14th Annual Meeting of the Bulgarian Section of SIAM

December 17 - 19, 2019, Sofia, Bulgaria



The topics of interest include (but are not limited to): Mathematical physics, Numerical analysis, High performance computing; Optimization and control; Mathematical biology; Stochastic modeling; Machine learning; Digitization and imaging; Big Data; Advanced computing in environmental, biomedical and engineering applications.

Scientific committee

Krassimir Georgiev (Bulgarian Academy of Sciences), Oleg Iliev (Fraunhofer ITWM, Germany), Peter Minev (University of Alberta, Canada), Maya Neytcheva (Uppsala University, Sweden), Eugenia Stoimenova (Bulgarian Academy of Sciences), Vladimir Veliov (TU Wien, Austria), Ludmil Zikatanov (Penn State University, USA), Zahari Zlatev (Aarhus University, Denmark)

Steering committee

Janusz Kacprzyk (Polish Academy of Sciences), Svetozar Margenov (Bulgarian Academy of Sciences), Wil Schilders (TU Eindhoven, The Netherlands)


Ivan Georgiev (Bulgarian Academy of Sciences), Hristo Kostadinov (Bulgarian Academy of Sciences), Elena Lilkova (Bulgarian Academy of Sciences)

Scientific Program

The scientific program of BGSIAM'19 will include: invited lectures, contributed talks, and poster session.


Plenary Invited Speakers

Peter Dragnev (Purdue University Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA)
On the universal optimality of the 600-cell: the Levenshtein framework lifted

Ivan Ivanov (Texas A&M University, USA)
Quantifying Important Genes in a Gene Regulatory Network with Applications to Network Compression

Marcin Paprzycki (Systems Research Institute, Polish Academy of Sciences)
Semantic Technologies in a Decision Support System

Tony Spassov (Sofia University, "St. Kliment Ohridski", Bulgaria)
Nanomaterials for hydrogen production and storage


Proceedings of refereed and presented papers will be published as a special volume of Springer Series, Studies in Computational Intelligence.

Abstracts and Papers

The participants who intend to give a talk are kindly asked to send an Extended Abstract until November 30, 2019 December 6, 2019. The extended abstracts are to be written in standard LaTeX, using the template. The length of the extended abstract should be between one and two pages. The abstracts should be prepared according to the topics of the conference, stating clearly the originality of the results.

The abstracts will be reviewed and the accepted for presentation will be included in the booklet with the extended abstracts which will be available before the meeting. It is assumed that one participant will give not more than one presentation.

The length of the papers is limited up to 12 pages. It is highly recommended to prepare the source files for the papers in LaTeX using the provided template files. The deadline for submission of manuscripts is January 31, 2020.

Contact Address

The submission of abstracts and papers and all communication with the organizers is to be done via the BGSIAM email address: bgsiam@math.bas.bg.


The event will be hosted by the Joint Innovation Centre of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia 1113, Acad. G. Bonchev Str. Bl. 26B.


The registration fee is 100 EUR and partially covers the booklet of extended abstracts, conference materials, coffee breaks, conference reception, official dinner, office and equipment rent. For SIAM members a reduction of 30% is applicable. The proof of membership for 2019 is required.

The registration fee is to be paid via bank transfer or at the registration desk in cash.