|DATE:||OCTOBER 4-6, 2011|
|ORGANIZERS:||Ivo Babuška (University of Texas, Austin, USA)|
|Ted Belytschko (Northwestern University, USA)|
|JS Chen (University of California, Los Angeles, USA)|
|Michael Griebel (Universität Bonn, Germany)|
|Wing Kam Liu (Northwestern University, USA)|
|Marc Alexander Schweitzer (Universität Stuttgart, Germany)|
|Harry Yserentant (Technische Universität Berlin, Germany)|
|Dr. Christian Rieger|
|IMPORTANT DATES:||JULY 15, 2011 EARLY REGISTRATION AND ABSTRACT SUBMISSION|
|AUGUST 15, 2011 CONFIRMATION AND PROGRAM|
|TRAVEL:||Information on Travel and Hotels|
The numerical treatment of partial differential equations with meshfree discretization techniques has been a very active research area in recent years. While the fundamental theory of meshfree methods has been developed and considerable advances of the various methods have been made, many challenges in the mathematical analysis and practical implementation of meshfree methods remain.
Meshfree methods, particle methods, and generalized finite element methods have undergone substantial development since the mid 1990s. The growing interest in these methods is in part due to the fact that they are very flexible numerical tools and can be interpreted in a number of ways. For instance, meshfree methods can be viewed as a natural extension of classical finite element and finite difference methods to scattered node configurations with no fixed connectivity. Furthermore, meshfree methods have some advantageous features which are especially attractive when dealing with multiscale phenomena: A-priori knowledge about particular local behavior of the solution can be introduced easily in the meshfree approximation space, and an enrichment of a coarse scale approximation with fine scale information is possible in a seamless fashion. The implementation of meshfree methods and their parallelization however requires special attention, for instance with respect to numerical integration.
This symposium aims to promote collaboration among engineers, mathematicians, and computer scientists and industrial researchers to address the development, mathematical analysis, and application of meshfree and particle methods especially to multiscale phenomena. While contributions in all aspects of meshfree methods are invited, some of the key topics to be featured are
The workshop will be held at the University Club of the University Bonn in downtown Bonn.
The conference fees are:
The conference fee includes the handbook of printed abstracts, admission to all sessions and receptions. The conference fees are to be paid in cash on site. There will a banquet as part of the social program of the workshop.