2019 SIAM Conference on Analysis of Partial Differential Equations

The 2019 SIAM Conference on Analysis of Partial Differential Equations will be held in La Quinta, California, USA from December 11-14, 2019.

The primary goal of this conference is to bring together scientists and mathematicians working in partial differential equations and related fields. Contemporary challenges raised by recent advances in engineering, industry, and bio-technology, will be confronted with state-of-the-art mathematical and computational tools in PDE. Some of the topics covered in this meeting can be found in the list of themes below. Advanced graduate students and young researchers are encouraged to participate. Limited funding is available for graduate students and recent PhDs.

Invited Plenary Speakers



The conference organizers strongly encourage and welcome minisymposium proposals on analytical and numerical aspects of partial differential equations with a wide variety of applications. The deadline for submission of minisymposium proposals is May 13, 2019.

The deadline for application for SIAM Student Travel Awards and for SIAM Early Career Travel Awards is May 27, 2019.

The deadline for the submission of contributed lecture, poster, and minisymposium presentation abstracts is June 10, 2019.

Further information on these and other aspects of conference participation is available from the SIAM Conference website.

Other Upcoming Conferences of Interest

  • Modeling of Crystalline Interfaces and Thin Film Structures: A Joint Mathematics-Physics Symposium.
    ESI, Boltzmann Lecture Hall (Vienna, Austria). November 11-15, 2019.

    MOTIVATION: The analysis of crystalline interfaces, such as thin films and grain boundaries, is crucial for the design, development, and application of various modern materials. During the epitaxial growth of thin films and the self-assembly of crystalline nanostructures, multi-scale phenomena take place and the microscopic morphology strongly impacts the material macroscopic properties. Any progress in the modeling of interface-pattern formations carries in principle the potential for a significant technological impact.

    AIM: The workshop aims at presenting the state of the art and the most recent advancements in the derivation, validation, and implementation of reliable models for the characterization of interface crystalline morphologies. New results will be presented both at the analytical and at the experimental level. On the one hand interface morphologies will be analytically characterized as minimizers of configurational energies in the framework of the Calculus of Variations or as solutions of evolutionary PDEs. On the other hand solutions and challenges encountered in experiments when growing supported nanostractures for example by Molecular Beam Epitaxy (MBE) and Pulsed Laser Deposition (PLD) will be presented.

  • Recents Trends in Stochastic Analysis and SPDEs.
    Department of Mathematics of the University of Pisa, Italy. July 18-20, 2019.
    Deadline for registration is June 15, 2019. A poster session is also planned and submissions are welcome: if you are interested, please send a title and an abstract to spdespisa@gmail.com.

  • Scale Space and Variational Methods in Computer Vision (SSVM 2019).
    Hofgeismar, Germany. June 30 - July 4, 2019.
    SSVM is a biannual meeting in the area of Computer Vision and Image Analysis. SSVM focuses especially on multiscale analysis of image content, partial differential equations, geometric and level-set methods, variational methods, and optimization.

  • Workshop on New Trends in Variational Models: From Superconductors to Liquid Crystals.
    Fields Institute, Toronto, Canada. June 17-21, 2019.
    This workshop will be held in recognition of Peter Sternberg's contributions to the calculus of variations on the occasion of his 60th birthday. The main focus of the workshop will be to discuss new trends and techniques in the variational analysis of a wide range of mathematical problems. These problems will include:
    • Modeling of phase transitions and structural defects in superconducting materials, micromagnets, and liquid crystals.
    • Models of self-assembly and collective behavior of many-particle interactions, such as biological swarms, granular media.
    • Geometric variational problems related to shape optimization with connections to materials science.
    • Nonlinear PDEs and gradient flows such as curvature evolutions and interface dynamics.
    Singular perturbation theory and Gamma-convergence techniques form a common thread connecting these topics. The workshop will also include a poster session highlighting the work of graduate students and postdocs.

  • Workshop on Data Science and Optimization.
    University of Washington, Seattle, USA. June 17-18, 2019.
    Graduate students and junior researchers are invited to register for an NSF-sponsored workshop on Data Science and Optimization to be held at University of Washington. The workshop is held in conjunction with the conference “Applied Mathematics: The Next 50 Years,” which follows it, June 19-21, 2019.

    Student registration is free. Participants may qualify for $500 partial funding by emailing their CV and statement of interest to apmevent@uw.edu before 5/1/19. They should arrange for one letter of reference to be sent directly to this address on their behalf as well. Female students and students from underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. Decisions about participant support will be made on a rolling basis as applications arrive and are evaluated.

    Workshop participants are welcome to attend the succeeding conference, and they are encouraged to present a poster during the poster session/buffet on 6/19/19.

  • New trends and challenges in the mathematics of optimal design.
    Isaac Newton Institute, Cambridge, UK. June 10-14, 2019.
    The optimal design of structures and materials has recently undergone a burst of activity due to simultaneous progress in methods for the manufacture of new materials and their design, such as the development of additive manufacturing and of mathematical methods for topology optimization.The workshop will present the most recent results and challenges in this area and provide an exchange forum for mathematicians, scientists and engineers interested in various applications, having in common the need for optimizing designs, in particular their material properties, shapes and topologies. This workshop is part of the “Mathematical design of new materials” programme, which runs from January-June 2019.

  • Oberwolfach Seminar: Beyond Numerical Homogenization.
    Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach. Oberwolfach, Germany. June 9-15, 2019.
    The program consists of courses on numerical homogenization and its ramifications (multiresolution analysis, fast multilevel solvers, kernel methods, computational statistics, uncertainty quantification, eigenvalue problems, Gaussian process regression and statistical numerical approximation). It will also include daily sessions providing opportunities for research on open problems and unexplored areas. Attendance is free, but places are limited and application is required.