The 27th Biennial Numerical Analysis Conference

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Strathclyde are proud to host the 27th edition of the Biennial Numerical Analysis Conference from 27th to 30th June 2017.


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Invited speakers

The following distinguished researchers have accepted invitations to deliver plenary lectures at the conference:

  • Don Estep, Colorado State University
  • Philip Gill, UCSD
  • David Gleich, Purdue University
  • David Keyes, KAUST
  • Christian Lubich, Universität Tübingen
  • Ilaria Perugia, University of Vienna
  • Gerlind Plonka-Hoch, Universität Göttingen
  • Valeria Simoncini, Universit di Bologna
  • Andrew Stuart, Caltech
  • Endre Süli, University of Oxford
  • Françoise Tisseur, University of Manchester
  • Anna-Karin Tornberg, KTH

The A R Mitchell lecture will be given by Andrew Stuart.

The Fletcher-Powell lecture will be given by Philip Gill.


All attendees are invited to submit an abstract for a talk to be delivered during a parallel session. Please note that individuals are limited to one presentation, either a minisymposium talk or a contributed talk.

Abstracts can be submitted via the registration page for approval by the organising committee and will normally be reviewed within one week. The deadline for submitting abtracts for contributed talks is 30th April 2017.

Talks are fifteen minutes long with an additional five minutes for questions/discussion.

When submitting an abstract please use this template (1k, tex).


A number of minisymposia will be scheduled during the parallel sessions. Each minisymposium should consist of a multiple of three 20 minute talks.

If you are interested in organising a minisymposium, in any branch of Numerical Analysis or a cognate area, please contact the conference committee.

  • Please supply the title of your proposed minisymposium along with a brief abstract and a tentative list of speakers.
  • Please note that individuals are limited to one presentation, either a minisymposium talk or a contributed talk.
  • Organisers are encouraged to ensure that the speakers represent a broad spectrum of research experience.
  • Authors will advised of acceptance of proposals by email shortly after submission.
  • The deadline for submission of minisymposium topics is 31st March 2017.
  • Abstracts from contributors should be submitted by April 30th 2017.

Numerical modelling with Freefem++

Organiser: Victorita Dolean (Strathclyde), Pierre-Henri Tournier (Paris VI)
List of speakers: Heather Yorston (Strathclyde), Marcella Bonazzoli (Nice), Pierre-Henri Tournier (Paris VI), Ionut Danaila (Rouen), Frédéric Hecht (Paris VI), Antoine Le Hyaric (Paris VI)
Abstract: FreeFem++ is a free software package for the numerical simulation of parallel differential equations in two and three dimensions using the finite element method. The software is based on a high level language that allows users to write the numerical formula in a similar form to the mathematical formula resulting in a drastically reduced development without a sacrifice in performance. The purpose of this mini symposium is to show a wide spectrum of recent research using FreeFem++. Topics include computational electromagnetics, inverse problems, quantum mechanics or first order linear system of convection-diffusion problems.

Numerical Methods for Interface and Multiphysics Problems

Organiser: Gabriel Barrenechea (Strathclyde), Heiko Gimperlein (Heriot-Watt)
List of speakers: Leonardo Baffico (Caen), Cheherazada Gonzales (Strathclyde), Heiko Gimperlein (Heriot-Watt)
Abstract: Multiphysics and interface problems have gained considerable momentum in the last few years. This is especially true for problems involving friction and contact, where new numerical approaches have been proposed over the last few years. These developments have opened the door to new applications and techniques. The purpose of this mini symposium is then to explore and confront some recent advances in numerical methods for interface and contact problems in fluid and solid mechanics, and in fluid/solid interaction problems.

The Leslie Fox Prize in Numerical Analysis

The 18th IMA Leslie Fox Prize meeting will take place at Strathclyde University on Monday June 26th, the day before the Biennial conference starts. The Leslie Fox Prize competition is for the young rising stars of Numerical Analysis and has since 1985 been won by many at the top of our field today. If you'd like to attend then you can inform us when you register for the main meeting. There is there is no charge for attendance at the Leslie Fox Prize meeting.

More details on the meeting can be found here.


Standard package: £300

Lunches from Tuesday to Friday
Evening meals on Tuesday and Wednesday
Conference Dinner on Thursday
Refreshments throughout the conference
4 nights Bed and Breakfast accommodation Single room
Monday - Thursday

Non-resident package: £150

Lunches from Tuesday to Friday
Evening meals on Tuesday and Wednesday
Conference Dinner on Thursday
Refreshments throughout the conference
No accommodation

Additional options

£43 - Bed and breakfast on Sunday 25th June
£43 - Bed and breakfast on Friday 30th June
£150 - Additional non-resident package for accompanying person
£45 - Conference dinner for an additional accompanying person/guest


£250 - Full registration with donation, includes donation of early bird discount to Dundee Numerical Analysis Fund. This fund is used to provide partial support for some students, and participants from countries with limited resources, to attend the meeting.

£175 - Full registration, includes early bird discount of £75.

£100 - Student registration, includes early bird discount of £75.