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Welcome to Hyp2008 -- the twelfth international conference devoted to theory, numerics and applications of hyperbolic problems. The objective of the conference is to bring together scientists with interests in the theoretical, applied, and computational aspects of hyperbolic partial differential equations and related mathematical models found in diverse fields. As has been done in the past, a special effort will be made to enable young scientists to attend and to promote their interaction with the more senior researchers.

News / Announcements
  • The HYP2008 photo gallery is availble here
  • The proceedings of HYP2008 will be published by the American Mathematical Society (AMS). Papers from Plenary, Invited, and Contributed speakers at HYP2008 are welcome here. The deadline for accepting papers for the HYP2008 proceedings is November 30, 2008. All papers will be refereed, and notification of acceptance will be made by January 30, 2009.
  • The lecture slides of Plenary & Invited speakers are now posted
  • The group photo is posted.
  • The Thirteenth International Conference on Hyperbolic Problems: Theory, Numerics, and Applications will be held in Beijing, China. See you at HYP2010!
  • A list of conference participants from HYP2008 is posted.
  • A graph of International Participation is shown here (click for enlarged view):

    Hyp2008 covered a wide variety of the theory, numerics and applications of hyperbolic as well as other time-dependent problems. Its scope highlighted several main themes:
    Singular limits (zero-viscosity, relaxation, incompressible limit, semi-classical limits)
    Nonlinear wave patterns in multi-dimensions
    Particle/molecular dynamics (kinetic methods, magneto-hydrodynamics)
    Theory and numerics of multiphases and interfaces (boundary layers, phase boundaries, multiphase wave propagation)
    Transport in complex environments (homogenization, semi-classical limits, scattering in random media, porous media, biological applications, network and traffic flows)
    Model reduction - coupling and decompositions (passage from microscopic to macroscopic, numerical issues in transitional regimes, decomposition of fast and slow dynamics, coupling of Lagrangian-Eulerian descriptions).

    We were very happy to host HYP2008 at the University of Maryland in June 2008.

  • Eitan Tadmor, Jian-Guo Liu, Thanos Tzavaras
    University of Maryland, College Park

    History (past and future) The series of international conferences on Hyperbolic Problems was initiated by C. Carasso, P.-A. Raviart, and D. Serre with the first conference held in St-Etienne, France in 1986. Since then it has been organized on a biannual basis in Aachen, Germany (1988), Uppsala, Sweden (1990), Taormina, Italy (1992), Stony Brook, USA (1994), Hong Kong (1996), Zürich, Switzerland (1998), Magdeburg, Germany (2000), Pasadena, USA (2002), Osaka, Japan (2004) and Lyon, France (2006). Following this conference in College Park (2008), the Hyp series continued in Beijing, China (2010), Padova, Italy (2012), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (2014), Aachen, Germany (2016), Penn State, USA (2018) and Malaga, Spain (2020).

    Sponsors We would like to gratefully acknowledge partial support from the following sponsors:


    Important Dates

    Feb. 29, 2008

    Full consideration was given to abstracts which were submitted before the deadline of February 29, 2008.

    March 28, 2008 Notification of acceptance of papers
    April 11, 2008 Deadline: registration fee at a reduced rate.
    June 3, 2008 Deadline: online payment (may still pay on-site June 8-9)
    June 8, 2008 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm registration at the conference site
    June 9, 2008 8:00 am registration
    8:45 am opening of the conference
    June 13, 2008 12:30 pm closing of the conference
    Nov. 30, 2008 Final Deadline: Submission of Contribution for HYP2008 Proceedings
    Jan. 30, 2009 Notification of acceptance of the paper for the proceedings

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