13th Annual Meeting of the Bulgarian Section of SIAM

December 18 - 20, 2018, 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

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)


Krassimir Georgiev (Bulgarian Academy of Sciences), Michail Todorov (TU Sofia, Bulgaria), Ivan Georgiev (Bulgarian Academy of Sciences)

Scientific Program

The scientific program of BGSIAM'18 will include: invited plenary lectures, contributed talks, and poster session.

BGSIAM encourages the organization of special sessions, within the general topic of the conference. The deadline for applications to organize a special session is September 30, 2018.


Plenary Invited Speakers

Owe Axelsson (Institute of Geonics, Czech Academy of Sciences, Ostrava, Czech Republic)
An inner-product free iteration method for an equation of motion and a bound-constrained optimal control PDE problem

Mauro Ballicchia (Polytechnic University of Marche, Italy)
Recent advances of Wigner Signed Particle Approach

Vesselin Iossifov (University of Applied Sciences Berlin, Germany)
Programming Techniques for Energy-efficient Software

Raytcho Lazarov (Texas A&M University, USA)
Recent advances in numerical methods for fractional differential equations with non-smooth data: a concise overview

Blagovest Sendov (Bulgarian Academy of Sciences)
Algorithmic problems in the geometry of polynomials


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 (between one and two pages) until November 30, 2018. 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. The deadline for notification of acceptance is December 7, 2018. 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 20, 2019.

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 Institute of Mechanics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia 1113, Acad. G. Bonchev Str. Bl. 4.


The registration fee is 50 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 2018 is required.

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

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