Research Workshop on


A follow up of the workshop in May 2008



















Participants of the 2008 workshop


Certosa di Pontignano, Siena, October, 12-15 2009


Heads of Research Groups

Costanza Conti (Università di Firenze, Italy)

Nira Dyn (Tel Aviv University, Israel)

Kai Hormann (Technische Universität Clausthal, Germany)

Kurt Jetter (Universität Hohenheim, Germany)

David Levin (Tel Aviv University, Israel)

Jean Luis Merrien (INSA de Rennes, France)

Francesca Pitolli (Università di Roma “La Sapienza”, Italy)

Ulrich Reif (Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany)

Amos Ron (University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, USA)

Malcolm Sabin (Cambridge University, UK)

Tomas Sauer (Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen, Germany)

Thomas P.-Y. Yu (Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, USA)

Georg Umlauf (Technische Universität Kaiserslautern, Germany)

Michael Unser (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Suisse)

Johannes Wallner (Technische Universität Graz, Austria)



Scientific Committee

Costanza Conti (Università di Firenze, Italy)

Nira Dyn (Tel Aviv University, Israel)

Laura Gori (Università di Roma “La Sapienza”, Italy)

Francesca Pitolli (Università di Roma “La Sapienza”, Italy)



Organizing Committee

Maria Laura Lo Cascio (Dipartimento di  Metodi e Modelli Matematici per le Scienze Applicate, Università di Roma “La Sapienza”)

Rossana Morandi (Dipartimento di Energetica “Sergio Stecco”, Università di Firenze)

Maria Lucia Sampoli (Dipartimento di Scienze Matematiche e Informatiche “Roberto Magari”, Università di Siena)

Elisabetta Santi (Dipartimento di Ingegneria Meccanica, Energetica e Gestionale, Università dell’Aquila)




The Conference will take place at the Certosa di Pontignano,  Siena. (Google map)




The venue offers: 20 single rooms (77-87 € per day) and 23 double rooms (144 € per day) plus some small apartments. Thus, the number of participants is limited by about 40 people. Accompanying people are welcome in case they share double rooms with participants.



Travel Information

Pontignano is close to Siena (Tuscany, Italy) and can be easily reached from Siena or Florence.

There are three major airports close to Pontignano: Roma/Rome, Firenze/Florence, Pisa.

From there you travel to Siena by bus (Autolinee Sena - Siena or or by train (

(Distances: Roma-Siena about 250km; Firenze-Siena about 70km; Pisa-Siena about 120km; Siena-Pontignano about 11km)

There is also a bus/train service from Milano/Milan (370km) and Bologna (170km) to Siena by Autolinee Sena - Siena or

From Siena take the bus number 34 ( (1.30€) or a taxi (approx. 18.00€) to reach Pontignano.