The Third IMACS Conference on


4-8 July 2005
Pilsen, Czech Republic

Second Announcement and Call for Papers

See also: MODELLING 2001

Scope of the Conference
Conference Programme
Social Programme
Tourist Programme
Conference Venue
Meals during
the Conference
Other Information
Contact Address
First Announcement



Instruction for Authors

Programme has been published.


The accommodation in the Student Halls of Residence has been changed.
Please read below.

Organized by

In cooperation with

Honorary Chairman of the Conference:

V. Vichnevetsky, The International Association for Mathematics and Computers in Simulation (IMACS), USA

Chairman of the Conference:

P. Drabek, Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Applied Sciences, University of West Bohemia, Pilsen

Programme Committee:

  • R. Beauwens, University of Bruxelles, Belgium
  • R. Blaheta, Institute of Geonics, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic
  • J. Brandts, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • P. Burda, Czech Technical University, Prague, Czech Republic
  • A. Canada, University of Granada, Spain
  • M. Feistauer, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic
  • R. Glowinski, University of Houston, U.S.A
  • J. Kren, University of West Bohemia in Pilsen, Czech Republic
  • M. Krizek, Mathematical Institute, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic
  • I. Marek, Czech Technical University, Prague, Czech Republic
  • V. Mustonen, University of Oulu, Finland
  • J. Nedoma, University of West Bohemia in Pilsen, Czech Republic
  • P. Prikryl (chairman), Mathematical Institute, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, and University of West Bohemia in Pilsen, Czech Republic
  • E. Rohan, University of West Bohemia in Pilsen, Czech Republic
  • J. Rosenberg, University of West Bohemia in Pilsen, Czech Republic
  • P. Solin, University of Texas, El Paso, U.S.A.

Organizing Committee:

S. Mika (chairman), M. Brandner, P. Dolansky, J. Holenda, M. Lavicka, M. Mikova, J. Nedoma, P. Prikryl, E. Rohan, Z. Stauberova, P. Tomiczek
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Scope of the Conference

The conference will be organized on similar lines as the preceding two successful events (Prague 1998, Pilsen 2001). Those interested may want to go through the web pages of Modelling 2001 here. The purpose of the Conference is to stimulate research and, in an informal setting, to foster the interaction of researchers in different fields of science: numerical analysis, scientific computing, modelling in mechanics, physics, biomechanics, etc. We hope the event will give a good possibility to exchange ideas and information on models and methods originating in various applications.

Main Topics of Modelling 2005 include:

  • computational modelling in general
  • computer models in fluid dynamics and biomechanics
  • optimal design problems and structural optimization
  • multiscale modelling
  • qualitative properties of nonlinear boundary value problems
  • advanced numerical methods related to the above fields
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Conference Programme

Programme: Download here.

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.

Invited Speakers

Until now, the following speakers have accepted our invitation to deliver a lecture (alphabetical order):
  • A. Cepek, Czech Technical University, Czech Republic
  • Z. Dostal, Technical University Ostrava, Czech Republic
  • C. Farhat, Stanford University, USA
  • W. Fitzgibbon, University of Houston, USA
  • J. Jarusek, Mathematical Institute AS CR, Czech Republic
  • S. Korotov, University of Jyvaskyla, Finland
  • Y. Kuznetsov, University of Houston, USA
  • J. Lopez-Gomez, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
  • J. Malik, Institute of Geonics AS CR, Czech Republic
  • B. Miara, ESIEE, France
  • I. Rahimov, Institute of Mathematics UAS, Republic of Uzbekistan
  • M. Tabata, Kyushu University, Japan
  • M. Tvrdy, Mathematical Institute AS CR, Czech Republic
  • R. Van Keer, University of Ghent, Belgium

Call for papers

Each participant will be given 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 will be based on the abstract of the contribution refereed by the members of the Programme Committee. The participants will be informed about the form of their presentation by June 10, 2005.

All participants are asked kindly to submit an abstract of their contributions by May 31, 2005 according to the instruction 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, July 4, 2005 at 9 a.m. and end on Friday, July 8, 2005 afternoon.

Official Language

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

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, Subject: ABSTRACT

no later than May 31, 2005.

Instruction for preparing abstracts

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

{\Large\bfseries This is the title of my paper}\\[5mm]
John Brown, \underline{Robert Smith}\\[5mm]
Department of Mathematics,\\
University of West Bohemia in Pilsen,\\
Univerzitni 22, 306 14 Pilsen, Czech Republic\\[5mm]
e-mail: \texttt{john.brown@some.where}

{The text of your abstract here.}


Please note that the name of the presenting author should be underlined and the e-mail address of the corresponding author should be given.

Conference Proceedings

The Proceedings of the Conference will contain the invited lectures and contributed papers and will be peer-reviewed. It is planned that the Proceedings would 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. It will be possible to order additional copies.

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, 2005 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 15 pages A4 for invited papers, 10 pages for contributed papers. The authors will be informed about the acceptance of their papers by the Programme Committee.

Presentation of talks

The lecture rooms are equipped with white/blackboards, overhead projectors (one in a room) and screens. Data projectors (beamers) and/or additional overhead projectors can be installed upon request. If you have any requirement for particular equipment necessary for your talk, please inform the organizers in the Comments field of your online Registration Form.

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Social Programme

Please check the respective boxes for the events you want to attend in your online Registration Form.

WELCOME PARTY at the University of West Bohemia in Pilsen - Faculty of Applied Sciences, July 4, 2005 (Monday)

Free of charge for all registered participants and all registered accompanying persons.

CONCERT at the Pilsen Synagogue, July 5, 2005 (Tuesday)

Free of charge for all registered participants and all registered accompanying persons.

A concert of chamber music in a magnificent hall of the Large Synagogue performed by the Penguin Quartet, a prestigious Czech ensemble. Programme: string quartets by famous Czech composers (Dvorak, Martinu, Suk).

FAREWELL DINNER at Restaurant Flora, July 7, 2005 (Thursday)

Price: EUR 30 to be paid at the Registration Desk.

An unconventional evening in a stylish restaurant not far from the Conference Venue. Free choice of cold and hot meals of Czech and international cuisine, unlimited consumption of Czech wines, beer, and soft drinks.

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Tourist Programme

Two half-day excursions will be organized on Wednesday, July 6, 2005 afternoon (no scientific programme will be scheduled for this period). Dinners will be served at local restaurants in the evening. The tours will operate by minimum 20 participants.

Kindly check your wish to take part in any of the following trips in the respective box of your online Registration Form. The price for each trip is EUR 30 to be paid at the Registration Desk.

TRIP A - Excursion to West Bohemian spas

This excursion will take you to famous and old West Bohemian spas. Marianske Lazne (Marienbad) is a jewel among the spas in the Czech Republic. It is an architectonic masterpiece - a city in a park, a park in a city. You will walk through the colonnades, possibly try some of the 70 mineral springs located in the urban area, and visit the Singing Fountain, a fantastic computerized water spectacle of hundreds of water jets accompanied by famous classical music compositions. The natural spa Lazne Kynzvart (Bad Königswart) dating back to the 13th century is dedicated to treatment of the respiratory tract in children. One of the most visited cultural sights here is the Metternich castle, sensitively set into a vast natural landscape park, that is a rare example of rural representative residence built in the style of Viennese classicism and French imperial architecture. Splendid interiors of the castle house vast collections of works of art and an extensive, very significant aristocratic library.

The dinner will be served at a local restaurant in Lazne Kynzvart.

TRIP B - Excursion to West Bohemian countryside

This excursion will take you first to the castle Svihov, which is the only water-surrounded medieval castle in the Czech Republic. Svihov is a late-gothic castle built at the break of the 15th and 16th centuries on the site of a former stronghold. A guided tour will show you through the interiors of the castle illustrating the life in the 16th century. Then, the bus will take you to a village called Chudenice (first mentioned in 1291), from where - if the weather allows - you will walk to the outlook-tower Bolfanek (592 m), modified from a former Baroque church spire. From here, you will have a possibility to admire the beautiful view of the surrounding highlands. A couple of steps from Bolfanek will lead you to a two-hectare arboretum called American Garden, planted mainly with trees of 77 species and 204 genera and stains from North America, the local Douglas fir tree from 1843 being one of the oldest in continental Europe.

The dinner will be served at Hotel Chudenice.

Tourist Programme for Accompanying persons

Tuesday, July 5 - Sightseeing of Pilsen

The trip includes a walking tour of historical center with its monuments and prominent buildings (St Bartholomew's Gothic Cathedral, Plague Column, Renaissance Town Hall, Museum, Theatre), a walk round the city parks, and the excursions to the historical underground passages and Pilsen Urquell Brewery.

Departure: 2 p.m., from the Conference Venue
Expected arrival: 5:30 p.m.

Thursday, July 7 - Sightseeing of Prague

The trip includes the main sights of the capital city: the Prague Castle with St. Vitus Cathedral, Golden Lane, Charles Bridge, Lesser Town Bridge Towers, Powder Tower, Old Town Square and Hall with Astronomical Clock, Wenceslas Square.

Departure: 9 a.m., from the Conference Venue
Expected arrival: 5:30 p.m.

The lunch will be served at some local restaurant.

The program can be changed according to the weather and wishes of participants.

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Conference Venue

The conference will be held at the campus of the University of West Bohemia in Pilsen located in the Bory district of Pilsen (outskirts of the city). The address is Univerzitni street, Plzen (Bory).

To reach the conference venue

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 (direction Borska pole) or 24 and go one stop to Zapadoceska univerzita.

From the railway station Plzen hlavni nadrazi you can use the trolleybus number 16 (direction Bory) and go to Bory, Heyrovskeho (end station). Then, cross the street, take the bus number 30 (opposite direction) and go two stops to Zapadoceska univerzita.

Conference Office

Registration and Hospitality Desk will be open at the Conference Venue as follows:

Sunday July 3, 2005 14.00 - 21.00
Monday July 4, 2005 08.00 - 19.00
Tuesday July 5, 2005 08.00 - 19.00
Wednesday July 6, 2005 08.00 - 14.00
Thursday July 7, 2005 08.00 - 19.00
Friday July 8, 2005 08.00 - 15.00
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Student Halls of Residence - changed!

A sufficient number of rooms has been reserved for the participants at the student halls of residence. These are double rooms, a limited number of which can be occupied by a single person. The rooms on each floor share common facilities (showers and toilets, kitchenette). The participants requiring single accommodation will be served on a first come first served basis.

Residence Hall Klatovska: This hall of residence is situated in a former army object at Klatovska 200 (the Bory district of Pilsen) in a walking distance to the Conference Venue (about 10 minutes, see the map here). The Czech term for the halls is ``koleje''. The residence hall can be easily reached by public transportation, it is situated about 100 m from the end station of the tram No. 4 "Bory".

Those wishing accommodation in the student halls of residence 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 residence hall must be paid in advance together with the registration fee. The price is (per person and night):

  • double room: EUR 10 / person
  • single room: EUR 20
If you register online the total price will be computed automatically in your registration form. The price does not include breakfast. Please note that your accommodation booking can be confirmed only after having received your payment.

What to do after arrival at Pilsen: After having arrived at Pilsen the participants accommodated in the Hall of Residence are advised first to visit their residence hall and travel to registrate at the Conference Venue only after having found their rooms. A Conference Service located at the residence hall will be helpful in this respect. On Sunday, July 3, there will be a minivan shuttle between the Pilsen Main Station (railway) and the Residence Hall operating from 14.00 to 21.00. The car will be denoted MODELLING 2005 and will leave from the parking place in front of the station.

The Conference Service at the Residence Halls Borska will work as follows:

Sunday July 3, 2005 13.00 - 22.00
Monday July 4, 2005 08.00 - 12.00


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 bed&breakfast facilities are available as well. The participants may use the service of the TravelGuide Internet agency and enter the search term Plzen-mesto on the English version of the website. Please note that the Organizing Committee has booked a limited number of rooms at the Parkhotel Plzen  and you can make your reservation there by e-mail to quoting MODELLING 2005 in the Subject line of your mail. Parkhotel Plzen is situated in a convenient location in the Bory district of the city (see the map here). Also please note that this offer is valid till the end of May only.

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

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Meals during the Conference

Due to the location of the Conference Venue, the Organizing Committee offers the participants a possibility to have their breakfasts and lunches at the Campus. The breakfasts will be in the form of a Swedish table, two complete menus (one of them vegetarian) will be offered for lunches.

Kindly check your wish to have your meals at the Conference Venue at the proper places of your Registration Form.

Preliminary price: breakfast EUR 4, lunch EUR 6.

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The registration 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 your having finished filling your registration form.

Conference support

The organizers have a possibility of offering support to young participants from foreign universities and to participants from the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

Supporting young participants: Students of foreign universities and young researchers may pay the discounted registration fee provided

  • they are not older than 35 years
  • they send a letter of support from their department or their supervisor in hardcopy through ordinary mail to the address of the Conference.

Supporting Czech and Slovak participants: The Czech and Slovak participants may pay their fees in CZK. The instruction for payment will be given separately in Czech.

Registration fee

  • EUR 390 if paid by May 31, 2005
  • EUR 430 if paid after May 31, 2005

Reduced fee for IMACS members:

  • EUR 350 if paid by May 31, 2005
  • EUR 390 if paid after May 31, 2005

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

Student registration fee

  • EUR 190 if paid by May 31, 2005
  • EUR 210 if paid after May 31, 2005
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 does not include Proceedings.

Accompanying persons registration fee

  • EUR 120 if paid by May 31, 2005
  • EUR 140 if paid after May 31, 2005
Accompanying persons fee includes: admission to the Conference, conference materials, welcome party, concert, sightseeing tour of Prague, walking tour of Pilsen.


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

Bank transfer data

The bank transfer should be affected to the following account:

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

Account No.: 4811530257/0100

Bank: Komercni banka, a.s., Plzen-mesto, Goethova 1, 305 95 Plzen

Sort Code: 0100


IBAN: CZ81 0100 0000 0048 1153 0257

Details of Payment: 524004... where the three dots represent three unique digits that will be assigned to you during the final registration; if you were unable to use these please use 999 and inform us by e-mail.

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 (charging option OUR should be specified in your bank transfer). Otherwise, you would have to pay the difference in cash on registration.

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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 will be provided after June 17, 2005. The cancellation fee of 15 percent of the amount paid will be charged to cover the administration costs.
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Other Information

Comprehensive information for foreigners travelling into the Czech Republic may be found on the Internet pages of the Czech Travel Guide including links to the weather forecast, timetables, visas, and many other. A useful information on travelling to and in Prague (along with other useful hints for your trip) can be found at the website of the Mathematical Institute AS CR.

Information about University of West Bohemia in Pilsen may be found at

Information about the city of Pilsen may be found at

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 connect Pilsen with Prague many times a day (almost every hour). 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 100 minutes approximately and costs CZK 140.00 (2nd class).

By bus: The main bus station in Prague is situated near the Florence underground station (lines B, C). There are many buses going to Pilsen from there every day but we prefer going by train (more comfortable, no reservation necessary) even if buses go faster than train.

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
  • users of the Czech motorways have to buy a special vignette for motorway use; it can be purchased at motorway border crossings, petrol stations or post offices for CZK 200.00 valid 15 days
  • driving is prohibited after consumption of any amount of alcohol.

Local Transport Information for Pilsen

Trams and buses: Pilsen has an extensive network of the city transportation consisting of trams and buses. Tickets can be purchased at most newspaper stands and tobacconist shops and from slot machines at some tram stations.

The cost of a single adult ticket is CZK 12.00 (a new ticket for each tram or bus used). The ticket must be cancelled in the tram or bus entered. One-day ticket for CZK 40.00 is available as well (this is not being cancelled but the day must be filled-in on its backside). Discounted one-week tickets for the participants will be sold at the Registration Desk at about CZK 200. 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 150.00.


The country code of the Czech Republic is 420; since 2002 there are no city codes. For example, to call the Organizing Committee, you dial 377632613 in Pilsen and the Czech Republic elsewhere, including mobile phones, 00-420-377632613 in most European countries and 011-420-377632613 in North America.

The international prefix from the Czech Republic is 00. You can get cheaper rates to many countries (including USA and western Europe) after 5pm and on week-ends for connection over internet (with a bit lower quality); in that case the international prefix is changed to 970 00.

The emergency phone numbers are: 112 - general emergency, 158 - police, 155 - medical emergency, 150 - fire brigade. These calls are free of charge.


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 an invitation letter from the organizers is required please contact the Organizing Committee well in advance.

Climate and Dress

The weather at the beginning of July is usually fine but unpredictable at this moment. We recommend you to bring an umbrella and a light coat for day/evening time. Temperatures between 20 and 30 degrees Centigrade can be expected during the day, in the evening between 5 and 15.


Czech Time in July is Central European Daylight Saving Time (GMT+2).
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  • Final registration: May 31, 2005
  • Early registration payment: May 31, 2005
  • Abstract submission: May 31, 2005
  • Cancellation with refund: June 17, 2005
  • Paper submission: August 31, 2005
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Contact Address

Modelling 2005
Department of Mathematics
Faculty of Applied Sciences
University of West Bohemia
P.O.BOX 314
306 14 PLZEN 6
Czech Republic

Phone: +420-377632613
Fax: +420-377632602
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[Last modification: November 22, 2005]