The International Symposium on Finite Volumes for Complex Applications 6
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    The FVCA 6 symposium is over now. We hope all of you have enjoyed
    the scientific program as well as the well known Prague’s architecture.
    We thank all presenting authors for interesting contributions,
    all chairmen for their excellent work, the audience
    for creation of friendly atmosphere, and our support team for smooth run of the symposium.

    You can see some photographs here.

    You can download the author index for proceedings here.

    Yours local organizers,

    Jaroslav Fořt, Jiří Fürst, and Jan Halama


    The goal of the symposium is to bring together mathematicians, physicists and engineers who are concerned with Finite Volume Techniques in a wide context. Examples for the broad field of applications are fluid dynamics, magnetohydrodynamics, structural analysis or nuclear physics.

    A closer look reveals many interesting phenomena and mathematical or numerical difficulties, such as true error analysis and adaptivity, modelling of multiphase phenomena or fitting problems, stiff terms in convection/diffusion equations and sources. To overcome existing problems and to find solution methods for future applications requires many efforts and always new developments.

    The main issue of the symposium is thus a critical look at the subject. New ideas may be presented, even if they have not yet shown full success. The demonstration of limits or drawbacks of methods is explicitly welcome. Contributions may put main emphasis on theoretical as well as applied topics. Most welcome are contributions, concerned with unsolved or not yet fully solved problems and possible new attempts.

    Topics of Main Interest

    Among the wide range of topics main emphasis is put on the following

    • New schemes and methods
    • New fields of application
    • Non homogeneous systems
    • Convergence and stability analysis
    • Global error analysis
    • Purely multidimensional difficulties
    • Limits of methods
    • Complex geometries and adaptivity
    • Complexity, efficiency and large-scale computations
    • Distributive computation
    • Multiphase problems and fitting
    • Combustion problems
    • Climate and ocean modelling, atmospheric pollution
    • Kinetic equations
    • Water waves
    • Chaotic problems (turbulence, ignition, mixing, …)
    • Comparisons with experimental results

    Aim of the Symposium

    The organisers intend to give the opportunity of a large and critical discussion about the various aspects of Finite Volume methods: Mathematical results, numerical techniques, but also validations via industrial applications and comparisons with experimental test results. By critical we mean that the qualities of the methods but also their limits should be shown, as well as new approaches. New ideas are explicitly welcome.


    The sixth International Symposium on Finite Volumes for Complex Applications follows the first symposium held in Rouen, France in 1996, the second one held in Duisburg, Germany, in 1999, the third symposium held in Porquerolles, France in 2002, the fourth one held in Marrakech, Morocco in 2005, and the fifth symposium held in Aussois, France in 2008.


    Researchers, engineers and general users in the fields of applied mathematics, numerical analysis, fluid mechanics and other fields of the applied sciences who are concerned with  Finite Volume Techniques for any application. Honoured scientists, industrial delegates and students are equally welcome.

    Proceedings and Publication

    Contributions will be refereed by the scientific committee of FVCA6, and published in proceedings which will be available at the conference in Prague. Among these contributions, some will be proposed for publication in the International Journal on Finite Volumes IJFV. The editorial board of IJFV could then ask the involved authors for a more detailed version of their article, which would be subject to the standard process of publication of the review. So please respect the deadlines very strictly.


    Local Support

    • Czech Technical University in Prague