FoCM 2017

C7: Special Functions and Orthogonal Polynomials

Barcelona, July 17th-19th, 2017

This workshop is part of the triennial FoCM conference series, organized by the Society for Foundations of Computational Mathematics. The next edition will be held in Barcelona, July 10th-19th, 2017.

This workshop focuses both on basic research and computational aspects of orthogonal polynomials and special functions, as well as on the application of this subject in other parts of mathematics and general science. A partial list of topics is: linear and nonlinear special functions; algebraic and analytic theory of special functions and orthogonal polynomials; connections with integrable systems; Painlevé equations; asymptotic methods; computational and numerical methods; approximation theory; random matrix theory; potential theory.


  • Kerstin Jordaan, University of South Africa, South Africa
  • Francisco Marcellán, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid & Instituto de Ciencias Matemáticas, Spain
  • Andrei Martínez-Finkelshtein, Universidad de Almería, Spain
  • Semi-plenary speakers

  • Tamara Grava, SISSA, Italy, and University of Bristol, UK
  • Peter Yuditskii, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria
  • Speakers

  • Bernhard Beckermann, Université des Sciences et Technologies de Lille, France
  • Marco Bertola, Concordia University, Canada, and SISSA, Italy
  • Pavel Bleher, Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis, USA
  • María José Cantero, Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain
  • Jacob S. Christiansen, Lund University, Sweden
  • Ujué Etayo, University of Cantabria, Spain
  • Galina Filipuk, University of Warsaw, Poland
  • Mama Foupouagnigni, Universite de Yaounde I, Cameroon
  • Ana Loureiro, University of Kent, UK
  • Alagacone Sri Ranga, UNESP, Brazil
  • M. Zelia da Rocha, Universidade de Porto, Portugal
  • Pablo M. Román, Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Argentina
  • Margit Rösler, Universität Paderborn, Germany
  • Guilherme Silva, University of Michigan Ann Arbor, USA
  • Brian Simanek, Baylor University, USA
  • Marija Stani?, University of Kragujevac, Serbia
  • Mikhail Tyaglov, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
  • Walter Van Assche, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
  • Luc Vinet, Université de Montréal and CRM, Canada
  • Yuan Xu, University of Oregon, USA
  • Information

    Schedule and talk abstracts: Click here

    Related plenary talk: Alexei Borodin, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA

    Related workshops of FoCM'17: Approximation Theory, Random Matrices, Numerical Linear Algebras

    Previous workshops: Special Functions and Orthogonal Polynomials FoCM'14, Special Functions and Orthogonal Polynomials FoCM'11

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    Updated: July 13, 2017.