy consumption and management
  • Web services and performance
  • Applications and benchmarking
  • Networks and systems communications
  • Future Internet broadband services and applications
  • Resources and object certification, public key infrastructures
  • Data integrity
  • Privacy and anonymity
  • Networks/systems measurement, control and management, simulation and emulation
  • Quality of Service, Data, and Context (QoS / QoD / QoC), auditing, assessment, governance
  • e-Commerce, accounting, pricing and billing
  • Use of distributed compute and storage resources
  • Energy-aware mechanisms and energy-efficient technology for operation, control, and management
  • Configuration, reuse of software components
  • Resource allocation and management
  • System and data security; Communication visualisation
Deadline for submitting your fully formatted 4 page paper for peer review: May 4, 2018 (final date). Deadline for improved paper and sources: June 22, 2018 (final date). Other deadlines and relevant information, e.g., regarding registration, can be found in the section of Dates of Importance, at

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

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

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Intelligent systems and algorithms is a promising research field of modern computational intelligence concerned with the development of the next generation of intelligent systems and algorithms. Intelligent systems and algorithms are getting popular due to their capabilities in handling several real world complexities involving imprecision, uncertainty and vagueness. The symposium has the intention to provide a contribution to academics and practitioners. So, both fundamental and applied researches are considered relevant.
Extended abstracts will be published in a Special Volume of the world-renowned AIP Conference Proceedings. The American Institute of Physics (AIP) Conference Series is a very well known series of Conference Proceedings, which is included in the leading databases of scientific & engineering literature including, ISI Web of Knowledge, MathSciNet, Scopus, Scirus, Google Scholar, etc and in the past had been included in SCIE.
  • GeneticAlgorithms
  • Genetic Programming
  • Grammatical Evolution
  • Differential Evolution
  • Evolutionary Strategies
  • Hybrid and Distributed Algorithms
  • Fuzzy Logic, Expert Systems
  • Neural Networks
  • Multi-Agent Systems
  • Artificial Life
  • Chaos, Complexity, Fractals
  • SWARM Computing
  • Mathematical Optimization
  • Stochastic Optimization
  • Information technology, Image Processing, Computer Vision
  • Web Ontologies, Deductions, OWL, Adaptive E-learning
Best selected papers from ISA 2017 will be invited to be extended and subsequently sent for reviews and publishing for special issue in the following journals:
  • Intelligent Systems, IEEE International Journal.
  • Journal of Numerical Analysis, Industrial and Applied Mathematics (JNAIAM), which is the official journal of European Society of Computational Methods in Sciences and Engineering
  • Mathematical Methods in the Applied Sciences (Wiley & Sons)
Papers in the form of extended abstracts, max. 4 pages according to the AIP template, should be sent to
Paper submission deadline 10 June 2018
We note that our policy for the publication of more than one papers is the following: For one paper: 300 EUR / For two papers: 450 EUR


6) Title: 3rd Symposium on Mathematical Modeling and Numerical Simulation of Physical and Chemical Phenomena in Porous Materials

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



Porous materials are a frequent subject of investigation in many areas of applied science and engineering, such as soil mechanics, rock mechanics, petroleum engineering, construction engineering, hydrogeology, geophysics or food science. The porous media analysis include, among others, natural (soils, rocks), artificial (concrete, ceramics) or biological materials (food products, wood). Physical and chemical phenomena occurring in porous materials can be described conveniently by mathematical modeling and subsequent numerical simulation of heat, mass and momentum transport and storage processes.
This symposium brings together mathematicians, computer scientists, physicists, chemists, biologists and engineers working in the field of modeling, simulation, characterization and assessment of physical and chemical phenomena in porous materials. The main topics involve but are not limited to:
  • Theoretical modeling of physical and chemical phenomena
  • Numerical simulations of transport and storage processes
  • Characterization of porous materials
  • Assessment of model parameters
  • Applications in applied science and engineering

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

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

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

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

Topics of interest include but not limited to:

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

8) Title: Statistics and Modelling

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



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


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

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

Organizer: Prof Abel Rouboa, University of Trás-os-Montes e ALto Douro, Science and Technology School, Engineering Department, 5001-801, Vila Real, Portugal, Tel : 00(351)259 350 356, Fax : 00(351)259 350 356



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

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

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



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

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

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



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

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

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



The main topics of the Symposium “APPT + MS” will be as follows:
  • Probability theory in the modeling of information systems
  • Stochastic processes in the modeling of information systems
  • Mathematical statistics in the modeling of information systems
  • Queuing theory
  • Discrete probabilistic models
  • Models of information security
  • Modern Tasks of Teletraffic Theory

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

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



Extended abstracts will be published in Conference Proceedings ( of the American Institute of Physics (AIP) and will be sent for main indexing institutions, e.g. ISI Web of Knowledge (Clarivate Analytics), Scopus, MathSciNet etc.
The best selected papers will be invited to be extended and subsequently sent for reviews and publishing for special issue in the following journals:
  • Journal of Numerical Analysis, Industrial and Applied Mathematics (JNAIAM), which is the official journal of European Society of Computational Methods in Sciences and Engineering
  • Mathematical Methods in the Applied Sciences (Wiley & Sons)
  • Intelligent Systems, IEEE International Journal
  • and to other relevant research journals (Springer, John Wiley, Elsevier,..)
Please, note that only one paper per author is preferred
Standard computational methods across many application fields require tessellation in 2D or 3D using triangular or tetrahedral meshes. Tessellation itself is computationally expensive especially in higher dimensions, the result of computation is again discrete, and physical phenomena are not smoothly interpolated. Meshfree methods are scalable for higher dimensions and offer smooth final representation. Meshfree methods lead to a solution of system of linear equations, in general. 
Meshfree approach is a hot topic in physical sciences and numerical mathematics
The workshop is intended to exploration of theoretical foundations and applicability of Meshfree methods especially based on Radial Basis Functions methods
Main topics (but not limited to):
  • Meshfree methods in engineering problems 
  • Meshfree methods and differential equations
  • Meshfree methods and GIS, CAD/CAM systems
  • Meshfree methods in theory and practice
  • Meshfree methods and computational and numerical issues
  • Meshfree interpolation and approximation methods and large data sets
  • Radial Basis Functions (RBF) in computer graphics, visualization etc.
  • Meshfree methods in image processing and computer vision
  • Meshfree methods and projective space
Submission via: (detailed information for submission is there)
Submission date: by June 10, 2018. 
Format (standard AIP): Extended abstracts format, max. 4 pages, details


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

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



The goal of the Symposium is to bring together all the researchers working in various fields of Mathematics, Mathematical Physics-Enginerings and related areas such as Analysis, Non-linear Analysis, Integral transforms, Number Theory, p-adic Analysis and Applied Algebra, Special Functions, q-analysis and Discrete Mathematics, Probability and Statistics, Mathematical Physics and their applications.

Our main aim is also to bring together theorical, numerical and apply analyst, number theorists, (quantum) physicist working in the areas of generating functions of the special numbers and polynomials and theirapplications

All of the participants will likely lead to significant uncover new connections on these fields which are special numbers and polynomials, and also the family of zeta functions and L-functions.


16) Title: Computational Bio- Imaging and Visualization

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



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

17) Title: Porous Media in Biosystems and Biotechnology

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



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

18) Title: Graphs

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



The symposium welcomes all researchers, as well as students, involved in Graph Theory. 
The topics of interest include, but not restricted to, the following:
  • scores in graphs and digraphs
  • Eulerian and Hamiltonian graphs and digraphs
  • planar graphs
  • graph factors and decompositions
  • graph colorings
  • extremal graphs
  • graph spectra
  • digraphs, tournaments and their generalizations
  • graph algorithms

19) Title: Operational Research and Applications

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



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

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

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

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a) Goals/motivation: numerical computation plays a vital role in different disciplines like applied mathematics and information systems, computer science, physics, biology, medicine, economy and engineering. This symposium is designed to exercise such multidisciplinary nature of numerical computation with the emphasis on recovery of multidimensional data (including 2D and 3D Data) obtained in various fields of science and technology.
b) Topics of importance: high accuracy measurements for trajectory and shape recovery, in human gait and motion restoration, facial expression description, intelligent video analysis and motion acquisition, image processing and biometrics, feature extraction, medical image processing, multi-resolution analysis, statistical and mathematical models, machine learning and classification and other missing information are vital to the analysis of the hidden structure not fully transparent from various noisy or noiseless data. The asymptotic behaviour of the proposed algorithms/schemes (e.g. interpolation, approximation or modelling via dynamical and PDEs systems) are also important aspects which are intended to be examined in this symposium. Not limited to the mentioned above topics, other papers on numeric, applied mathematics and information systems are welcome. In particular, the latter includes multidimensional analysis, computation in dynamical systems and modelling of risk in banking and insurance.
c) Symposium format: it is intended to consist of oral sessions run during 1-2 day(s) within September 25th-30th of 2017. The speakers will deliver the talks and possible software presentation in 20-30 minutes time intervals. Each co-chair will present at least one paper. If the number of accepted papers is large then some of them may be re-allocated to the poster session (if agreed with ICNAAM organizers). All accepted papers will be published in post ICNAAM’17 Conference prestigious AIP Proceedings (subject to the oral presentation by one of the paper’s co-authors).
d) Full affiliations: i) main chair: Prof. Ryszard Kozera, Faculty of Applied Informatics and Maths, Warsaw Uni. of Life Sciences – SGGW, Nowoursynowska str. 159, 02-776 Warsaw, Poland, also adjunct Associate Prof., School of Comp. Sc. and Software Eng., The Uni. of Western Australia, 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley, 6009, Perth, Australia. ii) co-chair: Dr Agnieszka Szczęsna, Institute of Informatics, Silesian Uni. of Technology, Akademicka str. 16, 44-100 Gliwice, Poland. iii) co-chair: Dr Artur Wiliński, Faculty of Applied Informatics and Maths, Warsaw Uni. of Life Sciences – SGGW, Nowoursynowska str. 159, 02-776 Warsaw, Poland.
3. Important Dates:
Early registration expiry date (i.e. fees have been paid and a bank transaction receipt is succesfully sent to the fax (+35 726 910 803) of the Secretary of ICNAAM or a Visa-Master-American Express Card has been charged): 22 April, 2018.
Normal registration expiry date (i.e. fees have been paid and a bank transaction receipt is succesfully sent to the fax (+35 726 910 803) of the Secretary of ICNAAM or a Visa-Master-American Express Card has been charged): 10 June, 2018 .
Late registration expiry date (i.e. fees have been paid and a bank transaction receipt is succesfully sent to the fax (+35 726 910 803) of the Secretary of ICNAAM or a Visa-Master-American Express Card has been charged): 25 July, 2018 .
Submission of extended abstracts: 16 July, 2018. Please submit extended abstract to
Notification of acceptance: 22 July, 2018.
Submission of the source files of camera ready extended abstracts to American Institute of Physics (AIP Conference Proceedings): 1 August, 2018 – Final Date.
Submission of full papers for consideration for publication in the journals: 20 September 2018 – 31 January 2019.
4. AIP Proceedings Information:
a) Journal publications (JNAIAM, MMAS, AMIS) can be found under website:
b) All possible queries should be forwarded for the chair Symposium 20 (WNCDA).


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

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

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



The main purpose of the Section “Recent Advances in Numerical Methods and Simulations in Statics and Dynamics of Structures” is the presentation of new methods to analyse of safety and reliability of the structures under extreme loads as the earthquake and climatic loads (temperature, wind, snow, rain and others), terroristic attack (aircraft, missile, blast, fire and others) or technology accident (explosion, high temperature and others). The nonlinear material and geometric behaviour of structures is necessary consider during extreme loads. The risk the structure collapse is determined by the model and resistance uncertainties. The deterministic and probabilistic analysis of the structure failure during the extreme loading can be used. The probabilistic assessment gives us the most complex analysis of the acceptable level of risk. Recently, the theories of probability and statistics and reliability have provided the bases for modern structural design codes and specifications.
The main objectives of the Mini-symposium are developing:
  • The advanced methods and simulations of structure failure under extreme loads,
  • The nonlinear material and geometric  model of structures and the effective numerical methods,
  • The advances in the soil-base-structure or soil-fluid-structure interaction analysis under seismic loads, 
  • The experimental tests and the fluid simulation of the blast or extreme wind impact on  structures with various shape,
  • The optimisation of  the new composite materials or structure shape to have the higher safety of the structure under impact of extreme loads, 
  • The simulation probabilistic methods and the stochastic finite elements to probabilistic analysis of the structure resistance due to extreme loads,
  • The risk analysis of the structure failure using the fragility curves of the structural elements for various type of accident or extreme loads, 
  • The Reliability-Based Optimization procedures to consider of the effects of uncertainty by means of reliability, the applications involving optimal structural design for stochastic linear and nonlinear statics and dynamics. 
  • The experience from the experiment tests, modelling and simulations of the structure failure under extreme loads using the deterministic or probabilistic assessment are welcome.

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

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



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

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

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



The symposium will be devoted to the latest developments in statistical inference related to Copula’s models, Copula-based coefficients/tests and Markov´s processes. Special attention will be given to recent theoretical results and to prominent applications. 
Main topics:
  • Copula Models and Properties;
  • Statistical Inference in Copula Models;
  • Markov Models and Properties;
  • Statistical Inference in Markov Processes; 
  • Dependence Coefficients;
  • Copula Based Hypothesis Tests; 
  • Information Criteria for Markov Processes;
  • Copula Based Procedures with Applications;
  • Markov Processes Procedures with Applications