8 July (Mon) - 13 July (Fr) 2002 St.Petersburg (Russia)

Preliminary program

( original version in Lyon)

General Information

Organizing Committee

Scientific Committee

Working Program

Topics and Sessions

Schedule Summary


Accommodation     NEW info !

Registration Form

Travel Information

Registration Fee

Visa Service

The address of the Organizing Committee

 Method of Payment


The International Seminar "Patterns and Waves: Theory and Applications" is organized by

Centre National De La Recherche Scientifique (CNRS)

Hosted by: Institute of Problems of Mechanical Engineering RAS

The seminar is partially supported by the CNRS and by Region Rhone-Alpes through the projects PICS and Tempra.

General Information

This informal meeting has been organized to discuss the latest development and advances in patterns and waves problems, both from the theoretical and more applied points of view. Its primary goal is to bring together groups of researchers working in disparate application areas, but who nevertheless share common models, phenomenological features arising in such problems, and common mathematical tools.

You are invited to participate in PWTA'2002 if you have an interest in any aspects of pattern and waves research. Meetings will include only oral sessions. Please circulate this information to your colleagues.

The official language of the Seminar will be English and French.

Scientific Committee 

V. Krinsky (Institute Non lineaire de Nice, Nice, France)

M. Marion (Ecole Centrale de Lyon, Lyon, France)

M. Moussaoui (Ecole Centrale de Lyon, Lyon, France)

V. Pliss (University of Saint Petersburg, Russia)

M. Schatzman (University Lyon 1, Lyon, France)

S. Golovaschenko, (Ford Motor Company, USA)

V. Yudovich (Rostov, Russia)

Organizing Committee

V.Volpert ( University Lyon1) co-chair

S.Vakulenko (IPME RAS) co-chair

A.Abramian ( IPME RAS)

N.Bessonov (IPME RAS )

A.Demidov ( Moscow State University)

S.Pilyugin ( St.Petersburg State University)

Address of Organizing Committee : Institute of Problems of Mechanical Engineering RAS (IPME RAS), V.O.Bolshoy 61, St.Petersburg 199178,Russia, tel.+7 (812)3214772, fax 3214771, email: pwta2002@ipme.ru

Topics and Sessions

The main topic of the Seminar is concerned with the current problems of fundamental and applied mechanics, including, but not restricted to:

Working program

Seminar will includes only oral presentations (30+5 minutes).


The authors should submit abstract (LATEX is available) electronic of a 100 up to 500 words by December 1, 2001 to the Organizing Committee.

Schedule summary

January 15, 2002 - Deadline for abstract submission.

February 15, 2002 - Notification for acceptance.

February 28, 2002 - Deadline date for all participants to submit the registration form, information on the authors and a copy of bank transfer order for registration fee

April 15, 2002 Deadline for visa support.

July 8 July 13, 2002 Seminar.

Please note that the maximum number of participants of this seminar is limited; early registration is encouraged.


It is planned to hold the conference on the base of the hotel "Zarya".

NEW information!

Dear Participants

We would like to bring your attention a change of the conference place

It will be in a suburb of S. Petersbourg, Pushkin, famous by its parcks and palaces of tzars and more close to aeroport.

February 13, 2002

Single Room US$ 55 Double Room US$ 40 (breakfast, lunch and dinner are included in the price of a room).

For Russian participants special rate is possible.

Please send us before 28th February exact information about dates of your stay in the seminar hotel and the kind of room that you prefer.

The address of the seminar hotel is "Zarya", Repino, Primorskoe shosse, 423.
The hotel is situated in 15-20 minutes by feet from Repino railway station, and exactly near the bus stop. However the bus does not go often (the timetable for next summer is not determined yet.)

Perhaps you would like to stay some days in the city of St. Petersburg. We can recommend you an "academic" hotel complex "Nauka", which gives reduced prices for persons invited by Russian Academy of Sciences. The conditions are appropriate. The complex has two buildings. One building is situated not far from the Hermitage (25-30 minutes by feet from "Nevsky prospect" underground station), and another building is situated in 5-10 minutes by feet from underground station "Udelnaya", which is approximately in 20 minutes by underground from Nevsky prospect and approximately 45 minutes by train from Repino railway station.

The address of the hotel "Nauka" is:

Please if your prefer to live in "Nauka" hotel, could you inform us about exact days of your stay there. We need this information at least in a month in advance before your coming to make a reservation.

If you prefer another variant of accommodation, we can also help you and reserve a hotel by your choice. However the price in good hotels ("St. Petersburg", "Europe") is approximately US$140-$300 per day.

ATTENTION: Please give us the information for the hotel reservation at your earliest convenience. During the period of white nights all the hotels in St. Petersburg are full and it is a real problem to find an accommodation. The earlier we have exact information on the dates of your stay, the higher is probability to reserve for you better accommodation for a reasonable price.

Registration Form

Last Name ___________________ First Name _________________
Title/Position ______________ Name on the badge___________
Date of birth ___________Sex_______ Nationality __________
Passport #________________ Passport valid until___________
Institution/Company ______________________________________
Mailing Address: Street/P.O.Box___________________________
Postal Code ___________ City____________ Country__________
Phone ___________ Fax _____________ e-mail________________
Russian cities planned to visit___________________________
The place where the application for visa will be submitted
(country and city where the Russian Embassy or Consulate
is located) ____________________________________________
Date of arrival ___________ Date of departure ___________

Travel Information

If you arrive by plane to the international airport Pulkovo-2, you can get the bus 13 and get off at "Metro station Moskovskaya". If you arrive, for example, via Moscow to airport Pulkovo-1, you can get bus 39 to reach the same stop. By metro you can reach Finland railway station, Nevsky prospect underground station (direct branch), or Udelnaya railway station (direct branch) if you wish to go to Repino or to "Nauka" hotel. Metro stations at the center of the city are the following: Nevsky prospect (Gostiniy Dvor), Ploschad Vosstaniya, Ploschad Alexandra Nevskogo, Vasileostrovskaya, Gorkovskaya, Sportivnaya, Chernishevskaya, Petrogradskaya, Vladimirskaya.

If you don't speak Russian or arrive late to the airport please give us exact information about your flight.

Registration Fee

The registration fee at US$100 for foreign participants, US$15 for Russian participants covers the postage, organization costs, and visa support. Please note that the early registration fee must be received not later than February 28, 2002.

The registration fee for accompanying persons is US$ 45.

Full registration:

Before February 28: US$ 100;
After February 28: US$130

Student registration:

Before February 28: US$50;
After February 28: US$80

Visa Service

Please note that the entrance visa for visiting Russia is required for most countries. For issuing the visa please send us your registration data (see attached registration form) by e-mail and PHOTOCOPIES OF YOUR PASSPORT AND PASSPORTS OF ACCOMPANYING PERSONS by FAX +7-812-321-4771 as soon as possible but not later than on April 15, 2002. Then we will arrange the formal visa support letter which should be submitted to the appropriate Russian Consulate along with your application for Russian visa.

The payment for arranging formal visa support letter is US$ 20 per person
Number of persons needed visa: _____


Method of Payment


Please send your payment in US dollars by direct bank transfer or wire transfer to:
Name of Bank: INDUSTRY & CONSTRUCTION BANK, St. Petersburg, Russia
Address: 38, Nevsky Prospect, St. Petersburg, 191011, RUSSIA
Beneficiary name: INN 7801037069 Institute of Mechanical Engineering Problems
Account No. 40502 84011 10050 00006

(Vasileostrovsky branch).

The registration fee also can be paid on registration desk by cash.

The address of the Organizing Committee

The Organizing Committee of PWTA'2002
Institute for Problems of Mechanical Engineering RAS,

199178 Bolshoy pr., 61, V.O., St.-Petersburg, Russia

Tel: +7(812)321-47-84; Fax: +7(812)321-47-71 (no manuscripts)

E-mail: pwta2002@ipme.ru

Web: http://www.ipme.ru/ipme/conf/pwta2002/pwta2002.html


We will be glad to meet you in St.Petersburg!


If you have any questions or comments please write to pwta2002@ipme.ru
Last update: February 13, 2002