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Numerical and Computational Challenges in Science and Engineering

AUGUST 6 - AUGUST 9, 2002.
The McLennan Physical Labs, 255 Huron Street, Room 137

IMACS and the Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical Sciences

Paul Fischer, Argonne National Laboratories, U.S.A
Joseph E. Flaherty, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, U.S.A.
Benqi Guo, University of Manitoba, Canada (Co-Chairman)
Kenneth R. Jackson, University of Toronto, Canada (Co-Chairman)
Robert D. Russell, Simon Fraser University, Canada

Adaptive methods for partial differential equations (PDEs) are the most effective computational approach for a large class of PDEs that arise in many important applications in science and engineering. This area has grown steadily during the past two decades. This workshop will bring together leading researchers from around the world to address both theoretical and computational aspects of adaptive methods for PDEs and to foster stronger collaboration between mathematicians, engineers and scientists.

* A posteriori error estimation
* Adaptive H-p refinement
* Adaptivity with complex geometry
* Implementation of adaptive codes
* Moving mesh techniques and applications
* Adaptive spectral methods
* Nonlinear analysis
* Adaptive modeling
* Applications of adaptive methods

* Mark Ainsworth, Strathclyde University, Scotland
* Ivo Babuska, University of Texas at Austin, U.S.A.
* Randy Bank, University of California at San Diego, U.S.A.
* Martin Berzins, University of Leeds, U.K.
* Anne Bourlioux, University of Montreal, Canada
* Bernardo Cockburn, University of Minnesota, U.S.A.
* Leszek Demkowicz, University of of Texas at Austin, U.S.A.
* Yvon Maday, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, France
* Oleg Vasilyev, University of Missouri, U.S.A.
* Junping Wang, Colorado school of Mines, U.S.A.
* Jinchao Xu, Penn State University, U.S.A.

Registration is no longer available online. Walk in registratioin is permitted with limited number of seats for the banquet, available on a first come first serve basis.

The conference registration fee is $100 CDN (about $65 USD) for senior researchers/faculty and $50 CDN (about $32.50 USD) for students/postdoctoral fellows. This fee includes admission to the workshop banquet.

The program will consist of invited 45 minutes lectures, and contributed talk of 30 minutes each. A one-page abstract, typed in English, related to the topics of the conference is invited by 30 April 2002. The abstract should include: names(s) and affiliation(s) of author(s), as well as the address, e-mail address, phone and fax numbers of the contact person. Authors are kindly requested to submit their abstracts via e-mail in plain LaTeX (or plain AMS Tex) to:

Prof. Benqi Guo
Mathematics Department, University of Manitoba
Fax: 204 - 474 7611

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A block of rooms for participants have been arranged at the hotels listed below. Please request the Fields Institute rate when booking .In order to ensure your reservation, please book before 6 July , 2002.
For additional accommodation resources and on-campus summer residences, please see the Fields Housing page

Days Inn
30 Carleton Street,
Toronto, ON, M5B 2E9
Tel: 416 977-6655
Toll Free 1-800-367-9601 (8:30 am- 6pm)
(approx. $125/night CDN)
Quality Hotel
280 Bloor Street West
Toronto, ON, M5S 1V8
Tel: (416) 968-0010
Fax: (416) 968-7765
(approx. $115/night CDN)

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Sonia Houle
The Fields Institute
222 College Street
Toronto, Ontario M5T 3J1 Canada
Tel : 416 348 9710 ext 3016
Fax : 416 348 9714

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The IMACS Workshop on Adaptive Methods for Partial Differential Equations is part of a year-long program on Numerical and Computational Challenges in Science and Engineering at the Fields Institute between August 2001 and August 2002; for details see or contact
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Two events in this year-long program that may be of particular interest to participants of the Adaptive PDEs Workshop are:

July 29 - August 2, 2002
The Short Course on the Numerical Solution of Advection-Diffusion-Reaction Equations
Instructor: Jan Verwer

12-15 August 2002
The 2002 Workshop on the Solution of Partial Differential Equations on the Sphere

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