The 2008 WCCM/ECCOMAS Workshop  on

Mathematical Modeling and Numerical Simulation of Coupled Multiphysics Systems in Nano- and Biotechnologies

Venice Convention Center, Italy, June 30 - July 4, 2008


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The 2008 Workshop on Mathematical Modeling and Numerical Simulation of Coupled Multiphysics Systems in Nano- and Biotechnologies (CMSNB) is embedded into the 8th World Congress on Computational Mechanics and the 5th IACM/ECCOMAS Congress which will be held at the Venice Convention Center, Italy from June 30, 2004 till July 4, 2008. This workshop continues a series of the workshops, focusing on different aspects of coupled systems, processes, and phenomena. The series was initiated in 2004 in Montreal, Canada.


Further progress in nano- and biotechnologies relies at a large extent on the development of novel and reliable mathematical models and efficient and accurate computational tools. This minisymposium aims at bringing together applied mathematicians, computational scientists,  physicists, biologists and engineers to discuss multiphysics mathematical models and numerical methodologies for their solution, in the context of existing and new applications of such models in nano- and biotechnologies.  Although analytical techniques can often provide a good insight into the problem, in most cases the complexity of the models necessarily requires to adopt numerical approaches for their solution. Hence, a major focus of this minisymposium is on the development of efficient computational tools for the numerical analysis of such models, on the development of new models, and on their applications in the rapidly developing areas of nano- and biotechnologies. This includes, but is not limited to, new technologies based on low-dimensional semiconductor nanostructures, nanotubes, bio-and nanoelectronics, interaction of nanoobjects with DNA, tissue engineering, systems biology based technologies, and technologies that may assist clinical studies and disease treatments.  Mathematical problems arising in this context have often a multiphysics nature and are characterized by the simultaneous presence of several widely varying spatial and temporal scales. In most cases, the associated mathematical models are described by coupled systems either of differential/difference and/or integral equations which require efficient computational techniques for their solution. This minisymposium will address challenges related to the solution of such problems and will provide a forum to the researchers working in this field, encouraging interdisciplinary collaborations.


By invitation from the organizers. There will be 2 keynote talks. The rest of the talks will be of 20 minutes duration. The workshop will consist of 3 sessions.


Follow this link for details of the CMSNB Workshop presentations and the abstracts of the talks.


The Congress will be held at the Venice Convention Center, Italy. 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
M2NeT Laboratory,
Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo,
ON, Canada, N2L 3C5
Riccardo Sacco
Dipartimento di Matematica ``F. Brioschi'', Politecnico di Milano, 20133 Milano, Italy
Phone: +1-519 6550 1681
E-mail: rmelnik at wlu dot ca
Phone: +39 02 2399 4540
E-mail: riccardo.sacco at polimi dot it


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