International Conference

CoMFoS17: Mathematical Analysis of Continuum Mechanics

Date: 2017 September 20 (Wed) - 22 (Fri)


Seaside House seminar room

Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST)

7542 Onna, Onna-Son, Kunigami, Okinawa 904-0411 Japan

Supported and organized by

- Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST)

- Research activity group in JSIAM

   'Mathematical Aspects of Continuum Mechanics (MACM)'


Mahesh Bandi (OIST)

Eliot Fried (OIST)

Masato Kimura (Kanazawa University)

Organizing Committee

Shiro Hirano (Ritsumeikan University)

Hiromichi Ito (Tokyo University of Science)

Naoshi Nishimura (Kyoto University)

Hirofumi Notsu (Kanazawa University)

Kohji Ohtsuka (Hiroshima Kokusai Gakuin University)

Akira Takada (Asahi Glass Co., Ltd.)

Takeshi Takaishi (Hiroshima Kokusai Gakuin University)

Aim and Scope

This is a three-day international conference on mathematical aspects of continuum mechanics. It is the sequel of the conference series CoMFoS organized by Research activity group in JSIAM 'Mathematical Aspects of Continuum Mechanics' (`MACM').

Presentations will focus on mathematical theory and numerical simulations related to topics including but not limited to elasticity, plasticity, fracture mechanics, rheology, acoustics/optics, inverse problems, and optimal shape design. These topics have become more important in applications, and a deeper understanding of their mathematical properties is required for further advances. We especially invite distinguished mathematicians, physicists, and engineers from academia and industry.

Expected Outcomes

Each lecture will be followed by discussion time with the objective of (i) determining new mathematical research directions in continuum mechanics that fulfill contemporary engineering and industrial needs and (ii) discovering new pathways for exploiting recently developed mathematical methods in engineering and industry.

History of CoMFoS and MACM

"CoMFoS" was initiated in 1995 under the auspices of the activity group 'Continuum Mechanics Focusing on Singularities' (`CoMFoS') of the Japan Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (JSIAM). From April 2010, the activity group CoMFoS was renamed 'Mathematical Aspects of Continuum Mechanics' (`MACM'). This is the 17th conference of CoMFoS and will be held at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST) Graduate University.

Key Words

Continuum mechanics, Rheology, Mathematical modeling, Industrial applications

Registration and Program

Participants will have the option of staying without charge in twin guest rooms in the seaside house at OIST. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be served during the conference, again without charge. Accompanying guests who wish to stay in the Seaside House may do so at a total cost of ¥6000 and may participate in meals at a total cost of  ¥20,000.  

Registration page

Registration fee: 3,000JPY (in cash at the reception desk)

Deadline for registration with a talk: 2017 June 30

Deadline for registration without a talk: 2017 July 31

Since the number of guest rooms are limited, please register as immediately as possible.

The schedule is planned as follows.


     September 19th (Tue) Reception 15:00-18:00

     September 20th (Wed) 9:00-15:30, 19:30-20:40

     September 21st (Thu) 9:00-12:30, 19:30-20:40

     September 22nd (Fri) 9:00-12:10

The program is now open.

Contact address: 

Masato Kimura:

Eliot Fried:

Mahesh Bandi: