The sixteenth conference on the Mathematics of Finite Elements
and Applications will be held at
Brunel University and will
18 - 21 June 2019
Further information will follow soon. If
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The aim will again be to bring together workers from different
disciplines who have a common interest in the analysis or application
of finite element and related methods, and to promote wider awareness
throughout the community of the latest developments in the field.
We welcome participation relating to all aspects of numerical PDE's
including, for example,
FEM/BEM and related applications and analysis
porous Media, sub-surface flow, fracking
multiscale, coupled and multi-Physics problems
meshless methods, hydrocodes
biomedical and bioengineering modelling
reduced basis methods
CFD, structural mechanics and electromagnetism
dynamics and impact, structural integrity
smart/complex materials, metamaterials
free surface flows, waves and acoustics
localisation and regularisation
The following have all agreed to give plenary lectures at MAFELAP 2019.
- Franco Brezzi - The Babuska Lecture,
Istituto di Matematica Applicata e Tecnologie Informatiche Enrico Magenes del C.N.R.
- George Dulikravich - The Zienkiewicz Lecture,
Mechanical and Materials Engineering, Florida International University
- Omar Ghattas - The Oden Lecture,
ICES, The University of Texas at Austin
- Ralf Hiptmair,
Seminar of Applied Mathematics, ETH Zurich
- Paul Houston,
Mathematics, University of Nottingham
- Andrey Jivkov,
School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering, The University of Manchester
- Ricardo Nochetto,
Department of Mathematics and Institute for Physical Science and Technology,
University of Maryland
- Jennifer Ryan,
Mathematics, University of East Anglia
- Robert Scheichl,
Institute for Applied Mathematics, University of Heidelberg
- Mini-symposium proposals - currently being accepted (see
- Abstract submission by 3rd May 2019
- Early-bird registration by 8th April 2019
- Normal registration by 20th May 2019
- Application for refunds 13th May 2019 (£50 fee)
- The conference: 18 - 21 June 2019
Registration and fees
The fees for MAFELAP 2019 are:
- £370.00 - early bird fee, payment before 8th April 2019 (including morning
coffee, lunch and afternoon tea)
- £410.00 - normal fee, payment from 9th April 2019
- £200.00 - bona fide research students*
- £295.00 - residential Fee - 3 nights 18, 19, 20 June including bed,
breakfast, buffet(18), dinner(19), conference dinner(20)
- £79.00 - extra residential fee, inclusive of evening snack, bed and breakfast, Monday 17 June
- £58.00 - extra residential fee, bed and breakfast Saturday 15 June
- £58.00 - extra residential fee, bed and breakfast Sunday 16 June
- £58.00 - extra residential fee, bed and breakfast Friday 21 June
- £58.00 - extra residential fee, bed and breakfast Saturday 22 June
- £51.00 - dinner (with wine) for non-resident, Tues 18 June
- £33.00 - dinner (no wine) for non-resident, Wed 19 June
- £65.00 - Conference dinner for non-resident, Thurs 20 June
* Students will be required to give details of their supervisor who will then
be asked for a supporting email.
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Previous Recent MAFELAP Conferences
For interest the links to the past two conferences are
Call for Abstracts
To submit an abstract please follow the guidelines available here in
source. A skeleton LaTeX file is provided within the verbatim
environment in that source file or, alternatively, a sample LaTeX file is provided
here (right click and 'save as')
which you can amend for your
needs. The appearance of the header part of the
formatted output will be quite poor - this
will be improved at this end when we collate the details
so please do not change this part of the LaTeX structure.
Each talk will be allocated a 25 minute slot in total. We suggest
that you use 20 minutes to talk and leave the last five for questions.
Due to timetabling and conference scheduling constraints,
payment of the registration fee includes just one mini-symposium or parallel session
presentation. Exceptionally, and with prior agreement of the CONFERENCE organisers,
one delegate may give two such presentations but we can offer no automatic guarantee
that this agreement can be made. Even if it is we will not be able to constrain the
timetable beyond ensuring that the two presentations don't clash.
To propose a mini-symposia for
please send an email to
email@example.com with your name, those
of any intended co-organizers, and a tentative title.
There is no formal review process - we will follow the practice
of previous years and encourage the running of any mini-symposia
related to the general MAFELAP themes and areas of interest.
Mini-Symposia planned to date
So far the following have been proposed.
- Recent development and applications of discontinuous Galerkin methods
Jennifer Ryan (University of East Anglia, UK),
Ethan Kubatko (Ohio State University, USA).
- FE for moving boundary problems: current approaches and applications
Kundan Kumar (University of Bergen, Norway),
Malgorzata Peszynska (Oregon State University, USA),
Florin Radu (University of Bergen, Norway).
- Advances in Space-Time Finite Element Methods
Markus Bause (Helmut Schmidt University, Germany),
Florin A. Radu (University of Bergen, Norway).
- FE analysis for optimal control problems
Thomas Apel (Universität der Bundeswehr München, Germany),
Arnd Rösch (Universität Duisburg-Essen, Germany).
- Theoretical and computational advances in polygonal and polyhedral methods
Simon Lemaire (INRIA, France)
Paola Antonietti (Politecnico di Milano, Italy),
Andrea Cangiani (University of Leicester, UK),
Franco Dassi (University of Milan-Bicocca, Italy),
Daniele A. Di Pietro (University of Montpellier, France),
Simon Lemaire (Inria, France).
- Novel adaptive discretization schemes for variational inequalities
Gerhard Starke (Uni. Duisburg-Essen, Germany),
Andreas Schröder (Uni. Salzburg).
- The Mathematics of Hybrid Particle Mesh Methods
Matthias Möller (TU Delft),
Robert Jan Labeur (TU Delft),
Deborah Sulsky (Uni. New Mexico, USA).
- Adaptive and property preserving finite element methods
Fleurianne Bertrand (Universität Duisburg-Essen, Germany),
Pavel Bochev (Sandia National Laboratories, USA),
Jörg Schröder (Universität Duisburg-Essen, Germany).
- Recent advancements in p and hp Galerkin methods
Lorenzo Mascotto (University of Vienna, Austria),
Alexey Chernov (University of Oldenburg, Germany),
Zhaonan Dong (Unviersity of Leicester, UK).
- Unfitted Finite Element Methods: Analysis, Algorithms and Applications
Christoph Lehrenfeld (University of Göttingen),
Erik Burman (University College London, UK),
Andre Massing (Umea University, Sweden),
Arnold Reusken (RWTH Aachen University, Germany).
- Numerical methods in structural mechanics and for higher order problems
Norbert Heuer (Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile),
Neela Nataraj (IIT Bombay, India),
Antti Niemi (University of Oulu, Finland),
Mira Schedensack (Universität Münster, Germany).
- Recent developments in the numerical approximation of transport equations
Matthais Schlottbom (University of Twente, Netherlands),
Herbert Egger (TU Darmstadt, Germany).
- Numerical Methods for Wave Problems in Complex Materials
Vrushali Bokil (Oregon State University, USA),
Nathan Gibson (Oregon State University, USA),
Simon Shaw (Brunel University London).
- Numerical methods for nonlocal problems
Bangti Jin (University College London, UK),
Buyang,Li (Hong Kong Polytechnic University).
- Numerical methods for viscoelastic problems
Masato Kimura (Kanazawa University, Japan),
Hirofumi Notsu (Kanazawa University, Japan),
Simon Shaw (Brunel University London).
- Recent advances in goal-oriented adaptivity
Sara Pollock (Univerity of Florida, USA),
Natasha Sharma (University of Texas at El Paso, USA).
- Finite element methods for efficient uncertainty quantification
Alex Bespalov (University of Birmingham, UK),
David Silvester (University of Manchester, UK).
- Shape Optimization: Theory and Practice
Alberto Paganini (University of Oxford, UK),
- Numerical Methods for Phase Field Fracture Problems
Thomas Wick (Leibniz Universität Hannover, Germany),
Winnifried Wollner (Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany),
Laura de Lorenzis (Technische Universität Braunschweig, Germany).
- Space-Time Methods for Wave Problems
Ulrich Langer (Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria),
Olaf Steinbach (TU Graz, Austria),
Christian Wieners (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany).
- Finite Element Methods for Multiphysics Problems
Sander Rhebergen (University of Waterloo, Canada),
Aycil Cesmelioglu (Oakland University, USA),
Jaap van der Vegt (University of Twente, The Netherlands).
- High Performance Finite Element Techniques
Carola Kruse (Cerfacs, France),
Martin Kühn (Universität zu Köln, Germany),
Marcus Mohr (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany).
- Higher order finite/spectral element methods for partial differential equations
Akhlaq Husain (BML Munjal University, India),
Arbaz Khan (University of Manchester, UK).
- PDE Eigenvalue Problems: Computational Modeling and Numerical Analysis
Christian Engstrom (Umea University, Sweden),
Stefano Giani (Durham University, UK),
Nilima Nigam (Simon Fraser University, Canada),
Xuefeng Liu (Niigata University, Japan),
Jeffrey Ovall (Portland State University, USA).
- Design and analysis of finite element methods: compatibility and robustness
Christian Kreuzer (TU Dortmund, Germany),
Emmanuil Georgoulis (University of Leicester, UK and NTUA, Greece),
Pietro Zanotti (TU Dortmund, Germany).
- Numerical Methods for Continuum Solvation
Benjamin Stamm (RWTH Aachen University, Germany),
Filippo Lipparini (University of Pisa, Italy)
- High-frequency wave problems in heterogeneous media
Euan Spence (Bath, UK)
Serge Nicaise (Universite de Valenciennes, France),
Stefan Sauter (Zurich, Switzerland).
- Analysis and simulations of coupled-bulk-surface PDES with applications to Biology
Anotida Madzvamuse (University of Sussex, UK),
Fred Vermolen (TU Delft, Netherlands).
- Development in efficient and compatible algorithms for porous media phenomena
Shuyu Sun (King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia),
Todd Arbogast (University of Texas at Austin, USA),
Huangxin Chen (Xiamen University, China),
Ivan Yotov (University of Pittsburgh, USA).
- Numerical methods for optics and photonics
Youngjoon Hong (San Diego State University, USA),
David Nicholls (University of Illinois, Chicago, USA).
- Multiscale problems and their numerical treatment
Guanglian Li (Imperial College London, UK),
Patrick Henning (KTH, Sweeden).
- Meshless numerical methods
Rade Vignjevic (Brunel University London, UK),
Tom De Vuyst (Brunel University London, UK),
James Campbell (Brunel University London, UK).
- Advances in Integral Equations
Timo Betcke (University College London, UK),
David Hewett (University College London, UK),
Sam Groth (Cambridge University, UK),
Garth Wells (Cambridge University, UK).
Contact and Committee Information
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aim to arrive at London Heathrow airport (6 miles from Brunel).
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