Fourth Workshop on Recent Advances on Spectral Methods and Related Applications

Xiamen University, China, November 2-4, 2013

Program (pdf)
Workshop brochure (pdf)


This is the fourth workshop in the series on Spectral Methods and Their Applications, initially organized by Jie Shen (Purdue University & Xiamen University) and Chuanju Xu (Xiamen University).

There has been increasing growth in the analysis and applications of the spectral (element) methods. The main characteristic of spectral (element) methods is the use of high-order polynomials as basis functions, as compared to low-order piecewise polynomials in a finite element method. The main advantage of the spectral methods lies on the fact that the convergence of numerical solutions is exponential if the exact solution is smooth. While the classical spectral methods are limited to simple geometries, the development of the spectral element method allows to take advantages of the geometric flexibility of finite elements and the high accuracy of spectral methods. Undoubtedly the spectral (element) methods have become a major computational tool, especially when highly accurate solutions are needed.

The aim of this series of workshops is to bring together experts working on spectral and high order methods and their applications to exchange recent progress and to promote future research and collaborations.

  • The first workshop in the series was held during June 14-16,2007 at Xiamen University.
  • The second workshop in the series was held during May 29-31, 2008 in WuYi mountain.
  • The third workshop was held on July 14-17, 2011 in Shanghai Normal University.

  • Organizing Committee
    • Zhijian Rong, Xiamen University
    • Jie Shen, Purdue University & Xiamen University
    • Chuanju Xu, Xiamen University
    Travel Information/Hotel Location
    • The workshop will take place at the Haiyun campus of Xiamen University.
    • We recommend you make your booking as soon as possible at Wujing Xiamen Sanatorum, which is a sanatorium hotel, affiliated with the Chinese people's armed police forces. The hotel is in 10 minutes walking distance to the Haiyun campus of Xiamen University. Please let us know if you need help in booking hotel rooms.
    • Request for hotel booking: September 20, 2013.
    • Submission of the title and abstract to September 30, 2013.
    Contact information

    Dr. Zhijian Rong
    Tel: +86-592-2580682
    School of Mathematical Sciences
    Xiamen University
    361005 Xiamen