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 and Dr. Pierluigi Siano,  Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Salerno, Italy


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


On the basis of sustainability definition by World Commission on Environment and Development in 1987, the sustainable development calls for a new approach towards sustainable economic growth. The chemical process engineers should seek for a convergence between economic development, social equity, and environmental protection.
This approach to chemical process design is only possible by a thorough understanding of the different design alternatives and by acting on the complex interconnections that exist between the economy, environment, and society. Thermodynamic principles are important tools in gaining this comprehensive understanding of the problem and in designing chemical processes in an objective oriented way.
For years, researchers from all around the world used thermodynamic principles for the optimization of different chemical processes in order to maximize the process efficiency and to minimize the environmental damage.
The application of thermodynamic principles is not limited only to the optimization of the processes, but it can also be applied in finding novel design strategies with ways of improvement in the process yield.
To gain a better understanding of these fundamentals, this symposium was scheduled and your articles in this regard are highly welcome.

Instruction for the participants of the symposium:

1. The papers for the symposium should be prepared in the similar format of AIP conference proceedings. The .doc template files and users guide can be downloaded here. LaTeX guidelines and style files can be downloaded here

2. Each speaker has 30 min time to present his/her core findings in the symposium, and 10 min would be left at the end of each presentation for discussion on the subject matter.

3. After acceptance of the papers for the presentation in the symposium, the participants can send their full papers (at least 12 pages and maximum 20 pages) to the (1)  Journal of Numerical Analysis, Industrial and Applied Mathematics (JNAIAM) (ESCMSET), Journal of Computational Methods in Sciences and Engineering, and Applied Mathematics & Information Sciences,  papers can be send directly to Professor Simos, and (2) Journal of Mathematical Chemistry: via the Editorial Manager with a cover letter in which they will inform that this paper was presented within ICCMSE 2017.

All papers of this symposium will be published in a separate section of the special volume on AIP conference proceedings.

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.
18) Title: Video Segmentation

Organizer: GANG JUN TU, Department of Agroecology - Entomology and Plant Pathology, Forsøgsvej 1, 4200 Slagelse, Denmark and Department of Animal Science - Behaviour and stressbiology, Blichers Allé 20, building G20, 3067, 8830 Tjele, Denmark


Video segmentation is a basic step in many video processing applications and aim at automating the extraction of an object from a series of video frames.  As well-known, there are three major problems in video segmentation: 1) Light change; 2) Dynamic background; 3) Motionless foreground.
The aim of the symposium is to collect original research articles on the most recent developments and research efforts in video segmentation.  The new algorithm/modelling should be developed to deal with these requirements under conditions, where the lights are often changed and the backgrounds seldom are stable as well as the foreground object is usually motionless. The papers will be accepted under 2-3 peer reviewers. All participants with accepted papers will be able to present their works. There will be plenty of time for discussion of your presentations in the symposium.
Wavelet transform has emerged as a particularly powerful tool for image processing. The authors are encouraged to use wavelet theory, but it is absolutely not required.
19) Title: Computational Intelligence and Machine Learning for Engineering Applications

Organizer: Dr K Sathish Kumar, Associate Professor, School of Electrical Engineering, VIT University, Vellore.Tamilnadu.India-632014


Recently there has been a spurt in the utility of computational intelligence and machine learning techniques by industries and research organisations worldwide since these tools provide powerful avenues for condition monitoring, security, reliability and diagnosis of  various issues that emerge during real time applications.
This workshop aims at providing the participants an opportunity to acquire deeper insights into mathematical concepts and divergent yet vital applications related machine vision, condition monitoring and diagnosis, bio-informatics, control engineering etc.
Detailed aspects such as feature extraction & its relevance, clustering techniques, time-sequence and its relevance to dynamic recognition of applications, etc is planned to be deliberated during the course of this symposium. 


20) Title: Computational Simulation in Mining Engineering, Mineral Processing and Metallurgy

Organizer: Jianhua Chen, Ph.D., Professor in the College of Resources and Metallurgy, Guangxi University, China


This symposium mainly focus on the  computational simulation in  mining, mineral processing, metallurgical process and related subjects.


21) Title: Computational Methods in Transport, Dissipation Phenomena, Percolations, Damage, Fracture and Fragmentation

Organizer: Prof. D. Sc. Lucas Máximo Alves, GTEME – Grupo de Termodinâmica, Mecânica e Eletrônica dos Materiais, Departamento de Engenharia de Materiais, Setor de Ciências Agrárias e de Tecnologia, Universidade Estadual de Ponta Grossa, Av. Gal. Carlos Calvalcanti, 4748, Campus UEPG/Bloco CIPP – Uvaranas – Ponta Grossa-PR, Brasil, CEP. 84030.900, 84031-510


The study of transport phenomena and dissipation is quite broad and involves phenomena ranging from the simple heat transfer and dissipation until percolation phenomena, damage, fracture and fragmentation. 
In all they can occur both mass transit and power dissipation.
In these phenomena are included  the fracture, heat dissipation in irregular fractal geometries and study formation and dissipation of fractal structures and dielectric breakages, etc. 
For many of them the results is the generation of irregular patterns and structures that can only be described thoroughly by fractal geometry. 
In this way various phenomena of physics and engineering are being revisited in the search for a new interpretation and a more authentic description in terms of Theory Fractal and Multifractal. 
Thermodynamics Modeling Nonequilibrium and mathematical techniques such as mapping as of Fractal and Multifractal structures developed in the areas described above allow to study various phenomena (in addition to the mechanical properties of the fracture) presenting the formation of dissipation and irregular structures standards. 
The vision of this symposium is present the use of computational methods to validate the mathematical theory used in the description of these phenomena. 
This Symposium has sought to present the rapid development of these areas through its publications, contributing to a new proposal of understanding and mathematical description of the phenomena mentioned above. 
The accreditation purpose of this symposium is give continuity to the research in these areas
22) Title: Computational Methods for Aeroelasticity

Organizer: Mehdi Vahdati, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Imperial College London, Exhibition Road, London SW7 2AZ, United Kingdom and Sina Stapelfeldt, Department of Mechanical Engineering , Imperial College London, Exhibition Road, London SW7 2AZ, United Kingdom


Aeroelasticity plays an important role in a range of engineering applications; wind turbines, aero-engines and gas turbine blades, aircraft wings and slender bridges all deform under aerodynamic loads.
Because the aerodynamic loads are coupled with the structural deformations, computational methods must model both the structural and aerodynamic behaviour simultaneously.
Computational aeroelasticity has seen significant development over the past decades. Approaches range from semi-analytical methods, over linear approximations to fully coupled methods with high-fidelity models of the flow physics and structural mechanics.
This symposium is intended as a forum to exchange recent achievements in the development and application of computational aeroelasticity. 


23) Title: Computational Methods in Modeling and Simulation of Organic and Inorganic Semiconductor Devices

Organizer: Prof. Yingquan Peng, Institute of Microelectronics, College of Optical and Electronic Technology, China Jiliang University, Hangzhou 310018, China; and Institute of Microelectronics, School of Physical Science and Technology, Lanzhou University, Lanzhou,730000, China (partial time)


The symposium will concentrate on the computational methods related in modeling and simulation of organic semiconductor devices like OLED, OPVs, OPDs and OFETs, as well as inorganic semiconductor devices based on crystal, thin film and nano materials.


24) Title: 1st International Symposium on Computer Science and Information Technology (virtual minisymposium)

Organizer: Dr. Martin Kotyrba – Chairman, Assoc.Prof. Eva Volna – vice-chairman, Dr. Vladimir Bradac, Assoc. Prof. KaterinaKostolanyova, Assoc. Prof. HashimHabiballa, Dr. Martin Zacek, University of Ostrava , Department of  Informatics and Computers, 30. dubna 22, 70103 Ostrava, Czech Republic and University ofOstrava, Department ofInformation and Communication Technologies, Fráni Šrámka 3, 709 00 Ostrava - Mariánské Hory Czech Republic 


Computer science isthe study ofthetheory, experimentation, and engineeringthatformthebasisforthe design and use ofcomputers. Itisthescientific and practicalapproach to computation and itsapplications and thesystematic study ofthefeasibility, structure, expression, and mechanizationofthemethodicalprocedures (oralgorithms) thatunderlietheacquisition, representation, processing, storage, communicationof, and access to information. Information science and EDU is to mediatenewfindings and approachesofexperts in thefieldof ICT application not only in Education. 
  • Computerscince
  • Informationsystems
  • Computergraphics, Image Processing, Computer Vision
  • Information technology
  • Web Ontologies, Deductions, OWL
  • Adaptive E-learning
  • Didacticprinciplesof ICT supportedinstruction
  • Learningapplications, eLearning and examinationwiththe use of ICT
  • Computerbasedinstruction in natural, technical and socialsciences
  • Virtuallearningenvironment
  • Computernetworks
  • Databases and databasessystems
  • Information and knowledge management
25) Title: Numerical Modeling, Experimentation and Design Practice for Masonry Structures in Seismic Prone Areas

Organizer: Prof. Gabriele Milani, Associate Professor, Department of Architecture, Built environment and Construction engineering ABC, Technical University of Milan, Piazza Leonardo da Vinci 32, 20133 Milan, Italy


The numerical and experimental assessment as well as the mechanical modeling and design practice of masonry structures in seismic areas is still an open issues, which involves several disciplines, fields of expertise and approaches. The aim of the present mini-symposium is the dissemination of works in progress and recent results obtained by means of the most up-to-date mechanical research focused on masonry subjected to horizontal loads.
A broad blend of scientific contributions is welcome, with the aim of favoring exchange among theoreticians and practitioners active in different fields. In particular, original works dealing with the experimental, numerical and theoretical analysis of single structural elements (as for instance piers, spandrels, arches and walls) or entire structures should represent the core of the mini-symposium.
Particular emphasis will be given to the structural safety assessment against earthquakes and on both experimental and numerical analyses of the structural behavior of masonry reinforced with both traditional (e.g. steel bars, plates and grids) and innovative (FRP strips and NSM bars) techniques. Technical applications on case studies and built heritage preservation are finally welcome. 
26) Title: 2nd Symposium on Computational Combustion

Organizers: Lucia Russo, Istituto di ricerche sulla Combustione, Consiglio  Nazionale delle Ricerche, Piazzale Tecchio 80, 80125, Napoli, Italy and Gaetano Continillo, Dipartimento di Ingegneria, Università deli studi  del Sannio, Palazzo ex INPS, 2° piano Piazza Roma, 21 - 82100 Benevento, Italy


As a consequence of the increasing complexity of scientific and engineering combustion problems, and in view of the growing performance of computing platforms, advances in computational algorithms may have a strong impact on the development of combustion science and its applications. The symposium on Computational combustion is aimed at bridging the most advanced numerical and computational techniques, to address accurate modelling and analysis of complex phenomena arising in combustions physics and its technological applications.
The themes of the symposium include, but are not limited to:
  • Nonlinear dynamics and instabilities in combustion and reacting systems
  • Analysis of massive data from imaging of combustion systems
  • Modelling and dynamics of flames
  • Kinetic mechanisms and their reduction techniques
  • Turbulent combustion 
  • CFD modelling 
  • Heterogeneous combustion 
  • Analysis and control of wildland fires
  • Industrial fires 
  • Numerical methods for reacting flows
  • High-performance computational methods
  • Detonations and explosions
27) Title: Cluster and Classification Mining in Sciences and Engineering (Virtual Symposium)

Organizer: Dr. Xiao Zhong, Ph.D. in mathematics with emphasis in statistics, Missouri University of Science and Technology, USA; Ph.D. in computer science and technology, Zhejiang University, China


Data mining or big data analytics is a research field that has attracted more and more attention in the passing thirty years. Based on the purpose of data mining or big data analysis, researchers have developed this broad field into mining for clusters, classes, association rules, etc. Among them, the cluster and classification mining are focused on analyzing large amounts of historical data that are stored in the well-developed database or data warehouse or that can be directly collected from the experiments or the real life in order to divide anynew data with the same format as the historical data into certain number of groups. If these historical data are not labeled in advance, such groups obtained are called as clusters and the mining process is referred as cluster mining accordingly. Otherwise, such groups are called as classes and the corresponding mining procedure can be recognized as classification mining. Since there are all kinds of data that are generated and observed in sciences and engineeringmore easily nowadays, researchers or decision makers are eager to draw useful conclusions or make forecasts more accurately and efficiently about the unknown future based on the grouping information hidden in the historical data. 
This symposium is aimed for helping researchers from various majors exchange their deeper insights and present their newly developed and advanced algorithms while reviewing the previous achievements about the cluster and classification mining.  
The themes of the symposium include, but are not limited to:
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Bayesian analysis
  • Dimensionality reduction
  • Image processing
  • Machine learning
  • Multivariate data analysis
  • Optimization
  • Pattern recognition
  • Regression analysis
  • Time series analysis
  • Dimensionality reduction
  • Simulation
28) Title: Computational Data Analysis and Numerical Methods

Organizer: Luís M. Grilo, Unidade Departamental de Matemática e Física, Instituto Politécnico de Tomar and Centro de Matemática e Aplicações (CMA), FCT-UNL, Portugal


The aim of the symposium is to bring together researchers with different backgrounds and interests in all aspects of Computational Data Analysis and Numerical Methods. All researchers, academicians, practitioners, as well as students interested in these knowledge areas are invited to submit original unpublished results to the peer review for publication and presentation. 
Statistical applications, especially with real data, are very welcome, namely in Natural Sciences, Life Science, Human and Social Sciences, Engineering, Education, Tourism and Sports.
29) Title: Logic Synthesis and Control Systems

Organizers: 1. Prof. Dariusz Kania, Silesian University of Technology, Institute of Electronics, ul. Akademicka 16, 44-100 Gliwice, Poland, tel. +48 32 237 22 86, fax. +48 32 237 22 25. 2. Józef Kulisz, PhD, Silesian University of Technology, Institute of Electronics, ul. Akademicka 16, 44-100 Gliwice, Poland, tel. +48 32 237 13 16, fax. +48 32 237 22 25, 3. Remigiusz Wiśniewski, PhD, University of Zielona Gora, ul. prof. Z. Szafrana 2, 65-516 Zielona Góra, Poland, tel.: +48 68 328 22 48, 4. Grzegorz Bazydło, PhD, University of Zielona Gora, ul. prof. Z. Szafrana 2, 65-516 Zielona Góra, Poland, tel.: +48 68 328 22 48

E-mail:;;; g.bazydlo

Complexity of modern digital circuits makes “manual” designing at a low level of abstraction practically unfeasible. A human designer must be supported by appropriate software tools, which can “translate” the desired function into a structure consisting of logic gates, and/or equivalent primitive elements available in the target technology. This process of automatic designing is usually divided into two stages: logic synthesis, and technology mapping.
Logic synthesis is the crucial stage, providing the bridge between design description and technology mapping. As the result of the logic synthesis process a solution is generated, which is a structure of appropriately interconnected logic gates, flip-flops, LUTs, etc. Typically, the synthesis is performed for an objective function, such as minimizing the number of logic blocks (area), delay of interconnection, minimizing the power consumed, or making the implementation more testable. Logic synthesis utilizes very specific mathematical apparatus, e. g. set theory, and various kinds of graphs.
A control system can in general be considered as a device, or a group of devices, which control operation of other devices or systems. Control systems include industrial control systems, traffic and vehicle control systems, building automation, biological control systems, and many others. In the highly “digitalized”, and “automatized” modern world, control systems influence virtually all aspects of human life. Constantly growing complexity of control systems, and their importance and impact on human society, require new ideas, innovative approaches, and methodologies of their design, and implementation. Since modern control systems are very often designed as a part of an Internet of Things (IoT) infrastructure, it also applies security mechanisms and applications. Cryptographic algorithms and methods are applied to secure the communication and devices themselves.
The aim of the symposium is to provide a platform for discussion on recent research results, technology trends, developments, and achievements in the fields of logic synthesis, and control systems, together with security aspects.
  • Logic Synthesis for Programmable Logic Devices
  • Logic Controller Design
  • Programmable Logic
  • Control Units and Control Systems
  • Microprocessor-based Control Systems
  • Embedded Systems
  • Petri Net-Based Digital Design
  • Security of Applications and Control Systems
  • Hardware-Software Co-Design
  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Cryptology (Software and Hardware)
30) Title: Signal Analysis and Calculation in Power Systems

Organizers: Dr. Zhesheng Jiang, R&D Center, Parker Hannifin Corporation and Prof. Genping Wang, Shenzhen Polytechnic Institute


The Symposium includes the following topics:
  1. Power system signal modeling 
  2. Electric power equipments and their signal characteristics extraction 3. Applications of wavelet transform in power signal
  3. Fault diagnosis of electric power equipment and location information analysis
31) Title: Cyber Physical Systems (CPS)

Organizer: Dr. Ali Mahani, Department of Electrical Engineering, Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman


Cyber-Physical Systems are considered as secure and safe interacting networks of physical and computational components. These systems will provide reliable foundation of our critical infrastructure, form the basis of emerging smart services, and improve our quality of life in many areas.  CPS will help us to improve the personalized health care, emergency response, traffic flow management, electric power generation and delivery.
Other related CPS technologies are:
Embedded systems in which the emphasis tends to be more on the computational elements, and less on an intense link between the computational and physical elements, Internet of Things (IoT), Industrial Internet, Smart Cities, Smart Grid, "Smart" Anything (e.g., Cars, Buildings, Homes, Manufacturing, Hospitals, Appliances)
The topics of interests include but are not limited to:
  • Smart Systems (IoT, Smart Cities, Smart Grids, …)
  • Embedded systems (Safety, Security, Fault Tolerance and Reliability, …)
  • Advanced infrastructure and intelligent systems
  • Wireless and mobile medical devices and networks
  • Robotics, autonomous and VANets
  • Low-power and energy efficient circuits and technologies
  • Sensor design and novel sensing devices
  • Other technologies or applications related to CPS
32) Title: International Symposium of Computational and Mathematical Modeling of Biology and Medicine Targets

Organizers: Professor Dilson Silva, PhD – Applied Mathematics Department, Computer Sciences Graduation Program and the Medical Sciences Graduation Program, State University of Rio de Janeiro, Rua São Francisco Xavier, 524 sala 6020 D, 20550-900 - Rio de Janeiro / Brazil, Phone & Fax +55(21)34960298 and Professor Celia Martins Cortez, PhD - Applied Mathematics Department, Computer Sciences Graduation Program and the Medical Sciences Graduation Program, State University of Rio de Janeiro, Rua São Francisco Xavier, 524 sala 6020 D, 20550-900 - Rio de Janeiro / Brazil, Phone & Fax +55(21)34960298


Panoramics: This is the fourth edition in which we are successfully organizing the symposium, providing an adequate space to present research results, share experiences and join students & scientists interested in discussing about computational tools and mathematical methods applied to diverse theoretical and experimental aspects of biological and medicine targets. In previous editions of the conference we have been focusing a group of  themes, here conserved, such as biomarkers for environmental assessment, morphometric measurements in biomarkers, enzymatic evaluation in organisms, spectroscopic techniques in pharmacokynetics studies of drugs,  the Stern-Volmer Theory related to the ligand binding to proteins, modeling in molecular neurobiology, systems and behavior neurobiology and the biophysics of bio-membranes. We are now introducing some other topics which enlarge the span of the symposium, covering a broad diversity of new themes. We invite you, once involved with studies in one of following topics, to expose your demand to the symposium, even your work has not yet considered using computer tools.    
Current Topics:
  • Advances in Ligand Binding Models: covering topics such as alternative models for ligand binding to proteins, mathematical and computational processing of spectroscopic data, computational approaches in the study of ligand binding to transport proteins and exploring binding characteristics of novel drugs, among others. The aim is to discuss interactions in a wide range of systems, from those such as pollutants and natural products to synthetic pharmaceutics and novel biological therapeutics, including here the so called aptamers and other oligonucleotide/protein compounds.  Chair: Dr. Sotiris Missailidis – PhD in Biological Chemistry at the University of York, UK, Lecturer at The Open University, UK.  
  • Biomarkers of Environmental Contamination: covering topics such as biomarkers in ecotoxicology, biomarkers in animal models, environmental prognostics, modeling biomarkers in environmental risk assessment, developing new mathematical and computational models for biomonitoring. Chair: Professor Raimunda Nonata Fortes Carvalho Neta – PhD in Biotechnology, Professor at Department of Chemistry and Biology, State University of Maranhão, Brazil.     
  • Modeling in Neurobiology: covering topics related to the computational modeling in molecular neurobiology, the computational modeling in cellular neurobiology, systems and behavior neurobiology, modeling in brain neurophysiology, biological rhythms and dynamics models, arousal, attention and emotion modeling in biophysics of bio-membranes and molecular systems biology. The aim is to discuss about advances in the use of computational methods and models applied to Neurobiology. Our expectation is to offer opportunities for all who are working in themes related to the neural world.  Chair: Professor Maria Clícia Sterling de Castro – PhD in Computer Sciences, Professor at Computer Sciences Graduation Program, State University of Rio de Janeiro / Brazil.
33) Title: 1st Symposium on Computational Simulation and Experimental Analysis of Hygrothermal Phenomena in Historical Building Envelopes

Organizer: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Zuzana Hlaváčová, Department of Physics, Faculty of Engineering, Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra, Tr. A. Hlinku 2, 94976 Nitra, Slovak Republic


The overall degradation of a historical building material or structure can be expressed, in the simplest way, by a qualitative or numerical indicator of the global condition level which determines the loss of performance of the considered material, building part or the whole building under its climatic environment over time. Hygrothermal phenomena are responsible for a substantial part of degradation processes particularly in the cold regions, where water condensation and freezing belong to the main deterioration mechanisms. The load-bearing structures and surfaces are parts of a historical building where the assessment of the degradation level is most significant. The interface between structure and surface layer is another important point because if the adhesion of both layers is compromised, whole parts of surface layer can be detached. Computer simulation is a powerful tool for an assessment of the degradation level of a particular historical material or structure. However, the quality of input data presents a critical factor for the achievement of reliable results. Therefore, in any analysis of the environmental impact on the degradation of historical masonry computational simulations and experimental measurements are supposed to be done together.
The symposium brings together mathematicians active in numerical analysis and applied mathematics on one side, and experimental physicists and materials engineers working in the field of hygrothermal analysis and degradation of historical materials on the other.
The main topics include but are not limited to:
  • Characterization of environmental impact on historical masonry
  • Computational modeling of hygrothermal processes in historical building envelopes
  • Determination of input parameters for computational analyses
  • Experimental investigation of hygrothermal processes 
  • Computer-aided service life estimates