Society for Special Functions & their Applications


International Conference on Special Functions & Applications (ICSFA-2016)

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


Symposium on Application of Mathematical Sciences in Engineering Problems

September 9 - 11, 2016

Organized by


Department of Applied Sciences & Humanities, Faculty of Engineering
Jamia Millia Islamia - Central University, New Delhi 110 025, 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-2016 R. P. Agarwal Memorial Lecture shall be delivered on the first day of the conference by Professor Michel Waldschmidt, Institut de Mathématiques de Jussieu, Universit´e Paris, France.The previous lectures have been delivered by George Andrews (PSU, USA), H.L. Manocha (NYU, USA), A. M. Mathai (McGill, Canada) and Shigeru Kanemitsu (Kinki University, Japan).

Invited Speakers

C. Adiga, Mysore

A.K. Agarwal, Chandigarh

P. Agarwal, Jaipur

S. Ahmad Ali, Lucknow

Abdon Atangana , South Africa

P. K. Banerji, Jodhpur

S. Bhargava, Mysore

G. Bhatnagar, New Delhi

Swaroop Nanda Bora, Guwahati

Kalyan Chakraborty, HRI, India

Atul Dixit, Gandhinagar

H. S. Dhami, Nainital

Timothy Huber, USA

Renu Jain, Gwalior

S. L. Kalla, Jodhpur

S. Kanemitsu, Japan

Dimitri Karp, Russia

Subuhi Khan, Aligarh

H. L. Manocha, USA

A. M. Mathai, Canada

M. S. Mahade Naika, Banglore

Jimmy Mclaughlin, USA

K. S. Nisar, KSA

M. A. Pathan, Aligarh

J. K. Prajapati, Ajmer

S. D. Purohit, Kota

P. N. Rathie, Brazil

R. K. Raina, Udaipur

A. Rababah, Jordan

Maged G. bin Saad, Yemen

Micheal Schlosser, Austria

V. P. Spridonov, Australia

M. J. S. Shahwan, Bahrain

V. P. Saxena, Bhopal

A. K. Shukla, Surat

S. N. Singh, Jaunpur

S. P. Singh, Jaunpur

D. D. Somshekhara, Mysore

H. M. Srivastava, Canada

Pankaj Srivastava, Allahabad

A. Swaminathan, Roorkee

S. K. Upadhaya, Varanasi

K. R. Vasuki, Mysore

R. K. Yadav, Jodhpur

Michel Waldschmidt, France


Prof. Talat Ahmad
Vice Chancellor
Jamia Millia Islamia - Central University, New Delhi


Prof. Chaudhary Wali Mohammad
Head, Department of Applied Sciences & Humanities, Jamia-Millia Islamia - Central University, New Delhi


Prof. M. I. Qureshi
Department of Applied Sciences & Humanities, Jamia-Millia Islamia - Central University, New Delhi

Local Secretaries

Prof. Musheer Ahmad
Prof. Z. H. Khan
Prof. Anwar S. Siddiqui
Jamia-Millia Islamia - Central University, New Delhi

Local Organizing Committee

Sharfuddin Ahmad
JMI, New Delhi

Tabrez Alam Khan
JMI, New Delhi

Mehtab Alam
JMI, New Delhi

Mohd. Suhaib
JMI, New Delhi

Naseem Ahmad
JMI, New Delhi

Abdul Wafi
JMI, New Delhi

Zishan Husain Khan
JMI, New Delhi

Abid Haleem
JMI, New Delhi

Anwar Shehzad Siddiqui
JMI, New Delhi

Munna Khan
JMI, New Delhi

Rehan Khan Suri
JMI, New Delhi

National Organizing Committee

Praveen Agarwal
AIC, Jaipur

Renu Jain
JU, Gwalior

Subuhi Khan
AMU, Aligarh

M S Naika
BU, Banglore

Ajay Shukla
SVNIT, Surat

Manoj Sharma
RJIT, Gwalior


A. Swaminathan
IIT, Roorkee

K R Vasuki
UoM, Mysore

Advisory Committee

A. K. Agarwal
Punjab University, Chandigarh

S. Ahmad Ali
Babu Banarasi Das University, Lucknow

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

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

N. K. Thakare
Pune University, Pune

Michel Waldschmidt
Paris University, France

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 August 20, 2016.


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 10 July, 2016.

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 16 August, 2016.

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.

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 30 November 2016. 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 August 30, 2016. The following registration fee is applicable

Foreign Delegates

Accompanying Foreign Delegates

Indian Delegates

Accompanying person (indian)

Research scholars /students

Industry sponsored Delegates

UD$ 200
US$ 150

RS 3000

Rs 2500
Rs 2500

RS 5000

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 “Registrar, Jamia Millia Islamia” payable at New Delhi. Foreign delegates can make an online transfer of registration fee, the bank detail is as under
Name: Registrar, Jamia Millia Islamia
Bank: Indian Bank, Maulana Mohd. Ali Jouhar Marg, Sports Complex (Bhopal Ground), Jamia Nagar, New Delhi 110025
A/c No.: 443259891
IFSC Code: IDIB000J029
MICR Code: 110019041

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.

Finanacial 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 Jamia Millia Islamia - Central University

Visit http://www.jmi.ac.in


For further details contact:

Dr. Chaudhry Wali Mohammad

Convener, ICSFA-2016
Department of Applied Sciences & Humanities, Faculty of Engineering
Jamia Millia Islamia - Central University,
New Delhi 110 025, India

Email: [email protected]

Tel.: +91 8527459655