CTPL Lab is Organizing an International Workshop on Simulations of Flow and Transport: Modeling, Algorithms and Computation Within ICCS 2023 Conference

25 November, 2022

ICCS 2023 –Prague, Czech Republic

“Computation at the Cutting Edge of Science”

The International Conference on Computational Science is an annual conference that brings together researchers and scientists from mathematics and computer science as basic computing disciplines, as well as from other various application areas, who are pioneering computational methods in sciences such as physics, chemistry, life sciences, and engineering, as well as in arts and humanitarian fields, to discuss problems and solutions in the area, identify new issues, and shape future directions for research. ICCS 2023 in Prague, Czechia, will be the twenty-third edition in this series of highly successful conferences. Standing on the Vltava river, Prague is a political, cultural, and economic hub of central Europe.

Modeling of flow and transport is an essential component of many scientific and engineering applications, with increased interests in recent years. Application areas vary widely, and include groundwater contamination, carbon sequestration, air pollution, petroleum exploration and recovery, weather prediction, drug delivery, material design, chemical separation processes, biological processes, and many others. However, accurate mathematical and numerical simulation of flow and transport remains a challenging topic from many aspects of physical modeling, numerical analysis and scientific computation. Mathematical models are usually expressed via nonlinear systems of partial differential equations, with possibly rough and discontinuous coefficients, whose solutions are often singular and discontinuous. An important step of a numerical solution procedure is to apply advanced discretization methods (e.g. finite elements, finite volumes, and finite differences) to the governing equations. Local mass conservation and compatibility of numerical schemes are often necessary to obtain physical meaningful solutions.  Another important solution step is the design of fast and accurate solvers for the large-scale linear and nonlinear algebraic equation systems that result from discretization. Solution techniques of interest include multiscale algorithms, mesh adaptation, parallel algorithms and implementation, efficient splitting or decomposition schemes, and others.

The international workshop on “Simulations of Flow and Transport: Modeling, Algorithms and Computation” (SOFTMAC) has been held 11 years since 2011 within the International Conference on Computational Science (ICCS). The aim of this symposium is to bring together researchers in the aforementioned field to highlight the current developments both in theory and methods, to exchange the latest research ideas, and to promote further collaborations in the community. We invite original research articles describing the recent advances in mathematical modeling, computer simulation, numerical analysis, and other computational aspects of flow and transport phenomena of flow and transport. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

1. advanced numerical methods for the simulation of subsurface and surface flow and transport, and associated aspects such as discretization, gridding, upscaling, multiscale algorithms, optimization, data assimilation, uncertainty assessment, and high performance parallel and grid computing;

2. spatial discretization schemes based on advanced finite element, finite volume, and finite different methods; schemes that preserve local mass conservation (such as mixed finite element methods and discontinuous Galerkin methods) are of particular interest;

3. decomposition methods for improved efficiency and accuracy in treating flow and transport problems; decomposition methods for nonlinear differential equations and dynamical systems arising in flow and transport; temporal discretization schemes for flow and transport;

4. a-priori and a-posteriori error estimates in discretizations and decompositions; numerical convergence study; adaptive algorithms and implementation;

5. modeling and simulation of single-phase and multi-phase flow in porous media or in free space, and its applications to earth sciences and engineering;

6. modeling and simulation of subsurface and surface transport and geochemistry, and its application to environmental sciences and engineering;

7. computational thermodynamics of fluids, especially hydrocarbon and other oil reservoir fluids, and its interaction with flow and transport;

8. computational modeling of flow and transport in other fields, such as geological flow/transport in crust and mantle, material flow in supply chain networks, separation processes in chemical engineering, information flow, biotransport, and intracellular protein trafficking, will also be considered.


Papers Submission

We cordially invite original research articles as well as review articles describing the recent advances in mathematical modeling, computer simulation, numerical analysis, and other computational aspects of flow and transport phenomena of flow and transport. 

During submission, you may select either a “Full/Short Paper” or a “Abstract Only” publication. You can also define your preference for an oral or poster presentation. The paper of up to 14 pages, written in English and formatted according to the Springer LNCS templates, should be submitted electronically via EasyChair. You also have the option of submitting a short paper of up to 7 pages. Both Full and Short Papers use the same templates and are published in LNCS. Templates are available for download in EasyChair’s “Templates” menu. While submitting please don't forget to select the workshop: International Workshop on Simulations of Flow and Transport: Modeling, Algorithms and Computation (SOFTMAC). At least one author of an accepted paper must register at the conference site and present the paper at the workshop.

All accepted papers will be included in the Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series and indexed by Scopus, EI Engineering Index, Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (included in ISI Web of Science), and several other indexing services. The papers will contain linked references, XML versions and citable DOI numbers.


Important dates

Paper submission: 3 February 2023

Notification to authors: 3 April 2023

Camera-ready papers: 21 April 2023

Author registration: 3 – 21 April 2023

Non-author registration (in-person): 3 April – 2 June 2023

Non-author registration (online): 3 April – 21 June 2023

Conference sessions: 3-5 July 2023


Other information

For information on conference venue, accommodation, registration, etc. please refer to the conference site. https://www.iccs-meeting.org/iccs2023/


Workshop Organizer and Co-organizer

Prof. Shuyu Sun

Email: shuyu.sun@kaust.edu.sa

Affiliation: King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)


Prof. Jianguo (James) Liu

Email: liu@math.colostate.edu

Affiliation: Colorado State University, USA


Dr. Jingfa Li

Email: lijingfa@bipt.edu.cn

Affiliation: Beijing Institute of Petrochemical Technology, China



Victor, Ginting, vginting@uwyo.edu, University of Wyoming, USA

Hong, Wang, hwang@math.sc.edu, University of South Carolina, USA

Yekaterina, Epshteyn, epshteyn@math.utah.edu, University of Utah, USA

Jason, Huang, huangcs@math.nsysu.edu.tw, National Sun Yat-sen University,Taiwan

Jie, Chen, chenjiexjtu@mail.xjtu.edu.cn, Xi'an Jiaotong University, China

Meng-Huo, Chen, M.H.Chen@leeds.ac.uk, University of Leeds, U.K.

Jiří, Mikyška, jiri.mikyska@fjfi.cvut.cz, Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic

Ivan, Yotov, yotov@math.pitt.edu, University of Pittsburgh, USA

Yi, Wang, wangyi-0-2002@163.com, China University of Petroleum (Beijing), China

Juergen, Geiser, juergen.geiser@ruhr-uni-bochum.de, Ruhr University of Bochum, Germany

Ahmed H., ElSheikh, a.elsheikh@hw.ac.uk, Heriot-Watt University, UK

Huangxin, Chen, chx@xmu.edu.cn, Xiamen University, China



History of SOFTMAC Workshop

NO.Our WorkshopICCS ThemeTime and Location
1Flow and Transport: Computational ChallengesThe Ascent of Computational ExcellenceNanyang Technological University, Singapore,
1-3 June, 2011
2Flow and Transport: Modeling, Simulations and AlgorithmsEmpowering Science through ComputingOmaha, Nebraska, USA, 4-6 June, 2012
3Flow and Transport: Modeling, Simulations and AlgorithmsComputation at the Frontiers of ScienceBarcelona, Spain, 5- 7 June, 2013
4Computational Flow and Transport: Modeling, Simulations and AlgorithmsComputational Science at the Gates of NatureReykjavík, Iceland, 1-3 June, 2015
5Computational Flow and Transport: Modeling, Simulations and AlgorithmsData through the Computational LensSan Diego, California, USA, 6-8 June, 2016
6Simulations of Flow and Transport: Modeling, Algorithms and ComputationThe Art of Computational Science. Bridging Gaps – Forming AlloysZürich, Switzerland, 12-14 June, 2017
7Simulations of Flow and Transport: Modeling, Algorithms and ComputationScience at the Intersection of Data, Modelling and ComputationWuxi, China, 11-13 June, 2018
8Simulations of Flow and Transport: Modeling, Algorithms and ComputationComputational Science in the Interconnected WorldFaro, Algarve, Portugal, 12-13 June, 2019
9Simulations of Flow and Transport: Modeling, Algorithms and Computation20 Years of Computational ScienceAmsterdam, The Netherlands, 3-5 June, 2020
10Simulations of Flow and Transport: Modeling, Algorithms and ComputationComputational Science for a Better FutureKraków, Poland, 16-18 June, 2021
11Simulations of Flow and Transport: Modeling, Algorithms and ComputationThe Computational PlanetLondon, United Kingdom,
21-23 June, 2022