Sessions - Minisymposia

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

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

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

After the approval, the organizer will be the person responsible for the selection of the papers. The papers must be sent to the ICNAAM Secretariat until 20/7/2016. In the Proceedings of ICNAAM 2016 the Sessions-Workshops and Minisymposia will lie in a separate section of the Volume with a Preface created by the organizer. Occasionally, the organizer must inform us about the participation of his/her Session. If a Session consists of at least 6 registrations, the organizer will be granted free registration for ICNAAM 2016. If a Symposium consists of at least 10 registrations, the organizer will be granted free registration and have a part of the accomodation expenses covered.

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





1) Title: The 11th International Symposium on Numerical Analysis of Fluid Flows, Heat and Mass Transfer - Numerical Fluids 2016

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

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

Topics of interest include, but not limited to:

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



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

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


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

3) Title: Operational Research and Applications

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


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

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

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


The third Symposium on Approximation of Curves and Surfaces will be held within ICNAAM 2016 that will take place at  Rodos Palace Hotel in Rhodes-Greece, September 19-25, 2016. Presentations will be for 30 minutes including questions. All papers presented at ACS 2016 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) ​

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

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


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

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

6) Title: Fifth Symposium on Statistical Inference in Linear Models

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


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

The topics that have been selected include


  • estimation,
  • prediction and testing in linear models,
  • robustness of relevant statistical methods,
  • estimation of variance components appearing in linear models,
  • generalizations to nonlinear models,
  • design and analysis of experiments, including optimality and comparison of linear experiments.

In this Symposium, contribution in these areas, including procedures, applications, computational solutions, are welcome.

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

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


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

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

Topics of interest include but not limited to:

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

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

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


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

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

9) Title: Graphs

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


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

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

  • scores in graphs and digraphs
  • Eulerian and Hamiltonian graphs and digraphs
  • planar graphs
  • graph factors and decompositions
  • graph colorings
  • extremal graphs
  • graph spectra
  • digraphs, tournaments and their generalizations
  • graph algorithms

10) Title: Computational Bio- Imaging and Visualization

Organizers: Co-organizer (Principal Organizer), João Manuel R. S. Tavares, Instituto de Ciência e Inovação em Engenharia Mecânica e Engenharia Industrial, Faculdade de Engenharia, Universidade do Porto, Porto, Portugal, URL:, Phone: +351 22 508 1487 and Co-organizer, R. M. Natal Jorge, Instituto de Ciência e Inovação em Engenharia Mecânica e Engenharia Industrial, Faculdade de Engenharia, Universidade do Porto, Porto, Portugal, Phone: +351 22 508 1720


Extensive research has been performed concerning the imaging and visualization of structures in several different areas of science, such as in computer sciences, engineering, mathematics, physics and medicine. In fact, the more relevant applications can be found in medicine and related sciences. These applications can have different goals, including shape reconstruction, segmentation, motion and deformation analyses, registration, simulation, assisted diagnosis and enhanced visualization.
The main goal of the proposed Minisymposium is to bring together researchers involved in the related topics, which includes image acquisition, image segmentation, objects tracking, objects matching, shape reconstruction, motion and deformation analysis, medical imaging, scientific visualization and software development, in order to set the major lines of development for the near future.

The proposed Minisymposium will embrace researchers representing research fields related to Biomechanics, Computational Vision, Computer Graphics, Computational Mechanics, Mathematics, Medical Imaging, Scientific Visualization and Statistics, endeavours to make a contribution to achieving better solutions for bio- imaging and visualization, and attempts to establish a bridge between clinicians and researchers.

11) Title: Statistics and Modelling

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


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


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

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


Description of the non-equilibrium effects in reactive gas mixtures constitutes a grand challenge in physical-chemical gas-dynamics. Such processes are of great interest for the fields such as plasma physics, aerospace engineering, astrophysics, chemical engineering, etc. They require the development of sophisticated models and computational techniques to accurately simulate the diversity and complexity of non-equilibrium problems, and to effectively capture the wide range of relevant physical phenomena within these simulations.
This mini-symposium aims to provide a forum for specialists in reactive gas mixtures modeling and simulation, to identify and discuss, express and publish their expert views on current research, challenges in, and possible solutions for modeling of non-equilibrium processes, as well as developing the novel analytical and numerical methods for corresponding problems simulation, and address various issues in the areas of physical-chemical gas-dynamics. We hope that the mini-symposium eventually will contribute significantly to the knowledge in the field.
Specific topics include (but are not limited to):
  • Modeling of non-equilibrium processes in reactive gas mixtures
  • Kinetic and gas-dynamic approaches
  • Generalized Boltzmann equation
  • Boundary conditions and film growth simulation
  • Modeling of nucleation/condensation/coagulation
  • Quasi-chemical nucleation model
  • Asymptotic methods for deriving gas-dynamic equations from kinetic
  • Non-equilibrium and multiphysics
  • Novel approaches to combine different models in one problem solution
  • Challenging applications in industry and academia
  • Advanced numerical methods for solving non-equilibrium effects in reactive gas mixture problems
We cordially invite you to submit papers presenting the results of original research in the area of modeling and simulation of non-equilibrium processes. According the requirements of the main Conference, the papers in the form of extended abstracts (3-4 A4 pages) should be sent to sends e-mail) no later than 30 June, 2016

13) Title: Some Applications of KKM Theory in Nonlinear Analysis

Organizer: Professor Zoran D. Mitrović, University of Banja Luka, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, 78000 Banja Luka, Patre 5, Bosnia and Herzegovina


The symposium welcomes all researchers, as well as students, involved in KKM Theory. The aim of the proposed Symposium is to present different research studies on solving a number of problems of KKM theory. Authors are invited to submit original unpublished results which are not under review in any other conference or journal, to the peer review for publication and presentation, in the following topic areas of the symposium.
The topics of interest include, but not restricted to, the following:
  • Best approximations;
  • Simultaneous approximations;
  • Coupled best approximations;
  • Equilibrium problems (scalar and vector version);
  • Fixed point and coincidence theorems;
  • Generalized minimax inequality;
  • A matching theorem for open (closed) covers of convex sets;
  • Variational inequalities;
  • Mathematical economics;
  • Game theory;

14) Title: Recent Advances in Statistical Theory and Applications

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


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

15) Title: Safety of Critical Infrastructures

Organizers: Prof. Krzysztof Kołowrocki & Prof. Joanna Soszyńska-Budny, Department of Mathematics, Maritime University, Gdynia, Poland 


The aim of the symposium is to bring together all research and practical aspects of critical infrastructures and complex systems safety modelling, identification, prediction, optimization and strengthening. 
The symposium welcomes researchers, practitioners and students interested in analytical an simulation approaches to the following topics: 
  • Multistate Ageing System (MAS),
  • MAS Safety,
  • MAS Operation Process,
  • Complex System,
  • Complex System Inside Dependences, 
  • Complex System Outside Dependences,  
  • Critical Infrastructure (CI), 
  • CI Operation Process, 
  • CI Safety,
  • Climate-Whether Change Process (C-WCP), 
  • CI Resilience to C-WCP, 
  • CI Network Safety,
  • CI Network Degradation Cascading Effect, 
  • CI Network Resilience to C-WCP, 
  • CI Accident (CIA), 
  • CIA Consequences,
  • CIA Mitigation 
  • Strengthening CI Resilience to C-WCP,
  • Applications to CI in Various Industry Sectors. 

16) Title: Novel Approaches to Model Order Reduction and Data Assimilation Methods

Organizer: Prof. I. Michael Navon, Professor Emeritus, Department of Scientific Computing, Dirac Science Library Building, Room 483, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL 32306-4120, Cell:850-728-5409, Fax: (850) 644-0098, URLs:,, and Visiting Professor at Imperial College, Kensington, London,UK


The field of reduced order modeling is becoming attractive especially for its potential of drastically reducing the computational complexity of problems in data assimilation, inverse problems, uncertainty quantification, etc. Both intrusive and non-intrusive reduced order modeling methods for simulations  of fluid flows will be of interest as well as methodologies for parametric model reduction.
Link with inverse problems, strong and weak constraint robust methods of  data assimilation  along with Bayesian inverse problems will also be among  the main topics solicited.

17) Title: The International Symposium on Integral Equations and its Applications

Organizer: Assoc.Prof Dr.  Abdelaziz Mennouni,  Department of Mathematics, LTM, university of Banta, Algeria


Integral equations play an important role in science, applied mathematics, physics and engineering. Several papers have recently been published in this field. The aim of the this international symposium on integral equations and its applications is to contact researchers from all over the world related to any branch of integral equations, in order to  discuss the new numerical methods,  computational aspects and  problems simulation for solving difference equations.
Topics of interest include:
  • Linear integral equations 
  • Nonlinear integral equations
  • Boundary integral equations
  • Integro-differential equations
  • Fractional integral equations
  • Integral and integro-differential equation systems
  • Projections methods 
  • Spline and wavelets methods 
  • Quadrature rules 
  • Orthogonal polynomials 

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

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


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

19) Title: Mathematical Methods in Economics and Engineering

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


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

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

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


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

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

Organizer: Sandra Pinelas, Portugal


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

22) Title: Recent Trends in Approximation Theory

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


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


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

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


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

24) Title: 2nd Symposium on Computational Modeling and Experimental Assessment of Transport Processes in Porous Building Materials

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


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

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

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

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

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


The aim of the proposed Symposium is to present different research studies on solving a number of problems of practical importance including problems of creating and modeling of intelligent control systemsfor various technical objects, as well as physical, biologicaland socio-economic processes.
Authors are invited to submit original unpublished results which are not under review in any other conference or journal, to the peer review for publication and presentation, in the following topic areas of the symposium.
Topics of interest include, but not limited to:
  • Analytical and numerical methods for solving local and global boundary problems for nonlinear control systems of ordinary differential equations
  • Research and evaluation of attainability domains for controlled systems of ordinary differential equations
  • Terms of global and local controllability of nonlinear control systems
  • Building adaptive control for local and global boundary problems
  • Study of local and global boundary value problems on an infinite time interval and the problems of stabilization
  • Solving the control problems for distributed parameter systems
  • Solving the control problems for specific technical objects
  • Modeling of controlled physical, biological and socio-economic processes
  • Problems of optimization for control systems

27) Title: Mathematics Applied to Computer Science

Organizers: Jose C. Valverde, Department of Mathematics, University of Castilla-La Mancha, SPAIN and Silvia Martinez, Department of Mathematics, University of Castilla-La Mancha, SPAIN


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

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

Organizer: Dr IRFAN ANJUM MAGAMI, Associate Professor, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, 50603, Malaysia , Ph: +6-0379674463


Heat Transfer in Porous Medium is an important area of research for scientists and engineers alike, covering many interdisciplinary fields across vast number of applications such as geothermal heat extractions, nuclear reactor waste disposal, heat exchangers, electronic components, solar energy storage technology, exothermic reactions in packed bed reactors, storage of grains, food processing, and the spread of pollutants to name but few. This symposium should help researchers to showcase advances in the area of heat transfer in porous medium.
The topics covered can be broadly classified under following categories 
  • Numerical analysis of heat transfer in porous medium covering fundamentals as well as various coupled phenomenon and applicationsof following topics but not limited to
  • Natural/Mixed/Forced convection
  • Double diffusion
  • MHD flow
  • Conjugate heat transfer
  • Nanofluid
  • Newtonian/ Non-Newtonian flow
  • Multiphase flow
  • Saturated/Unsaturated Porous Media
  • Solution Techniques of governing equations in porous media
  • Advances in mathematical modeling of heat transfer in porous medium

29) Title: Advances in Analytical, Analytical Approximate, Numerical and Asymptotic Analysis of Sturm-Liouville Problems with the Applications in Engineering

Organizers: Prof. Dr. Safa Bozkurt Coskun, Civil Engineering Dept., Engineering  Faculty, Kocaeli Üniversity, Kocaeli/ TURKEY and Assist. Prof. Dr. Mehmet Tarik ATAY, Mechanical Engineering Dept., Engineering  Faculty, Abdullah Gul Üniversity, Sumer Campus, Kayseri/ TURKEY


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

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

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


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

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


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

32) Title: Multiscale-Multiphysics Approaches for Engineering Applications

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


Engineering applications often require the study of complex Multiphysics systems. In order to provide solutions for problems of industrial-environmental interest, methods that can capture the influence of all the different scales of composite phenomena must be developed. The goal of the symposium is to bring together industrial and environmental researcher and
practitioners, in order to discuss techniques that aim to solve this kind of heterogeneous problem in an highly efficient way. 
The topics of interest include, but are not restricted to, the following:
  • Eulerian-Lagrange Approaches
  • Multiphysics systems for environmental applications
  • Complex flows in industrial applications
  • Nano to Macro Scale
  • Phase change phenomena in industrial flows
  • Reacting Flows
  • Multiphysics systems in engineering
  • Scale Resolved Analysis
  • Turbulence in complex fluids

33) Title: Progress in Fractional Variational Problems 

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


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

34) Title: Fourth Symposium on Computational Mathematics and its Applications

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

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This Symposium will provide an opportunity for the interaction of engineers, mathematicians and scientists dealing with novel numerical solution of boundary value problems for both ordinary and partial differential equations. The applications of fractional calculus, spline functions and integral equations will be discussed. In addition, the numerical models and its application in engineering, industry, biology and environmental problems will be highlighted.
We will invite authors to submit original unpublished results to the peer review for publication and presentation, in the following topics of interest of the current symposium include (but not limited):
  • Fractional Calculus
  • Linear , Non Linear ODEs, PDEs and FDEs
  • Integral Equations 
  • Boundary Value Problems 
  • Spline function and its applications 
  • Models of Biophysical, Biomedical and Biochemical Sciences 

35) Title: Meshless Methods in Engineering and Computer Science

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

E-mail: Submission to:  subject: ICNAAM 2016

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 and result of computation is again discrete and physical phenomena are not smoothly interpolated. Meshless methods are scalable for higher dimensions and offer smooth final representation. Meshless methods lead to a solution of system of linear equations, in general. The applicability of meshless methods can be found in several areas. 
The goal of this session is  to explorate theoretical foundations and applicability of meshless methods in Engineering fields and Computer Science. Also start-up common reseach activity targeted to EU project applications.
Main topics (but not limited to):
  • Meshless methods in computer graphics, vizualization and computer vision
  • Meshless methods in engineering problems
  • Meshless methods - theory and practice
  • Meshless interpolation and approximation of large data sets
  • Radial Basis Functions (RBF) in computer graphics, visualization, image processing and computer vision
  • Meshless methods and projective space
Submission deadline: March 30, 2016 (to make an acceptance decission before Early bird date for conference fee payment)

36) Title: 6th Symposium on Distribution Theory, Estimation and Inference 

Organizers: Prof. Dr. Carlos A. Coelho1,  Prof. Dr. Filipe J. Marques1 and Prof. Dr. Wolf-Dieter Richter2

1 Mathematics Department and Center for Mathematics and its Applications, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
2 Institute of Mathematics, University of Rostock, Germany


The Symposium is aimed to deal with a broad range of  theoretical and applied questions occurring in statistical practice and concerning Distribution Theory, Estimation, and Inference, which may be considered as the three main cornerstones or building blocks of statistics. Others would say they rather intertwine themselves to make the essence of Statistics. Indeed, in one way or another they are ubiquitous in any research in statistics, either theoretical or applied.
They have always been essential parts of the fundamental bases of all aspects associated with statistical studies. In many inferential processes, new and important results on the exact, asymptotic, or near-exact distributions of the associated test statistics and parameter estimators have been applied with considerable success in multivariate analysis; linear, nonlinear, and mixed models; order statistics; and extreme value theory. Also, recent results in estimation, combined with other new results in distribution theory and inference, have made major contributions to a broad spectrum of statistical techniques.  (in Preface of the Special Issue of Journal of Statistical Theory and Practice on ‘Distribution Theory, Estimation and Inference’, Vol. 9, Issue 1, 2015.)
This Symposium will cover topics on Univariate and Multivariate Analysis, Linear and Nonlinear Models, Order Statistics and Extreme Value Theory, which are key areas where works on the study of the exact, asymptotic or near-exact distributions of the associated test statistics and parameter estimators, as well as all aspects related with Estimation and Inference (as, e.g. contour sets and generating functions), are fields of major importance.
Topics on Distribution Theory may cover areas as:
  • Symmetric distributions
  • Skewed distributions
  • Directional distributions
  • Limit distributions
  • Methods for constructing distributions
  • Simulation of distributions
  • Asymptotic  analysis of distributions
  • Estimation and Testing related issues

37) Title: Thermo-Diffusion in Solids

Organizer: Professor Dr. Ahmed S. El-Karamany , Department of Mathematical and Physical Sciences, University of Nizwa, Oman


Discussion of Thermo-diffusion in the frame of the coupled and several generalized thermoelasticity theories, in anisotropic and isotropic elastic, viscoelastic solids and porous media. Discussion of numerical methods of solving the problems in the indicated  fields.

38) Title: Stochastic Models: Methods and Applications

Organizers: Dr. Tuan Phung-Duc, Assistant Professor of Department of Mathematical and Computing Sciences, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan, Postal Address: Department of Mathematical and Computing Sciences, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Ookayama, Tokyo 152-8552, Japan. Website: and Dr. Ioannis Dimitriou, Lecturer of the Department of Mathematics, University of Patras, Greece, Postal Address: Department of Mathematics, University of Patras, 26500 Patras, Greece. Website:


The aim of this symposium is to promote research results in the development and analysis of stochastic models arising among others in communication systems, manufacturing, production, service operations, supply chain/inventory management, and biological systems. Its scope includes both methodological and computational advances. In particular, it aims to bring together researchers working both on the theoretical, algorithmic and computational aspects of the methods applied in stochastic models, and on the applications of such methods across a broad spectrum of research fields.
The topics include but not limited to the following.
  • Matrix analytic methods
  • Queueing Models and scheduling disciplines
  • Markov Processes
  • Level-dependent structured Markov chains
  • Stochastic Biological Models
  • Performance Models for Telecommunications and Information Systems
  • Stochastic models for Power-Saving policies in communication systems
  • Performance models for call centers
  • Computational Methods
  • Supply chains
  • Stochastic models in manufacturing
  • Production and inventory management
  • Fluid and diffusion limits
  • Multidimensional Markov chains

39) Title: Second Symposium on :  Numerical Methods and Fundamental Research on Renewable Energy Conversion

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


This symposium presents a venue for a diverse population to join together in a non-partisan multi-disciplinary conversation and learning experience on Applied Mathematics in sustainability and renewable energy. The attendees will be ranged from students to highly professionals, and all interested professionals in the future of renewable energy.
This session covers various subjects: from new numerical methods and fundamental research until engineering applications to energy production and conversion. This annual meeting is a part of the International Conference of Numerical Analysis and Applied Mathematics (ICNAAM) and thus it is organized together with many other symposia on numerical analysis. This also offers a wider audience since ICNAAM is perhaps one of the biggest events in the field of numerical analysis involving hundreds of scientists from the whole world.

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

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


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

41) Title: Engineering Problems of Plasticity

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


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

42) Title: Matrix Equations: Theory and Applications

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


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

43) Title: Theoretical and Applied Challenges of Dynamical Systems

Organizer: Carla M.A. Pinto, Adjunct Professor, PhD, School of Engineering, Polytechnic of Porto, Department of Mathematics, Rua Dr António Bernardino de Almeida, 431 - 4200-072 - Porto - Portugal


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

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

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


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