Second Announcement and Call for Papers


12th International Conference

on Domain Decomposition Methods

October 25-29, 1999

Chiba University

Chiba, Japan


Domain Decomposition (DD) has served as an organizing principle for many concepts and methodologies in mathematics, computer science, and computational science and engineering. And also DD will contribute to originate new concepts and methodologies in related fields mentioned above, which will give a clue to understand and solve complex problems existing in our real world at present. The objective of this conference is to promote understanding and use of DD for the solution of problems arising in various fields of science and engineering and to promote interaction between researchers throughout the above-mentioned disciplines. The conference will include invited plenary talks by leading experts in the field from academia, research institutions, and industry, as well as mini-symposia, contributed papers and graduate student paper sessions. In particular, it will focus on:


Conference Themes



Application Topics

Acoustics and electromagnetics

Grid generation

Aerospace applications

Mathematical surface problems

Automotive applications

Micro-electronics applications

Biological applications


Control applications

Parallel processing

Coupled phenomena

Particulate flows

Dimension reduction

Ship applications


Conference Deadlines

Proposals for mini-symposia

April 30

Proposals for contributed papers

April 30

Proposals for exhibition

May 31

Early registration

August 31

Late Registration

September 30

Please notice the change of dead lines for mini-symposia and contributed papers to April 30.


Proposals for Mini-symposia

Mini-symposia will be 2 hour sessions of 3-5 speakers focussing on a single topic. The organizer of each mini-symposium will invite the speakers and decide on the topics to be addressed. Proposals for mini-symposia can be submitted via email to Session title, organizer, names of speakers and a summary of the topic should be included in the email.


Proposals for Contributed Papers

 If you wish to present a paper (including graduate student paper), please submit an abstract (one page up to 400 words in plain text or Postscript file) via email to


Invited Speakers

Christine Bernardi (University Pierre et Marie Curie, France)

Dietrich Braess(Ruhr-University, Germany)

Annalisa Buffa (University of Pavia, Italy)

Martin Gander (Ecole Polytechnique, France)

Marc Garbey(University Lyon 1, France)

Roland Glowinski(University of Houston, U.S.A.)

Takashi Kako(University of Electro-Communications, Japan)

Tsuguo Kondoh(Toyota Central Research and Development Labs., Japan)

Ulrich Langer (Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria)

Jacques Louis Lions (French Academy of Science, France)

Yvon Maday (University Pierre et Marie Curie, France)

Kenichi Miura(Fujitsu Limited, Japan)

Masahisa Tabata(Kyushu University, Japan)

Olof Widlund(New York University, U.S.A.)


 Web Page

 The web site of the conference contains up-to-date information:

 (See also for the history and archives of the conference series.)



Scientific Committee

P. E. Bjorstad (Chairperson, Bergen, Norway)

Y. Kuznetsov (Houston, USA)

T. F. Chan (UCLA, USA)

J. Periaux(St Cloud, France)

P. Deuflhard (ZIB, Germany)

O. Pironneau (Paris VI, France)

R. Glowinski (Houston, USA)

A. Quarteroni (Lausanne, Switzerland)

R. Hoppe (Augsburg, Germany)

Z. C. Shi (Academia Sinica, China)

H. Kawarada (Chiba, Japan)

O. Wildlund (Courant Inst., USA)

D. E. Keyes (ODU, USA)

J. Xu (Penn State, USA)



Local Organizing Committee


I. Hagiwara (TIT)

M. Mori (Kyoto Univ.)

T. Ikeda (Ryukoku Univ.)

M. Nakamura (Nihon Univ.)

H. Imai (Tokushima Univ.)

H. Okamoto (Kyoto Univ.)

T. Kako (UEC)

M. Tabata (Kyushu Univ.)

H. Kawarada (Chairperson, Chiba Univ.)

T. Takeda (UEC)

H. Koshigoe (Chiba Univ.)

G. Yagawa (Univ. of Tokyo)


Registration Fee



Early registration

Late registration

Academics and Industrialists



Full time students



Accompanying person




Registration fee includes proceedings, book of abstracts, lunch, refreshments, welcome party, and banquet.



Contact Information


Mrs. Akemi Tonomura, Institute of Applied Mathematics, Chiba University,

1-33 Yayoicho, Inage-ku, Chiba, 263-8522, JAPAN

Email : TEL&FAX: +81-43-290-3505