** WORKSHOPS AND SPECIAL SESSIONS**
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Workshop on the Complex System Simulations
Special session on Parallel/distributed/cooperative constraint solving
Minisymposium on functional differential equations and their applications
Computational and theoretical methods in hydrodynamics
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**Special session on
Parallel/distributed/cooperative constraint solving
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at the 4-th International Conference on
Parallel Processing and Applied Mathematics
(http://www.k2.pcz.czest.pl/~roman/ppam2001)
Naleczow, Poland, September 9-12, 2001
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In the recent past, much attention has been paid to the problem of
finding a solution to a set of constraints, where constraints are
distributed among a set of agents/processors, and solvers cooperate
in parallel or concurrently. The main issues to be tackled are
efficiency, termination, correctness, etc. of the overall solver.
However, up to now, frameworks and algorithms have been developed
mostly in separate communities: numerical analysis, computer algebra,
constraint programming, parallelism, etc. The aim of this session is
to bring together specialists from diverse areas of mathematics and
computer science, and to build synergy between these communities.
Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):
* distributed CSP
* parallel search
* parallel iteration/constraint propagation
* models of cooperative solvers
* concurrent algorithms
* coordination-based problem solving
PROCEEDINGS/SUBMISSION
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Policy of the conference (see details on the web site).
Moreover, mention that a paper is submitted to this special session.
CONTACTS
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Laurent Granvilliers (granvilliers@irin.univ-nantes.fr)
Eric Monfroy (monfroy@irin.univ-nantes.fr)
2, rue de la Houssinière
B.P. 92208
F-44322 Nantes cedex 3, France
phone: +33 2 51 12 58 51 / fax: +33 2 51 12 58 12

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Minisymposium on
functional differential equations and their applications.
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at the 4-th International Conference on
Parallel Processing and Applied Mathematics
(http://www.k2.pcz.czest.pl/~roman/ppam2001)
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Naleczow, Poland, September 9-12, 2001.
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GENERAL
There is a mysterious union between computer community, applied mathematicians
and pure mathematicians. Sometimes, they do not talk for ages with each other,
even during their whole meeting. But once they are apart, they realize that
what makes them rich is the glimpse at each other, the time they spent together...
TOPICS OF INTEREST
Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):
* various differential functional models
* ordinary and partial differential equations
with delays, deviations, integrals and advancing variables
* past, present and would-be applications of differential-functional equations
* well-posedness of problems (existence, uniqueness, continuous dependence)
* positive solutions, asymptotic behaviour, blow-up
* equations of mathematical biology, ecology, chemistry, physics, engineering,
finance
* mixed type equations and their applications
(differential-algebraic, differential-difference, with impulses)
* numerical treatment of differential-functional equations, FDM, FEM
* computer implementation of differential-functional equations
PROCEEDINGS/SUBMISSION
According to the general requirements of PPAM'2001 (see details on the web site).
Please, mention that a paper is submitted to this minisymposium.
CONTACT
Henryk Leszczynski (hleszcz@math.univ.gda.pl)
Institute of Mathematics
University of Gdansk
Wita Stwosza 57, 80-952 Gdansk
Poland
fax: +48 58 3414914
Elena Litsyn (elenal@wisdom.weizmann.ac.il)
Department of Mathematics
Ben-Gurion University
Beer-Sheva, Israel

**Computational and theoretical methods in hydrodynamics**

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at the 4-th International Conference on
Parallel Processing and Applied Mathematics
(http://www.k2.pcz.czest.pl/~roman/ppam2001)
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Naleczow, Poland, September 9-12, 2001.
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GENERAL
Why do people like spending the time over flowing water?
Just because it flows. Why do mathematicians spend a lot
of time on a simple equation like N-S? Perhaps for the
same reason. Once someone sees it he/she thinks it's easy.
After some years of thorough research he/she observes that
there is some problem in N-S, tries particular cases
(elliptic, parabolic, hyperbolic, ODE's), decomposes,
aproximates... and returns to Leray, Schauder, Chorin, Lions.
During the minisymposium we will present some problems
concerning the ship design and demonstrate computer
simulations.
TOPICS OF INTEREST
Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):
* theory and approximation of the Navier-Stokes equations
* stationary and nonstationary flows
* Hodge decomposition and consequences
* a priori estimates of solutions
* operator calculus and its implementation
* free-boundary-value problems
PROCEEDINGS/SUBMISSION
According to the general requirements of PPAM'2001 (see details on the web site).
Please, mention that a paper is submitted to this minisymposium.
CONTACT
Henryk Leszczynski (hleszcz@math.univ.gda.pl)
Institute of Mathematics
University of Gdansk
Wita Stwosza 57, 80-952 Gdansk
Poland
fax: +48 58 3414914
Jan Jankowski (J.Jankowski@prs.gda.pl)
Polish Register of Shipping
P.O. Box 445, 80-958 Gdansk
Poland
fax: +48 58 3460392