17th European Finite Element Fair


May 17th - May 18th, 2019



The 17th European Finite Element Fair (EFEF) will be held at the (new campus of the) University of Cyprus in Nicosia. The conference will begin Friday, May 17th at 14:00 (on-site registration opening at 12:30) and end Saturday, May 18th in the afternoon.

The 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. A few, but strict, rules apply to EFEF in order to distinguish it from existing workshops and minisymposia in the field.

Format of the Meeting


Registration and participation is free. In order to help with preparations, we would like to ask participants to register in advance by sending an email to xenophontos@ucy.ac.cy, with subject EFEF 2019 Registration. Please indicate in your email whether you plan to give a presentation, and/or participate in the conference dinner.

European Organizing Committee

Daniele Boffi     Università di Pavia, Pavia, Italy
Erik Burman     University College London, UK
Carsten Carstensen     Humboldt-Universität, Berlin, Germany
Alexandre Ern     ENPC and INRIA, Paris, France
Guido Kanschat     IWR, University Heidelberg, FRG
Ilaria Perugia     University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
Christoph Schwab     ETH Zürich, Switzerland
Rolf Stenberg     Aalto University, Helsinki, Finland

Previous Finite Element Fairs

EFEF 2018: Heidelberg
EFEF 2017: Milano
EFEF 2016: Bonn
EFEF 2015: Praha
EFEF 2014: Wien
EFEF 2013: Heraklion
EFEF 2012: Bilbao
EFEF 2011: Paris (joint FE Fair/Circus/ Rodeo)
EFEF 2010: Warwick
EFEF 2009: Helsinki
EFEF 2008: Göteborg
EFEF 2007: Marseille
EFEF 2006: Zürich
EFEF 2005: Pavia
EFEF 2004: Berlin
EFEF 2003: Cambridge


There are several airlines that fly to Larnaca (LCA) or Paphos (PFS) airports in Cyprus. Each participant should make arrangements to arrive (via air) to either Larnaca or Paphos; taxis to Nicosia should be available once you exit the airport. A normal (4 seat) taxi from Larnaca to Nicosia should cost around 50 Euros and from Paphos to Nicosia should cost around 100 Euros. For a cheaper choice, there is an airport shuttle (Kapnos Airport Shuttle) that brings you from the airport(s) to (a not so central spot in) Nicosia.


A number of hotels in Nicosia have an agreement with UCY and offer special prices. Please contact the hotel of your choice to make your reservation and mention 'University of Cyprus' in order to get the special price. A list of hotels is given here:

Getting to the campus

If you opt to stay near the center of the city, you may reach the new campus of UCY in a number of ways:




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