MODELLING 2001


Second IMACS Conference on

MATHEMATICAL MODELLING AND COMPUTATIONAL

METHODS

IN MECHANICS, PHYSICS, BIOMECHANICS AND GEODYNAMICS

Pilsen, Czech Republic, 25 - 29 June 2001


Organized by
  • Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Applied Sciences, University of West Bohemia in Pilsen, Czech Republic
  • Institute of Computer Science, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Prague, Czech Republic
  • Mathematical Institute, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Prague, Czech Republic

  • Supported by
  • University of West Bohemia in Pilsen, Czech Republic
  • Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic
  • The International Association for Mathematics and Computers in Simulation (IMACS), USA
  • Enginnering Systems International (ESI), Paris, France

  • In cooperation with
  • Centre of Applied Mathematics, University of West Bohemia in Pilsen, Czech Republic
  • Centre for Mathematical Modelling and Flow Analysis, Manchester Metropolitan University, United Kingdom
  • Department of Applied Mathematics, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, VSB-TUO - Technical University, Ostrava, Czech Republic
  • Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Czech Technical University, Prague, Czech Republic
  • Department of Mechanics, Faculty of Applied Sciences, University of West Bohemia in Pilsen, Czech Republic
  • Institute of Geonics, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Ostrava
  • International Technology Institute, San Diego, USA
  • Research Centre for New Technologies, University of West Bohemia in Pilsen, Czech Republic

  • Honorary Chairman of the Conference: V. Vichnevetsky, The International Association for Mathematics and Computers in Simulation (IMACS), USA

    Chairmen of the Conference: S. Mika, Faculty of Applied Sciences, University of West Bohemia in Pilsen, J. Nedoma, Institute of Computer Science, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Prague, P. Prikryl, Mathematical Institute, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Prague

    International Programme Committee: Owe Axelsson, University of Nijmegen, The Netherlands, Robert Beauwens, University of Bruxelles, Belgium, Radim Blaheta, Institute of Geonics, Ostrava, Academy of Sciences of  the Czech Republic, Pavel Burda, Department of Technical Mathematics, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Czech Technical University, Prague, Czech Republic, Carsten Carstensen, University of Kiel, Germany, Derek Causon, Centre for Mathematical Modelling and Flow Analysis, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK, Leszek Demkowicz, TICOM, Austin, USA, Zdenek Dostal, Department of Applied Mathematics, VSB - Technical University, Ostrava, Czech Republic, Pavel Drabek, Centre of Applied Mathematics, University of West Bohemia in Pilsen, Czech Republic, Jiri Holenda, Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Applied Sciences, University of West Bohemia, Czech Republic, Jiri Kren, Department of Mechanics, Faculty of Applied Sciences, University of West Bohemia, Czech Republic, Michal Krizek, Mathematical Institute, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Prague, Ulrich Langer, Johannes Kepler University, Linz, Austria, Ivo Marek, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Czech Technical University, Prague, Czech Republic, Josef Rosenberg, Research Centre for New Technologies, University of West Bohemia in Pilsen, Czech Republic, Zdenek Strakos, Institute of Computer Science, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Prague, Czech Republic, I. S. Tuba, International Technology Institute, San Diego, USA, Miroslav Tuma, Institute of Computer Science, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Prague, Czech Republic, John R. Whiteman, Brunel Institute of Computational Mathematics, Brunel University, London, UK

    Local Organizing Committee: S. Mika, P. Prikryl, M. Brandner, M. Mikova, J. Pradlova, E. Rohan, J. Danek, P. Tomiczek, L. Teskova, B. Sediva

    Programme

    Modelling 2001, the third in an international series of meetings on mathematical modelling and computer methods held in the Czech Republic and the second IMACS conference on this topic, will be held at University of West Bohemia in Pilsen, Czech Republic, on June 25-29, 2001.

    The purpose of this Conference is to stimulate research and, in an informal setting, to foster the interaction of researchers in numerical analysis, scientific computing and their applications in mechanics, physics, biomechanics, and geodynamics. We hope this meeting will be a good possibility to exchange ideas and information on models and methods originated in different applications.

    There will be sessions of invited and contributed papers; it is expected that many of these papers will be published, after refereeing, in a special issue of the IMACS/Elsevier journal Mathematics and Computers in Simulation.

    Main Topics of Modelling 2001
  • computational methods in mechanics and geodynamics
  • computational fluid dynamics and magnetodynamics
  • computational plasticity problems
  • computational biomechanics problems
  • optimal design problems
  • qualitative properties of nonlinear boundary value problems
  • variational inequalities
  • methods of computational algebra
  • advanced numerical methods related to the above fields

  • Conference programme

    Scientific programme will take place in plenary sessions and several scientific sections. It will consist of 45 minutes invited plenary lectures and 20 minutes contributions of the participants.

    Until now, the following speakers have accepted our invitation to deliver a lecture
    R. Ansorge (Germany) T. Apel (Germany)
    O. Axelsson (The Netherlands) R. Beauwens (Belgium)
    E. Bohl (Germany) C. Carstensen (Germany)
    D. Causon (UK) J. Felcman (Czech Republic)
    M. Feistauer (Czech Republic) P. Krejci (Czech Republic)
    M. Kucera (Czech Republic) U. Langer (Austria)
    J. Mandel (USA) V. Mustonen (Finland)
    J. Necas (USA) A. De Rouvray (France)
    F. X. Roux (France) C. G. Simader (Germany)
    D. B. Szyld (USA) I. S. Tuba (USA)
    A. Valli (Italy) W. Wendland (Germany)
    J. R. Whiteman (UK) R. Winther (Norway)


    Each participant will be given the opportunity to contribute to the scientific programme of the Conference in one of the following forms:
  • short communication (20 minutes)
  • poster (cca 1 m x 1.4 m)

  • To keep the number of oral communications within reasonable limits, the Organizing Committee reserves the right to decide about the form of contributions of individual participants. This decision - if necessary - will be based on the abstract of the contribution refereed by the members of the International Programme Committee. If such a case occurs, the participants in question will be informed about it by the end of May.

    All participants are asked kindly to submit an abstract of their contributions by April 30, 2001 according to the instructions given in this announcement. Please note that all contributed papers will be included in the programme only after the payment of the registration fee.

    The programme of the Conference will start on Monday, June 25, 2001 at 9 a.m. and end on Friday, June 29, 2001 afternoon.

    Book of Abstracts

    The abstracts of the invited lectures and short communications will be published in a Book of Abstracts. All participants will obtain their copies of this Book on registration.

    The participants wishing to present a paper at the Conference are asked to submit a one-page abstract (A4) of their talk by e-mail to

    modelling@kma.zcu.cz, Subject: ABSTRACT

    no later than by April 30, 2001.

    Instruction for preparing abstracts

    We prefer to receive the abstracts as plain postcript or pdf files prepared using the following LaTeX format as a rough guide:

    \documentstyle[12pt,a4]{article}

    \begin{document}
    \begin{center}
    {\Large\bf This is the title of my paper.}\\
    John Smith,\\
    Department of Mathematics,\\
    University of West Bohemia in Pilsen,\\
    Universitni 22, 306 14 Pilsen, Czech Republic\\
    e-mail: {\tt john.smith@some.where}
    \end{center}


    {The text of my abstract here.}

    \end{document}

    Conference Proceedings

    The refereed proceedings of the Conference will contain the invited lectures and contributed papers. The proceedings will appear as a special issue of the IMACS/Elsevier journal Mathematics and Computers in Simulation. All participants will obtain copies of these Proceedings by mail except the students paying the discounted fee. Additional copies will be posible to be ordered.

    Proceedings of the IMACS Conference Modelling 1998

    Instruction for preparing contributions for Proceedings

    Participants are kindly asked to prepare their contributions preferably in LaTeX according to the Journal Guide for Authors and submit them by August 31, 2001 either by e-mail or as a file on IBM compatible 3.5'' floppy disk. The detailed instruction for preparing the contributions for Proceedings will be distributed during the Conference. The supposed page limit is N pages A4 (ZEPTAT SE NEDOMY) for invited papers, M pages for contributed papers.

    Conference Venue

    University of West Bohemia in Pilsen, Faculty of Applied Sciences, Univerzitni 22, 306 14 Plzen, Czech Republic

    To reach the conference venue

    Faculty of Applied Sciences is located in the Bory district of Pilsen (outskirts of the city). The nearest tram station is Bory, tram line No. 4 (end station). From here you may walk (15 min. distance) or use the bus number 30 and go one stop to Areal ZCU (direction Borska pole).

    From the railway station Plzen hlavni nadrazi you can use the tram number 1 and go to Slovany (end station) and there change for the bus number 30 and go five stops to Areal ZCU (direction Borska pole).

    If you travel by car you should go in the direction Klatovy from the center of the city, turn right just in front of the end station of the tram (direction Domazlice) and then continue about 1 km to the University.

    Official Language

    The official language is English, no translation will be provided.

    Conference Office

    Registration and Hospitality Desk will be open at the Conference Venue as follows:
    Sunday June 24, 2001 14.00 - 21.00
    Monday June 25, 2001 08.00 - 19.00
    Tuesday June 26, 2001 08.00 - 19.00
    Wednesday   June 27, 2001   08.00 - 19.00
    Thursday June 28, 2001 08.00 - 19.00
    Friday June 29, 2001 08.00 - 19.00

    The Conference Service at the dormitory will work as follows:
    Sunday June 24, 2001 13.00 - 22.00
    Monday June 25, 2001 08.00 - 12.00


    Other Information

    Comprehensive information for foreigners travelling into the Czech Republic on the Internet pages of the TravelGuide agency (weather, foreign embassies, Czech embassies, timetables, visas etc.).

    Information on travelling to and in Prague (along with other useful hints) on the website of the Mathematical Institute CAS.

    Travel to Pilsen

    By air: There is no public airport in Pilsen and those travelling by air should go to Prague and then travel by train, bus or car.

    By train: Fast trains and EC trains connect Pilsen with Prague several times a day. The trains depart from Prague Main Station (Praha hlavni nadrazi) and come to Pilsen Main Station (Plzen hlavni nadrazi). The ride takes from 90 to 135 minutes approximately (depending on the type of the train) and costs CZK 82.00 (fast train, 2nd class). A supplement of CZK 60.00 (2nd class) is charged for EC trains.

    By bus: The main bus station in Prague is situated near the Florence underground station (lines B, C). There are several buses going to Pilsen from there each day but we prefer going by train (more comfortable and reliable).

    By car: Pilsen is connected by a motorway (freeway) to Prague and to the German border (Rozvadov). The Road Traffic Regulations in the Czech Republic are basically the same as those in other European countries. However, the following should be kept in mind:
  • drive on the right
  • safety belts must be fastened at all times
  • maximum speed is 90 km/h, in towns/villages 50 km/h, and 130 km/h on motorways
  • a special sticker for motorway use is required and can be purchased at border crossing or petrol stations for CZK 100.00 valid 10 days
  • driving is prohibited after consumption of any amount of alcohol.

  • Local Transport Information

    Trams and buses: Pilsen has extensive network of the city transportation consisting of trams and buses. Single tickets can be purchased at most newspapers stands and tobacconist's shops and from slot machines at some tram stations. The cost of a single adult ticket is CZK 8.00 (a new ticket for each tram or bus used). The ticket must be cancelled in the tram or bus entered. Tram and bus schedules are posted at each stop.

    Taxi: Within the city of Pilsen, there are price regulations which specify maximum taxi rates. The registration number and pricelist must be displayed on both front doors of the cab. The customer has the right to obtain a proper receipt from the taxi driver. The usual tip is about 10 percent. A taxi stand is in front of the main railway station. The ride to the Conference Venue costs about CZK 110.00.

    Telephone code for Pilsen

    +420-19-local number

    Visa

    Participants from most European countries and USA can enter the Czech Republic without a visa. Other participants are advised to check the requirements at the closest Embassy or Consulate of the Czech Republic and make their own arrangements. In case a confirmation letter from the organizers is required please contact the Organizing Committee well in advance.

    Climate and Dress

    The weather at the end of June is usually nice but unpredictable at this moment. We recommend you to bring an ubrella and a light coat for day/evening time. Temperatures between 20 and 30 can be expected, in the evening between 5 and 15.

    Time

    Czech Time in June is Central European Daylight Saving Time (GMT+2).

    Accommodation

    Student Dormitories

    A sufficient number of rooms has been reserved for the participants at the Student Dormitories of the University of West Bohemia. These are double rooms, a limited number of which can be occupied by a single person. Each group of two rooms share common facilities (bathroom with shower and toilet, kitchenette). The participants requiring single accommodation will be served on a first come first served basis. The student dormitories can be easily reached by public transportation.

    Dormitory Lochotin

    This dormitory is situated in the Lochotin district of Pilsen.

    Connection from the main station: Tram number 1, go five stops to Pod Zahorskem, direction Bolevec, and then walk 250 m uphill to the right.

    Connection from the dormitory to Conference Venue: Tram number 4, go to the end station Bory. From here you may walk (15 min. distance) or use the bus number 30 and go one stop to Areal ZCU (direction Borska pole).

    Those wishing accommodation in the student dormitories are kindly asked to indicate it in the Registration Form. You may also give the name of another participant with whom you wish to share the room. The accommodation in the dormitories must be paid in advance together with the registration fee. The price is (per person and night):
  • double room: USD 10
  • double room single used: USD 15

  • If you register online the total price will be computed automatically in your registration form. The price does not include breakfast.

    After arrival at Pilsen

    After having arrived at Pilsen the participants accommodated in the student dormitories are adviced first to visit their dormitory and travel to registrate at the Conference Venue only after having found their rooms. A Conference Service located at the dormitory will be helpful in this respect.

    Hotels

    Those wishing a more comfortable and more expensive accommodation in a hotel are kindly asked to book it independently. There are several good hotels in Pilsen and the participants may use the service of the TravelGuide Internet agency.

    The Organizing Committee will gladly assist you in case of difficulties.

    Registration

    To register for the Conference you may use the Registration Form included in the Second Announcement or register online on the Conference web site.

    To register online please go to

    Online Registration Form


    and press the Submit button after having filled the Registration Form. The conference fee and accommodation are to be paid in advance. Please note that when registering online the overall amount to be paid in advance is computed for you automatically after finishing your registration form. You may print a copy of your form after pressing the Submit button.

    Registration fee
  • USD 320 if paid by May 20, 2001
  • USD 370 if paid after May 20, 2001

  • Reduced fee for IMACS members
  • USD 285 if paid by May 20, 2001
  • USD 325 if paid after May 20, 2001

  • Fee includes:participation in the scientific program, conference bag, badge, Book of Abstracts, Proceedings, welcome party, concert, coffee breaks.

    Student registration fee
  • USD 160 if paid by May 20, 2001
  • USD 180 if paid after May 20, 2001

  • The student registration fee must be accompanied by a letter of support from the student's university or supervisor sent in a hardcopy by ordinary mail to the address of the Organizing Committee. The student fee {\it does not include Proceedings}.

    Accompanying persons registration fee
  • USD 100 if paid by May 20, 2001
  • USD 120 if paid after May 20, 2001

  • Accompanying persons fee includes: admission to the Conference, conference bag, badge, welcome party, concert, sightseeing tour of Prague, other programme announced on registration.

    Payment


    All payments should be affected by bank transfer in USD to the University of West Bohemia in Pilsen. Exceptional payment in cash on registration will be possible.

    Bank transfer data

    Account holder: Zapadoceska univerzita v Plzni, Univerzitni 22, 306 14 Plzen

    Account No.: 4811530257/0100

    Bank: Komercni banka, a.s., Plzen-mesto, Goethova 1, 309 95 Plzen

    Bank Code: 0100

    SWIFT: KOMBCZPP

    Details of payment 9304001601, your name

    Kindly send one copy of the bank transfer to the Organizing Committee, Attn. Dr Marta Mikova, by mail. Please note that the total sum is NETTO, i.e. all bank expenses must be covered by the remitter and may not be deduced from the amount remitted. Otherwise, you would have to pay the difference in cash on registration.

    Confirmation

    Confirmation of registration will be sent upon receipt of the corresponding payment by e-mail.

    Cancellation conditions

    Any cancellation must be sent to the Organizing Committee in written form. No refund of the registration fee will be provided after JUNE 15, 2001. The cancellation fee of 15 percent of the amount paid will be charged to cover the administration costs.

    Contact Address
    Modelling 2001 e-mail: modelling@kma.zcu.cz
    Stanislav Mika Phone: +420-19-7491135
    Department of Mathematics Fax: +420-19-7429989
    University of West Bohemia         http://www.modelling.zcu.cz
    P. O. BOX 314
    306 14 Plzen 6

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