September 5 - 9, 2003. Alcalá de Henares (Madrid), Spain.   

First Announcement. Call for Papers.




Mathematical Ecology originated in the work of Vito Volterra, although some would date its origins even earlier with Fibonacci's counts. Nowadays it has developed into a vast segment of ecology and has considerably broadened its scope, using mathematical techniques as varied as fractals or stochastic differential equations. It has also evolved towards computer implementation, which is now growing as a separate body but which we believe should still attract the interest of mathematicians. The conference will feature recent advances in mathematical ecology, using new but also classical approaches, in a variety of topics including (but not limited to) the following: population ecology, behavioral ecology, ecotoxicology, evolutionary dynamics, management of living resources, population grouping, spatial aspects of ecology, stochastic models in ecology, individual based models, multiple scaling, etc.. Proposals for organizing sessions on these topics or other related ones are encouraged.

The 2nd AICME is a follow-up of the 1st one, which was held in September 1998 in Alcalá de Henares (; attended by more than 200 participants, it gave rise to special issues ( in four journals: Ecological Modelling, Nonlinear Analysis R.W.A., Mathematical Biosciences and Natural Resource Modeling).



    R. Arditi (Inst. Nat. Agronomique, France), P. Auger (U. Claude Bernard Lyon 1, France), J. Brindley (U. Leeds, UK), A. Calsina (U. Girona, Spain), H. Caswell (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, USA), J. Cushing (U. Arizona, USA), A. de Roos (U. Amsterdam, The Netherlands), P. Fergola (U. Naples, Italy), J.L. Gouzé (INRIA, France), T. Hallam (U. Tennessee, USA), A. Hastings (U. California, USA), M.L. Hbid (U. Marrakech, Morocco), H. Heesterbeek (U. Utrecht, The Netherlands), S.E. Jorgensen (U. Copenhagen, Denmark), V. Kaitala (U. Jyvaskyla, Finland), S.A.L.M. Kooijman (Free U. Amsterdam, The Netherlands), T. Kostova (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA), V. Krivan (Institute of Entomology, Czech Republic), S. Levin (Princeton U., USA), H. Malchow (U. Osnabrück, Germany), F. Milner (Purdue U., USA), C. Mullon (I.R.D., France), M. Pascual (U. Michigan, USA), S. Rinaldi (Politecnico di Milano, Italy), H. Smith (U. Arizona, USA), A. Stevens (Max-Planck Institute, Leipzig, Germany), L. Stone (U. Tel Aviv, Israel), S. Tuljapurkar (Stanford U., USA).



O. Angulo (U. Valladolid, Spain), O. Arino (I.R.D., France), A. Blasco (U. Alcalá, Spain), R. Bravo de la Parra (U. Alcalá, Spain), S. Charles (U. Claude Bernard Lyon 1, France), Pablo Gómez (U. Politécnica de Madrid, Spain), M.L. Hbid (U. Marrakech, Morocco), J.C. Poggiale (Marseille Oceanographic Center, France), E. Sánchez (U. Politécnica de Madrid, Spain), L. Sanz (U. Politécnica de Madrid, Spain), M.A. Zavala (U. de Alcalá, Spain).


The official language of the conference is English.  

            CONFERENCE SCHEDULE (tentative)
      The conference begins on Friday, September 5, with an opening ceremony in the morning and a
session of invited talks and a session of contributed talks in the afternoon. On Saturday and Monday there will be two sessions each day, one before lunch and one after (lunch time in Spain is around 14h). On Tuesday, there will be a morning session so as to close the conference before lunch. Sunday, September 7, is a free day to enjoy the endless possibilities of Madrid and its surroundings.  


The conference fee of about 180 Euro will include registration fee, coffee breaks, a book of abstracts and a banquet.  


Information will be given in the second announcement (January 1, 2003).


Alcalá de Henares is a medium sized town (190.000 inhabitants) 30Kms from Madrid, the capital city of Spain and is connected by a frequent train service to Madrid (a train every 15mn). There are also buses, to and from Madrid. Alcalá de Henares is an old town with vestiges from the neolithic period. It was an important roman town called Complutum, and its present name dates from the Arab occupation. After the Reconquest, Alcalá fell under the authority of the Archbishops of Toledo, who constructed an archbishop's palace used as a second residence. University studies in Alcalá date from 1293, though it was the Archbishop Cisneros who decided to build the whole university city in 1499. Alcalá became one of the main focuses of Spanish culture until the transfer of the University Complutense to Madrid in 1836. Alcalá is known as the home town of Miguel de Cervantes, author of Don Quixote. In 1998 the UNESCO's World Heritage Committee added the University and Historic Precinct of Alcalá de Henares to its World Heritage List of cultural and natural sites. This old part of Alcalá is of reasonable dimensions and is an enjoyable place to wander around.


December 1, 2002


May 1, 2003



If you want to receive the 2nd announcement of the conference (January 1, 2003), please send the following registration form to the contact address, by e-mail whenever possible.

First name:
Web page:
I intend to present a communication
(yes or no)
a poster
(yes or no)
Tentative title:


Should electronic mail be unavailable, please mail to:

Rafael BRAVO de la PARRA
Departamento de Matemáticas
Universidad de Alcalá
28871 Alcalá de Henares (Madrid)
Fax:(+34) 91 8854951

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