It is our intention to organize a well-respected international conference series on scientific computing and partial differential equations in Hong Kong every three years. Since 2002, the SCPDE conference-series have been respectively held in 2002, 2005, 2008, 2011, 2014 and then 2017 at the Hong Kong Baptist University. These conferences were well attended, by international experts in respective disciplines and were found highly successful in providing a forum for the exchange of ideas, and latest results within a multi-disciplinary setting. Many top scientists in scientific computing and partial differential equations, including academicians from America, Europe and China, attended the conferences and presented their research results. A conference proceeding for the first conference was published in American Mathematical Society's Contemporary Mathematics series, a prestigious volume series of AMS. The second conference proceeding was published in Science Press series, a specialized publisher for such conference proceedings. The third one was published as a special issue in the Advances in Applied Mathematics and Mechanics.

There have been very rapid developments of scientific computing and partial differential equations in Hong Kong, in part due to the research carried out within the Department of Applied Mathematics at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University and increasing interest from sister departments in other higher education institutions in Hong Kong. As Hong Kong transforms herself into a high-tech industrial region, the need for scientific computing will rise dramatically, as scientific computing is commonly acknowledged to provide a third arm to research; the other arms being theoretical and experimental techniques.

The seventh conference in the series will further promote research interests in scientific computing and partial differential equation in Hong Kong. We would like to review recent scientific developments and to explore exciting new directions in scientific computing and partial differential equations and its interaction with other fields. This conference, keeping the tradition, emphasizes its wide interdisciplinary feature and its strong component in a forward-looking exploration significant mathematics with advanced algorithms applicable to real world applications. A diverse group of experts and participants will come to visit Hong Kong and attend this conference. We will do our best to offer financial support for selected participations.



Department of Applied Mathematics, PolyU
Faculty of Science, PolyU
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU)
CAS AMSS-PolyU Joint Laboratory of Applied Mathematics (JLab)
Beijing Normal University & Hong Kong Baptist University United International College