Society for Special Functions & their Applications


International Conference on Special Functions & Applications (ICSFA-2017)

(XVIth Annual Conference of Society for Special Functions and their Applications)


Symposium on Application of Mathematical Sciences in Engineering Problems

November 2 - 4, 2017

Organized by


Department of Mathematics, College of Engineering and Technology, Bikaner
(An Autonomous Institution of Govt. of Rajasthan)
Karni Industrial Area, Pugal Road, Bikaner-334004, Rajasthan, India


Society for Special Functions & their Applications, India


The three days conference aims to bring together the researchers working in the area of Special Functions and related areas for interaction and exchange of ideas. In addition, it will inspire young researchers to pursue research in this important branch of Mathematical Science. The academic program of the conference will consist of Plenary/Invited Talks and Paper Presentations covering a wide range of topics including Special Functions, Hypergeometric function and its generalizations, Orthogonal polynomials, Lie theoretic approach to Special function, Ramanujan Mathematics, Fractional calculus, Combinatorics, Number theory, q-series and continued fractions, geometric function theory and applications of special functions to Statistics, Physical sciences and Engineering.

During ICSFA-2017 R. P. Agarwal Memorial Lecture shall be delivered by Professor Tom Koornwinder, University of Amsterdam, Faculty of Science, Korteweg-de Vries Institute for Mathematics, Netherlands. The previous lectures have been delivered by George Andrews (PSU, USA), H.L. Manocha (NYU, USA), A. M. Mathai (McGill, Canada), Shigeru Kanemitsu (Kinki University, Japan) and Michel Waldschmidt (Universit´e Paris, France).


A.K. Agarwal, Chandigarh

P. Agarwal, Jaipur

Ritu Agarwal, Jaipur

S. Ahmad Ali, Lucknow

P. K. Banerji, Jodhpur

Deepak Basal, Bikaner

Kalyan Chakraborty, HRI, India

Djurdje Cvijovic, Serbia

S N Fathima, Pondichery

Azhar Husain, Patna

R K Jana, Surat

Tom Koorwinder, Netherlands

Subuhi Khan, Aligarh

A. M. Mathai, Canada

Burcin Oktay, Turkey

M. A. Pathan, Aligarh

S Ponnusamy

Tibor K Pogany, Crotia

J. K. Prajapati, Ajmer

S. D. Purohit, Kota

A. Rababah, Jordan

F. Ayatollah Zadeh Shirazi, Iran

A. K. Shukla, Surat

S. N. Singh, Jaunpur

S. P. Singh, Jaunpur

N. S. Solanki, Bikaner

A. Swaminathan, Roorkee

S. K. Upadhaya, Varanasi

Shashikant Verma, Bikaner

R. K. Yadav, Jodhpur

ICSFA - 2017 Committees

Conference Chair

     Professor S. K. Bansal


     Dr. Rakesh Kumar Parmar
     Department of Mathematics, College of Engineering and Technology, Bikaner


     Dr. Mukesh M. Joshi
     Department of Mathematics, College of Engineering and Technology, Bikaner

     Dr. N.S. Solanki
     Department of Mathematics, College of Engineering and Technology, Bikaner

     Dr. Deepak Bansal
     Department of Mathematics, College of Engineering and Technology, Bikaner

Advisory Committee

A. K. Agarwal
Punjab University, Chandigarh

S. Ahmad Ali
Babu Banarasi Das University, Lucknow

P. K. Banerji
J. N. Vyas University, Jodhpur

Bruce Berndt
University of Illinois, USA

S. Bhargava
Mysore University, Mysore

Kalyan Chakraborty
Harish Chandra Research Institute, Allahabad

S. Kanemitsu
Kinky University, Japan

A. M. Mathai
McGill University, Canada

M A Pathan
Centre for Mathematical Sciences, Kerala

V. P. Saxena
Jiwaji University, Gwalior

H. M. Srivastava
University of Victoria, Canada

N. K. Thakare
Pune University, Pune

Scientific Committee

C. Adiga, Mysore

P. Agarwal, Jaipur

Deepak Basal, Bikaner

N. D. Barua, Tezpur

H. S. Dhami, Nainital

S. N. Fathima, Pondichery

Mridula Gerg, Jaipur

Azhar Husain, Patna

Renu Jain, Gwalior

R K Jana, Surat

Subuhi Khan, Aligarh

M. S. Mahade Naika, Banglore

Rachna Mathur, Bikaner

J. K. Prajapati, Ajmer

Purnima Parmar, Bikaner

S. D. Purohit, Kota

A. K. Rathie, Kerala

R. K. Raina, Udaipur

Ranjan Saxena, Bikaner

K. D. Sharma, Bikaner

A. K. Shukla, Surat

S. N. Singh, Jaunpur

S. P. Singh, Jaunpur

D. D. Somshekhara, Mysore

N. S. Solanki, Bikaner

Pankaj Srivastava, Allahabad

A. Swaminathan, Roorkee

S. K. Upadhaya, Varanasi

Shashikant Verma, Bikaner

R. K. Yadav, Jodhpur

Local Organizing Committee

Hem Ahuja

Shoukat Ali

Sudhir Bhardwaj

Ruma Bhadhuria

Vikas Bhalla

Pratibha Choudhary

Sunita Choudhary

Bhumika Chopra

S. K. Mehla

Amit Mathur

Preeti Pareek

Mamta Pareek

Ujjwal Pandey

Anita Panwar

A. S. Poonia

Natwar Singh

Y. N. Singh

Kanika Solanki r

Arvind Sirvee

Dinesh Sain

Shankarlal Sharma

Alka Swami

Anu Sharma

Gayatri Sharma

Neelam Swami

Mukesh Sharma

Nidhi Shekhawat

Devendra Tiwari i

Call for Papers

The organizers of the conference invite papers for presentation. The full length paper along with abstracts not exceeding 150 words and with atleast two 2010 AMS Subject Classification numbers should be sent directly by email at [email protected] or by post to

Dr. S. Ahmad Ali
Department of Mathematics
Babu Banarasi Das University
Faizabad Road, Lucknow 226 028 (UP), India

Residence: 292, Chandralok, Aliganj, Lucknow 226024 (U.P.), India
Tel: +91 522 3911065 (Off), 2323905 (Res.), +91 9415583389 (Mobile), Email: [email protected]

so  as to reach him on or before 30 September 2017.


Papers are also invited for the following Prizes:

A. K. Agarwal Prize for Best Publication of the Year carrying a certificate and a cash prize will be awarded to a mathematician (below 45 year of age) working at an Indian University/ Institute for his paper published/accepted in the preceding year of the Conference in the areas influenced by Ramanujan which include special functions, number theory, q-series, mock theta functions etc. Applicants for this prize should send one hard copy of the paper and a pdf of the same to Prof. A. K.Agarwal, Center for Advance Study in Mathematics, Punjab University, Chandigarh- 160014 ([email protected]) along with the copy of the acceptance letter if the paper has been accepted but not published by 15 September 2017.

Aruna Gupta Prize and M. I. Qureshi Prize for Best Paper Presentation, each carrying a certificate and a cash prize will be given to an Indian mathematician (below 35 years of age). Five copies of the paper to be considered for the prize along with the abstract may be sent to Dr. S. Ahmad Ali (Department of Mathematics, Babu Banarasi Das University, Faizabad Road, Lucknow 226 028 (UP), India Tel: +91 52 3911065 (Off), 2323905, +91 9415583389 (Mobile) Email: [email protected]) by 30 September 2017.

At the top of each copy of the paper the name of the prize should be indicated. The papers to be presented for consideration for prize should be under single authorship. The stress will be given on both quality of research as well as performance during presentation.

A.M. Mathai Research Excellence Award

Nominations are invited for A. M. Mathai Research Excellence Award. The award carries a Certificate and a cash prize of Rs. 15,000/- that will be presented on November 2, 2017 during ICSFA � 2017. The award is given to a mathematician for his Contributions to the Theory of Special Functions and its impact/applications in the field, other branches of mathematics, statistics, physical/natural/biological sciences, technology and industry. Any one, irrespective of his/her nationality, working in the related area and below the age 45 years may apply or can be nominated. The awardee shall be invited to deliver a Talk on his/her work in ICSFA-2017.
The nominations can be submitted through email to Prof M. A. Pathan ([email protected]). The application/nomination should accompany (i) a brief description of the research work that qualifies the candidate for the award, written in terms that are accessible to mathematicians of different backgrounds, including references to the candidate's important papers (ii) curriculum vitae, and (iii) consent of the candidate, if nomination is made by other person. The last date for application/nomination is September 20, 2017. .

Proceedings of the Conference

The Proceedings of the Conference will be published. The full length paper in triplicate along with a file formatted in TEX and a pdf file may be submitted upto 15 January 2018. The publication of the submitted paper in the Conference Proceedings is subject to report of the anonymous referee.


Persons willing to participate should register themselves online using the link below before 18 October 2017. The following registration fee is applicable

Foreign Delegates

Accompanying Foreign Delegates

Indian Delegates

Accompanying person (indian)

Research scholars /students

Industry sponsored Delegates

UD$ 250
US$ 200

RS 4000

Rs 3000
Rs 3000

RS 6000

Annual Membership fee Rs 200/- to be paid by non-members of SSFA.

The Registration fee can be paid by Demand Draft drawn in favor of "ICSFA-2017, Bikaner"; payable at Bikaner. The fee can also be paid online, the bank detail is as under
Name of Account: ICSFA-2017, Bikaner
Name of Bank: Oriental Bank of Commerce,
Banck Branch Name: Engineering College-Bikaner Branch
Bank Branch Code: 101174
A/c No.: 11742193000504
IFSC Code: ORBC0101174
MICR Code: 334022006

The Demand Draft for registration fee should be sent directly to the Convener. In case of online transfer please mention the UTR number in the registration form.
Click here to register online


The local hospitality of all invited delegates will be taken care by the organizers. However, the local hospitality including accomodation during the conference to other registered participants may be offered subject to the availability of funds. Special accommodation in hotels can also be arranged on request. The accommodation grant request (subject to the availability of funds) of only those registered participants will be considered who have remitted the registration fee before due date.

Financial Support

Financial support for travel (in India) may be provided to some of the participants subject to the availability of funds. However, we cannot commit this in advance. The participants are encouraged to arrange the funds for travel from their own institution/funding agencies. However, all the participants and the accompanying persons will be provided local hospitality.

About College of Engineering and Technology, Bikaner

Judging by the date of establishing year, CET is relatively a new arrival in the arena of technical institutions. It was established in 2007, as an autonomous body of Govt. of Rajasthan and approved by AICTE, amid the brown blooms of desert island, Bikaner. The College has made its mark with its high standards of teaching and research. Please visit at the following link to know more about the College and its location.

About Bikaner

This city of Bikaner lies on the northern point of the triangle of desert cities. Bikaner is another royal walled city dating back to 1486 AD. It was, however, a major trade centre as it stood on the ancient caravan route which linked central Asia and North India with the Gujarat seaports. The wealth of its architectural heritage lies in its forts, palaces and temples. This desert town in the north of the state was founded on 1488 by Rao Bika, a descendant of Jodha, the founder of Jodhpur. Like many others in Rajasthan, the old city is surrounded by a high crenulated wall and like Jaisalmer, it was once an important staging post on the great caravan trade routes. Bikaner is now becoming more and more popular with travellers. The main attractions in and around Bikaner are superb Junagarh fort, international camel research center, camel safaris and 30 kms to the south is the extraordinary world famous Karni Mata temple where approximately twenty thousand of holy rats are worshipped. Here is the link if you want to explore more about the city.

For further details contact:

Dr. Rakesh Kumar Parmar

Convener, ICSFA-2017
Department of Mathematics
College of Engineering and Technology, Bikaner
(An Autonomous Institution of Govt. of Rajasthan)
Karni Industrial Area, Pugal Road, Bikaner-334004, Rajasthan, India
Email: [email protected], Tel.: +91 9828506214

Dr. N.S. Solanki

Co Convener ICSFA-2017
Department of Mathematics
College of Engineering and Technology, Bikaner
Email: [email protected], Tel.: +91 9828429026

Dr. Deepak Bansal

Co Convener ICSFA-2017
Department of Mathematics
College of Engineering and Technology, Bikaner

Email: [email protected], Tel.: +91 9413118022