Special Session & Minisymposiums

There will be a General Session with speakers from different areas, as well as several Mini-Symposiums and Special Sessions in specific subjects. You can submit a paper to the general session or to any of the mini-Symposiums.


There will be a General Session with speakers from different areas, as well as a number of Mini-Symposiums and Special Sessions. You can submit a paper to the general session or to any of the mini-Symposiums.

Minisymposiums:

  1. High Performance Computing (HPC)
  2. New large-scale problems with growing computational demands continuously arise in many scientific and engineering applications as, e.g., in bioinformatics, computational chemistry or astrophysics. Effectively solving these problems requires the development of sophisticated numerical methods as well as efficient use of current high-performance computers connection with the network pending of approval.

    The purpose of this workshop is to bring together applied mathematicians, computer scientists, and in general researchers with costly applications or a fair knowledge/interest in high performance computing, to present, share and discuss their techniques, tools and ideas in the area of high-performance computing applied to complex large-scale computational problems.

    A limited number of contributed talks will be selected for this minisymposium. Full papers should be submitted through the conference web site before May 10, 2013 and follow the instructions for authors for the general conference in their submissions. Best papers presented at the minisymposium will be considered for a special issue of The Journal of Supercomputing.

    Organized: CAPAP_HP Network


  3. Mathematically modeling the future Internet and developing future Internet security technology
  4. All aspects of the future Internet are welcome. Future Internet will involve a network with new structures that accept various requirements such as present and future broadband, scalability, security, quality, mobility, management, stability, ubiquity, and economical efficiency as the infrastructure with communication, broadcasting, computing, and sensors are united.

    Interested topics but not limited to: Performance Modeling / Formal evaluation / Modal logic / Model checking / Theorem proving / Definition or design of:

    • Scalability for future internet architectures.
    • Network models.
    • Services for the Future Internet.
    • Cloud Computing scalability, delay, quality, stability and management.
    • Sensor/human/vehicular mobility in wireless/mobile networks.
    • Mobility protocols used in wireless/mobile networks.
    • Location management and handover used in Future Internet and wireless/mobile networks.
    • Bandwidth allocation and resource scheduler used in Future Internet and wireless/mobile networks.
    • Security protocol and access control management used in Future Internet and wireless/mobile networks.
    • Signature and hashing techniques.
    • Green networks.
    • Connectivity and Communication Technology.
    • Middleware for Smart Spaces and PAN.
    • Multimedia Communication and Streaming.

  5. Computational Finance
  6. Financial markets are becoming more and more complex with trading not only of stocks, but also of numerous types of financial derivatives. Options and Derivative securities account for more than half the modern market and the basic tools for risk hedging in any portfolio management. The development of mathematical models to understand the relationship among complicated financial instruments has enabled the proliferation of these instruments which enhance the efficiency of worldwide capital markets. With the rapid increase in sophisticated quantitative models employed in financial firms, it then follows that development of advanced computational techniques for the accurate evaluation of complex financial models have considerable financial worth in addition to constituting cutting- edge research.

    The main focus of the mini-symposium is on the computational challenges facing the modern developments and to highlight recent advances on modeling and computation in quantitative finance. The mini-symposium will contain talks presenting current state of the art of research in topics including, but not limited to, computation of derivative securities in high dimensions, stochastic volatility, transaction costs, regime switching, credit risks, jumps, and exotic options using PDE and Monte Carlo approaches which provide powerful tools and consistent frameworks for pricing and hedging complex derivatives.

    Luis Ortiz-Gracia,Universitat de Barcelona, Spain (luis.ortiz-gracia@ub.edu)
    Iñigo Arregui, Universidade da Coruña, Spain(arregui@udc.es)


  7. New Educational Methodologies Supported by New Technologies
  8. This mini-symposium aims to offer a forum for discussion the interaction between educational methodologies and new technologies. Undoubtedly the use of new technologies has increased enormously the number of possibilities and teaching resources that professionals have at their disposal. Tools such as the digital briefcase, educational webs or the universally used social networks that only a few years ago were unthinkable, are nowadays usual and widely extended in education. However the use of these resources has also produced a great increasing in development of new tools and strategies giving rise to interesting technical developments and tools that enhance teaching and learning taks.

    Topics in this mini symposium include, but are not limited to:

    • Development of new tools for education.
    • E-learning.
    • Social networks and education.
    • PLE - Personal Learning Enviroment.
    • Cooperative and Collaborative Learning.
    • PBL - Problem Based Learning.

  9. Numerical Methods for Solving Nonlinear Problems
  10. Different problems in science and engineering involve the solution of nonlinear equations (the study of dynamical models of chemical reactors, radioactive transfer, preliminary orbit determination, discretization of integral or partial differential equations, etc). Iterative methods play an important role in order to obtain approximated solutions of these kinds of problems.

    During the last years, numerous papers devoted to the mentioned iterative methods have appeared in several journals. The existence of an extensive literature on these iterative methods reveals that this topic is a dynamic branch of the numerical studies with interesting and promising applications.

    The aim of this session is to share new trends in the field of iterative methods fornonlinear problems.

    Specific topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

    • Multi-point iterative methods (with or without memory)
    • Steffensen-type methods
    • High-order methods
    • Iterative methods for singular problems
    • Iterative methods for Banach spaces
    • Dynamical studies of iterative methods
    • Optimization problems
    • Nonlinear wave problems
    • Digital image processing
    • Electromagnetic problems involving discretization of boundary problems, integral equations, initial value problems...

    This mini-symposium is organized by:

    • Prof. J.R. Torregrosa, Instituto de Matemáticas Multidisciplinar, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain: jrtorre@mat.upv.es
    • Dr A. Cordero, Instituto de Matemáticas Multidisciplinar, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain: acordero@mat.upv.es

  11. Bio-mathematics

  12. This symposium has both theoretical and practical applications and will cover research topics in:

    • population dynamics
    • eco-epidemiology
    • epidemiology of infectious diseases
    • molecular and antifenic evolution

  13. Mathematical Models for Computer Science

  14. Fundamental mathematical tools need to be developed in order to model interesting problems arisen in Computer Science. The purpose of this Special Session is to provide an international forum for presentation of recent results and advances in these important tools.
    The not exhaustive list of topics includes:


    • General operators useful in Computer Science
    • Aggregation functions
    • Aggregations for extensions of fuzzy sets
    • Fuzzy sets and fuzzy logic
    • Logic programming
    • Rough sets
    • Fuzzy rough sets
    • Interval-valued fuzzy sets
    • Formal concept analysis
    • Fuzzy measures and integrals

    Jesús Medina,University of Cádiz, Spain (jesus.medina@uca.es)
    Manuel Ojeda-Aciego, University of Málaga, Spain(aciego@ctima.uma.es)


  15. From Molecular Modeling – From Materials to Environmental Science

  16. Clusters often display structural and electronic properties that are very different from those of the bulk. Their properties can vary greatly in going from the smallest clusters of a few atoms to large sizes at the nanoscale. Obtaining a consistent description of the transition from small clusters to the liquid or solid state is a major challenge in computational chemistry and physics and will be addressed in this mini-symposium.

    Organizers

    Prof. Ian Hamilton, Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada. - ihamilton@wlu.ca

    Peter Schwerdtfeger - University in Auckland, New Zealand - p.a.schwerdtfeger@massey.ac.nz


  17. Hypercomplex methods in mathematics and Applied Sciences

  18. Hypercomplex methods are based on a theory of functions defined in higher dimensional Euclidean spaces with values in Clifford algebras in combination with geometric and other approaches. These function theories can be seen as extensions of the complex function theory to higher dimensions. At the same time hypercomplex methods are often understood as a refinement of harmonic analysis. These approaches are leading also to new numerical and computational tools.

    We invite Scientists and Engineers working with hypercomplex algebras (quaternions, bi-complex numbers, Clifford algebras, etc.) and their applications in mathematical physics, fluid mechanics, elasticity theory and other related fields. Furthermore, contributions to special topics in Fourier analysis, signal processing, interpolation and approximation, monogenic function theory, applications of geometric algebras, representation theoretic tools etc. are very welcome.

    Organizers

    • Irene Falcão (Braga, Portugal)
    • Sebastian Bock (Weimar, Germany)

  19. Fixed Point Theory in various abstract spaces and related applications
  20. Due to its possible applications, Fixed Point Theory in metric spaces has a key role in Nonlinear Analysis. In the last fifty years, discussing the existence and uniqueness of fixed points of single and multivalued operators in different kind of spaces (such as quasimetric spaces, pseudo-quasi-metric spaces, partial metric spaces, b-metric spaces and fuzzy metric spaces, among others) has attracted the attention of several researchers in the field of Nonlinear Analysis. The enormous potential of its applications to almost all quantitative sciences (such as Mathematics, Engineering, Chemistry, Biology, Economics, Computer Science, and other sciences) justify the great interest in this area.

    The purpose of this workshop is to bring together Mathematicians, and also all researchers which might be interested in this topic, a forum to present, to share and to discuss their main advances in this area (ideas, techniques, possible results, proofs, etc.)

    Topics in this mini symposium include, but are not limited to

    • Fixed Point theory in various abstract spaces
    • Existence and uniqueness of coupled/tripled/quadrupled fixed point
    • Coincidence point theory
    • Existence and uniqueness of common fixed points
    • Well-posedness of fixed point results
    • Advances on multivalued fixed point theorems
    • Fixed point methods for the equilibrium problems and applications
    • Iterative methods for the fixed points of the nonexpansive-type mappings
    • Picard operators on various abstract spaces
    • Applications to different areas

    This special sessions is organized by:


  21. Numerical Methods in Mathematics and Mechanics
  22. Advances in the study of numerical methods and software capabilities are leading to new challenges in computing and mechanical system modelling. The session should cover the use (and development) of numerical methods in mathematics and mechanical science including constitutive modelling for solid and structural mechanics, multi-body system dynamics and equations of motion, structural and nonlinear control and modern vibrational methods. Contributions to novel and efficient numerical algorithms for different mechanical tasks and non-standard engineering problems are welcomed.


    This special session is organized by:

    • Mihai Dupac, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Bournemouth University, UK

  23. New advances in statistical methodologies
  24. Statistical methodologies have been changing and new procedures have been arising in the last years. These new methodologies take advantage of the increasing computer power available in our days, and try to solve new challenges related, for example, with big data or high dimensional scenarios which appear in a wide variety of applied fields such as economics, medicine, biology and natural sciences. Some of these new techniques are an interesting and powerful combination of new results in distribution theory, inference and advanced computational techniques.

    This session will focus on theoretical, applied or computational techniques, which separately or in combination, have made new and breakthrough contributions to a broad spectrum of statistical techniques and aims at highlighting these recent important methodologies.


    The main topics covered are:

    • Distribution theory
    • Asymptotic and near-exact distributions
    • Estimation, Inference and Testing related issues
    • Big data analysis
    • High dimensional data analysis
    • Extreme value theory
    • Bayesian statistics

    This special session is organized by:

    • Filipe J. Marques, Centro de Matemática e Aplicações, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
    • Carlos A. Coelho, Centro de Matemática e Aplicações, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal

  25. 13. Homogenization of Partial Differential Equations. Micromechanics. Elasticity and conductivity of composite materials
  26. The determination of effective physical properties of heterogeneous materials obtained by mixing different phases, usually on a very small scale is a widely studied problem in the physical sciences. Motivation comes from a number of areas, e.g. prediction of the overall behavior of ceramics and superconducting fibre-reinforced or layered materials. Predicting exact fields is difficult due to the size of the microstructure. A number of different techniques have been devised to determine effective properties in both elasticity and conductivity contexts. Homogenization and micromechanic are some of them.


    This special session is organized by:

    • Carmen Calvo Jurado, Dpto. Matemáticas, Escuela Politécnica, Universidad de Extremadura, Spain

  27. Recent trends in the analysis and computations of nonlinear partial differential equations and systems
  28. The aim of this session is to provide an opportunity for researchers to meet and discuss recent progresses in the analysis and computational simulation of nonlinear problems arising in the sciences, engineering and economics. Both the determination of the qualitative features of solutions of nonlinear models and the analysis of numerical methods to approximate their solutions are of special interest. Papers that study the existence and uniqueness of solutions of nonlinear partial differential equations, systems as well as relevant features of solution spaces are especially welcome. Works which emphasize the rigorous analysis of computational techniques to simulate the dynamics of complex models in the sciences, engineering and economics are solicited for this special session.

    The session will not make emphasis on particular mathematical modeling of nonlinear problems, but rather on the investigation of analytical features of the solutions of underlying problems and the analysis of approximation techniques to simulate them. Both deterministic and stochastic models arising in science, engineering and economics are considered, and pertinent applications to the resolution of practical problems are expected.


    Topics in this session include (but are not limited to):

    • Deterministic and stochastic models in sciences, engineering and economics.
    • Discrete and/or continuous nonlinear systems.
    • Existence and uniqueness of relevant solutions.
    • Approximation theory.
    • Numerical methods (finite differences, finite elements, finite volumes, quadrature methods, etc.)
    • Efficiency, accuracy, stability, convergence analyses.
    • Preservation of positivity, boundedness, convexity or monotonicity.
    • Multi-physical and/or engineering applications.

    This special session is organized by:

    • Matthias Ehrhardt, Bergische Universität Wuppertal, Germany
    • J. E. Macías-Díaz, Universidad Autónoma de Aguascalientes, Mexico
    • Tim Sheng, Baylor University, USA

  29. Numerical Linear Algebra Methods for Large Scale Scientific Computing
  30. Mathematical modelling of a large variety of engineering applications gives raise to the solution of linear and non linear systems of equations as well as eigenvalue problems. The matrices involved are often sparse and of very large size.

    Development of linear algebra kernels is therefore crucial to efficiently address such problems both in sequential and parallel environments.

    The main purpose of this minisymposium is to collect the most recent improvements in iterative and/or direct methods for the solution of the above mentioned linear algebra problems which arise e.g. from the discretization of Partial Differential Equations as well as optimization problems.


    Topics in this mini symposium include, but are not limited to:

    • Iterative methods and preconditioners for general linear systems
    • Block preconditioners for saddle point linear systems
    • Low-rank updates of preconditioners in eigenvalue computation.
    • Algebraic multigrid methods
    • Efficient approximations of functions of large matrices

    The session is organized by:

    • Luca Bergamaschi, Department of Civil Environmental and Architectural Engineering, University of Padua (Italy)
    • Angeles Martinez, Department of Mathematics, University of Padua (Italy)

  31. Mathematics, Science and Engineering Education
  32. Education has changed along the years and new ICT-based teaching methods have gained visibility during the last two decades. Moreover, several online Universities have appeared in the last years and they are becoming more popular every day. As an example, just in Spain during the course 2013/2014, there were more than 220.000 online studies. This kind on online education is a new step in the evolution of Education but it needs new methodologies and different programs and tools to be developed. This fact is also affecting to primary and secondary education since teachers have to prepare young students to the new technologies. In the recent years, several programming languages and even different kind of robots for kids have been developed in order to allow them to learn this skills in an easier way.


    Topics in this mini symposium include, but are not limited to:

    • Use of robotics in primary and secondary Education
    • Use of innovative and original techniques on science education
    • Development of online tools for mathematics and engineering education
    • Massive Open Online Courses
    • Use of engineering techniques in primary and secondary Education
    • Teaching programming languages in Primary and Secondary Education

    The session is organized by:

    • Ángel Alberto Magreñán, Universidad Internacional de La Rioja (Spain)
    • Lara Orcos, Universidad Internacional de La Rioja (Spain)

  33. Lie Symmetry Analysis and Conservation Laws for Nonlinear Differential Equations and Applications
  34. Many real world problems are modelled by physically and mathematically interesting nonlinear differential equations which arise in various scientific fields such as economics, biology, fluid dynamics, physics, engineering, control theory, materials science, quantum mechanics, and in industry. The aim of this special session will be to report on recent developments in Lie symmetry analysis and conservation laws for solving such nonlinear differential equations. We are interested in high-quality presentations that contain original research results. The work presented in this session will form a base for a forum that provides services for graduate students, post docs, and researchers in their applications of nonlinear differential equations.


    Organizers:

    • C. M. Khalique, International Institute for Symmetry Analysis and Mathematical Modelling, Department of Mathematical Sciences, North-West University, Mafikeng Campus, Private Bag X 2046, Mmabatho 2735, South Africa
    • M. L. Gandarias, University of Cadiz, Spain
    • M. S. Bruzón, University of Cadiz, Spain

  35. Processing, modelling, and describing time series
  36. TTime series are present in many common situations in life. For such reason, there is a great effort on research of this topic. Sometimes time series are treated directly as raw data using mathematical methods to obtain information from then. But, other approaches develop mathematical models to represent then. Time series are modelled to find patterns and/or to study trends in the series. These representations allow to find patterns and trends. Another relevant line of research is the description of the series using natural language. The aim of this special session is to provide an international forum the presentation of recent results in the research of this field.


    The not exhaustive list of topics includes:

    • Methods for processing time series represented as raw data
    • Structures to represent time series
    • Efficient modelling of time series
    • Querying time series
    • Linguistic description of time series

    This Special Session is organized by:


  37. Uncertainty Quantification and Mathematical Modelling
  38. Difference, differential and integral equations governing real phenomena often contain some mathematical terms (e.g. initial/boundary condition, source term, coefficients), referred to as model parameters, that characterize physical features of the problem and its environment. In practice, these terms must be determined from sampling and/or experimentally. Hence, they contain errors coming from different sources such as the lack of accuracy in sampling and/or measurements and the inherent uncertainty usually met in complex physical phenomena. In that case, it is more convenient to treat constants and functions playing the role of model parameters as random variables and stochastic processes, respectively. This approach leads to the area of Random Equations whose main objective is to extend the results of its classical or deterministic counterpart. As difference, differential and integral equations play a main role when modelling real problems, also it is a major objective to identify, quantify and reduce uncertainties associated with models, numerical algorithms, experiments and predicted outcomes of quantities of interest.

    The aim of this mini symposium is to create a meeting forum where fresh and novel ideas related to uncertainty quantification in mathematical models can be presented and discussed.

    Topics in this mini symposium include, but are not limited to:

    • Random ordinary and partial differential equations
    • Random difference equations
    • Random fractional differential equations
    • Random integral equations
    • Random delay differential equations
    • L^p-random calculus
    • Numerical schemes for random differential equations (consistency, stability and convergence)
    • Uncertainty Quantification: Techniques for parameter estimation in random difference and differential equations
    • Mathematical Modelling with randomness in Finance, Biology, Medicine and Engineering

    The session is organized by:

    • Prof. J.C. Cortés, Instituto Universitario de Matemática Multidisciplinar (IMM), Universitat Politécnica de València (Spain)
    • Prof. R.J. Villanueva, Instituto Universitario de Matemática Multidisciplinar (IMM, Universitat Politécnica de València (Spain)

  39. Mathematics Education
  40. This mini-symposium is devoted to share and discuss the ideas on both theoretical and practical knowledge about approaches, problems, new trends, applications, technology, politics, proficiencies and standards in teaching and learning on Mathematics Education in primary school, high school and higher education.

    The scope of this special session includes, but is not limited, to the following topics:

    • Teaching and learning of arithmetic and number systems, learning of measurement, algebra and early algebra, geometry, probability and statistics, calculus, discrete mathematics, etc.
    • Reasoning and proof in Mathematics Education.
    • Problem solving in Mathematics Education.
    • Visualisation in the teaching and learning of mathematics.
    • Mathematical applications and modelling in the teaching and learning of mathematics.
    • Interdisciplinary mathematics education.
    • Mathematics and creativity.

    The session is organized by:

    • Antonio Francisco Roldán López de Hierro, Department of Mathematics Education, University of Granada (Spain)
    • María Magdalena Gea Serrano, Department of Mathematics Education, University of Granada (Spain)

  41. Mathematical Modeling and Numerical Simulation of Geophysical Flows
  42. Modeling geophysical flows plays an important role in a wide range of problems in Geosciences. There is a growing need for advanced modeling and simulation in this field with endless applications, most of the times involving complex problems. These applications include lake, coastal and ocean flows, atmospheric flows, flooding, dam breaking, storm-surges or tsunamis, sediment transport, transport and dispersion of pollutant spills and many others. In the interdisciplinary enterprise of modeling such processes, mathematical modeling at appropriate scales is not possible without further developments in mathematical theory, probability and statistics, numerical approximations, and large-scale computational algorithms. This modeling effort involves many different types of mathematical models and numerical techniques. From 3D Navier- Stokes equations to shallow water models or multilayer approaches, including or not dispersion, turbulence, and other processes, solved by using finite volumes, finite elements, finite differences or DG methods, in structured or unstructured meshes or using mesh adaptation techniques, uncertainty quantification or data assimilation.

    The aim of the present session is to facilitate communication between scientists of varying backgrounds, as applied mathematicians, numerical analysts, modelers or geophysicists, facing several aspects centered around the mathematical modeling and numerical simulation of geophysical flows, providing a forum in which advances in parts of the larger modeling picture can become known to those working in other parts. In particular, this should enable an enhanced exchange between various branches of applied mathematics with the geosciences, to ensure the dissemination of appropriate tools and methods, and fostering useful fundamental research in applied mathematics. These kinds of interactions are needed for meaningful progress in understanding and predicting complex physical phenomena in the Geosciences. Contributions dealing with novel algorithmic approaches and efficient computational procedures used in challenging geophysical flow applications are welcomed.


    The session is organized by:

    • Manuel J. Castro, University of Málaga (Spain)
    • Jorge Macías, University of Málaga (Spain)

  43. Optimization Methods and modeling under Uncertainty
  44. In the modeling of many processes in Industry, Engineering and Economy in order to make decisions, tt is not always possible to have the full information about the parameters and variables involved. So, an adequate uncertainty framework is necessary to formulate the model, and new methods have to be adapted or developed to provide optimal or efficient solutions in some sense.

    The purpose of this session is to promote and show new and recent optimization methods applied to models in which some parameters and/or variables are considered under uncertainty. In this regards, the following topics are close.


    The list of topics in this session includes, but not limited to:

    • Modeling of processes under uncertainty.
    • Applications to Industry, Engineering and Economy.
    • Efficiency in optimization under uncertainty.
    • Computational methods in mathematical programming under uncertainty.
    • Interval and fuzzy linear programming.
    • Multi-objective mathematical programming under uncertainty.
    • Fuzzy arithmetic.
    • Optimality conditions with fuzzy numbers.
    • Orders with intervals or fuzzy numbers sets.

    The session is organized by:

    • Manuel Arana-Jiménez, Department of Statistics and Operational Research, University of Cádiz (Spain)
    • Carmen Sánchez-Gil, Department of Statistics and Operational Research, University of Cádiz (Spain)

  45. Integral Methods in Science and Engineering
  46. This session is dedicated to the presentation by scientists and engineers of their most recent work based on analytic and/or numerical integration methods, in application to the study of models of real-life processes and phenomena. These include, inter alia, integral equations, boundary element techniques, asymptotic and perturbation procedures, conservation laws, signal processing and image analysis, all of which aim to promote mathematics as a linking tool between academia and industry


    The session is organized by:

    • Christian Constanda, Department of Mathematics, The University of Tulsa, Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA

  47. High-Performance Architectures for IoT Platforms
  48. Technology is beginning to play a key role in the development of High-Performance Applications and Supercomputing architectures. This is because new technologies can provide them with robust solutions that benefit differents areas on architecture and systems, algorithms, languages and programs, performance measures and methods, and applications of all aspects of Supercomputing. High-Performance Applications aims to incorporate smart systems in their industrial, infrastructural, and social activities. IoT arquitecture is managed with intelligent technologies which improve the quality of the services offered to citizens and make all processes more efficient.

    This workshop aims to explore the topic of High-Performance Architectures for IoT Platforms and the different artificial intelligence techniques that can be employed in the development of architectures, IoT platforms or for the analysis of their data. Areas of interest include but are not limited to High-Performance Architectures for IoT Platformes, fog/edge computing mechanisms, development of different types of applications and Cloud platforms, use of natural language processing (NLP) and information extraction techniques, sentiment analysis and other mechanisms for the conceptualization of data, deep learning systems, development of intelligent algorithms for different purposes (such as the development of machine learning capabilities for applications, or the detection of patterns and relationships between data within Big Data systems), social machines for the development of Decision Support Systems - DSS (based on hybrid algorithms that combine case-based reasoning-CBR with mixtures of experts), etc.


    The scope of this special session includes, but is not limited, to the following topics:

    • Parallel computing
    • MapReduce
    • Fault tolerance
    • Supercomputing
    • Big data
    • High-Performance Applications
    • High-Performance Applications
    • Fusion Algorithms
    • Smart city modeling
    • Smart integrated grids
    • Smart city simulation
    • Intelligent infrastructure
    • Open data and big data analytics
    • Smart environments
    • Smart education
    • Smart health
    • Intelligent vehicles
    • Smart traffic system operations
    • Smart home and smart buildings
    • Smart manufacturing and logistics

    The session is organized by:

    • Fernando de la Prieta, University of Salamanca (Spain)
    • Javier Prieto, University of Salamanca (Spain)
    • Juan Manuel Corchado, University of Salamanca (Spain)
    • Alfonso González Briones, University of Salamanca (Spain)

  49. Mathematical Models and Information-Intelligent Systems on Transport
  50. Currently, the research in the field of flows modeling of particles with motivated behavior on complex network is actively developing. The activity in this field is caused on the one hand by the the importance of such research for the applied areas connected with human safety (traffic flows, pedestrian flows, ecology, etc.), on the other hand, with new technical facilities of obtaining actual data due to rapid development of hardware and algorithms in information technologies.
    The rapid growth of urban zones in the world, including road traffic and complex transport networks, cause problems of traffic jams (transport delays), safety, environmental pollution, etc. The influence of these factors on public health causes great concern. At the same time, the engineering needs of regulating such man-made systems were the motivator of the development of the mathematical theory of transport flows, the theory of cellular automata, the study of the properties of discrete and continuous dynamic systems, mathematical models of flows on networks with complex geometry, etc.
    The development of information digital technologies, including BigData, initiates the development of mathematical models, coupled with a large computational work, and therefore requires the development of new algorithms that can effectively perform computational procedures on complex architectures of modern computational tools including supercomputers.


    The mini-symposium has both theoretical and practical aspects and will cover study topics in:

    • Mathematical modeling of complex systems
    • Dynamical system on networks
    • Traffic flow theory,
    • Stochastic models of particle movements
    • Asymmetric simple exclusion processes (ASEP)
    • Numerical modeling
    • Quantum calculus
    • Supercomputing tools

    The mini-symposium is organized by:

    • Valery Kozlov, member of Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS), Steklov Institute of Mathematics, Moscow, Russia;
    • Marina Yashina, Moscow Automobile and Road Construction STU (MADI) and MTUCI, Moscow, Russia;
    • Vladimir Tishkin, corresponding member of RAS, Keldysh Institute of Applied Mathematics, Moscow, Russia

  51. Mathematical and computational methods in chemistry – From molecular modelling to materials and environmental science
  52. This minisymposium focuses on the development and use of mathematical methods and models for solving current problems in chemistry, physics, materials, and environmental science. This includes algorithm development, graph theory, chemo-informatics, and machine learning for predicting structures and properties, and any other mathematical applications useful for understanding our environment.


    Organized by:

    • Ian Hamilton
    • Peter Schwerdtfeger

  53. Trends in the analysis and simulation of nonlinear partial differential equations and systems
  54. The aim of this special session is to provide an opportunity for researchers to meet and discuss recent progresses in the analysis and computational simulation of (integer- or fractional-order) nonlinear problems arising in sciences, engineering and economics. Both the determination of the qualitative features of solutions of nonlinear models and the analysis of numerical methods to approximate their solutions are of special interest. Papers that study the existence and uniqueness of solutions of nonlinear differential equations, systems as well as relevant features of solution spaces are especially welcome. Works which emphasize the rigorous analysis of computational techniques to simulate the dynamics of complex models in the sciences, engineering and economics are solicited for this special session.
    The session will not make emphasis on particular mathematical modeling of nonlinear problems, but rather on the investigation of analytical Features of the solutions of underlying problems and the analysis of approximation techniques to simulate them. Both deterministic and stochastic models arising in science, engineering and economics will be considered, and pertinent applications to the resolution of practical problems are expected.

    Topics in this special session include (but are not limited to):

    • Deterministic and stochastic models in sciences, engineering and economics.
    • Discrete and/or continuous nonlinear systems.
    • Existence and uniqueness of relevant solutions.
    • Approximation theory.
    • Numerical methods (finite differences, finite elements, finite volumes, quadrature and multiscale methods, etc.)
    • Analysis, numerics and applications of fractional systems.
    • Efficiency, accuracy, stability, convergence analyses.
    • Preservation of positivity, boundedness, convexity or monotonicity.
    • Multi-physical and/or engineering applications.
    • Machine learning for partial differential equations and systems.

    Organized by:

    • J. E. Macías-Díaz, Universidad Autónoma de Aguascalientes, Mexico
    • Qin (Tim) Sheng, Baylor University, USA

Regular Sessions:

  • Interpolation & Approximation
  • Mathematical Modeling and Computational PDE
  • Mathematics Models for Computer Science
  • Optimization
  • Analytical and Numerical solution of Differential Equations
  • Computational Algebra
  • Computational aspects of Dynamical Systems
  • Computational Chemistry
  • Computational Physics
  • Computational Engineering.
  • Computational Statistics.
  • Numerical Linear Algebra.
  • Industrial Mathematics


Besides these sessions there will be a general session. If you are unsure of where to include your article, please put it in the general session.