The meetings on functional equations, which are now called International Symposium on Functional Equations, have been held annually since 1962 (with the exception of 1964). The first conference, with 14 participants from 5 countries, was organized by Professors J. Aczél, O. Haupt and A. Ostrowski in the Mathematical Research Institute of Oberwolfach, Germany. Of the previous 55 symposia, 15 took place in Germany, 6 in Poland, 5 in each of Austria, Canada, Hungary and Italy, 3 in each of the Czech Republic, France and the United States, 2 in Spain, and 1 in each of China, Denmark and Switzerland.
Nowadays, the series has an international scientific committee which invites leading specialists in the field to attend a symposium. The average number of participants of the last five meetings is about 65, and they came from Austria, Brazil, Canada, China, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, France, Germany, Hungary, Iran, Israel, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Poland, Russia, Republic of Korea, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Switzerland, the United States and Venezuela. The reports of meetings are published in Aequationes Mathematicae.
Every participant has an opportunity to give a 20-minute long talk. As usual, besides regular talks, there will also be a longer survey lecture. Furthermore, a special session and several sessions devoted to problems and remarks will be organized.
Participation in these annual meetings is by invitation only. Those wishing to attend the 56th ISFE should send information on their scientific interest and, preferably, publications together with their postal and email addresses to
Chairman of the Scientific Committee
Institute of Mathematics
by October 1, 2017.
The 56th ISFE is organized by the Institute of Mathematics and Scientific Computing of the University of Graz.