20th-24th July 1998
University of Greenwich - Avery Hill Campus
Avery Hill Road, London SE9, UK
First Announcement and Call for Papers

Domain decomposition is an active and interdisciplinary research area that has drawn the attention of researchers working in many different fields. The effort during late seventies and earlier eighties was concentrated in the substructuring and block methods for elliptic problems. Research work has now being extended and applied in many branches of computational mathematics in science and engineering. In particular, non-linear and multiphysics problems related to industry and strategies suitable for parallel and distributed high performance computing are of interest to the participants of this series of international conferences.

This eleventh meeting will take place in the United Kingdom for the first time. Its special focus will be on numerical analysis, computational issues, industrial applications and software development for domain decomposition methods.

The conference will take the format of plenary talks, minisymposia, parallel sessions, selected graduate paper presentations and vendors exhibition. All aspects of DD-based methods are sought, including:
  • Numerical analysis of dd methods 
  • Fictitious domain methods 
  • Block and substructuring methods 
  • Multigrid methods 
  • Coupling methods for multiphysics 
  • Heterogeneous dd methods 
  • Mortar element methods 
  • dd methods for high-order and spectral            discretisations 
  • dd methods for eigen value problems 
  • dd methods for non-linear and time dependent problems 
  • dd methods in computational fluid dynamics 
  • dd methods in structural dynamics and aeroelasticity 
  • dd methods in acoustics and electromagnetics 
  • dd methods in oil field simulations 
  • dd methods in social/financial science 
  • dd methods for inverse problems 
  • dd methods for boundary/panel elements 
  • Graph decomposition 
  • Mesh partitioning and load balancing issues 
  • Strategies for high performance computing 
  • Strategies for parallel and distributed computing 
  • Software development for dd methods 
  • Semi-automatic development tools for dd methods 
  • dd methods for non-linear industrial/ multiphysics problems 


    Please e-mail the following to dd11@gre.ac.uk by:

  • 5th January 1998 - proposals for minisymposia.
  • 28th February 1998 - abstracts (one A4 page in plain text or Postscript)
        Abstract acceptance will be notified by 10th April 1998.
  • 28th February 1998 - proposals for your software/hardware exhibition.

  • Scientific Committee:

        Chairman: P E Bjorstad (University of Bergen, Norway)
        Committee Members:
        J H Bramble (Cornell, USA) T F Chan (UCLA, USA) P Deuflhard (Berlin, Germany)
        R Glowinski (University of Houston, USA) D E Keyes (ODU, USA)
        Yu Kuznetsov (Russian Academy of Science, Russia) J Periaux (St Clouds, France)
        O Pirronneau (Paris VI, France) Z - C Shi (Academia Sinica, China) W Wendland (Stuttgart)
        O Widlund (Courant Institute, USA) J Xu (Penn State, USA)

    Local Organising Committee:

        Chairman: M Cross (Greenwich)
        Vice-Chairman: C - H Lai (Greenwich)
        Committee Members: K Chen (Liverpool)
    A Craig (Durham)
    P Deuflhard (KZZ, Berlin, Germany)
    M G Everett (Greenwich)
    I G Graham (Bath)
    J Periaux (Dassault, St Clouds, France)
    K A Pericleous (Greenwich)
    J E Roberts (INRIA, Rocquencourt, France)
        Conference Secretary: Mrs Françoise Barkshire (Greenwich)

    Student Participation - Graduate Paper Competition:

    Limited funds will be available for graduate students. Please contact the organisers for details. Students should mention their student status on submission of abstracts (deadline as above). Full papers, not less than 5 pages, should be submitted before 20th May 1998 in order to qualify for the Graduate Paper Competition. High quality student papers will be selected for the competition on the basis of their full submission. Some students will receive financial support through having their local expenses waived and receiving the conference proceedings free of charge (subject to certain conditions). If funding is sufficient, part of their international travel expenses may be waived. Please contact the conference secretary for further details.

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