The Seventh IMACS International Conference on

Nonlinear Evolution Equations and Wave Phenomena: Computation and Theory

April 04-07, 2011

The University of Georgia
Center for Continuing Education
Athens, Georgia


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.




Scientific Program Committee

Keynote Speakers

Organized Sessions



Submissions and Proposals

Contributed Papers

Poster Sessions




Conference Schedule


Travel Information

Contact Information


The International Association for Mathematics and Computers in Simulation(IMACS), the National Science Foundation(NSF), the University of Georgia(UGA) Research Foundation, President's Venture fund, the Franklin College of Arts & Sciences and the Computer Science Department at UGA.


* R. Vichnevetsky(USA),( Honorary President of IMACS, Honorary Chair)
* T. Taha(USA), (General Chair and Conference Coordinator)
* G. Biondini(USA),(Co-Chair)
* J. Bona(USA),(Co-Chair)


Scientific Program Committee
Mark Ablowitz (USA) Nail Akhmediev (Australia)
Gino Biondini (USA) Andy Ludu (USA)
Jerry Bona (USA) Brian Straughan (UK)
John Carter(USA) Min Chen (USA)
Dmitry Pelinovsky(Canada) Constance Schober (USA)
Beatrice Pelloni (UK) Jianke Yang (USA)
Walter Craig (Canada) Yuri Latushkin (USA)
Panayotis Kevrekidis (USA) Taixi Xu (USA)
Pedro Jordan (USA) Yuji Kodama (USA)  
David Kaup (USA) Jared Bronski (USA)  
Roy Choudhury(USA) Wen-Xiu Ma (USA)  
Christo Christov(USA) Thanasis Fokas (UK)  
Greg Forest (USA) Gregor Kovacic (USA)  
Philippe Guyenne(USA) Bernard Deconick(USA)  
Peter Miller(USA) Emilian Parau (UK)  
Vassilios Dougalis (Greece) David Nicholls (USA)  
David Ambrose (USA) Alex Himonas(USA)  
Kenichi Maruno (USA) Zhijun Qiao(USA)  
Henrik Kalisch (Norway) Sarbarish Chakravarty (USA)  
David Cai (USA) Jennifer Gorsky (USA)  
Harvey Segur (USA) Boa-Feng Feng (USA)  
William Kath(USA) Ricardo Carretero(USA)  
Thiab Taha(USA) Robert Beauwens (Belgium)  


Keynote Speakers(Tentative list)
* Mark Ablowitz (USA), "Nonlinear waves: from beaches to `optical graphene'"
* George Papanicolaou (USA), "Linear and non-linear waves in random media"


Organized Sessions (A Tentative List)
1. Jerry Bona, Min Chen and Vassilios Dougalis, "Nonlinear Waves"
2. Pedro Jordan, Ivan Christov and Michail Todorov, "Recent trends in nonlinear wave phenomena---Achievements and challenges: A symposium dedicated to Prof. Christo I. Christov on the occasion of his 60th birthday"
3. Zhijun Qiao, Changezheng Qu, Yue Liu, Taixi Xu , " Recent development in integrable systems and solitons"
4. Ricardo Carretero and Panayotis Kevrekidis , "Nonlinear Schrodinger Models: Mathematical Analysis and Physical Applications"
5. Yuji Kodama and Virgil Pierce, " Weak dispersion limits of integrable systems and random matrix models "
6. Thiab Taha, " Numerical simulations for solving multi-dimensional nonlinear wave equations"
7. Willy Hereman, " Symbolic and Numeric Computation in the Study of Nonlinear Differential and Difference Equations"
8. Kenichi Maruno, Anton Dzhamay, Baofeng Feng, and Stephane Lafortune, " Symmetry and Integrability of Discrete and Ultradiscrete Systems"
9. Alex Himonas and Dan Geba, " Analysis and Geometry of Nonlinear Evolution Equations"
10. Gino Biondini and Barbara Prinari, " Discrete and continuous integrable systems"
11. Andrei Ludu and Ivailo Mladenov, " Nonlinear Geometry of Drops, Membranes and Filaments"
12. John Carter, Mark Groves and Erik Wahlen, " Recent Developments in Mathematical Studies of Water Waves"
13. Yuri Latushkin and Hermen Jan Hupkes, " Spectral and nonlinear stability for waves"
14. Ziad Muslimani, Demetri Christodoulides, and Kostas Makris, " Wave propagation in linear and nonlinear optical PT media"
15. Philippe Guyenne, Henrik Kalisch and Emilian Parau, "Internal Waves"
16. Benjamin Akers and David Nicholls, "Water waves with gravity and surface tension"
17. Dmitry Pelinovsky and Tetsu Mizumachi, "Long-time dynamics of solitary waves"
18. David Amrbrose, "Free Boundary Problems in Viscous Fluids"
19. Jianke Yang , "Nonlinear waves in periodic and quasi-periodic media"
20. Keith Promislow and Todd Kapitula , "Nonlinear stability of interacting structures in higher order systems"
21. Gregor Kovacic and Peter Kramer, "Evolution Equations in Biological Sciences"
22. Tianming Liu and Qun Zhao, "Nonlinear Signal Analysis for Biomedical and Biological Systems"


We announce 20 awards in the amount of $500 , based on the availability of funds, (paid towards registration fee and accommodations) to support students and young researchers to participation in the conference. In addition, the three best student papers will also receive a diploma.
Student and young researcher 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 The deadline for submissions is November 03, 2010. The Awards will be announced December 10, 2010.


* William Kath(USA), "Nonlinear signaling in neurons and networks of neurons"


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 an informal proposal(even before inviting speakers in order to prevent duplications) 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 03, 2010. (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 09, 2011.

Each session is in principle 3 hours long. It is organized as 6 HALF HOUR papers. (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 06, 2011. The abstract must be submitted using the "EasyChair" software: EasyChair. Please note that only one presentation per registered person is allowed.


Contributed Papers

Prospective authors are invited to submit an abstract no more than one page in length by November 03, 2010. (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: December 10, 2010.


Poster Papers

Prospective authors are invited to submit an abstract no more than one page in length by November 03, 2010. (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: December 10, 2010.



Contributed and poster 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.



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.

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) .


* Proposals for organized sessions: November 03, 2010
* Submission for the Awards: November 03, 2010
* Submission of contributed and poster papers(one page abstract): November 03 , 2010
* Notification of acceptance: December 10, 2010
* One page Abstract in camera-ready form: February 06, 2011.


Conference Schedule

Participants can pick up their registration materials on Sunday, April 03, 2011 between 5:00 - 7:00 pm.
There will be a reception from 5:00-7:00 pm. Registration will also be open on Monday April 04, 2011 from 7:00 - 9:00 a.m. Formal sessions will begin on Monday, April 04, 2011 at 8:00 am. The conference banquet is planned for Tuesday, April 05, 2011 at 7:00 pm.


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 fees is $375 if postmarked by February 06, 2011, and includes a Book of Abstracts, an opening reception, and lunch and refreshment breaks each conference day. Registration fees for students is $250 if postmarked by February 06, 2011. A $75.00 late charge is assessed for registration fees postmarked after the February 06, 2011, deadline. Note: Registration forms will be available in January 15, 2011 on the Georgia Center for Continuing Education Website.
Banquet: There will be a Banquet with a guest speaker on Tuesday, April 05, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. (The cost is $45)

Georgia center webpage



Travel Information
Updated information is posted on the webpage: Travel Information


Contact Information
Updated information is posted on the webpage: Waves 11 webpage
Program Information
The program: Program
Send all correspondence (except registration and lodging) to:

Professor Thiab R. Taha
Computer Science Department
University of Georgia
Athens, GA 30602-7404 USA

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
Tel: 706-542-6638
Fax: 706-542-6465


July 2004