The 14th Annual Workshop on Numerical Methods for Problems with Layer Phenomena

NUI Galway
6-7 April 2017

Layer Phenomena: group photo
Some of the participants of the Layer Phenomena Workshop, Galway, April 2017

This two day workshop will bring together researcher with interests in problems whose solutions exhibit layer phenomena, such as boundary and interior layers in fluid flow, and other applications. The main focus is on the design, analysis and application of numerical methods for these problems, but contributions on related topics, such as applications and asymptotic methods, are warmly welcomed.

This year, we dedicate the workshop to our friend and colleague Eugene O'Riordan on the occasion of his 60th birthday.

UPDATE (05/04/2017): the programme (final) is now available.
UPDATE (05/04/2017): the Book of Abstracts is now available.

The previous meeting in this series was the 13th Annual Workshop on Numerical Methods for Problems with Layer Phenomena, hosted by the Department of Mathematics of the Physics Faculty at Moscow State University, in April 2016.

Registration and Abstracts

Abstracts and Talks

Each speaker is invited to submit an abstract of his/her talk. A collection of (extended) abstracts will be published by the beginning of the workshop.

Abstracts should be submitted as LaTeX files, whose length including figures and references should not exceed 2 pages. The LaTeX files to prepare your abstract are:

(Right click and choose Save Link As...).

Send your completed tex file by email to

Each contributed talk should not exceed 25 minutes (including a short discussion). A computer and data-projector will be available, as well as a white board and over-head projector.

The deadline for submitting an abstract is Friday, 24 February 2017.

Conference Dinner and Excursion

Location and travel


For most overseas visitors, Dublin Airport is likely to be the most convenient point of entry to Ireland. Efficient and frequent bus services between Dublin Airport and Galway are provided by Citylink and GoBus. The journey to Galway takes about three hours.

Shannon Airport is about 90km south of Galway. The Expressway X51 service takes 70 minutes and runs 5 times daily.

Ireland West (Knock) Airport is about 90km north of Galway. There are several scheduled flights to the UK, but connections to Galway by public transport are, essentially, non-existent.

Galway is located on the west coast, directly west of Dublin. The workshop venue is at the university, which is a 10 minute walk from the city centre. There are many guest houses, hotels and other accommodation options both in the city centre and in the university area. A fairly random selection of these is below - many more options for guesthouses in particular can easily be found. Guesthouse or B & B accommodation tends to be a bit cheaper than hotels, hostels are likely to be cheaper again.

Galway is a small city but is quite lively, with many of restaurants and pubs, and a busy music and theatre scene. The city centre and university areas are easily explored on foot. Information for visitors to Galway is available from Galway Tourism.


Other "Layer Phenomena" workshops in this series

Funding and support

There is no registration fee for the workshop. The organisers are grateful to

for their generous financial support.