Sessions - Minisymposia

Procedures for the approval of a proposal for a Session-Workshop or Minisymposium

The organizer must provide:
1. A proposal for the organization of a Session-Workshop or Minisymposium.
2. A small description of his/her proposal (no more than 150 words).
3. A short CV.
4. Information about the procedures which will be followed for the promotion of that Session-Workshop or Minisymposium (the organizer is responsible for the promotion).
5. His/her full affiliations along with an e-mail adress for the submission of papers on the subject of the Session-Workshop or Minisymposium.

Attention Note: The maximum number of papers per author is four (4)

After the approval, the organizer will be the person responsible for the selection of the papers. The papers must be sent to the ICCMSE Secretariat until 1 April 2017. In the Proceedings of ICCMSE 2017 the Sessions-Workshops and Minisymposia will lie in a separate section of the Volume with a Preface created by the organizer. Occasionally, the organizer must inform us about the participation of his/her Session. If a Session consists of at least 6 registrations, the organizer will be granted free registration for ICCMSE 2017. If a Symposium consists of at least 10 registrations, the organizer will be granted free registration and have a part of the accomodation expenses covered.

If a participant wants to send a paper to a Symposium mentioned below, please use e-mail address(es) of the organizer(s).





1) Title: Computational Chemistry (CC)

Organizer: Taku Onishi, PhD (Chair), Department of Chemistry for Materials and MIE-CUTE, Mie University, JAPAN



Invited Speakers (Confirmed):

“Computational Chemistry (CC)” will be held as the main symposium in ICCMSE 2017.  Our aim is to offer an opportunity to build a scientific friendship through interdisciplinary discussion, between computational, experimental and theoretical chemists from all around the world. Outstanding active scientists will present their recent studies. The cooperation of emeritus professors is indispensable and very important. We look forward to seeing you in Thessaloniki.

  • Computational and Experimental Chemistry
  • Materials Science, Biological Science, Chemical Reaction
  • Theoretical Chemistry (Physics)
  • Quantum Theory, Method Development
  • Engineering
Homepage on this symposium:
2) Title: Metamaterials

Organizer: Dr. Tatjana Gric, Associate Professor, Department of Electronic Systems, Department of Telecommunication Engineering, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Vilnius, Lithuania and Semiconductor Physics Institute, Center for Physical Sciences and Technology, Vilnius, Lithuania

E-mail: Tatjana.Gric@Dal.Ca


The range of structures capable of supporting surface waves has been expanded due tothe invention of metamaterials with controllable electric and magnetic properties.

One of the key concepts of the physics of artificial composites (or metamaterials) for electromagneticwaves is the possibility to describe their properties by effective parameters derived under the assumptionthat the structural elements of such a metamaterial are much smaller than the radiation wavelength.Anisotropic metamaterials is one outstanding class of metamaterials. It is interesting tonotice that its material parameters are not scalars but tensors, with different values of the principlecomponents.

Due to this fact, the solutions of the dispersion relations possess elliptic or hyperbolicshapes. The outstanding properties of such anisotropic metamaterials are as follows: negativerefraction, super-resolution in the far-field through image magnification, and enhancedspontaneous emission. Thus, the goal of this Symposium is to describe the properties of differentmetamaterials. For instance, periodic metal-dielectric nanostructures open thewide avenues for applications. In addition, a lot of investigations have been done in the field ofanisotropic metamaterials, both experimentally and theoretically.


Invited Speaker: Professor Ortwin Hess

Leverhulme Chair in Metamaterials, Deputy Head, Condensed Matter Theory, The Blackett Laboratory, Department of Physics, Imperial College London, Prince Consort Road
London SW7 2AZ, United Kingdom
Presentation title: Active and chiral nanoplasmonic metamaterials.
3) Title: Computational Methods in the Analysis and Design of Buried Structures

Organizer: Antonio Miglio, Ph.D., P.Eng., M.ASCE, Hydraulic and Pipeline Consultant Engineer, Via Aldo Battaglia, 40, 87012 Castrovillari (CS), Italy


In recent years there have been considerable advances in the development and application of computational methods to analyze the behavior of buried structures. The Symposiumshould be focused on the analysis and design of buried structuresbased on computational methods and related validations.
The papers should clearly document the recent developments in computational methods.
Specific topics covered should include computational numerical methodsused to simulate the behaviorof buried structures; analysis and design of buried structures by computational numerical methods; non-linear behavior of buried structures; seismic response of buried structures.


4) Title: Molecular Neuroscience Models for Learning/Memory and DNA Expression

Organizer: Dr. Alfred(o) Bennun, Full Professor of Biochemistry, Emeritus - Rutgers University, University Connection Card/ID Office Information, 647 East 14th Street, Apartment 2G, New York, NY 10009-3158, USA


  • Models for synaptic plasticity applicable to short and long-term memory 
  • Simulations for control of neuronal DNA unzipping and transcription 
  • Relationships of receptors to neuronal differentiation and coding 
  • CREB (cAMP response element-binding) associated to learning and memory 
  • Models for development of neuronal network integrating the synthesis of neurotransmitters and membrane receptors 
  • Models for neuronal dysfunctions on the metabolic and behavioral response to stress
5) Title: Wearable Sensor Data Analytics (WSDA2017)

Organizers: Li Liu, Chongqing University, China, Lian Li, Hefei University of Technology, China and Li Cheng, A*STAR, Singapore


Recent years witnessed an explosive growth in wearable technology. A wearable device is essentially a tiny computer with sensing, processing, storage and communications capabilities. Research in on-body and worn computing environments is now turning to novel concepts to address the challenge of data processing and analysing. The WSDA2017 symposium addresses issues of data management in wearable sensor-based environments with a special focus on data processing. The goal of the symposium is to build a forum for researchers from academy and industry to investigate challenging and innovative research issues in the subject, which combines data analytics within on-body and worn environment and to explore creative concepts, theories, innovative technologies and intelligent solutions. We intend this symposium to act as an initial place where people from different areas can find a forum to discuss issues of data management and processing in new and emerging wearable sensor-based environments. Potential participants may come from communities on everything related to computing on the body: on-body sensing and sensor networks; wearables for professional use, mobile healthcare, or entertainment; wearability and interaction; and “on-the-go” uses of mobile devices and systems. , in order to present their state-of-the-art progress and visions on the various overlaps across those disciplines. 
Symposium Topics
  • Context recognition methods, including location awareness, activity recognition, cognitive-affective state recognition, and social context recognition 
  • Data fusion, sensor synergies, advanced machine learning and reasoning for context awareness
  • User modelling, user evaluation, usability engineering, user experience design 
  • Systems and designs for combining wearable and pervasive/ubiquitous computing
  • Wearable sensor-based activity recognition
  •  Wearable technology for social-network computing, visualization and augmentation
  • Wearables and smart-clothing in medicine, wellness, healthcare, to support disabilities, and to enable the elderly  
Symposium Format
About 10 – 12 papers will be accepted by this symposium under the reviews of at least 2 reviewers. This symposium will last for only 1 day. All participants with accepted papers will be able to present their works. There will be plenty of time for discussion of presentations and subsequent discussions in the symposium.
Structured Presentation and Discussion
In order to enable maximum interaction and constructive feedback, the presentation and discussion of papers will be structured. Each accepted paper must give a presentation in this symposium. And each presenter has 15 minutes for his presentation as structured following:
Presentation (10 minutes) 
The presenter gives a short presentation, focusing on the "best" part of the paper, or the most challenging one.  Each presenter must speak in English and use slides. 
Discussion with author (5 minutes) 
Now, everyone in this symposium has the opportunity to ask the presenter(s) questions for clarification, answer previous questions, and initiate further discussions that he/she wants to participate in.
At last, the Symposium will provide a group discussion session to allow participants to exchange their ideas, to share their findings.


Tentative Program Committee Member List

  • Darren Carlson, National University of Singapore, Singapore
  • Shiping Chen, CSIRO, Australia
  • Ching-Hsien Hsu, Chung Hua University, Taiwan
  • Zigang Huang, Arizona State University, United State
  • Jiong Jin, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
  • Jason Teutsch, National University of Singapore, Singapore
  • Guoxin Su, National University of Singapore, Singapore
  • Tingshao Zhu, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
6) Title: Frontier of Bio-molecular Simulations in Molecular Recognition and Single Molecule Spectroscopy

Organizer: Md Rejwan Ali, PhD, Assistant Professor, Dept of Physics, St Albert Hall B29, St John's University, 8000 Utopia Parkway, Queens, NY 10439, United States of America


Over the decades bio-molecular force field have been refined and matured to the extent of correlating   X-ray and NMR experiments  of secondary bio-macromolecular structure. However dynamics of bio-molecules inside cells is full of immense complexities and subtleties of interaction to be solely described by dynamics of classical molecular mechanics scheme. As the size of biological systems and the number atoms have been the biggest hurdles towards achieving such goals, yet few areas in contemporary computational biophysics are pushing frontiers in our understanding of macro-molecular details at the atomic level. In such scenario,  force spectroscopy, simulation-based advanced drug design and quantum information of bio-molecules are interesting new developing areas in coming time. 
  1. Force spectroscopy and molecular dynamics:  Growing number of computational works are providing strong corrlation of molecular dynamics with force spectroscopy  and Single Molecule Biophysics Studies. This exciting frontiers will bring rich information about dynamics of the bio-molecules.  
  2. Molecular Dynamics of membrane protein and drug-receptor: New force field in custom-built processors for  enhanced bio-computations capture unprecedented events in simulations that are greatly facilitating  bio-medical and drug design applications. 
  3. Quantum information in bio-molecular process:  This new area is substantiated by newly reported  exciting experimental findings of quatum information exchange in bio-logical process. That quantum information may play role in apparently irregular system like biological system is an interesting recent developments that promise lot future exciting findings.  
7) Title: Fractals

Organizer: Alexander Herega, PhD, DSc, Prof., Chief of Department of Computer Systems, Odessa National Academy of Food Technologies, Ukraine


The aim of the Symposium is consideration of original research reports and reviews on the recent research at Fractal Theory and Applications. 
Topics of primary interest include, but are not limited to:
  • Fractals and dynamical systems; 
  • Random fractals and stochastic processes; 
  • Structure and properties of stochastic fractals; 
  • Geometry of  fractals;
  • Fractal clusters; 
  • Multifractals;
  • Computer graphics;
  • Fractals in hydrodynamics;
  • Fractals in theory of polymers;
  • Fractals in chemical kinetics; 
  • Fractals as a multi-disciplinary approach.
8) Title: Computational Material Science

Organizer: Alexander Herega, PhD, DSc, Prof., Chief of Department of Computer Systems, Odessa National Academy of Food Technologies, Ukraine


Research of the relationships between the structure and properties of matter are the traditional problem of the science of materials. Understanding of the material as a complex system, attention to the specific characteristics of many-sided cooperation variously scaled structures, expands the possibilities of purposeful changes of the structure of the material in order to obtain new properties. 
Modern research has shown the essential role played by specific objects intermediate asymptotic – clusters – in shaping the properties of the material. As it is known, the percolation clusters substantially alter the processes of conduction, lead to the anomalous diffusion, determine the mechanical strength and corrosion resistance, impact on longevity, can lead to the occurrence of second order phase transition, and transformation of other physical, chemical and mechanical properties. 
The aim of this Symposium is to demonstrate of the recent advances in area of interdisciplinary research of the composite materials. 
Topics of primary interest include, but are not limited to:
  • Synergetic aspects of the formation of the structure of composite materials;
  • Multiphase systems;
  • Control of the properties of composite materials;
  • Dimensional effects;
  • Hierarchy structure of the material;
  • Transport processes in fractal systems;
  • Cluster formation;
  • Clusters as a structural factor;
  • Computer simulation of the structure of the material;
  • Kinetics of phase transformations of heterogeneous material;
  • Structure and properties of the interior borders of composites. 
9) Title: Percolation Theory

Organizer: Alexander Herega, PhD, DSc, Prof., Chief of Department of Computer Systems, Odessa National Academy of Food Technologies, Ukraine


The percolation theory is section of probability theory, which has multiple applications in natural and engineering sciences. The percolation theory, deals with the special features of the appearance and evolution as well as the properties of clusters arising in stochastic processes. 
The generated percolation structures cardinally modify the material: a structural phase transition occurs in it, jump-like increase of the correlation length takes place, the object symmetry and other parameters change, thus leading to changes in physical-chemical and mechanical characteristics of physical bodies. A stable interest of specialists in percolation structures that is observed in the last decades can be easily explained by the obvious significance of the study of critical phenomena. Such clusters modify substantially the conductivity processes, affect the kinetics of chemical reactions, define the mechanical strength and corrosion resistance, and lead to abnormal diffusion and other phenomena. Therefore, in percolation studies one usually investigates both the cluster system of the physical body and its impact on the object in general simultaneously. 
The percolation theory represents adequate mathematical tools and the possibility of physical description of phenomena, caused by the appearance of connected (quasi-connected) domains having typical body dimensions, i.e., percolation clusters of arbitrary nature: phases, defects, interfaces, etc. 
The aim of the Symposium is consideration of original research reports and reviews on the recent research at Percolation Theory. 
10) Title: Fluid Dynamics

Organizer: Asso. Prof. Dr. Zied DRISS, HDR, Ph.D, Engineer, Associate Professor at National School of Engineers of Sfax, Project Chief at Laboratory of Electromechanical Systems, Laboratory of Electromechanical Systems (LASEM), National School of Engineers of Sfax (ENIS), University of Sfax (US), B.P. 1173, Road Soukra, 3038, Sfax, Tunisia, Cell: + 216 97 589 202, Tel.: + 216 74 274 409 (Office: 380 - Laboratory: 115), Fax: + 216 74 275 595 

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The aim of the proposed Symposium is to collect original research articles as well as review articles on the most recent developments and research efforts in Fluid Dynamics, with the purpose of providing guidelines for future research directions.
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Environmental Fluid Dynamics
  • Multiphase Fluid Dynamics
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Fluid-Structure Interaction
  • Aerodynamics
  • Hydrodynamics
  • Thermodynamics
  • Heat and Mass Transfer
  • Combustion
  • Rotating Flow
  • Reacting Flow
  • Compressible Flow
  • Jet and Wake Flow
  • Non-Newtonian Flow
  • Boundary Layer Flow
  • Turbulence Theory
11) Title: Advances in Financial Systems' Modelling and Control

Organizer: Dr. Gerasimos Rigatos, Unit of Industrial Automation, Industrial Systems Institute, 26504, Rion, Patras, Greece


Call for papers:
Research on Modelling, estimation and control of Financial Systems aims at new results and findings on control and estimation problems for economic systems and for statistical validation of computational tools used for financial decision making. The use of state-space models in financial engineering will allow to eliminate heuristics and empirical methods currently applied in decision making procedures for finance. On the other side it will permit to establish methods of fault-free performance and optimality in the man-agement of assets and capitals and methods assuring stability in the functioning of financial systems (e.g. of several financial institutions and of the banking sector).
A first objective is to solve in a conclusive manner problems associated with the control and stabilization of nonlinear and chaotic dynamics in financial systems, when these are described in the form of nonlinear ordinary differential equations. Next, another objective is to solve in a conclusive manner problems associated with the control and stabilization of financial systems governed by spatiotemporal dynamics, that is systems described by partial differential equations (e.g. the Black-Scholes PDE and its variants). 
Moreover, research on modelling and control of financial systems aims at solving the problem of filtering for the aforementioned types of financial models, that is of estimation of the entire dynamics of the financial systems when using limited information (partial observations) obtained from them. Finally, research in the area aims at solving in a conclusive and optimal manner the problem of statistical validation of computational models and tools used to support financial engineers in decision taking.
Research on modelling, estimation and control of financial systems comes to address the need about decision making in finance that will be no longer based on heuristics and intuition but will make use of computational methods and tools characterized by fault-free performance and optimality.Through the synergism of systems theory and machine learning methods research in the area can offer solutions, in a conclusive manner, to the following key problems met in financial engineering:
  •  control and stabilization of financial systems exhibiting nonlinear and chaotic dynamics,
  •  control and stabilization of financial systems exhibiting spatiotemporal dynamics described by partial differentia equations
  • solution to the associated filtering problems, that is estimation of the complete dynamics of the aforementioned complex types of financial models with the use of limited information extracted out of them
  • elaborated computational tools for the assessment of risk in financial systems and for the optimized management of capitals and assets
  • statistical validation of decision support tools used in finance, such as forecasting models and models of financial systems dynamics.
The research area of financial systems modelling and control is ample and possibly one can note more topics. However, the aforementioned application examples are quite descriptive about the state-of-the-art in the field. Prospective authors are requested to submit their articles, until the 1st of March 2017 to:
Dr. Gerasimos Rigatos, Unit of Industrial Automation, Industrial Systems Institute, 26504, Rion Patras, Greece, email:
12) Title: Failure Analysis of Thick Composite Structures

Organizer: Hamidreza Yazdani Sarvestani, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada


Failure analysis of a composite structure is often a complex task. Three reasons are mentioned for such a complexity. First of all, the governing equations for a composite structure are much more complicated than those of the structures made of isotropic materials. Second, as the material and structure are made at the same time, many more parameters are involved.
As such, parameters involved in fabrication including temperature, pressure, humidity, time and quality control can play a significant role in the physical and mechanical properties of the material and, as a result, the behavior of the structure.
Finally, a major source of intricacy is the layerwise failure of composite materials. In fact, as soon as a layer fails, a sort of delamination happens or a crack propagates in the plies, material properties and sometimes the governing equations could be different. This readily adds a lot of complexity to the failure analysis of thick composite structures. 
13) Title: Computational Methods in Economics and Nature Use

Organizers: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Aleksandr N. Medvedev and Assoc. Prof. Dr. Marina A. Medvedeva, Department of Systems Analysis and Decision Making, Graduate School of Economics and Management, Ural Federal University, and Institute of Industrial Ecology UB RAS, Ekaterinburg, Russia


Minisymposium is dedicated to the discussion of development and practical application of computational methods and information technologies in such important spheres of human activity as economics and nature use.
The papers should describe the newly created models and methods, as well as  particular examples of their use for the evaluation, analysis and forecasting of indicators of the economy, natural resources usage and environmental quality at different levels (from local to global).
Topics to be covered:
  • Computer models, methods, algorithms;
  • Software Tools, Information Systems, Web Applications;
  • Modeling and Simulation of Complex Systems;
  • Artificial neural networks;
  • Data Mining;
  • Computer Science and Education.
14) Title: Nonlinear System Identification and Command 

Organizer: Prof Adil BROURI, AEEE Department, L2MC Laboratory, IMSM Team, ENSAM, Moulay Ismail University, Morocco


The symposium deals with the identification of nonlinear systems. Particular interest will be devoted to nonlinear systems structured in blocks. The considered models can involve memory nonlinear operators. This conference will be also devoted to command and nonlinear control. In this context, one can notice several types of commands, eg. sliding mode, Backstepping, etc.  


15) Title: Recent Developments in Photovoltaics

Organizer: Dr. Anura Samantilleke, Centro de Fi­sica, Universidade do Minho, Portugal


Tremendous advances outside the photovoltaic industry in nanotechnologies, photonics, optical metamaterials, plasmonics and semiconducting polymer sciences offer the prospect of cost-competitive photovoltaics based on new science and concepts.
The realisation of such cost-competitiveness however requires energy conversion values of solar cells to be double or triple the current record values of 15–20%. Tandem cells provide the best-known example of such high-efficiency approaches, where the efficiency is increased merely by adding more cells of different band gap to a stack. However, there are alternative integrated approaches that potentially offer similar efficiencies to that of an infinite stack of tandem cells.
This symposium will explore recent developments in computational and theoretical modelling (from Density-Functional Theory computations, quantum modelling to Mathematics and Numerical Modelling), as well as experimental studies of Materials for Energy Harvesting,


16) Title: Thermodynamics and Sustainable Process Development

Organizer: Hassan Nezammahalleh, Faculty of Chemical Engineering, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran


17) Title: Advanced Codes in Nuclear Power Plant Safety Analysis: Development, V&V and Application

Organizer: Dr. Peng Zhang, Compound No.29, North 3rd Ring, Xicheng District, Beijing, China, 100029


This symposium call for papers about the latest research results on development, verification & validation and application of systematic and computational fluid dynamics codes on nuclear reactor safety subjects. Calculation algorithm, simulation about reactor accident scenario, code validation with integral and separate effect experiment are all welcome.