UK Nonlinear News, August 2003

Workshop on Stochastic Partial Differential Equations

4-14 August 2003

University of Warwick

Contact Peta McAllister if interested.

Source: Andrew Stuart.

International Conference on mathematical Biology and 2003 Annual Meeting Society of Mathematical Biology (SMB)

6-9 August 2003

University of Dundee, Dundee, UK

Plenary Speakers:
A. Fogelson University of Utah, USA
P. Hogeweg University of Utrecht, Netherlands
L. Keshet University of British Columbia, Canada
P. Maini University of Oxford, UK
J. Murray University of Seattle, USA
A. Stevens Max Plank Institute, Mathematical Sciences, Leipzig, Germany

Minisymposia and Chairs:
Angiogenesis and Invasion M. Chaplain
Bioinformatics G. Barton
Chemotherapy and Cancer ModellingC. Panetta, D. Cameron
Contributions and Aspects of the Work of J.D. Murray P. Nelson
Developmental Biology N. Monk, M. Owen
Ecology M. Lewis
Individual-based Modelling TechniquesA. Anderson
Whole Cell Modelling I. Goryanin


On 31st January 2003 the above web-site will be opened up for conference participation and registration.

Submissions of abstracts for contributed talks and posters will be accepted up until 30 May.

Registration for the meeting will be accepted up until 27 June.

Source: Raymond Mejia.

Biocomplexity V: Multiscale Modelling in Biology

August 14-17, 2003

The University of Notre Dame, USA

The Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Biocomplexity, Notre Dame, the Biocomplexity Institute, Indiana University, Bloomington, and Los Alamos National laboratory present:

Biocomplexity V: Multiscale Modelling in Biology
August 14-17, 2003
Location: The University of Notre Dame, USA

(In conjunction with the Notre Dame Conference on Partial Differential Equations with Applications:

Organisers: Mark Alber (Notre Dame), James Glazier (IUB), Yi Jiang (LANL)

Goal of the Workshop: Complex biological modelling efforts include multi-scale simulations allowing different abstractions at each scale, scalable parallelism for heterogeneous dynamical simulations, a data-rich environment with experimentally determined model parameters and, finally, distributed multidisciplinary research teams and resources. The goal of this workshop is to bring together researches in biological experiment and modelling with biology, physics, mathematics, engineering, computer science and medical school backgrounds and applied mathematicians working on multiscale modelling with applications to different fields.

Registration: While there is no registration fee, we would like to request that anyone interested in attending please register using the following link to the Registration Form: for catering, booklet, and room size purposes before JUNE 30TH.

For more information about the Workshop please visit our web site: .

Source: Mark Alber.

Chaos and Stability in Planetary Systems

1-26 September 2003

University of Potsdam, Potsdam, Germany

Supercomputers and chaos theory have shaped our sense for the long-term dynamics of planetary systems. The summer school aims at a better understanding of the dynamical stability, the role of resonances and the appearance of chaos in the motion of solar system bodies but also in the recently discovered extrasolar planetary systems.

Special lectures on supercomputing and also the opportunity to work with state-of-the-art codes are offered to study the dynamics of these systems in detail. One interesting new aspect are the stability studies of Earth-like planets in so-called habitable zones.

Science Director Rudolf Dvorak University Vienna
Lecturers Jack Lissauer Ames Research Center, NASA
Thomas Quinn University Washington
Joachim Stadel University Zurich
Sylvio Ferraz-Mello University Sao Paulo

Applications are invited from students, graduate students, post-docs and researchers working in scientific disciplines related to the content of the summer school. Deadline for application is May 31 2003.

Grants are available to cover accommodation, travel and living expenses. Numbers will be limited and those interested are advised to make an early application.

Information and application form on the web:

Source: M. Carmen Romano.

Free Boundary Problems in Fluid Mechanics

15-18 September 2003

University of Nottingham

A conference on Free Boundary Problems in Fluid Mechanics is to be held at the University of Nottingham, UK, from 15th-18th September 2003. Topics to be covered include: Hele-Shaw flow, Stokes flow, water waves, impact problems, thin films and contact lines.

The meeting is supported by the EPSRC and the London Mathematical Society, and in particular, funds are available to support the attendance of a limited number of postgraduate students. Further information can be obtained by contacting either Linda Cummings or John King, or from the conference website:

Source: Linda Cummings

Structural Modelling and Nonlinear Mathematics

17 September 2003

University of Exeter

A colloquium entitled "Structural Modelling and Nonlinear Mathematics" organised by Khurram Wadee and Andrew Bassom will be held on 17 September 2003 in the School of Engineering, Computer Science and Mathematics at the University of Exeter. This event is supported by the LMS Dynabugs group. The theme of the day is a discussion of the use of modern nonlinear mathematics in structural mechanics.

The meeting will consider state-of-the-art applications to diverse topics in elastic buckling such as instabilities in struts, shells, tubes and layered materials (e.g. the study of geological folding and failure in composites).

If you are interested in attending then please look at the webpage or e-mail or

Source: Khurram Wadee

Computational Modelling in Medicine

17-19 September 2003

Edinburgh, Scotland

Held under the auspices of the International Centre for Mathematical Sciences (ICMS), and incorporating the twelfth Scottish Computational Mathematics Symposium (SCMS). The meeting is supported by EPSRC and LMS. The first day will follow the usual SCMS format of five invited lectures, and the second and third days will involve a mixture of invited and contributed talks.

Conference Themes:: Mathematical modelling and numerical simulation play a major role in many important medical applications. The meeting will be organised around the two interlinked themes of The Vascular and Pulmonary Systems and Soft Tissue Mechanics. The purpose is to bring together people who work on mathematical modelling, numerical analysis, simulation and direct medical applications related to these areas, and to act as a focus to stimulate further research and development of even more realistic medical simulations.

Invited Speakers
J. Barbenel Strathclyde, UK A. Cuschieri Dundee, UK
M. Heil Manchester, UK N. Hill Glasgow, UK
J. Humphrey Texas A&M, US O. Jensen Nottingham, UK
C. Johnson Utah, US A. Quarteroni Lausanne, Switz
S. Shaw Brunel, UK J.A. Sherratt Heriot-Watt, UK
R.T. Tranquillo Minnesota, US

Registration Deadline: July 4 (deadline for SCMS day only is September 5)

Registration Details & Call For Papers:


Workshop on Jack, Hall-Littlewood and Macdonald Polynomials 

23-26 September 2003

ICMS, Edinburgh

Scientific Organising Committee: 

The year 2003 marks important anniversaries involving all of those involved in the discovery of the polynomials mentioned in the title of the workshop. It is the year that celebrates the centenary of the birth of D.E. Littlewood; the year that commemorates the death of Henry Jack 25 years ago; and, most importantly, it is the year when I.G. Macdonald is 75. Ian Macdonald has been responsible for the most remarkable developments in the subject; indeed he has extended and generalised the work in this area to a level that earlier would be regarded as inconceivable.

The workshop will concentrate on the latest developments and will involve the leading exponents of the subject on an international level, including many of those who have been responsible for the new directions the subject has taken in the last twenty years or so. The meeting will compare the diverse approaches to establishing the properties of these important special functions and will focus on creating further collaboration between the different groups and boost new applications.

The meeting is supported by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, the London Mathematical Society and the Edinburgh Mathematical Society.

Details on registration can be found at 

Source: Vadim Kuznetsov

Dynamics Days XXIII: 40 years of chaos

23-27 September 2003

University of the Balearic Islands, Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Dynamics Days is an annual interdisciplinary conference designed to stimulate interactions amongst researchers with interests in dynamical systems, particularly those with nonlinear aspects.

Dynamics Days 2003 will take place from Wednesday 23 September to Saturday 27 September, on the campus of the University of the Balearic Islands, Palma de Mallorca, Spain.

Organisers Oreste Piro (Palma) & Julyan Cartwright (Granada)
Opening Session Speaker Edward Lorenz
Confirmed Invited SpeakersMichael Berry
Oriol Bohigas
Leonid Bunimovich
Yves Couder
Pierre Coullet
Theo Geisel
Ray Goldstein
Celso Grebogi
Mogens Jensen
Rafael de la Llave
Marcelo Magnasco
Giorgio Mantica
Igor Mezic
Heinz Georg Schuster
Jorge Tredicce
Angelo Vulpiani

Apart from the plenary talks by the invited speakers, contributed oral and poster communications by participants are expected to form a large and important part of the meeting. Abstract submissions are therefore enthusiastically encouraged. Most of the accepted oral contributions will be arranged together with the plenary talks in a single session.

Additionally, a part of the conference will be devoted to special minisymposium sessions around common selected themes. These sessions will contain both key note talks and contributions. We anticipate having minisymposia on the following themes, but additional ones may be announced later.


Deadlines for submissions: To be considered for an oral presentation, abstracts must be received by the organisers by 31st July. No limit will be placed on the number of posters.

Registration fee

There is a limited amount of funding available to enable students to attend who could not otherwise afford to do so, especially those from eastern Europe. Details of the funding and how to apply for it are given on the conference Web site - see below.

Accommodation for participants may be booked through the conference Web site.

Online registration and further information can be found on the conference web pages at These pages are being updated as further information is available, so please check them regularly.

Source: Julyan Cartwright.

Mini-symposium on Theoretical, Modelling and Simulation Aspects of Smart Materials and Structures

25 - 27 September 2003

Athens Greece

As part of the "6th Hellenic European Research For Computer Mathematics and its Applications" a mini-symposium on "Theoretical, Modelling and Simulation Aspects of Smart Materials and Structures" has been organised by Ayech Benjeddou (Lab. for Engrg Mech. Syst & Materials ISMCM-CESTI, Saint-Ouen, France), Dimitris A. Saravanos (Applied Mechanics & Materials Section, University of Patras, Greece) and Leonidas S. Xanthis (Ctre for Techno-Maths & Sci. Comput. Lab. University of Westminster, London).

The purpose of the mini-symposium is to provide a forum for presentation of ideas and recent developments in the evolving area of smart or intelligent materials and structures; more specifically on issues of pure, applied and computational mathematics, analytical modelling, numerical simulation or engineering applications. Contributions are welcome from such diverse areas as piezoelectric materials, shape-memory materials, electro-rheological fluids, fibre-optics, smart composites and so forth.

The organisation of the mini-symposium will follow the conference schedule. Please note the deadlines for this mini-symposium have been extended to May 12th, 2003. For further details and to register your interest in participation, please contact Professor L.S. Xanthis.

Source: Leonidas Xanthis .

Pattern Formation, Nonlinear Dynamics and Applications 

23 October 2003

University of Nottingham

The third PANDA (Pattern Formation, Nonlinear Dynamics and Applications) meeting of the year will be held on Thursday 23rd October 2003 in the School of Mathematical Sciences, University of Nottingham. The meeting is funded by the LMS and forms part of a network involving Surrey, Cambridge, Nottingham and Leeds.

The theme of the meeting will be computational methods and their application to problems in pattern formation and bifurcation theory.

The meeting will open with two pedagogical review lectures by Laurette Tuckerman (Paris) and Paul Matthews (Nottingham). These will be followed by research talks. Postdocs and research students are encouraged to attend and present their work. Anyone wishing to offer a talk should contact Paul Matthews (  Further details will be made available here.

Source: Paul Matthews

LMS Meeting and Weekend Workshop on Nonlinear Dynamics and Life Sciences 

24-26 October 2003

University of Southampton

The London Mathematical Society South West and South Wales Regional Meeting on Nonlinear Dynamics will be held at University of Southampton on the afternoon of Friday 24 October 2003 .

Speakers: Marcelo Viana (IMPA, Brasil) Philip Holmes (Princeton)

The LMS Meeting will be followed by a weekend (25/26 October) Workshop on Nonlinear Dynamics and Life Sciences.

Workshop speakers include: 

Some financial support is available for research students at UK institutions and for participants from countries other than North America, Western Europe and Australia.

For further details contact David Chillingworth at the School of Mathematics, University of Southampton: telephone 02380 593677 or 593612 , email drjc at

Source: David Chillingworth

Dynamics Days 2004

2-5 January 2004

The Carolina Inn, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Dynamics Days is an annual conference whose purpose is to gather a variety of researchers with overlapping interests in topics in nonlinear dynamics. About 150 people generally attend. Though the regular attendees are primarily in the fields of mathematics and physics, there are substantial contributions from biologists, chemists, ecologists, engineers, and geologists.

This year we are emphasising problems in which nonlinear dynamics and complexity plays a substantial role, including pattern forming systems (granular, chemical, fluid, biological), characterisation and control of nonlinear systems, structure of chaotic attractors, synchronisation of nonlinear systems, population dynamics, complexity in biology, and complex systems, broadly defined.

The conference is jointly hosted by Duke University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and North Carolina State University.

Invited Speakers

Further details can be found on the web page at 

If you have further questions please contact Michele Thompson at or (919) 660-5321. Michele will make sure you are in touch with the appropriate person to respond to your inquiry.

Source: Earl Dowell

Mathematics in Industry Study Group

26-30 January 2004

University of Auckland, New Zealand

Free registration to academic and problem solvers

Postgraduate student support available

Budget accommodation available

The Mathematics-in-Industry Study Group has been held in Australia annually since 1984. For 2004/5 they are to be held in New Zealand. Feedback from previous MISGs has been positive. 6 - 10 industrial (including the biological, financial industries) problems will be presented by industrial representatives - which will give you new challenges. Plenary sessions will be held

For further details contact:

Ms Nikki Luke
Ph: +64 9 414 0800 ext 41066\
Fax: +64 9 441 8136

Professor Graeme Wake
Director, MISG 2004/5 
Centre for Mathematics in Industry 
Massey University at Albany 
Mobile Tel: +64 (0) 25 418 247 

Source: Graeme Wake

Australian and New Zealand Industrial and Applied Mathematics ANZIAM 2004 

1-5 February 2004

Hotel Grand Chancellor, Hobart, Tasmania

ANZIAM 2004 is a conference in the annual series of Applied Mathematics meetings, held by the ANZIAM (Australian and New Zealand Industrial and Applied Mathematics) division of the Australian Mathematical Society.

The aim of the Conference is to bring together Applied Mathematicians from a broad variety of backgrounds. The Conference features invited plenary talks given by distinguished Applied Mathematicians from Australia and Overseas, in addition to contributed talks and possibly a poster session.

Contributed talks and posters by research students are very welcome, and continue to be a major component of annual ANZIAM conferences. There is a prize awarded for the best student talk, and is named in honour of the distinguished Australian mathematician Sir T.M. Cherry.

To date, the list of plenary speakers for ANZIAM 2004 is as follows:

It is a feature of these conferences that they are held away from large population centres, in areas of recreational interest. ANZIAM 2004 will be held in Australia's unique island state of Tasmania, in the lovely Southern city of Hobart, which is a city of about 200,000 people. The Hotel Grand Chancellor is located next to Constitution Dock in the heart of Hobart, which is the finishing point for the famous annual Sydney to Hobart yacht race. There are excellent restaurants within a short walk of the hotel, and sea-food is a speciality of the region. There will be a welcoming barbeque, and a free afternoon is planned. There are wineries, nature walks and the University's radio telescope all within half an hour's drive of the conference venue, so the region is ideally suited for accompanying partners and families.

Expressions of interest circulars and registration circulars are being mailed out to members of the Australian Mathematical Society during 2003, and the Conference Homepage is available at the address Delegates are encouraged to register online using this facility.

Source: Mark Nelson

Call for papers: Euromech Colloquium 457 on Nonlinear Modes of Vibrating Systems 

7-9 June 2004

Frejus, France

Scientific Scope:

The objective of the Colloquium is to bring together scientists to present and discuss recent developments on the concept of non linear mode for vibrating systems so as to settle down the problem in a more mature framework.

Main topics:

Short abstracts (300 words) are to be submitted by December 15th, 2003. Only electronic submission is accepted.

Abstract must be sent to both addresses and

Accepted electronic formats are PDF (Adobe Acrobat Reader), DOC (MS Word) or PS (Adobe PostScript).

Every abstract submitted to EUROMECH 457 will be reviewed by two scientific committee members independently.

The authors will receive notification of acceptance by February 15th, 2004.

Authors accepted presentation will send a 4 pages extended abstract by April 15 th, 2004.

Guidelines for editing and submitting an extended abstract can be downloaded from the colloquium web site.

A book of extended abstracts will be provided at the Colloquium.

Further details are available at 

Source: C.-H. Lamarque and B. Cochelin

AIMS' fifth international conference on Dynamical Systems and Differential Equations

16-19 June 2004

California State Polytechnic University, USA

AIMS' fifth international conference on Dynamical Systems and Differential Equations, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (40 miles east of Los Angeles), June 16 - 19, 2004.

Sponsors: American Institute of Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) and Cal Polytech Pomona.

Topics: the conference covers all the major research areas in analysis and dynamics. Equally emphasised are real-world applications in terms of modelling and computations.

Description: The conference will provide a unique international forum for the international community of mathematicians and scientists working in analysis, differential equations, dynamical systems, and their applications to real world problems in the forms of modelling and computation. The aim of this conference is to bring together the worldwide senior experts and young researchers as well to this beautiful city, Pomona, CA, to report recent achievements, exchange ideas, and address future trends of research, in a relaxing but stimulating environment.

Format: There will be one-hour plenary talks, 30-minute special session talks, and 20-minutes contributed talks.

Plenary Speakers (tentative): Peter Bates, Peter Constantin, Mark Lewis, Fanghua Lin, Stanley Osher, Ka-kit Tung, Jean-Christopher Yoccoz

Organising Committee: Ioana Mihaila, Martin Nakashima, Claudia Pinter-Lucke, Stephen Wirkus, Weiqing Xie (Chair, 

Scientific Committee: Jerry Bona, Shouchuan Hu (Chair,,  Xin Lu (Coordinator:, Wei-Ming Ni, Mitsuharu Otani, Roger Temam, Kak Lay Teo.

Deadlines: Early registration and abstract submission: March 1, 2004.

Proceedings: The conference proceedings will be published by AIMS-Press.

Funding: Some limited funding from NSF is expected to support graduate students and young researchers.

Information: How to submit abstracts and register, housing, deadlines, plenary speakers, special sessions, and more details will be posted at For local information, contact Dr. W. Xie. To organise a special session, contact Dr. S. Hu.

If you are interested, we can help you become a host for a future conference in this series

Source: Shouchuan Hu

Mathematics for Industry

21-25 June 2004

Eindhoven, The Netherlands

The 13th ECMI conference will take place from 21-25 June 2004 in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. The conference will be devoted to mathematical and statistical modelling, analysis and simulation of problems arising in a practical context. In particular the following application areas have been chosen: Aerospace, Electronic industry, Chemical technology, Life sciences, Materials, Geophysics, Financial mathematics, Water flow.

The conference is intended for mathematicians, statisticians, scientists and engineers, both from industry and academia. ECMI conferences have a long-standing tradition of bringing together researchers from various disciplines, who work on often only seemingly different disciplines. The transversality of mathematics makes it a versatile tool in a large variety of applications, in particular when using it in computational modelling.

On each of the main topics there will be invited lectures by distinguished researchers. Besides, the conference will have minisymposia on these topics, both invited and contributed ones. Moreover there will an opportunity to give a contributed paper and a poster. A topic will typically be concentrated to period of 1-2 days, to accommodate attendees with less available time. Herewith we invite you to submit proposals on a topic in line with the themes of the conference.

Minisymposia: A minisymposium has a slot of 2 hours and will typically consist of 4 speakers. A proposal should consist of a two page abstract, with names and affiliations of potential speakers. The details are left to the organiser/proposer.
Contributed papers: A contributed oral paper will have 20 minutes. A proposal should contain a one page abstract and include full address.
Posters: There will be a number of poster sessions throughout the week.

There will be refereed conference proceedings, to be published by Springer Verlag.

Invited Plenary Speakers Among the speakers who have already accepted an invitation are:
S. Bisgaard Amherst, MA & Amsterdam
A. Friedman Columbus, OH
R. Helmig Stuttgart
J. Hinch Cambridge
J. Hunt London
C. Rossow Braunschweig)
F. Ruggeri Milano
B. Schrefler Padova
B. Trowbridge Oxford
M. Waterman Los Angeles, CA

Submission of interest now
Deadline for submission of proposals for minisymposia January 30, 2004
Deadline for papers and posters February 25, 2004
Notification of acceptance March 25, 2004

For further information, please consult the web page:

ECMI 2004 Conference Secretariat
Technische Universiteit Eindhoven
PO Box 513
5600 MB Eindhoven
The Netherlands

Tel: +31 40 2472753
Fax: +31 40 2442489

Gordon Research Conference on 

Oscillations & Dynamic Instabilities in Chemical Systems

18 - 23 July 2004

Bates College, Lewiston, Maine

The Gordon Research Conference on "Oscillations & Dynamic Instabilities in Chemical Systems" will be held July 18 - 23, 2004 at historic Bates College in scenic Lewiston, Maine

Information on the conference will always be available at 

Source: John A. Pojman (

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