The 2014 WCCM Workshop/Minisymposium on

Computational Modeling of Multiphysics/Multiscale Coupled Processes in Biological and Nanotechnological Systems

Barcelona, July 20 - July 25, 2014

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The 2014 Workshop/Minisymposium on Computational Modeling of Multiphysics/Multiscale Coupled Processes in Biological and Nanotechnological Systems is embedded into the 11th World Congress on Computational Mechanics (WCCM2014). This Congress is organized by IACM and ECCOMAS jointly with two other conferences: the 5th European Conference on Computational Mechanics (ECCM V) and the 6th European Conference on Computational Fluid Dynamics (ECFD VI). The event will be held in Barcelona from July 20 till July 25, 2014.


Further progress in studying bio- and nanotechnological systems relies on the development of novel and reliable mathematical models and efficient and accurate computational tools. The main objectives of this minisymposium are centered on bringing together applied mathematicians, computational scientists,  physicists, biologists and engineers to discuss multiphysics/multiscale mathematical models and numerical methodologies for their solution, focusing on coupled processes in bio- and nanotechnological systems.

This minisymposium is aimed at exploring the links between Life Sciences and Nanotechnology. The key to success in this ambitious endeavor lies with the observation that "material" devices and "in vivo" biological systems often share common structures, functioning and driving mechanisms. In this perspective, the use of appropriate mathematical and computational models to better understand such mechanisms, and even predict possible collateral (undesired) effects, becomes increasingly important. It contributes further to the development of novel bio- and nanotechnologies, as well as to our better understanding of physiology and pathologies of biological systems. 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.

Key words: biological systems, bio- and nanotechnologies, computational methods, coupled processes.


There will be 2 keynote lectures (by invitation from the organizers, 30 minutes each). The rest of the talks will be of 20 minutes duration. Download Call for Papers.


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


The Congress will be held at the Palace of Congresses of Catalonia. 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.



Giovanna Guidoboni
Indiana University - Purdue University,
Indianapolis, IN, 46202, USA,
Roderick Melnik
M2NeT Laboratory, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, ON, Canada, N2L 3C5
Riccardo Sacco
Politecnico di Milano,
20133 Milano, Italy
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Phone: +1-519 884 0710 (ext. 3662)
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