Finite Element Methods for Three-dimensional Problems

June 28 - July 1, 2000

University of Jyväskylä, Finland

University of Jyväskylä, Laboratory of Scientific Computing and Center for Scientific Computing organize FEM3D-conference.

Third announcement and call for abstracts

The FEM3D Conference will be held from June 28 to July 1, 2000 at the University of Jyväskylä, Laboratory of Scientific Computing.

The University of Jyväskylä is located in Central Finland, 270 kilometers north from Helsinki. As an inland town in the heart of the Finnish lake district, Jyväskylä offers pleasant surroundings for the Conference.

The finite element method is one of the most effective numerical techniques for solving various problems arising from mathematical physics and engineering. The aim of the conference is to bring together specialists working on finite element solutions of three-dimensional problems, since this is nowadays a very active area in numerical mathematics and engineering. The topics of the conference include generation of three-dimensional unstructured meshes, local and adaptive mesh refinement, Delaunay triangulations, three-dimensional curved and mortar elements, shell elements, domain decomposition and multigrid methods, a priori and a posteriori error estimates, reliable solutions, superconvergence phenomena, direct and iterative solvers, nonlinear and singularly perturbed problems, optimal shape design, visualization of three-dimensional finite elements and solutions, software for 3D-problems etc. A special emphasis will be laid on real-life industrial applications.

The Program will consist of keynote lectures (45 minutes), invited lectures (30 min), presentations (20 min), and minisymposia on specific topics.

T. Apel (Germany) M. Krizek(CZ)
N. Banitchouk (Russia) Yu.A. Kuznetsov(USA)
J. Brandts (The Netherlands)A.Zhou (China)
P. Burda (CZ) J. Periaux(France)
P. Devloo (Brazil) O. Pironneau (France)
Z. Dostál (CZ) S. Repin (Russia)
J. Felcman (CZ) T. Linss (Germany)
R. Glowinski (USA) M. Stynes (Ireland)
D. Hömberg (Germany) A. Zenisek (CZ)
H. Kawarada (Japan) V.V. Saurin (Russia)
C. Pflaum (Germany) M. Walkley (UK)
J.L. Lions D. Tiba (Romania)
S. Korotov (Germany)

Those participants who wish to present their contributions in the Conference are kindly asked to submit the abstract of their talk in the form: Title, authors and abstract text of 100 – 150 words by the end of April, 2000. Authors will be informed about the acceptance of their contribution by 15th of May, 2000.

The conference program will include minisymposia on various aspects of the theory and applications of the finite element method. Each of them will be a two-hour session of 4-6 speakers. The organizing committee strongly encourages the submission of proposals for minisymposium topics. Please, send your proposals via e-mail to the address or by mail to the conference secretary by the end of April, 2000. Include the title of the minisymposium, names of the organizers, a summary of the topic of the minisymposium, and a tentative list of speakers. The proposers are informed by the 15th of May, 2000 about acceptance of the minisymposia.

Length of the paper: keynote lectures 20 pages, invited 10 pages, contributed papers 6 – 8 pages. The associated TeX file (with figures in Postscript) may be submitted on a diskette or sent by e-mail to: All papers will be reviewed and the authors will be informed on the acceptance of the paper by the end of August 2000.

The official language of the Conference is English.


If the registration fee is to be paid on the conference site we kindly ask you to pay in cash (FIM only).
More details on registration will be available at

The registration fee (VAT 0%) includes the scientific program, printed materials, Finnish Sauna Evening by the Vuorilampi Pond, Cruise and Conference Dinner and coffee/tea and refreshments during the breaks.
FeesBefore After On-site
May 31, 2000May 31, 2000registration
ParticipantsFIM 1000 / EUR 170FIM 1260 / EUR 215FIM 1440 / EUR 245
Acc. personsFIM 400 / EUR 70FIM 420 / EUR 75FIM 480 / EUR 80

According to the April 2000 exchange rate 1 USD equals approximately 6,2 FIM.

Payment has to be made in advance to the account:

University of Jyväskylä/FEM3
Leonia Bank PLC
00007 Helsinki, Finland.
Swift PSPBFIHH. Telex 121 698 pgiro sf.
Account no. 800013-10171

Reference required with payments – please include the reference number VA 7200/20307 and a copy of the payment is kindly asked to be sent to the conference secretary, Jaana Brandt.

For cancellations received before June 1, a refund (with a deduction of 300 FIM / 55 € for handling and bank charges) of the registration fees will be made. No refund can be guaranteed after this date.

A quota of rooms has been reserved for FEM3D conference participants. The final reservation of the accommodation should be made directly to the hotel till 1st of June, 2000. When reserving a room, please, mention the category Finite Element Methods for Three-dimensional Problems.

The organizers have negotiated special rates with three hotels. The hotels are:

Hotel Alba (***+) is situated at the University Campus two kilometers from the city center just by the lake Jyväsjärvi. Room rate: single FIM 350 / € 58.87 / night (smaller one), single FIM 380 / € 63.91 / night (bigger one), double FIM 220 / € 37 / person / night. Tel. +358 14 636311, fax. +358 14 636300, e-mail:, URL:

Youth Hostel Laajari is situated four kilometres from the city center. Room rate: single FIM 165 / € 27.75 / night, double FIM 120 / € 20.18 / person / night. Tel. +358 14 624885, Fax. +358 14 624888, e-mail:, URL:

Hotel Amis Summerhotel is situated just in the citycenter at the picturesque ridge. Room rate: single FIM 220 / € 37 / night, double FIM 160 / € 26.91 / person / night. Tel. +358 14 4430100, Fax. +358 14 4430121, e-mail:

The room rates include a buffet breakfast.

Registered accompanying persons are welcome to take part in the social program of the Conference.

Jyväskylä offers good facilities for sports (swimming, tennis, squash, sauna). Information can be obtained from Jyväskylä Regional Tourist Services, tel. +358 14 624 903 or 624 904, URL:


Finland is easily accessible from all over the world. Several international airlines have regular flights to Helsinki, the national capital. The City of Jyväskylä is located about 270 km north of Helsinki, in the heart of the Finnish lake area. Jyväskylä can be reached from Helsinki through several daily connections by plane, train, and bus. Approximate journey times from Helsinki to Jyväskylä are: air 40 min, train 3.5 hours, and bus 4.5 hours. There are also direct bus connections between Jyväskylä and Helsinki Airport. There is as well flight connection from Stockholm to Jyväskylä. See the following websites: Finnair:, Finnish Railways: and Matkahuolto (buses):

Taxis can be obtained by telephone (see telephone directory under Taksi), picked up at taxi-stations or flagged down on the move. All taxis have an illuminated yellow sign taksi/taxi: When the sign is lit the taxi is vacant. Receipts can be obtained on request.

Participants are responsible for arranging medical insurance for themselves, for the duration of their stay in Finland.

J. Brandts (The Netherlands), M. Cerrolaza (Venezuela), Z. Dostál (Czech Republic), A. Ecer (USA), W. Habashi (Canada), Y. Q. Huang (China), D. Hömberg (Germany), H. Kawarada (Japan), Yu. A. Kuznetsov (USA), Q. Lin (China), K. Morgan (UK), T. Oden (USA), E. Onate (Spain), J. Periaux (France), A. Quarteroni (Switzerland), H.-G. Roos (Germany), B. Schrefler (Italy), K. Segeth (Czech Republic), R. Stenberg (Finland), M. Stynes (Ireland), T. Tiihonen (Finland), G. Winter (Spain), A. Zhou (China).

P. Neittaanmäki (chairman, Finland), E. Heikkola (Finland), J. Järvinen (Finland), M. Kíek (Czech Republic), S. Korotov (Finland), L. Liu (Canada), R. Mäkinen (Finland), J. Rahola (Finland), T. Rossi (Finland), J. Toivanen (Finland).

Mrs. Jaana Brandt

FEM3 Conference Secretary

University of Jyväskylä
Laboratory of Scientific Computing
P.O. Box 35
FIN-40351 Jyväskylä, Finland
Tel. +358 14 260 2780
Fax +35814 260 2731


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