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Numerical methods in fluid mechanics, mathematical epidemiology and reaction-diffusion systems

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CIMPA-ICTP-UNESCO-MESR-MINECO-SENEGAL research school

Report by Mercedes Siles Molina

Number of participants : 51 including 1 woman

A joint CIMPA-ICTP research school

Objectives :

This ERC aims to deliver to young mathematicians from Senegal and other
neighboring countries a triple purpose.

The first objective will focus on state of the art numerical methods
(Finite volume, Finite Element, Discontinuous Galerkin) with applications
in environmental fluid mechanics. The lectures and tutorial classes
via computers will be inspired by the challenges that the West African
countries encounters in terms of numerical simulation : sediment transport
with applications to rivers ans coastal areas (Senegal river), urban
hydrology, pollutant transport etc...

A second part of the ERC is dedicated to mathematical epidemiology aspects,
particularly to the spatiotemporal dynamics of infectious diseases and the
starting of a methodology aiming to construct deterministic mathematical
models to simulate the propagation of epidemics. Numerous models will be
examined, particularly those concerning malaria, bilharziose, HBV infection,
West Nile Virus and Saint-Louis Encephalitis.

Finally, in interaction with the first two components of this ERC,
reaction-diffusion systems will be discussed, as they are involved in
numerous physical phenomena modelling. The scientific challenge of such
systems are more and more significant, including chemistry, ecology,
environmental sciences, Population dynamics and medecine.

By aiming to bring together researchers in the domain of fluid mechanics,
mathematical epidemiology and réaction-diffusion systems, this ERC
proposes an ideal environment to address coupling problems and the
numerical treatment of the underlying equations in these areas.

Administrative and scientific coordinators :

  • Abdou Sene, Université Gaston Berger, Saint-Louis, Senegal, abdou.sene at ugb.edu.sn
  • Daniel Le Roux, Université Lyon 1, France, dleroux at math.univ-lyon1.fr

Date and location :

September 2-13, 2013, Université Gaston Berger, Saint-Louis, Senegal

Scientific program :

  1. Metapopulation models (Julien Arino, University of Manitoba, Canada)
  2. Finite volume methods in environmental fluid mechanics (Enrique Fernandez-Nieto, Université de Séville, Espagne)
  3. Modelisation and numerical simulation of sediment transport problems (Jorge Macías Sánchez, Université de Malaga, Espagne)
  4. Numerical methods for reaction-diffusion systems (Thierry Dumont, Université Lyon 1, France)
  5. Dynamical systems in epidemiology : modélisation and qualitative analysis (Gauthier Sallet, Université de Metz, France)
  6. Discontinuous Galerkin methods in environmental fluid mechanics (Daniel Le Roux, Université Lyon 1, France)

Deadline for registration :

16 juin 2013

Application procedure and Online registration only for applicants not from Senegal.

Applicants from Senegal must contact the local organizer : Miss Rokhaya Faye, email : aboudaba at yahoo.fr