Sections and Organizers
S01 
Multibody dynamics Multibody dynamics enables the simulation of a wide variety of systems, all characterized by having multiple parts in relative motion with one another. Applications span from biological to engineering systems, requiring diverse capabilities which range from realtime simulation to high fidelity modeling of complex multidisciplinary systems. Goal of this minisymposium is to present a view on the latest developments in models and advanced numerical methods in multibody dynamics. Focus is on techniques that enable applications to complex reallife problems. Sina OberBlöbaum (Paderborn)Robert Seifried (Hamburg) 

S02 
Biomechanics Section S02 will focus on numerical and experimental techniques to study the structure, function and evolution of biological systems for a broad spectrum of scales, i.e., addressing the cellular, tissue, organ, or organ system scale. The topics will focus on, but are not limited to, multiscale modelling, gait analysis, foot biomechanics, musculoskeletal and orthopedic biomechanics, remodeling, cardiovascular biomechanics, multiphase modeling of biological tissues, tumor growth modeling, transport oncophysics, nanomechanics of biological materials, nanomedicine, modeling of drug delivery, and imagebased methods for assessing and interpreting clinical data. Bernd Markert (Aachen)Oliver Röhrle (Stuttgart) 

S03 
Damage and fracture mechanics Failure of materials and structural components is an important issue as long as manmade constructions exist. The section focuses on damage mechanics and fracture mechanics for all kinds of solid materials and structures. It aims at bringing together related original research covering experimental observations, modeling approaches and numerical techniques. Moreover, material failure is a complex process, which may be considered on different length scales ranging from atomistic scale up to macro scale of engineering structures. Since failure behavior of materials strongly depends on loading situations, contributions addressing static, dynamic and multiaxial failure are welcome as well as fatigue problems. Reinhold Kienzler (Bremen)Meinhard Kuna (Freiberg) 

S04 
Structural mechanics The section will focus on advanced theoretical, numerical and experimental models for the evaluation of the behavior of structures. The diffusion of innovative materials characterized by high strength, anisotropy and unconventional mechanical responses (metamaterials) pose new challenges to the design and the performance of various structural elements like beams, plates and shells. In particular, structural issues may appear at different scales when materials with an internal architecture are employed. Particularly welcome are models and algorithms for structures that address nonlinear material behaviors and investigate structural stability at different scales. Manfred Bischoff (Stuttgart)Sven Klinkel (Aachen) 

S05 
Nonlinear oscillations The section covers all fields of vibrational problems in solid mechanics or mechatronics including nonlinear effects. Submissions may address, for example, systems with nonlinear material behavior, nonlinearities in joints, mathematical solution methods (analytical or numerical), control or description of nonlinear behavior like bifurcations or chaos, or experimental idendification of nonlinearities. Alexander Fidlin (Karlsruhe)Dietrich Flockerzi (Magdeburg) 

S06 
Material modelling in solid mechanics The section focuses on constitutive modelling of natural and artificial materials subject to elastic and inelastic deformation processes. The aim is to compare new constitutive models formulated on both the phenomenological and the micromechanics basis to determine their validity by comparison of simulations with experiments. A wide range of open problems will be considered in the section, like multiscale modelling of heterogeneous materials, implementation of constitutive models in numerical applications, and the virtual testing of structural systems. Daniel Balzani (Dresden)Abrecht Bertram (Magdeburg) 

S07 
Coupled problems Coupled problems arise in several applications. From a general point of view each problem containing more than one primary field is called a coupled one. Usually the class of coupled problems is subdivided into volumetrically coupled problems and problems with surface coupling. The class of volumetrically coupled problems contains e.g. the fluid flow in porous solids described by mixture theory, thermomechanically coupled problems, chemomechanically coupled problems and electro or magnetomechanically coupled problems while in the second class problems like the fluidsolid interaction via an interface are included. Holger Steeb (Bochum) 

S08 
Multiscales and homogenization This section is dedicated to discuss recent advances in multiscale and homogenization techniques for static and dynamic problems. Topics of particular interest are nonlinear homogenization techniques, multiscale modelling of failure processes and localization phenomena, FE2 methods, atomistic to continuum coupling, contact homogenization, model reduction techniques and furthermore homogenization schemes incorporating experimentally determined microstructure data. Thomas Böhlke (Karlsruhe)Klaus Hackl (Bochum) 

S09 
Laminar flows and transition This section will focus on the analysis and modeling of transition from laminar to turbulent flow using DNS, LES, RANS equations, and experiments. Björn Hof (Wien) 

S10 
Turbulence and reactive flows The topic of this session is the analysis and modeling of turbulent nonreactive and reactive flows based on DNS, LES, RANS, and experiments. Michael Pfitzner (München) 

S11 
Interfacial flows The understanding and control of interfacial phenomena is one of the main challenges in multiphase fluid mechanics, at the crossroads of scientific disciplines like Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Engineering. Eckart Laurien (Stuttgart) 

S12 
Waves and acoustics Waves are a ubiquitous natural phenomenon and acoustics are, besides surface water waves, the most obvious representatives, familiar to anybody and quantitatively known to any student of mathematics, physics or a technical subject. To this corresponds a long mathematical tradition, continuing today in the accurate numerical computation of linear and nonlinear wave phenomena. Stefanie Retka (Clausthal) 

S13 
Flow control Many technical applications involving flows profit from trying to manipulate the boundary conditions or flow parameters in such a way as to generate a desired effect, like reduced drag, increased mixing, attenuated or increased turbulence or reduced sound emission, for example. The sophistication of the governing equations requires a broad range of research topics and methods to be covered, including analytical treatments, reducedorder modelling, passive manipulation of boundaries in experiments involving riblets, active manipulations using actuators, for example, or numerical approaches involving the adjoint equations, amongst others. Richard Semaan (Braunschweig) 

S14 
Applied analysis This session is devoted to the mathematical analysis of natural phenomena and engineering problems. In this area PDEs play a basic role. Therefore lectures discussing analytical aspects of PDE problems as well as problems in the Calculus of Variations are welcome. Additionally, real and complex analysis problems are in the focus of this section. Guido Schneider (Stuttgart)Hannes Uecker (Oldenburg) 

S15 
Applied stochastics The session especially welcomes contributions to the following topics: uncertainty quantification; risk analysis and assessment; Bayesian methods in engineering; decision analysis; stochastic modeling (including spatiotemporal modeling); stochastic mechanics; stochastic algorithms and simulation; stochastic processes (including time series); resampling methods; stochastic networks. Applications to large scaled problems are encouraged. Rudolf Grübel (Hannover)JensPeter Kreiß (Braunschweig) Alexander Lindner (Ulm) 

S16 
Optimization Optimization is the next natural step after simulation with increasing importance in the future. The aim of this session is to provide the basis of a holistic overview of all areas of optimization. Thus abstracts from both a theoretical as well as an applied perspective are welcome. Anton Schiela (Bayreuth)Alexandra Schwartz (Darmstadt) 

S17 
Applied and numerical linear algebra The aim of this section is to bring together experts in the field of applied and numerical linear algebra, discussing recent theoretical and algorithmic developments. Agnieszka Miedlar (Berlin)Martin Stoll (Magdeburg) 

S18 
Numerical methods of differential equations For all fields of applications the mathematical models are primarily based on differential equations. Hence, their numerical solution plays a fundamental role in numerical mathematics. This section covers mainly the construction and the behavior of numerical methods for differential equations including those of ordinary as well as of partial differential type. Carsten Carstensen (Berlin)Lars Diening (Osnabrück) 

S19 
Optimization of differential equations In this session novel developments devoted to optimization and optimal control problems governed by ordinary or partial differential equations will be discussed. The focus is on theoretical investigations, numerical analysis, algorithmic issues as well as on application. Arnd Rösch (DuisburgEssen)Daniel Wachsmuth (Würzburg) 

S20 
Dynamics and control Dynamics and control is an interdisciplinary section which in particular adresses mathematical systems theory and control engineering. The contributions to this section are also concerned with the mathematical understanding and design of controllers which appear in actual applications. Tobias Breiten (Graz)Stefan Streif (Ilmenau) 

S21 
Mathematical signal and image processing Over the last decade mathematics has become the cornerstone in Signal and Image processing ranging from various methods for signal reconstruction to modelling of imaging modalities over its classical disciplines compression, denoising, segmentation, and registration to feature extraction. The used methodologies include such diverse fields as harmonic analysis, inverse problems, variational analysis, mathematical statistics, partial differential equations, optimization, approximation theory and sampling theory. The aim of this section is to foster interdisciplinary collaboration and the development of new directions in mathematical signal and image processing spawned from the interaction of various mathematical communities. Martin Ehler (Wien)Dirk Lorenz (Braunschweig) 

S22 
Scientific computing Scientific Computing is concerned with the efficient numerical solution of mathematical models from both science and engineering. The field covers a wide range of topics: from mathematical modeling over the development, analysis and efficient implementation of numerical methods and algorithms to software and finally application for the solution of complex realworld problems on modern computing systems. This interdisciplinary field combines approaches from applied mathematics, computer science and a wide range of applications in which insilico experiments play an increasingly important role. Martin HankeBourgeouis (Mainz)Andreas Meister (Kassel) 

S23 
Applied operator theory The session welcomes talks in operator theory, including: differential operators, operator semigroups, spectral and perturbation theory, operators in indefinite inner product spaces, function spaces, general functional analysis and mathematical physics. Birgit Jacob (Wuppertal)Carsten Trunk (Ilmenau) 

S24 
History of fluid mechanics and history, teaching and popularization of mathematics This section will provide a forum for the presentation of historical and/or speculative studies on mechanics focusing on the relations between concepts from antiquity up to now, which could be of interest to historians of mechanics and physics as well as researchers in mechanics. Harald Löwe (Braunschweig) 

S25 
Algebra, logic and set theory This section will highlight and present recent research in algebra, mathematical logic and set theory, including representation theory, group theory, reflection groups, quantum groups, computability theory, model theory, and proof theory. Michael Cuntz (Hannover)
The DVMLG funds three logicrelated talks in the section given by Bahareh Afshari (Vienna), Nick Bezhanishvili (Amsterdam), and Andrew BrookeTaylor (Bristol). In addition to that, the DVMLG offers three modest travel stipends for students and earlycareer researchers who present logicrelated talks in section S25: Call for Applications (deadline: 31 December 2015). 

S26 
Discrete mathematics and theoretical computer science The section presents recent developments in discrete mathematics as well as the connection to theoretical computer science. Topics include combinatorics, discrete algorithms as well as discrete and computational geometry. Martin Henk (Berlin)Mihyun Kang (Graz) Thorsten Theobald (Frankfurt) 

S29 
Mathematics in the sciences and technology This section focuses on analysis, stochastics and numerics in mathematical and statistical physics, and applications to materials science and technology. Particular interest will be given to the study of quantum systems, from the atomic scale to that of large molecules and bulk systems of condensed matter, both in stationary and timedependent situations. Manfred Salmhofer (Heidelberg)Reinhold Schneider (Berlin) Heinz Siedentop (München) 
