Numelec 2017

Dear colleagues,

You have been more than one hundred participants to Numelec, contributing to the success of the conference. Thank you all.

For the submission of the final papers, please check the instructions in the page « INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE AUTORS » :

In the page Photo Gallery, you can download some pictures to remind the moments spent together:

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We hope to see you at the next Numelec conference in 2020, in Toulouse.

Zhuoxiang Ren & Frédéric Bouillault, for the organising commitee.


The moments of the conference


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In memory of Patrick Dular


Our friend and colleague Patrick Dular passed away on September 6th 2017, struck down by a sudden illness at the age of 50. He leaves behind three sons (Julien, Tom and Bruno) and his partner Pascale. Patrick was born on August 28, 1967 in Belgium. After graduating as a power systems electrical engineer in 1990, he obtained his PhD thesis at the University of Liège in 1994. A genuine researcher, his whole career blossomed out at the University of Liège, appointed by the Belgian Fund for Scientific Research (FNRS) successively as Postdoctoral Researcher in 1994, Research Associate in 1996, Senior Research Associate in 2007, and Research Director (the highest grade at FNRS) in 2012.

Patrick’s research was broadly concerned with the mathematical and numerical modelling of electromagnetic systems. In particular, his interests led him to publish seminal papers on the use of Whitney finite elements for three-dimensional eddy current problems. His recent work focused on advanced techniques to handle the coupling of different physical models and numerical methods. Since 1997, he was developing the open source software environment GetDP for the treatment of such coupled problems in collaboration with his colleague Christophe Geuzaine at the University of Liège, as well as with numerous PhD and post-doctoral students.

Patrick was an avid traveller and, as a globe-trotter scientist, he was a frequent invited researcher in France, Finland and Brazil, and was part of the scientific committees of numerous international conferences and symposiums such as EMF, Numelec, COMPUMAG, CEFC, EPNC, ACOMEN and ISEF. He was officer of the International Compumag Society since 2008 and was co-chairman of the editorial board for COMPUMAG-Aachen in 2007 and COMPUMAG-Budapest in 2013. He was chairman of six editions of the International Symposium on Electric and Magnetic Fields (EMF) between 1996 and 2009.

Over the course of his very active career, Patrick advised or co-advised several PhD theses. He will be fondly remembered by many current and former students and colleagues for his enthusiasm to communicate about his passion not only for science and engineering, but also for adventure, outdoor activities, photography and of course his three beloved kids.

Text written by C. Geuzaine and A. Nicolet


Numelec in Paris



The 9th European Conference on Numerical Methods in Electromagnetics (NUMELEC 2017) will be held November 15-17, 2017, at the University Pierre and Marie Curie, in the center of Paris, the university district close to the historical sites of the Sorbonne, the Notre Dame cathedral, the Pantheon, the Jardin des Plantes, the Latin Quarter …

NUMELEC 2017 aims to provide both communities working in the areas of low and high frequencies the opportunity to meet and discuss the latest advances in their research.

Over a period of three days, this conference includes oral and poster sessions, discussions focused on shared subjects, and will provide useful guidance to both communities. The covered areas concern the methodological aspects such as formulations in static, quasi-static or variable electromagnetic problems, resolution and optimization methods, and application aspects for the modeling of materials and devices.


Paper submission deadline: April 15th 2017    May 9 2017


Languages: The written contributions, presentations (oral or poster) and discussions will be in French or in English.
Digest: In agreement with the themes of the conference, the digest is limited to 2 pages (format 2 columns, text, equations and figures included). It must insist on the originality, the new scientific, methodological and technological results. The digest is to be submitted in PDF format directly on the conference website.



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