FINAL ANNOUNCEMENT January 8th., 2003

*** See Awards for Students, Tutorial and the New Deadline ***

** Registration and Lodging at **

** http://www.gactr.uga.edu/conferences/2003/Apr/07/nonlinear.phtml **

** Georgia Center **

** PROGRAM **

** http://www.cs.uga.edu/~thiab/Draft4_03.html **

** PROGRAM **

The THIRD IMACS INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON

"NONLINEAR EVOLUTION EQUATIONS AND WAVE PHENOMENA:

COMPUTATION AND THEORY":

April 7-10, 2003


Sponsored by
The International Association for Mathematics and Computers in simulation(IMACS), the National Science Foundation(NSF), the President's Venture Fund at the University of Georgia(UGA), and the Computer Science Department at UGA.
to be held at
The University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education Athens, Georgia USA
---------------------------------------------------------------------------- PURPOSE The conference will focus on computational and theoretical aspects of nonlinear wave phenomena. Interdisciplinary aspects of the subject will be emphasized, as well as the interaction between computation, theory and applications. GENERAL CHAIRS: R. Vichnevetsky(USA),( President of IMACS) G. Biondini(USA) J. Bona(USA) T. Taha(USA), (Program Chair and Conference Coordinator) SCIENTIFIC PROGRAM COMMITTEE:(tentative list) Mark Ablowitz (USA) Malcom Adams (USA) Nail Akhmediev (Australia) Robert Anderson (USA) Gino Biondini (USA) Jerry Bona (USA) Thomas Bridges (UK) Jared Bronski (USA) Roy Choudhury (USA) Peter Christiansen (Denmark) Walter Craig (Canada) Toby Driscoll (USA) Greg Forest (USA) Gerard Iooss (France) Pedro Jordan (USA) William Kath (USA) David Kaup (USA) Yuji Kodama (USA) Nathan Kutz (USA) Xiaowu Lu (USA) Andy Ludu (USA) Peter Miller (USA) Catherine Sulem (Canada) Constance Schober (USA) Thiab Taha (USA) Robert Vichnevetsky (USA) Otis Wright (UAE) KEYNOTE SPEAKERS (tentative): 1. A. Fokas (UK) 2. C. Menyuk (USA) 3. C. Sulem (Canada) ORGANIZED SESSIONS(tentative list): 1. Nail Akhmediev: "Dissipative Solitons".(5 Sessions). 2. Gino Biondini and Brian Marks: "Topics in Optical Fiber Communications" 3. Jerry Bona, Min Chen and Vassili Dougallis: "Nonlinear Waves in Fluid Mechanics". 4. John Carter and David Nicholls: " Nonlinear Three-Dimensional Surface Water Waves" 5. Roy Choudhury, David Kaup and Dmitry Pelinovsky:"Stability and Bifurcation of Solitary Wave Solutions of NLPDEs". 6. Pedro Jordan and Stanley A. Chin-Bing: "Solitons: Applied and Theoretical Studies" 7. Pedro Jordan and Chris Feuillade: "Analytical and Computational Approaches to Applied Propagation Problems" 8. Panos Kevrekidis and Kim Rasmussen: "Nonlinear Waves in Bose-Einstein Condensates". 9. Brenton LeMesurier and Constance Schober: "Numerical Methods and Results for Nonlinear Wave Equations" 10. Andrei Ludu: "Solitons and Nonlinear Patterns on Closed Surfaces/Curves" 11. Ziad Musslimani, Dmitry Pelinovsky and Jianke Yang: "Continuous and Discrete Spatial Solitons". 12. Jens Juul Rasmussen: "Self-Focusing of Light Pulses, and Collapse Dynamics in Bose-Einstein Condensates". AWARDS: We announce the availablity of 10 awards in the amount of $500 each to support student participation to the conference. In addition, the three best student papers will also receive a diploma and a $100 prize. Student wishing to compete for these awards should submit a two-page summary of their work, together with a two-page Vitae, to Thiab Taha at thiab@cs.uga.edu. The deadline for submissions is January 2, 2003. The Awards will be announced January 20, 2003. TOTORIAL: "An Introduction to Optical Fiber Communications" Gino Biondini and William L. Kath SUBMISSIONS AND PROPOSALS: The Scientific Program will consist of organized sessions, regular papers(30 minutes), and keynote papers(50 minutes). Proposals to organize sessions are solicited. Session organizers are to invite authors to present papers in their sessions. Those interested in organizing a Session should send a proposal to the Scientific Program Committee in care of Thiab R. Taha as soon as possible. For SESSION ORGANIZERS: Please provide a short abstract for your session, together with the title, speakers' names, and titles of their papers by November 15, 2002. (Proposals for sessions submitted after this date will be considered subject to the constraints of available time in the program). A final title, complete address for each one of the speakers including their Tel. #, Fax #, and e-mail, will be needed by January 15, 2003. Each session is in principle 3 hours long. It could be organized for instance, as an HOUR paper FOLLOWED BY 4 HALF HOUR papers or 6 HALF HOUR papers, or even 4 Forty-FIVE MINUTES LECTURES. (Additional papers in a session may, if there is space, accommodated as "follow up" elsewhere in the program, or as "PART II of the Session.) Abstracts for the talks included in your session should be submitted by February 10, 2003. CONTRIBUTED PAPERS: Prospective authors are invited to submit an abstract no more than one page in length by December 31, 2002. (Late submission may be considered if there is space available in the program). The abstract should include : title of the paper, name, affiliation, postal address and when possible e-mail address, telephone number, and Fax number. Acceptance date: January 15, 2003. PUBLICATIONS: Contributed papers will be reviewed by members of the Scientific Program Committee. Organized sessions will be approved by the Scientific Program Committee. Papers accepted in these sessions will be reviewed by the Session organizer and/or external reviewers. ABSTRACTS: A Book of Abstracts will be published. Abstracts should be submitted in a camera-ready form (using 12 point or larger fonts) and can ONLY be one page in length. The abstract should begin with the title of the paper, each author's name, affiliation, and an e-mail address, and then the text of the abstract. Use TEX or similar formatting program and leave a 1-inch margin on each side. The LaTex file of your abstract and one copy should also be mailed to Thiab R. Taha. A representative collection of contributions from the conference will be published as regular journal articles in a Special Issue of the IMACS Journal: "Mathematics and Computers in Simulation" (published by Elsevier) . DEADLINES: * Proposals for organized sessions: November 15, 2002 * Submission of contributed papers(one page abstract): December 31, 2002 * Notification of acceptance: January 15, 2003 * One page Abstract in camera-ready form: February 10, 2003. CONFERENCE SCHEDULE: Participants can pick up their registration materials on Sunday, April 06, 2003 between 5:00 - 6:00 pm. Registration will be followed by a light reception from 6:00-8:00 pm. Registration will also be open on Monday April 07, 2003 from 7:00 - 8:00 a.m. Formal sessions will begin on Monday, April 07 at 8:00 am. The conference banquet is planned for Tuesday, April 8, 2003 at 6:30 pm. REGISTRATION : All persons planning to participate in the conference should complete and return the registration form to the Georgia Center for Continuing Education. The basic registration fee is $260.00 if postmarked by February 12, 2003, and includes a Book of Abstracts, an opening reception, and lunch and refreshment breaks each conference day. Registration fee for students is $180.00 if postmarked by February 12, 2003. A $40.00 late charge is assessed for registration fees postmarked after the February 12, 2003, deadline. Banquet: There will be a Banquet on Tuesday, April 8, 2003 at 6:30 p.m. (The cost is $30.00.) Housing: A block of rooms is reserved at the Georgia Center, where the conference is to be held. The prices are very reasonable. For information about Registration and Housing contact Georgia Center at the address below. This information is available on the web(click below on Georgia Center): http://www.gactr.uga.edu/conferences/2003/Apr/07/nonlinear.phtml Georgia Center ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Back to the top CONTACT INFORMATION Send all correspondence (except registration and lodging) to: Professor Thiab R. Taha Computer Science Department University of Georgia Athens, GA 30602-7404 USA Email: thiab@cs.uga.edu Tel: 706 542 3477 Fax: 706 542 2966 ****************************************************************************** For further information regarding the Georgia Center contact: Melanie Baer Room 279, Georgia Center for Continuing Education The University of Georgia Athens, GA 30602-3603 U.S.A. Phone: (706)542-6638 Fax: 542-6465 E-mail: melanie.baer@gactr.uga.edu *******************************************************************************