## International ISAAC-Congresses and ISAAC-Awards

The *International Society for Analysis, its Applications and Computation* has the acronym **ISAAC**. Analysis is understood here in the broad sense of the word, including differential equations, integral equations, functional analysis, and function theory. It is the purpose of **ISAAC** to promote analysis, its applications, and its interaction with computation. With this objective, ISAAC organizes international Congresses for the presentation and discussion of research on analysis. **ISAAC** welcomes new members and those interested in joining **ISAAC** are encouraged to also look at the website http://www.math.fu-berlin.de/rd/ag/isaac/newton/index.html.

The First International **ISAAC** Congress was held at the University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware, U.S.A. during the week 03. - 07. 06., 1997.

The Second **ISAAC** Congress was held during 16. - 21. 08., 1999 at Fukuoka Institute of Technology, Fukuoka, Japan.

As a novelty at the opening ceremony of the second congress ten **ISAAC** Awards were handed over to those younger mathematicians who where elected by an Award Committee. The awardees were

- Daniele Andreucci (Roma, Italy; pdes, free boundary problems),
- Dao-Qing Dai (Guangzhou, China; complex methods in pdes, wavelet analysis),
- Lê Hai Khôi (Hanoi, Vietnam; several complex variables, pdes),
- P. Alexandrovich Krutitskii (Moscow, Russia; pdes, applications),
- Pei-Chu Hu (Jinan,China; complex analysis),
- Song-Ying Li (Irvine, Ca, USA; complex analysis of one and several variables),
- Stefano Marmi (Firence, Italy; dynamical systems, global analysis),
- Sergiy A. Plaksa (Kiev, Ukraine; complex analysis, hypercomplex analysis),
- Takashi Shioya (Fukuoka, Japan; differential geometry, global analysis),
- Dachun Yang (Beijing, China; harmonic analysis, pdes).

The price was US $ 500 for those awardees who were attending the congress. The fund for these awards was raised by the local organizers Professor J. Kajiwara and Professor M. Nishihara. The award committee consisted of H. Begehr, A. Bourgeat, A.K. Brüning, A. Fasano, C.H. Fitzgerald, A. Jeffrey, J. Kajiwara, J. Noguchi, P. Tamrazov, C.C. Yang (Chairman).

The Third International **ISAAC** Congress was held from 20. to 25.08., 2001 at Freie Universität Berlin. Again 10 young mathematicians were decorated with an **ISAAC** award. 8 of them have participated in the congress and have received the award equipped with DM 800,-- and some books. The money was donated by Berlin Mathematical Society, Daimler Chrysler, Motorola, and Siemens, the books came from Elsevier, Kluwer, Academic Publishers, Springer Verlag, and World Scientific. The awardees were:

- Miroslav Englis (Prague, Cech Republic; quantization methods on manifolds, invariant differential operators on Hermitean spaces),
- Jin Chen (Shanghai, China; inverse problems),
- Michael Dreher (Tsukuba, Japan; weakly hyperbolic, degenerate parabolic differential equations),
- Maarten de Hoop (Golden, Colorado, USA; wave propagation, scattering),
- Frank Jochmann (Leipzig, Germany; partial differential equations in mathematical physics),
- Alexey Karapetyants (Mexico, Mexico; Bergman spaces, Toeplitz operators, singular integral operators),
- Vladislav V. Kravchenko (Mexico, Mexico; quaternionic analysis, partial differential equations of mathematical physics),
- Ya-Yuang Wang (Shanghai, China; nonlinear partial differential equations, shock waves, geometric optics),
- Young Bok Chun (Kwangju, Korea; complex analysis of several variables),
- Vassili G. Gelfreich (Berlin, Germany; dynamical systems).

The Fourth International **ISAAC** Congress was held at York University, Toronto, Canada from 11. to 16. 08., 2003.

- Kenichiro Umezu (Ibaraki, Japan; nonlinear elliptic differential equations, applications to natural sciences)
was decorated with the

**ISAAC**award equipped with US $ 400.

The Fifth International **ISAAC** Congress was held at the University of Catania, Italy, from 25. to 30. 07., 2005. Two young mathematicians were elected for the **ISAAC** award

- Dimitri V. Georgievskii (Moscow, Russia; continuum and fluid dynamics),
- Terence Tao (Los Angeles, California, USA; harmonic analysis, partial differential equations).

The participating D.V. Georgievskii had received the price of € 400.

The Sixth International **ISAAC** Congress was held at the Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey, from 13. to 18. 08., 2007. One **ISAAC** award with € 500 was given to

- Michael Ruzhansky (London, GB; pseudo differential operators, partial differential equations).

The Seventh International **ISAAC** Congress was held at Imperial College London, GB, from 13. - 18. 07., 2009. The **ISAAC** award was presented with € 500 to

- Sergey Tikhonov (Barcelona, Spain; function spaces, integral operators, fractional calculus)

The Eighth International **ISAAC** Congress was held at The People's Friendship University, Moscow, Russia. Two young colleagues were elected for an **ISAAC** award

- Vladimir E. Fedorov (Chelyabinsk, Russia; operator semigroup theory, inverse problems, control theory),
- Volker W. Elling (Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA; nonlinear partial differential equations, fluid dynamics)

As V.W. Elling did not participate at the congress just V.E. Fedorov was decorated and received € 500.

The Ninth International **ISAAC** Congress was organized at the Pedagogical University of Cracow, Poland, from 05. - 09. 08., 2013. The **ISAAC** award with € 500 went to

- Jasson Vindas (Gent, Belgium; Fourier analysis, integral transformations, generalized functions).

The ISAAC society will continue in encouraging young researchers in analysis, its applications and computation by awarding prices for high quality research at its international congresses.

## ISAAC-Publications

The proceedings of the First ISAAC congress were published in 8 volumes. Only 4 of them have appeared in the ISAAC series published with Kluwer. The 8 volumes are

- Partial differential and integral equations, eds. H.G.W. Begehr, R.P. Gilbert, G.-C. Wen. Proc. 1st ISAAC Congress, Newark, DE, 3.-7. June, 1997. ISAAC 2, Kluwer, Dordrecht, 1998.
- Reproducing kernels and their applications, eds. S. Saitoh, R. Alpay, J.A. Ball, T. Ohsawa. Proc. 1st. ISAAc Congress, Newark, DE, 3.-7. June, 1997. ISAAC 3, Kluwer, Dordrecht, 1999.
- Recent developments in complex analysis and computer algebra, eds. R.P. Gilbert, J. Kajiwara, Y.S. Xu. Proc. 1st ISAAC Congress, Newark, DE, 3.-7. June, 1997. ISAAC 4, Kluwer, Dordrecht, 2000.
- Direct and inverse problems of mathematical physics, eds. R.P. Gilbert, J. Kajiwara, Y.S. Xu. Proc. 1st ISAAC Congress, Newark, DE, 3.-7. June, 1997. ISAAC 5, Kluwer, Dordrecht, 2000.
- Inverse problems, tomography, and image processing, ed. A.G. Ramm. Proc. 1st ISAAC Congress, Newark, DE, 3.-7. June, 1997. Plenum Press, New York, 1998.
- Spectral and scattering theory, ed. A.G. Ramm. Proc. 1st ISAAC Congress, Newark, DE 3.-7. June, 1997. Plenum Press, New York, 1998.
- Dirac operators in analysis, eds. J. Ryan, D. Stuppa. Proc. 1st ISAAC Congress, Newark, DE, 3.-7. June, 1997. Pitman Research Notes No. 394. Addison Wesley Longman, Harlow, 1998.
- Orthogonal polynomials and computer algebra, eds. R.A. Askey, W. Koepf, T.H. Koornwinder. Proc. 1st ISAAC Congress, Newark, DE, 3.-7. June, 1997. Special issue of Journal of Symbolic Computation. J. Symb. Comput. 28, (6) (1999).

The proceedings of the Second ISAAC Congress were published in 3 volumes:

- Proceedings of the second ISAAC congress, I.,II., eds. H.G.W. Begehr, R.P. Gilbert, J. Kajiwara. Fukuoka, Japan, 16.-21. August, 1999. ISAAC 7, 8, Kluwer, Dordrecht, 2000.
- Analytic extension formulas and their applications, eds. S. Saitoh, N. Hayashi, M. Yamamoto. ISAAC 9, Kluwer, Dordrecht, 2001.

The 7th International Colloquium on Finite or Infinite Dimensional Complex Analysis was held in Fukuoka, Japan, in August 1999 ahead and connected with the Second ISAAC Congress. All contributors are real or virtual participants of the Second ISAAC Congress. Almost all contributions of the session on Infinite Dimensional Complex Analysis and one half on the contributions on Clifford Analysis are absorbed in the book:

- Finite or Infinite Dimensional Complex Analysis; Proceedings of the 7th International Colloquium, eds. J. Kajiwara, Z. Li and K.H. Shon. Lectures Notes in Pure and Applied Mathematics 214, Marcel Dekker, Inc., New York, Basel, 2000.

The proceedings of the Third ISAAC Congress were published in 3 volumes:

- Analysis and Applications - ISAAC 2001. Eds. H.G.W. Begehr, R.P. Gilbert, M.W. Wong. ISAAC 10, Kluwer, Dordrecht, 2003 (containing the plenary lectures).
- Progress in Analysis, Proc. 3rd Intern. ISAAC Congress, Berlin, 20. - 25. 08., 2001, I., II., eds. H.G.W. Begehr, R.P. Gilbert, M.W. Wong, World Sci., Singapore, 2003.

The proceedings of the Forth ISAAC Congress were published in 2 volumes:

- Advances in Analysis, Proc. 4th Intern. ISAAC Congress, Toronto, Canada, 11. - 16. 08., 2003, eds. H.G.W. Begehr, R.P. Gilbert, M.E. Muldoon, M.W. Wong, World Sci., Singapore, 2005.
- Advances in Pseudo-Differential Operators, eds. R. Ashino, P. Boggiatto, M.W. Wong, Birkhäuser, Basel, 2004.

The proceedings of the Fifth ISAAC Congress are:

- More Progress in Analysis, Proc. 5th Intern. ISAAC Congress, Catania, Italy, 25. - 30. 07., 2005, eds. H.G.W. Begehr, F. Nicolosi, World Sci., Singapore, 2009.
- Modern Trends in Pseudo-Differential Operators, eds. J. Toft, M.W. Wong, H. Zhu, Birkhäuser, Basel, 2007.

Proceedings of the Sixth ISAAC Congress:

- Further Progress in Analysis, Proc. 6th Intern. ISAAC Congress, Ankara, Turkey, 13. - 18. 08., 2007, eds. H.G.W. Begehr, A.O. Celebi, R.P. Gilbert, World Sci., Singapore, 2009.
- New Developments in Pseudo-Differential Operators, eds. L. Rodino, M.W. Wong, Birkhäuser, Basel, 2009.

Proceedings of the Seventh ISAAC Congress:

- Modern Aspects of the Theory of Partial Differential Equations, Operator Theory, Advances and Applications 216, eds. M. Ruzhansky, J. Wirth, Birkhauser, Basel, 2011. ISBN 978-3-0348-0068-6. http://www.springer.com/de/book/9783034800686
- Progress in Analysis and its Applications, Proc. 7th Intern. ISAAC Congress, London, GB, 13. - 18. 07., 2009, eds. M. Ruzhansky, J. Wirth, World Sci., Singapore, 2010. ISBN 978-981-4313-16-2. http://www.worldscientific.com/worldscibooks/10.1142/7791.
- Pseudo-Differential Operators: Analysis, Applications and Computations, eds. L. Rodino, M.W. Wong, H. Zhu, Birkhäuser, 2011.
- Hypercomplex Analysis and Applications, Trends in Mathematics, eds. I. Sabadini, F. Sommen, Birkhäuser, Basel, 2011. ISBN 978-3-0346-0246-4. http://www.springer.com/de/book/9783034602457.
- Stochastic Analysis 2010, ed. D. Crisan, Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, 2011. ISBN 978-3-642-15357-0. http://www.springer.com/de/book/9783642153570
- Dispersive Equations, eds. D. Del Santo, F. Hirosawa, M. Reissig, Rend. Ist. Mat. Univ. Trieste 42, suppl.(2010). http://rendiconti.dmi.units.it/node/4/5800

Proceedings of the Eighth ISAAC Congress:

- Progress in Analysis, I, II, III, Proc. of 8th Congress of ISAAC, Moscow, 22, - 27. 08., 2011, eds. V.I. Burenkov, S.S. Demidov, M.L. Goldman, E.B. Laneev, S.A. Rozanova, V.D. Stepanov, People's Friendship University of Russia, Moscow, 2012.
- Pseudo-Differential Operators, Generalized Functions and Asymptotics, eds. S. Molahajloo, S. Pilipovic, J. Toft, M.W. Wong, Birkhäuser, Basel, 2013.

Proceedings of the Ninth ISAAC Congress:

- Analytic Methods in Interdisciplinary Applications. Springer Proc. Mathematics, Statistics 116, eds. V.V. Mityushev, M. Ruzhansky, Springer, Heidelberg, 2015 (plenary lectures), http://www.springer.com/gp/book/9783319121475
- Current Trends in Analysis and Its Applications, Proc. 9th ISAAC Congress, Kraków 2013, Trends in Mathematics, Research Perspectives, eds. V.V. Mityushev, M. Ruzhansky, Birkhäuser, Basel, 2015, http://www.springer.com/birkhauser/mathematics/book/978-3-319-12576-3

## Further publications of ISAAC

- Generalized analytic functions. Theory and applications to mechanics, eds. H. Florian, K. Hackl, F.J. Schnitzer, W. Tutschke. Proc. Generalized analytic functions - theory and applications. Graz 6.-10. January, 1997. ISAAC 1, Kluwer, Dordrecht, 1998.
- Complex methods for partial differential equations, eds. H.G.W. Begehr, A.O. Celebi, W. Tutschke. Proc. Workshop on recent trends in complex methods for partial differential equations, METU Ankara, 6.-10. June, 1998. ISAAC 6, Kluwer, Dordrecht, 1999.
- Analytic extension Formulas and their Applications, eds. S. Saitoh, N. Hayashi, M. Yamamoto. ISAAC 9, Kluwer, Dordrecht, 2001.
- Complex Analysis, Differential Equations and Related Topics, Proc. ISAAC Conference on Analysis, Yerevan, Armenia, 17. - 22. 09., 2002, eds. G.A. Barsegian, H.G.W. Begehr, H.G. Gharzaryan, A. Nersessian, "Gitutjun" Publ. House, Yerevan, 2004.
- Topics in Analysis and its Applications, Proc. NATO Advanced Research Workshop subsequent to the Intern. ISAAC Conference on "Complex Analysis, Differential Equations and Related Topics, 22. - 25. 09., 2002, NATO Sci. Series II, 147, eds. G.A. Barsegian, H.G.W. Begehr, Kluwer, Dordrecht, 2004.
- Snapshots in Applied Complex Analysis. Proc. Workshop Recent Trends in Complex Analysis, METU, Ankara, 1. - 5. June, 2004, eds. H.G.W. Begehr, A.O. Celebi, R.P. Gilbert. Special Issue of J. Appl. Funct. Anal. 2, nos. 1 - 3(2007).

## Kluwer ISAAC Series

In 1997 Kluwer Academic Publishers have agreed to publish a book series "International Society for Analysis, Applications and Computation". It was even agreed upon payment of US $ 500 to ISAAC for any book published. Unfortunately the financial situation soon became tough for scientific libraries and ISAAC never got paid for its books. Nevertheless between 1998 and 2003 altogether 10 volumes have appeared before Kluwer merged with Springer and Springer then had shown no interest in publishing proceedings volumes. As a replacement for this Kluwer ISAAC series a new book series "Series on Analysis,Applications and Computation" was founded with World Scientific in 2004. The 10 ISAAC series volumes are among the above listed proceeding volumes. They are

- Volume 1. Generalized Analytic Functions. Theory and Applications to Mechanics. 1998.
*H. Florian*et al. (eds.)

__ISBN 0-7923-5043-X__ - Volume 2. Partial Differential and Integral Equations. 1999.
*H.G.W. Begehr*et al. (eds.)

__ISBN 0-7923-5482-6__ - Volume 3. Reproducing Kernels and their Applications. 1999.
*S. Saitoh*et al. (eds.)

__ISBN 0-7923-5618-7__ - Volume 4. Recent Developments in Complex Analysis and Computer Algebra. 1999.
*R.P. Gilbert*et al. (eds.)

__ISBN 0-7923-5999-2__ - Volume 5. Direct and Inverse Problems of Mathematical Physics. 2000.
*R.P. Gilbert*et al. (eds.)

__ISBN 0-7923-6005-2__ - Volume 6. Complex Methods for Partial Differential Equations. 1999.
*H.G.W. Begehr*et al. (eds.)

__ISBN 0-7923-6000-1__ - Volume 7. Proceedings of the Second ISAAC Congress. Volume 1. 2000.
*H.G.W. Begehr*et al. (eds.)

__ISBN 0-7923-6597-6__ - Volume 8. Proceedings of the Second ISAAC Congress. Volume 1. 2000.
*H.G.W. Begehr*et al. (eds.)

__ISBN 0-7923-6598-4__ - Volume 9. Analytic Extension Formulas and their Applications. 2001.
*S. Saitoh*et al. (eds.)

__ISBN 0-7923-6950-5__ - Volume 10. Analysis and Applications - ISAAC 2001. 2003.
*H.G.W. Begehr*et al. (eds.)

__ISBN 1-4020-1384-1__

#### Managing Editor

Robert P. Gilbert

University of Delaware, USA

#### Advisory Board

Heinrich Begehr

Free University of Berlin, Germany

Antonio Fasano

University of Florence, Italy

Panagiotis Panagiotopoulos

Aristotle University, Greece

Chung-Chun Yang

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong

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