University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA.
Programme Scope: This conference will focus on
recent advances in the theory and applications of differential
equations and dynamical systems, including ordinary differential
equations, partial differential equations, functional
differential equations, impulsive differential equations and their
corresponding discrete analogs. There will be invited
expository addresses, organised special sessions, invited lectures
and contributed talks covering
recent trends and problems of current interest and
important applications in various disciplines.
North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, USA.
Program: The program will include sessions on a
diverse set of topics (excitable media, immunology, molecular
biology, pharmacokinetics and toxicology, etc) with a format of
1 or 2 invited speakers per sessions followed by contributed
papers. The role of complexity, computation and stochastics will
be emphasised. For graduate students, several talks/discussion
groups by non-academic biomath folks are planned.
Ninth International Colloquium on Differential Equations,
18-23 August 1997.
TopicsOrdinary differential equations
ODEs, functional differential equations,
impulsive differential equations, integro-differential equations,
stochastic differential equations, dynamical systems and symplectic
geometry, bifurcation theory, invariant manifolds of ODEs,
oscillation theory of ODEs,
differential-difference equations, control theory,
numerical analysis for ODEs, mathematical
population dynamics, differential games, integral transforms and
special functions, strange attractors and chaos. Partial
differential equations (PDEs): linear PDEs,
nonlinear PDEs, impulsive PDEs, scattering theory and inverse
problems, nonlinear evolution equations - lifespan and blow-up
of solutions, global existence and stability of solutions,
periodic solutions, stability and boundedness of the solutions,
Stokes and Navier-Stokes equations, solitons,
Korteweg-de Vries, Burgess, sine-Gordon, sinh-Gordon,
Ginzburg-Landau, Monge-Ampere and Kirchoff equations, PDEs in
relativity, numerical analysis for PDEs, 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, 1997.
Information: D. Bainov, P.O. Box 45,
1504 Sofia, Bulgaria.
Centre de Recerca Matematica, Universitat Autonoma de
Barcelona, Bellaterra, Barcelona, Spain.
Topics: The interest of the symposium will be
focused on systems in spaces of dimension one (intervals, circles,
trees and graphs) and higher (tori, spheres, discs and other
Aims: The aim of this symposium is twofold. On one
hand, we would like to summarise the progress made in this field,
and on the other to explore new directions. People working in this
area will have the opportunity to exchange ideas.
Objectives: The classification `free boundary
problem' or `moving boundary problem' can be applied to a wide
variety of physical situations. The common feature is the
presence, in their mathematical model, an an initially unknown
(free) boundary or a boundary which moves throughout the analysis,
the determination of which is an important part of the solution
procedure. Practical examples include ingot solidification and scrap
melting in metallurgy, free surface flows in hydraulics and
fluids mechanics, and
the cooling and freezing of foodstuffs in the food
industry. Althoughly completely different in
nature, these problems have several common features regarding their
mathematical modelling and computational methods of solution.
Rather than concentrate on the more mathematical aspects of the
problem, the purpose of this conference is to promote the
interaction between engineers, applied mathematicians and numerical
analysts involved in the creation, development and application of
computational methods to free and moving boundary problems.
The chief objective is the establishment of a useful connection
between scientists working in different areas of application but
using similar numerical techniques. It is anticipated that the
conference will present the most recent algorithms and practical
applications in the field, in the form of submitted contributions
and invited lectures by well-known scientists.
Topics: 1) Deterministic and stochastic
approaches to mathematical modelling in: population dynamics,
epidemiology, immunology, genetics, neurophysiology,
molecular biology, cell biology, pattern formation, bioecology;
2) computational biomathematics.
Sessions: The following topics for special sessions
have been proposed: dynamics of metapopulations, nonlinear
dynamics in biochemical pathways, numerical methods for
age-structured population models, stochastic models in cell and
molecular biology, deterministic mathematical epidemiology,
aquatic population dynamics, stochastic modelling of contact
structures in AIDS/HIV and other infectious diseases.
Bolyai College, Eötvös University, Budapest, Hungary.
Dynamical Systems and Pattern Formation, September-October
The Lorentz Center, Leiden University, Leiden, The
Program: The program will involve a visitor
program, a series of international workshops, graduate courses,
and seminars. Groups active in dynamical systems, operator
theory, and pattern formation in Amsterdam, Delft, Groningen,
Leiden, and Utrecht will be involved in organising different
Organising Committee: L.A. Peletier (Leiden)
and S.M. Verduyn Lunel (Amsterdam).
Workshops: Finite dimensional dynamical systems
(week 40); Multi-bump solutions (week 41); Dynamics of
differential equations with delay (week 42); Operators and
dynamical systems (week 43); Interactions in space: improving
the mean field approximation (week 44); Interfaces and
parabolic regularisation (week 46).
Kloosterman Lecture Series: During the fall
semester J.K. Hale (Georgia Institute of Technology) will be
Kloosterman Professor at Leiden University. He will give a
graduate course entitled Diffusivity and Dynamics.
Sponsors: Financial support for the program is
provided by SWON `Centraal Jaarthema', the Lorentz Center, NWO and
the research schools Thomas Stieljtes Institute for Mathematics
and the Mathematical Research Institute.
Purpose: The purpose of the IPCAT workshop series
is to bring together multidisciplinary groups of scientists working
in the general area of modelling cells and tissues.
A central theme will be the nature of biological
information and the ways it is processed in cells and
tissues. The workshop is intended to provide a forum to
report research, discuss emerging topics and gain new
insights into information processing systems, enzyme
and gene networks, second messenger systems and signal
transduction, automata models, PDP models, cellular
automata models, molecular computing, single neuron
computation, information processing in developmental
systems, information processing in neural and non
neural systems and new insights into non linear aspects
of physiological behaviour.
A key motivation is to provide a common ground for
dialogue and reporting research without emphasising
one particular research constituency or way of modelling
or singular issue in this area. IPCAT 97 will seek to
further the meaningful dialogue and exchange of ideas
started at IPCAT 95 between biologists, physicists,
computer scientists and mathematicians.
Third International Conference on Difference Equations,
1-5 September 1997.
Institute of Mathematics, Academia Sinica, Nankang, Taipei,
Organiser: M-P. Chen.
Scientific Committee: S. Elaydi (Trinity), G.
Ladas (Rhode Island), M-P. Chen (Academia Sinica).
Topics: Mathematical biology, nonlinear dynamics,
numerical analysis, oscillation theory, asymptotic theory,
stability and control theory, computational linear algebra,
orthogonal polynominals and special functions, combinatorics and
other areas that lie under the scope of the Journal of
Difference Equations and Applications.
Main Speakers (tentative): B. Aulbach
(Augsburg), R.L. Graham (AT&T Bell Labs), V.
Kolmanovskii (Moscow), G. Ladas (Rhode Island), D. Trigiante
(Florence), J.A. Yorke (Maryland), Yu (China), D. Zeilberger
Information: To receive a registration form and
more information about the conference, please contact M-P.
Chen, Institute of Mathematics, Academia Sinica, Taipei,
Taiwan 11529; phone (office) 02-785-1211 extension 414;
(home) 02-782-4734; fax 02-782-7432; e-mail:
Focus: Applications of mathematics to industry,
technology, science and society.
LMS-EPSRC Instructional Conference on Integrable Systems,
14-19 September 1997.
University of Oxford, England.
Purpose: The course is intended for postgraduate
students in the initial stages of their work. The emphasis will
be geometric and the lectures will explain some of the
connections between the modern theory of integrable systems and
other branches of mathematics, and also their central role in
recent interactions between mathematics and physics.
Dr N.M.J. Woodhouse, The Mathematical Institute, 24-29 St
Giles', Oxford OX1 3LB or email:
Woudschoten Conference Centre, Zeist, The Netherlands.
Topics: Topics of the 1997 conference are:
(1) nonlinear boundary-value problems (with special attention to
continuation methods and bifurcation); 2. generalised
eigenvalue problems and singular-value decomposition; 3.
numerical treatment of financial models.
Mathematical Aspects of Numerical Analysis of Partial Differential
Equations, 17-18 October 1997.
Information: This meeting will consist of six one-hour
lectures given by B. Cockburn (Minnesota), C.M. Elliott (Sussex),
T. Hou (Cal. Tech.), P.L. Lions (Paris), R.C. Rannacher
(Heidelberg), E. Suli (Oxford). The meeting will be held at the
Scientific Societies' Lecture Theatre, New Burlington Place, London
W1 UK. All interested are very welcome (no registration fee). There
will be a dinner on Friday evening (details/cost to be arranged). A
list of moderately priced hotels will also be available at a later
Atherton Hotel, State College, Penn State University, PA, USA
This is the eighth Penn State meeting in the series of regular
meetings dedicated to recent results in the theory of smooth
dynamical systems, ergodic theory, symbolic dynamics, topological
dynamics, Hamiltonian mechanics and related areas in differential
geometry, differential equations, Lie theory and partial differential
equations and sponsored by Penn State and the University of Maryland.
It is intended to provide a focus of activities and a meeting place
primarily for mathematicians from the northeast region working in
Objective: The aim of the conference is to bring
together scientists with interests in theoretical, applied,
and computational aspects of hyperbolic partial differential
equations. There will be an emphasis on nonlinear problems
and applications in different fields. As has been done in the past,
a special effort will be made to make it possible for young
scientists to attend to promote their interactions with the more
The Seventh International Conference on Numerical
Combustion will focus on the integration of theory,
modelling, and numerical implementation in the
fundamental study and technological application of
Advances in computational algorithms and hardware,
and in theoretical methods continue to have a
revolutionary impact in challenging major
difficulties in the study of combustion.
Physically applicable, efficient, and accurate
numerical solution of complex combustion phenomena,
their associated theory and modelling, and their
relationship to experiment, are the subjects of the
The Mathematical Biology of Pattern and Process,
6-9 April 1998.
Centre for Mathematical Biology, University of Bath.
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 antipredatory 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
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