The papers of the Special Issue associated with this conference (The Cape Verde International Days on Mathematics 2015) have just been published in J. Math. Anal. 7 (2016), no.1

The papers are freely available online at

The Cape Verde International Days on Mathematics 2015 (CVIM'2015) will take place at the University of Cape Verde (Uni-CV), Campus of Mindelo, São Vicente, Cape Verde, on April 27 - 30, 2015.

The main aim of the conference is to promote, encourage, and bring together researchers in the fields of Optimization and Variational Analysis, Mathematical Systems Theory, Ordinary and Partial Differential Equations, Geometric Nonlinear Control and Applications, Fractional Calculus and Applications, and Calculus on Time Scales and Applications.

The conference will consist of invited plenary talks (40 minutes + 5 minutes) and contributed paper presentations (20 minutes + 5 minutes). 

It will be a mathematically enriching and socially exciting event. 

Topics of the conference include (but are not limited to):
  • Optimization and Variational Analysis
  • Mathematical Systems Theory
  • Ordinary and Partial Differential Equations
  • Geometric Nonlinear Control and Applications
  • Fractional Calculus and Applications
  • Calculus on Time Scales and Applications

This conference is part of the research activities of the Systems and Control Group of CIDMA (http://cidma.mat.ua.pt) and has the support of FCT (Foundation for Science and Technology) under project UID/MAT/04106/2013.

Cape Verde comprises ten islands and is located 600 kilometers off the coast of Senegal. The islands vary in geographical characteristics. Sal, Boavista, Maio, and São Vicente are flat and desert-like, with stretches of sand dunes. Santiago, Santo Antão, Fogo, and São Nicolau are more mountainous and arable, although all the islands have a long history of drought. They are all of volcanic origin; Fogo, the only volcano still active, last erupted in 1995. Mindelo is a port city in the northern part of the island of São Vicente.

Cape Verde’s climate is pleasantly tropical with year round average temperatures between 26° and 30° C, uninterrupted sunshine from November to May and a rainy season between the months of June and October, when sudden but spectacular rainstorms can punctuate the hot sun.