International Conference CoMFoS16:

Mathematical Analysis of Continuum Mechanics and Industrial Applications II

Date: 2016 October 22th (Sat) - 24th (Mon) [FINISHED]

Place: Kyushu University, Nishijin Plaza

Supported and organized by

Institute of Mathematics for Industry (IMI), Kyushu University,

as part of the project "Workshop of the Joint Research Projects (in Japanese)"

Co-organized by

The research activity group in JSIAM called 'Mathematical Aspects of Continuum Mechanics (MACM)'


This was the program (pdf)


This is the promotional poster

Aim and Scope

This is a three-day international conference on mathematical aspects of continuum mechanics for solids. It is the sequel of last year's CoMFoS15 workshop. We aim to discuss about the advancements of the topics in CoMFoS15 and bring forth new research topics. Now, CoMFoS17 is being organised.

The intended audience are experts from fields ranging from mathematics and physics to engineering and industry. We focus on mathematical theory and numerical simulations related to topics such as fracture mechanics, elasticity, plasticity, scattering, inverse problem and optimal shape design. These topics have become more important in engineering and industry, and a deeper understanding of their mathematical properties is required for future applications. We especially invite distinguished researchers from mathematics, physics, engineering, and industry. There will be various kinds of lectures including the special lectures by the keynote speakers of the conference.

History of CoMFoS and MACM

The conference series "CoMFoS" started at 1995 and has been organized by the activity group 'Continuum Mechanics Focusing on Singularities (CoMFoS)' in The Japan Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (JSIAM). From April 2010, the activity group CoMFoS was renamed 'Mathematical Aspects of Continuum Mechanics (MACM)'. The 16th conference of CoMFoS is held as the IMI Workshop of the Joint Research Projects supported by Institute of Mathematics for Industry, Kyushu University.

Key Words

Continuum mechanics, Fracture mechanics, Mathematical modeling, Industrial application


The peer reviewed proceedings are published and available here

Keynote Speakers

Nadia Ansini (La Sapienza, Rome, Italy)

Minimising movements for oscillating energies: the critical regime

Eliot Fried (Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University, Japan)

Geometric variational problems involving competition between line and surface energy

Shiro Hirano (Ritsumeikan University, Japan)

Integral representation and its applications of the mechanics of earthquakes

Hirotada Honda (NTT Network Technology Laboratories, Japan)

On mathematical modeling and analysis of brain network

Maria Lukacova (University of Mainz, Mainz, Germany)

Asymptotic preserving IMEX schemes for weakly compressible fluids

Marco Morandotti (SISSA, Trieste, Italy)

Structured deformations of continua: theory and applications

Adrian Muntean (Karlstads Universitet, Karlstad, Sweden)

Reaction-diffusion systems with distributed microstructures: well-posedness, homogenization asymptotics, multiscale feedback estimates

Naoshi Nishimura (Kyoto University, Japan)

Discretisation of electric field integral equation with Hdiv inner products

Akira Takada (Asahi Glass Company, Japan)

Structural disorder in materials and time’s arrow

Marita Thomas (Weierstrass Institute, Berlin, Germany)

Energetic concepts for coupled rate-independent and rate-dependent processes: Damage & delamination in visco-elastodynamics

Shiro Tsukamoto (National Institute of Technology, Anan College, Japan)

Crystal growth mechanism of compound semiconductor quantum dots

Takumi Washio (The University of Tokyo, Japan)

Continuum mechanical modeling of cardiac muscle

Invited Speakers

Ryosuke Ando (University of Tokyo, Japan)

Application of dynamic earthquake rupture simulation to the 2016 Kumamoto earthquake

Hideyuki Azegami (Nagoya University, Japan)

Second derivative of cost function and H1 Newton method in shape optimization problem

Elliott Ginder (Hokkaido University, Japan)

Modeling of interfacial active matter: a line mass approach

Sayako Hirobe (Keio University, Japan)

Mathematical modeling of the desiccation cracking

Hiroshi Kanayama (Japan Women's University)

Balancing domain decomposition (BDD) related preconditioners in engineering including magnetostatic problems

Tomoya Konishi (National Institute of Technology, Anan College, Japan)

Spatial point process and Hopkins-Skellam index of InAs quantum dot formation on GaAs(001)

Patrick van Meurs (Kanazawa University, Japan)

Self-organisation of non-locally interacting particles at boundaries

Hana Mizerova (University of Mainz, Mainz, Germany)

Numerical analysis and solution of a viscoelastic fluid flow model

Takashi Nakazawa (Tohoku University, Japan)

Shape optimization problem of flow fields toward turbulent control

Kohji Ohtsuka (Hiroshima Kokusai Gakuin University, Japan)

Shape optimization of set of singular points in boundary value problems

Ryohei Seto (Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University, Japan)

Nonuniform flow of shear thickening suspensions in widegap rotary Couette geometry

Amy Shen (Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University, Japan)

Flow of wormlike micellar solutions around confined microfluidic cylinders

Indra Vir Singh (Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, India)

Numerical simulation of fracture mechanics problems by extended isogeometric analysis

Karel Svadlenka (Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University, Japan)

Applications of thresholding methods for interface motion

Daisuke Tagami (Institute of Math-for-Industry, Kyushu University, Japan)

An application of characteristic methods into a generalized particle method for convection-diffusion equations

Shingo Urata (Asahi Glass Company, Japan)

Multiscale modeling for glass fracture

Tetsuo Yamaguchi (Kyushu University, Japan)

Monitoring and prediction of catastrophic mechanical phenomena


  • Masato Kimura (Kanazawa University)

  • Patrick van Meurs (Kanazawa University)

  • Hirofumi Notsu (Kanazawa University)

Organizing Committee

  • Vladimír Chalupecký (Fujitsu Ltd.)

  • Kohji Ohtsuka (Hiroshima Kokusai Gakuin University)

  • Daisuke Tagami (Institute of Mathematics for Industry, Kyushu University)

  • Akira Takada (Asahi Glass Co., Ltd.)


  • Patrick van Meurs: pjpvmeurs (at)

  • Masato Kimura: mkimura (at)