First Announcement and Call for Papers

4th International Conference on
Numerical Methods and Applications: NMA'98
August 19 - 23, 1998, Sofia, BULGARIA

The Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences,

in cooperation with
is organizing the 4th International Conference on Numerical Methods and Applications. The first three conferences served as a forum where scientists from the strongest research groups from the East and the West were provided an opportunity to exchange ideas and establish research cooperation. We plan to continue this tradition.
During the conference NMA'98 a wide range of problems concerning recent achievements in numerical methods and their applications in mathematical modeling will be discussed. We also plan to provide a forum for exchange of ideas between scientists who develop and study numerical methods, and researchers who use them for solving real life problems.

Honorary Chairman of the Conference: Blagovest Sendov (Bulgaria)
International Program Committee:
Chairman: Michail Kaschiev (Bulgaria)
H.Niederreiter (Austria), I.Dimov, S.Radev (Bulgaria), Z.Zlatev (Denmark), P.G.Ciarlet, B.Philippe (France), M.Griebel, W.Hackbusch, U.Jaekel, S.Rjasanow, M.Schaefer, W.Wendland (Germany), O.Axelsson, P.Hemker, H.A.van der Vorst (The Netherlands), Z.Kamont, J.Popenda (Poland), B.N.Chetverushkin, R.P.Fedorenko, S.K.Godunov, S.P.Kurdyumov, Yu.P.Popov, I.V.Puzynin, A.A.Samarskii, P.N.Vabishchevich (Russia), V.Thomee (Sweden), L.Xanthis (UK), J.H.Bramble, R.E.Ewing, L.Perkins, M.F.Wheeler (USA), R.Lazarov (USA/Bulgaria), Yu.A.Kuznetsov (USA/Russia)

Conference Topics:
(1) Finite difference methods; (8) Numerical methods for non-linear problems;
(2) Finite element methods; (9) Numerical methods for multiscale problems;
(3) Finite volume methods; (10) Multigrid and domain decomposition;
(4) Boundary element methods; (11) Computational fluid dynamics;
(5) Monte Carlo methods; (12) Mathematical modeling in structural mechanics;
(6) Numerical linear algebra; (13) Environmental modelling;
(7) Parallel computing; (14) Engineering applications;
(15) Minisymposia.

List of key and invited lecturers, who already accepted invitation of the Org.Committee:
O.Axelsson (The Netherlands), J.H.Bramble (USA), B.N.Chetverushkin (Russia), R.E.Ewing (USA), R.P.Fedorenko (Russia), S.K.Godunov (Russia), M.Griebel (Germany), P.Hemker (The Netherlands), U.Jaekel (Germany), Z.Kamont (Poland), S.P.Kurdyumov (Russia), Yu.A.Kuznetsov (USA/Russia), R.Lazarov (USA/Bulgaria), H.Niederreiter (Austria), L.Perkins (USA), B.Philippe (France), Yu.P.Popov (Russia), I.V.Puzynin (Russia), S.Rjasanow (Germany), A.A.Samarskii (Russia), M.Schaefer (Germany), V.Thomee (Sweden), P.N.Vabishchevich (Russia), H.A.van der Vorst (The Netherlands), W.Wendland (Germany), M.F.Wheeler (USA), L.Xanthis (UK), Z.Zlatev (Denmark)

Organizing Committee:
Chairmen: Oleg Iliev and Panayot Vassilevski (Bulgaria)
P.Binev, A.Karaivanova, M.Koleva, N.Kol'kovska, I.Lirkov, S.Margenov, S.Petrova, D.Vassileva, P.Yalamov (Bulgaria), M.Nikolova (The Netherlands), I.Bazhlekov, M.Neytcheva (The Netherlands/Bulgaria), A.Q.M.Khaliq, M.Paprzycki (USA), P.Entchev, L.Zikatanov (USA/Bulgaria)

Conference Presentations:
The conference will include key and invited lectures, as well as contributed talks. Duration of the presentations will be tentatively 45, 35, and 25 min. A conference rule is that each participant will personally present no more then one talk. Presentation of posters will be considered, as well. The conference language will be English.

To contribute a Minisymposium please provide the conference organizers with:
People wishing to present a paper in a field related to the conference topics are invited to submit two hard copies of the paper, and its electronic version in LaTeX format by e-mail. The deadline is February 15, 1998. Papers should not exceed 12 pages for key and invited lectures, and 8 pages for contributed talks. Notification of acceptance and mandatory format of the final manuscript will be sent around May 1, 1998.

Conference Proceedings:
Proceedings (in a book form), of only refereed and presented at the conference papers, will be published.

Abstracts (of a maximum 1 page) are required from all participants wishing to present a talk at the conference. Abstracts have to be send as ASCII files via e-mail. The deadline is February 15, 1998.

Accommodation and Registration Fees:
The living expenses (single room accommodation and full board) is currently estimated at the range of $250 for 5 days. Lower price accommodation is also planned to be available.

The conference fee will cover publishing of the conference proceedings, conference booklet, excursion, conference dinner, reception, transportation from and to airport. Participants in the conference will be offered to buy the volume of the conference proceedings at a special price (to be specified later, subject to discussion with the Publisher).

Conference fee is
before June 15, 1998 after June 15, 1998
Non-students 180 US dollars 230 US dollars
Students 100 US dollars 120 US dollars

The fee for accompanying persons is $80 per person, and it will cover excursion, conference dinner, transportation from and to airport.

Submission of minisymposia proposals: November 30, 1997
Minisymposia acceptance decision: December 31, 1997
Submission of abstracts, papers and early registration forms: February 15, 1998
Notification of acceptance of full papers/presentations: May 01, 1998
Registration and submission of accommodation forms: June 15, 1998

Registration Form:
An on-line registration form is available.

For further information respond to the e-mail address: ,
or check either of our WWW-pages:

The mailing address of the Organizing Committee can also be used:

NMA'98, c/o Dr. Oleg Iliev
Institute of Mathematics and Informatics
Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
Acad. G. Bonchev Str., Bl.8, 1113 Sofia, BULGARIA

Fax-No. (++359 2) 971 36 49

E-mail communication is preferred.

The next announcement will be distributed in December 1997.

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