[Aec-friends] OPSFA 2019: 2nd call for participation

Christoph Koutschan christoph.koutschan at ricam.oeaw.ac.at
Fri May 10 15:03:05 CEST 2019

Dear AEC friends and colleagues,

let me draw your attention to the OPSFA conference, that Peter Paule and 
I organize in Hagenberg in July (the week before the AEC Summer School - 
scroll down for more details). If you would like to present a talk or a 
poster, please send me your proposed title and abstract (soon). We would 
be glad to welcome many of you at this occasion!

Best wishes,


                                OPSFA 2019

                     15th International Symposium on
        Orthogonal Polynomials, Special Functions and Applications

                            July 22 - 26, 2019

                     RISC, Johannes Kepler University
                        Hagenberg (Linz), Austria


Important deadlines:
- 15.05.2019: title and abstract submission for talks
- 15.05.2019: submission of posters
- 30.06.2019: early bird registration

                       2nd CALL FOR PARTICIPATION
                         (registration is open)

The 15th Symposium on Orthogonal Polynomials and Special Functions and
Applications (OPSFA) will take place

          from July 22 to July 26, 2019, in Hagenberg, Austria.

It is organized by the Research Institute for Symbolic Computation
(RISC). The conference venue is on the campus of the University of
Applied Sciences in Hagenberg.  Hagenberg im Muehlkreis is a small town
in Upper Austria, surrounded by green hills and located halfway between
Salzburg and Vienna. All interested colleagues are cordially invited to
attend this meeting.

The conference features plenary lectures given by
- Thomas Bothner (King's College London, UK)
- Peter Clarkson (University of Kent, UK)
- Christian Krattenthaler (University of Vienna, Austria)
- Irina Nenciu (University of Illinois at Chicago, USA)
- Veronika Pillwein (Johannes Kepler University, Linz, Austria)
- Mikhail Sodin (Tel Aviv University, Israel)
- Alan Sokal (New York University, USA)
- Armin Straub (University of South Alabama, USA)
- Luc Vinet (University of Montreal, Canada)

The contributed talks will be organized in topical sessions (mini-
symposia). If you are interested in giving a talk, please refer to the
list of mini-symposia on the website and check to see which topic fits
best; then get into contact with the respective mini-symposium
organizers. If none of the topics are suitable, the talk can be
presented in the general session for contributed talks. In addition,
posters are accepted for display at the meeting. In both cases, please
contact the conference chair.

The early registration fee (until June 30) is 300 EUR. A reduced
registration fee of 190 EUR is available for students and for
participants from developing countries. The registration fee covers all
lunches, coffee breaks, and a welcome reception on Sunday evening (July
21). It also includes an excursion on Wednesday afternoon to the lovely
medieval city of Freistadt, and the conference dinner. Moreover, a
complimentary shuttle service is provided from the Linz airport / Linz
train station to the conference hotel on Sunday (July 21), and in the
opposite direction on Friday afternoon (July 26) and Saturday morning
(July 27). Accomodation can be booked via the conference registration
form at a rate of 44 EUR per night in a single room, including
breakfast, but payment is done directly at the hotel upon checkout. The
hotel is in walking distance to the lecture rooms.

The (post-) proceedings of this OPSFA conference will appear as a
special issue in
   Integral Transforms and Special Functions
The guest editors are Walter van Assche, Galina Filipuk, Christoph
Koutschan, and Francisco Marcellan. Further details will be announced
during the conference.


Conferences in the OPSFA series provide a forum for mathematicians,
physicists, and computational scientists to communicate recent research
results in the areas of orthogonal polynomials and special functions.

Scientific Committee:
- Walter van Assche (University of Leuven, Belgium)
- Diego Dominici (State University of New York, New Paltz, USA)
- Kathy Driver (University of Cape Town, South Africa)
- Galina Filipuk (University of Warsaw, Poland)
- Frank Garvan (University of Florida, Gainesville, USA)
- Mourad Ismail (University of Central Florida, Orlando, USA)
- Doron Lubinsky (Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, USA)
- Zeinab Mansour (Cairo University, Egypt)
- Francisco Marcellan (University Carlos III, Madrid, Spain)
- Bruno Salvy (Ecole Normale Superieure, Lyon, France)
- Michael Schlosser (University of Vienna, Austria)
- Thomas Trogdon (University of California, Irvine, USA)

Organizing Committee:
- Christoph Koutschan (RICAM, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Austria)
- Peter Paule (RISC, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria)

The symposium is an event of the SIAM Activity Group on Orthogonal
Polynomials and Special Functions. The activity group promotes basic
research in orthogonal polynomials and special functions, as well as
applications of this subject in other parts of mathematics, and in
science and industry. It encourages and supports the exchange of
information, ideas, and techniques between workers in this field and
other mathematicians and scientists. The activity group also awards the
Gabor Szego Prize every two years to an early-career researcher for
outstanding research contributions in the area of orthogonal polynomials
and special functions.

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