11th International Conference
on Applied Mathematics


APLIMAT 2012

February Ā 7 - 9, 2012, Bratislava

About the Conference

APLIMAT Conferences started in Bratislava, Slovakia, in 2001; from then on, they have grown from 42 papers to 186 papers in 2011; from 67 participants to 196 participants (17 countries) in 2011. Nowadays, the conference has become an international forum where researchers and practitioners examine key issues in the field of applied mathematics and in the field of pedagogical methodology in mathematics education at technical and economics universities. As well as participants from universities and industries share ideas, knowledge and experiences among different disciplines.

Purpose

The purpose of Aplimat Conference is to promote discussions and interactions between researchers and practitioners focused on disciplinary, interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary issues, ideas, concepts, theories, methodologies and applications. We are particularly interested in fostering the exchange of concepts, research ideas, and other results which could contribute to the academic arena and also benefit business and the industrial community.

What is Aplimat 2012?

Aplimat 2012 is an international forum for scientists and engineers, researchers and educators, theoreticians and practitioners in the fields of applied mathematics. The forum focuses onto specific disciplinary research, and also on multi-, inter-, and trans-disciplinary studies and projects. One of its aims is to relate disciplines, fostering analogical thinking and, hence, producing input to the logical thinking.

Conference fields

- Algebra and its application
- Differential equations and their applications
- Engineering applications and scientific computations
- Financial and actuary mathematics
- Fuzzy mathematics and its applications
- Geometry and its application
- Mathematics and Art
- Modeling and simulation
- New trends in mathematics education
- Statistical methods in technical and economic sciences and practice

A Metaphor

Through Aplimat conferences, we are trying to relate the analytic thinking required in focused conferenceĀ“s sessions, with the synthetic thinking required for analogy development, which calls for multi-focus domain and divergent thinking. We are trying to promote synergic relationships between analytically and synthetically oriented minds, that could be found between left and right brain hemispheres, by means of the corpus callosum. Then, Aplimat conference might be perceived as a forum, trying to bridge analytically and synthetically oriented efforts, convergent and divergent thinking, and focused specialists and non-focused or multi-focused generalists.

Why Aplimat 2012?

There are many good focused conferences in any of the Aplimat Conference major themes. There are also very good conferences even in the more specific areas that are included in the major themes of Aplimat Conference. There are also good general conferences, which have a wider scope and are more comprehensive.All these conferences have their typical audience. Aplimat 2012 will bring together a large variety of participants, so participants with a focused research will be able to:

  1. Present their focused research in a specific area for scholars/researchers specialized in their field discipline and, perhaps, for specialists from other related disciplines and generalists with a more comprehensive intellectual outlook.
  2. Get feedback from researchers with the same specific background, as is typical for focused conferences.
  3. Get possible feedback from scholars/researchers in related disciplines, thereby opening the possibility of analogy development, new applications to/from different disciplines, business or industrial areas; and, possibly, new models for re-visiting some of their research problems from a different point of view.
  4. Organize sessions where papers from related areas are presented, in order to increase the probability of getting the benefits mentioned in (3).
  5. Attract speakers with a wider intellectual interest in order to get a more comprehensive conceptual framework and to give context to their research efforts.

This would allow specialists and focused researchers to see the forest besides the tree of their discipline, and to be aware of the neighbouring trees. Aplimat 2012 participants with non-focused or multi-focused research or with a comprehensive intellectual, industrial or business interest will be able to:

  1. Present their research, ideas, reflections, new concepts or industrial innovations to a similar or a specialized audience, so suggestions about possible improvements could emerge and possibly new research or development projects could come out into view.
  2. Present ideas that would require multi-disciplinary or interdisciplinary efforts to be researched or developed in action-research programs.
  3. Constitute international, multi- and/or inter-disciplinary teams or workgroups in order to conduct research requiring synergic relationships among different kinds of abilities, cognitive styles, intellectual faculties and/or research/industrial interests.
  4. Create new research areas, based on both: a general framework and various disciplines or focused research areas.

Open/Invited Sessions can be organized about a specific or a general theme. These Open/Invited Sessions may grow to Focus Symposia, workshops, satellite events, micro-conferences or even conferences by their own in the context of Aplimat or as independent or associated spin-offs from Aplimat. This year we will try to adopt this idea for the second time. High quality papers that appear in the Open/Invited Sessions might be selected for the multiple-author book publications.