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CONFERENCE SERIES HISTORY H E R M I S ’9 2 (HEllenic Research on Mathematics and InformaticS) September 25-26, 1992, Athens, Hellas The first of the HERMIS conference series. A major scientific event was the 1st Hellenic Conference on Mathematics and Informatics held on September 1992 in the Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB) and jointly organized by the Department of Informatics of AUEB and the Hellenic Mathematical Society (HMS). The purpose of HERMIS ’92 conference was to provide a scientific forum for mathematicians, computer scientists, economists to present their most up-to-date research on Computational Mathematics, Operational Research and Statistics, and Mathematics in Economic Sciences. The HERMIS ’92 aimed also at bringing together senior scientists and young researchers for academic interaction and dialogue. Over 150 scientists participated and a total of sixty papers presented in the conference. Eminent mathematicians and computer scientists were in attendance, including Professor M.J.D. Powell, FRS, University of Cambridge, England, Professor D.J. Evans, D.Sc., Loughborough University of Technology, England, Professor V. Thomee, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, Professor D.P. Dobkin, Princeton University, USA. The Proceedings of HERMIS ’92, edited by Professor Elias A. Lipitakis, have been published by HMS in a single volume (paperback) containing 60 papers in 556 pages (ISBN: 1105-9737). 1 HERMIS ’92: (left to right): Prof. V. Dougalis (Athens, GR), Prof. M.J.D. Powell (Cambridge, UK), Prof.E.A. Lipitakis (Athens, GR), Prof D.J. Evans (Loughborough, England), Dr. I.C. Demetriou (Athens, GR), Prof. V. Thomee (Chalmers, Sweden). 2 HERMIS’94 (Hellenic European Research on Mathematics and InformaticS) September 22-24, 1994, Athens, Hellas The second of the HERMIS conference series, i.e. the 2nd Hellenic European Conference on Mathematics and Informatics (HERMIS ’94) held on September 1994 in AUEB and jointly organized by the Department of Informatics of AUEB and HMS. On the three-day period of September 22-24, 1994, more than 250 scientists from all over the world attended the biennial international HERMIS ’94 Conference. The main theme of HERMIS ’94 was Computer Mathematics with special emphasis on Computational Mathematics, High Performance Computing, Operational Research and Statistics. In HERMIS ’94, apart of the invited lectures, twelve mini-symposia, focused on special topics of Computer Mathematics and its applications, were organized and more than 160 papers on various subjects of Computer Mathematics and Scientific Computing were presented. The HERMIS ’94 invited speakers list included distinguished University Professors, Academicians and eminent researchers from well known academic foundations and research centres from all over the world: Professors G.I. Marchuk and V.I. Agoshkov, Russian Academy of Sciences, Professor G.H. Golub, Stanford University, USA, Professor A.H. Sameh, University of Minnesota, USA, Professor H. Uszkoreit, German Research Center for A.I., Saarbrucken, Germany. The special topics of the mini-symposia were focused on Inverse and ill-posed problems* time stepping methods for evolution problems* Numerical treatment of Delay and Volterra functional equations* The method of Arbitrary Lines* Preconditioning techniques for the numerical solution of PDE’s* Iterative methods for solving linear algebraic equations* High Performance Computing* Mathematical modeling in electrical impentance tomography* Computational methods in Statistics* The Mathematicians research environment: challenges, opportunities and tools, while the areas of the contributed sessions were: 3 Control theory algorithms and applications* Statistical and mathematical analysis* Numerical solution of initial/boundary-value problems* Parallel Computing* Optimization and Approximation* Data structure algorithms and applications* Artificial Intelligence and Computing* Computing and Education. The HERMIS ’94 Proceedings, edited by Professor Elias A. Lipitakis, have been published by HMS, in two volumes (paperback) containing 98 papers in a total of 1020 pages (ISBN: 1105-9737). HERMIS ’94: ( left to right): Prof. T. Bolis (Ioannina, GR), Dr. G. Lindskog (Chalmers, Sweden), Prof. G.H. Golub (Stanford, USA), Prof. F. Topsoe (Copenhagen, Denmark), Prof. G.I. Marchuk (Russian Academy of Sciences), Prof. L. Xanthis (Westminster, UK), Prof. E.A. Lipitakis (Athens, GR), Prof. V.I. Agoshkov (Russian Academy of Sciences), Prof. S. Kounias (Athens, GR), Prof. A. Hadjidimos (Purdue, USA), Prof. D.J. Evans (Loughborough, England). 4 HERMIS’96 (Hellenic European Research on Mathematics and InformaticS) September 26-28, 1996, Athens, Hellas The third of the HERMIS conference series, i.e. the 3rd Hellenic European Conference on Mathematics and Informatics (HERMIS ’96) held on September 1996, in AUEB and organized by the Department of Informatics of AUEB with the co-operation of the HMS. On the three-day period September 26-28, 1996, more than 200 scientists from all over the world attended the HERMIS ’96 conference. The creation of the HERMIS conference series results from an initiative of a dedicated team of scientists in the Department of Informatics of AUEB, who are interested in monitoring the current research activities in Computer Mathematics, Scientific Computing and Informatics and wish to attract pioneer top-active researchers to present their recent research results in the traditional Athenian scientific forum, where all the speakers can freely express their scientific views, opinions and conclusions of their studies and research. The main theme within the HERMIS ’96 conference was Computer Mathematics, with special emphasis on Computational Mathematics, High Performance Computing, Operational Research and Statistics, Mathematics in Industry and Economics. Eminent invited speakers, distinguished academics and pioneer researchers from well known academic foundations and research centers from all over the world participated in the HERMIS ’96, including Professor J.-L. Lions, College de France, Vice President of French Academy, Professor J.B. Keller, Stanford University, USA, Professor K.W. Morton, Oxford University, England, Professor O, Axelsson, University of Nijmegen, Holland, Professor T. Slaman, University of California, Berkeley, USA, Professor R. Glowinski, University of Houston, USA, Professor R.J. Plemmons, Wake-Forest University, USA, 5 Dr. J.R. Ockendon, Oxford University, England, Professor J.R. Rice, Purdue University, USA, Professor B.-Y. Guo, Shanghai University, China, Professor B. Wegner, Technical University Berlin, Germany. In the HERMIS ’96 conference apart of the invited lectures, twelve mini-symposia, focused on special topics of Computer Mathematics and its Applications, were organized and more than 120 papers on various subjects of Scientific Computing and Computer Mathematics were presented. The special topics of the mini-symposia were: Applied inverse problems and related topics* Industrial Mathematics in Europe: the ECMI experience* Galerkin finite element methods for time dependent PDE’s* Direct and inverse problems in scattering theory* Iterative solution of linear systems of algebraic equations* Multidisciplinary applications of informations systems* Computer intensive methods in Statistics* Information retrieval and Infometrics* Parallel, Neural and Systolic Computing* Temporal Knowledge Systems* Numerical methods for Optimization* Mathematical applications in Industry and Enterprises, Among the areas of the contributed sessions were: Optimization and Control* Numerical solution of initial/boundary value problems* Parallel Computing* Computational Geometry and applications* Statistical and mathematical analysis with applications* Software analysis and applications* Numerical methods and computational methodologies. The HERMIS ’96 Proceedings, edited by Professor Elias A. Lipitakis, have been published by LEA press in a single volume (paperback) containing 75 papers in a total of 756 pages (ISBN: 960-85176-5-6). The Chairman of the HERMIS and HERCMA conferences is Professor Elias A. Lipitakis, Head of the Advanced Computational Mathematics and Parallel Processing Research Group. 6 HERMIS ’96: (left to right): Prof. A. Hadjidimos (Purdue, USA), Prof. S. Gallopoulos (Patras, GR), Prof. R.J. Plemmons (Wake-Forest, USA), Prof. L. Xanthis (Westminster, UK), Prof. T. Papatheodorou (Patras, GR), Prof. J.R. Rice (Purdue, USA), Prof. E.A. Lipitakis (Athens, GR), Prof. J.B. Keller (Stanford, USA), Prof. K.W. Morton (Oxford, England), Prof. O. Axelsson (Nijmegen, Holland). 7 H E R C M A '9 8 (Hellenic European Research on Computer Mathematics and its Applications) September 24-26, 1998, Athens, Hellas The 4th Hellenic European Research on Computer Mathematics and its Applications (HERCMA '98) is the fourth of the HERMIS- HERCMA conference series, held on September 1998 in the Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB) and organized by the Research Group for Advanced Computer Mathematics and Parallel Processing (ACM-PP), Department of Informatics, AUEB. On the three-day period September 24-26, 1998, more than 250 scientists from 30 countries attended the HERCMA '98 conference. The concept of the HERMIS and HERCMA conference series, based on an initiative of a dedicated team of scientists in the Department of Informatics of AUEB, is fully encouraged and supported by the members of the ACM-PP, who are interested in monitoring the current research activities in Computer Mathematics, Scientific Computing and Informatics. One of the main scopes of the organizers of the HERCMA conferences is to attract the top-active scientists and pioneer researchers to present their most recent results in the traditional Athenian academic forum, where all the speakers can freely express their views and opinions, and present the conclusions of their studies and research in a friendly, pleasant scientific environment. The main theme within the HERCMA '98 conference was Computer Mathematics and its Applications, with special emphasis on Computational Mathematics, High Performance Computing, Operational Research and Statistics, Mathematics in Economy and Industry. Distinguished invited speakers, eminent academics and pioneer researchers from well known academic foundations, universities and research centers from all over the world participated in the HERCMA '98, including the following international authorities who have been invited to talk on the most recent advances on several subjects of their speciality. Prof. C.T.H. BAKER, University of Manchester, England Prof. P. DEUFLHARD, Free University of Berlin - ZIB, Germany Prof. J.J. DONGARRA, University of Tennessee, USA Prof. D.J. EVANS, Loughborough University, England Prof. M. GARBEY, Lyon I, France Dr. A. ISERLES, University of Cambridge, England Prof. P. LIGOMENIDIS, Academy of Athens, Hellas Prof. B.B. MANDELBROT, Yale University, USA 8 Prof. C. PAPADIMITRIOU, University of California, Berkeley, USA Prof. A.A. SAMARSKII, Academy of Sciences, Russia Prof. R. VARGA, Kent State University, USA In the HERCMA '98 conference apart of the invited lectures, 15 mini-symposia, focused on special topics of Computer Mathematics and its Applications, were organized and more than 170 papers on 10 subject areas were presented. The special topics of the minisymposia were: Inverse problems: theory and numerical computations Numerical methods for evolution equations Numerical modeling of causal equations Iterative methods for the solution of linear algebraic systems Parallel numerical linear Algebra Tools for the study of stability of physical systems on parallel computers Computational intelligence and parallel processing Algorithm structured computing networks design techniques and applications Special topics in financial engineering Algebraic system solving, optimization and applications Nonlinear numerical computations of differential equations ARCH models and time series Medical and biological modeling and computing Ongoing Research by Statistics Graduate Students (AUEB Statistics Dept.) Advanced topics on theory and applications of Computers (Bodosaki Foundation Price Winners Session). The HERCMA '98 Proceedings, edited by Professor Elias A. Lipitakis, have been published by Lea Press in two volumes containing 120 papers in a total of 1200 pages (ISBN: 960-85176-7-2). The Chairman of HERCMA conferences is Prof. E.A. Lipitakis, Head of the Advanced Computational Mathematics & Parallel Processing Research Group. 9 HERCMA '98, September 24-26, 1998, Athens. (left to right): Prof. A. Bratsos (TEF Athens), Prof. S. Gallopoulos (Univ. Patras), Prof. C. Floudas (Princeton Univ.), Prof. Y. Kevrekidis (Princeton Univ.), Prof. P. Deuflhard (FreeUniv. Berlin), Prof. V. Thomee (Chalmers Univ.), Prof. B. Mandelbrot (Yale Univ.), Prof. E.A. Lipitakis (AUEB), Prof. P. Ligomenides (Academy of Athens), Prof. D. Evans (Nottingham Trent Univ.), Dr. J. Demetriou (Univ. Athens), Dr. R. Papademetriou (Univ. Portsmouth). 10 H E R C M A 2001 (Hellenic European Research on Computer Mathematics and its Applications) September 20-22, 2001, Athens, Hellas The 5th Hellenic European Research on Computer Mathematics and its Applications (HERCMA 2001) is the fifth of the HERMIS- HERCMA conference series, held on September 2001 in the Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB) and organized by the Research Group for Advanced Computer Mathematics and Parallel Processing (ACM-PP), Department of Informatics, AUEB. On the three day period September 20-22, 2001, more than 300 scientists from 30 countries attended the HERCMA 2001 conference. The concept of the HERMIS and HERCMA conference series has been based on an initiative of a small team of dedicated scientists in the Department of Informatics of AUEB. This activity is fully encouraged and supported by the members of the ACM-PP, who are interested in monitoring the current research activities in Computer Mathematics, Scientific Computing and Informatics. One of the main scopes of the organizers of the HERCMA conferences is to attract the top-active scientists and pioneer researchers to present their most recent results in the traditional Athenian academic forum, where all the speakers can freely express their views and opinions, and present the conclusions of their studies and research in a friendly, pleasant scientific environment. 11 The main theme within the HERCMA 2001 conference was Computer Mathematics and its Applications, with special emphasis on Computational Mathematics, High Performance Computing, Operational Research and Statistics, Mathematics in Economy and Industry. Distinguished invited speakers, eminent academics and pioneer researchers from well known academic foundations, universities and research centers from all over the world participated in the HERCMA 2001, including the following international authorities who have been invited to talk on the most recent advances on several subjects of their specialty. Prof. N. BAKHVALOV, Academy of Sciences, Russia Prof. C. BENHAM, MSSM-Biomaths Sciences, New York, USA Prof. V. CAPASSO, University of Milano, Italy Prof. E. DIAKONOV, Moscow State University, Russia Prof. D. KNUTH, Stanford University, USA Prof. K. MEHLHORN, Max Planck Institute, Germany Prof. R. MERTON, HBS-University of Harvard, USA Prof. O. PIRONNEAU, University of Paris-6, France Prof. M. POWELL, University of Cambridge, England Prof. D. THALMANN, Swiss Fed. Institute of Technology, Switzerland Prof. H. VAN DER VORST, University of Utrecht, Holland In the HERCMA 2001 conference, apart of the invited lectures, 15 mini-symposia focused on special topics of Computer Mathematics and its Applications were organized and more than 130 papers on 11 subject areas were presented. The special topics of the mini-symposia and the subject areas were: mini-symposia: [Numerical Analysis of Evolution Problems Functional Differential Equations: Integral Equations & Related Areas Functional Differential Equations: Delay Differential Equations Advanced Comput. Techniques in Systems Modeling, Identification & Design Parallel Distributed Processing Educational Technology Computational Methods for Nonlinear Wave Equations Theoretical Approaches for the DataBase Design AUEB Statistics Graduate Programme: Ongoing Research by Graduate Students Computational Methods in Probability and Statistics Computational Intelligence Techniques & Tools in Communications and Finance High Performance Computations and Intelligent Systems Software Engineering] Subject areas: Optimization, approximation and control Numerical solution of initial/boundary value problems Iterative Methods and Parallel Computing Computational Mathematics and Software analysis 12 Numerical Computing and Applications Algorithms: Methodologies, Techniques and Applications Statistical and |Mathematical Analysis Neural Networks and Applications Financial Computing and Applications DataBase: Theory and Applications Economics and Financial Engineering The HERCMA 2001 Proceedings, edited by Professor Elias A. Lipitakis, have been published by Lea Press in two volumes containing 134 papers in a total of 1100 pages (ISBN: 960-85176-7-2). The Chairman of HERCMA conferences is Prof. E.A. Lipitakis, Head of the Advanced Computational Mathematics & Parallel Processing Research Group. (left to right): Profs A. Hadjidimos (Univ. of Crete), E. Flytzanis (AUEB), E.G. Diakonov (Moscow State Univ.), A. Inselberg (Tel Aviv Univ.), S. Bensasson (ECDG Info-Society), H. Van der Vorst (Univ. of Utrecht), E.A. Lipitakis (AUEB), D.E. Knuth (Stanford Univ.), J. Cavouras (AUEB), E. Yannakoudakis (AUEB), J. Kontos (Univ. of Athens) 13 H E R C M A 2003 (Hellenic European Research on Computer Mathematics and its Applications) ________________________ September 25-27, 2003, Athens, Hellas ________________________ The 6th Hellenic European Research on Computer Mathematics and its Applications (HERCMA 2003) is the sixth of the HERCMA conference series, held on September 2003 in the Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB) and organized by the Research Group for Advanced Computer Mathematics and Parallel Processing (ACMPP), Department of Informatics, AUEB. On the three day period September 25-27, 2003, more than 250 scientists from 30 countries attended the HERCMA 2003 conference. The concept of the HERMIS and HERCMA conference series has been based on an initiative of a small team of dedicated scientists in the Department of Informatics of AUEB. This activity is fully encouraged and supported by the members of the ACM-PP, who are interested in monitoring the current research activities in Computer Mathematics, Scientific Computing and Informatics. 14 One of the main scopes of the organizers of the HERCMA conferences is to attract the top-active scientists and pioneer researchers to present their most recent results in the traditional Athenian academic forum, where all the speakers can freely express their views and opinions, and present the conclusions of their studies and research in a friendly, pleasant scientific environment. The main theme within the HERCMA 2003 conference was Computer Mathematics and its Applications, with special emphasis on Computational Mathematics, High Performance Computing, Operational Research and Statistics, Mathematics in Economy and Industry. Distinguished invited speakers, eminent academics and pioneer researchers from well known academic foundations, universities and research centers from all over the world participated in the HERCMA 2003, including the following international authorities who have been invited to talk on the most recent advances on several subjects of their specialty. The 6th Hellenic European Research on Computer Mathematics and its Applications (HERCMA 2003) Conference has been traditionally scheduled in the Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB), for a three-day period, i.e. September 25-27, 2003. The invited speakers of the HERCMA 2003 were: Prof. I.M. BABUSKA, University of Texas at Austin, USA Prof. A. FOKAS, University of Cambridge, England Prof. T. HOU, California Institute of Technology, USA Prof. A. ISERLES, University of Cambridge, England Prof. V.G. KORNEEV, St.-Petersburg University, Russia Prof. R. MERTON*, HBS- University of Harvard, USA Prof. G. PAPANICOLAOU, Stanford University, USA Prof. A. QUARTERONI, Pol.of Milan,Italy-EPFL Lausanne, Switzerland Prof. Z-C. SHI, Chinese Academy of Science, China Prof. M.S. WATERMAN, University of Southern California, USA One of the objectives of the conference is to synthesize the multiplicity of the topics included in the title as there is currently a great deal of research effort and activity in each one of these areas. It was noticed that there were many interactions and lively discussions between participants, who were familiar with each one of these areas, and also between people working in different areas of interest. The Conference included 10- subject areas, 14- minisymposia distributed over 8parallel sessions, there were over 250 participants, including 12 invited speakers and 14 Session Organizers, from more than 30 countries and there was a significant economic and industrial participation. The subject matter of the HERCMA 2003 scientific programme included the following 14-mini-symposia : 15 HERCMA 2003 MINI-SYMPOSIA Numerical Methods on Computational Mechanics: Advances and Challenges (Organizer: A. SAMEH, Purdue University, U. S. A.) Theoretical Modelling and Simulation Aspects of Smart Materials and Structures (Organizers: A. BENJEDDOU, ISMCM-CESTI, France, D. SARAVANOS, Univ. of Patras, Greece, L.S. XANTHIS, Univ. of Westminster, England) Advanced Hierarchical and Adaptive Methods and Algorithms (Organizers: S. MARGENOV, CLPP- Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria, L.S. XANTHIS, University of Westminster, England) Parallel and Systolic Processing Techniques and Applications (Organizers: M. BEKAKOS, University of Thrace, Hellas) Consensus Computing in Resolution of Data and Knowledge Inconsistency (Organizer: N. T. NGUYEN, Wroclaw University of Technology, Poland) Biomedical Informatics (Organizer: I. MALAGARDI, AIG, Univ. of Athens, Hellas) Special Topics in Communications: Research and Education (Organizer: R. PAPADEMETRIOU, Univ. of Portsmouth, England Analytical and Computational Approaches to Applied Propagation Problems (Organizer: A.G. BRATSOS, TEI- Athens, Hellas) AI Techniques in E- Learning (Organizers: P.PINTELAS, M.N. VRAHATIS and I. HADZILYGEROUDIS, University of Patras, Hellas) Open and Distance Learning (Organizer: A. LIONARAKIS, Hellenic Open University, Hellas) Inference Problems in Statistics (Organizer: S. PAPARODITIS, University of Cyprus, Cyprus) The Best Leaders are Mathematically Educated: The case of the Pythagorean Archytas. The Quality of Modern Global Leadership (Organizer: S. THEOFANIDES, Panteion University, Hellas) Informatics in Cognitive Sciences (Organizer: S. VOSNIADOU, University of Athens, Greece Quantitative Methods in Finance and Financial Engineering (Organizer: R. MARKELLOS, Athens Univ. of Economics & Business, GR ]]] 16 The following 10-subject areas (contributed paper sessions) emerged also major themes at the conference meeting: HERCMA 2003 SUBJECT AREAS 1. Optimization, Approximation and Control 2. Numerical solution of Initial/Boundary-Value problems 3. Iterative Methods and Parallel Computing 4. Computational Mathematics and Applications 5. Numerical Computing and Applications 6. Algorithms: Methodologies, Techniques and Applications 7. Statistical and Mathematical Analysis 8. Neural networks and Applications 9. Financial Computing and Applications 10. Information Systems The HERCMA 2003 Proceedings, edited by Professor Elias A. Lipitakis, have been published by Lea Press in two volumes containing 130 papers in a total of 1020 pages (ISBN (SET): 960- 87275-1-0, ISBN (T.A): 960- 87275-2-9, ISBN (T.B): 960-87275-37, ISSN: 1109-429X ). In addition to the Conference Proceedings a HERCMA 2003 DVD Project has been specially prepared on the occasion. The HERCMA DVD’s contain: (i) The HERCMA 2003 Conference Portrait (Introduction-Round Table Discussion-Photo Gallery) and (ii) Prof. R.C. MERTON’s Honorary Degree in AUEB ( Award CeremonyProf. Merton’s Talk- Resolutions- Photo Gallery). The Chairman of HERCMA conference series is Prof. E.A. Lipitakis, Director of the Advanced Computational Mathematics & Parallel Processing Research Group. 17 18 (from left to right) Professors: V. Korneev (St. Petersburg Univ., Russia), A. Quarteroni (EPFL Lausanne, Switzerland), A. Fokas (Univ. of Cambridge, England), E.A. Lipitakis (AUEB, Hellas), I. Babuska (Univ. of Texas at Austin, USA), L. Xanthis (Univ. Westminster, England). A snapshot from Prof. R.C. MERTON’s Honorary Degree Ceremony in AUEB 19