The conference will include:

Framework conference programme:   PDF
Full conference programme:   PDF

Invited speakers

  • Oliver Ernst
    Uncertainty quantification for PDE models
    Technische Universität Chemnitz, Germany

  • Pavel Krejèí
    Hysteresis modeling in piezoelectric and magnetostrictive materials
    Institute of Mathematics of the Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague, Czech Republic

  • Vít Prùša
    Thermodynamics of viscoelastic rate-type fluids and its implications for stability analysis
    Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic

  • Daya Reddy
    Convergent approximations for near-incompressible and near-inextensible transversely isotropic elasticity
    University of Cape Town, South Africa

  • Sergey Repin
    Reliable quantitative analysis of incompressible media problems
    University of Jyväskylä, Finland   &   V.A. Steklov Institute of Mathematics of the Russian Academy of Sciences, St. Petersburg, Russia

  • Ulrich Rüde
    Parallel algorithms for solving finite element systems with a ten trillion unknowns
    Friedrich-Alexander-University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany

  • Yousef Saad
    Numerical linear algebra for data-driven applications
    University of Minnesota, USA

  • Joachim Schöberl
    NGSolve - A framework for advanced finite element methods
    Vienna University of Technology, Austria


A minisymposium is a session consisting of four or more contributions on a topic of current importance within the framework of the conference aims. The organisers invite submissions of proposals of minisymposia. The deadline for submission of the proposals is March 15, 2019. The proposals should be sent to the conference email

Minisymposia will be organised in two-hour blocks, which can be extended if necessary. The division of two-hour blocks into talks is provided by organisers of minisymposia. The division can be equal (typically 30 minutes for each talk) or unequal (for example a longer keynote lecture followed by several shorter contributions).

The minisymposium organisers should provide a short abstract describing the focus of the minisymposium. Minisymposia contributions can be invited by minisymposium organisers or selected from the contributed lectures.

Already accepted minisymposia:

  • Recent advances in robust and efficient preconditioning methods (devoted to Owe Axelsson on the ocassion of his significant birthday). Organizers: Johannes Kraus, Yousef Saad, Radim Blaheta. Contacts and abstract: PDF.

  • Reliable numerical methods in structural mechanics and flow problems. Organizers: Sergey Repin, Jaroslav Haslinger, Stanislav Sysala. Contacts and abstract: PDF.

  • Numerical methods for massively parallel computations. Organizers: Peter Arbenz, Erin Carson, Jakub Šístek. Contacts and abstract: PDF.

  • Uncertainty quantification in boundary, initial, engineering, and other problems. Organizers: Jan Chleboun, Oliver Ernst. Contacts and abstract: PDF.

  • Modelling of coupled processes in porous media and other multiphysics problems. Organizers: Radim Blaheta, Johannes Kraus, Maria Lymbery. Contacts and abstract: PDF.

  • Challenging computations in complicated materials (extended deadline for registration until the end of June 2019). Organizers: Jan Blechta, Michal Habera, Karel Tùma. Contacts and abstract: PDF.

Industrial workshop

The aim of the workshop, which will be held in two days partly as plenary and partly in parallel with the main conference programme, is to foster cooperation between industry and mathematicians working in academia. The form of the workshop will include at least two possibilities:

  • Presentations of successful collaborative projects and demands for solving challenging industrial or applied problems. It is encouraged that each presentation will consist of a pair of talks given by a representative of industry and a mathematician. Nevertheless, it is also possible that a presentation is provided by one speaker. Besides the mathematical and industrial perspectives, the speakers are encouraged to describe the genesis and evolution of their project as well as their experience and perceived benefits of mutual collaboration.

  • Presentation of modelling software (either commercial or non-commercial) that utilises and/or plans to utilise new achievements in mathematical modelling methods and is capable to solve non-standard extra demanding problems from science and technology. A particular interest should be devoted to coupled processes, multiscale problems, adaptivity, optimization, or parallel implementation. The presentation should demonstrate interconnectivity among the requirements of modelling, development of software, and need for research in mathematical methods.

The participation of representatives of industry exclusively in the workshop is for free. For industrial partners it is possible to ask individually for the arrangement of an extra presentation of the company and its requirements for mathematical modelling.

Poster session

Posters should be prepared in arbitrary format within the maximal dimensions 90 x 130 cm (width x height). The recommended poster format is A0 portrait.

Poster session will start by flash poster introduction to stimulate and attract the audience to view the posters and to discuss the research with the authors later. All poster authors are kindly requested to prepare 1 - 2 slide(s) in PDF format and present a very short talk (2 minutes MAX), which should focus only on the main aim of the research and only mention the key findings.

Do not forget to deliver the poster presentations to organizers before September 18, 2019. The presentations should be delivered on USB flash drive or by the conference email

Preliminary programme

The preliminary conference programme will be updated according to the number of lectures and minisymposia.

Monday registration • conference opening (14:00) • plenary lectures • Welcome Reception
Tuesday plenary lectures • workshop Industrial applications of mathematical modelling • parallel sessions
Wednesday parallel sessions and minisymposia • continuation of workshop Industrial applications of mathematical modelling
guided tour around Olomouc • Gala Dinner at the Town Hall
Thursday plenary lectures • parallel sessions and minisymposia • poster session • Farewell Dinner
Friday parallel sessions • conference closing • lunch