Biomat2019 logo ICIAM 2019  
ICIAM-2019-logo Granada, Spain. 13-19 June 2019

in Life and
Social Sciences

Juan Soler

Juanjo Nieto

Local Organizing Committee
Margarita Arias, Juan Calvo, Manuel Cambón, Claudia
García, José Luis López, David Poyato & Óscar Sánchez

Conference venue
Minicourses (June 13-14): Facultad de Ciencias
Workshop (June 17-19): Fundación Euroárabe

The formation of patterns in life and social sciences, economics or engineering is something that we live with daily and makes nature to show us with an internal order and a very specialized organization. Flocks of birds that self-organize to migrate, traffic flow, evacuation of large concentrations of individuals, groups in social or ecological networks, economic developments, morphogenesis and developmental biology, singular fronts, or simply why we are the way we are, are only a few examples of patterns all around us. We propose to review some hot topics of these theories through specialized mini-courses and a workshop.
Poster poster


Workshop (June 17-19)

Tomás Alarcón, CRM-Barcelona (Spain)
    Multiscale modelling of complex endothelial cell dynamics in tumour-induced angiogenesis

Nicola Bellomo, P. Torino (Italy)
    Critical Patterns in Social Crowds Dynamics

Henri Berestycki, EHESS-Paris (France)

Vincent Calvez, U. Lyon (France)
    A quantitative genetics model with sexual mode of reproduction in the regime of small variance

Juan Campos, U Granada (Spain)
    Pattern formation in Keller-Segel models with flux-saturated mechanisms

Iain Couzin, Max Planck. Collective Behaviour Lab (Germany)

José M. Gómez, EEZA-CSIC (Spain)
    A simple general model to assess continuous variation in the outcome of ecological interactions

Isabel Guerrero, CBM-CSIC (Spain)
    The cytoneme connection model for directed long distance Hedgehog signalling during development

Seung Yeal Ha, Seoul National University (Korea)
    Emergent dynamics of flocking models with internal variables

Miguel Ángel Herrero, U. Complutense Madrid (Spain)
    Homeostasis: an emerging law for cell populations

Taoufik Hmidi, U. Rennes (France)
    Non-homoegenous relative equilibria in geophysical flows

Pierre-Emmanuel Jabin, U. Maryland (USA)
    Mean field limits for multi-agent systems with singular interactions

Shigeru Kondo, Osaka U. (Japan)
    Two types of mathematical models explaining the complex biological phenomena

Philip Maini, U. Oxford (UK)
    Modelling collective cell movement: applications in developmental biology and disease

Benoît Perthame, Sorbonne U. (France)
    Mathematical models of living tissues and the Hele-Shaw limit

David Poyato, U Granada (Spain)
    Mean field limits and clustering behavior in the Kuramoto model with singular couplings

Eitan Tadmor, U. Maryland (USA)
    Emerging patterns with short-range interactions

Guy Theraulaz, U. Paul Sabatier-CNRS (France)
    Modeling three-dimensional stigmergic construction in ant colonies

Giuseppe Toscani, U. Pavia (Italy)
    Human behavior and log-normal distribution

Minicourses (June 13-14)

Tomás Alarcón, CRM-Barcelona (Spain),
    An introduction to the mathematical modelling of epigenetics

Vincent Calvez, U. Lyon (France)
    Asymptotic methods in evolutionary biology

Miguel Ángel Herrero, U. Complutense Madrid (Spain)
    Populations, decisions, algorithms
        1. Immune response: emergent properties resulting from individual decisions
        2. The advantages of knowledge: model - driven vaccine design
        3. The algorithmic nature of bone remodeling

• Christina Surulescu, TU Kaiserslautern
    Mathematical modeling of cancer invasion: The influence of the tumor microenvironment



Biomat 2019: Patterns in Life and Social Sciences

Social events

"Tapas’ Dinner" at Carmen de la Victoria (How to reach it by walking and doing a nice touristic tour)

Inscriptions and Grants

Inscription fee: 250 Euros

• The inscription fee has to be paid before May, 10th, by transfer to:
Universidad de Granada: CIF: Q1818002F
Bank name: Bankia
IBAN: ES89 2038 3505 3664 0000 5794
Please specify in the transfer data your NAME, BIOMAT, and code 30G4070000.
• After May 10th, the inscription fee will be 300 Euros.
• Please, fill in the registration form below and send as your data together with a copy of the transfer to se.rgu@citenik (including the word "BIOMAT" in the subject).


If you are planning to attend the courses, please, send us the following data to se.rgu@citenik (including the word "BIOMAT" in the subject). In order to complete your registration, you have to send us also a copy of the payment of the inscription fee.

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There are 10 grants (registration and/or accommodation up to 9 days) for students interested in attending the Biomat.
To apply for it please send us the registration form bellow and attach a curriculum vitae in PDF format, BEFORE May 3rd.

General Info


Some hotels around the congress building that might be of your interest:

How to get to Granada

Conference venue


  1. Aguirre-Tamaral, Adrián (CBM Severo Ochoa, Spain)
  2. Alarcón, Tomás (CRM-Barcelona, Spain)
  3. Algburi, Osamah Farooq Hussein (Universidad de Granada, Spain)
  4. Alpala Alpala, Rosa Janeth (Universidad de Nariño, Colombia)
  5. Arias, Margarita (Universidad de Granada, Spain)
  6. Aylaj, Bouchra (Université Hassan II de Casablanca, Morocco)
  7. Bellomo, Nicola (Politecnico di Torino, Italy)
  8. Berestycki, Henri (EHESS-Paris, France)
  9. Bosque Martínez, Jesús (Universidad de Castilla la Mancha, Spain)
  10. Cáceres, María José (Universidad de Granada, Spain)
  11. Calvez, Vincent (ENS Lyon, France)
  12. Calvo, Juan (Universidad de Granada, Spain)
  13. Cambón, Manuel (Universidad de Granada, Spain)
  14. Campos, Juan (Universidad de Granada, Spain)
  15. Conte, Martina (BCAM - Basque Center for Applied Mathematics, Spain)
  16. Couzin, Iain (Max Planck. Collective Behaviour Lab, Germany)
  17. del Álamo Martín, Cristina (Universidad de Granada, Spain)
  18. Delgado Fumero, Armando (Universidad de Granada, Spain)
  19. Douglass, Aaron (Universidad de Granada, Spain)
  20. Fernández Estrada, Daniel (Universidad de Granada, Spain)
  21. García, Claudia (Universidad de Granada, Spain)
  22. Garzón Martínez, Manuel (Universidad de Granada, Spain)
  23. Giniūnaitė, Rasa (University of Oxford, United Kingdom)
  24. Gómez, José María (Estación Experimental de Zonas Áridas-CSIC, Spain)
  25. Guerrero, Isabel (CBM Severo Ochoa - CSIC, Spain)
  26. Ha, Seung Yeal (Seoul National University, Korea)
  27. Herrero, Miguel Ángel (Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain)
  28. Hmidi, Taoufik (Université de Rennes1, France)
  29. Jabin, Pierre-Enmanuel (University of Maryland, USA)
  30. Jiménez Sánchez, Juan (Universidad de Castilla la Mancha, Spain)
  31. Kim, Jeongho (Seoul National University, Japan)
  32. Kondo, Shigeru (Osaka University, Japan)
  33. Laguna García, Miriam (Universidad de Granada, Spain)
  34. López Fernández, J. Luis (Universidad de Granada, Spain)
  35. Maini, Philip (University of Oxford, United Kingdom)
  36. Maldonado Leza y Rodríguez, María Dolores (Universidad de Granada, Spain)
  37. Martín Valverde, Antonio J. (Universidad de Granada, Spain)
  38. Martínez Sánchez, Francisco J. (Universidad de Granada, Spain)
  39. Mateos González, Álvaro (Université de Montpellier, France)
  40. Maulén, Christopher (Universidad de Chile, Chile)
  41. Meseguer Terrades, Carlos (Universidad de Granada, Spain)
  42. Moreno Hidalgo, David (Universidad de Granada, Spain)
  43. Muñoz, Claudio (Universidad de Chile, Chile)
  44. Navarro Arrebola, Iván (Universidad de Granada, Spain)
  45. Nieto, Juanjo (Universidad de Granada, Spain)
  46. Peltier, Gwenaël (Université de Montpellier, France)
  47. Perthame, Benoît (Sorbonne Université, France)
  48. Portillo Díaz, Alejandro (Universidad de Granada, Spain)
  49. Poyato, David (Universidad de Granada, Spain)
  50. Raya Rodríguez, Eduardo (Universidad de Granada, Spain)
  51. Romero Hernández, Idalia María (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Honduras Tegucigalpa)
  52. Saldaña, Joan (Universitat de Girona, Spain)
  53. Sánchez, Óscar (Universidad de Granada, Spain)
  54. Segarra López, Juan Fernando (Universidad de Granada, Spain)
  55. Soler, Juan (Universidad de Granada, Spain)
  56. Stepanova, Daria (Centre de Recerca Matemàtica, Spain)
  57. Surulescu, Christina (TU Kaiserslautern, Germany)
  58. Tadmor, Eitan (University of Maryland, USA)
  59. Tedone, Fabio (Gran Sasso Science Institute, Italy)
  60. Theraulaz, Guy (Université Paul Sabatier, France)
  61. Torres, Nicolás (Sorbonne Université, France)
  62. Toscani, Giuseppe (Università di Pavia, Italy)
  63. Toribio Sola, Victor Manuel (Universidad de Granada, Spain)
  64. Urueña Cortacero, Isabel (Universidad de Granada, Spain)
  65. Veruete, Mario (Université de Montpellier, France)
  66. Villanueva, Jeyms (U. Cádiz & U. Simón Bolíbar, Colombia)
  67. Zamora, Jenny Luzgarda C. (IMUS & University of Campinas, Brazil)
  68. ...

Previous editions

  • XIV (2018) Quantum Biology
  • XIII (2017) Mathematical models in biomedical imaging
  • XII (2016) Cell dynamics & polymerization
                  & Special session in honour to Abdel Bellouquid
  • XI (2015) Emergence and self-organization in social and biological systems
  • X (2014) Complexity & emergence in social and biological systems
  • IX (2013) Evolution and cooperation in social sciences & biomedicine
                  & 3rd Meeting of Young Researchers Modelling Biological Processes
  • VIII (2012) Self-organization & collective dynamics in the life sciences:swarms, biofilms, traffic
                  & 2nd Meeting of Young Researchers Modelling Biological Processes
  • VII (2011) Perspectives in mathematics and life sciences
                  & 1st Meeting of Young Researchers Modelling Biological Processes
  • VI (2010) Maths & life sciences: mathematical models in biology
  • V (2009) Maths & life sciences: biology & mechanics
  • IV (2008) Maths & life sciences: tumor dynamics, pattern formation & signalling pathways
  • III (2007) Maths & life sciences: tumor growth & stem cells
  • II (2006) Maths & life sciences: models of development II
  • I (2005) Maths & life sciences: models of development I



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