The Third International Conference on Scientific Computing and Partial Differential Equations

December 8-12, 2008
Hong Kong Baptist University
Hong Kong


It is our intention to organize a well respected international conference series on Scientific Computing and Partial Differential Equations in Hong Kong. The first of this conference series was held in December 2002 and the second conference was held in September 2005. More details about these conferences can be viewed at

Both conferences were held at the Hong Kong Baptist University, well attended by international experts in respective disciplines and were found highly successful in providing a forum for the exchange of ideas, and latest results within a multi-disciplinary setting. Many top scientists in the area of scientific computing, including Academicians from America, Europe and China, attended the conferences and presented their research results. A conference proceeding for the first conference was published in American Mathematical Society's Contemporary Mathematics series, a prestigious volume series of AMS. The second conference proceeding was published in Science Press series, a specialized publisher for such conference proceedings.


The Third International Conference on Scientific Computing and Partial Differential Equations series aims to promote research interests in scientific computation. We would like to review recent scientific developments and to explore exciting new directions in scientific computing and partial differential equations for time-dependent problems and its interaction with other fields.

There have been very rapid developments of Scientific Computing in Hong Kong, in part due to the research carried out within the Mathematics Department at the Hong Kong Baptist University, and increasing interest from sister departments in other higher education institutions in Hong Kong. As Hong Kong transforms herself into a high-tech industrial region, the need for scientific computing will rise dramatically, as scientific computing is commonly acknowledged to provide a third arm to research; the other arms being theoretical and experimental techniques.

Plenary Speakers:

Zhaojun Bai University of California, Davis, USA
Gang Bao

Michigan State University, USA

Michele Benzi Emory University, USA
Hermann Brunner Hong Kong Baptist University
Wei Cai
UNC Charlotte, USA

Jin Cheng

Fudan University, China

Weng-Cho Chew

University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Patrick L. Combettes Université Pierre et Marie Curie - Paris 6, France
Heinz W. Engl University of Vienna, Austria

Ernst Hairer

Université de Genève, Switzerland

Jan S. Hesthaven Brown University, USA
Ming-Chih Lai National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan
Liqun Qi Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong

Jianxian Qiu

Nanjing University, China
Eugene Tyrtyshnikov Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia

Jianhong Wu

York University, Canada

Dongbin Xiu Purdue University, USA

Masahiro Yamamoto

University of Tokyo, Japan


Invited Speakers:

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Qianshun Chang Chinese Academy of Sciences
Thierry Blu Chinese University of Hong Kong
Xavier Bresson University of California, LA, USA
Raymond Chan Chinese University of Hong Kong
Xue-Cheng Tai Nanyang Technological University
Andy Ming-Ham Yip National University of Singapore
Tieyong Zeng CMLA, ENS-Cachan, France
Chun-li Shen East China Normal University
Sylvain Durand Université Paris Descartes

Pierre Weiss

INRIA, France

Numerical methods and analysis for PDEs
Yana Di Chinese Academy of Sciences
Tiegang Liu Beijing University of Aeronautics
Jichun Li U Nevada Las Vegas & Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics, UCLA
Qiang Zhang Nanjing University, China
Li Yuan Chinese Academy of Sciences
Yanping Chen Southern China Normal University
Qin Sheng Baylor University, USA
Wai Sun Don Brown University, USA

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James Lu Austrian Academy of Sciences
Massimo Fornasier Austrian Academy of Sciences
Antonio Leitão Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brasil   
Matthias Fuchs

University of Innsbruck, Austria

Tomoya Takeuchi University of Tokyo, Japan

Numerical linear algebra
Zhong-zhi Bai Chinese Academy of Sciences
Weiguo Gao Fudan University
Sergei Goreynov Moscow, INM RAS
Lars Grasedyck TU Berlin
Ken Hayami National Institute of Informatics
Xiao-qing Jin University of Macau
Wen-Wei Lin National Tsing Hua University
Ivan Oseledets Moscow, INM RAS
Tetsuya Sakurai University of Tsukuba
Chern-Shuh Wang National Cheng Kung University
Jinyun Yuan

UFPR, Brazil

Organizing Committee:

Raymond Chan Chinese University of Hong Kong
Leevan Ling Hong Kong Baptist University
Michael Ng Hong Kong Baptist University
Zhong-Ci Shi Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Chi-Wang Shu Brown University, USA
Tao Tang Hong Kong Baptist University

Contact Information:

c/o Department of Mathematics
Hong Kong Baptist University
Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong
Phone: (852) 3411-2348
Fax: (852) 3411-5811


Call for papers and Registration

The authors are invited to register and submit one-page abstracts for contributed talk or poster using the on-line registration form before September 15, 2008. Alternatively, please complete and mail/fax us the abstract with the attached registration form (pdf). Either way we must receive your registration fee for your registration to be complete. Submitted abstracts will be subject to a double-blind review process.

A special volume based on this conference will be published by Advances in Applied Mathematics and Mechanics. The length of the paper should not be less than 10 pages. Review articles can be up to 50 pages; and the regular articles can be up to 40 pages, prior to February 28. Review processes are expected to be completed by July 31, 2009. The SCPDE08 special issue will be available online by the end of September.

The Registration Fees for each participant is US$250 or HKD$1950; the fees for each accompanying person is US$100 or HKD$780. All full-time students may register for half price.
This includes:
- Participation in the Conference;
- A set of printed Conference Proceedings, or CD-ROM;
- Refreshment Break(s) during each day of the Conference;
- Welcome reception;
- A Conference Banquet.


We have arranged two hotels for conference participants to choose from:

  • Metropark Hotel Kowloon (80 rooms reserved)
    • Discounted rate HKD$650/night/room including 13% tax
    • This offer will not be available after 03 Nov, 2008
    • Download and complete the booking form
    • Send the form to Ms Anita Hung by
      fax: (852) 2760 3603 or

  • Royal Plaza Hotel (20 rooms reserved)
    • Discounted rate from HKD$880/night/room
    • This offer will not be available after 07 Nov, 2008
    • Download and complete the booking form
    • Send the form to Mr Johnson Chan by
      fax: (852) 2628 3383 or

Conference venue:

The conference will be held at the Lam Woo Conference Centre of Hong Kong Baptist University. Information Desk and Internet Access are available during the conference.

Conference Schedule:



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