The European Finite Element Fair (EFEF) is an annual
series of completely informal small workshops throughout
Europe with equal initial conditions for each speaker.
EFEF provides a platform for high-level discussions on
current research on finite element approximation, in the
broadest sense, of partial differential equations. Authors
are encouraged to present *one* new idea rather than
review a full research project. In this spirit, the
communication of recent and new results, even not yet
published, is very welcome (see The Book, item 4 below). A
few, but strict, rules apply to EFEF in order to
distinguish it from existing workshops and minisymposia in
Speakers at EFEF are volunteers from the audience.
Provided that he or she is present throughout the
meeting, each participant is invited to talk.
Based on the number of speakers the time available
will be divided into slots for the talks. The
order of the speakers will be determined through
random choice, by drawing names out of a hat.
Speakers cannot request a specific time to talk.
Each speaker should introduce himself or herself,
the title and topic, and is expected to leave
sufficient time, within the allocated time-slot,
for discussion. Speakers have to prepare a talk
that can be trimmed to various lengths (from
seconds to 30 minutes). For a smooth meeting, the
time table will be strictly enforced.
The Book: Starting from EFEF 2005, a book will be
available (in the Oberwolfach tradition) to record
new analytical and numerical results presented
during EFEF. Results can be hand-written or
typeset and glued into the book.