The 2004 Workshop  on

Coupled Problems, Processes, and Phenomena:

Modelling, Control, and Analysis

The Hyatt Regency-Orlando, Florida, USA, June 30 - July 7, 2004

An embedded special session of 

The Fourth World Congress of Nonlinear Analysts

The International Federation of Nonlinear Analysts (IFNA)

Details of the CPPP Workshop Program are available


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Program Organisation 


The 2004 Workshop on Coupled Problems, Processes, and Phenomena (CPPP) is embedded into the Fourth World Congress of Nonlinear Analysts (WCNA-2004) which will be held in Orlando (Florida), USA from June 30, 2004 till July 7, 2004. Past WCNAs have been held in Tampa (Florida), the Athens (Greece), and Catania (Italy).


This workshop will concentrate on problems related to modelling, full and reduced-order approximations, control, and analysis of coupled nonlinear systems, phenomena, and processes. Many applied and engineering problems require dealing with coupled effects which are essential to a better understanding of complex systems behaviour. Appropriate tools to study such systems are based on systems of partial (deterministic and stochastic) differential equations expressing fundamental laws of physics. The workshop will focus on both physical coupling and algorithmic coupling, as well as on hybrid systems where continuous and discrete dynamics have to be treated concurrently. 

In many cases coupling requires dealing with interacting components which could be structures, fluids or solid media, while in other cases such interacting components could be given by several different fields such as mechanical and thermal, or electrical and mechanical, invoking a unification of two or more physical theories that have been considered separately before. Some such examples are provided by smart materials and structures technology based on new materials such as shape memory alloys, piezoelectrics, magneto- and electrorheological fluids, and magnetostrictive materials. 

We are interested in contributions dealing with modelling, numerical approximation, and analysis of such materials and structures. Many control systems, including those used in smart materials and structures technology, require dealing with coupled effects, and we are interested in contributions related to these issues which include control of distributed parameter systems. Papers on non-engineering applications of coupled systems (e.g., in biology, physics, and life sciences) as well as papers on the mathematical analysis of coupled systems, processes, and phenomena are equally welcome. 


Contributions to the Workshop on Coupled Problems, Processes, and Phenomena are welcome from mathematicians, scientists, and engineers to discuss new models, analysis, algorithm development, and applications of coupled systems, processes, and phenomena. The duration of each talk invited for the workshop will be 45 minutes. There will be 3 invited speakers presenting 1 hour talks.


Follow this link for details of the CPPP Workshop presentations and the abstracts of the talks (as of May 21, 2004).


The Congress will be held in Orlando (Florida), USA. Further details on the conference venue and details of accommodation are available at the Congress website.


All the essential information for authors related to registration is available at the Congress website.



Roderick Melnik
Mathematical Modelling,
MCI, Syddansk Universitet, DK-6400, Denmark
Ralph Smith
Center for Research in Scientific Computation, North Carolina State University, NC 27695, USA
Meir (Fiki) Shillor
Department of Mathematical Sciences, Oakland University, Rochester, MI 48309, USA
Phone: (45) 6550 1681
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