In 2017, Portugal, mainly the center of Portugal, where the city of Coimbra is localized, was devastated by terrible wild fires. This tragedy has affected all the Portuguese society that is now extremely engaged in avoiding future similar and dramatic events.
Mathematics can play a significant role in predicting fire behavior and spread, as well as, in defining suitable strategies to prevent and combat fires. Since the main activities of CIM include sponsoring events, and organizing lectures for the Mathematical community, this Workshop on Mathematics & Wild Fires is an event of the utmost importance in Portugal.
This Workshop on Mathematics & Wild Fires is also a satellite event of the VIII International Conference on FOREST FIRE RESEARCH (Coimbra, Portugal, 10-16 November 2018).
We invite all researchers interested in Mathematics and Wild Fires to participate in this workshop organized by CIM in cooperation with CMUC (Centre for Mathematics of the University of Coimbra), CMAFcIO (Center for Mathematics, Fundamental Applications and Operations Research) and APMTAC (Portuguese Association of Theoretical, Applied and Computational Mechanics).
- Isabel Narra de Figueiredo (CIM and CMUC/University of Coimbra) - Chair
- José Francisco Rodrigues (CMAFcIO/University of Lisbon and CIM)
- José Augusto Ferreira (APMTAC and CMUC/University of Coimbra)
- Domingos Xavier Viegas (ADAI and University of Coimbra)