thedot Numerical Solution of Partial Differential Equations:
Theory, Algorithms and their Applications

Symposium in honor of Raytcho Lazarov’s 40 years research
in Computational Methods and Applied Mathematics

Sozopol, Bulgaria, June 7-8 2013


Aims and scope.  In broad terms, the symposium will focus on the design, analysis and implementation of maximally efficient numerical methods for computing numerical solutions to mathematical models of various phenomena of interest in applications in engineering and sciences. We will pursue two different but related directions. The first direction is on the theoretical aspects leading to provably efficient numerical methods and algorithms and the second direction will be on applications in sciences and engineering which benefit from these methods.

Location:   The symposium is associated with the 2013 edition of the Large Scale Scientific Computing conference and will take place in Sozopol, Bulgaria. Brief information about the picturesque town of Sozopol is found at this link from Wikipedia (the free encyclopedia).

The symposium is co-organized by:  Institute of Information and Communication Technologies (IICT),Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Center for Applied Scientific Computing, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, and Department of Mathematics, Penn State.

Program Committee:  Oleg Iliev (ITWM Fraunhofer, Kaiserslautern, Germany), Peter Minev (University of Alberta, Canada), Svetozar Margenov (Institute of Information and Communication Technologies, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences), Panayot Vassilevski (Lawrence Livermore National Lab, USA), Ludmil Zikatanov (Penn State, USA).

Proceedings:  Volume 45 of Proceedings in Mathematics and Statistics (published by Springer) contains the symposium proceedings. Information about this volume is found here. A glimpse at the table of contents is found here.

List of participants:  Show list of participants

  • James Adler (Tufts University, USA)
  • Immanuel Anjam (University of Jyvaskyla, Finland)
  • Emanouil Atanasov (IICT, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences)
  • Owe Axelsson (Institute of Geonics,ASCR, Czech Republic)
  • Blanca Ayuso de Dios (Centre de Recerca Matematica, Spain)
  • Constantin Bacuta (University of Delaware, USA)
  • Thomas Benson (Tufts University, USA)
  • Gergana Bentcheva (IICT, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences)
  • James Brannick (Penn State University, USA)
  • Fei Cao (
  • Carsten Carstensen (Humboldt Universitaet, Germany)
  • Panagiotis Chatzipantelidis (University of Crete, Greece)
  • Ivan T. Dimov (IICT, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences)
  • Stefka N. Dimova (Sofia University St. Kl. Ohridski, Bulgaria)
  • David Emerson (Tufts University, USA)
  • Krassimir T. Georgiev (IICT, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences)
  • Ivan G. Georgiev (IMI, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences)
  • Jay Gopalakrishnan (Portland State University, USA)
  • Gundolf Haase (University of Graz, Austria)
  • Clemens Hofreiter (Johannes Kepler University, Austria)
  • Qingguo Hong (RICAM, Austrian Academy of Sciences)
  • Xiaozhe Hu (Penn State University, USA)
  • Oleg P. Iliev (Fraunhofer ITWM, Germany)
  • Ivan Ivanov (Texas A & M University)
  • Nikola Kosturski (IICT, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences)
  • Johannes Kraus (RICAM, Austrian Academy of Sciences)
  • Ulrich Langer (Johannes Kepler University, Austria)
  • Raytcho D. Lazarov (Texas A & M University, USA)
  • Ivan D. Lirkov (IICT, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences)
  • Maria Lymbery (IICT, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences)
  • Svetozar D. Margenov (IICT, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences)
  • Peter D. Minev (University of Alberta, Canada)
  • Joseph Pasciak (Texas A & M University, USA)
  • Dirk Pauly (Universitat Duisburg-Essen, Germany)
  • Blagovest Sendov (Bulgarian Academy of Sciences)
  • Rosangela Sviercoski (IICT, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences)
  • Vidar Thomee (Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden)
  • Petr Vabishchevich (Nuclear Safety Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences)
  • Luben Valkov (Russe University "Angel Kanchev", Bulgaria)
  • Panayot S. Vassilevski (CASC, Lawrence Livermore National Lab, USA)
  • Umberto Villa (Lawrence Livermore National Lab, USA)
  • Yavor Vutov (IICT, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences)
  • Steffen Weisser (Saarland University, Germany)
  • Joerg Willems (RICAM, Austrian Academy of Sciences)
  • Irwin Yousept (TU Darmstadt, Germany)
  • Ludmil T. Zikatanov (Penn State University, USA)

Symposium program:  A pdf file with the updated program for the symposium is found here

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