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 22/7/2013. In the Proceedings of ICNAAM 2013 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 2013. 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: "8th Symposium on Numerical Analysis of Fluid Flow and Heat Transfer"

Organizer: Dr. Dia Zeidan, Department of Fundamental and Applied Sciences, Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, Malaysia


Since 2006 the symposium has served as annual forum for researchers working on understanding fluid dynamics and heat transfer. Our symposium covers various subjects: from new numerical methods and fundamental research until engineering applications.

Topics of interest of the current symposium include (but not limited):

  • numerical methods for fluid flows and heat transfer
  • multi-phase flows
  • nanofluids
  • microfluidics and nanofluidics
  • smart fluids
  • granular flow
  • non-Newtonian fluid dynamics
  • turbulence
  • free surface flows
  • population balance modeling
  • shock waves, combustion and explosions
  • biological flows
  • fluid-structure interactions
  • engineering applications of fluid dynamics and heat transfer

The URL address of the symposium and all other details can be found here.

2) Title: "Recent Advances in Theoretical Fluid Dynamics, Hydrodynamic Stability Theory, and Biological Fluid Mechanics"

Organizer: Prof. Jitesh S.B. Gajjar, School of Mathematics, University of  Manchester, Manchester, M13 9PL, UK


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The main aim of this meeting is to provide an opportunity for past and present colleagues and former students and  researchers, to meet and to  celebrate the unique contributions of Professor Frank T. Smith F.R.S. (University College, London) who will be turning 65 in 2013. This special meeting will focus on  new developments and research in the areas of laminar separation and triple-deck theory, hydrodynamic stability theory, numerical methods, biological fluid mechanics, theoretical fluid dynamics, mathematical modelling in the social sciences, areas in  which Professor Smith has worked on  and inspired many others to work on during the last 45 years.
Topic including, but not limited to:

  • Laminar Separation
  • Recent advances in triple-deck theory
  • Transition to turbulence
  • Hydrodynamic stability theory
  • Recent advances in the modelling of biological flows
  • Recent advances in modelling in the social sciences

3) Title: "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 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 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
  • Simulation and modelling, genetic algorithms
  • Scientific data processing
  • Advanced scientific computing
  • Computation frameworks and tools
  • Knowledge-based systems, education, e-Learning, and e-Science
  • Legal informatics, technical-legal context, science and Open Access
  • Documentation, classification (UDC), 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)
  • 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

4) Title: "Turbulent Flows: Modeling and Solution Algorithms"

Organizer: Assoc. Prof. Mine Caglar, Department of Mathematics, Koc University, Istanbul, Turkey


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The main goal of the meeting is to bring together leading scientists engaged in fundamental and applied aspects of turbulence theory.

Topics of Main Interest

  • Turbulent flows in the ocean
  • Turbulent reactive flow
  • Solution methods, modeling
  • Subgrid modeling in Large Eddy Simulation
  • Random velocity fields

5) Title: "3rd Symposium on Computer Langauges, Implementations, and Tools (SCLIT 2013)"

Organizer: Prof. Dr. Zoran Budimac, Univeristy of Novi Sad, Faculty of Sciences, Novi Sad, Serbia


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Research on programming languages is among the core and ‘classic’ disciplines of computer science. Today the term computer languages usually encompass not only programming languages but also all sorts of artificial languages for different purposes whose ‘sentences’ can be processed by a computer.

The aim of the symposium is to provide a forum for the dissemination of research accomplishments in areas that include all aspects of computer languages, their implementations, and related tools. The list of topics includes, but is not limited to the following:

  • Languages: theoretical aspects, programming languages of all paradigms, script languages, modeling languages, domain specific languages, graphical languages, markup languages, specification languages, transformation languages, agent-oriented languages, formal languages …
  • Implementations: theoretical aspects, compilers, interpreters, transformation systems, intermediate representations …
  • Tools: theoretical aspects, software metric, static analyzers…

6) Title: "The 2nd Symposium on Numerical Methods of Boundary Value Problems (BVPs): Analysis, Algorithms and Real World Applications"

Organizers: Prof. Dr. Ali Sayfy, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, American University of Sharjah, Sharjah - UAE, Tel: +971-6 515 2916, Fax: +971-6 515 2950 and Prof. Dr. Suheil Khoury, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, American University of Sharjah, Sharjah - UAE, Tel: +971-6 515 2916, Fax: +971-6 515 2950

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The aim of this Symposium is to cover research into the analysis and trends of development of novel methods for the numerical solution of boundary value problems for ordinary and partial differential equations. The ultimate objective is to have a thorough understanding of the field by giving an in-depth analysis of the numerical methods to demonstrate the methods and the theory.  The investigation can be targeted towards a wide variety of BVPs including the ones with boundary layers, with singularities, with delay and perturbed problems. The Symposium is intended to be directed to a broad spectrum of researchers into methods and algorithms for the numerical treatment of ODEs and PDEs throughout all branches of science and engineering.

BVPs are essential for modeling many physical phenomena. Emphasis will be on the implementation of numerical methods and algorithms in practice. Real world applications can include: chemical and biological phenomena; engineering such as fluid dynamics, electron magnetic, elasticity dynamics, material sciences, semiconductor analysis, plasma physics; financial industry; electronics; medicine; life sciences; etc.

The Symposium covers the following topics of interest for BVPs of ODEs and PDEs but is not limited to:

  • Stability and convergence of numerical methods
  • Finite element methods
  • Finite difference methods
  • Spectral, collocation and related methods
  • Computational methods for boundary and interior layers problems
  • Numerical methods for the solution of perturbed and singularly perturbed differential equations
  • Computational methods for boundary value problems with singularities
  • Computational methods for boundary value problems with delay
  • Variational methods for boundary value problems
  • Numerical methods in connection with engineering and other natural sciences
  • Numerical methods in mathematical finance

7) Title: "Boundary value Problems and Integral Equations with Applications"

Organizer: Prof. Dr. Pavel Krutitskii, Keldysh Institute for Applied Mathematics of Russian Academy of Sciences, Department 4, Miusskaya Sq. 4, Moscow 125047, Russia


The symposium is devoted to advances in analysis of both  boundary value problems and integral equations. Applications to practical problems in different fields of physics, mechanics, engineering will be discussed. Integral equation method is a constructive method for solving boundary value problems for differential equations.

It enables us to obtain integral representation for a solution of a boundary value problem, to reduce the problem to the integral equation, to study asymptotic behaviour of a solution, and to suggest a computational scheme for finding a numerical solution.

This general approach is applicable to practical problems in many applications such as acoustic scattering, electromagnetics, fluid dynamics, elasticity, thermodynamics, theoretical physics, nano-technology etc.

Other constructive methods for analysis of both boundary value problems and integral equations are included to this symposium as well, for instance, asymptotic methods, functional analytic methods, construction of explicit solutions, analysis of singularities of solutions, numerical methods.

Topics of the Symposium include:

  • Boundary value problems for differential equations
  • Integral equations
  • Asymptotic methods
  • Functional analytic methods
  • Construction of explicit solutions including the method of separation of variables
  • Analysis of singularities of solutions
  • Applications to physics, mechanics, engineering and problems in nano-technology.
  • Numerical methods

8) Title: "2nd Symposium on Metaheuristic and Numerical Analysis / Engineering Applications"

Organizers: Dr. S. Melih Nigdeli and Dr. Gebrail Bekdas, Department Civil Engineering, Istanbul University, 34320 Avcılar/Istanbul/Turkey Tel: +90 212 4737070; Fax: +90 212 4737176, Dr. Y. C. Toklu and Dr. B. Altan, Faculty of Engineering, Bayburt University, 69000 Bayburt / Turkey


Metaheuristic algorithms are inspired by observations from nature, sociology, physics, etc. Metaheuristic methods have proved to be very successful in solving optimization problems in engineering, science and technology. The aim of this symposium is to bring together all leading academicians working on applications of metaheuristic on numerical analysis and engineering.

The highlighted topics (but are not limited to) are:

  • Metaheuristic algorithms and applications
  • Evolutionary algorithms and applications
  • Fuzzy logic
  • Probability and statistics
  • Finite element method
  • Numerical methods in structural analysis
  • Numerical methods in mechanics
  • Numerical methods and optimization in management
  • Active and passive control applications
  • Structural and system dynamics
  • Optimization in engineering design and analysis
  • Optimization in construction management
  • Topology, shape, size, weight, cost minimization in all fields of engineering

All extended abstract must be prepared according to the guidelines of the Proceedings of ICNAAM 2013 ( The extended abstracts must be send via E-mail to the organizers until July 1, 2013.

9) Title: "The Second Symposium on Computer Science and Applied Mathematics (CSAM 2013)"

Organizers: Mr. Cheng-Lian Liu, Department of Electrical Engineering, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan, No. 101, Section 2, Kuang-Fu Road, Hsinchu 30013, Taiwan and Dr. Shu-Liang Sun, Department of Mathematics & Computer Science, Fuqing Branch of Fujian Normal University, Fuqing 350300, China.

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The second symposium on CSAM 2013 is a part of 11th International Conference of Numerical Analysis and Applied Mathematics 2013 (ICNAAM 2013) that will be held on September 21-27, 2013 in Rodos Palace Hotel, Rhodes, Greece (

Computer Science and Applied Mathematics Symposium focuses on new methods, technologies and applications of computer science and mathematics. The aim is to amalgamate some recent theoretical and empirical contributions that reflect current changes in technology and develop associations and interactions between ranges of disciplines.

Papers that address in Symposium on CSAM 2013 related to the following categories are welcomed. Some of key areas of focus are (but not limited):

  • Computational Mathematics
  • Computer & Network Security
  • Fuzzy logic & Fuzzy Set & ( Fuzzy ) Automata
  • Pattern Recognition
  • Soft Computing
  • Information Security & Cryptography
  • Electronic Commerce

Submission Information
The manuscripts should be submitted to the Symposium Chairs only by Email at: or Submitted paper should be in AIP (American Institute of Physics) format and should not exceed 4 pages.

The proceedings of the conference will be published in a Special Volume of the very famous AIP Conference Proceedings. The American Institute of Physics (AIP) is a very well known series of Conference Proceedings, which is included in the leading databases of scientific & engineering literature including INSPEC (an IEE product), Scitation, ISI Web of knowledge, MathSciNet, Scopus, Scirus, Google Scholar and so on. All accepted papers need to have a full registration to the conference.
More information can be found at:
Distinguished papers accepted and presented in the first symposium on CSAM 2013 will be considered for publication in a special issue of the following appropriate journals.
Information: An International Interdisciplinary Journal (SCI, ISSN: 1343-4500),

Important Dates
Deadline for Paper Submission: April 1, 2013
Paper Acceptance/Rejection Notification: May 20, 2013
Camera Ready Submission and Registration Due: June 20, 2013

Detailed information can be found here

10) 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


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

11) Title: "10-th Symposium on Clifford Analysis and Applications"

Organizers: Prof. Klaus Gürlebeck, Weimar (Germany) and Prof. Wolfgang Sprößig, Freiberg (Germany)

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Clifford analysis as refinement of harmonic analysis and generalization of the one-dimensional complex function theory plays an increasing role in different areas of mathematics, physics, computer science and engineering. The symposium aims to reflect the state of the art in pure and applied Clifford analysis and to give ideas for new developments.

We invite scientists and engineers working by means of quaternionic or Clifford analysis in

  • pure and applied Clifford analysis or in harmonic analysis
  • partial differential equations, boundary and initial value problems
  • approximation theory and numerical simulations
  • wavelets, with application in signal analysis and image processing as well as applications in numerical analysis
  • differential geometry, analysis on manifolds
  • practical applications in engineering sciences in general, in particular in applications in robotics and in classical mechanics
  • special functions
  • conformal and quasi-conformal mappings
  • combinatorics, number theory, graph theory

to contribute to the symposium.

12) Title: "1st Symposium on Computational Mathematics and its applications"

Organizers: Dr. Waheed k. Zahra (Egypt), Dr. M. A. Bek (Egypt) and Dr. M. Hekal (Egypt), Tanta University, Tanta, Egypt


This Symposium will provide an opportunity for the interaction of engineers, mathematicians and scientists dealing with novel numerical solution of boundary value problems for both ordinary and partial differential equations. The applications of fractional calculus, spline functions and integral equations will be discussed. In addition, the numerical models and its application in engineering, industry and environmental problems will be highlighted.
Authors are invited 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
  • Singular Perturbation Problems
  • Free Boundary Value Problems
  • Spline function and its applications
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Dynamical Systems
  • Non -Newtonian fluid dynamics
  • Multi-phase flow
  • Integral Equations
  • Mathematical Physics
  • Models of Biophysical, Biomedical and Biochemical Sciences
  • Any Other Industrial Applications

13) Title: "Algebraic and Numerical Analysis of Mixed Integer Nonlinear Optimization Problems: Modeling and Solution Approaches"

Organizer: Dr. M. Karimi-Nasab, Department of industrial engineering, Iran University of Science and Technology (IUST), Tehran, Iran


There are many different optimization problems in real world observations that can be analyzed by algebraic modeling. Among others, mixed integer programming (MIP) problems are the most widespread in modeling such cases. Then, one can develop efficient solution approaches for finding the optimal solution. The symposium mainly accepts contributions in the following areas:

  • algebraic modeling and analysis of MIP problems,
  • polyhedral analysis of the solution spaces,
  • optimality conditions of MIP problems,
  • feasibility searching methods,
  • local search algorithms for MIP problems,
  • linearization techniques,
  • computational complexity of the new MIP problems,
  • algebraic and numerical analysis along with development of (i) cutting plane, (ii) branch and bound, (iii) decomposition techniques, (iv) dynamic programming, (v) outer approximation, (vi) relaxation techniques, etc.,
  • applications in production, scheduling, transportation, facility location, network design, etc.,
  • other related contributions are welcomed.

14) Title: "Numerical Optimization and Applications"

Organizers: Prof. Dr. Ana Isabel Pereira, Instituto Politécnico de Braganca, Escola Superior de Tecnologia e Gestão - Gabinete 54, 5301-857 Bragança - Portugal and Prof. Dr. M. Fernanda P. Costa, Department of Mathematics and Applications,  University of Minho, Campus de Azurém, 4800-058 Guimarães, Portugal

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Numerical Optimization Session emphasizes modeling, theory and study of numerical algorithms for solving optimization problems. Because of the wide and growing use of optimization in science, engineering, economics, finance and industry, it is important to develop an understanding of optimization algorithms. Knowledge of the capabilities and limitations of these algorithms leads to a better understanding of their impact on various applications, and points the way to future research on improving and extending optimization algorithms and software. Our goal in this session is to give a description of the some powerful, techniques for solving continuous optimization problems.


15) Title: "Workshop on Isomathematics and its Applications"

Organizers: Christian Corda (Italy); Ascar K. Aringazin (Kazakhstan) and Richard Anderson (U. S. A.)



IsoMathematics can be defined as the isotopic (in the Greek sense of being "axiom-preserving") lifting of the 20th century mathematics defined on a numeric field of characteristic zero via:
1) The isotopic lifting of the left and right multiplicative unit 1 of 20th century mathematics into the most general possible left and right multiplicative unit U (an arbitrary number, function, matrix, operator, etc.) with a sufficiently smooth but otherwise unrestricted functional dependence on all needed local variables (such as time t, coordinates r, velocities v, density d, energy e, wavefunctions ψ, their derivatives ∂ψ, etc.) under the sole condition of being positive-definite, thus invertible

1 > 0 → U(t, r, v, d, e, ψ, ∂ψ, ...) = 1/T(t, r, v, d, e, ψ, ∂ψ, ...) > 0;

2) The joint isotopic lifting of the conventional 20th century associative product AB between generic quantities A, B (numbers, functions, matrices, operators, etc.) into the associative preserving form

AB → A∗B = ATB; under which

3) Under which U is indeed the left and right multiplicative unit at all levels

U∗A = A∗U = A for all elements A of the set considered.

IsoMathematics was conceived and mostly developed by the Italian American scientist Ruggero Maria Santilli (see his curriculum) in the late 1970s when he was at the Department of Mathematics of Harvard University under support by the U. S. Department of Energy. The studies on Santilli's IsoMathematics have then been continued by various mathematicians and physicists.

It is evident that the isotopic lifting of the basic multiplicative unit and of the related associative product require the systematic, step-by-step compatible lifting of the entire 20th century mathematics over a numeric field. Among rather vast studies done to date, we mention Santilli's invited talk at 2012 ICNAAM [1] and specialized studies on: isonumbers [2,-4]; isospaces [5]; isofunctional analysis [6]; isodifferential calculus [7]; iso-Lie theory [8,9]; iso-Hilbert spaces [10]; isotopology [11]; general review [12]; and independent review [13].

Santilli's Regular IsoMathematics can be easily constructed via a nonunitary transformation applied to the "totality" of quantities and their operations of 20th century mathematics. In fact, for any given isotopic unit U there exists a nonunitary transform WW+ = U ≠ I, under which

W 1 W+ = U, W (AB) U+ = A'∗B', A' = WAW+, B' = WBW+,

and the same lifting applies to derive all other quantities and operations of Regular IsoMathematics.

Santilli's Irregular IsoMathematics, by contrast, cannot any longer be constructed via nonunitary transforms of conventional mathematics and constitutes a truly new field of mathematics. As an illustration, the structure constants of Lie's theory are preserved under lifting to the Regular Lie-Santilli isotheory. However, in the transition to the Irregular Lie-Santilli isotheory, the structure constants become "structure functions" and, as such, they cannot any longer be constructed via nonunitary transforms of structure constants.

As predictable from its novelty, IsoMathematics has permitted intriguing new discoveries, such as the quantitative prediction and experimental verification of: anomalous frequency shifts of light within physical media without relative motion between the source and the observers, known as Santilli IsoShifts [14]; a new chemical species with bonds weaker than the valence, thus permitting new fuels without contaminants in the exhaust [15]; the Intermediate Controlled Nuclear Fusions without radiations [13]; and other basic advances (see the general review [16]).

As it is well known, 20th century mathematics provides an excellent representation of "exterior dynamical systems" (point particles and electromagnetic waves propagating in vacuum), since these systems do admit a local-differential topology. Santilli proposed IsoMathematics for the treatment of the broader "interior dynamical systems" (extended particles and electromagnetic waves propagating within physical media), because conventional mathematics is no longer applicable to the latter systems due to the emergency of nonlinear, nonlocal and non-Hamiltonian effects. Additionally, IsoMathematics is rendered necessary by the known No Reduction Theorems that prohibit a consistent reduction of interior dynamical systems to a finite number of isolated point-particles in vacuum.

Among examples in quantitative sciences ranging from Newtonian mechanics to biology, a clear illustration of the need for IsoMathematics is given by the synthesis of the neutron from a proton and an electron in the core of a star. Since the neutron is 0.874 MeV heavier than the sum of the rest energies of the proton and the electron, the use of conventional Hilbert spaces over a conventional field of complex number is "inapplicable" (and not "violated" because it was not conceived for that), In fact, Schrodinger's equation

H(r, p) ψ = [p2/m - V(r)] &psi' = E ψ

is physically consistent for all bound states having a "mass defect" or, equivalently, requiring a "negative binding energy," as it is the case for nuclear, atomic and molecular bound states. By contrast, the synthesis of the neutron from a proton and an electron would require a "positive binding energy," under which Schrodinger's equation no longer admits physically consistent solutions.

By contrast, the use of IsoMathematics, with particular reference to the Schrodinger-Santilli isoequation

W[H(r, p) ψ]W+ = H'(r, p) T(ψ', ∂ψ', ...) ψ' = E'ψ'

has permitted Santilli to achieve the "exact" relativistic representation of "all" characteristics of the neutron in its synthesis from a proton and an electron inside a star (and not just the representation of the neutron rest energy), with a corresponding exact relativistic representation achieved via the Dirac-Santilli isoequation (see the review [18]).

All participants, including auditors, are requested to have their participation approved by Prof. Christian Corda, or by Prof. A. Aringazin. Following their approval, participants are welcome to apply to the R. M. Santilli Foundation for financial support by contacting with their CV: Dr. Richard Anderson, Trustees, the R. M. Santilli Foundation, Email

Some of the open problems for which the Foundation has available research grants are: solution of isolinear differential equations; IsoNilpotency; representation of the Lie-Santilli isotheory; inclusion of exceptional algebras of the Tsagas unification of all simple Lie algebras of dimension N into one single Lie-Santilli isoalgebra with the same dimension; and other intriguing open mathematical problems.

All above quoted references are available on free pdf download from the link


16) Title: "Wavelets and Related Multiscale Methods"

Organizer: Prof. Dr. Eugene B. Postnikov, Head of the Theoretical Physics Department of the Research Center for Condensed Matter Physics & Professor at the General Physics Department, Kursk State University, Radishcheva st., 33. Kursk 305000, Russia.


The main aim of this meeting is to bring together specialists in both theory and application of multiscale harmonic analysis. The topics include but are not restricted by:

  • Wavelet bases and frames (construction, properties, etc.)
  • Applications of wavelet and other multiscale decompositions to computational problems
  • Modeling multiscale (fractal) structures and anomalous (multiscale self-similar) kinetics
  • Mathematical modeling and analysis biophysical (e.g. in acoustics, oscillating chemical reactions, neuroscience, etc.) signals with non-stationary multifrequent periodicity.

Thus, presentations of researchers developing mathematical basics of multiscale analysis as well as those, who apply these methods for practical computational applications are welcomed.

17) Title: "Statistics and Modelling IV"

Organizer: Dr. Milan Stehlík, Institut für angewandte Statistik, Freistädter Straße 315, A-4040 Linz, Austria


This session will address a recent developments in statistics and modelling. In particular also applications will be considered.

18) Title: "Sixth 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. 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.

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URL address of the Symposium:


19) Title: "Sequence Spaces, Summability and Applications"

Organizer: Prof. Dr. Ekrem Savas, Istanbul Ticaret(Commerce) University, Department of Mathematics, Uskudar-Istanbul/Turkey


The session will focus on Functional Analysis in the context of  Topological and Banach Sequence Spaces, especially related to Summability theory, Hausdorff Transformations, Probability Theory, and  Fourier Series.

20) Title: "3rd Symposium on Distribution Theory, Estimation and Inference"

Organizer: Prof. Dr. Carlos A. Coelho, Mathematics Department and Center for Mathematics and its Applications, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal


‘Distribution Theory’ is here taken in the sense it is used in the books “Kendall’s Advanced Theory of Statistics, Volume 1 - Distribution Theory” (2009, 6th ed.) by Alan Stuart and Keith Ord, or “Advances in Distribution Theory, Order Statistics and Inference”, edited by N. Balakrishnan, Enrique Castillo and Jose-Maria Sarabia, as the area in Statistics which deals with all aspects of the study of statistical distributions.

Multivariate Analysis, Linear and Nonlinear Models, Order Statistics and Extreme Value Theory 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 are fields of major importance. As such, this Symposium is open to contributions in all these related areas, as reflected in its title.

21) Title: "Phase Equilibria and Nucleation"

Organizer: Prof.Dr.Sci. Michael Anisimov, Professor of Technological Processes and Apparatuses Department at the Novosibirsk State Technical University, Nanoaerosol Lab Head, Technological Design Institute of Scientific Instrument Engineering SB RAS, 41 Russkaya Street, 630058 Novosibirsk, Russia


A Symposium Scope comprises:

  • The phase equilibrium calculations as well as a computer design of the metastable condition areas;
  • A semiempirical construction of the nucleation rate surfaces over the phase equilibrium diagrams;
  • The algorithms to design for metastable phase relaxation and phase equilibria calculations
  • The nucleation rate theories: progress and problems.

22) Title: "Second 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.

23) Title: "Mathematics Applied to Computer Science"

Organizer: Prof. Dr. Jose C. Valverde, Department of Mathematics, Institute of Applied Mathematics in Science and Engineering, 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:

  • Mathematical modeling of Computation
  • Discrete Networks Optimization
  • Combinatorics
  • Discrete Mathematics Applied to Computer Sciences
  • Fuzzy Theory with Applications
  • Theory of Computation
  • 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.

24) Title: "Shape Analysis and Image Processing"

Organizer: Dr. Giuliani Donatella, Scientific and Didactic Polo of Rimini – University of Bologna – Via Angherà 22 – Italy


The main goal of the proposed Minisymposium is to discuss numerical and analytical  models of biological and physical structures using computational, differential geometry or discrete differential geometry. The main application is the automatic analysis of geometric shapes, especially represented in digital form, in order to identify objects, to detect similarly shaped objects, to compare forms, to describe evolution, deformation or growth processes involving shape variations.  The main fields of applications concern Biology, Medical Imaging, Shape Analysis and Reconstruction, Computational Vision, Pattern Recognition, Image Processing, Mathematics, Mathematics applied to Computer Science, Statistics, etc.

The aim of this Minisymposium is to provide researchers of this area the opportunity to compare their results and discuss related problems in order to delineate trends and future prospects.


25) Title: "First Symposium on Pure and Applied Mathematics (2013)"

Organizer: Dr. Manish Kumar, Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics, Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani, Hyderabad Campus, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh - 500078, India. Phone Number (Office):  +91-40-66303-622. Web page:


Pure and Applied Mathematics Symposium focuses on all areas of mathematical sciences related to innovative theoretical development, methods, technologies and applications of computer science, and so forth. The aim is to amalgamate research in relevant interdisciplinary areas, and to provide a common link among mathematical, physical, computational, and life scientists, as well as engineers.


26) Title: "Methods and Software Tools for Processing Subjectivity and Inconsistency"

Organizer: Prof. Dr. Waldemar W. Koczkodaj, Computer Science, Laurentian University, 935 Ramsey Lk Rd, Sudbury, Ontario P3E 2C6, Canada, URL:


The main thrust of science has been more related to what we may consider quantitative data than to what we more often use in real life, qualitative data. We often consider such data as objective since we hope that they do not involve subjective judgment. However, objectivity is often illusive and there is, almost always, a ?fine line between objectivity and subjectivity. Say, we have a race horse (perhaps not so fast) and wish to sell it for $10,000. However, it is easy to imagine that a seller is making an offer of $9,999 for the horse would get it from us. Certainly, if we are prepared to accept $9,999 for our horse, why not $9,998? We can continue this process until we reach $0 which seems to be unacceptable price even if our horse is not so fast. So, what we really prepared to accept is highly dependent on our subjective judgment and in real life no number is carved in stone. Pairwise comparisons must have been used before numbers have been invented. We can easily envision that the stone age people weighted a fish in one hand with a bird in another hand to decide whether or not it is worth to exchange them as they might have been uneasy with only fish or only bird consumption every day. Ramon Llull, who with the 2001 discovery of his lost manuscripts Ars notandi, Ars eleccionis, and Alia ars eleccionis, was given credit for discovering the Borda count and Condorcet criterion (Llull winner) in the 13th century. Condorced published his voting method in 1785 in [Marquis(1785)] and the next formal use of pairwise comparisons is traced to Fechner in 1860 (see [Fechner(1860)]. It is also worth mentioning the modern time Saaty's contribution (see [Saaty(1977)]) and the introduction of inconsistency eigenvalue-based index. The distance-based inconsistency was introduced in [Koczkodaj(1993)].


27) Title: "Industrial Applications of Design of Experiments and Multiple Criteria Decision Making"

Organizer: Prof. Dr. Abbas S. Milani, Composites Research Network - Okanagan Node Director, School of Engineering, University of British Columbia | Okanagan, 3333 University Way, Kelowna, BC Canada V1V 1V7, Tel: 250.807.9652, Fax: 250.807.9850,


Minisymposium overview: Research and Development (R&D) departments in today’s modern industries aim at supplying premium quality products that can offer added performance value, lower weight, less environmental impact, decreased manufacturing and maintenance cost, increased durability and safety, and eventually higher customer satisfaction and global market competitiveness. In most complex design cases, a material/product selection process is closely tied to the expert knowledge for prioritizing design goals and objectives under which several products/materials’ mechanical, physical, electrical, and manufacturing properties along with cost should be compared concurrently. Accordingly, the presence of potential multiple conflicting criteria, as well as the large number of accessible options for a given application, necessitates the use of so-called Multiple Criteria Decision Making (MCDM) techniques. Articles in this minisymposium will cover fundamental aspects of DOE and MCDM for optimization of industrial processes.

Tutorial accompanying this minisymposium: As part of the same minisymposium, registered authors will be entitled to attend a tutorial session reviewing fundamental aspects of DOE and MCDM for engineering process optimization and material selection. Throughout the tutorial, several simple examples from engineering practice will be used to show the application of these powerful techniques. Participants will also have the chance to practice some real-world examples via the related software as the tutorial topics are covered.

28) Title: "Analytical Approaches for Complicated Nonlinear Equations"

Organizers: Dr. Hang XU, School of Naval Architecture, Ocean and Civil Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Ruth Mulan Chu Chao Building, No. 800 Dongchuan Road, Shanghai, China and Dr. Xiang-Cheng You, School of Petroleum Engineering, China University of Petroleum, Beijing 102249, China

Email: and

In the last decades, more and more attention has been paid to nonlinear problems of various types such as moving boundary problems, time delay problems, and fractional differential equations owing to their important and potential applications in science and engineering. Different from numerical techniques, analytical approaches can give explicit solutions to these problems, which could reflect the internal nature of the physical problems and provide easy-to-use explicit formulae for estimation of various physical quantities. We invite researchers to submit their up-to-date research work on various aspects of complicated nonlinear equations and their applications to other applied sciences by means of various analytical approaches. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • New theoretical researches on analytical techniques for all kinds of complicated nonlinear problems.
  • New applications of analytical approaches to moving boundary problems, time delay problems, fractional problems and so on.
  • Periodic or periodic-like solutions relating to nonlinear dynamics.
  • Linear or nonlinear problems with complicated initial/boundary conditions.
  • Applications of analytical approaches in partial differential equations.
  • Improvement of analytical approaches and their applications in science and engineering problems.
  • New applications of the Homotopy analysis method in science and engineering.

Contact details:
Dr. Hang XU, School of Naval Architecture, Ocean and Civil Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Ruth Mulan Chu Chao Building, No. 800 Dongchuan Road, Shanghai, P.R. China, Phone: +86-21-34204407, Fax:   +86-21-34207991


29) Title: "Geometric Methods for Integrable Systems and PDE with Applications to Engineering, Biology and Medicine"

Organizers: Dr. Magdalena Toda and Dr. Akif Ibragimov, Texas Tech University, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Lubbock, TX 70409-1042, USA


The symposium will present recent advances in mathematical research of non-linear PDE and their immediate or long-term applications to the diverse engineering fields, as well as biology and medicine.

30) Title: "1st Symposium on Problematic Soils"

Organizer: Prof. Dr. Mustafa Aytekin, Department of Civil Engineering and Architecture, University of Bahrain, Kingdom of Bahrain


There would be a symposium about problematic soils under the 11th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF NUMERICAL ANALYSIS AND APPLIED MATHEMATICS from now on.
The symposium will be held on September 21-27, 2013 in Rodos Palace Hotel, Rhodes, Greece (  It covers various subjects including; numerical methods (FEM, FDM, BEM, etc.), fundamental research findings, modeling of problematic soil behavior from laboratory and/or field observations. The symposium aims to provide an opportunity for dissemination of current practice on recent research and industry developments in the geotechnical engineering of problematic soils.

The symposium welcomes contributions from all areas related to geomorphology, engineering geology, geotechnical engineering (including modeling, laboratory and field assessment, footing design and remediation techniques), soil-structure interaction, building and infrastructure problems and others, associated with the many problematic soils encountered across the globe. Such soils have and continue to present challenges to engineers all over the world. The ultimate aim of this conference is to bring together experts from different disciplines and countries to provide a forum to exchange idea and discuss latest development.

Topics of interest of the current symposium includes (but not limited):

  • Peat and organic soils
  • Volcanic Soils
  • Expansive Soils
  • Collapsible Soils
  • Carbonate rich soils
  • Lateritic soils
  • Residual soils
  • Tailings
  • Deep fills
  • Dispersive soils
  • Unsaturated soils
  • Numerical modeling of behavior of problematic soils
  • Soil water characteristic curves (SWCC), or soil water retention curve (SWRC),
  • Stabilization of problematic soil (chemical and/or mechanical stabilization)
  • Foundation (including pavements) design on problematic soil

31) Title: "Mathematical Modeling and Numerical Analysis of Elastic Wave Propagation in Complex Solid Media"

Organizer: Dr. Dilbag Singh (PostDoc Fellow), Laboratoire d'Acoustique de l'Universite du Maine (LAUM), UMR CNRS 6613, Avenue Olivier Messiaen, 72 085 LE MANS Cedex 9, FRANCE, Tel : (33)/(0)2 43 83 37 97 (Office, LAUM), (33)/(0)6 68 13 14 40 (Mobile), Webpage:


This symposium will consist of original and new research ideas in the field of mathematical modeling and numerical analysis of elastic wave propagation techniques in complex solid media. Particularly, the interest will be on using elastic wave propagation techniques to characterize the media or understand the phenomena of wave propagation in complex solid media.

We aims at gathering specialists and experienced researchers in the field of Solid Mechanics for an in depth discussion of the many aspects covered by this branch of science and technology. Papers to be presented at the Symposium are expected to focus on fundamental and applied issues, including computational, theoretical and experimental contributions, if possible. These works will be drawing upon the various branches of engineering science and the allied areas within applied mathematics, and applied physics.

Thus, the symposium encompasses all aspects of the field from the more classical problems of wave propagation in complex solids and its numerical techniques.


32) Title: "Non-Newtonian Flow and Heat Transfer"

Organizer: Dr. Bikash Sahoo, Department of Mathematics, National Institute of Technology, Rourkela, Rourkela, Odisha-769008, INDIA, Tel. +91 661 246 2706(work), 3706(home), Fax +91 661 2461701


Aside from air and water, most of the fluids we encounter in physical and industrial processes are non-Newtonian. These fluids are widely used in industries such as chemicals, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, food, oil and gas. Despite of its immense industrial and practical applications, non-Newtonian flows are not fully explored due to the difficulties arising in the solution of resulting highly nonlinear differential equations, governing the flow. This symposium focuses on analytical solution and numerical simulations of non-Newtonian laminar and turbulent flows and heat transfer.  Mathematicians, scientists, engineers and fluid dynamists from academia and industries are cordially invited to submit their original results pertaining to following topics:

  • Analytical and numerical solution of non-Newtonian laminar flows
  • Heat transfer in non-Newtonian fluid
  • Numerical simulations of non-Newtonian turbulent flows

All extended abstract must be prepared according to the guidelines of the Proceedings of ICNAAM 2012 ( The extended abstracts must be sent by E-mail to the organizers on or before July 20, 2013. For further information one can visit the conference website,

33) Title: "Periodicity of chaotic solutions in Dynamical Systems"

Organizer: Prof. Dr. Marek Berezowski, Silesian University of Technology, Faculty of Applied Mathematics, 44-100 Gliwice, ul. Kaszubska 23, Poland


Many dynamical systems have a chaotic oscillations, because they are activated in a cyclic manner (with interval Tp). An example is a struck pendulum, whose period without interference is T. As a result in the bifurcation diagram we will see the chaotic windows at intervals Tp. Another example are chemical reactors with reverse-flow, where concentration and temperature may have a periodic, multiperiodic, quasi-periodic or chaotic nature, depending on the switching time of the feed (Tp). The session will focus on the analyse of the dynamical systems with cyclic external perturbation.

34) Title: "Luminescence from ZnO Based Phosphors – Basics and Applications"

Organizer: Professor Dr.Arunachalam Lakshmanan, Research & Developent, Saveetha Engineering College, Thandalam, Chennai 602105, India


ZnO is a direct wide band gap (3.3 eV) semi conductor with large exciton binding energy of 60 meV at RT.   While ZnO is naturally a n-type semi-conductor, development of p-type ZnO proved to a challenging task. Development of high sensitive ZnO based light emitting diodes would be a cost effective step. We have succeeded in doping lanthanides (Eu3+) in ZnO with Y-co-dopant. ZnO-based nanostructures have recently attracted attention due to their potential applications in spintronic and ultraviolet UV to violet light-emitting and other optoelectronic devices. It is expected that in ZnO nanostructures one may eliminate some unwanted properties of bulk ZnO, such as weak exciton emission in comparison with the defect related deep-level visible emission, while keeping or enhancing the desirable properties such as large exciton binding energy. The large exciton binding energy and strong exciton emission would allow for stable high-yield luminescence from ZnO nanostructures even at room temperature. Understanding the carrier recombination processes in ZnO nanostructures and the role of defects is essential for optoelectronic devices. Since doping of semiconductor nanocrystals is a rather challenging task, the existence of various unintentional “useful  impurities in ZnO may be advantageous for optoelectronics. Despite many phenomenological studies, the exact mechanisms of UV photoluminescence and carrier recombination processes in ZnO nanostructures are still subjects of considerable debates. Hence the subject of ZnO luminescence would be an appropriate title of the symposium.


35) Title: "Quasi-Power Laws in Physics and Elsewhere"

Organizer: Prof. Dr. Zbigniew Wlodarczyk, Institute of Physics, Jan Kochanowski University in Kielce, Poland


There is good evidence for the presence of power law distributions in many different, apparently very disparate branches of modern science such as, for example, physics, molecular biology, sociology, economy and computer science. The property that makes power laws special is that they describe scale free phenomena. The aim of this symposium is to bring together all leading academicians working on phenomenological and numerical analysis and to recognize recent multidisciplinary studies.
The highlighted topics (but are not limited to) are:

  • Mechanisms for generating power laws
  1. Maximum entropy
  2. Multiplicative processes
  3. Preferential attachment
  4. Limiting distributions of extrema
  • Nonextensive statistical mechanics  (Tsallis statistics)
  • Generalized thermodynamic relations
  • Superstatistics and it applications
  • Stochastic networks

Imprints of nonextensive statistical mechanics in physics (multiparticle production processes in high energy collisions, anomalous diffusion, small systems, complex systems etc.) and any other branches of science.

36) Title: "Advances in Inertial Dynamics on Earth"

Organizer: Prof. Dr. Nathan Paldor, Fredy and Nadine Hermann Institute of Earth Sciences, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem 91904 Israel


Inertial dynamics is the first step in the development of a clear understanding of the complex fluid dynamics in the ocean and the atmosphere known as Geophysical Fluid Dynamics. This first step building block of Geophysical Fluid Dynamics involves nonlinear ordinary equations whose solutions can be fairly complex. recent works on analytical and numerical studies of the inertial dynamics on earth dynamics are welcome, including various geometries such as the \beta-plane, a rotating sphere and the, slightly elliptical, Earth. Works on the relationship between inertial dynamics and fluid dynamics in the ocean and atmosphere are most welcome as are observations that underscore the fingerprint of inertial dynamics in observations in these media.


37) Title: "Combinatorial Optimization Problems on Graphs"

Organizer: Dr. Shira Zucker, Department of Computer Science, Sapir academic college, Shaar Hanegev, Israel.


This  Minisymposium discusses combinatorial optimization problems, which are NP-complete in general, but may have polynomial algorithms on some specific graphs.

Presentation may contain NP-complete proofs, algorithms of some specific problem for special cases, or approximation algorithms. All interesting algorithmic methods are acceptable.

The goal of this Minisymposium is to provide researchers of this area the opportunity to meet, discuss and learn from other researchers’ experience.


38) Title: "Advancing Mathematics for Stochastic Simulations on Extreme Scales"

Organizer: Dr. Rick Archibald, Computer Science & Mathematics Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, P.O. Box 2008, Oak Ridge, TN 37831-6301.


Computational simulations of engineered and scientific systems, using high performance supercomputing, are consistently making gains in fidelity of real world phenomena, providing valuable insight into these systems that is often not accessible from observation or physical experiment.  Additionally, the future designs of large peta and exascale supercomputing machines will require a paradigm shift in the development of mathematical algorithms and theory.  The field of uncertainty quantification will have a unique role to play in maximizing the knowledge that can be gained through the full utilization of these supercomputing machines.  Key drivers to developing effective mathematical methods for these systems will be achieved through algorithms and theory that expose hierarchies of parallel work while minimizing the power cost of data movement and communication.

This session will focus on mathematical developments for stochastic simulations that can take advantage of the extreme scales offered by existing and planned high performance supercomputing machines.  Specific topics will include scalable algorithms for UQ and stochastic simulations, calibration, estimation and identification, and data-driven reduced order models for UQ.


39) Title: "Mathematical Methods and Computational Science for Micro/Nano-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS/NEMS)"

Organizers: Prof. Dr. Guang MENG and Dr. Wen-Ming ZHANG, State Key Lab. of Mechanical System and Vibration, School of Mechanical Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, 800 Dongchuan Road, Shanghai 200240, China.

Email: (G. MENG) and (W. M. ZHANG)

This symposium will present recent advances in mathematical methods and computational science for micro/nano-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS/NEMS). Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Nonlinear systems and phenomena in MEMS/NEMS.
  • Physical theory, reduced-order modeling and numerical simulation of typical MEMS/NEMS devices.
  • Multi-physics and Multi-scale analytical methods for efficient and accurate analysis of MEMS/NEMS.
  • Computational approaches for treatment of nonlinearities and uncertainties in MEMS/NEMS.
  • Advance and new mathematical method applied in micro/nano science and engineering.


40) Title: "Quantum Theory of Angular Momentum: Physical Applications, Applied Mathematics, and Computational Mathematics"

Organizer: Dr. Liqiang Wei, Institute for Physics, Abington, MA 02351, USA


Quantum Theory of Angular Momentum: Physical Applications, Applied Mathematics, and Computational Mathematics


41) Title: "New Outlook on Building Simulation with Complexity, Chaos and Nonlinear Dynamics Theory"

Organizer: Prof Xiaoshu Lu, Department of Civil and Structural Engineering, School of Engineering, Aalto University, P.O.Box 12100, FIN-02150, Espoo, FINLAND


As building systems are becoming increasingly complex, it becomes challenging for scientists to model and simulate building systems. New theoretical approaches and modeling methods are therefore needed. This Symposium is intended to provide a forum among Scientists and Engineers to exchange ideas, theories, methods, and techniques in the field of Complexity, Chaos,  Nonlinear Dynamics, and their applications in building simulation to enhance the understanding of the most complex and urgent challenges that building system modelers face today. Topics to be addressed include (but not limited to) Chaos, Complexity, Fractals, Nonlinear Dynamics, Nonlinear Statistical Data Analysis, and their applications in building simulation.


42) Title: "Methods and Models of Solar and Extrasolar Systems Forming"

Organizer: Prof. Dr. Alexander M. Krot, Laboratory of Self-Organization System Modeling, United Institute of Informatics Problems, Belarus


This session focuses on theoretical and observational works on models for planetary systems formation. Papers are solicited on results of observational, theoretical and  experimental studies in planetary system forming areas applied to Solar and extrasolar systems. A primary purpose of the session is to provide the opportunity to bring together researchers working in different fields (e.g., planetary science, astronomy, atmospheric science, mathematical sciences, etc.) to interact and exchange ideas, lessons, and techniques to address this rapidly evolving, highly interdisciplinary research area.

Some examples of a contributed paper might be: dust dynamics, gravitational instability, planetesimal evolution, planetary orbits calculating, atmospheric processes modeling, interior evolution, core accretion, MHD and hydrodynamic disks, giant impacts, orbital characteristics, numerical methods, observational and laboratory measurements and techniques, and comparisons with the Solar system and other planetary system.

43) Title: "Fractal and Chaos in Complex Systems"

Organizer: Dr Kais Bouallegue, High Institute of Applied Sciences and Technology of  Sousse,University of Sousse, Tunisia. Unit of Computer and Embedded Systems, National Engineering School of Sfax, Tunisia. GSM: 00216 97 454 778, Fax: 00216 73 382 658


The main goal of the meeting is to bring together leading scientists working in fundamental and applied aspects of fractal and chaos to identify, simulate, explore and model some phenomena in nature.
Topics of  interest

  • Chaotic attractor
  • Fractals and Multi fractal processes
  • Modeling using fractal processes
  • Simulation
  • Algorithmic methods applied in fractals and chaos
  • Relationship  between bioinformatic and biology  with fractal and chaos

 The goal of the minisymposium is to provide researchers of this area the opportunity to meet, discuss and learn from other researchers  experience.

44) Title: "Numerical Modeling in Earthquake Engineering"

Organizer: Prof. Dr. Aiping TANG, School of Civil Engineering, Harbin Insititute of Technology, No.202, Haihe Road, Nangang District, Harbin 150090, Heilongjiang Province, Tel:0086-451-86282095, Fax:0086-451-86282704


This symposium includes these topics but not be limmted: engineering seismology( including earthquake source model,  seismic propogation and site effection),  geotechnical disaster modeling  in  earthquake, seismic response modeling for building,  seismic performance of infrastructure system, digital earthquake disaster mitigation techniques, earthquake emergency response and management.


45) Title: "Analytical Approaches with Numerical Techniques to solve Fluid  Mechanics Problems"

Organizer: Associate Prof. Gürol Yıldırım, Aksaray University, Civil  Engineering Department, Hydaulics Division, Aksaray, Turkey


In the last decades, more and more attention has been paid to various  types of fluid mechanics problems such as resistance law, manifold  flow hydraulics, diffuser hydraulics  etc. which could be interested  in many engineering areas, sea outfalls, irrigation pipelines, gas and  oil pipeline design and engineering practice.

Different from numerical techniques, analytical approaches can give  explicit solutions to these problems,their applications to other  applied sciences by means of various analytical approaches. Potential  topics include, but are not limited to:

  • New theoretical researches on analytical techniques for all kinds of  complicated fluid mechanics problems.
  • Applications of analytical approaches in partial differential equations.
  • Improvement of analytical approaches and their applications in  science and engineering problems.

46) Title: "Computational and Analytical Techniques for Solving Coupled Multiphysics Problems"

Organizer: Prof. Dr. Youhe Zhou, Key Laboratory of Mechanics on Disaster and Environment in Western China, the Ministry of Education, and School of Civil Engineering and Mechanics, Lanzhou University, 222 Tian Shui Nan Road, Lanzhou, Gansu 730000, P. R. China

Email: (Y. H. Zhou)

This symposium aims at gathering specialists and experienced researchers to discuss in depth  broad aspects in the mechanics of coupled fields as a discipline at  the edge of modern research connecting mechanics with solid state and statistical physics. Papers to be presented at the symposium are expected to focus on fundamental and applied aspects of engineering systems subjected to multi-fields coupling with an orientation of mathematical approaches and applications. A non-exhaustive list of topics is:

  • Nonlinear structural mechanics problems
  • Electro-Magneto-Elasticity
  • Smart materials and structures
  • Advanced mechanical systems under extreme conditions
  • Mechanics of superconductors and superconducting materials
  • Biological systems, bio-inspired materials and structure

47) Title: "2013 Symposium of Multiphase Flow and Heat Transfer"

Organizer: Prof.Jinjia WEI, State Key Laboratory of Multiphase Flow in Power Engineering, Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi’an, Shaanxi, 710049, China, Tel. +86 29 82664462, Fax +86 29 82669033


Multiphase flow covers a wide spectrum of flow conditions in nature and industrial applications. Studies on multiphase flow and heat transfer are significant and can help people understand the natural phenomenon and improve the efficiency of the industrial process. The symposium focuses on both fundamental aspects and practical applications on multiphase flow and heat transfer in energy, power, chemical, nuclear, aerospace, petroleum engineering and industry. Researchers from universities, institutes and industries are cordially invited to submit their original papers to the symposium for review. Technical Topics include, but are not limited to, the following areas:

  • Fundamentals of Multiphase Flow
  • Experimental Measurement and Numerical Simulation of Multiphase Flow and Heat Transfer
  • New Model, Algorithm and Measurement Technique of Multiphase Flow
  • Dynamics of Bubbles, Droplets and Particles
  • Multiphase Flow with Phase Change Heat Transfer
  • Industrial Applications of Multiphase Flow

All extended abstract must be prepared according to the guidelines of the Proceedings of ICNAAM 2012 ( The extended abstracts must be sent by E-mail to the Symposium's Organizer on or before July 10, 2013. For further information one can visit the conference website,

48) Title: "Symposium on Semantics for the Management of Building Information"

Organizer: Pr. Dr. Christophe Nicolle, Checksem Research Team, LE2I Laboratory, UMR CNRS 6306, University of Bourgogne, Technical Institute of Dijon-Auxerre, Boulevard Docteur Petitjean, BP 17867, 21078 Dijon Cedex - France, Tel : +33(0)607 602 627


A construction project is a multi-disciplinary project combining valuable and specific inputs from various stakeholders such as: owners, architects, engineers, contractors and facility managers. Regarding its requirements, such a project needs an interoperable model for information exchange among the different actors. Moreover correct and timely information sharing is needed between the stakeholders. The use of several approaches, such as Industry Foundation Classes (IFC), has been proposed as a response to the lack of interoperability throughout the construction industry. But each of these approaches had their disadvantages and constraints.

Semantically enriched data can be read by humans as well as by computers. The Semantic Web delivers the principles, models and languages that allow developing rich semantic machine-readable data. Today, techniques such as hierarchical knowledge mapping and indexing are prevalent in almost all applications involving knowledge management.
This symposium addresses the challenge of employing Semantic Web technologies for addressing remaining gaps (such as interoperability) for Building Information Modeling. The symposium will consider submissions that specifically focus on the domain of applied ontologies and their application to Building Information Modeling (BIM), Urban Information Modeling (UIM) as well as Geographic Information Systems (GIS).

It aims to bring together scholars working in different fields of application to discuss issues of mutual interest.

Topics of interests include but are not limited to:

  • Semantic Modelling and BIM systems
  • Interoperability of BIM and GIS systems
  • BIM Ontology
  • GIS Ontology
  • Urban Information system management of real estate
  • Computer-aided design, decision support systems, classification and standardization, product data interchange
  • Computer-aided engineering, process simulation models, graphics
  • Facilities management, management information systems, intelligent control systems.

49) Title: "2nd Symposium on Dynamics of Complex Systems and Networks: Modeling, Computational Analysis and Control"

Organizer: Prof. Dr. Constantinos Siettos, School of Applied Mathematics and Physical Sciences, National Technical University of Athens, Greece, web-page: http://users/


Over the last years, microscopic/stochastic models (such as Molecular Dynamics, Brownian Dynamics, Monte Carlo, Agent-based) and complex networks have been the tools of choice for modeling many complex real-world problems, ranging from materials science and fluid mechanics to ecology and epidemiology and from economics and financial markets to biology and neuroscience.  Due to the effectively nonlinear and stochastic nature of the "micro"-dynamics, the emergent behavior at the macroscopic level cannot be accurately modeled in a straightforward manner. New modeling and numerical-assisted methodologies that bridge the gap between the micro and macro scales have the potential to facilitate better understanding, predicting and designing of complex systems behavior.

The 2nd Symposium of "Dynamics of Complex Systems and Networks: Modeling, Computational Analysis and Control" within ICNAAM 2013, will have a strong focus on the modeling of complex systems and networks across different scales and on multiscale numerical, optimization and control methods.

Problems of interest include but not limited to:

  • Computational Materials Science
  • Computational Fluid Mechanics
  • Multiscale Numerical Methods
  • Topology of Complex Networks and their Dynamics
  • Control and Optimization Methods for Multiscale Systems
  • Bifurcation Analysis of Microscopic and Large Scale Systems
  • Mathematical Epidemiology
  • Computational Neuroscience
  • Enviromental Modelling

50) Title: "Recent Advances in Boundary Element Method (BEM) for Fluid Dynamics"

Organizer: Prof. Leopold Skerget, Mechanical department, University of Maribor, Smetanova 17, 2000 Maribor, Slovenia


This Symposium is related on recent advances on Boundary Element Method on various fields. In addition to fluid dynamics, authors are invited to publish their research on following topics:

  • Viscous fluid flow
  • Heat transfer
  • Potential problems
  • Multidomain Method
  • Fast Multipole Methods
  • Meshless methods

51) Title: "Prosody for Self-Learning Instruction"

Organizer: Prof. Rodolfo Delmonte Ph.D., Director of Laboratory of Computational Linguistics, Department of Linguistic Studies and Comparative Cultures & Department of Computer Science and Statistics, Ca' Foscari University Venice, Dorsoduro 1075 - Ca' Bembo, 30123 VENEZIA (Italy), website:


Prosody addresses fundamental components of speech communication - such as intonation and rhythm - which must be mastered by language learners in order to understand and make themselves understood properly in the target language. Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR) almost never incorporates such components. As a result, speech technologies for self-learning instructions (SLI) are unable to offer feedback to learners as to their prosodic skills. In most cases, prosody is made object of specific separate tools. The workshop will try to cover the whole spectrum of topics both theoretical and practical, that deal with prosody and self-learning instructions. It will include demonstration and state of the art of such tools, their effectiveness in self-learning contexts. It will address prosodic issues in language learning from both the analysis and the perception viewpoint and their accountability in real world applications. In particular, of interest to the workshop will also be ASR systems for languages like Chinese, which naturally incorporate tone level parameters in their language models; or like Japanese which need to account for durational differences at phonemic and subphonemic level.

Book of the Proceedings

A list of papers will be selected for publication of an extended and revised version in a book by Springer of the series Studies in Computational Intelligence.

Rodolfo Delmonte, "Speech Tools and CALL for Literacy Tutoring", 2012. in Jennifer S. Avery and Matthew H. Stewart(eds.) Language Learning: New Research, pp. 1-43.
Rodolfo Delmonte, 2011. "Exploring Speech Technologies for Language Learning", in Ivo Ipsic(ed.), Speech and Language Technologies, Chapter 5, pp. 71-104.
Rodolfo Delmonte, 2010, "Prosodic tools for language learning", International Journal of Speech Technology. Volume 12 Number 4, pp.161 - 184.

Important Dates

Early-bird registration: April 20, 2013
Paper submission: May 30, 2013
Notification of acceptance: June 30, 2013
Submission of camera ready paper: July 28, 2013
Conference days: September 26-27, 2013

Program Committee

Björn Granström, KTH, Center Speech Technology
Daniel Hirst, CNRS & Aix-Marseille Université
Philippe Martin, Université Paris Diderot
Maxine Eskenazi, CMU, USA
Ruediger Hoffmann - Technische Universität Dresden
Helmer Strik, Radboud University, Nijmegen
Anton Batliner, University of Munich
Barbara Gili Favela, Università di Lecce
Fabio Tamburini, Università di Bologna
Jared Bernstein, Pearson Knowledge Technologies, USA
Brigitte Bigi, CNRS & Aix-Marseille Université
Anne Bonneau, LORIA, France
Uwe Reichel, University of Munich
Rodolfo Delmonte, Ca' Foscari University Venice
Isabel Trancoso, IST-INESC, Lisbon
Mariapaola D'Imperio, CNRS & Aix-Marseille Université

52) Title: "Computational Bioimaging and Visualization"

Organizers: Prof. Dr. João Manuel R. S. Tavares(Principal Organizer), Institute for Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Management, Faculty of Engineering of University of Porto, Porto, Portugal. URL:, Phone: +351 22 508 1487 and Prof. Dr. R. M. Natal Jorge (Co-organizer), IDMEC-Polo FEUP, Faculty of Engineering of University of Porto, Porto, Portugal, Phone: +351 22 508 1720

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Extensive research has been performed in computer modelling of objects and visualization for several distinct areas of science, namely, computer sciences, engineering, mathematics, medicine and physics. A major application of computer modelling of objects and visualization is in medicine. For instance, it is possible to use computer procedures to build numerical models and visualize human organs from medical images. These procedures can have different goals, including shape reconstruction, segmentation, motion and deformation analyses, registration, simulation and visualization.

The main aim of the proposed Minisymposium is to bring together researchers involved in the related fields (Image Acquisition, Image Segmentation, Objects Tracking, Objects Matching, Shape Reconstruction, Motion and Deformation Analysis, Medical Imaging, Scientific Visualization, Software Development, Grid Computing, etc.), in order to set the major lines of development for the near future.

The proposed Minisymposium will consist of researchers representing various fields related to Biomechanics, Computational Vision, Computer Graphics, Computational Mechanics, Mathematics, Medical Imaging, Scientific Visualization, Statistics, etc., and endeavors to make a contribution to achieving better solutions for more realistic numerical models and visualizations.


53) Title: "Micromechanics"

Organizer: Dr. Mohammad Tahaye Abadi, Associate professor, Aerospace Research Institute, Tehran, Iran, P.O. Box: 14665-834, Tel: +98 21 88366030, Fax: +98 21 88362011


The symposium highlights the continued growth and new challenges in micromechanics for application development and for basic research and applications. The Symposium of Micromechanics brings science and applications together on microstructure materials, with emphasis on mechanics, processing, characterization, design, modeling, and  applications of materials containing true micro-size dimensions or microstructures that describe novel or enhanced properties or functions that are based on tailored microstructures. The symposium is directed at both academic researchers and practicing engineers. All papers should emphasize original results relating to experimental, theoretical, or computational results, as well as applications of micromechanics ranging from hard inorganic materials, through soft polymeric and biological materials, to hybrid materials.


54) Title: "Cable Systems in Bridge-Building"

Organizer: Prof. Dr. George T. Michaltsos, Department of Civil Engineering, National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), 9 Iroon Polytechniou str., Zografou Campus, ATHENS (17980)-GREECE, Tel. 210 7723443, Fax. 210 7722480



  • Mathematical modeling and numerical analysis.  
  • Structural Stability and Dynamics
  • Suspended Bridges
  • Cable-Stayed Bridges
  • Combined Systems
  • Comparison of experimental and numerical methods
  • Mathematical modeling and Praxis
  • Mathematical modeling for soil-bridge interaction
  • Modeling of damages caused by pylons subsidence, faults’ action, explosion or cables’ failure.

55) Title: "Modelling of Multispecies Biofilms and Applications"

Organizer: Prof. Dr, Berardino D'Acunto, Department of Mathematics and Applications, Faculty of Engineering, University of Naples "Federico II",'ACUNTO, Tel 00390817683384


The modern definition of multispecies biofilm was introduced by Consterton in 1999: structured community of bacterial cells enclosed in a self-produced polymeric matrix and adherent to an inert or living surface.

The advantage of disposing bacteria in biofilms is very important in environmental industrial application, since they are used in wastewater treatment plants. The formation in biofilms of several bacterial species allows to treat simultaneously organic and inorganic substrates. The resistance to antimicrobial agents allows a better resistance against inhibiting agents.

As mentioned above, some biofilms are good and can help to remove contaminants. Other biofilms are bad and can cause problems to dental hygiene, infections to medical implants. They can even develop  in distribution system pipes reducing
water quality.

Understanding the mechanisms of biofilm formation, growth, and removal is the key for promoting good biofilms and reducing bad biofilms. In this context, mathematical modelling and numerical simulations can help strongly. For example, they are of great importance in designing attached-growth bioreactors in environmental engineering and industrial applications.

The Symposium wants to be interdisciplinary. Researchers from areas of Mathematics, Engineering, Chemistry and Biology are welcome to give their contributions.


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

Organizer:  Murli M. Gupta, Professor of Mathematics, George Washington University, Washington, DC 20052 USA


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


57) Title: "Computational Modeling of Transport Processes in Building Materials and their Multi-Layered Systems"

Organizer:  Prof. Robert Černý, Department of Materials Engineering and Chemistry, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Czech Technical University in Prague, Thákurova 7, 16629 Prague 6, Czech Republic


Over the last few decades, the knowledge of hygrothermal and chemical processes in building materials gains on importance. Detailed description of temperature and moisture fields in building envelopes significantly helps to estimate energy consumption and, moreover, can prevent possible damages. Increased moisture content can lead to biodegradation, mold growth, or frost damage. Together with moisture also soluble salts may get into building envelope, e.g., from the ground or from polluted air together with rainfalls. These salts may affect water transport parameters and hygroscopic and water retention characteristics of materials. The increased moisture content due to the presence of soluble salts can also lead to worsening of thermal insulation properties. Therefore, modeling transport phenomena in multi-layered systems of building materials is a very actual topic in building science.
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 databases
  • Modeling of environmental effects on building structures
  • Climatic databases
  • Service life assessment studies
  • Other applications in building science and building practice

58) Title: "Large Scale Distributed Data Repositories for Simulations"

Organizer:  B. Montgomery Pettitt, Robert A. Welch Professor of Chemistry in Pharmacology and Toxicology, Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Director, Sealy Center for Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics, University of Texas Medical Branch


Molecular dynamics and Monte Carlo particle simulation data sets are useful as objects to mined for more information than was originally planned in the design of the computer experiment. Organizing available data has become a major issue in the field when the computations require months to complete on high performance machines. Software architechtures which allow flexible queries and comparisons where the objects are enormous requires careful planing of meta data schemes. Existing and planned examples will be highlighted.


59) Title: "Modeling Marine Systems with Changeable Redox Conditions"

Organizer:  Dr. Evgeniy Yakushev, Norwegian Institute for Water Research, NIVA, Gaustadalléen 21, NO-0349, Oslo, NORWAY, Tlf.: + 47 22185100, Fax.: + 47 22185200, Dir. tlf: + 47 982 94 079


The Symposium will join people working on modeling of the processes connected with oxygen depletion, that is considered as one of the consequences of the Global Change. There are models devoted to the water column (coupled hydrodynamical- biogeochemical models) and models devoted to the sediments (as usual, one-dimensional transport reaction models). It will be interesting to compare approaches used for parameterization of the processes affecting transformation of redox conditions from oxic to hypoxic, suboxic and anoxic, and description of the changes of the biogeochemical cycles of C, N and other elements.


60) Title: "Symposium on Dynamical systems applied to Robotics"

Organizers:  Prof. Dr. Cristina P. Santos, Universidade do Minho, Dept. Electrónica Industrial, Campus de Azurém, 4800-058 Guimarães, Portugal and Prof. Dr. Carla M.A. Pinto, Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto, and Centro de Matemática da Universidade do Porto, Rua Dr António Bernardino de Almeida, 431, 4200-072 Porto, Portugal

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Robotics has been evolving in last years, considering the different fields that can be tackled. This is an important and diversified domain, which is normally solved using bio-inspired or model-based approaches. In this symposia, we focus on the use of the dynamical systems theory to address any related problems in the robotics domain. Dynamical systems exhibit some properties which makes them well suited to real-time robotic applications, such as movement generation for legged; modular and wheeled platforms; balance control; grasping; reaching, etc. The organizers aim 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 enable to improve the achievements of future robots.


61) Title: "Graph-Based Methods for Image Processing and Machine Learning"

Organizers:  Abderrahim Elmoataz & Olivier Lézoray, Université de Caen Basse-Normandie, GREYC UMR CNRS 6072, ENSICAEN - Image Team, 6 Bd. Maréchal Juin, F-14050 Caen Cedex

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Many applications in the fields of image processing (e.g., denoising, segmentation, inpainting, etc.) and machine learning (e..g, clustering, transductive inference, etc.) use an encoding of pairwise relations in the considered structured or unstructured domains. A typical data encoding is graphs that enable to describe the relational structure of the data as well as providing a unified way of representing it. Historically, the study of problems on graphs has a long history in computer science. However, in recent years, there has been many developments in both the problems to be considered on graphs and the methods to solve the latter. The interest of such methods is that unified mathematical and algorithms tools can be used to tackle a very large range of different applications. This symposium aims to provide a platform to present and discuss recent advancements in graph-based methods for image processing and machine learning.

62) Title: "The Inverse Eigenvalue Problem of Nonnegative Matrices"

Organizer:  Alimohammad Nazari, PH.D. of Applied Mathematics., Department of Mathematics, University of Arak, P.O. Box: 38156-879, Arak, IRAN, Department of Mathematics, Phone: +98-861-41734016, Fax: +98-861-4173406


In this symposium we organized some talks about nonnegative matrices and its eigenvalue and its inverse eigenvalue problem.


63) Title: "Approximate Solution of Singular Integral Equations of the First and Second Kind with Cauchy Kernel (ASSIE 2013)"

Organizer:  Zainidin K. Eshkuvatov, Associate Professor, Dr., Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Science, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia


Symposium on ASSIE 2013 will serve as a platform for academicians, researchers, industrialists and students to exchange and share their thoughts, ideas and research findings in the area of "Numerical Analysis". ASSIE seeks to give room to the participants to discuss about the practical challenges and applications in the area of Mathematical Physics.


64) Title: "Advances in Nonlinear Estimation for Distributed Parameter and Robotic Systems"

Organizer:  Dr. Gerasimos Rigatos, Unit of Industrial Automation, Industrial Systems Institute, 26504, Rion Patras, Greece


Distributed parameter systems are of importance for several industrial and robotic applications. Among others one can distinguish spatially distributed systems such as (i) distributed robotic systems, consisting of several robots that cooperate for the accomplishment of specific tasks, (ii) distributed power generation systems operating within the power grid in a synchronized manner so as to succeed specific power quality standards. Moreover, a significant class of distributed parameter systems has to do with dynamics described by partial differential equations (PDEs). Indicative examples can be (i) robotic manipulators with flexible links, (ii) systems and processes exhibiting wave-type or diffusion-type dynamics. State estimation enables to reconstruct the dynamics of distributed parameter systems using measurements from a limited number of sensors and without explicit knowledge of initial or boundary conditions. This is a nontrivial problem, particularly in case that the system dynamics is characterized by nonlinearities. The proposed special session aims at presenting recent advances in nonlinear estimation for distributed parameter systems and the associated engineering applications.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • State estimation for multi-robot systems.
  • State estimation for distributed electric power systems.
  • State estimation for systems exhibiting wave-type dynamics.
  • State estimation for systems exhibiting diffusion-type dynamics.
  • State estimation for systems described by other types of nonlinear PDEs.

65) Title: "CO2 Absorption in Advanced Solvent Systems: Modeling and Correlations"

Organizer:  Meng-Hui Li, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, Dean, College of Engineering, Chung Yuan Christian University, Chung Li, Taiwan 32023, R.O.C.


This symposium is a forum for the presentation of relevant papers dealing with modeling of CO2 absorption in advanced solvent systems (e.g. amine, amino acids salts solutions, ammonia, ionic liquids, solvent blends, etc.). The emphasis of the symposium is on the applications of models and correlations in studies such as, but not limited to, the following:

  • Kinetics of CO2 absorption
  • Vapor-liquid equilibrium (VLE) measurements
  • Thermophysical properties measurements

66) Title: "Three-Dimensional Stress Concentrations and Singularities"

Organizers:  Wilfried Becker and Sascha Hell, TU Darmstadt, Institute of Structural Mechanics, Germany


In classical elasticity, stress singularities can naturally be associated to point loads, line loads, etc. But their appearance is also possible away from loci of concentrated loading, namely at geometric or material discontinuities (e.g. notches and cracks, multi-material corners). However, not at every discontinuity a stress singularity occurs.

Two-dimensional stress singularities have been investigated extensively in the past. But there have been published distinctly less works about three-dimensional singularities, probably partly due to the complexities three-dimensional structural analysis presents. Nevertheless, in practice, the knowledge of three-dimensional stress singularities can be of considerable use, e.g. in fracture mechanics, in structural design questions and even in general stress analysis when using the FEM in a well-adapted manner.

Various methods for the analysis of three-dimensional stress singularities have been used over the course of the last 50 years, among them the scaled boundary finite element method, finite element eigenanalysis techniques, the finite element iterative method, the finite differences method, etc.

This symposium shall be dedicated to the late advances in methods for three-dimensional stress singularity analysis and their applications.


67) Title: "Numerical Simulation of Delamination Growth in Composites using Cohesive Elements: Modelling, Analysis and Optimization"

Organizer:  Ahmed Elmarakbi BSc, MASc, PhD,  CEng, MIMechE, Professor of Automotive Engineering, Founding Editor-in-Chief of Int. J. Automotive Composites (IJAutoC), Dept of Computing, Engineering and Technology Faculty of Applied Sciences, University of Sunderland, UK, Tel: +44 (191) 515-3877, Fax: +44 (191)515-2781


Delamination is a mode of failure of laminated composite materials when subjected to transverse loads. It can cause a significant reduction in the compressive load-carrying capacity of a structure. Cohesive elements are widely used, in both forms of continuous interface elements and point cohesive elements at the interface between solid finite elements to predict and to understand the damage behaviour in the interfaces of different layers in composite laminates.

This session will cover the areas of delamination growth in composite materials, cohesive interface models and finite element techniques used to simulate the interface elements.  The development and implementation of new constitutive formulae that stabilize the simulations and overcome numerical instabilities is the main core of the session.

68) Title: "Modeling and Analysis of Different Variants of Spiking Neural P Systems"

Organizer:  Dr. Venkata Padmavati Metta, Professor, Department of Computer Applications, Bhilai Institute of Technology, Durg, India


It is obvious that the chemical, electrical, and informational processes taking place in the brain are the major source of inspiration for informatics. Spiking neural P systems (for short, SN P systems) are a class of P systems (also called membrane systems) inspired by the spiking activity of neurons in the brain.
Membrane computing is now an area of intense research related to applications, mainly in biology/medicine, but also in economics, distributed evolutionary computing, computer graphics, etc., but this happens after a couple of years of research of a classic language-automata-complexity type; maybe this will be the case also for the spiking neural P systems, which need further theoretical investigation before passing to applications. As SN P systems are recently introduced computational models, there are only a few software tools available to analyse their behaviour.

So researchers are invited to submit their original and unpublished research work in following (but not limited to) areas:

  • New variants of spiking neural P systems
  • Tools for modeling and analysis of different variants of spiking neural P systems
  • Characteristics of different variants of spiking neural P systems
  • Language generated  by different variants of spiking neural P systems

69) Title: "Physical-Chemical Gas-Dynamics: Non-Equilibrium Processes Modeling and Simulation"

Organizer:  Dr. Yuriy Gorbachev, Geolink Technologies LLC, Head of the Research Department, Beloostrovskaya str., 22, off. 430. St.-Petersburg 197342, Russia


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 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.
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
  • Quasi-chemical nucleation model
  • Asymptotic methods for deriving gas-dynamic equations from kinetic
  • 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 no later than 20 July, 2013


70) Title: "Cellular Automata Theory and Applications"

Organizers:  Assoc. Prof. Hasan AKIN, Department of Mathematics, Zirve University, Gaziantep, Turkey, Asst. Prof. Dr. Selman UĞUZ, Department of Mathematics, Harran University, Sanliurfa, Turkey


The main goal of this meeting is to bring together leading scientists investigated in theoretical and applied aspects of Cellular automata theory and applications of many scientific areas (image science, cryptography, social science, etc.).

Topics of Main Interest

  • 1D, 2D and 3D Cellular Automata
  • Applications Of Linear Cellular Automata
  • Matrix Algebra And Cellular Automata
  • Linear Cellular Automata
  • Ergodic Theory And Cellular Automata
  • Cellular Automata And Discrete Dynamical Systems With Memory
  • Complex Systems And Cellular Automata
  • The Complexity Of Cellular Automata
  • The Reversible Cellular Automata.
  • And Related Areas Of Cellular Automata.


71) Title: "Dispersed Two-Phase Flows : Dispersion, Deposition and Agglomeration"

Organizers:  Anne Tanière1,2, Boris Arcen3,4, and Cristian Marchioli5,6 , 1Université de Lorraine, LEMTA, UMR 7563, Vandoeuvre-lès-Nancy F-54500, France, 2CNRS, LEMTA, UMR 7563, Vandoeuvre-lès-Nancy F-54500,  France, 3Université de Lorraine, LRGP, UMR 7274, Nancy F-54001, France, 4CNRS, LRGP, UMR 7274, Nancy F-54001, France. 5Department of Fluid Mechanics, International Centre for Mechanical Sciences, 33100 Udine, Italy, 6Centro Interdipartimentale di Fluidodinamica e Idraulica, Università di Udine, Udine 33100, Italy


The prediction of turbulent dispersed two-phase flows is a key research issue to many industrial, environmental and medical applications. The behavior of nano- to microsized particles (either solid particles, bubbles, or droplets) immersed in a fluid flow is governed by several physical mechanisms which are not, up to now, completely understood. Investigations of particle/turbulence interaction, particle/wall interaction or particle/particle interaction are primordial to have a more detailed understanding of dispersed-two phase flows. The main objective of this symposium is to provide a frame of the current research on the numerical simulations or modeling aspects of dispersed two-phase flows, and to share ideas and valuable results.

The major research topics relevant for the symposium are as follows:

  • Turbulent dispersion of particles, bubbles, and droplets
  • Deposition and resuspension of particles
  • Hydrodynamic forces acting on non ideal particles
  • Collision/Aggregation/Fragmentation of particles
  • Sediments dynamics
  • Numerical simulations of dispersed two-phase flows (RANS, LES, DNS, LBM, etc.).


72) Title: "Evaluation of “hysteretic” response and strength of repaired and/or strengthened R/C or masonry walls"

Organizer:  Dr. Thomas Salonikios, Senior Researcher, Vice President of Greek Scientific Society of Concrete Research, Earthquake Planning and Protection Organization


R/C or masonry shear walls are the structural elements that provide the main resistance of structures (buildings and bridges) against seismic loads. These elements are usually subjected to cyclic seismic loading with very high values and is generally desired to be deformed inelastically in order to absorb and dissipate a significant amount of the seismic energy. This way the repair of these walls is a subject of great interest. Additionally, in many existing R/C and masonry structures, there are shear walls that were designed according older codes or without any code (monuments) and there are needs for strengthening in order to provide the necessary safety of the structures according the high standards of modern codes (for the evaluation of existing buildings) and contemporary living conditions. This way in many cases result needs for the strengthening of even undamaged R/C or masonry shear walls. It is clear that in the scientific and professional community there are needs for the validation of existing methods or the enactment of new ones for the evaluation of the strength reserves of existing shear walls with or without the application of strengthening techniques. Through the proposed symposium is foreseen the organization of a forum for the exchange of recent achievements in the field of evaluation of “hysteretic” response and strength of repaired and/or strengthened R/C or masonry walls that resulted from experimental and/or analytical studies.


73) Title: "Approximation Theory and Special Functions"

Organizer:  Prof. Dr. Oktay Duman TOBB ETU, Ankara, Turkey and Prof. Dr. Esra Erkuş-Duman, Gazi University, Ankara, Turkey

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This symposium intends to bring together researchers from ALL areas of
Approximation Theory and Special Functions

  • Abstract Approximation
  • Classical Approximation
  • Korovkin-type approximation
  • Statistical approximation
  • Complex approximation
  • Interpolation
  • Non-linear approximation
  • Fuzzy approximation
  • Rates of approximation
  • Summability
  • Time scales
  • Approximation with constraints
  • Constructive approximation
  • Multivariate approximation
  • Orthogonal Polynomials
  • Matrix-valued polynomials
  • q-Analysis
  • Fractional Analysis
  • Generating functions
  • Fourier expansions
  • Spline functions
  • Classical harmonic analysis
  • Image and signal processing
  • Wavelets
  • Neural networks
  • Radial basis functions
  • Curves and surfaces
  • ODEs and PDEs


74) Title: "Numerical Methods for the Solution of Differential Equations arising in Fluid Mechanics"

Organizer:  Dr. Ira J. Walker, Hampton University, Department of Mathematics, Queen & Tyler Streets, Hampton, VA 23668, USA. Tel.: 757-727-5375


The purpose of this symposium is to convene researchers from a variety of disciplines such as mathematics, engineering, physics and computer science to present their findings in the general area of numerically-based algorithms to obtain solutions to differential equations prevalent in fluid mechanics. Of particular interest is in the study of hydrodynamic stability and computational fluid dynamics. Topics should include but not be limited to the numerical solutions to the important equations of fluid mechanics such as the Orr-Sommerfeld and the Navier-Stokes equations. 


75) Title: "Degeneracy in Linear Programming"

Organizer:  Dr. Peter Zörnig, Associate Professornstitute of Exact Sciences, Department of Statistics University of Brasília, Brazil


Though there exist alternative procedures to solve Linear Programming Problems, the simplex method due to G.B. Dantzig is still the most powerful and most well-known solution method which has been refined and expanded over several decades.
The principal obstacle causing diverse problems is the phenomenon of degeneracy, which occurs when several bases are associated with the same basic solution. Geometrically a degenerate basic solution corresponds to an “overdetermined” vertex of the feasible solution space.
Degeneracy problems are not restricted to general linear problems but also occur in adaptations of the simplex method to specific linear problems (e.g. network problems) or in other linearly restricted problems.

The degeneracy problem has diverse aspects which can be roughly subdivided into the following:
---efficiency problems in the determination of the optimal solution:
    Cycling, neighborhood problem (occurs when all neighbors of a degenerate vertex
    have to be determined), efficiency loss caused by weak redundancy.
---problems in post-optimal analysis:
    Sensitivity analysis under degeneracy (define properly and to interpret economically   
    the critical region for which the optimal solution remains unchanged), determination
    of shadow prices
---Theory of degeneracy graphs (unified approach to tackle the problem of degeneracy)


76) Title: "Modeling sustainability: Numerical Analysis and Applied Mathematics Approaches and Methods"

Organizer:  Vladislav Todorov, PhD, Assoc. Prof. of the University of Forestry, Sofia, Bulgaria; Dean of the Faculty of Business Administration of the University of Forestry


Modeling sustainability: "Numerical Analysis and Applied Mathematics Approaches and Methods"” aims to present original works that demonstrate the effective and innovative use of new and / or previously unused methods of applied mathematics in modeling different aspects of sustainable development.


77) Title: "Mathematical Physics Problems in Higher space dimensions"

Organizer:  Sami M. AL-Jaber – Professor of theoretical physics and Dean of Faculty of Science, Department of physics, An-Najah National University


The symposium will cover various subjects such as quantum mechanics like solution to Schrodinger equation with different boundary conditions, confined systems, energy eigenvalues and eigenfunctions. It also includes approximation techniques in higher space dimensions like variational method and perturbation theory. In addition, it includes applications to star evolution and other topics in astrophysics.


78) Title: "Numerical Analysis of Cable-Stayed Bridges under Ambient Excitations"

Organizer:  Dr. Ming-Yi Liu, Assistant Professor, Chung Yuan Christian University, Taiwan, R.O.C. and Dr.-Ing. Pao-Hsii Wang, em. Professor, Chung Yuan Christian University, Taiwan, R.O.C.

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In the last several decades, cable-stayed bridges have become popular due to their aesthetic appeal, structural efficiency, ease of construction and economic advantage. This type of bridge, however, is light and flexible, and has a low level of inherent damping, resulting in the fact that they are susceptible to ambient excitations. This symposium will provide a platform to exchange experience and information about the numerical analysis, assessment and control of cable-stayed bridges under ambient excitations from wind, seismic and traffic loads. This symposium will also cover the innovative technologies during the lifetime of cable-stayed bridges including design, construction and maintenance.


79) Title: "Aproximation Methods and Error Analysis"

Organizer:  Prof.  DR.  O. NOUISSER, Polydisciplinary Faculty,   Cadi-Ayyad University,  46 000 Safi, Morocco


The aim of this symposium is to bring together researchers working in approximation theory and its applications, to stimulate collaboration and to exchange ideas on the recent results in this area. Topics of interest include but not limited to :
Interpolation and quasi-interpolation

  • Error analysis of approximation operators
  • Univariate and multivariate splines
  • Radial basis functions
  • Subdivision schemes
  • Approximation methods for PDE.
  • Approximate approximation methods
  • Multiresolution analysis
  • Applications of approximation methods


80) Title: "Hurst Coefficients and their Application in Various Fields"

Organizer:  Prof. Dr. Abhey Ram Bansal, CSIR-National Geophysical Research Institute (CSIR-NGRI), Uppal Road, Hyderabad- 500 007


The Hurst coefficients have found various applications almost in all fields of sciences (biological systems, earth sciences, economics etc.) to understand the scaling behavior of the system. The scaling behavior of the system may be due to fractal and multi-fractal distribution of the physical properties. The estimation of Hurst coefficients from the short and noisy dataset is a classical problem. In the symposium the development of methodology for estimation of Hurst coefficients and their application in various fields will be discussed.


81) Title: "Advance mathematical or numerical model in geophysics, geochemistry and geomicrobiology with consideration of couplings"

Organizer:  Dr XiaoHui Chen Research Associate Kroto Research Institute Civil and Structural Engineering Department The University of Sheffield United Kingdom


The coupled analysis between geophysics/geochemistry/geomicrobiology is a new cross-disciplinary research area covering Civil Engineering, Environmental Science and Earth science. The attention of such research is focused on the interactions between the deformation of rock/soils, the transport of flow (water, gas, particles, thermo), chemicals/ microorganisms change in pore fluid.  Such research has a very important application on nuclear waste disposal or CO2 sequestration. However, the theory, experiment and modelling of such coupled model is still at the starting point.

This symposium is trying to give an overview of the process in this 3G coupled area, and trying to give a prediction of future research pathway for this area.  We would also like to have a discussion of the possibility setup of an international association in this 3G coupled area. 


82) Title: "Weak, entropy and renormalized solutions of nonlinear problems with L1 -data"

Organizer:  Professor, Dr. Alexander A. Kovalevsky, Institute of Applied Mathematics and Mechanics of National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Donetsk, Ukraine.


The aim of the Symposium is to bring together specialists studying different aspects of the theory of nonlinear partial differential equations with L1 -data and discuss recent results in this field. Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):
Existence and uniqueness of weak, entropy and renormalized solutions of nonlinear elliptic and parabolic second-order equations with L1 -data

  • Integrability properties of solutions of second-order equations with L1 -data
  • Degenerate and anisotropic equations with L1 -data
  • Equations with degenerate coercivity and L1 -data
  • Existence and properties of solutions of high-order equations with L1 -data
  • Variational inequalities with L1 -data
  • Nonlinear problems with L1 -data in Sobolev-Orlicz spaces
  • Nonlinear equations with right-hand side measures

83) Title: "Cavitation. Dynamics of Particles, Bubbles and Drops in the Vibrating Fluid"

Organizer:  Prof. Dr. Alexander G. Petrov, Institute for Problems in Mechanics, Russian Academy of Sciences, 119526 pr. Vernadskogo 101-1, Moscow, Russia and Dr. Vladimir Vanovsky, Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (State University), 141701 Instituskiy per. 9, Dolgoprudny, Russia. URL:

Email: petrov@ipmnet.tu,

The Symposium gathers scientists working in the field of vibrating  fluid and cavitation

The Symposium covers following topics (but is not limited to them):

  • Bubble Dynamics
  • Bubble Splitting and Nucleation
  • Applications of Cavitation in Medicine and Technology
  • Ultrasound Cleaning
  • Basset Force Acting on a Particle in the Vibrating Fluid
  • Acoustic waves in the Multiphase Flows


84) Title: "Fixed Point Theory and Applications"

Organizer:  Dr Rajendra Prasad Pant, Department of Mathematics, Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology, Nagpur 440010, Maharashtra (India), Tel: +91 0712 280 1410, Mobile: +91 9766761558


Fixed Point Theory is one of the most powerful and fruitful tools of modern mathematics and may be considered as a core subject of Nonlinear Analysis. Fixed point theorems are used in solving many operator equations arising in mathematical and other sciences. Symposium on Fixed Point Theory,  provides a common platform to researchers from different areas of non-linear analysis to discuss and interact with the theoretical and practical aspects of Fixed Point Theory.


85) Title: "New  Trends  in  Wave  Equations"

Organizer:  Dr. Hichem Hajaiej, Department of Mathematics, College of Sciences, King Saud University,  P. O. Box 2455, Riyadh 11451, Saudi Arabia


We  will  discuss    new  results in the  theory of wave  equations, especially Schrodinger  and  Klein. 
The main themes  will  be

  • The variational approach ( minimization problems,  associated constrained problems)
  • Standing waves, ground state solutions
  • Cauchy Problem
  • Blow up and  scattering
  • Orbital stability and  unstability  of  standing waves 
  • Open Questions


86) Title: "Symposium on the Numerical Solution of Differential Equations and their Applications"

Organizer:  Dr. Theodore Monovasilis, Department of International Trade, Technological Educational Institute of Western Macedonia at Kastoria, P. O. Box 30, GR-521 00, Kastoria, Greece and Prof. Dr. Zacharoula Kalogiratou, Department of Informatics and Computer Technology, Technological Educational Institute of Western Macedonia at Kastoria, P. O. Box 30, GR-521 00, Kastoria, Greece

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The topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  •     The development and analysis of numerical methods for the efficient solution of Differential Equations and Systems of Differential Equations
  •     The optimization of numerical methods for the efficient solution of real problems expressed by systems of Differential Equations

The types of Differential Equations include:

  •     Ordinary differential equations (ODEs)
  •     Partial differential equations (PDEs)
  •     Delay differential equations (DDEs)
  •     Stochastic differential equations (SDEs)
  •     Differential algebraic equations (DAEs)

87) Title: "Improved Understanding and Prediction of Turbulent Flows for Energy Applications"

Organizer:  Dr.Kiran Bhaganagar, University of Texas, San Antonio, TX, USA



One of the important bottleneck in energy-related flows such as wind energy, geothermal energy  is lack of proper understanding of turbulence in these complex flows. The idea of this symposium is to bring together   researchers working in aspects of fundamental turbulence theory based on experiments, numerical simulations or analysis   and experts in areas of energy so that we can bridge the gap of theory and applications. This symposium will be an important milestone in recognizing   the fundamental issues in energy applications  that can be solved from fundamental understanding of turbulent flow. The topics of interest include (but not limited to):

  • Direct numerical simulation
  • Large eddy simulations  and turbulence models
  • Experiments on turbulent flow over complex surfaces including roughness.
  • Novel analytical methods for analysis and prediction of turbulence in complex flows.
  • Modeling and  experiments  on wind turbines and wind farms.
  • Modeling, experiments and analysis of geothermal energy
  • Modeling and analysis of nuclear energy.
  • Modeling of any forms of energy where the physics is dictated by turbulence flows.


88) Title: "Seismic Wave Analysis in Geomechanical Applications"

Organizer:  Petia Dineva, Prof. , Maria Datcheva, Assoc. Prof., Institute of Mechanics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Acad. G. Bonchev, block 4, 1113 SOFIA, Bulgaria and Tom Schanz, Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil., Chair for Foundation Engineering, Soil and Rock Mechanics, Ruhr Universitat Bochum, Gebaude IA 4/126 Universitatsstra?e 150, 44780 Bochum, Germany

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The Symposium is directed to the experts in seismic wave propagation modeling, development of high performance computational techniques for seismic wave analysis and soil-structure interaction problems and their engineering applications.
The main aim of this symposium is to provide impetus, motivation and to bring together researchers  working in the fields listed below by providing a forum for the academic exchange of ideas and recent research works.
Contributions covering the main topics given bellow (but not limited to) are welcome:
Seismic wave propagation in geological media taking into account the specific properties of the seismic source, inhomogeneous wave path and local region topography.
Modeling of soil-structure system seismic response.
Efficient hybrid techniques based on analytical, semi-analytical and numerical computational schemes. Application of the hybrid methods for case study of real geological regions.
Recent advances in software development for Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics purposes. Application of the developed software systems towards the mitigation of seismic risk.
Design and assessment of earthquake resistant buildings, tunnels and bridges.


89) Title: "Numerical Modeling of  Historical Buildings and Bridges Under Strong Earthquakes"

Organizer:  Assoc. Dr. Mustafa Kaya, Department of Civil Engineering, Aksaray University Engineering Faculty, Aksaray -TURKEY, Tel. Tel:0382.2882338 and Asst. Dr. Murat Eskil, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Aksaray University Engineering Faculty, Aksaray -TURKEY, Tel:0382.2882171


Under this title, masonary, historical and bridge studies which were modelled analytically using 3-D nonlinear finite element software will be accepted. As a result, modelling of these types of structures using 3-D FEM can give crucial beforehand information, and overcome the disadvantages of time consuming workmanship and cost of experimental studies.

  • Analytical modeling of structures  
  • Structural Stability and Dynamics


90) Title: "Optimal Control and Applications"

Organizer:  Prof. Dr. Maria do Rosario de Pinho, DEEC, ISR, Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto


The main aim of this Symposium is to provide a forum for discussion and dissemination of the latest research on optimal control problems described by ODE’s. The focus will be on theoretical developments as well as on applications. Of special interest will be applications of optimal control in areas like energy, robotics, economics, life sciences, agriculture, etc. Numerical aspects as well as developments of solvers for optimal control problems are also welcomed.
The list of topics includes, but is not limited to the following:

  • Optimality conditions
  • Solvers
  • Sensitivity analysis
  • Hamiltonian-­‐ Jacobi approach
  • Perturbed systems
  • Nonsmooth problems

91) Title: "Implementation of the Different Type of the Numerical Methods for Caputo’s, Riemann- Liouville and Grünwald- Letnikov sense Fractional- Order Differential Equations"

Organizer:  Prof.Dr. Necdet BILDIK, Celal Bayar University, Faculty of Art and Sciences, Department of Mathematics, Muradiye Campus, 45047, Manisa/ TURKEY


 The aim of this symposium is to give an opportunity for getting together with the collagues , graduate and undergraduate students who are working on this topics. During this meeting we will be dealth with not only the developments in the field of the approximate solution of linear and nonlinear fractional- order differential equations but also their applications in different fields will be as well.
   Recently, there has been a growing interest in the sense of different type of fractional- order differential equations. These types of differential equations arise from various physical and biological models which are widely applicable. Most of the time, it is very hard to obtain the analytical solution of this kind of differential equations so that the authors use the approximate methods in order to solve these type of problems.
Rawashdeh used the collocation spline method to approximate the solution of fractional equations, Momani obtained local and global existence and uniqueness solution of the integro-differential equations, R.C. Mitdal and Ruchi Nigam used the solution of fractional integro-differential equations by Adomian decomposition method,etc.
In the last years new application areas of these equations have been has found in studies of viscoelastic materials, as well as in many fields of science and engineering including fluid flow, rheology, diffusive transport, electrical networks, electromagnetic theory and probability.
The authors are also welcome comparing the results using the numerical methods such as Adomian Decomposition, Modified Adomian Decomposition, Taylor Polynomial, Variational Iteration, Differential Transform, Homotopy Analysis, Homotopy Perturbation Methods , etc. for the solution of fractional- order differential equations.   


92) Title: "Mathematical Problems in Engineering (MPE 2013)"

Organizer:  Cristina Lucia Ros, Assistant Professor in Mathematical Physics at the University of Enna Kore, Italy and Andrea Alaimo, Assistant Professor in Aerospace Structure at the University of Enna Kore, Italy


The aim of the Session is to collect relevant papers dealing with mathematical  problems  and  numerical  formulations  characterized  by  practical  applicability  to engineering field.

The  Session  will  cover  a  wide  range  of  mathematical  and  computational  issues  in  modern engineering  with  particular  regards  to  multiphysics  coupling  problems,  modeling  and implementation of control systems and  Computational Fluid Dynamics – CFD analyses. The session will  be  characterized  by  a  multidisciplinary  nature  that,  by  means  of  a  common  need  for mathematical  and  numerical  models,  can  invite  authors  involved  in  the   implementation  of mathematical and numerical approaches with applications in different engineering areas including but  not  limited  to  Mechanical,  Aerospace,  Wind  and  Electrical  Engineering,  Bioengineering, Chemical  and  Industrial   Engineering,  Computer  Science,  Optimization  and  Renewable  Energy. Papers  must  be  characterized  by  innovative  models,  methods  and  approaches  that  can  found practical  application  to  the  engineering  field  or  by   new  useful  application  of  existing  models  to solve engineering problems. 

93) Title: "Vibrations Based Structural Health Monitoring and its Advantages over Wave Propagation Based Methods"

Organizer:  Akash Dixit. PhD., Adjunct Assistant Professor, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Woodruff School Teaching Fellow, Instructor, George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering, 801 Ferst Drive, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA 30332-0405.


A short description of the Symposium: Over the years the vibrations based structural health monitoring has been reduced in its significance because of lack of sensitivity to detection of damage. However, because of attenuation in wave propagation based methods, these methods although sensitive, are not able to explore large real-life structures. Vibration based methods are by default able to investigate large structures. This has resulted in a renewed interest to increase the sensitivity of vibration based methods.


94) Title: "Advance Discretization Techniques"

Organizer:  Jorge Belinha, PhD - Researcher at Institute of Mechanical Engineering (IDMEC), Porto, Portugal, Renato Natal Jorge, PhD - Professor at Faculty of Engineering of University of Porto, Porto, Portugal and Lúcia Dinis, PhD - Professor at Faculty of Engineering of University of Porto, Porto, Portugal


The limitations of conventional numerical methods, for solving new demanding problems, become more evident with the increase of phenomena to be simulated. Several industrial and academic interest problems cannot be easily analysed  using classical numerical methods. The simulation of the extrusion or the material moulding, in which it is necessary to consider an excessively large deformation of the computational mesh, requires advance discretization techniques in  order to avoid the locking phenomenon or a constant mesh rearrangement. The prediction of the crack propagation path, the simulation of interface dynamics in multiphase flows or the cellular growth in biomechanics, demand a flexible and  mesh independent numerical technique. In addition, recent advance discretization techniques permit to reduce significantly the simulation computational cost, permitting the analysis of more realistic applications. Several advanced  discretization techniques have become very popular in the research community in the last decade, aiming to overcome the limitations of classical methods:

  • Extended Finite Element Method (XFEM)
  • Discrete Element Method (DEM)
  • Lattice-Boltzmann-Method (LBM)
  • Material Point Method (MPM)
  • Meshless methods
  • Molecular Dynamics (MD)
  • Moving Particle Simulation (MPS)
  • Particle Finite Element Method (PFEM)
  • Smoothed Particles Hydrodynamics (SPH)

Today several applications can be simulated using advanced discretization techniques, such are:

  • Bio-medical engineering
  • Composites
  • Computational chemistry
  • Contact problems
  • Damage, fracture & fatigue
  • Disintegration processes
  • Earth and rock-fill dams
  • Environment and geosciences
  • Forming processes
  • Free surface flows
  • Geomechanics
  • Geophysics
  • Granulation processes
  • High velocity impact and blast problems
  • Industrial applications
  • Melting of objects in fire situations
  • Mixing processes
  • Multi-body and non-linear dynamics
  • Multi-fracturing solids systems
  • Multi-physics problems
  • Multi-scale material models
  • Multiphase flows
  • Nano-mechanics
  • Parallel processing
  • Quantum mechanics
  • Radiation damage
  • Real time computing
  • Ship hydrodynamics

This session focuses in the recent development and improvement of advance discretization techniques, as well as in the presentation of new numerical approaches and application fields in the context of computational mechanics.

95) Title: "State of the Art of Modeling, Numerical Analysis and Design, Optimizing the Performances, Controls of Wind Turbines and  Hybrid Renewable Energy Systems"

Organizer:  Alexandru  DUMITRACHE 1 and Florin FRUNZULICA 1,2   1 “Gheorghe Mihoc-Caius Iacob" Institute of Mathematical Statistics and Applied Mathematics of the Romanian Academy, Bucharest, ROMANIA  2 POLITEHNICA University of Bucharest, ROMANIA, Department of Aerospace Sciences, Faculty of Aerospace Engineering

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The main and analyzed subject in this session is highlighted by the topics of wind turbine (HAWT or VAWT): design, aerodynamic characteristics estimation, and aeroelasticity, performance prediction using mathematical modelling and numerical techniques,  improving wind turbine operational efficiency.
Hybrid systems consist of combining different types of energy production systems into a single power supply system. The most common type of hybrid system is combining a solar system with a wind generator; however, hybrid energy systems can integrate solar panels, diesel generator, batteries, and an inverter into the same system.
Therefore all papers including wind energy and hybrid renewable energy  systems topics are welcomed. 
Our session includes but is not limited to:

  • Optimizing Wind Turbine Performances
  • Wind Turbine Efficiency
  • CFD Analysis on Wind Turbine Rotor
  • Start-up regime analysis
  • Rotational and 3-D Effects on Wind Turbine Blades
  • Aerodynamic Design Optimization of Wind Turbines (Rotor Blades, Airfoils)
  • Structural-Response / Aeroelastic Analysis
  • The Rotor-Tower Coupling Effect
  • Noise of Wind Turbines (Prediction  and Reduction)
  • Aerodynamic Control Methods of Wind Turbine  (Active or Passive)
  • Wind Engineering
  • Wind Turbines Farms
  • Hybrid Renewable Energy Systems (wind-solar, wind-water, etc.)
  • System Integration


96) Title: "1th International Symposium on Fluid Flow and Heat Transfer in Aeronautics and Astronautics"

Organizer:  Yongping CHEN, Professor, Ph. D. Vice President of Yangzhou University Key Laboratory of Energy Thermal Conversion and Control of Ministry of Education, School of Energy and Environment, Southeast University, Nanjing, Jiangsu 210096, China Nanjing 210096, China Tel:+86-25-83792483 School of Energy and Power Engineering, Yangzhou University, Yangzhou, Jiangsu 225127, China Yangzhou 225127, China Tel:+86-25-83792483


Rapid advances in aeronautics and astronautics require the further studies and deep understanding of fluid dynamics and heat transfer to facilitate application of advanced technologies. Our symposium is to provide a forum for discussion of state-of-the-art researches, encountered challenges and adopted solutions in above research field. 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 and offers a wider audience.


97) Title: "Justification of the Approximate Methods for Solving Operator Equations"

Organizer:  Dr. Alexander Fedotov, Lobachevskii Institute of Mathemathics and Mechanics, Kazan Federal university, Rusia


To justify the approximate method means to prove its convergence and  to estimate the error of the approximate solution. There are a lot of approximate methods but very  few ways of their justification. The aim of the Synposium is to  discuss the main consepts these ways are based on.


98) Title: "Advances in Bio fuels-A vision for 2020 and beyond"

Organizer:  Dr.Pogaku Ravindra Professor of Chemical and Bio process engineering Director of Oil and Gas engineering School of Engineering and Information Technology University Malaysia Sabah Kota Kinabalu-88400 Sabah  Malaysia


The transport sector accounts for more than 70% of the total energy consumption. It is 98% dependent on fossil fuels with a high share of imports from cross boundaries.  There is a need for a well-co-ordinated strategy for the production of biofuels. The proposed Technology Platform for Biofuels should provide and help implement a strategy for biofuels, particularly in the transport sector. By so doing, and by making best use of knowledge and scientific excellence, the Technology Platform will contribute to the establishment and growth of a world-class, cost competitive biofuel  industry.

The purpose of the present symposium is to address all relevant issues and provide a vision and outline strategy, with emphasis on commercialization to increase markedly, biofuels production and use in all the countries.

An ambitious and realistic vision for 2020 is that up to one-third of the World transport fuel needs could be met by clean and CO2-efficient biofuels. A substantial part is to be provided by a competitive global industry, using a wide range of biomass resources, based on sustainable and innovative technologies. Biofuel development will create opportunities for biomass providers, biofuel producers and the automotive industry. Also, the technology will be used in 2020 in many countries exporting  biofuels from one region to another.


99) Title: "Recent Advances on Analysis and Visualization of Complex Networks"

Organizer:  Dr. Leandro Tortosa Department of Ciencia de la Computación e Inteligencia Artificial, University of Alicante, Ap. Correos 99, E-03080, Alicante, Spain. Tel:+34965903900.


The aim of this Symposium is to review and discuss recent advances in the field of Complex Networks, focusing on the analysis and visualization of such systems. Complex networks can be seen as networks with nontrivial topology and dynamics. Typical problems involved in this area include mining usage and traffic patterns in technological networks such as the Web and the Internet; modeling the evolution of complex social and technological networks; developing adaptive, distributed, collaborative, agent-based applications for Web search and recommendation; and so on.
We want to pay special attention to different problems associated with complex urban networks, such as traffic flow, transportation nets, urban design, as well as the application of mathematical algorithms to this type of complex systems. Models and algorithms to analyze and visualize complex networks in general and, in particular, urban networks, are of great interest.

 This Symposium constitutes a great opportunity for scientists, engineers and mathematicians to share recent investigations in the area of complex networks.
Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Visualization of large data sets.
  • Dynamical processes on networks.
  • Random graph models.
  • Network algorithms.
  • Centrality measures for complex networks.
  • Traffic problems in urban networks.
  • Graphs representation.
  • Biological networks.
  • Social networks.


100) Title: "Duality, Optimization in Banach Spaces and Numerical Analysis"

Organizer:  Fabio Silva Botelho, PhD, Depatment of Mathematics and Statistics, Federal University of Pelotas, Pelotas, RS-Brazil


This symposium comprises one or two sessions of presentations of some recent results on the fields of  optimization and duality in Banach spaces. We emphasize the following topics.  Convex analysis and duality for Banach space problems.
Duality and optimization  for finite dimensional problems  Applications to optimization problems, specially of multi-well nature and including  shape optimization and relating problems.  Duality for eigenvalue quantum mechanics problems  Related  numerical methods.


101) Title: "New Methods for Modeling and Control of Flexible Structures and Robots"

Organizer:  Dr. Laura Celentano PhD and Assistant Professor of Automatic Control Dipartimento di Ingegneria Elettrica e delle Tecnologie dell'Informazione (DIETI) Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II Via Claudio 21, 80125 Napoli, Italy


The flexible structures and robots are necessary and/or indispensable in:
1) very cramped workspaces and/or winding ones (where less invasive robots, and hence with slender links, are required);
2) very wide workspaces or anyway robots with end-effectors very far from their bases, because of the presence of obstacles (rivers, buildings, etc.), or when it is impossible or not convenient to use robots with mobile base or more cooperative robots (e.g. to build and/or to maintain mega-structures, electric lines, etc.);
3) dangerous and/or harmful areas of work both for the human operators and for the actuators with the electronic control (rescue and security robots).
For these reasons the modeling and control of robots with flexible links and, more generally, of flexible structures with degrees of freedom, is a historic topic of research and it remains very interesting and significant for the scientific and engineering community. Nowadays, in fact, in the above mentioned cases are required higher and higher specifications in terms of operating speeds and/or amplitude of areas of work and security; the only way to satisfy the previous specifications is to reduce the mass and to make the structures slender, i.e. to employ articulated structures having flexibility properties. Obviously, in order to reduce the disadvantages due to flexibility (oscillations and/or vibrations, breaking and the spillover phenomenon when the structure is controlled by a closed-loop controller), it is necessary to design advanced control systems based on reliable and efficient models.


102) Title: "Computational methods in Skin Penetration"

Organizer:  Yi Sun, The School of Computer Science, University of Hertfordshire College Lane, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, AL10 9AB, UK


The aim of the symposium is to bring leading researchers together in both the computer science or mathematics field and the pharmaceutical field, and to provide a forum for the presentation and discussion in areas that include all aspects of mathematical modelling in skin absorption. The list of topics includes, but is not limited to the following:

  • Machine learning methods to predict skin permeability.
  • QSAR analysis.
  • Simulation for the numerical calculation of permeation processes through human skin.
  • Computer modelling and molecular feature identification.
  • Modelling, analysis and simulation tools.

103) Title: "Recent Advances in Boundary Elements and Mesh Reduction Methods"

Organizer:  Prof. Dr. Yan Gu, Department of Engineering Mechanics, HohaiUniversity, Nanjing 210098, PR China


This Symposium is recognized as the international forum for the latest advances in the boundary element and other mesh reduction methods and their applications in science and engineering. Developments in boundary elements started in the late 60s. And since then, researches in the general field of Mesh Reduction Techniques, including Boundary Elements, has progressed rapidly and at an ever accelerating pace, as evidenced by the large number of papers published by the community in international journals. The vitality of Boundary Element research is mainly due to its ability to evolve. This evolution has resulted in the development of a whole range of Mesh Reduction Methods, which have now developed to a point where EBM can be seen as a sub-set of them. The Symposium aims to create a truly international forum in which researchers over the world can interact with each other, to better appreciate and discuss important new contributions.


104) Title: "Application of Fuzzy Logic and Neural Networks in Construction Management"

Organizer:  Edyta Plebankiewicz, PhD.,  Section of Technology and Building Management, Cracow University of Technology, Warszawska 24, 31-155 Cracow, Poland


This Symposium focuses on methods for decision-making to solve construction management problems with the use of fuzzy logic and neural networks.
The list of topics includes, but is not limited to, the following:

  • fuzzy logic and neural network methodology for construction contractors prequalification
  • fuzzy logic and neural network methodology for supplier/subcontractors selection
  • construction project risk assessment using fuzzy logic
  • using fuzzy logic for auditing quality management systems in construction
  • the comparison of construction works and firms using fuzzy logic and neutral network
  • fuzzy logic for evaluating alternative construction technology
  • fuzzy logic in cost calculation of construction projects
  • fuzzy based models for construction time: cost trade-off
  • using fuzzy mathematical models for determining construction schedules
  • using fuzzy mathematical models for construction project monitoring and control
  • decision processes in bidding procedures with the use of the fuzzy sets theory and neutral network


105) Title: "Recent Advances in Desalination Processes"

Organizer:  Dr. Isam H. Aljundi, University of Nizwa, Chemical Engineering Department, PO Box 33, 616 Birkat Al Mouz, Sultanate of Oman, Office:  +968-25446-200 Ext. 536, Mobile: +968-9541-6712


The main objective of this symposium is to cover state of the art research in desalination processes. It will include experimental and theoretical modeling of both thermal and membrane desalination processes. This symposium will provide an opportunity for scientists and engineers dealing with desalination processes to interact and share new ideas and trends.
Topics of interest includes (but not limited to):

  • Multi-stage flash distillation
  • Multiple-effect evaporation
  • Vapor compression distillation
  • Reverse osmosis
  • Pervaporation
  • Electrodialysis
  • Solar desalination
  • Hybrid processes
  • Energy and Exergy analysis of desalination processes


106) Title: "Phenomena, Nonlinear Analysis, and Control of Dynamical Systems"

Organizer:  Dr. Abdessattar Abdelkefi, Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics, MC 0219, Virginia Tech, Virginia 24061, USA.


The main objective of this symposium is to bring together leading scientists in the field of nonlinear dynamical systems in order to present and discuss their original and new research ideas.
Scientists having different engineering disciplines (mechanical, aerospace, civil, material science, etc.) are cordially invited to submit their original results covering the following topics:

  • Energy harvesting from ambient (direct, parametric, random, etc.) and aeroelastic or hydroelastic (flutter, VIV, galloping, etc.) vibrations
  • Design of broadband low-frequency energy harvesters (piezoelectric, magnetoelastic)
  • Design of bio-inspired smart structures
  • Dynamics of MEMS and NEMS
  • Control of fluid-structure interaction phenomena (flutter, VIV, galloping, etc.)
  • Dynamics of composite structures
  • Identification of nonlinear systems
  • Analytical modeling (perturbation techniques, method of normal forms, etc.)
  • Dynamics of MAVs and UAVs


107) Title: "2013 - Symposium on Numerical Optimization Techniques for Mitigating the Hydrodynamic and Aerodynamic Turbulence with Applications"

Organizer:  Dr. Mat. Diana Alina Bistrian, Department of Electrical Engineering and Industrial Informatics, Faculty of Engineering of Hunedoara, University “Politehnica” of Timisoara, Romania


This Session invites researchers working in various fields of Computational Fluid Dynamics to discuss issues related to problems arising from the study of turbulent inviscid flows in hydrodynamics and aerodynamics. This Session will include the assessment of new numerical techniques for modeling turbulent flows and development of convergent numerical solutions and efficient optimization methods of this kind of problems.
Special emphasis is placed on promoting interaction between the theoretical, experimental and applied communities, providing a high level exchange in emerging areas within applied mathematics, numerical analysis and engineering. Besides scheduling talks from established researchers, junior and post-doctoral researchers are strongly encouraged to present their work.
The main goal of the proposed Session is to bring together researchers involved in the following fields:

  • Applied mathematics: numerical methods for partial differential equations in their various aspects, fractional differential equations, delay systems, boundary value problems, stochastic Navier-Stokes equations
  • Computational hydraulics and hydrodynamics: modeling of swirling flows, optimal order modeling, active flow control, vortex flows, optimization and self induced instabilities mitigation in hydraulic turbines
  • Computational and experimental applied aerodynamics: clear-air turbulence, flight-testing aerodynamics, unsteady aerodynamics, subsonic, transonic, supersonic and hypersonic aerodynamics, sonic boom mitigation, optimization methods in applied aerodynamics
  • Sensitivity analysis, vortex breakdown phenomena and shape optimization techniques.


108) Title: "Numerical simulation and experiment of flow and heat transfer in fluidized bed"

Organizer:  Dr. Lu Youjun, State Key Laboratory of Multiphase Flow in Power Engineering (SKLMF), Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi’an, Shaanxi 710049, China


Fluidized bed has been extensively used in chemical processes due to their high heat and mass transfer efficiency. To achieve optimal design and control of such a fluidized bed reactor, it is important to understand the flow and heat transfer characteristics. The aim of this Symposium is devoted to advances the research on numerical simulation and experiment of flow and heat transfer in all kinds of fluidized beds, e. g. coating fluidized bed, combustion reactor, biomass reactor, dry reactor, FCC riser, pharmaceutical reactor, photo-catalytic reactor, bio-membrane reactor, micro-organisms reactor, and so on.
Scientists and engineers who dedicate themselves to the fundamental study of flow resistance, solid distribution, flow pattern, flow regime identification, heat transfer , chemical reaction, numerical method, measured method, and so on in fluidized bed are welcome to take part in this Symposium for scientific research.
Researchers are invited to submit original unpublished results associated to, but not limit to, the following topic areas of this symposium.

1) Mathematical modeling of flow and heat transfer in fluidized bed
2) DEM-CFD Simulation of flow and Heat Transfer in Fluidized Bed
3) Numerical simulation of flow and heat transfer with a Eularian model incorporating the kinetic theory
4) Other simulation methods and optimization design of fluidized bed
5) Measure technology and Flow pattern reorganization in fluidized bed
6) Experiment for flow and Heat Transfer in Fluidized Bed


109) Title: "1st International Symposium on Computational and Statistical Approaches to Tomographic Reconstruction"

Organizer:  Dr. Eman Khorsheed, Department of Mathematics, University of Bahrain, P. O. Box 32038, Kingdom of Bahrain, Tel: +973 17437574


Computational and statistical approaches have been widely used for image formation and reconstruction. The statistical methods can make use of the accurate physical models with real-life data taking into account the stochastic nature of noise; also they can enforce object constraints such as spatial continuity, temporal correlation and non-negativity. Tomography is a powerful reconstruction technique for producing cross-sectional images of the internal structure of an object, or more precisely, for estimating the distribution of a physical quantity of interest from a set of projection data using an appropriate computational technique such as Markov Chain Monte Carlo (MCMC). Some areas to which tomography has been applied are medical imaging, geophysics, oceanography, quantum states, and relatively recently to the ionosphere where estimates of the electron density are used in mapping the ionosphere.      
This symposium aims to bring together statisticians, physicists, engineers, mathematicians and scientists working on new research ideas in the related fields.
Topics to be covered by the symposium include (but not limited to):

  • Computational statistics and software development
  • Statistical modeling  
  • Statistical approaches to tomographic reconstruction
  • Bayesian Statistics including spatial, spatio temporal and hierarchical models
  • Image analysis and tomography: ionospheric tomography, quantum tomography, oceanography, geophysics, medical tomography, etc.
  • Solar-terrestrial remote sensing and imaging


110) Title: "Heat Transfer Problems in Material Sciences"

Organizer:  Prof. Dr. Aleksandar Sedmak, Professor at the Department of Materials Engineering and Director of the Innovation Center, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University of Belgrade, Serbia and Dr. Ivana Ivanovic, Innovation Center, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University of Belgrade, Serbia


This session will be dedicated to a wide range of problems in material sciences where the mechanical deformation is mainly driven by the temperature field, and the numerical solution of the mechanical problem is directly dependent on the accuracy of the numerical solution of the thermal problem. Those problems already receive particular attention of both, engineering and mathematical society. The thermal models are three-dimensional transient with usually one distinctive boundary condition and still represent great approximation of the real-time problems. Numerous delicate details are present in the formulation of models such as transient heat source, transient convection boundary conditions, thermal dependent material properties that are difficult to implement, complex geometries just to name a few. Our group is engaged in theoretical, experimental, and numerical research of welding, coating, and casting and the other researches that belong to those and related problems will be highly appreciated.


111) Title: "Advanced Topics in Solid Mechanics"

Organizer:  Prof. Dr. Simona ROATESI Professor of Applied Mathematics Department of Mathematics and Physics Military Technical Academy 39-49 G.Cosbuc Bd., Sector 5, 050141 Bucharest, Romania


This symposium addresses also to mathematicians, physicists, engineers and it is devoted both to theoretical developments and to engineering applications in domains such as:

  • Rock and Soil Mechanics
  • Civil, Mining and Petroleum Engineering
  • Computational Mechanics
  • Wave propagation
  • Contact problems
  • Stress Concentration, Damage, Fracture, Rupture
  • Coupling Problems
  • Finite Deformations
  • Dislocations
  • Constitutive Modeling
  • Numerical Modeling
  • Finite Element Method, Boundary Element Method
  • Impact Problems
  • Dynamics Mechanics
  • Mesh Free Methods: SPH, DSPH, DEM, MPS, etc.


112) Title: "Numerical Calculations on Theoretical Magnetism"

Organizer:  Dr. Gulistan MERT, Department of Physics, Selcuk University, Konya,Turkey


The objective of this symposium is to bring together researchers all areas of theoretical magnetism.

  • ferromagnetism
  • antiferromagnetism
  • ferrimagnetism
  • magnetic susceptibility
  • hysteresis behaviors


113) Title: "Tectónic macro indicators. Major changes in the landscape, natural resources and risks"

Organizer:  Dr. Adolfo Antonio Gutiérrez, Professor at the Faculty of Natural Sciences and IML of the National University of Tucuman, Argentina


The landscape changes, the availability of natural resources and the geological processes that constitute natural hazards are often related to tectonic activity. The aim of the symposium is to present the current state of knowledge about those macro indicators for determining major tectonic events and argue that research is needed to perform to solve questions, quantify and understand the processes that affected life in the past and may impose conditions in the future.

The main topics which will be addressed at the symposium, but not limited to, are:

  • Sedimentary basins
  • Saline basins
  • Earthquake hazards
  • Transpressional and transtensional ;
  • Remote Sensing and field studies
  • Large impact structures
  • Numerical and experimental methods
  • Landscapes
  • Volcanism
  • Mega alluvial fans
  • Geomorphic anomalies


114) Title: "The Diffusion Equation: Its Basic Aspects and Contemporary Applications"

Organizer:  Dr. F. E. M. Silveira Tel.: +55-11-996292283 Adjoint Professor – Centro de Ciências Naturais e Humanas Universidade Federal do ABC – Santo André – Brazil


The diffusion equation is a consequence of the combination of a conservation law and a constitutive relation of matter. However, the formulation of constitutive relations depends strongly on several space and time scales. As a result, the standard diffusion equation may be extended in many different ways, each related to a distinct scale- dependent aspect of the problem.
The aim of this symposium is to bring together young and senior researchers working on various aspects, analytical, numerical, or experimental, of diffusion problems.

The scope of the symposium, although not limited to, is intended to cover the main following points:
1. Electric and Magnetic Diffusion: extensions of Ohm's law, electric, and magnetic polarizability;
2. Non-Fourier Heat Conduction: Maxwell-Cattaneo equation and the paradox of infinitely fast heat propagation;
3. Hyperbolic Thermo-Elasticity: the extended irreversible thermodynamics perspective;
4. Thermo-Mechanics of Fractal Media: dimensional regularization and the continuum limit;
5. Stochastic Models: constitutive relations, impact waves, and the finite elements method approach.

115) Title: "Dependable Mechatronic Systems"

Organizer:  Dr. José Machado*, Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering Department, CT2M Research Centre, School of Engineering, University of Minho, Campus of Azurém, 4800-058 Guimarães, Portugal and Prof. Dr. Sahin Yildirim**, Professor, Department of Mechatronics Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Erciyes University, kayseri 38039, Turkey.

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This Special Session on Dependable Mechatronic Systems focuses on modeling, design, analysis, synthesis, control and interoperability of industrial mechatronic systems considering the five main domains involved: Mechanics, Electronics, Automation, Control and Informatics for improving dependability of mechatronic systems. From all these systems, the focus is centered on both: aspects relied to study of respective controllers and aspects relied to study of respective plants. Software engineering, automotive engineering, robotics, communication, and architectures are considered crucial aspects to be considered.


We invite scientists and engineers from academia and industry responsible for designing and using those systems 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 special session:

  • Modeling;
  • Simulation;
  • Formal Verification;
  • Synthesis;
  • Design;
  • Embedded systems;
  • Networked systems;
  • Interoperability;
  • Software engineering;
  • Sensors technology
  • Intelligent Robotic systems
  • System analysis and control

116) Title: "Rheology of non-Newtonian materials"

Organizer:  Dr Azadeh Jafari Centre de Recherches Mathematiques, Universite de Montreal, Montreal, Canada


This symposium on rheology of non-Newtonian materials will focus on fundamental developments in the rheological sciences and applications on both the macroscopic and microscopic scale. In addition, this symposium brings together the worlds rheologists to present the latest advances and developments in this field.
Non-Newtonian materials would include polymer solutions and melts used in the manufacture of everyday plastics, foodstuffs, detergents, paints, blood, cement, shampoo, toothpaste, lubricants, crude oil, etc, etc. The list is endless. The relevance to industry is obvious and the characterisation of such materials and their modelling vital in manufacturing processes.

Topics considered suitable for this Symposium include the following (but are not limited to):
• Instabilities, unsteady and turbulent or chaotic flow characteristics in non Newtonian fluids.
• Constitutive and computational modeling of rheology
• Biopolymers, biofluids and foods
• Emulsions, foams and interfacial rheology
• Suspensions and colloids
• Non-Newtonian fluid mechanics
• Polymer solutions, melts and blends
• Rheometry
• Rheology of nano- and natural composites
• Solids and granular materials
• Industrial rheology

117) Title: "Engineering Problems of Plasticity"

Organizer:  Professor Dr. R. I. Nepershin, Moscow State University of Technology “STANKIN”, Department of Plastic Deformation Systems. Vadkovsky side street, 3a, Moscow 127055, Russia.


 Object of Symposium Engineering Problems of Plasticity (EPP) is discussion of modern developments in mathematical analysis, numerical solutions and computer simulation of engineering problems induced by large plastic deformation of solids and structures in the fields of plastic forming technology, buckling, fracture and limit loads constrained by plastic flow.
   Scope of the EPP Symposium is:
1) new mathematical modes of the plastic engineering problems,
2) numerical analysis and algorithms for non-linear plastic problems,
3) plastic buckling of rods, plates and shells,
4) computer simulation of metal forming processes and structures,
5) plastic fracture of solids and structures.
   Computer simulations based on elastic-plastic, rigid-plastic et al. finite element standard commercial codes are not acceptable.


118) Title: "The Stability and Control for Lurie Systems"

Organizer:  Prof. Dr. Fucheng Liao, Vice Dean, School of Mathematics and Physics, University of Science and Technology Beijing, China


As a typical class of nonlinear system, the problem of the absolute stability of Lurie control systems has been studied for almost 70 years, and has proved a fruitful area of research. Recently, the problem of Lurie control systems has been extended as large-scale Lurie systems, uncertain Lurie systems, Lurie systems with time-delays, neutral Lurie systems, and Lurie systems with time-varying coefficients.


119) Title: "Symposium on Finite Volume Formulation and its Applications"

Organizer:  Dr. Shicheng Xue School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, The University of Sydney Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia


Numerical modeling with finite volume methods (FVMs) is now becoming one of the most popular methods in a wide range of application fields. This Symposium will provide a forum for the leading researchers around the world working on finite volume methods to review and discuss recent advances in the field. It covers state of the art research in various subjects specifically related to finite volume methods and their applications: from formulation methods, solution algorithms to their applications in science and engineering.
Topics of interest of the symposium include (but not limited):
• finite volume formulations for convection and/or diffusion equations
• high-order interpolation schemes in unstructured grids
• robust solution algorithms (for either transient or steady-state problems)
• novel methods for free surface predictions in the context of FVMs
• implementation methods of boundary conditions
• error estimations
• applications in (but not limited) fluid dynamics and heat transfer, non-Newtonian fluid mechanics, solid mechanics and electrostatics.

120) Title: "Coupling meteorological and hydrological information in flood risk mitigation"

Organizer:  Dr. Salvatore GABRIELE National Research Council Research Institute for Hydrogeological Protection Via Cavour, 4 87036 RENDE (CS) ITALY


Extreme rainfall and floods are among the environmental events with the most disastrous consequences for human society. Estimation of their occurrence probability is of great importance in hydrological modeling and planning for related emergencies.
 The presence of a sufficient number of time data series is essential to correctly estimating parameters of statistical models. However, especially in developing Countries and in case of hourly rainfalls, data availability is generally scarce or absent. The use of the meteorological information, available all over the world from many decades, may compensate for this lack and then help us to find climatologically homogeneous regions whose results can be transferred to hydrological applications.
This session aims at bringing together researchers working on hydrological modeling for rainfall hazard mitigation, based on either meteorological and at-site data, also considering climate change scenarios. Examples of mathematical modeling approaches and innovative methods to merging meteorological and traditional rainfall data for increasing the performance of statistical analyses of extreme rainfall events are especially solicited.


121) Title: "Advanced Pushover Methods for the Seismic Analysis of Structures"

Organizer:  Alfredo Camara, Research associate at Eduardo Torroja Research Institute. Centre belonging to the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC)


Pushover methods for the seismic analysis of structures raised a great interest in the scientific community in the last few years because of their ability to uncover possible design weaknesses and undesirable failure modes that could remain hidden in an elastic analysis, besides the strong computational cost reduction in comparison with the direct integration of the coupled system of dynamics in time-domain. Today, multi-mode Pushover strategies and adaptive procedures have been proved to predict accurately the nonlinear response of complex structures like high-rise buildings or long-span bridges under extremely large ground motions. The scope of this Symposium is to present the most advanced research on Pushover methods and its application to the structural design or retrofit, allowing attendees and participants to get in touch with innovative mathematical developments on nonlinear structural dynamics.  


122) Title: "Droplet-Film Interactions"

Organizer:  Dr. Svend Tollak Munkejord and Dr. Amy Leigh Brunsvold, SINTEF Energy Research, Sem Sælands vei 11, 7465 Trondheim, Norway, Tel: + 47 73593897 or +47 73593955

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The aim of this symposium is to highlight recent advances in the field of droplet-film interactions, both in numerical simulations and experimental work. Special focus will be placed on the relevance of droplet impacts in various industrial fields such as heat exchangers, gas-liquid separation, spray cooling, scrubbers, and fluidized beds, etc.
Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Detailed two-phase flow models (level-set method, volume of fluid method, etc.)
  • Numerical – experiment comparisons
  • Heat exchanger modeling
  • Droplet deposition and entrainment
  • Droplet-film interactions 
  • Dimensionless analysis of liquid droplet interactions with films
  • Droplet phenomena and transitions: bouncing, splashing, coalescence, etc.
  • Droplet studies relevant for industrial processes


123) Title: "Helmholtz Equation: Analytical and Numerical Solution"

Organizer:  Prof. Van Thinh Nguyen, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Seoul National University, Seoul 151-744, Korea


Electromagnetism is a classical area of physics and engineering, and plays a very important role in the development of new technology. Electromagnetic waves have been applied to many areas of sciences and engineering, such as detecting and imaging biomedical, environmental and geophysical objects, delineating the water table depth, frozen-unfrozen interfaces, mapping soil stratigraphy, subsurface bedrock topography, peat deposits, geological structure, and locating  buried pipes, cables and ordnances. The mathematics behind responds to such imaging and detecting techniques is the Helmholtz equation. Therefore, in order to better understand and enhance the electromagnetic techniques, there is a need to study analytical and numerical solutions of the Helmholtz equation. The symposium is planned to attract the researchers and scientists who are interesting to share their research results on Helmholtz Equations including well-posed and ill-posed problems, however it is not only limited to Helmholtz Equation, but maybe including Elliptic equations, such as Poisson's Equation, sine-Gorden Equation, etc. An expected outcome of this symposium is setting up a "Helmholtz Equation Community" where we can exchange research ideas and applications of this equation.


124) Title: "Fractal dimensionality for imaging and analyzing large complex data sets"

Organizer:  Anna CARBONE Institute of Condensed Matter and  Complex Systems Physics, Department of Applied Science and Technology, Politecnico di Torino, Italy  and Oleg GORSHKOV Medical Biophysics, Medical Informatics and Biostatistics Department, Donetsk National Medical University, Donetsk 83003, Ukraine


Imaging and visualization  are essential tools to analyze data generated in diverse fields. Experiment and numerical simulations performed on systems belonging to social sciences, climate modeling, medico-biological tissue are some examples of large amounts of data that exhibit complexity features  and self-similarity over a wide range of spatial and temporal scales.
To the scope of quantifying  features like formation of patterns, clustered structures,  accurate analytical tools and realistic representations  of such structures are required.
This symposium will  focus on the application of  fractal  analysis for imaging and quantifying  large complex data sets.
The symposium welcomes contributions dealing with  fractal dimensionality analysis  and visualization in areas as for example:

  • Spatial Environments (Natural and Artificial  Systems)
  • Social and Economic Sciences
  • Genomics
  • Medical and Biophysical Sciences


125) Title: "Passive modal damping enhancement in linear dynamic structures through strongly nonlinear attachment/attachments"

Organizer:  Dr. Mohammad A. AL-Shudeifat Aerospace Engineering Khalifa University of Science, Technology & Research (KUSTAR) P.O. Box 127788, Abu Dhabi, UAE


Shock mitigation using nonlinear energy sinks (NESs) in small dynamic systems (aircraft winglets) and large scale dynamic structures (large scale buildings, towers, etc…) has been gaining a considerable research interest in the past decade. The NES attachment to a linear dynamic structure yields a considerable enhancement in the modal damping of the linear dynamic structure. The symposium focuses on the latest advances and developments in the NESs application for shock mitigation, energy harvesting and wave arrest in a linear lattice. In addition, the effect of the nonlinear stiffness modifications in the NES on the modal damping enhancement is also addressed. These modifications may include but are not limited to exploring the effect of adding small linear and nonlinear negative stiffness components in the NES, synergy, considering asymmetric nonlinearities and exploring different nonlinear stiffness functions.


126) Title: "Advances in Sampling Theory and Applications"

Organizer:  Dr. Nursel Koyuncu, Statistics Department, HacettepeUniversity, Ankara, TURKEY


The aim of this meeting is to bring together mathematicians and statisticians interested in sampling theory and its applications to related fields to review recent advances and discuss the  problems.
Paper submissions on any aspect of sampling theory and applications are welcome. Some topics are:

  • Developments within traditional sampling theory
  • Modern techniques like nonparametric sampling
  • Randomized response models
  • Calibration
  • Theory and practice of sampling 
  • Missing data


127) Title: "Numerical Simulation in Geomechanics and Tectonophysics. Strain dynamics from Early Inelasticity to Strain Localization and Fracture"

Organizer:  Prof. Yurii P. Stefanov, Institute of Strength Physics and Materials Science, SB RAS (ISPMS SB RAS), 2/1, Academicheskii pr., Tomsk, 634021, Russia. Phone: +7 (3822) 286937, +7 903 950 3869; Fax: +7 (3822) 492676


Discuss different aspects of strain nucleation and deformation in dilatation and compaction.
The issues to be discussed at the meeting can be numerical approaches to analysis of deformation in a geomedium as well as physical phenomena and problem statements to cover significant relevant research subjects, mathematical models and numerical methods, and to discuss difficulties in calculations, analysis, and interpretation of data.
The basic issues of the session can be

  • Analysis of elastoplastic deformation and fracture in geomedia
  • Modes of deformation: dilatancy and compaction
  • Dynamics (formation and development) of strain localization zones and fracture
  • Deformation in the Earth crust. Natural and technogenic processes.
  • Estimation of stress-strain states and anomalous zones by analysis and calculation of elastic wave propagation
  • Assessment of structure and stress-strain states in mineral deposit regions
  • Deformation around wellbore and mine workings, assessment of states, stability and safety.
  • Coupled poro-elastoplastic processes.


128) Title: "Mathematics Applied to Solid Mechanics"

Organizer:  Dr. Jan Galicki, Department of Mechanics  and Applied Computer Science, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Bialystok University of Technology, 15-351 Bialystok, Wiejska 45C, Poland


The Symposium is focused on the deterministic and stochastic modeling of the strength conditions for manufactured and natural composites, biomaterials, alloys and other materials. Furthermore, the solutions formulated on the basis of continuum mechanics are included in the Symposium. The analytical and numerical solutions are acceptable.


129) Title: "Recycling of industrial municipal and waste as sand or cement replacement in concrete construction"

Organizer:  Prof. Dr. Mohamed Alwaeli Silesian University of Technology, Department of Technologies and Installations for Waste Management


In the last years, the construction industry in many countries witnessed a rapid growth. Concrete is the most widely used building material in the construction industry. It is estimated that in the near future, the concrete industry globally will consume 8–12 billion tons annually of natural aggregates after the year 2010. This growth is jeopardized by the lack of natural resources that are available and causes the environmental destruction. Recycling of industrial waste as aggregate is thus a logical option to manage this problem and to compensate the lack of natural resources and to find alternative ways for conserving the environment.
Reuse of industrial solid waste as a partial replacement of aggregate in construction activities not only saves landfill space but also reduces the demand for extraction of natural raw materials. Preserving natural aggregates is a matter of sustainable development to ensure sufficient resources for future generations

The international Symposium on Recycling of municipal and industrial waste as sand or cement replacement in concrete construction will be held in Rhodes, Greece during September 21-27, 2013. The Symposium aims to bring together professional researchers, engineers and students from the universities, technologists, entrepreneurs and policy makers all around the World. Thus, the Symposium provides opportunities for the delegates to discuss the latest advances, technical knowledge, and continuing research in recycling of industrial municipal and waste as sand or cement replacement in concrete construction and its applications in infrastructure developments.

All the papers, that will be submitted to the symposium, will undergo a review process for either oral or poster presentation. We look forward to welcoming you to Rhodes, Greece.

Conference Topics
The conference is open to anyone interested in attending. It will be of specific interest to those within the building and construction industries. Specific areas of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Building Contractors
  • Architects
  • Civil Engineering Contractors
  • Educators
  • Consulting Engineers
  • Local Government Personnel
  • Product Manufacturers
  • Project Managers
  • Ready Mix Concrete Producers
  • Reinforcement Suppliers
  • Sustainability of concrete pavements
  • Prestressing Companies


130) Title: "Coding for Wireless Communication Systems"

Organizer:  Cibele Cristina Trinca, Universidade Estadual Paulista “Julio de Mesquita Filho” (UNESP) – campus de Ilha Solteira and Edson Donizete de Carvalho, Universidade Estadual Paulista “Julio de Mesquita Filho” (UNESP) – campus de Ilha Solteira


Wireless technology is a truly revolutionary paradigm shift, enabling multimedia communications between people and devices from any location. It also underpins exciting applications such as sensor networks, smart homes, telemedicine and automated highways.
It is necessary to analyze the characteristics of the wireless channel, including their fundamental capacity limits. Various modulation, coding and signal processing schemes can be discussed, including state-of-the-art adaptive modulation, multicarrier, spread spectrum and multiple antenna techniques.
Also, lattice codes are known to achieve capacity in the Gaussian point-to-point channel, achieving the same rates as independent, identically distributed (i.i.d.) random Gaussian codebooks. Lattice codes are also known to outperform random codes for certain channel models that are able to exploit their linearity.


131) Title: "Highlights in Copula Modeling"

Organizer:  Prof. Dr. Veronica Andrea Gonzalez-Lopez, University of Campinas, Department of Statistics, Rua SA©rgio Buarque de Holanda, 651, Campinas a?? S.P. Brazila?šCEP 13083-859


The symposium will be devoted to the latest developments in statistical methodologies based on copulaa??s theory. Special attention will be given to recent theoretical results and original applications.


132) Title: "Generalized Inverses and their 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.



Generalized inverses, such as outer inverse,  Moore-Penrose inverse, Drazin and group inverse etc.,  cover a wide range of mathematical areas, such as matrix theory,
operator theory, c*-algebras, semi-groups. They appear in numerous applications that  include areas such as  matrix, matrix differential   and difference equations, Markov chains, graphics,  cryptography, coding theory, incomplete data recovery  and robotics. 
The aim of this mini-symposium, is to gather researchers involved in the study of generalized inverses and their applications.


133) Title: "Sparse Matrix Inverse Related Algorithms"

Organizer:  Dr. Song Li, Apple Inc., USA


The symposium will present and discuss algorithms related to the  inversion of sparse matrices. Examples of topics include:

  • applications such as in device community, electronic structure,
  • finite element/finite difference analysis;
  • performance and scalability, including parallelization, cache/memory  optimization for speed and space constraints, use of GPU, etc.;
  • accuracy and stability of algorithms for matrices with a variety of  properties;
  • FIND, RGF, SelInv, multifrontal methods, elimination trees, nested  dissection, their variations and applicability of a variety of  problems;
  • sparsity pattern of the matrices and the inverse entries of our interests


134) Title: "Extrapolation of Random Fields with Heavy Tailed Values and its Applications"

Organizer:  Dr. Elena Shmileva, St.Petersburg State University, Mathematical department, the Chebyshev Laboratory, researcher, Russian Federation, 199178 St.Petersburg, 14th line V.O., 29B



In  this symposium we would like to concentrate on the problem of extrapolation (prediction) of random fields arising  in many areas from geosciences to insurance. This is one of the fundamental tools in environmental statistics
(geostatistics). For square integrable fields,  the kriging extrapolation techniques is well-known. For the fields without the second moment of marginals, i.e. with heavy tailed values, there problem is still very little studied. The aim of the symposium is to exchange ideas and latest advances on this subject.

  • statistics for heavy tailed random variables,
  • stochastic processes in presence of heavy tailed noise,
  • signal processes under extremal risks,
  • dependence structure of stable random fields,
  • prediction of stable random fields (processes),
  • prediction of records,
  • statistical modeling and risk analysis of extremal events,
  • heavy tailed modeling in insurance, finance, telecommunication
  • systems and Internet.
  • self-similar Internet traffic,
  • environmental statistics (geostatistics).


135) Title: "Information Transport on Complex Networks"

Organizer:   Prof. Dr. Akito Igarashi, Department of Applied Mathematics and Physics, Kyoto University, Kyoto, 606-8501, Japan. Tel +81757535495.


Since the discovery of complex networks, that is, the small world and  scale free networks, at the end of 20th century, the dynamics on the  networks, including epidemic spreading and opinion dynamics on social  networks, information transport on technical networks and so on, has  been intensively investigated by many researchers. In particular,  the information transport on communication networks, that is, the  Internet, the WWW, P2P networks, cognitive networks and so  on, is an  important issue in the study of dynamics on the complex networks since  such communication networks reach a huge scale and a lot of data pass  through the networks recently and it is reported that the networks are  complex  networks. Moreover, it is quite important to investigate how  opinions and viruses, a kind of "information", are transported on  social or complex networks, because spreading of the "information" has  distinctive characteristics on complex networks.
The aim of this Symposium is to review and discuss recent advances in  the information transport on complex networks, including the Internet,  the WWW, P2P networks, cognitive networks, social networks and so on.  

Problems of interest include but not limited to: 

  • Routing strategy on networks.
  • Search path algorithms on networks.
  • Virus spreading on networks.
  • Opinion dynamics on networks.
  • Spatial games on networks.


136) Title: "Mathematical and numerical modelling of large elastoplastic deformations, micro- and macro-fracturing processes of isotropic and anisotropic solids and structures under transient dynamic loading."

Organizer:  Dr. Alexander A. Lukyanov (Abingdon Technology Centre, Schlumberger, Abingdon, OX14 1 UJ, UK, and Prof. Evgeny Romenski (Sobolev Institute of Mathematics SB RAS, Novosibirsk 630090, Russia,


The goal of the symposium is to bring together all the active researchers working in various aspects of computational solid mechanics and, particularly, focusing on modeling of large elastoplastic deformations, micro- and macro-fracturing processes of isotropic and anisotropic solids and structures under transient dynamic loading. Thermomechanical processes observed in deformable solids and structures under transient dynamic loadings consist of coupled mechanical, thermal and fracturing processes. The fracturing processes involve formation, motion and interaction of defects in crystals, phase transitions, breaking of bonds between atoms, accumulation of micro-structural damages (pores, cracks), etc. Irreversible deformations, zones of adiabatic shear micro-fractures are caused by these processes. Dynamic fracturing is a complicated multistage process, which includes appearance, evolution and confluence of micro-defects and formation of embryonic micro-cracks and pores that can grow and lead to the breaking-up of bodies with formation of free surfaces. This results in a need to use more advanced mathematical and numerical techniques. In light of this, numerous investigations into the numerical modeling of different isotropic and anisotropic solid and structures have been undertaken and numerous phenomenological macro-/micro-scopic models have been developed. However, in spite of a perfectly adequate general understanding, experimental methodology, and theory, material models do not agree in detail, especially for anisotropic materials. Knowledge of the capabilities and limitations of these different approaches leads to a better understanding of their impact on various applications and future research on improving and extending modeling capabilities. The main aim of this symposium is to establish fundamentals aspects common to different approaches, identify the areas for improvements, and formulate key challenging topics for future research and meetings.    
A list of key topics is (but is not limited to)
1. Modeling of large elastoplastic deformation in solids and structures (isotropic and anisotropic plasticity, viscous  and relaxation effects, thermal effects, adiabatic shear bands); Dislocation dynamics.
2. Equation of State and thermodynamic non-linear effects;
3. Thermodynamically consistent damage models. Modeling of void nucleation, grow and collapse;
4. Pore elastoplasticity. Modelling of naturally fractured heterogeneous solids with faults, micro- and macro-fracture networks.  
5. Modeling of fracture propagations; Phase transition.
6. Numerical methods for high-rate deformation modeling in isotropic and anisotropic solids; Accuracy and stability of numerical methods.


137) Title: "Advanced Finite Element Analysis for Structural and Civil Engineering"

Organizer:  Prof. Dr. Mohammed Khalil Ferradi, Pythagore R&D, SETEC TPI, 42-52 Quai de la Rapee, 75012, Paris, France.


Finite element analysis has become a widely used method all around the world and in every days engineers work, this is due to its practical utilization and adaptation to solve different problems encountered in civil engineering. The goal of this symposium will be to bring together researchers, scientists and engineers to  present their latest works and developments, that represents a real advancements into the field of finite element analysis for structural and civil engineering.
The symposium will focus into this particular points:

  • Higher order beam elements.
  • Geometric and material non linearity’s.
  • Elastic and plastic instability’s.
  • Structures dynamics.
  • Numerical methods for civil engineering.
  • Methods for geometric modeling of structures.


138) Title: "Neural Networks and Evolutionary Algorithms Methods for the Solution of Nonlinear Equations, Linear and Non-Linear Algebraic Systems of Equations and Related Linear Algebra and Signal Processing Problems"

Organizer:  Dr. Konstantinos Goulianas, Alexander Technological Institute of Thessaloniki, Department of Informatics, Thessaloniki, Greece


The aim of this symposium is to give an opportunity for getting together with the people who are working on these topics. It emphasizes in developing of neural network architectures and evolutionary algorithms for the following Numerical Analysis, Linear Algebra and Signal Processing Problems:

  • Solution of non-Linear Equations
  • Polynomial Root Finding
  • Computing the Number of Real Roots of Polynomials
  • Factorization of Polynomials
  • Computing Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors
  • Solution of Linear Systems of Equations
  • Computing Inverse and Pseudo Inverse of a Matrix
  • Solution of Non-Linear Systems of Equations
  • Solution of Non-Linear Polynomial Systems of Equations
  • Pole Estimation
  • Phase Unwrapping


139) Title: "Symposium on Applications of Chebysev-Gruss Type Inequalities in Statistics and Approximation Theory"

Organizer:  Associate Professor Bogdan GAVREA, Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Str. Memorandumului nr. 28, 400114 Cluj-Napoca, Romania


Chebysev-Gruss type inequalities have attracted a lot of attention, due to  their significant impact in many areas of Mathematics. During the last  century many generalizations and extensions of these inequalities have  been proposed and a lot of them proved to be of great importance in  numerous applications. In this symposium, we address some of the new  developments related to Chebysev-Gruss type inequalities with an emphasis  on applications in statistics and approximation theory.


140) Title: "On the Validity of the Batch Quantile Method for Markov  Chains "

Organizer:  David Fernando Muñoz Department of Industrial & Operations Engineering Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México Río Hondo #1, Mexico City, Mexico


The estimation of quantiles of the steady-state distribution of a (general state-space) Markov chain (MC) from observations (e.g., simulated) of the corresponding MC is an important problem. For example, this estimation is required when constructing prediction intervals for a response variable W  g   , and Markov chain Monte Carlo has been applied to obtain information on the posterior distribution p   x  of  (where x represents a vector of data). Recent results show that a batch quantile methodology (similar to the batch means method) can be applied to obtain confidence intervals that are asymptotically valid under the assumption that the MC is exponentially ergodic. In this symposium we are interested in theoretical and application results on the validity of the batch quantile method for Markov chains, empirical assessments on the assumptions that are necessary for the validity of the batch quantile method as well as successful applications of the batch quantile method in any areas are especially welcome.

141) Title: "International Workshop on Computational Intelligence, Social Networking, and Cyber Physical Systems"

Organizer:  Prof. Jiankun Hu, Dr. Frank Jiang, The University of New South Wales at Australian Defence Force Academy (UNSW@ADFA), Australia.


Computational intelligence (CI) is comprised of a wide range of techniques, has proven to be effective in decision making in complex and dynamic environment. These techniques typically include Machine Learning, Pattern Recognition, Fuzzy Logic, Evolutionary Computation, Neural Networks and other theories such as graph theory, Complexity, Algorithmic Information Theory, Information Theory, Statistics and Signal Analysis. The flexible CI approaches can help to face the new security requirements to deal with unknown/new threats in the future large-scale network. Moreover, CI- based techniques are promising to enhance cyber security efficiency, and have been increasingly applied in the area of cyber security.  The efficient real-time monitoring tools and decision support modules can be built to provide intelligent solutions to various cyber security issues, including detecting external attacks and internal misuses, known and unknown attacks, viruses and spam, etc. The CI-enabled applications have shown success in identity theft, phishing, spam and even cyber infrastructure threats, etc. Social networking has become a phenomenon and there are many interesting research topics  such as trust and privacy, and user behaviour modelling etc where CI can play a big role. Cyber-physical system (CPS) has recently been identified as the No.1 research priority by the U.S. President’s Council of Advisers on Science and  Technology (PCAST). The US National Science Foundation (NSF) has identified cyber-physical systems as a key area of research. This workshop intends report latest research developments in these exciting research fields.
The scope of this workshop is very broad. Topics of interest include (but not limited to):

  • Cryptography
  • Bio-cryptography
  • Biometrics and image forensics
  • Internet security
  • Intrusion detection
  • Access control
  • Data mining
  • Pattern recognition
  • Image and Speech Recognition
  • Medical Computational neuroscience
  • Learning and adaptation
  • Cognitive models and Collective intelligence
  • Machine vision and image processing
  • Neural control
  • Evolutionary neural systems
  • Neurodynamics and complex systems
  • Neuroinformatics
  • Sensor networks and intelligent systems
  • Neural hardware and applications
  • Computational biology
  • Neuroengineering
  • Bioinformatics and bioengineering
  • Molecular and quantum computing
  • Artificial immune systems
  • Particle Swarm Optimization
  • Combinatorial and numerical optimization
  • Evolutionary game theory
  • Complexity analysis of distribution algorithms
  • Fuzzy logic and fuzzy set theory
  • Lattice theory and multi-valued logics
  • Approximate reasoning Fuzzy information processing
  • Type-2 fuzzy logic Fuzzy and rough data analysis
  • Rough sets and random sets
  • Fuzzy mathematics
  • Fuzzy systems modeling and identification
  • Fuzzy control and intelligent systems
  • Fuzzy decision making and decision support systems
  • Hybrid fuzzy systems (fuzzy-neuro-evolutionary)
  • Fuzzy image and multimedia processing
  • Computational finance and economics
  • Medical, financial, industrial applications
  • Social networking
  • Cyber physical systems (CPS)

142) Title: "Computational and theoretical analysis of grid-based quantum many-body theory"

Organizer:  Dr. Toby D. Young Asst. Prof., Division of Computational method, Institute of Fundamental Technological Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences, ul A. Pawi ́skiego 5 b, 02-106 Warsaw, POLAND



Grid-based wavefunction methods in quantum many-body theory play a key rˆle in our understanding of the nature of nature.  Applying grid-based methods to the many-body problem poses a number of challenges in applied mathematics and theoretical physics. These are for instance related to the choice of basis functions, the representation of the grid, the approximations required to obtain self-consistency, and the number of eigenspectrum problems that need to be solved in the process. The main goal of this meeting is to bring together scientists engaged in fundamental and applied aspects of grid-based methods in quantum mechanics and/or in the analysis of numerical methods of solving an associated large-scale eigenspectrum problem. The session aims to consolidate the current state of the art and discuss new developments from a range of disciplines that contribute to this field of scientific research. The key topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
• Numerical solutions to the linear/non-linear Schr ̈dinger equation; Many-body problem.
• Self-consistency; Perturbation theory; Variational methods; Correlated wavefunction theory.
• Grid-based many-body theory; Kohn-Sham equations; Hartree-Fock theory.
• Finite element and finite difference analysis; Error estimates; Grid adaptivity.
• Numerical methods for large-scale eigenspectrum problems; Novel algorithms; Optimisation; Parallelization.
• Applied modelling of nuclear, atomic, molecular, and condensed matter systems.

143) Title: "Application of the Boltzmann Kinetic Equation to Study  Instabilities, the Eddy Problems and Turbulence"

Organizer:  Prof., Dr. Vladimir Aristov, Head of the Subdivision of Kinetic Theory of Gases of Dorodnicyn Computing Centre of Russian Academy of Sciences


The Boltzmann equation (and related kinetic equations) as a possible tool to describe complex unstable flows (their intrimsic features and advantages and disadvantages comparing the traditional macroscopic methods).
The numerical methods of the kinetic Boltzmann and other kinetic equations for solving unstable problems at small Knudsen numbers (large Reynolds numbers).
New numerical and analitical kinetic approaches in study instabilities and turbulence.
Description of the mechanism of the transition including eddy evolution by means of the kinetic methods (comparing with classical results and experiments).


144) Title: "Workshop on Genomathematics for Matter and its Isodual for Antimatter"

Organizer:  Christian Corda,(Italy), Thomas Vougiouklis, (Greece) and Richard Anderson, U. S. A.


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145) Title: "Workshop on Hypermathematics for Matter and its Isodual for Antimatter"

Organizer:  Christian Corda,(Italy) Thomas Vougiouklis, (Greece) and Richard Anderson,U. S. A.



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146) Title: "Minisymposium on Phase Transitions in Solids"

Organizer:  Peicheng Zhu, Department of Mathematics University of the Basque country, E-48940 Leioa, Spain and Ikerbasque Foundation for Science, Bilbao, Spain and Jun Zhang, Department of Mathematics, Zhejiang Univ of Tech., Hangzhou, P. R. China.

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Materials science is an interdisciplinary field that involves  mechanics, physics, computer science, biology, mathematics etc. It has  emerged as one of the central pillars of the modern physical sciences  and engineering. A central tenet of it is that many properties of a  material are dominated by microstructure (e.g., martensite in shape  memory alloy) of the material. And microstructure can be defined as  the totality of all thermodynamic non-equilibrium lattice defects such  as point defects, dislocations, interfaces and cracks which are,  respectively, of 0, 1,2, 3 dimensions. Therefore it is extremely  important to study the dynamics of defects and microstructure.  Models  of  phase transitions are a powerful tool for describing the evolution  of microstructure.
This symposium will thus focus on various aspects (experimental  results, mathematical modeling, phase-field approach, sharp-interface  approach, theoretical and numerical analysis of models) of phase  transitions in solids (e.g., martensitic phase transitions in shape  memory alloys).  This symposium will also provide a platform for the  communication/ interaction among young and established researchers in  the fields: Solid mechanics, Solid physics, Materials science, Soft  matter, Computer science, Mathematics.


147) Title: "Operational Research and Applications"

Organizer:  Prof. Dra. Fernanda A. Ferreira and Prof. Dr. Flavio 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.


148) Title: "Monte Carlo and Molecular Dynamics techniques for modeling charged clusters and droplets"

Organizer:  Dr David A. Bonhommeau, Maitre de Conferences (Chaire CNRS), Groupe de Spectrometrie Moleculaire et Atmospherique, GSMA, UMR CNRS 7331, Universite de Reims Champagne-Ardenne, U.F.R. Sciences Exactes et Naturelles, Moulin de la Housse B.P. 1039, 51687 Reims Cedex 2, France, Tel.:+33-(0)3-26-91-33-33, Fax: +33-(0)3-26-91-31-47




149) Title: "Mathematical optimization in modern medicine and engineering"

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


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

  • Pure and applied mathematics methods in medicine and engineering
  • Medical and engineering planning optimization
  • Simulation and modeling in medicine and engineering
  • Image processing and analysis
  • 3D reconstruction
  • Biomechanics, biocinematics, biostatics
  • Modeling of hard and soft tissues and pathogens behavior
  • Medical and engineering applications and software
  • Education in medicine and engineering
  • Medical and engineering economics


150) Title: "Second Minisymposium on Mathematical Modeling in Hydrology: Novel Insight in Hydrological Modeling"

Organizer:  Prof. Lucio Ubertini H2CU-Centro Interuniversitario di Formazione Internazionale Via Eudossiana 18, Roma and Dr. Fabio Russo DICEA-Sapienza Università di Roma Via Eudossiana 18, Roma


The goal of this symposium is to deal with mathematical modeling in hydrology, opening discussions on the advances of numerical analysis and applied mathematics in hydrological sciences. Topics of interest of the symposium include:

  • Catchment hydrology;
  • Hydrological forecasting;
  • Water management, operations and control;
  • Remote sensing and data assimilation;
  • Precipitation and climate.


151) Title: "Grey System: Theory and Applications"

Organizer:  Prof. Sifeng Liu Director of Institute for Grey Systems Studies, a distinguished professor of Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics 150 Box of Jiangning Distric, Nanjing, Jiangsu 211106, P. R. China, Dr. Yingjie Yang Centre for Computational Intelligence De Montfort University Leicester, LE1 9BH, UK and Prof. Zhigeng Fang Deputy director of Institute for Grey Systems Studies, professor of Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics 150 Box of Jiangning Distric, Nanjing, Jiangsu 211106, P. R. China


Grey Systems theory has been one of new theories of systems science. Related research is mainly on the systems with “small samples”, “poor information”, and uncertainty. The theory has been established by Prof. Deng Ju-Long and his followers since early 1980s .

More specifically, Grey System theory is a new method to study unascertained problems with a few data and poor information. Grey System theory works on unascertained systems with partially known and partially unknown information, and by drawing out valuable information from the generating and developing of the partially known information, it can describe correctly and monitor effectively the systematic operation behaviour.

In our daily social economic and scientific research activities, we often face situations of incomplete information, and this increases many difficulties in practice. However, the character of dealing with unascertained systems with partially known and partially unknown information has made Grey System theory become transect across with strong capabilities and permeate into various traditional scientific fields and disciplines. In the past 30 years, Grey System theory has been developed astonishingly and is maturing rapidly.

Now it has been widely applied to analyses, modeling, predictions, decision making, and control of various systems including society, economy, scientific and technological systems, agriculture, industry, transportation, mechanical, petrologic, meteorological, ecological, hydrological, legal, geological, financial, medical, military systems.

More and more scholars are devoting themselves, or attaching attention to the research of grey system. Many scholars in different countries and regions such as China, USA, England, Germany, France, Italy, Canada, Turkey, Poland, Spain, Australia, Japan, South Africa, Austria, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Russia, and Singapore, have been engaging in the research and applications of grey system theory. etc.

Many publishers from around the world, such as Science Press, Press of National Defense Industry, Literature Press of Science and Technology, Taiwan Guaoli Books Limited, Science and Engineering Press of Japan, Taylor and Francis Group (USA), Springer-Verlag (Germany), etc., have published over 100 different kinds of monographs in grey system.

From 1982 to 2010, more than 60 thousands papers on grey system were retrieved The Technical Committee of IEEE SMC on Grey Systems have been built at the end of 2007. This Technical Committee aims to bring together all researchers and experts in the fields of grey systems from around the world to share their cutting edge research results, exchange innovative ideas, promote mutual understanding, and seek collaborations. 
37 domestic conferences(23 at the mainland of China and 14 at Taiwan) on grey systems have been convened from 1983 to 2013.
18 special sessions on grey systems theory at important international conferences such as IEEE SMC, WOSC, have been organized.
As a new model for uncertainty representation, grey systems have developed to such a stage that its role in computational intelligence should be recognised. Invited kindly by Professor Dr. T.E. Simos, we are glad to organise a Symposium at ICNAAM 2013. We believe that the Symposium on grey system at ICNAAM 2013 will make significant contribution to the development of Grey System Theory and Numerical Analysis as a whole.

Concepts and Principles of Grey System

  • Grey Numbers and its Operation
  • Grey Equation and Grey Matrix
  • Sequence Operator and Grey Sequence Generation
  • Grey Incidence Analysis Models
  • Grey Clustering Evaluation Models
  • Grey Planning Models
  • Grey Input-output Models
  • Grey Matrix Game Models
  • Grey Forecasting Models
  • Grey Decision Making Models
  • Grey Control
  • Grey Simulation
  • Applied Studies
  • Other Relevant Topics


152) Title: "Fractional Calculus and its Applications in Applied Mathematics and Other Sciences"

Organizer:  Udita Katugampola, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Mathematics Delaware State University, Dover DE 19901, USA


Short Description: Fractional Calculus, the art of non-integer order integrals and derivatives, has gain an interesting momentum in recent years. The applications are ranging from Pure and Applied Mathematics through Medicine. It is easy to find experts working on this field because of its beauty, while others look for applications. With all these in mind, the Symposium is mainly focus on the Fractional Calculus and Its Applications in Applied Mathematics and other sciences and solicits high quality research work in any branch of sciences, thereby contributing to an inter-disciplinary collaboration. The main aim of this symposium is to provide impetus, motivation and to bring together researchers and scientists working in the fields of Fractional Calculus by providing a forum for the academic exchange of ideas and recent research works.
Topics will include, but not limited to the following:

  • Generalized Fractional Integrals and Derivatives
  • Fractional population dynamics models
  • Fractional Signal Processing
  • Fractional Image Processing
  • Fractional Euler-Lagrange equations
  • Fractional Control Applications
  • Fractional Transformations
  • Fractional Differential Equations, ODE, PDE and SDE
  • Existence and Uniqueness results
  • Fractional Calculus applications in Physics, Chemistry, Biology and other sciences
  • Other relevant topics


153) Title: "Numerical Methods for Asset Pricing and Risk Analysis"

Organizer:  Juan C. Reboredo, Department of Economics, Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, Spain


The majority problems in asset pricing and risk analysis have no analytic solutions under realistic or practical assumptions. Hence, there exists a need for resolving those problems using numerical resolution methods in order to price some kind of assets or in order to obtain market-based risk measures. Numerical methods are being widely applied in Finance and its development and application have attracted interest for both academia and practitioners.
The aim of this symposium is to present recent advances in numerical methods that have applications for asset pricing and risk analysis. Research topics include, but not limited to, numerical methods for pricing and hedging complex derivatives, structured products, interest rates derivatives, exchange rate derivatives, term structure of interest rates, energy and weather derivatives, market risk analysis, credit risk, interest rate risk and operational risks analysis.


154) Title: "Theoretical and Numerical Modeling of Systems with Long Range Interactions"

Organizer:  Dr. Sergio Curilef, Departamento de Fisica, Universidad Catolica del Norte, Antofagasta, Chile.


This symposium covers a lot of topics of systems with long range interactions. We kindly invite researchers to show theoretical and numerical advances in topics as metastability, nonextensivity, nonlinearity, nonequilibrium, etc., of systems with long range interactions.


155) Title: "Symposium on Privacy and Security in Information Systems"

Organizer:  PhD. José F. Vicent, Department of Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence, University of Alicante, Ap. Correos 99, E-03080, Alicante, Spain


Information Systems Security is one of the most pressing challenges facing all kinds of organizations today. Although many companies have discovered how critical information is to the success of their business or operations, very few have managed to be effective in maintaining their information secure, avoiding unauthorized access, preventing intrusions, stopping secret information disclosure, etc.

There are various definitions of security, but all of them basically agree on the same components. Security in information systems considers the protection of information and of the systems that manage it, against a wide range of threats in order to ensure business continuity, minimize risks and maximize the return on investment and business opportunities. Security is, therefore, currently a widespread and growing concern that covers all areas of society: business, domestic, financial, government, and so on. In fact, the so-called information society is increasingly dependent on a wide range of software systems whose mission is critical, such as air traffic control systems, financial systems, or public health systems. The potential losses that are faced by businesses and organizations that rely on all these systems, both hardware and software, therefore signify that it is crucial for information systems to be properly secured from the outset.
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Modeling privacy for software systems
  • Analysis and management of risks
  • Security Engineering for Cloud-Based Systems
  • Security Requirements Engineering for Cloud-Based Systems
  • Risks and threats in Cloud Computing
  • Privacy and Data protection in Cloud
  • Storage security and Cloud Infrastructure Security
  • Identity & Access Management in the Cloud
  • Security for Databases and Data Warehouses
  • Metadata and Security
  • Secure Data Management
  • Security for Mobile Computing, sensors networks, multimedia systems
  • Open Security Standards and Security Certification
  • Common practice, legal and regulatory issues
  • Semantic Web Technologies applied to Security
  • Distributed and Network Security
  • Authentication, Authorization and Access Control, Anonymity and Privacy
  • Security for Electronic Commerce, Electronic Business and e-Services
  • Biometric Security
  • Cryptology: Cryptography and Cryptanalysis.
  • Information hiding: Steganography & Steganalysis and Digital Forensics.

156) Title: "Recent Advances in Neural Computational Intelligence"

Organizer:  PhD. José F. Vicent, Department of Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence, University of Alicante, Ap. Correos 99, E-03080, Alicante, Spain.


This Symposium will provide a discussion forum for scientists, engineers, educators and students about the latest ideas and realizations in the foundations, theory, models and applications of systems inspired on nature (neural networks,  fuzzy logic and evolutionary systems) as well as in emerging areas related to the topics listed below. Computational intelligence (CI) is an interdisciplinary field comprising Neural Networks, Fuzzy Systems and Evolutionary Algorithms and comprises a wide range of techniques that has proven to be effective in decision making in complex and dynamic environment.

The scope of this workshop is very broad. Topics of interest include (but not limited to):

  • Mathematics for neural networks.
  • Fuzzy logic.
  • Evolutionary and genetic algorithms.
  • Adaptive systems.
  • Sensor mesh.
  • Pattern recognition.
  • Intelligent networks.
  • Knowledge-intensive problem solving techniques.
  • Image and Signal Processing.
  • Ambient intelligence.
  • Biomimetic applications.
  • System identification.
  • Computational Biology and Bioinformatics.
  • Internet Modeling.
  • Communication and Networking.
  • Intelligent Systems in Education.
  • Data mining
  • Pattern recognition
  • Image and Speech Recognition
  • Medical Computational neuroscience
  • Machine vision and image processing
  • Sensor networks and intelligent systems
  • Neural hardware and applications
  • Computational biology
  • Fuzzy mathematics
  • Fuzzy control and intelligent systems
  • Fuzzy decision making and decision support systems

157) Title: "Modelling Soil Erosion and its Mitigation"

Organizer:  Oreste G. Terranova, Italian National Research Council, Research Institute for Geo-Hydrologic Protection, Via Cavour 4-6, 87036 Rende (CS) – Italy


Over recent decades soil erosion by water has become a relevant worldwide issue, although with different intensities, because of the progressive decrease of the ratio between natural resources and population and to climate change. Moreover, soils are more exposed to erosion for different reasons: inappropriate agricultural practices, deforestation, overgrazing, forest fires, and construction activities. The European Mediterranean countries are particularly prone to erosion, because they are subject to prolonged dry periods followed by heavy erosive rains falling on steep slopes characterised by fragile soils. The soil erosion has been addressed in the literature for many decades, however, many aspects of its mathematical modeling remain still intriguing due the high complexity of the physical process. The frequent unavailability of direct quantitative observations of soil erosion, especially over large areas, often leads to having to consider the scenarios arising from the mathematical modeling as basic elements for the planning of countermeasures.
The aim of this symposium is to highlight both the efficacy of some antierosive techniques, and the increasing intensity of erosive processes as a consequence of climate change and forest fires. Comparisons between the different scenarios of soil erosion may allow researchers to identify high-risk areas and to propose measures for prevention and control, in order to limit environmental damage and related costs.


158) Title: "Numerical Methods and Algorithms for Wireless Communications"

Organizer:  Dr. Hong Jiang, Bell Labs, Murray Hill, NJ, USA


The aim of this symposium is to bring together researchers in Applied Mathematics, Computer Science and Electric Engineering to discuss new developments and recent advances in numerical methods and algorithms with applications in wireless communication systems. Discussions will focus on design, analysis, theory and implementation of numerical algorithms specifically for improving wireless communication systems.

Authors are invited to submit their research results to the Symposium for presentation and publication, on the topics including, but not limited to:

  • Adaptive algorithms; complexity, convergence and stability analysis
  • Adaptive filters, IQ balance, cross-talk reduction
  • Beamforming in antenna arrays
  • Channel estimate and equalization
  • Channel simulation
  • Compressive sampling
  • Hierarchical modulation
  • Image and video processing for wireless transmission
  • Linearization, peak power reduction of power amplifiers
  • Optimization
  • Stochastic processing


159) Title: "Transport phenomena in porous media"

Organizer:  Dr Y. Mahmoudi, Department of Process and Energy, Delft University of Technology and Dr N. Karimi, Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge, UK


Research interest in porous media now covers a very broad range of disciplines. These include engineering, environmental science, geology, applied mathematics, biology and medical science. In all these areas the problem under investigation usually involves fluid flow, transfer of heat and mass or chemical reactions. It follows that transport phenomena are the essential parts of the research in porous media. This minisymposium therefore aims at bringing together the scientists and engineers who have a common interest in this topic. Despite the great diversity in the applications of porous media, many problems share similar underlying physics. Hence, new findings in one application area are likely to be useful in other disciplines. The minisymposium attempts to provide the necessary platform for this diffusion of ideas.
The topics of interest include, but not restricted to, the followings.

  • Fluid flow and heat transfer in porous media
  • Turbulence in porous media
  • Multiphase flow transport through Porous Media
  • Evaporation from Porous Media
  • Environmental and biomedical applications involving porous media
  • Applications technologies (Fuel cell, CO2 sequestration, Enhanced oil recovery)
  • Chemically reactive flows, combustion in porous media and porous burners
  • Waves in porous media
  • Novel numerical and theoretical techniques

160) Title: "Numerical Methods for Bidding for a Fixed Number of Items in a Sequence of Auctions"

Organizer:  Michael Katehakis, Professor and Chair, Department of Management Science and Information Systems, Rutgers Business School – Newark and New Brunswick and Karti S. Puranam,  Assistant Professor of Business Systems and Analytics, Lasalle University, Philadelphia PA USA.

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Auctions are often utilized in the procurement process of firms. We consider variations of the a basic model in which each auction is for a single item and it is conducted in the following manner. Bidders submit sealed bids to the auctioneer and at the end of each auction the winning bid is announced. The highest bidder, if unique, wins the auction. For simplicity, we assume that if there are ties the the buyer loses.
During each auction the “buyer” bases his decision on the following information. He knows the number of remaining auctions, the number of opponents, the number of items already acquired and the the buy it now price. The buyer also knows the probabilities of winning, as a function of the bid size and the number of opponents present. In practice these probabilities are estimates from prior knowledge such as previous experience with similar auctions. We assume that for the duration of the sequence of the auction


161) Title: "Mathematical Modeling on Thermodynamic and Transport Properties in Engineering Processes"

Organizer:  Yue Wu, Department of Chemical and Life Science Engineering, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA 23284 USA


Thermodynamic and transport property data are indispensible for the design and optimization of various engineering processes. For example, the high-temperature high-pressure densities and viscosities are key fundamental data for the exploration and transportation of ultra-deep reservoirs. Therefore, it has been always drawn a lot of attentions to develop accurate models from the macro level to the molecularly-based level to predict specific thermodynamic or transport properties. This symposium is to present the recent progress on developing accurate mathematical models on these properties suitable for a large number of systems at various environmental conditions. Special attention will focus on the advantages of a specific proposed model and its applicability to various systems over a wide range of temperatures and pressures.


162) Title: "Various Shaped Heat Pipes Application in Electronic Cooling Systems"

Organizer:  Prof. Dr. Jung-Chang Wang Department of Marine Engineering, National Taiwan Ocean University


This symposium session is focus on a wide range of the experimental and numerical methods to various shaped heat pipes application in electronic cooling systems. Up to date, those thermal problems already receive particular attention of CPU, GPU and LED. We invite scientists and engineers from academia and industry to submit original unpublished results which are not under review in any other conference or journal, to the peer review for publication and presentation.
Topic areas (but not limited to)

  • Two-Phase Flow
  • Heat pipe
  • Vapuor chamber (Flat Heat Pipe)
  • Loop heat pipe (LHP/CPL)
  • CFD Numerical Method
  • Thermal design and modeling
  • Thermal Module and LED Lighting
  • Liquid cooling
  • Thermal measurement
  • Advanced cooling technology
  • LED packaging and thermal management
  • Surface Heat Treatment for Fins

163) Title: "Nonlinear Finite Element Models for FRP-Strengthened and Reinforced Structures"

Organizer:  Ahmed Godat, Ph.D., P.Eng., Assistane Professor, Ecole de Technologie Superieure, Universite de Quebec, Montreal (Qc)


The symposium will consider finite element models developed to describe the behavior of FRP-strengthened  and reinforced structures numerically. The types of structures considered are: FRP/concrete bond behavior, FRP flexural-strengthened beams, FRP shear-strengthened beams, FRP-strengthened slabs, FRP-confined columns, FRP- flexure reinforced beams, FRP- shear reinforced beams and other FRP systems;


164) Title: "The 4th Symposium on Variational Inequalities and Equilibrium Problems"

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


The Minisymposium deals with one of the most important research fields of Mathematics, namely Variational Analysis and Equilibrium Problems, especially those related to network design, as traffic equilibrium problem, oligopolistic market equilibrium problem, space market equilibrium problem, financial problem, vaccination problem, Walras equilibrium problem both in the static and dynamic case.

Variational Analysis encompasses a large area of modern mathematics, including the classic Calculus of Variations, the Theories of Perturbation and of Approximation, Subgradient, Subderivatives, Set Convergence and Variational Inequalities. Variational Inequalities, as a particular and important chapter of Variational Analysis, have undergone great development and influence both in the progress of Variational Analysis, and in applications to Mathematical Physics and, more recently, to Engineering, Statistics, Economics, Financial Networks and Generalized Complementarity Problems. Several classical and new theories, such as those of Evolutionary Projected Dynamical Systems and Infinite Dimensional Duality, as well as research in discretized computational methods, have received a decisive impulse in order to offer effective solutions to hitherto unsolved problems. For this reason, particular emphasis will be given to the development of the Variational Inequalities Theory as for example the research of regularity results and their use to the computational procedure.

Therefore, the Minisymposium aims to offer a review of research themes, methods and open problems together with outlines of the new research trends in all the above topics.

Specifically, topics of interest include, but not limited to:

  • Existence Theory for Infinite-Dimensional Variational Problems
  • Regularity Theory for Parameterized Variational Inequalities
  • Lagrange Theory and Strong Duality for Infinite-Dimensional Optimization
  • Generalized Projection in Banach Spaces
  • Weighted Variational and Quasi-Variational Inequalities and Wireless Communications
  • Ill-posedness and Well-posedness for Variational Inequalities
  • Regularity Theory for Solutions of Partial Differential Equations and Systems
  • Game Theory
  • Static and Dynamic Equilibrium Problems on Networks
  • Numerical Methods for Dynamic Network Equilibria

165) Title: "Dynamic System Analysis with Continuous and Switching input Applied to Mathematical Ecology"

Organizer:  Prof. Dr. Magno Enrique Mendoza Meza, Federal University of ABC, Center of Engineering, Modeling and Applied Social Sciences, UFABC/CECS, Av. dos Estados 5001, Bangu, Santo Andre - SP09210-580, Sao Paulo, Brazil, Bloco A, Sala 744-1, Tel.: +55 11 4996 8292, Fax: +55 11 4996-0089


The symposium welcomes contributions on analysis of dynamical systems that are represented by nonlinear ordinary differential equations, which model the interaction of species in the mathematical ecology such as dynamics of plant disease, predator-prey population dynamics, etc. Such systems may be subject to continuous or switching inputs such that the systems can stabilize at an equilibrium point or have its trajectories confine to a region.  The analysis and synthesis of such systems is important because it is possible propose strategies and protocols that can avoid the extinction or overexploitation of species, such that the species are away from the extinction.


166) Title: "Latest advances in inverse problem and its application in physical science"

Organizer:  Dr Jun Liu, Ames Laboratory USDOE and Department of Physics and Astronomy, Iowa State University, USA, 50010 and Dr. Nguyen, Thanh, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, NC, USA

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The inverse problem seeks for the source given a response. It forms a very important step in many physical problems and practical applications. However, it is a notoriously difficult problem to address as usually the kernel function to be inverted is very ill-conditioned. A better solution towards inverse models will benefit the society by providing an insight into solving important real physical problems. This minisymposium focuses on a specific aspect of the cross-disciplinary inverse problem with an emphasis on the development and application of new methods applied to physical science research. It aims at bringing together the researchers all over the world who have a common interest in this topic and providing a chance to exchange the latest advances of ideas and thoughts on different aspects of this generic problem.
Researchers are invited to submit original unpublished work. The topics of interest include, but not restricted to, the followings

  • New developments in analytic theories and computational algorithms of inverse problem 
  • Global optimization approaches and regularization techniques related to inverse problem
  • Analytic continuation and spectral function extraction
  • Inverse problem in experimental measurements
  • Image reconstruction for a variety of medical scanning techniques
  • Inverse scattering and partial differential equations


167) Title: "Advances in Fluid-Structure Interaction Modeling and Simulation"

Organizer:  Dr. Yang Yang, Research Associate with the Center for Advanced Vehicle Design and Simulation (CAViDS) at Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI 49009 and Dr. William W. Liou, Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI 49009


Fluid-structure interaction (FSI) modeling and simulation concerns complex interactions between solid structures and surrounding or internal fluid flows.  Strong nonlinearity in FSI and different time scales governing the solids and the fluids make it every difficult to develop an accurate and efficient algorithm.  In this mini-session, we will present and discuss the latest development in FSI algorithms and their applications in many challenging areas.

The suggested topics are:
1. coupling algorithms for the solution of partitioned FSI;
2. data mapping schemes for non-matching grids;
3. tracking algorithms for moving boundaries immersed in fluid;
4. FSI modeling for incompressible fluids (such as blood flow) and flexible/soft structures (such as blood vessel);
5. Applications of commercial codes (such as ANSYS, Abaqus, MpCCI, ADINA, etc.) for modeling large scale, complex FSI problems.
6. Any topics that are relevant to the theme.


168) Title: "Topological and Geometrical Approach to Chaos and Complex Systems"

Organizer:  Dr Lock Yue Chew, Division of Physics and Applied Physics, School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Nanyang Technological University, 21 Nanyang Link, SPMS-PAP-04-04, Singapore 637371. Tel: +65 6316-2968



Chaos and complex systems share the common feature of complex behaviour which is difficult to account quantitatively. Yet, methods from topology and geometry are found to be fruitful in providing a rigorous mathematical basis in the illumination of the underlying structure in these two disciplines. For example, topological and geometrical analysis is useful in the classification of strange attractors and the elucidation of the bifurcation scenarios in chaotic systems. On the other hand, topological and geometrical approaches are becoming important in the processing of large amount of data being generated in complex systems such as the biological, social, and the financial systems. The aim of this symposium is thus to present recent research which exploits methods in these two approaches, such as homology, index theory, differential geometry, network science etc, that will further advance these two fields of interest.

169) Title: "Intelligent Analysis of Built Environment Data"

Organizer:  Prof. PhD. DrSc. A.Kaklauskas Director of the Institute of Internet and Intelligent Technologies Chair of the Department of Construction Economics and Property Management  Member of the Lithuanian Academy of Science Member of VGTU Council Vilnius Gediminas Technical University (VGTU) Sauletekio al. 11 LT-10223 Vilnius Lithuania


Aiming to make the most of the fast-growing volume of digital data, the Obama Administration on March 29, 2012 announced a “Big Data Research and Development Initiative. The Obama Administration described the goals of the Big Data Initiative “to advance the state-of-the-art core technologies needed to collect, store, preserve, manage, analyze, and share huge quantities of data; to harness these technologies to accelerate the pace of discovery in science and engineering; to strengthen our national security, and transform teaching and learning; and to expand the work force to needed to develop and use Big Data technologies.” The big data intelligent analysis delivers the cost-effective prospect to improve decision-making in critical development areas such as healthcare, financial services, trade, employment, finance and business, economic productivity, e-government, crime and security, construction and real estate, natural disaster, meteorology, genomics, connectomics, resource management, complex physics simulations, biological and environmental research, travel/tourism, insurance, transport systems, stakeholders (suppliers, contrctors, managers, etc.), organisation management, airlines, risk management, e-learning, knowledge management, etc. Different research areas of Numerical Analysis, Computational Mathematics, Applied and Industrial Mathematics can be applied to intelligent analysis of built environment data.


170) Title: "ECG signal processing and telecardiology"

Organizer:  Dr CHOUAKRI Sid Ahmed Laboratoire Télécommunications et Traitement Numérique du Signal Faculté de Technologie Université de Sidi Bel Abbès ALGERIE


The electrocardiogram (ECG) signal is the electrical interpretation of the heart activity; it consists of a set of, well defined, successive waves namely P and T waves and QRS complex. The ECG provides to the cardiologist useful information about the heart functioning state; it indicates whether the heart activity is normal or shows anomalies such as the cardiac arrhythmia, myocardial infarct, angina, and ischemia. A great intention has been paid to the adequate and accurate analysis of the ECG signal that would lead to cardiac anomalies diagnosis. Signal processing technics, based of advanced numerical methods, have the goal of correctly analyzing and treating ECG signal aimed to aid-diagnosis for cardiologists and technicians. Besides this off-line treatment of ECG signal, the need for remote cardiac pathological patients care, exploiting the huge advances in telecommunications systems, arise the telecardiology technology. The main challenge of the telecardiology is preserving the higher hearth information fidelity of the transmitted ECG signal. Various signal processing techniques have been introduced in this context namely: compression, coding, modulation, shaping filters… In sum, signal processing as well as numerical methods play a considerable role in electrocardiology.
Topics of interest of the symposium include, but not limited to:

  • ECG waves delineation algorithms;
  •  Time-frequency analysis of ECG signal;
  • ECG filtering and denoising;
  • Cardiac anomalies diagnostics technics;
  • ECG compression;
  • Telecardiology: shaping filers, modulation, coding…


171) Title: "Preparation and Investigation of Magnetic Chalcopyrite Alloys for Spintronics and Storage Data Applications"

Organizer:  Dr. Pedro Grima Gallardo, Centro de Estudios en Semiconductores (CES), Dpto. Fisica. Fac. Ciencias. Universidad de Los Andes., Merida. Venezuela.


Magnetic chalcopyrite alloys have characteristics that allow its use in  spintronics and magnetic storage devices data. Some of these  characteristics are: room temperature ferromagnetism, nanostructure and  possibility of modulation of the physical properties. The analysis of the  crystal structure by refinement methods is determining since the location  of magnetic ions has an important role in the magnetic properties.


172) Title: "Recent Advances in High Order Methods for Numerical PDEs"

Organizer:  Dr. Jun Jia, Computer Science & Mathematics Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, P.O. Box 2008, Oak Ridge, TN 37831, USA




173) Title: "Chaotic and non-chaotic orbits in electronic circuits and Studies of bifurcation mechanisms"

Organizer:  Sadataka Furui Professor of Faculty of Science and Engineering, and Graduate School, Research Course of Science and Engineering, of Teikyo University and  Toshihico Arimitsu  Professor of Graduate School of Pure and Applied Sciences, University of Tsukuba.

Email: furui@umb.teikyo-u.;

L.O.Chua has shown that one can produce chaotic double scroll circuits made of capacitors, inductors and resistors. In addition to capacitors, inductors and resistors, he showed that there is a circuit element, memristor, and electronic devices which are made of inductor, capacitor and memristor were studied.
Torus doubling bifurcation and an appearance of strange nonchaotic attractors (SNA) was introduced by H. Grebogi et al.
Tangencies between stable and unstable orbits in diffeomorphic manifolds of an invariant hyperbolic set were investigated by S.E.Newhouse.
This symposium will be devoted to
1) Computer simulations and studies of chaotic electronic circuits.
2) Control of chaotic and non-chaotic electronic circuits.
3) Studies of strange non-chaotic attractors.
4)  Mathematical studies of diffeomorphisms in chaotic and non-chaotic dynamical systems.


174) Title: "Application of timeseries and wavelet analysis to understand tropospheric response of solar activity: Model & Observation"

Organizer:  Dr. Subarna Bhattacharyya Post Doctoral Staff Researcher Atmosphere, Earth and Energy Division Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Livermore, California, USA.


Solar activity and its variability is an important natural forcing that influences Earth’s climate. It is important to characterize natural variability (like solar) and understand its cumulative effect in contribution to the observed climate change as compared to the contribution from the anthropogenic forcing. This is relevant in the context of understanding the past historical climate of the earth as well as predicting future climate change. Increasingly sophisticated empirical and modeling analyses provide evidence of the influence of solar variability on the Earth's climate. In particular, we invite papers that focus on (but not limited to) studies linking the effect of solar activity on tropical monsoons and El Nino Southern Oscillation (ENSO) indices using various timeseries analysis of observational records or model results or offer mechanistic explanations for such connections.


175) Title: "Modellıng of Hıgh Reynolds Number Turbulent Flows"

Organizer:  Assist. Prof. Dr. Ayse YUKSEL OZAN, Adnan Menderes University, Faculty of Engineering, Civil Engineering Department, Aydın, TURKEY.


The main objective of this symposium is the modelling of high Reynolds Number turbulent flows. The sessions will focus on different turbulent models for high Reynolds Number Turbulent Flows. Moreover, it is expected that developments on the modelling of sediment transport in high Reynolds Number Flows will be discussed in the symposium. The major point of this symposium is to bring together engineers and researchers in this area to share knowledge, the last improvements and future prospects in the modelling of high Reynolds Number Flows.
Topics of this symposium include, but are not limited to:

  • Turbulent Flows
  • Jet Flows
  • Modelling of Sediment Transport in High Reynold Number Flows
  • Reynolds-Averaged Navier Stokes (RANS) Models
  • Direct Numerical Simulations (DNS)
  • Large Eddy Simulations (LES)
  • Commercial Software Applications of Turbulence Modelling


176) Title: "Computational and Analytic Methods in Nonlinear Physical, Engineering and Environmental Sciences"

Organizer:  Prof. Dr. Ranis N. Ibragimov, Department of Mathematics, College of Science, Mathematics and Technology, University of Texas at Brownsville, Brownsville TX 78520, USA and  Department of Energy, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, 902 Battelle Boulevard, P.O. Box 999, MSIN K1-01, Richland, WA  99352 USA


   The formulation of fundamental natural laws and of technological problems in the form of rigorous mathematical models is given frequently, even prevalently, in terms of nonlinear ordinary and partial differential equations. This symposium represents a unique blend of the traditional and modern analytical and numerical methods in mathematical modeling with a special emphasis to ocean and atmospheric sciences. In this symposium, the participants will mainly focus on how to approach mathematical models represented by differential equations describing the real world problems.
   The main objective of the symposium is to provide an interdisciplinary forum in science by means of rapid communication of new results in nonlinear mathematical modeling of natural phenomena.


177) Title: "Analysis and Optimisation of Networks"

Organizer:  Prof. M.T.Todinov Department of Mechanical Engineering and Mathematical Sciences Oxford Brookes University, UK Oxford, Wheatley, OX33 1HX


The potential application of methods for analysis and optimisation of networks reaches across many diverse fields: computer networks, production networks, power networks, transportation networks, logistic supply networks, reliability networks, etc. Methods for determining the reliability and availability of networks for example, have already become an important analytical tool in many industries.
There is increasing demand for optimal control of large and complex networks in real time, which improves the quality of service of real networks and reduces to a minimum the disruption caused by failures, overloading and congestion. There is also increased demand for optimal network topologies characterised by a high resistance to failures overloading and congestion.
However, despite the years of intensive research in important areas related to networks (for example in the area of flow networks), there are still big gaps and critical problems. For example, the classical algorithms for maximising the throughput flow in flow networks suffer a critical flaw – they leave highly undesirable directed loops of flow in the optimised networks. These flow loops are associated with wastage of energy and resources and increased levels of congestion in the optimised networks.
This symposium will address existing gaps and weaknesses in the current body of knowledge related to analysis and optimisation of networks. The mini-symposium will also provide a forum for discussing methods and algorithms for analysis and optimisation of static networks, stochastic networks, repairable networks, networks with disturbed flows and reliability networks. Important topics of the symposium will also be application aspects of the discussed methods related to power networks, computer networks, production networks, transportation networks and reliability networks of complex systems.


178) Title: "Weighted Local-World Evolving Network Model and Statistical Inference"

Organizer:  Prof. Dr. Xianmin Geng Department of mathematics, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, P.R.China.


(1). Using the method of (stochastic) system dynamics and statistical inference, study various characteristics in networks model with weighted networks (as such weight correlation, degree correlation, weight distribution, strength distribution, degree distribution, clustering coefficient, etc.,). Or, it reveals the various characteristic of real networks with weight.
(2). The age of the node in networks play an important role in deciding the characteristics of networks. Study various characteristics in networks model with aging (as such degree correlation, degree distribution, clustering coefficient, etc.,). Or, it reveals the various characteristic of real networks with age.
(3). Using the method of statistical inference, study various characteristics in other special networks model.


179) Title: "Integral Inequalities, Convex Functions and Applications"

Organizer:  Dr. Ahmet Ocak Akdemir, Ibrahim Cecen University, Faculty of Science and Letters, Department of Mathematics, TURKEY


The minisymposia will focus on integral inequalities on the subset of real numbers, time scales and co-ordinates especially related to integral inequalities for convex functions. This miniymposia will be devoted to new developments in estimations for convex functions via some classical integral inequalities.
The topics that have been selected include

  • Integral inequality
  • Convex Functions
  • Numeric Integration
  • Probability Theory


180) Title: "Large Scale Simulation in Computational Physics"

Organizer:  Zhaohua YIN, Dr., Associate Professor, National Microgravity Laboratory, Institute of Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, No.15 Beisihuanxilu, Beijing 100190, P.R. China, Tel:(+86)10-8254-4100, Fax:(+86)10-8254-4096


A short description of the Symposium: Parallel computing, computational physics(fluid mechanics, plasma physics, etc.), large sparse matrices in engineering application.


181) Title: "Current Trends on Lanthanides Doped Glassy Materials and its Applications"

Organizer:  Sooraj Hussain Nandyala , INESC Porto/Department of Physics, University of Porto, Portugal


The present international symposium entitled “Current Trends on Lanthanides Doped Glassy Materials and its Applications” focused on the field of rare-earth lasers and bone engineering applications. In fact, a wide range of investigation is going on the worldwide by eminent scholars in the field of science and technology of lanthanides to further develop innovative applications for the next generation. The objective of the present symposium is to bring academic scientists, engineers, industry people and researchers (MSc, PhD, Postdoc’s) to exchange and share their current research outputs on lanthanides doped materials. The subject coverage of this symposium includes, but is  not limited to, topics that address: Fundamental research on the science and technology of lanthanides doped conventional, sol-gel, glass ceramics materials and optical fibers. Papers in the optical spectroscopy area such as absorption, luminescence, energy  transfer and up-conversion phenomena etc. are welcome. Papers related to engineering aspects of regenerative biomaterials doped with lanthanides for biomedical applications.

182) Title: "Hirerachial Metal Oxide Nanomaterials"

Organizer:  Professor Dairong Chen and Dr. Yanyan Xu, Key Laboratory for Special Functional Aggregate Materials of Education Ministry, School of Chemistry & Chemical Engineering, Shandong University, Jinan 250100, P. R. China


Hirerachial metal oxide nanomaterials is one of the most important category of nanomaterials due to their novel properties, easy handling, and wide application in catalysis, optical materials, sensors as well as energy fields. Hirerachial metal oxide nanomaterials developed rapidly in recent years in synthetic methodology, characterization, formation mechanism, and properties investigation. This symposium aims at covering controlled growth, properties investigation, and application of hirerachial metal oxide nanomaterials.
Symposium topics include but not limited to:
Controlled synthesis of hirerachial metal oxide nanomaterials; New-type metal oxide nanomaterials; Formation mechanism of hirerachial metal oxide nanomaterials; Synthetic methodology of hirerachial metal oxide nanomaterials; Properties and application of hirerachial metal oxide nanomaterials.


183) Title: "Bifurcations, Chaos and Control of complex nonlinear systems"

Organizer:  Dr. habil. A. Kenfack, Free University Berlin, Germany and Ass. Prof. Dr. Kamal P. Singh, IISER, Mohali, India


The aim of this symposium is to address recent highlights of complex chaotic and/or noisy nonlinear dynamical systems, with a special emphasis on couplings as they are important in understanding the phenomena of self-organization and complexity. Despite the tremendous progress in recent years, there is still a number of interesting systems for which the physics is far to be fully understood. That is why the interest in this field is continuously growing, aiming at finding novel mathematical concepts and sophisticated numerical approaches likely to tackle these systems. Not to mention, the nonlinearity which is almost always present here does contain the essential features which may be lost at the linearized limit.

Main topics of this Symposium include (but not limited):
- Bifurcation and chaos in nonlinear oscillators
- Collective dynamics of coupled oscillators,
- Network synchronization
- Directed transport (Ratchet)
- Time delayed dynamical systems
- Stochastic resonances
- Application of other dynamical processes taking place on networked realistic systems


184) Title: "Stochastic Volterra Equation and its Numerical Analysis"

Organizer:  Conghua Wen, University of Nottingham, Ningbo, Taikang RD 199, Ningbo, Zhejiang Province China

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Various kinds of stochastic Volterra equation system have been extensively studied in last decades. The systems associated with different features have rich applications in Biology, Physics, Engineering, and Finance etc. Numerical solutions to stochastic Volttera equations with different variations are continuously explored by the researchers in this area. In this mini symposium, we focus on discussing the recent developments of analyzing properties of various stochastic Volterra equations, and present new results on numerical analysis of the systems such as convergence, stability. The applications of these systems and their numerical schemes are welcome to present


185) Title: "Symposium on Computational Radiative Heat Transfer"

Organizer:  Prof. Dr. Carlos T. Salinas  and Prof. Dr. Rogério Gonçalves dos Santos, State University of Campinas, Mechanical Engineering Faculty, Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil.


This Symposium will provide an opportunity for the interaction of engineers, mathematicians and scientists dealing with numerical solution of radiative heat transfer problems for both gray and non-gray participating media cases. Numerical models and its application in engineering, industry and environmental problems will be highlighted.
Authors are invited 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):
- Numerical methods in radiative heat transfer
- Inverse radiative heat transfer
- Radiation and combustion
- Industry applications in combustion systems


186) Title: "Bio-Inspired Computing Applied to Engineering Problems"

Organizer:  Koji Jesus Nagahama, D.Sc., Department of Technology, State University of Feira de Santana, Feira de Santana, Bahia, Brazil and Anderson de Souza Matos Gadea, D.Sc., Department of Technology, State University of Feira de Santana, Feira de Santana, Bahia, Brazil.


This symposium is focused on the application of bio-inspired computing to decision support and solution of engineering problems.
The list of topics includes, but is not limited to, the following:

  • prediction of engineering materials properties (especially cementitious matrix, e.g. concrete and  mortar)
  • optimization of engineering structures
  • optimization of engineering materials (composites, concrete, fiber reinforced laminates)
  • decision support systems on design of engineering structures


187) Title: "Mathematical Modelling of Economic Systems"

Organizer:  Dr. David Hampel, Mendel university in Brno, Department of Statistics and Operation Analysis, Zemědělská 1, 61300, Brno, Czech Republic

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Mathematics and quantitative economics use a range of complex mathematical and statistical procedures to analyse economic phenomena. Researchers facing new problems must determine the most effective techniques, given the nature of the system, constraints (time and physical) and improvement.
The goal of this session on Mathematical Modelling of Economic Systems is then to provide a platform and opportunity for academics, researchers and professionals to share their knowledge in applied mathematics, econometrics, statistics as well as quantitative economics. We also welcome participants to include their understanding of the qualitative and quantitative application to test aspects of economic systems.


188) Title: "Numerical simulation of structure response outfitted with a tuned liquid damper"

Organizer:  Prof. Dr. M.S. Hamed and Dr. Tarek Fathy Oda


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Our Symposium deals with the numerical simulation of the structure response and the effect of damping devices outfitted so as adjust the structure response parameters to the safe limits.


189) Title: "State-of-the-Art Cable Supported Bridge: Modeling, Analysis and Application"

Organizer:  Dr.-Ing. Pao-Hsii Wang, em. Professor and Dr. Ming-Yi Liu, Assistant Professor, Chung Yuan Christian University, Taiwan, R.O.C.


Cable supported bridges including both cable-stayed bridges and suspension bridges have been built throughout the world. These long span bridges are designed to ensure safety, serviceability, durability and compatibility under static and dynamic loads. This symposium will provide a platform to exchange experience and information about the state-of-the-art techniques of modeling, analysis, control and health monitoring of cable supported bridges. This symposium will also cover the innovative technologies during the lifetime of cable supported bridges including design, construction and maintenance.


190) Title: "Statistical tools and models for applications"

Organizer:  Prof. Dr. Maria do Rosário Ramos (PhD, Assistant professor of Statistics) Universidade Aberta, Palácio Ceia, Rua da Escola Politécnica, 147, 1269-001 Lisboa, Portugal and CMAF-Centro de Matemática e Aplicações Fundamentais, UL, Lisboa, Portugal


The aim of this session is to focus on statistical tools under study for applications to real data. The emphasis is in environmental and health studies in a broad sense. Methods will be presented to explore, identify changes and to model a response variable when some of the standard assumptions fail. Applications to real data are shown. It will be expected to bring together researchers with interest in these aspects of Statistical analysis and to discuss problems and new ideas.
The topics include, but are not limited to the following:
•Regression Modelling
•Multivariate data analysis
•Time Series Models
• Change-point analysis
•Generalized linear models
• Structural models
• Simulation
• Resampling

191) Title: "p-Model and the Others: numerical and analytical investigation of multi-fractal turbulent media"

Organizer:  Dr Massimo Materassi, Istituto dei Sistemi Complessi del CNR (ISC-CNR), Italy


Multiplicative cascade models as the p-Model are physically sounding numerical tool mimicking multi-fractal distributions with energy propagation through scales, and are widely used in Physics and Applied Mathematics. These models have proved to represent very well the phenomenology of turbulent media, that is challenging the traditional way of representing mathematically fluctuation of extended bodies, and propagation through them. Via multiplicative cascades many key properties of turbulence may be represented: non-analytical fields, non-Gaussian scale dependent statistics, space- and time-intermittency. In this mini-symposium panoramic reviews and communications are invited about advances in the numerical and analytical investigation of multi-fractal turbulent media.

The focus will be on (but not limited to) the following points:

  • Numerical implementation of multiplicative cascades in Physics, Mathematics, Engineering;
  • Analytical properties of multiplicative cascades;
  • Fitting turbulent data with p-Model and multiplicative cascades;
  • Multi-fractal media and fractional calculus.

192) Title: "Recent Developments on Industrial Statistics"

Organizer:  Professor Dr. Y. L. Lio (PhD in Statistics), University of South Dakota ( , Vermillion, South Dakota, 57069, USA.



The aim of this symposium is focus on new developments of statistics with applications to engineer or industry in general.  It will be expected to bring researchers as well as students interested in these areas together to discuss problems and new ideas.
The topics include, but are not limited to the following:
1. Accelerated Lifetime Testing
2. Accelerated Degradation Testing
3. Interval Censoring Techniques
4. Statistical Quality Control
5. Acceptance Sampling Plans
6. Maintenance strategies
7. Robust Parameter Designs
8. Simulations


193) Title: "Harmonic Analysis and Fractal Analysis and Its Application on Local Fields"

Organizer:  Professor Dr. Bo Wu School of Applied Mathematics, Nanjing University of Finance & Economics.


The theory and applications of Fourier analysis on local fields are gaining relevance since they are used in the modeling of different processes in physics, chemistry, and engineering. The concept of fractals is proposed by Mandelbrot firstly. And Fractal study soon becomes the core contents of Nonlinear Science.

Recently, several attempts have been done to join the two subjects. The subject is still much evolving, and contributions joining the two areas are particularly welcome.

The list of topics includes, but is not limited to the following:

  • Fourier analysis on local fields;
  • Fractional differential equations;
  • Fractals;
  • Chaos;
  • Applications to real world problems.


194) Title: "Numerical Analysis for Contact Mechanics"

Organizer:  Dr. Bin Xu, R&D department, Shanghai Institute of special equipment inspection and technique research, 399# North Nujiang Road, Shanghai, 200333, China


In recent years, more and more attention has been paid to analyze the strength of an assembly in practical engineering instead of a single part. An assembly usually assembled by pinned connections, bolts, joints, hinges etc. However, contact mechanics was a challenge in strength analysis of assemblies since contact mechanics was a nonlinear and transient problem. Till now, the analytical method was based on several empirical equations. In addition, numerical analysis was the other research direction, and some approaches such as finite element method, boundary element method etc. were becoming popular. Now we invite researchers to submit your up-to-date papers on various aspects of analysis method on contact problems. Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • New analytical method of contact mechanics
  • Finite element analysis on contact problem and applications in practical engineering.
  • Boundary element analysis on contact problem and applications in practical engineering.
  • Strength analysis of structures assembled by pinned connections
  • Strength analysis of structures assembled by bolts.
  • Finite element analysis on other practical engineering problems

195) Title: "Limit Theorems of Sums of Independent Random Variables in Probability Theory"

Organizer:  Dr. Gooty Divanji, Department of Statistics, Manasagangothri, University of Mysore, Mysore – 570006 – Karnataka – INDIA. URL address:


Limit theorems in probability play a vital role in almost everything including weather forecasting, stock exchange, econometrics, psychology etc. In this context the year 2013 is special since it would mark 300 years of the law of large numbers. The present symposium is the gateway to interact with researchers in the various fields of interest and hope it provides an opportunity to have amalgamation of thought and might give us an opportunity to find solution to unsolved problems in the following fields of probability.

  • Laws of large numbers
  • Central limit Problems
  • Laws of iterated logarithm
  • Precise asymptotic in above topics
  • Convergence in Distributions
  • Local limit theorems
  • Large deviation problems
  • Convergence rates
  • Applications of the above topics

Authors are invited to submit original unpublished results to the peer review for publication and presentation, in the above topics of interest (but not limited).

196) Title: "Critical Behavior of thin Films with Quenched Impurities"

Organizer:  Professor Dr. Dimo I. Uzunov, DSc, Institute of Solid State Physics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, BG-1784 Sofia, Bulgaria


Wide scope of problems of thin films with and without quenched disorder is covered: magnetic, superconducting, super-fluid and other phases, phase transitions and critical phenomena, models of description, general thermodynamic and statistical physics approach, heuristic arguments, symmetry properties and group theory, field theoretical methods and renormalization group, effective field theories, variants of density functional theory, Monte Carlo and other simulations, boundary condition problems, numerical analysis, cluster approaches. Experimental papers are also of interest.  Reports of both theoretical and experimental results are highly appreciated.

197) Title: "Initial Boundary Value Problems (IBVP) and Applications"

Organizer:  Dr. Şerife Faydaoğlu, Department of Mathematics, Buca Faculty of Education, Dokuz Eylul University, 35150, Buca-Izmir, Turkey.


The goal of the ICNAAM 2013 Symposium is to devote all aspects of numerical and analytical solutions of initial boundary value problems for ordinary and partial differential equations. Applications in different fields of physics, mechanics, engineering will be discussed.
Topics of the Symposium include:

  • Analysis
  • Fourier series expansion method  (the method of seperation of variables)
  • Technique of the spectral theory for solving
  • Heat diffusion equation
  • Vibration equation
  • Wave equation
  • Applications to physics, mechanics, engineering problems, and etc.
  • Numerical methods