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KI-Net Conference: Kinetic Descriptions of Chemical and Biological Systems: Models, Analysis and Numerics

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The Iowa State University Mathematics Department was pleased to host a KI-Net Conference on March 23-25, 2017. Click on the links below to see slides from the outstanding presentations that were given:

Barbaro, Alethea – Case Western Reserve University: [Phase transition in a model for territorial development](

Ben-Naim, Eli – Los Alamos National Lab: [Escape and finite-size scaling in reaction-diffusion processes](

Constantino, Pedro – University of Minnesota: Maximum Entropy Closure Scheme for Moment Equations of Stochastic Reaction Networks with Oscillatory Dynamics

Degond, Pierre – Imperial College London: [Coarse-graining of collective dynamics models](

Evans, James – Iowa State University, Physics: [Non-equilibrium correlations in interacting-particle reaction-diffusion models with inhibited “stirring”](

Ha, Seung-Yeal – Seoul National University: [Review on the progress of the classical and quantum synchronization](

Herty, Michael – RWTH Aachen: [Model-Predictive Control Strategies for Agent-Based Systems](

Kosztin, Ioan – University of Missouri: [Simultaneous determination of the free energy profile and the effective dynamics
along a reaction coordinate in biomolecular systems](

Lee, Yongki – UC Riverside: [Blow-up conditions for two dimensional modified Euler-Poisson equations](

Li, Bo – UCSD: Multi-scale Modeling and Simulation of the Growth of Bacterial Colony with Cell-Cell Mechanical Interactions

Liu, Da-Jiang – DOE Ames Lab: [Modeling of fronts and patterns at the atomistic level for surface reactions: CO-oxidation on metal(100) surfaces](

Liu, Di (Richard) – Michigan State University: [Analysis and simulation of multiscale stochastic intracellular bio-chemical reacting networks](

Liu, Hailiang – Iowa State University, Mathematics: [On selection dynamics with nonlocal competition](

Ringhofer, Christian – Arizona State University: [Asymptotically preserving numerical methods for large reaction diffusion systems with applications to solar cell design](

Rossmanith, James – Iowa State University, Mathematics: Towards Efficient Multiscale Numerical Methods for Kinetic Models in Plasma Physics

Tan, Chanhui – Rice University: [Asymptotic preserving schemes on kinetic models with singular limits](

Travesset, Alex – Iowa State University, Physics: [Self-assembly and dynamics of nanopartical superlattices](

Wang, Zhongming – Florida International University: [A free energy satisfying discontinuous Galerkin method for one-dimensional Poisson–Nernst–Planck systems](

Yu, Hui – RWTH Aachen: [Boundary interaction of the Vicsek model and its hydrodynamic model](

Zhelezov, Gleb – University of Arizona: [Applications of Coalescing Interacting Particles to Chemotaxis Models](


Pre-conference information:

For more information regarding the conference and the process for applying to participate, please click on the link below:

[KI-Net Conference Announcement](

[KI-Net Conference Schedule – March 23-25, 2017]( Includes speakers, titles and schedule.

[More detailed KI-Net Conference Program – March 23-25, 2017]( Includes abstracts of all talks.

For those of you already registered with KI-Net to participate, here is some practical informaiton you may need to plan your trip:

Registration Fee: Please plan for a registration fee of $50 per person to cover local expenses. This will be paid when you arrive. We can accept cash (US dollars) or a check made out to Iowa State University on a US bank account in US dollars. KI-Net typically does not reimburse participants for these larger conference fees so you may want to seek reimbursement from other sources.

Lodging: Reservations at the Gateway Hotel and Conference Center will be made by KI-Net as part of the registration process. However, if you need the local address/phone number to give to people at home while you are traveling, you will find more information at the [Gateway Hotel and Conference Center’s website](

Food: The Gateway also has an on-site restaurant, The Iowa Stater. They offer a good variety of menu
options in a reasonable price range for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The hours are 6:30am to 10:00pm. Additional information regarding local restaurants and food options will be provided when you arrive.

Airport to Hotel Transportation: A shuttle service, Executive Express, is available from the Des Moines Airport
to Ames. It is approximately a 45-60 minute drive from the airport to Ames. Executive Express will pick up
travelers in the airport baggage claim area and drive you to the Gateway Hotel and Conference Center in
Ames. Go to the [Executive Express website]( to make a reservation or call 888-522-9899. When doing so,
select Drop off location “Ames – Gateway Hotel and Conference Center” to be taken to the proper hotel for
the conference. Round trip cost will be $86.00. Please note: You must schedule your own shuttle once your
flight plans have been finalized. They will need your flight details when booking. This expense can be
reimbursed by KI-Net.

Hotel to Conference Transportation: Plans are being made to provide some morning and evening shuttle
services from the Gateway Hotel to the Iowa State University Memorial Union where the conference will be
held. Additional information will be provided when you arrive. In addition, Ames does have a public bus
service called CyRide.

Parking: For those of you who drive to Ames or choose to get a rental car to use during your stay, parking at
the Gateway Hotel is available at no cost. Parking at the ISU Memorial Union Parking Ramp costs
approximately $12/day.

Weather: March weather is unpredictable in Iowa. As of 3/15/17, the forecast for March 23-35 is highs of 40-50 degrees with possible rain/thunderstorms. Please check for the Ames, IA forecast again prior to leaving home.

Additional information about visiting Iowa State University and Ames, IA can be found on the [Iowa State University Visitor’s Guide.](