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Mathematical modeling and numerical simulation for Waves propagation and Imaging

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Report by Mercedes Siles Molina

Report by Marcos Raydan

Objectives :

This summer school will focus on certain recent progress of mathematical modeling and numerical computations related to the waves propagation, for engineering and bio-mathematical applications. Theses topics are of very actual interest and concern particularly the Venezuelan natural environment.

The lectures will focus on the one hand on the mathematical modeling (Data assimilation, Introduction to wave propagations, Basic of control theory) and, on the other hand, on scientific computing theory and practice on free softwares. The main pedagogical goal of the Summer school is to organize some mini-projects around the school’s topics consisting in building basic solvers for specifc problems. We will take benefit of the USB equipment in computer rooms. Considering that the session of mini-projects will be addressed to students, it is also planned to organize at the end of the meeting a "seminar for young people" in which venezuelan student will present their research/ mini projects. Direct problems, Inverse problems, and the elaboration of Algorithms associated with each type of these problems will be considered.

Finally, a serie of high level talks involving international renowned venezuelan and non venezuelan researchers will follow the lecture and mini-project session.

Organizing commitee :

- Jean-Paul Chehab (University of Picardie Jules Verne, Amiens, France)
- Marcos Raydan (Universidad Simon Bolivar, Caracas, Venezuela)

Local organizing Commitee :

- Lenys Bello (Universidad de Carabobo, Valencia, Venezuela)
- Marlliny Monsalve (Universidad Central de Venezuela, Caracas)
- René Escalante (Universidad Simon Bolivar, Caracas)
- William la Cruz (Universidad Central de Venezuela, Caracas)
- Marcos Raydan (Universidad Simon Bolivar, Caracas)
- Minaya Villasana (Universidad Simon Bolivar, Caracas)

Scientific commitee :

- F. Alouges (CMAP, Ecole Polytechnique, France)
- M. Asch (UPJV, Amiens, France)
- H. Ammari (ENS, Paris, France)
- C. Calgaro (Univ. Lille 1, France)
- J. Laminie (UAG, Pointe-à-Pitre, France)
- S. Mefire (IECN, Nancy, France)

Dates and location :

April 16-27, Universidad Simon Bolivar, Caracas, Venezuela

Scientfic programme :


  1. M. Asch (UPJV, Amiens, France) : Data assimilation
  2. X. Antoine (IECN, Nancy, France) : Introduction to wave propagations,
  3. C. Calgaro (Lille 1, France), Approximations of PDEs
  4. J. Laminie (UAG, Pointe-à-Pitre, France) : Introduction to FreeFem++
  5. J.M. Martinez (Campinas, Brazil) : Efficient methods for solving large nonlinear systems of equations
  6. B. Pinçon,(IECN, Nancy, France) : Introduction to Scilab
  7. D. Szyld, (Temple, USA) : Efficient methods for solving large linear systems of equations
  8. M. Tucznak (IECN, Nancy, France) : Basic of control theory

- TALKS (titles to be announced)

  1. H. Ammari and/or F. Alouges TBC
  2. D. Cores (USB, Caracas)
  3. M. Villasana (USB, Caracas)
  4. W. La Cruz, (UCV, Caracas)
  5. Y. Mammeri (LAMFA, Amiens, France)
  6. M. Monsalve (UCV, Caracas)
  7. S. Mefire (IECN, Nancy, France)
  8. A. Salazar(U. Kentucky, USA)

Deadline for registration :

January 31, 2012

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

Applicants from Venezuela must contact the local organizer : Marcos Raydan

Voir en ligne : Local web site