1. General background
The Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey, will be hosting the sixth international
conference on Computational Methods and Function Theory (CMFT 2009)
to be held June 0812, 2009.
The general theme of the meeting concerns various aspects of
interaction of complex variables and scientific computation,
including related topics from function theory, approximation theory
and numerical analysis. Another important aspect of the CMFT
meetings, previously held in Valparaiso 1989, Penang 1994, Nicosia
1997, Aveiro 2001 and Joensuu 2005,
is to promote the creation and maintenance of contacts with scientists
from diverse cultures.
The international organizing committee of CMFT 2009 consists of
M. Kocatepe (Bilkent University, Turkey),
St. Ruscheweyh (Würzburg University, Germany),
E. B. Saff (Vanderbilt University, USA),
I. Laine (University of Joensuu, Finland) . The local organizing committee of CMFT 2009
includes S. Gergün (Çankaya University), A.
Goncharov (Bilkent University), M. Kocatepe (Bilkent University), Natalya Zheltukhina (Bilkent University).
2. Mathematical program
The mathematical program
consists of invited plenary lectures, contributed talks and poster sessions.
The plenary lectures will be
R. Askey (University of Wisconsin,
Madison, USA): A survey of some of what is going on in mathematics
education around the world,
Van Assche (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium): Hermite-Padé
rational approximation to irrational numbers,
(Christian-Albrechts-Universität Kiel, Germany): Iteration of
D. Crowdy (Imperial College of
London, UK): Function theory in multiply connected domains,
P. Gauthier (Université de
Montréal, Canada): Universality
- approximating all functions by single universal function,
Kaptanoğlu (Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey): Spaces of
holomorphic and harmonic functions on the ball and their
P. Koskela (University of
Jyväskylä, Finland): Planar mappings of finite distortion,
J. Langley (University of Nottingham, UK):
Derivatives and differences of meromorphic functions,
T. Ransford (Université Laval,
Québec, Canada): Computation of capacity,
(University College Dublin, Ireland):
Cauchy and Goursat problems for holomorphic PDE's,
CMFT 2009 Young Researcher Awardee: To be announced.
There will be several sessions for 25-minute talks. Poster sessions will also
be organized for those participants who prefer this type of
The program will be posted at the website
http://www.bilkent.edu.tr/~cmft of the conference as soon as it
is made definite. The final program details will also appear in the
Program booklet, to be distributed at the time of registration in
the Conference Office.
3. CMFT 2009 Young Researcher Award
The organizers accept nominations for the CMFT 2009 Young Researcher
by October 15, 2008. Possible nominations should by emailed to
and a copy to "firstname.lastname@example.org".
should include the following data concerning the nominee: name, year
birth, year of Ph.D. (or equivalent) completed, a short description
research achievements. The nominee should not be older than 35
seven years at most from the completion of his/her doctoral degree.
selected awardee will be one of the plenary speakers at CMFT 2009.
|April 15, 2009
||Submission of abstracts
|April 15, 2009
||Submission of registration
||Notification of acceptance of contributed talks
Abstract of all contributions (lectures,
talks, posters) should be submitted to the local organizing
committee by April 15, 2009.
Detailed instructions are available from the homepage of CMFT
Participants will be notified of the acceptance (contributed talks,
posters) in April, 2009.
All speakers at the conference will be encouraged to submit
articles based on their talks to the journal "Computational Methods
and Function Theory" (see the website of the journal
All submitted papers will be subject to the usual refereeing process
7. Conference fee
The conference fee is USD 300 if paid by April 15, 2009, and
USD 350 afterwards. The corresponding fees for
accompanying persons are USD 45 , resp. USD 50, and
USD 20, resp. USD 25 for children under 16 years of age.
The conference fee is
USD 150 for graduate students and young post-docs if
paid by April 15, and
USD 175 afterwards.
The fee covers all conference material,
coffee/tea/refreshments during the conference program,
transportation services between the airport /hotel/conference site,
and a subscription to the CMFT journal (except for students)
for the year of 2010.
According to the tradition of the CMFT
conferences, limited funds will be reserved for partial support of
local expenses and/or reduction of conference fee of
participants from developing countries. Those in need of such
support are requested to indicate this in their registration form.
Applicants for such support will be notified about the decision in
9. Visa Information
Most of the travelers to
Turkey require a visa. For most of them visas can be obtained at the
port of entry in Turkey or from the Turkish Consulate General or
Turkish Diplomatic Missions of their home countries.
For more information, please visit the consular information on web
site of Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Registration, accommodation and transport
hotel information, and
travel information can be found at
the conference website.