15TH IMACS WORLD CONGRESS 1997 on Scientific Computation, Modelling and Applied Mathematics Berlin, August 24-29, 1997 Germany
CALL FOR ORGANIZED SESSIONS/PAPERS
IMACS - The International Association for Mathematics and Computers in Simulation is an organization of professionals and scientists concerned with computers, computation and applied mathematics, in particular, as they apply to the simulation of systems. This includes numerical analysis, mathematical modelling, approximation theory, computer hardware and software, programming languages and compilers. IMACS also concerns itself with the general philosophy of scientific computation and applied mathematics, and with their impact on society and on disciplinary and interdisciplinary research. IMACS is one of the five international scientific associations (with IFAC, IFORS, IFIP and IMEKO) represented in FIACC, the five international organizations in the area of computers, automation, instrumentation and the relevant branches of applied mathematics. Of the five, IMACS (which changed its name from AICA in 1976) is the oldest, having been founded in 1956.
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)
IEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers IFAC International Federation for Automatic Control IFIP International Federation for Information Processing IFORS International Federation of Operational Research Societies IMEKO International Measurement Confederation
Congress General Chair
A. Sydow (GMD FIRST Berlin - Germany)
Honorary Chair of the Congress
R. Vichnevetsky (USA, President of IMACS)
Scientific Program Committee
R. Beauwens (Belgium) P. Borne (France) J. Butcher (New Zealand) P.L. Christiansen (Denmark) P. Deuflhard (Germany) J. Dongarra (USA) J.E. Flaherty (USA) W. Stucky (Germany) P. van der Houwen (The Netherlands) A. Iserles (UK) A. Jakeman (Australia) J. Rice (USA) R.D. Russell (Canada) A.A. Samarskii (Russia) J. Sanz-Serna (Spain) H.J. Stetter (Austria) U. Trottenberg (Germany)
Submissions and Proposals
The Scientific Program will consist of regular papers (25 minutes) and keynote papers (45 minutes). Proposed regular papers may be submitted by sending an extended summary (between 1 and 2 pages, three copies) to the congress office (by regular mail or by e-mail). Keynote papers may be proposed in any format, not necessarily by the intended author, giving a description of the importance of the subject area and the credentials of the proposed speaker. Part of the program will consist of organized sessions. Proposals to organize a session or sessions are solicited. They should be describe the specific area to be covered, and the full address, telephone, e-mail, etc. of the intended organizer(s). Proposals for keynote papers and proposals for organized sessions may be submitted in writing to the congress office.
The topics of interest related to Applied Mathematics and Scientific Computation include, but are not limited to:
o Methods for ODE's, SDE'S and PDE's o Integral Equations o Computational Linear Algebra o Parallel Computing o Computer Arithmetic o Computational Physics/Chemistry/Biology o Computational Acoustics o Computational Fluid Dynamics o Computational Optimization o Nonlinear Science o Knowledge-based Systems o Symbolic Computation o Moodelling and Simulation o Applications in Engineering, Control Systems, o Robotics, Biology, Medicine, Economics, the Environment o other relevant applications
Submission of sessions due by December 1, 1996 Submission of papers due by December 1, 1996 (in case of multiple authors mark the correspondence author) Notification of acceptance due by February 28, 1997 Camera-ready papers due by April 30, 1997
It is intended to include all invited and accepted papers in the conference proceedings. Some of the papers will be selected for appearance as regular journal articles in one of the IMACS journals (published by North Holland/Elsevier and World Scientific Publishing Co.).
GMD-Institut f"ur Rechnerarchitektur und Software Technologie Berlin (FIRST) Gesellschaft fur Informatik e.V. (GI) - The German Computer Society
Freie Universit"at zu Berlin Humboldt-Universit"at zu Berlin Konrad-Zuse-Zentrum f"ur Informationstechnik Berlin Technische Universit"at Berlin
National Organizing Committee
Local Steering Committee
P. Behr (GMD FIRST Berlin) J. Fischer (Humboldt-Universit"at zu Berlin) St. Ja"hnichen (Technische Universit"at Berlin) H. Rampacher (Gesellschaft fur Informatik e.V. Bonn) D. Stobik (GMD St. Augustin)
R.-P. Scha"fer (GMD FIRST) F. Hoffmann (GI) Th. Lux (GMD FIRST) W. Rufeger (GMD FIRST)
GMD FIRST Congress Office IMACS WC'97 Rudower Chaussee 5 D-12489 Berlin Germany
Early regular registration fee * 800 DM - Registration after May 15, 1997 850 DM
Early registration fee * for authors, members of IMACS,IEEE, IFAC, IFIP, IFORS, GI 750 DM - Registration after May 15, 1997 800 DM
Registration fee for students 120 DM (without proceedings and social program)
Social program ** 180 DM Proceedings 120 DM
* includes the proceedings, the social program, refreshments during the coffee breaks ** includes the reception by the Berlin Senate, the congress banquet, a concert as well as a river boat tour
The Congress language will be English.
Hotel Berlin HILTON - Congress Center Mohrenstr. 30 D-10117 Berlin (near "Gendarmenmarkt" square)
Berlin - The Host City of the 15th IMACS World Congress 1997
Berlin, the location of the 15th IMACS World Congress, is situated in the centre of Europe on the river "Spree" and "Havel" and covers an area of 889 square kilometres. With 3.5 million inhabitants, Berlin is the largest city in Germany, and one of the liveliest, most interesting, and most rapidly changing capitals in the world. Various historical buildings remind the visitor of the time when Berlin was the capital of Prussia. Such historical sights as the "Deutsche Staatsoper", the "Humboldt-Universitat", the "Museum fur Deutsche Geschichte" or the "Prinzen Palais" are located along the boulevard "Unter den Linden", between the "Brandenburger Tor" and the "Lustgarten" square. Together with one of the most beautiful squares of th e world, the "Gendarmenmarkt" square, with the two cathedrals "Franz"osischer Dom", "Deutscher Dom" and the concert hall "Schauspielhaus", they attract thousands of tourists from all over world every year. Berlin is proud of its large and varied cultural scene which includes: three opera houses, more than 150 theatres and concert halls, 400 independent theater groups, 200 art galleries, 120 cinemas, numerous other cultural centers. In the over 70 museums, located e.g. in Dahlem, Tiergarten or on the Museums Island various treasures of world class are exhibited, e.g. the Pergamon Altar and the bust of the egyptian queen Nefertiti, just to name two. What makes Berlin's cultural atmosphere so dynamic is the coexistance of the established entertainment industry and the countless independent artists, painters and sculptors, composers and musicians, poets and writers who make up the local "scene". On average Berlin has 250 exhibitions running on a given day. In no other city, the historical events of recent years have taken more effect in both the urban panorama and in people's lives. The collapse of the Berlin Wall and the Iron Curtain, which separated Europe, has been offering new development perspectives for Berlin. In the next few years Berlin will also become again the seat of the parliament and government of Germany. Berlin is also a city of sciences. In the large universities, the "Freie Universit"at", the "Humboldt-Universit"at", and the "Technische Universit"at" as well as several other colleges, more than 150,000 students are currently enrolled. In addition to the universities, Berlin is home to approximately 220 research institutes which offer immeasurable assistance to the financial, technological and social institutions. During the World Congress several local research departments will host their own sess ions, presenting activities in the area of applied mathematics and computer sciences.