to remind you of the Conference, Black sea, mountain of Vitosha (to some people)
and all that.
Talks available online (on the server donated by the
Anoufriev, University of St.-Petersburg, Russia
Arbenz, ETH Zürich, Switzerland
Bencheva, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria
Beuchler, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Linz, Austria
Dimitriu, University of Iasi, Romania
Dimov, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria
Dimov, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria
for Mathematics, Leipzig, Germany
Georgiev, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria
Georgiev, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria
Gumnerov, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria
Haussmann, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
Iliev, Fraunhofer Institute, Kaiserslautern, Germany
Izsak, University of Budapest, Hungary
Johnson, Kuwait University, Kuwait
Karatson, University of Budapest, Hungary
Klinkhammer, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
Korneev, University of St.-Petersburg, Russia
Kounchev, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria
Lazarevska, Technical University of Skopje, Macedonia
Lirkov, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria
Madych, University of Connecticut, USA
Margenov, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria
Markov, University of Skopje, Macedonia
Nicaise, Universite de Valenciennes, France
Notay, Free University of Brussels, Belgium
Perminov, University of Kemerovo, Russia
Petkov, University of Groningen, Holland
Render, University of Rioja, Spain
Schulze, University of Potsdam, Germany
Stary, Czech Academy of Sciences,
Konrad Steiner, Fraunhofer Institute, Kaiserslautern, Germany
Tarkhanov, University of Potsdam, Germany
Teofanov, University of Novi Sad, Yugoslavia
Cosmin Nicolae Varlan, University of Iasi, Romania
Wendland, University of Göttingen, Germany
Wilson, University of Leeds, UK
Zlatanovksi, University of Skopje, Macedonia
Zlatev, National Environ. Res. Institute, Denmark
find the preliminary program at the site Preliminary
can download all abstracts here ABSTRACTS
Proceedings will be published by the journal
Mathematica Balkanica. Deadline for submissions is November 20, 2004. The
earlier we get the submissions the sooner we will have the journal published.
The main purpose of the present Conference is to bring together
people interested in Partial Differential Equations and their applications,
with a special emphasis on their novel applications in Image Processing.
One of the main purposes ot the conference is to make an active propaganda
of the methods of PDEs among specialists in other areas (as Visualization,
Computer Aided Geometric Design, Image processing, Visualization and Data
representation and compression in Medicine and Astronomy, etc.) where only
traditional methods have been used and PDEs have been considered with great
suspicion as very high, sophisticated and untouchable matter.
What concerns the main audience, the emphasis will be on the younger
generation of scientists from the region of Southeastern Europe who will
be able to learn the new directions from the top specialists in the world.
Another important aim of the Conference will be to organize the interaction
between people coming from academia and people coming from industry who
are interested in the newest developments in science and their implementation.
Accordingly the speakers will be asked to make their presentations understandable
for unexperienced listeners.
The present Conference is meant to continue the tradition established
by the Workshop on Multiscale Approximations with similar topics
and purpose organized within the Conference on Approximation Theory
in June 2002 in Varna, (see the local mirror Sendov's
Conference on Approximation theory), and the Minisymposium
"Optimization, Approximation, and Multiscale Analysis with Applications
to Signal and Image Processing" at the Congress of MASSEE,
September 15-21, 2003, in Borovetz, Bulgaria.
We expect to have a rich social program (the visit to the sea coast
excluded), in particular a folklore evening in a village.
We got a great deal from "Lalov Holidays Ltd." for the
spouses of the participants - 18 Euros per day, which includes hotel, meals,
social program, and drinks.
Please note: Monday,
September 6 is a holiday in Bulgaria.
note: No abstracts will be distributed during the conference but only the
program. The abstracts will be only displayed on a board during the conference.
So please print the abstracts at home if you wish to have them at hand during
The regular conference fee is 100 Euro and 30 Euro for Ph.D. students
We have arranged the abstract submission in Atlas Conferences Inc.
Please submit your abstracts at http://atlas-conferences.com/cgi-bin/abstract/submit/caol-01
and view the abstracts submitted at http://atlas-conferences.com/cgi-bin/abstract/caol-01
Please note that the deadline of submissions is July 31, 2004.
Please register using the webform http://sclion.bas.bg/Sunny/register.html
or in case you cannot do that - e-mail us or use other conventional communication
to tell us about your registration details.
Please note that 1 Euro is changed for about 1.94 Bulgarian leva (BGN)
(at the airport the rate is substantially worse), and 1 USD - for about
1.?? Bulgarian leva (BGN) (for online converting of currency
you may use the The Universal Currency
Converter) - but first make sure that the exchange office does not
take commission - it has to be written "NO COMMISSION" on the exchange
rates desk. In case you doubt - ask for the amounts to be written down.
Look carefully for cheating rates as 1.194 instead
In Sofia use the taxis of "O' Kay
Super Trans, tel. 973 2121" - they have office at the Airport in Sofia
and at the Central Terminal Bus Station in Sofia.
from Airport Bourgas to Sunny beach: Lalov
Holidays Ltd. have an offer for a pick up service from the Airport for 30 Euros.
Please contact them at email@example.com
or at telephones ++359 2 988 4198; ++359 2 980 8592; ++359 2 980
8424 (please note: the international
telephone code of Bulgaria is 359 and of Sofia is 359 2
Please note that we
have changed: Arrival day is Monday, September 6, departure day is
Saturday, September 11.
Directions. The main point you have to reach by airplane is Bourgas
(sometimes written as Burgas). From the airport in Bourgas you may come
to the conference site by bus at a minimal price.
If you find a better flight to Varna (which is about
65 km north from Sunny beach on the Black sea, see the map in http://www.bulgaria.com/,
you have to find a transportation to Sunny beach - the best is to use a
bus (the Terminal bus station is close to the Main Railway station) going to Bourgas - then it passes through Sunny beach and stops there).
In case you have found a better flight to Sofia, be informed
that we are organizing a bus on Monday September 6, which
will go directly to the conference site (the trip takes about 5 hours).
It will depart from Sofia at 4 pm from the
campus of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, from hotel "Kedar"
many of the participants will be accommodated; it has a telephone number
++359-2-710009) which is near the Institute of
Mathematics and Informatics. We will collect all participants coming on
the afternoon. From the Airport you may come by taxi at price no more than
6 leva=3 Euros, the trip takes less than 10 min. The
bus will start from hotel Pliska at about 15:30 (and our secretary Silvia
will contact those living in Pliska and show them to the bus) and then it will
be at 16:00 at hotel Kedar, where the majority of the participants are expected.
In case it happens that you
miss the bus or come too late
to Sofia at the Airport http://www.sofia-airport.bg,
there are two possibilities to come to Sunny beach - by bus or by train. The
best is to use bus since the train ends in Bourgas, and from there you have to
take a bus to Sunny beach. You have to go to the Main Railway Station
(pronounced "Tsentralna Gara" in Bulgarian) in Sofia (it is
about 10 km from the Airport) - in front of it the Central Terminal Bus Station
(pronounced "Tsentralna Avtogara" in Bulgarian) is located. This is
not far from downtown Sofia. From the Airport you may take a public bus or a
taxi to reach them. We recommend you to take taxis of the taxi company "O' Kay
Super Trans, tel. 973 2121" (dispalayed on the taxis in English as you see it) with
telephone number 973 2121 displayed on the taxis as well - they are really cheap
and professional network of taxis. You may take these taxis at the Airport -
there is a special office. There is a reperesentative of this company in the
Luggage Department of the Airport, and you have to approach him, and on this
picture the big black arrow shows approximately where is his office - it is on
the right hand side when you get out of the Luggage Department. There are
advertisements about this company in the Luggage Department as well. They take
about 0.4 leva per kilometer.
In case you do not like this company please do not simply jump in a taxi - first
ask about the price to your destination and even ask the driver to write it
down! The price per kilometer has to be displayed on the outer window of the taxi!
If you come by bus from abroad then be advised that
almost all such busses have their terminal near the Main Railway Station. There
are also taxis stopping not far from them.
In Bourgas again the Main
Railway Station and the Central Terminal Bus Station are at the same location.
From the last you may take a bus to Sunny beach. If you are coming from Airport
Bourgas, then the easiest but far not cheapest way is to take a taxi to
Sunny beach which is about 30 km far - it might cost you at least 30 Euros - the
best is to ask before you jump into the taxi. A very cheap and safe way is to
take the public bus to Bourgas (which is coming every 30 min. and costs
about 50 stotinki=25 Eurocents) and it will stop at the Main Railway Station and
the Central Terminal Bus Station. There you have to take the bus to Sunny
Going back. We have organized for a bus from Sunny beach which will start at
2pm on Saturday. In case you have to reach your plane from Sofia airport
earlier then the best is to take an early
bus which starts at 6am from Sunny beach and arrives in Sofia at about
12h. In case you airplane starts earlier then the best is to arrive on Friday to
Sofia. Please tell us to make a reservation for you at hotel Kedar (if we have
not done so yet).
The following regular bus lines are available in
Sunny beach for reaching Sofia; some of them stop at hotel Pliska (which is
close to hotel Kedar) where there is an easy transfer to Airport Sofia (with bus
- 05:30h and 24:00h
Avtotransport - 06:10h
ETAP - 07:45h, 14:45 and 23:15h
HOLIDAY - 09:00h, 13:00h and 22:00h
VALEYA - 10:00h, 14:00h and 22:30h
VITOSHA EXPRESS - 15:30h and 23:00h
Balkanturist - 6:00h
In September the Black
sea enjoys the most noble weather - even if it rains - the sea reservoir
balances the temperature - it is never cold. The temperatures are about
26-30 degrees Celsius, see the temperature online in Varna if not available
Consult e.g. the link http://www.geocities.com/orient_travel/
You may wish to check the site Sofia
Practicalities for additional hints to travel in Sofia.
You may find some maps of Sofia at http://bgmaps.com/ -
interactive map, or
For contacts and information:
Fax: (+3592) 971 36 49;