1. General background
The University of Joensuu, Finland, will be hosting the fifth international
conference on Computational Methods and Function Theory (CMFT 2005)
to be held in June 1317, 2005.
The general theme of the meeting concerns various aspects of interaction
of complex variables and scientific computation, including related
topics from function theory, approximation theory and numerical
analysis. Another important aspect of the CMFT meetings, previously
held in Valparaiso 1989, Penang 1994, Nicosia 1997 and Aveiro 2001,
is to promote the creation and maintenance of contacts with scientists
from diverse cultures.
The international organizing committee of CMFT 2005 consists of
St. Ruscheweyh (Würzburg), E.B. Saff (Nashville), O. Martio
(Helsinki) and I. Laine (Joensuu). The local organizing committee
includes I. Laine (Joensuu), R. Aulaskari (Joensuu), O. Nevanlinna
(Otaniemi), E. Saksman (Jyväskylä) and J. Taskinen (Helsinki).
2. Mathematical program
The mathematical program consists of invited plenary lectures,
invited section talks, contributed talks and poster sessions.
The plenary lectures will be delivered by
L. A. Beardon (Cambridge): University outreach: Sharing the excitement
of learning mathematics,
P. Clarkson (Canterbury): Special polynomials associated with rational
solutions of the Painlevé equations and applications to soliton
H. Farkas (Jerusalem): The theta function in analytic function
theory and combinatorial number theory,
A. Fokas (Cambridge): Imaging of the brain and integrability in
H. Hedenmalm (Stockholm): Boundary behaviour of conformal mappings
and weighted Bergman spaces,
D. Khavinson (Fayetteville): The isoperimetric inequality revisited
through approximation theory: complex analytic approach, unanswered
questions, free boundary problems,
A. Martinez-Finkelshtein (Almeria): New results for orthogonal polynomials
on the unit circle,
M. Seppälä (Helsinki): Mathematical work of Olli Lehto,
N. Trefethen (Oxford): The trapezoid rule for contour integrals:
old history, new applications,
R. Varga (Kent): Dynamical motion in discrepancy theory.
The invited section speakers are, tentatively, H. Aikawa (Matsue),
A. Cuyt (Antwerpen), A. A. Goncar (Moscow), V. Gutlyanskii
(Donetsk), J. Langley (Nottingham), D. Marshall (Seattle),
D. Minda (Cincinnati), H. Stahl (Berlin) and S. Shimomura (Yokohama).
The organizers have reserved about 120 slots for contributed talks
of 25 minutes in parallel sessions. Poster sessions will also be
organized for those participants who prefer this type of presentation.
The mathematical program starts at 9.00 a.m. on June 13 with the
lecture of M. Seppälä (Helsinki). This lecture will describe
the scientific work of O. Lehto, a former Chancellor and Rector
of the University of Helsinki and a former Secretary General of
the International Mathematical Union. The mathematical program is
scheduled to end at 5.45 p.m. on June 17.
The program will be posted at the website http://www.joensuu.fi/cmft
of the conference as soon as it is made definite. The final program
details will also appear in the Program booklet, to be distributed
at the time of registration in the Conference Office.
April 15, 2005
Submission of abstracts
April 30, 2005
End of early registration
April 30, 2005
Notification of acceptance of contributed talks
Abstract of all contributions (lectures, talks, posters) should
be submitted to the local organizing committee by April 15, 2005.
Detailed instructions may be found at the website of the conference.
Participants will be notified of the acceptance (contributed talks,
posters) by April 30, 2005. Along with the notification, detailed
technical instructions will be sent to all speakers and poster presenters.
All speakers at the conference will be encouraged to submit articles
based on their talks to the journal "Computational Methods
and Function Theory" (see the website of the journal http://www.cmft.de).
All submitted papers will be subject to the usual refereeing process
6. Conference fee
The conference fee is 170 € if paid by April 30, 2005,
and 220 € afterwards. The fee covers all conference
material, a light supper in the evening of June 12, coffee/tea/refreshments
during the conference program, transportation services between the
airport/railway station/hotel/conference site, and a subscription
to the CMFT journal for the year of 2006. The corresponding fees
for accompanying persons are 25 €, resp. 30 €,
and 10 €, resp. 15 €, for children under
16 years of age.
Detailed instructions for the payment of the conference fee may
be found at the website of the conference. In case of any problems,
please contact the financial secretary of the conference, Mrs. Riitta
Sinkkonen, email firstname.lastname@example.org
7. Financial support
According to the tradition of the CMFT conferences, limited funds
will be reserved for partial support of travel/local expenses of
participants from developing countries. Those in need of such support
are requested to indicate this in their registration form, sending
the necessary documents supporting their application separately.
Applicants for such support will be notified about the decision
by April 30, 2005, at the latest.
8. Social program
All conference participants, including accompanying persons, will
be invited to an informal gathering in the Metria-building of the
University from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., June 12. A light supper will
There will be a reception for the conference participants, including
accompanying persons, in the evening of June 13.
The afternoon of June 15, 2005, will be reserved for an excursion,
tentatively, by buses to the Town of Savonlinna about 140 kilometres
from Joensuu. The preliminary plan includes a visit to the art gallery
"Retretti" and the medieval castle "Olavinlinna".
The cost of the excursion, to be paid at the conference office,
will be announced later on.
The conference dinner will be organized in the evening of June
17, after the end of the mathematical program. The cost of the dinner,
to be paid at the conference office, will also be announced later
Some program for the persons accompanying conference participants
will also be arranged. The present plans includes a city tour and
an excursion to Ilomantsi (giving some idea of the Carelian culture
in Finland). Details will appear at the conference website as soon
as they have been determined.
9. Travel information
As a rule, foreign nationals coming to Finland should have a valid
passport. Finland is a member of the so-called Schengen area, meaning
that the passport control happens when you enter this area. Although
there is usually no passport control for flights inside of this
area, controls may occasionally happen. Therefore, the participants
are advised to have their passport along in any case.
Citizens of most European countries and several other countries
(including U.S.A) as well are not required to have a visa to enter
Finland for a short stay, typically 30 days. If you don't have exact
information on this, please check at your nearest consular office
of Finland. If you need a visa, please apply at a Finnish consular
office as soon as possible.
In case any problems arise with regard to receipt of your visa
in due time, please provide us with the following information: your
name, address and date of birth, passport number, date and place
of your visa application and a short explanation of the situation.
We will then do all we can to resolve your problem.
Concerning exact travel information such as flight/train/bus schedules,
please consult the website of the conference, which contains information
and links to exact details.
On Sunday afternoon and evening, June 12, and early Monday morning,
June 13, our staff will be available at the Joensuu airport and
the Joensuu railway station for connections from Helsinki. The airport
bus normally runs up to Hotel Kimmel. For such flights, when a substantial
number of conference participants will arrive, we will arrange a
bus to run over the other hotels as well. In case of any difficulties
while arriving to Joensuu, please phone to 044-330 3659.
10. Local transportation in Joensuu
The hotels are at a convenient walking distance of the conference
site: about two kilometres from Hotel Kimmel, less than one kilometre
from Summer Hotel Elli and less than 1,5 kilometres from the other
hotels. Bus connections between the hotels and the University will
be arranged daily. Exact information will be available while you
11. Local information
Concerning local information about the town and the university,
including email services during the conference, see details at the
website of the conference.
The conference office will be open for registration in June 12,
from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. and in June 13, from 7.30 a.m. to 11.30 a.m.
in room M6 of the Metria-building of the University, see the campus
map at the website of the conference.