International Conference on
Nonlinear Partial Differential Equations
Theory and Approximation

August 29 - September 2, 2002

City University of Hong Kong

Second Announcement and Call for Papers


Nonlinear partial differential equations govern most physical phenomena. Accordingly, their theory and numerical simulation have undergone tremendous progress during the past decades. This conference aims to review and discuss the latest trends in these fields.


Multi-media Conference Room (MMR) at 4/F of Cheng Yick-chi Building and
Lecture Theatres 3 (LT3) at 4/F of Academic Building and
Lecture Theatres 6 (LT6) at 4/F of Academic Building (September 2, 2002 only )
August 29-September 2, 2002

The Conference will be held at City University of Hong Kong, which is easily reached by public transportation, and just 30 minutes away from the city's Central business district on Hong Kong Island. Hong Kong's subway system, the Mass Transit Railway (MTR), has a stop only a few minutes walk from the University. Shopping is also convenient as the University is connected to Festival Walk, the largest shopping mall in Hong Kong.


  • Philippe G. CIARLET, City University of Hong Kong and
                                      Université Pierre et Marie Curie, France
  • Roderick WONG, City University of Hong Kong

  • The Consulate General of France in Hong Kong
  • The Croucher Foundation
  • Hong Kong Mathematical Society
  • Hong Kong Pei Hua Education Foundation Limited
  • K C Wong Education Foundation
  • Liu Bie Ju Centre for Mathematical Sciences,
    City University of Hong Kong
  • Wei Lun Foundation Limited


THEORY: Existence Theory, Uniqueness and Non-Uniqueness of Solutions, Boltzmann Equation, Plasma Physics, Navier-Stokes Equations, Nonlinear Elasticity, Phase Transitions, Micro-structures.

APPROXIMATION: Finite Difference Methods, Finite Element Methods, Finite Volume Methods, Computational Mechanics, Computational Chemistry.


1. Stuart S. ANTMAN University of Maryland USA
2. Douglas N. ARNOLD University of Minnesota USA
3. John M. BALL University of Oxford UK
4. Alberto BRESSAN International School for Advanced Studies Italy
5. Michel CHIPOT Universität Zürich Switzerland
6. Philippe G. CIARLET Université Pierre et Marie Curie France
7. Constantine M. DAFERMOS Brown University USA
8. Roland GLOWINSKI University of Houston USA
9. Robert V. KOHN New York University USA
10. Claude Le BRIS École Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées France
11. Yvon MADAY Université Pierre et Marie Curie France
12. Louis NIRENBERG New York University USA
13. Alfio QUARTERONI École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne Switzerland
14. Christoph SCHWAB ETH Zürich Switzerland
15. Roger TEMAM Université de Paris-Sud France
16. Richard S. VARGA Kent State University USA
17. Enrique ZUAZUA Universidad Complutense de Madrid Spain


The program will be held from Thursday, August 29, 2002 to Monday, September 2, 2002. It also includes 50-minute plenary talks, 30-minute invited talks and 20-minute contributed talks.


Abstracts of contributed papers must be received by July 1, 2002. Abstracts should be typed in LaTeX or TeX, not exceed one page, and be sent to the Conference Secretariat by email at


Early registration fee USD120
(on or before June 30, 2002)
After June 30, 2002 USD140

If you are interested in attending the conference, please register online or fill in the form in MS Word or pdf format and send it back to the Conference Secretary either by 

  1. E-mail at or
  2. Fax at (852) 2788 7446 (where 852 is the country code) or
  3. Post to us.


We have organized a number of events for all conference attendees:

Welcome Reception
August 29, 2002 (Thursday) 6:15 pm
City Top Restaurant at 9/F City University Amenities Building
(Open to all conference attendees)

Conference Banquet
August 30, 2002 (Friday) 6:30 pm onward
City Chinese Restaurant at 8/F City University Amenities Building

Sightseeing Trip
September 3, 2002 (Tuesday)
A half-day tour has been organized to visit some of the most interesting sites in Hong Kong. These sites include the spectacular views of the city from Victoria Peak, the beautiful beach at Repulse Bay, and a close-up view of the harbour in Aberdeen. We will have an exquisite buffet dinner at the luxuriously built restaurant cruiser in the evening. A fascinating night harbour view at the mid-level of the Victoria Peak will complete the half-day journey.
(Fee: USD58 per person including dinner)

Post-Conference China (Guangzhou, Foshan & Zhaoqing) Tour
September 4-6, 2002 (Wednesday - Friday)
Guangzhou is on the coast of the South China Sea and 182 km away from Hong Kong. Its spots of interest include Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall, Chen Family Ancestors, Six Banyan Pagoda and Ching Ping Market. Zhaoqing City is located in the middle of Guangdong Province. There are such tourist sights and places of historic interest as Seven-Star Cliff and Duanzhou Ink Stone. Located at the northern part of the Pearl River Delta, Foshan is about 17 km from Guangzhou. The Ancestral Temple, Shiwan Artistic Ceramics Factory and its artists workshops are open to visitors.
(Fee: USD342 per person, inclusive of transportation, 2-night hotel accommodation, meals and local tour)

Please visit the web site for details about joining the Sightseeing Trip and the Post-Conference China Tour. For inquiries, please send to


The Organising Committee has made special arrangements to offer discounted room rates for registered participants.
Royal Plaza Hotel (4-star)
HK$430 (~USD56) net per day
To book these rooms, fill in the form (MS Word , pdf) and fax the completed form directly to the Hotel.


Hong Kong is a vibrant city which offers the best of the East and the West. Its dramatic, contemporary architecture makes its skyline one of the most famous in the world. Hong Kong is further enhanced by the new Tsing Ma Bridge, the longest suspension bridge in the world, carrying both road and rail traffic. In addition to this, Hong Kong is well-known as a shopping metropolis. Supporting all of these is Hong Kongˇ¦s rich heritage which includes its colonial past and its Chinese culture.

In August, the weather is warm and sunny with average temperature ranging from 25°C to 32°C.


Please inquire at your local Chinese embassy or travel agency for information regarding visas to Hong Kong. We believe no visas are required for holders of west European, Canadian and American passports.

If you decide to join the Post-Conference China tour, visas for China can be arranged while in Hong Kong.


Airport to the Royal Plaza Hotel
(HK$90 per person per trip)
There is a hotel shuttle service, which will take you from the airport directly to the hotel. After collecting your baggage, please use exit A and proceed to the Counter 2C (in front of McDonald) for shuttle bus arrangement.

Hotel address:
Royal Plaza Hotel
193 Prince Edward Road West, Mongkok, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Tel.: (852) 2928 8822 Fax: (852) 2606 0088

Please note that all taxi and public transport fares are subject to change, and must be paid in Hong Kong dollars.

Getting to City University from the Royal Plaza Hotel
The Royal Plaza Hotel is located above the Kowloon Canton Railway (KCR) station at Mongkok. It is one stop from Mongkok to the Kowloon Tong station (in the direction of Lo Wu), where signs direct pedestrians to the Concourse downstairs and then to City University.

City University can be accessed via Exit C of Kowloon Tong station. The University link tunnel is located on Level LG1 of the Festival Walk shopping mall and takes you directly to the campus.


Maggie Mak
Conference Secretary
Liu Bie Ju Centre for Mathematical Sciences
City University of Hong Kong
83 Tat Chee Avenue
Kowloon, Hong Kong
Tel.: (852) 2788 9816    Fax: (852) 2788 7446
Web Site:

Last updated on July 31, 2002.