UK Nonlinear News, August 1998.
Conferences Listed in Previous issues
- The Third World Congress of
Biomechanics (WCB'98), 2-8 August 1998.
- Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan.
Mathematical Geophysics Summer School,
3-21 August 1998.
- Department of Mathematics, Stanford University,
- Information:The three-week program will be
into three roughly equal parts covering theory, applications and
computation. There will be daily introductory lectures in the
mornings. More specialised lectures (for smaller groups) and
seminars will be scheduled in the afternoons.
- Modelling and Analysis in Medicine and
Biology, 6-8 August 1998.
- University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA
- Information: There will be only twelve talks, each suitable for a wide
audience, summarising the state of the field, and outlining the outstanding problems. The
talks will be appropriate, not only for specialists in the field, but also for those
outside the field who wish to learn more about it, as well as for graduate students. There
will be poster sessions on the evenings of the 6th and 7th, and participants are
encouraged to submit abstracts.
- Stokes Summer School, 6-10 August 1998.
- Skreen, County Sligo, Ireland.
- Purpose: A celebration at his birthplace of the
many areas of physics and mathematics to which Sir George
Stokes made major contributions. Among the speakers are some of
the world's leading authorities.
- Invited Speakers (Confirmed)
|Introduction about Stokes and Skreen||
Professor Alastair Wood (Dublin City University)|
|Fluid Motion (Navier-Stokes equation)||
Professor Keith Moffatt (Cambridge).|
|Water Waves|| Professor Howell Peregrine
(Bristol), Professor Michael Longuet-Higgins (La Jolla)|
|Polarisation|| Professor Rajendra
(Raman Institute, Bangalore), Dr.Susanne Klein (Bristol)|
|Diffraction|| Professor Michael Berry
(Bristol), Professor Allan Newell (Warwick).|
|Asymptotics|| Dr. Adri Olde Dalhuis
(Edinburgh), Dr. Christopher Howls (Brunel).|
|Analysis|| Dr. Tom Korner
|History and Philosophy|| Professor David
Wilson (Ames, Iowa), Professor Robert Batterman (Ohio).|
- Information: Ms. Carmel Morley, School of
Mathematical Sciences, Dublin City University, Dublin 9, Ireland;
email@example.com; tel +353-1-704-5293; fax
- Integral Methods in Science and Engineering '98, 10-13
- Michigan Technological University, Houghton, Michigan.
- Participation: Participation is open to all scientists and engineers
whose work makes use of analytic and numerical methods, integral equations, ordinary and
partial differential equations, finite element methods, conservation laws, hybrid
approaches, vortex methods, etc.
- From Individuals to
Populations: International Workshop and Young Scientists School,
10-14 August 1998.
- Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic.
- Announcement: The workshop is an interdisciplinary meeting of
biologists and mathematicians focused on effects of individual behavioural decisions of
animals on population dynamics. Such decisions include, for example: optimal prey
selection (i.e., prey model), optimal path selection (i.e., path model), ideal free
distribution, optimal anti-predatory behaviour (including effect of refuges), various
trade-offs in behaviour of parasitoids (superparasitism, host-feeding etc.) and other game
Although it is generally believed that such behavioural decisions have a strong impact on
population dynamics, qualitative work on effects of these behavioural choices on
population dynamics seems to have started quite recently. The workshop should bring
together scientists working in behavioural ecology, and/or in population biology both from
theoretical and experimental point of view (including mathematicians and theoretical
population biologists). Moreover, the workshop is also intended to attract some bright
young mathematically orientated participants for whom the meeting would provide a starting
point for their PhD thesis in theoretical population biology.
- Ninth International Colloquium on Differential Equations18-23 August 1998.
- Plovdiv, Bulgaria
- Topics: Ordinary differential equations: ordinary
differential equations, functional differential equations, impulsive differential
equations, integro-differential equations, stochastic differential equations, dynamical
systems and symplectic geometry, bifurcation theory, invariant manifolds of ordinary
differential equations, oscillation theory of ordinary differential equations,
differential-difference equations, control theory, numerical analysis for ordinary
differential equations, mathematical population dynamics, differential games, integral
transforms and special functions, strange attractors and chaos, Partial differential
equations: linear partial differential equations, nonlinear partial differential
equations, impulsive partial differential equations, scattering theory and inverse
problems, nonlinear evolution equations - blow-up of solutions, global
existence and stability of solutions, periodic solutions, stability and boundedness of
solutions, Stokes and Navier-Stokes equations, solitons, Korteweg-de Vries, Burgers,
sine-Gordan, sinh-Gordan, Ginzburg-Landau, Monge-Ampere and Kirchoff equations, nonlinear
Schrodinger and Klein-Gordon equations, PDE in relativity, numerical analysis for partial
differential equations, mathematical population dynamics, applications in mechanics,
physics, chemistry, biology, technology, and economics.
- Organisers: The colloquium is organised by the International Federation
of Nonlinear Analysts, the Japan Mathematical Society, UNESCO, and other prestigious
national and international mathematical institutions.
- Call for Papers: Abstracts for contributed papers should be received by
March 1, 1998.
- Information: D. Bainov, P.O. Box, 1594, Sofia, Bulgaria.
- International Congress of
Mathematicians, 18-27 August 1998.
- Berlin, Germany.
- Fourth International
Conference on Difference Equations and Applications, 27-31 August 1998.
- Poznan, Poland.
- General theory of difference equations.
- Asymptotic behaviour.
- Oscillation theory.
- Stability theory.
- Discrete dynamical systems.
- Discrete transformations.
- Discrete inequalities.
- Numerical methods.
- Approximation theory.
- Control theory.
- Stochastic processes.
- Applications in industrial mathematics and engineering.
- Discrete models in natural sciences, biology, economics etc.
- Workshop on
Dynamical Systems, 31 August-18 September.
- Trieste, Italy.
- Aim: The aim of this meeting is to expose the participants to a variety
of the current research problems in dynamical systems. The activity will be divided into
seminars and minicourses. The main topics to be covered are: chaotic systems; strange
attractors; invariant measures; bifurcations: homoclinic and singular cycles; variational
methods in Hamiltonian and Lagrangian systems; elliptic and nonuniformly hyperbolic
behaviour; one-dimensional real and complex dynamics.
Alcala First International Conference on Math Ecology,
4-8 September 1998.
- Alcalá de Henares (Madrid), Spain.
International Conference on Partial Differential Equations and
Related Topics, 7-12 September 1998.
- Mission Beach, Queensland, Australia.
- Introduction: In conjunction with a Special
on Partial Differential Equations and Related Topics, the Centre
for Mathematics and its Applications, in the School
of Mathematical Sciences at the Australian National University
organising an international conference. The main themes
for the conference are:
- Nonlinear elliptic and parabolic problems;
- Variational problems;
- Geometric analysis;
- Nonlinear waves.
Non Linear Theory and Its Applications,
14-17 September 1998.
- Le Regent, Crans-Montana, Switzerland..
Nonlinear Dynamics and Statistics, September 21-25,
- Isaac Newton Institute, Cambridge.
- As part of the Isaac Newton Institute programme on Nonlinear and
Nonstationary Signal Processing, there will be a one week
workshop on Nonlinear Dynamics and Statistics. The workshop will
bring together statisticians, signal processing engineers, and
workers in the application of nonlinear dynamical systems to time
There has been a good deal of work in the nonlinear dynamics
community on novel approaches to understanding time series.
This has sometimes been controversial, but it is clear that new and
potentially important results have been produced; at the same time,
some of the work there has been done in ignorance of standard signal
processing and statistical approaches. On the other hand, many people
in the more traditional time series analysis areas are not
well-informed about this area, or have misconceptions about
it. The purpose of this workshop is to bring together workers with
different approaches to nonlinear time series analysis and, it is
hoped, to begin a synthesis which will eventually lead to better
theory and practice in all the related areas.
There will be a relatively small number of formal talks, since the
intention is to encourage discussion. However, there will be one day of
traditional conference-style short talks, and poster presentations are
Applications are invited from researchers in any area who are
engaged in understanding of nonlinear time series. Younger
researchers are particularly encouraged to apply. Very limited funds
may be available to assist younger researchers with accommodation.
The size of the workshop is limited by available space to at most 50
- Tempos in Science and Nature: Structures,
Relations and Complexity, 23-26 September 1998.
- Siena, Italy.
- Information: This workshop will consist of invited lectures and open
discussion divided into the following sections:
- Complexity: an opportunity for re-unification of the scientific culture and the
- Complex molecular behaviour and structure;
- Ecological and environmental modelling.
- Objective: The complexity of nature has made it necessary to develop
concepts and theories that have little in common with the reductionist and mechanical
approach that has dominated scientific thought for two centuries. Science has not so far
been able to unravel the molecular and macroscopic complexity of natural phenomena, with
their nonlinear and irreversible patterns. The objective of this workshop is to promote a
"cross fertilisation" between the humanities and the sciences, to interlace the
world of the arts with the world of natural laws and theories. Although the process is
still in the early stages and the outcome is uncertain, the scientific community is aware
of the need to open new paths of exchange between the sciences and the arts.
- Interdisciplinary Conference on
Waves and Continuation Methods in Biology, 26-28 September 1998.
- Pittsburgh, PA, USA.
- Program: There will be a series of general lectures addressed to both
mathematicians and biologists and also separate sessions where more specialised
discussions will be held.
Year of Mathematics In Biology, September 1998- Spring 1999.
- Institute of Mathematics and Its Applications,
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
- Background: The IMA believes the time is right for a Special Year in
Mathematical Biology at the IMA in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The program will be built upon
a selected series of workshops highlighting some of the mathematical challenges emerging
from the consideration of biological issues. The focus will endeavour to show how the
mathematics can be applied to the resolution of those issues. The following a list of
three quarters each focusing on a different area of mathematical biology that has had
Theoretical Problems in Developmental Biology and Immunology
QUARTER 1- Fall Program: September 1- November 30, 1998
Organisers: J. Cook, B. Goldstein, C. Wofsy, L. Segel, P. Maini
- Workshop 1: Pattern Formation and Morphogenesis: Basic Processes, J.
Murray, P. Maini and H. Othmer
- Workshop 2: Pattern Formation and Morphogenesis: Model Systems, J.
Murray, P. Maini and H. Othmer
- Workshop 3: Immune System Modelling and Cell Signalling , A. Perelson, B.
Goldstein, L. Segel, D. Kirschner
- Workshop 4: Dynamics and Control of AIDS , A. Perelson and D. Kirschner
Partial Differential Equations in Physiology
QUARTER 2- Winter Program (tentative): January 1- March 31, 1999
Organisers: L. Fauci, M. Reed, J. Sneyd, R. Tranquillo
- Workshop 1: Intracellular Transport
- Workshop 2: Cell Signalling, Motility and Adhesion
- Workshop 3: Tissue and Organ Physiology
- Workshop 4: Animal Locomotion
Global Change and Biodiversity
QUARTER 3: Spring Program (tentative): April 1- June 30, 1999
Organisers: S. Levin, C. Castillo-Chavez, S. Blower, R. Durrett, C. Neuhauser, P. van
den Driessche, D. Kirschner
- Workshop 1: Linkage Between Climate Change and Vegetation
- Workshop 2: Models of Schooling and Aggregation
- Workshop 3: Interacting Particle Models
- Workshop 4: Emerging and Re-emerging Infectious Diseases
- Further Information: If you are interesting in participating or would
like more information, please contact any one of the directors listed or the director of
the IMA, Avner Friedman, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- DEADLINE: The deadline for applications for postdoctoral, long-term and
short-term visitors is January 15, 1998.
- UKACC International Conference on CONTROL'98, 1
- 4 September 1998,
- University of Wales Swansea, UK.
- On behalf of UKACC (United Kingdom Automatic Control Council), we warmly invite members
of the international control community to participate in the CONTROL'98
Conference to be held in Swansea in September 1998. Evolving from the
successful series of "Control" Conferences which have been
staged for many years in the UK by the
IEE, CONTROL\02298 is the second to be organised by UKACC, the
UK national member organisation of IFAC, whose members include the
major UK professional institutions with
interests in control. Conference topics will therefore include a
wide variety of control
systems engineering interests across the major engineering
disciplines. The Conference
will take place at the University of Wales Swansea.
You can find
more information and
CALL FOR PAPERS at: http://www.iee.org.uk/Conf/Control/
We look forward to seeing you there.
International Conference on
Pattern Formation and Biology, 20-24 September 1998.
- University of Dundee, Scotland.
- Purpose: To celebrate the life and work of D'Arcy Thompson on the 50th
anniversary of his death a conference will be held on spatio-temporal pattern formation in
developmental biology. The format of the meeting will consist of invited plenary talks
during each morning and early afternoon with the rest of the day devoted to poster
sessions and workshop discussion sessions. Participation by graduate students and young
post-doctoral researchers is strongly encouraged.
- International Conference "
Dynamical Systems: Stability, Control, Optimisation (DSSCI;98)", 28
September - 4 October 1998,
- Minsk, Belarus.
- Organisers: Institute of Mathematics of National Academy of Sciences of
Belarus, Byelorussian State University.
Focus: Papers describing original work in all aspects of dynamical
systems and their applications are invited. The conference will include plenary, lecture
and poster sessions.
Topics: Stability and stabilisation of dynamical systems; variable
structure control systems; general dynamical systems; optimal control problems; robust
control under conditions of uncertainty; differential games; differential-algebraic
systems; nonsmooth optimisation.
Dedication: Dedicated to the 80th birthday of academician E.A. Barbashin.
Third School on Nonlinear Functional Analysis and Applications
to Differential Equations, 12-30 October 1998.
- Trieste, Italy.
- Aim: This third school will be more advanced than the
1996 and 1997 schools, devoted mainly to research
problems. It will be divided into two parts. In the first two weeks
there will be advanced lectures on the
following topics: Harmonic and Wave Maps; Critical Point Theory:
Min-Max principles, Morse theory and
problems in the absence of the Palais-Smale condition; Elliptic
Problems: Singularly perturbed semilinear
equations; Hamiltonian Systems: Periodic solutions and connecting
orbits; Nonlinear Schrödinger Equations;
Applications to Mathematical Physics. The last week will be devoted
to seminars on current research problems by several experts.
- 18th Annual
Southeastern-Atlantic Regional Conference on Differential Equations,
16-17 October 1998.
- Auburn University, AL, USA.
- FRACTAL 98: Complexity and Fractals in the
Sciences. 5th International Multidisciplinary Conference, 25-28 October 1998.
- Valletta, Malta.
Complex Systems '98: Complexity Between the Ecos-From Ecology to
Economics, 30 November-4 December 1998.
- Sydney, Australia.
Symmetry and Perturbation Theory,
16-22 December 1998.
- Rome, Italy
- This follows the workshop with the same title held in Torino in December 1996.
- International conference, December 28-30 1998.
- Mysore University, Mysore, Karnatak State, India.
- There will be special sessions on stochastic modelling and nonlinear dynamical systems.
- Further Information: T.Subba Rao, Department of Mathematics, UMIST,
Manchester M60 1QD; e-mail email@example.com
- Nonlinear Differential Equations: A Meeting
Honouring Professor Alan Lazer on the Occasion of his 60th Birthday, 8-9
- The University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida.
- ANZIAM 199: The 35th Annual
Australia-New Zealand Applied Mathematics Conference, February 7-11 1998.
- Mollymook Golf Club, Mollymook, New South Wales, Australia.
- Nonlinear Evolution Equations and Wave Phenomena: Computation and Theory, 12-15
- Athens, Georgia, USA.
- Focus: The conference will focus on mostly computational, but also
theoretical, aspects of nonlinear wave phenomena. It will be interdisciplinary in nature,
bringing together topics in computational mathematics, applied mathematics, and
applications in physics.
- Contact: T. Taha, Department of Computer Science, University of
Georgia, Athens, GA 30602; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 1999 SIAM Annual Meeting, 12-15 May 1999.
- Atlanta, GA, USA.
- 5th SIAM Conference on Applications of Dynamical Systems,
24-28 May 1998.
- Snowbird, Utah.
- 5th Experimental Chaos Conference, June 1999.
- Torino, Italy.
- Local Contact Mark Spano (
- Local Organiser: Al Osborne (
- ICIAM 99 5th to 9th
of July 1999
- The Fourth International Congress on Industrial and Applied Mathematics will be held in
Edinburgh from 5th to 9th of July 1999 (one week before the 1999 Dundee Numerical Analysis
Conference). It will be jointly organised by the International Centre for Mathematical
Sciences and the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, with the involvement of
the Mathematics Departments at Edinburgh University and Heriot-Watt University. It will be
the largest mathematics meeting to be held in the UK since 1958 with over 2500 applied
mathematicians expected to attend. Previous Congresses met in Paris in 1987, Washington,
DC in 1991, and Hamburg in 1995. Broad developments and the latest advances in industrial
and applied mathematics will be presented. Cross disciplinary themes within mathematics,
between mathematics and other disciplines, and between mathematics and particular
industries will be covered. The main features of the programme will be: General lectures
by leading international experts on current and recent developments of industrial,
computational and applied mathematics. Mathematical methods for the qualitative and
quantitative analysis of models will be presented and important practical applications
will be discussed extensively. Mini-symposia and organised discussion sessions to provide
integrated presentations and discussion by international panels on the latest mathematical
and computational techniques. Research on industrial, commercial and environmental
applications will be discussed as well as other issues including education and the public
perception of mathematics. Special all day sessions will be run in conjunction with
learned societies and other organisations discussing new research in the mathematical and
computational sciences and outlining novel applications. Further information on the
Edinburgh Congress can be found on the World Wide Web under the address http://www.maths.ed.ac.uk/conferences/iciam99/
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