Second Announcement
Call for Contributions

Fifth International Conference

Zakopane, Poland, June 21 - 26, 1998

The Fifth International Conference on Mathematical Population Dynamics will be an interdisciplinary forum where applied mathematicians, statisticians, engineers, computer scientists, biologists, clinicians, epidemiologists, biomedical scientists and ecologists can share their experiences.It will concern mathematical modeling of populations at various levels, including biomolecules, genes and cells, and other topics of population biology, epidemiology and ecology. The meeting will focus on mathematical theory, model analysis and modeling of quantitative data in these fields.

The previous Mathematical Population Dynamics conferences were held at:
1st MPD Conference - University of Mississippi (USA) 1986
2nd International MPD Conference - Rutgers University (USA) 1989
3rd International MPD Conference - University of Pau (France) 1992
4th International MPD Conference - Rice University (USA) 1995

Main fields and session coordinators

The sessions are grouped in four main fields:

[1] Cell and Molecular Biology
Zvia Agur (Tel Aviv Univ.,Israel)
David Axelrod (Rutgers Univ., USA)
[2] Ecology and Evolutionary Dynamics
Adam Lomnicki (Jagiellonian Univ.,Poland)
Jean-Christophe Poggiale (Marseille Univ.,France)
[3] Epidemiology and Theory of Epidemics
David Greenhalgh (Strathclyde Univ.,UK)
Thu Hoang (Univ. Rene Descartes, France)
[4] Mathematical Methods of Population Dynamics
Horst Thieme (Arizona St.Univ.,USA)

The Conference will be accompanied by the Workshop on Spatially Heterogeneous Problems in Ecology and Epidemiology: Mathematical Models vs. Polluted Environment Data.

Tentative list of plenary/keynote speakers

  • R.M.Anderson - Evolutionary Dynamics of Infectious Diseases
  • Arazoza and R. Lounes - A Two-Type Model for the Cuban HIV-AIDS Epidemic
  • G.Bonadonna - TBA
  • M. Chaplain and A.Anderson - Mathematical Modelling of Tumour Angiogenesis, Invasion and Metastasis
  • D.Commenges - Estimation of Intensity Functions in Multistate Models and Application to Dementia and AIDS
  • K.P.Hadeler - Cellular Automata, Dimer Automata and Other Discrete Dynamical Systems: Mathematical Theory and Toolbox for Population Dynamics Modeling.
  • J.Hofbauer - Dynamics of Multilocus Systems with Weak Epistasis or Weak Selection
  • M.Ianelli - Control Problems in Age Structured Dynamics
  • W.Jaeger - TBA
  • M.Langlais - Diffusive Ecological and Epidemiological Models
  • A.Lasota - Semifractals and Population Dynamics
  • M.Mackey - Control of Myelopoiesis and the Genesis of Cyclical Neutropenia
  • A.Mosier - TBA
  • C.Neuhauser - The Coalescence Process with Selection
  • L.Norton - TBA
  • H.L.Smith - Microbial Competition in Bioreactors

  • Tentative list of sessions (organizer's name in brackets):

    [1] Cell and Molecular Biology
    Growth of Primary Tumors (Z.Bajzer)
    Tumor Heterogeneity, Angiogenesis and Metastasis (Y.Gusev)
    Cancer Diagnosis and Therapy (G.Webb)
    Challenges in Using HIV Models for Parameter Estimation (A.Neumann)
    DNA, Genes, and Genomes (M.Kimmel)
    Hematopoiesis and Leukemia (M.Mackey)
    Signal Transduction, Genetic Networks, and Cell Cycle (D.Axelrod)
    Cellular Automata and Agent Based Modeling (A.Deutch)

    [2] Ecology and Evolutionary Dynamics
    Population Genetics and Evolutionary Dynamics (E.Baake and R.Chakraborty)
    Gene Networks (T.Denis)
    Population Dynamics in Ecology (J.Uchmanski)

    [3] Epidemiology and Theory of Epidemics
    Non Linear Stochastic Models in Epidemiology/Biology (C.Mode)
    Dynamical Systems (P.K.Tapaswi)
    Mathematical Epidemiology (D.Greenhalgh)
    Population Dynamics of Infectious Diseases (R.M.Anderson)
    Challenges and Opportunities in Mathematics and Epidemiology (C.Castillo-Chavez)

    [4] Mathematical Methods of Population Dynamics
    Topological Methods in Analysing Population Dynamics (H.L.Smith)
    Diffusive Population Dynamics (M.Langlais and W.Fitzgibbon)
    Numerical Methods in Mathematical Population Dynamics (F.Milner and M.Kirkilionis)
    Optimization and Control Problems in Population Dynamics (M. Iannelli)
    Branching Models in Biology (Z.Taib)

    Steering Committee of the Conferences on Mathematical Population Dynamics

    Zvia Agur (Tel Aviv Univ., Israel)
    Ovide Arino (Chairman, Univ. of Pau, France)
    Pierre Auger (Univ. C. Bernard, France)
    David Axelrod (Rutgers Univ., USA)
    Vincenzo Capasso (Univ. Milano, Italy)
    Odo Diekmann (Univ. Utrecht, The Netherlands)
    Marek Kimmel (Rice Univ., USA)
    Andrzej Swierniak (Silesian Techn. Univ., Poland)
    John Tyson (Virginia Tech, USA)

    Organizing Committee

    Andrzej Swierniak (Chairman, Silesian Techn. Univ., Poland)
    William Fitzgibbon (Univ. Houston, USA)
    Ryszard Gessing (Silesian Techn. Univ., Poland)
    Jiri Jan (State Techn. Univ. Brno, Czech Rep.)
    Marek Kimmel (Rice Univ., USA)
    Tanya Kostova (Bulgarian Acad. Sci.)
    Andrzej Polanski (Silesian Techn. Univ., Poland)
    Jaroslaw Smieja (Conference Secretary)

    Scientific Committee

    Roger Arditi (Univ. Paris Sud, France)
    Carlos Castillo-Chavez (Cornell Univ., USA)
    Ranajit Chakraborty (Univ. Texas, Houston, USA)
    Mark Chaplain (Univ. Dundee, UK)
    Jan Doroszewski (Medical Centre for Postgraduate Studies, Poland)
    Leah Edelstein-Keshet (Univ. of British Columbia, Canada)
    Alberto Gandolfi (IASI, Rome)
    Hisashi Inaba (Min. of Health, Japan)
    Peter Jagers (Chalmers Univ., Sweden)
    Andrzej Lasota (Silesian Univ., Poland)
    Bela Novak (Techn. Univ. Budapest, Hungary)
    Alan Perelson (Los Alamos, USA)
    Ryszard Tadeusiewicz (Acad. of Mining and Metalurgy, Poland)
    Alain-Jacques Valleron (Univ. Paris VI, France)
    Edward Waniewski (Med. Military Acad., Poland)
    Glenn Webb (Vanderbilt Univ., USA)


    The Conference will be held in Zakopane, Poland, an acclaimed vacation resort in the Polish Tatra mountains, located near the Slovakian border within a short distance from Krakow and Katowice. These cities as well as Warsaw have convenient air links with many European airports and frequent bus and train connections with Zakopane.

    Social Event

    A hiking trip in the mountains will be organized. Alternatively, individuals may explore the countryside on their own.


    Participants are awaited in the "Sivarna" rest house, Zakopane- Koscielisko, 32 Sywarne St.
    Single, double, and three-bedded rooms will be available from Sunday, June 21 (with supper only) to Friday, June 26 (breakfast and lunch). On other days, three meals will be included. For extra payment the rest house will offer additional recreation facilities (swimming-pool, sauna, massage, solarium, gymnasium, tennis court).

    In case of huge number of participants, additional rooms will be available in nearby hotel of similar standard. Moreover, there is also possibility of choosing more luxury Kasprowy hotel (within half an hour walking distance from Siwarna) for extra allowance.

    Registration details

    The conference fee of 380 USD (420 USD if paid after April 1, 1998) includes registration fee, conference preprints as well as full board and accommodation for five days.

    The organizers have applied for financial support and expect limited assistance will be available.

    In case of choosing Kasprowy hotel, the fee covers registration fee, conference preprints, one-night deposit at the hotel and two meals daily at Siwarna. The daily rate for rooms with breakfast in Kasprowy is approximately 80 USD and it is not included in conference fee. Rooms in this hotel should be booked by the end of April.

    The conference fee should be paid to the following account:

    Politechnika Slaska w Gliwicach
    Bank Slaski I/O Gliwice
    nr 10501285-0202113056

    with full name of the participant and annotation
    "Mathematical Population Dynamics"

    The fee may be also paid on site (420 USD in that case), Visa and MasterCard will be accepted

    Registered participants of the Conference will be also entitled to attend the accompanying Workshop on Spatially Heterogeneous Problems in Ecology and Epidemiology: Mathematical Models vs. Polluted Environment Data


    Short abstracts (up to 300 words) should be submitted (e-mail and hard copy) to the Conference Secretary (address given on the registration form). The collection of selected papers will be published after the Conference in established international journals subject to peer review process.
    Organizers are negotiating contracts with journals including Journal of Theoretical Biology, Journal of Biological Systems, Mathematical Biosciences, Journal of Theoretical Medicine, Applied Mathematics and Computer Science, Jagiellonian University Press.

    Authors will be notified via e-mail about acceptance/rejection of their papers within one week from receiving their abstracts.


    Abstract submission and registration - March 25, 1998
    Full paper submission (tentative deadline) - August 1, 1998

    Sending abstracts after deadline will not guarantee possibility of paper presentation at the Conference.

    Further Information

    For further information please contact Conference Secretary or consult the Conference Web Site (no longer active... )

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