The 11th European Finite Element Fair
May 31 - June 01 2013, Heraklion, Crete, Greece

The Archimedes Center for Modeling, Analysis and Computations and IACMFORTH are organizing the 11th European Finite Element Fair in Heraklion, Greece, on Friday May 31 and Saturday June 01, 2013. Sessions will take place in the Student Center auditorium of the University of Crete.

Local organizing committee: Panagiotis Chatzipantelidis, Vassilios Dougalis, Theodoros Katsaounis, Charalambos Makridakis, Michael Plexousakis, Chrysoula Tsogka, George Zouraris. Contact the organizers.


 Friday 31 MaySaturday 01 June
09.30-10.00Registration and coffeeCoffee
10.00-11.15Morning sessionMorning session
11.15-11.45Coffee breakCoffee break
11.45-13.00Morning sessionMorning session
13.00-14.30Lunch breakLunch break
14.30-15.45Afternoon sessionAfternoon session
15.45-16.15Coffee breakCoffee break
*Dinner will take place in "Αυλή του Δευκαλίωνα" (Avli tou Defkaliona) (see map)

Format of the Meeting

The European Finite Element Fair (EFEF) is an annual series of completely informal small workshops throughout Europe with equal initial conditions for each speaker. EFEF provides a platform for high-level discussions on current research on finite element approximation, in the broadest sense, of partial differential equations. Authors are encouraged to present one new idea rather than review a full research project. In this spirit, the communication of recent and new results, even not yet published, is very welcome. A few, but strict, rules apply to EFEF in order to distinguish it from existing workshops and minisymposia in the field.

  • Speakers at EFEF are volunteers from the audience. Provided that she or he is present throughout the meeting, each participant is invited to talk.
  • Based on the number of speakers the time available will be divided into slots for the talks. The order of the speakers will be determined through random choice, by drawing names out of a hat. Speakers cannot request a specific time to talk.
  • Each speaker should introduce himself or herself, the title and topic, and is expected to leave sufficient time, within the allocated time-slot, for discussion. Speakers have to prepare a talk that can be trimmed to various lengths (from seconds to 30 minutes). For a smooth meeting, the time table will be strictly enforced.
  • The Book. Starting from EFEF 2005, a book will be available (in the Oberwolfach tradition) to record new analytical and numerical results presented during EFEF. Results can be hand-written or typeset and glued into the book.
  • The Presentation. Bring your presentation as a pdf-file on an USB-stick. That will make life/technical support much more relaxed and easier during the conference.

European Organizing Committee

  • Christine Bernardi, Université Pierre & Marie Curie, Paris, France
  • Daniele Boffi, Università di Pavia, Italy
  • Carsten Carstensen, Humboldt-Universität, Berlin, Germany
  • Charlie Elliott, University of Warwick, England
  • Stig Larsson, Chalmers Tekniska Högskola, Göteborg, Sweden
  • Rolf Rannacher, Universität Heidelberg, Germany
  • Rolf Stenberg, Helsinki, Finland
  • Christoph Schwab, ETH Zürich, Switzerland
  • Endre Süli, Oxford University, England

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