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.


  1. Quantum and High Performance Computing (QHPC)
  2. Many scientific and engineering applications (in bioinformatics, astrophysics, computational chemistry, high energy physics,...) are continuously growing in demand of large-scale computing hardware and software facilities.

    Solving these problems effectively requires the development of sophisticated numerical methods which, in turn, are based on large amounts of data as well as extreme computing. More and more, Artificial Intelligence and machine learning tools and solutions, nowadays ubiquitous in our life, ask for even larger amounts of computing resources.

    Furthermore, in the last few years Quantum Computing (QC) has become one of the most promising new technologies for HPC. For certain problems, quantum algorithms offer speed-ups, which can even be exponential, over what is possible with classical methods. Thus, it is natural to consider hybrid approaches in which classical and quantum algorithms complement each other, with QC acting as an accelerator of some tasks. Developing such algorithms is a challenging problem that demands multidisciplinary research both from the theoretical and practical points of view.

    The purpose of this workshop is to bring together applied mathematicians, data and computer scientists and, in general, researchers with both complex applications and/or solutions with a fair knowledge/interest in Quantum Computing, High Performance Computing (HPC), Cloud, Big Data, hyperscale,... to present, share and discuss their problems, techniques, tools, solutions, and ideas on these topics. Research contributions on all those technologies (Parallel and Distributed Computing, Quantum algorithms, GPUs, ...) around all these topics are welcome.

    A limited number of contributed talks will be selected for this workshop. Contributions should be submitted through the conference web site before the announced deadline and follow the instructions for authors for the general conference in their submissions. Only a selected set of papers presented at this workshop will be considered.

    Organized: Quantum and High Performance Computing group at University of Oviedo (qhpc.uniovi.es) and Department of Information Computer Systems and Computation of University Politècnica de València

  3. New Educational Methodologies Supported by New Technologies
  4. 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.

  5. Numerical Methods for Solving Nonlinear Problems
  6. 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

  7. From Clusters to Bulk Materials

  8. 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.


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

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

  9. New advances in statistical methodologies
  10. 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

  11. Fixed point theory, variational inequality theory and optimization with applications
  12. This mini-symposium will bring together researchers working on fixed point and variational inequality theories and optimization with applications to present and discuss recent developments and future directions in the research areas and encourage future interdisciplinary collaborations. An invited speaker will have a 30 minutes' presentation on any topic of your choice related to the mini-symposium (25 minutes for your presentation and 5 minutes for questions and discussion).

    This special session is organized by:

    • Poom Kuma, King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi, Bangkok, Thailand.
    • Kunquan Lan, Toronto Metropolitan University, Toronto, Canada.
    • Phumin Sumalai, Muban Chombueng Rajabhat University, Rachaburi, Thailand.

  13. Applied Dynamical Systems
  14. The goal of this session is to bring together mathematicians who work in different areas of applied mathematics (numerics, bifurcation & chaos theory, random dynamical system, high-performance computing, etc.) and might thus not meet and exchange ideas and points of view. Consequently, the session program addresses a cross-section of theoretical and computational developments in low- and infinite-dimensional dynamical systems and their applications to natural and social science, mechanics, and life sciences. Areas of analytical interest include the theory of linear/ nonlinear deterministic/ random/ stochastic differential equations and chaos, the qualitative behavior of solutions and their bifurcation, stochastic stability and asymptotics, control-theoretic issues, efficient algorithms, and related aspects. A key aspect of this session is its focus on the impact of theoretical results on the study of real-world problems.

    This special session is organized by:

    • Professor Florian Rupp, (Kutaisi International University)
    • Professor Thomas Hagen (University of Memphis)

    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.