2nd IMPA-InterPore Conference on Porous Media Conservation Laws, Numerics and Applications

IMPA, Rio de Janeiro, October 16 – 19, 2016

The Conference is focused on mathematical modeling and computational problems of porous media such as fluid and heat transport, reaction and phase transition phenomena, geomechanics, etc. It is aimed as a forum for sharing ideas among researches working on mathematical, physical, chemical and engineering aspects of porous media.







Videos of the talks


Scientific Program




Group Picture

Group Picture

Organizing and Scientific Committee

Scientific Committee:

Alexei A. Mailybaev (IMPA, Brazil)
Alvaro L.G.A. Coutinho (COPPE, UFRJ, Brazil)
Aparecido J. de Souza (UFCG, Brazil)
Dan Marchesin (IMPA, Brazil)
Hans Bruining (TU Delft, Holland)
Marcelo Jose Santos de Lemos (ITA, Brazil)
Marcio Arab Murad (LNCC, Brazil)

Organizing Committee:

Alexei A. Mailybaev (IMPA, Rio de Janeiro)
Dan Marchesin (IMPA, Rio de Janeiro)

Registration and Abstract submission

The Conference will consist of oral (30 min) and poster presentations. Please submit the abstract of your presentation before the deadline of July 18th. The notice of acceptance will be sent by August 1st.

Be sure your abstract includes the title, and all author names and affiliation, indicating who is going to present. It is strongly recommended that the following template be used to produce the pdf file: Template

Registration and Abstract submission can be done via the links below:

Registration fee (paid at the conference)

Researchers and Professors (Ph.D’s) R$ 250.00 or US$100.00
Students (Master and Ph.D) R$ 50.00 or US$20.00

List of registered participants


Financial support

Limited financial support will be available. For an application, please contact the organizers by email: fluidos.impa@gmail.com

Suggested Accommodations

Rio de Janeiro has a large number of hotels. Lately, for the main congresses, we have been using Hotel Acapulco, Everest Rio Hotel, Everest Park Hotel, Hotel Debret, Hotel Vermont, among others. To take advantage of IMPA´s special rate, please contact Ms. Michele Leite at MMX Eventos – micheleleite@mmxcongressos.com – phone: + 55 21 2210-1732 or visit their homepage at: www.mmxcongressos.com

For other type of accommodation like hostels and bed and breakfast, we suggest the following:

Pouso Verde Bed & Breakfast (very close to IMPA and strongly recommended)
Rua Caminhoá, 14 – Jardim Botânico
Tel: + 55 21 2529-2942 , + 55 21 99971-0511
e-mail: pousoverde@globo.com



Meiai Hostel:
R. Guilhermina Guinle, 127 – Botafogo
Tel: 55(21) 3495-4481


Pousada Girassol
Travessa Angrense, 25 A – Copacabana (entre Santa Clara e Raimundo Correa)
Tel: 55(21)2256-6951 / Fax: 55(21) 2286-5652
E-mail: pousada@girassolpousada.com.br


Lagoa Guest House
Rua do Humaitá, 392 – Humaitá
Tel: 55(21) 3518-9000
E-mail: contato@lagoaguesthouse.com


Che Lagarto Ipanema
Rua Paul Redfern 48 – Ipanema
Tel: 55(21) 2512-8076

Leblon Spot (associado à Hostelling International)
Rua Dias Ferreira, 626 – Leblon
Tel: 55(21) 2137-0090
E-mail: contact@leblonspot.com

Please check availability and prices directly with them


Hotels and Flats – Rio de Janeiro




Conference Venue

IMPA is located in the South Zone of Rio de Janeiro, near the Tijuca Forest and the Botanical Gardens, 20 minutes from major hotels of Leblon and Ipanema. You can find our address and some practical information about how to get to the institution below.


Estrada Dona Castorina, 110
Jardim Botânico
Zip Code 22460-320
Rio de Janeiro, RJ – Brazil

Phone number: (55 21) 2529-5000
Fax: (55 21) 2512-4115
E-mail: eventosimpa.br


How to get to IMPA:

From the airport

On leaving the airport we suggest that you take a taxi. There are several companies that have booths located inside the airport facilities, on the way out. A ride to South Zone costs around R$120 to R$150 and takes about 50 minutes. There are also special buses leaving from Terminals 1 and 2, whose routes you can find here.


There are three bus lines running near the Institute:

  • 409 – Saens Peña – Horto (via Lapa)
  • 416 – Saens Peña – Jardim Botânico (Horto) (via Túnel Rebouças)

You can check which buses line is the best for you by clicking here.

The passenger must pay as they enter, using the front door to get on the bus and the rear door to get off the bus. The bus fare is R$ 3,80 and the maximum change given is for a R$ 20,00 bill.

Should you prefer to use a taxi, we suggest the following companies:

MAP of the area

Visa Information

The Brazilian visa system operates under a strict reciprocity policy. That means that all citizens from countries which require visas from Brazilians will have to obtain visas to attend the conference. Beware that to attend a scientific conference in Brazil a tourist visa suffices. Source: Consulate General of Brazil

Foreign participants should get in touch with the nearest Brazilian Consulate (click on the map) to find out whether a visa is required.
Here you find the list of nationalities that are exempt from this requirement, see also the official Ministry of Tourism page, that includes the whole of the European Union and Mercosur. Those who do need visa should note that a tourist visa suffices for the conference attendance; for more information about Brazil, visit the official Brazilian Institute of Tourism website.

In case you need an invitation letter, please contact us: dac@impa.br

Previous event

The Workshop is focused on mathematical modeling and computational problems of porous media such as fluid and heat transport, reaction and phase transition phenomena, geomechanics, etc. It is aimed as a forum for sharing ideas among researches working on mathematical, physical, chemical and engineering aspects of porous media.

Plenary Speakers:

James Glimm (University at Stony Brook, USA)
Rien van Genuchten (UFRJ, Brazil; Utrecht University, Netherlands)


Eduardo Abreu (Department of Applied Mathematics-IMECC/UNICAMP, Campinas)

Amaury C. Alvarez (Oceanology Institute, C. Habana, Cuba)

Hans Bruining (Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands)

Grigori Chapiro (Dep. Matemática, UFJF, Juiz de Fora)

Duilio Conceição (UFRRJ, Rio de Janeiro)

Frederico Furtado (University of Wyoming, USA)

Juan Galvis (Departamento de Matemáticas, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Colombia)

Negar Khoshnevis Gargar (Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands)

Martinus Th. van Genuchten (Department of Mechanical Engineering, UFRJ, Rio de Janeiro)

James Glimm (Stony Brook University, USA)

Raghavendra B. Jana (King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, KSA)

Marcelo J.S. de Lemos (Instituto Tecnológico de Aeronáutica – ITA, São José dos Campos)

Alexei A. Mailybaev (IMPA, Rio de Janeiro)

Dan Marchesin (IMPA, Rio de Janeiro)

F. San José Martínez (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain)

Vitor M.M. Matos (Universidade do Porto, Portugal)

Jesus Carlos da Mota (Universidade Federal de Goiás)

Marcio A. Murad (National Laboratory for Scientific Computing – LNCC, Petropolis)

Saulo Pomponet Oliveira (Universidade Federal do Paraná, Curitiba)

Felipe Pereira (The University of Texas at Dallas, USA)

Weslley S. Pereira (UFJF, Juiz de Fora)

Adolfo P. Pires (Universidade Estadual do Norte Fluminense)

Bradley Plohr (Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA)

Panters Rodríguez-Bermúdez (Universidade Federal Fluminense)

Fabio Pereira dos Santos (IMPA, Rio de Janeira)

Pavel Z. Sejas Paz (UFJF, Juiz de Fora)

Julio Daniel Silva (University of Calgary, Canada)

Aparecido J. de Souza (Universidade Federal de Campina Grande)

Wenceslau Teixeira (Embrapa Solos, Rio de Janeiro)

Pacelli L.J. Zitha (Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands)


Videos of the Presentations




Scientific Program




Abstract submission:

Presentation title with a short abstract should be sent to alexei@impa.br till August 15.

Registration fee:

The registration fee should be paid in cash during the check in on the 19th of October.

R$ 80 (reduced fee for students R$ 30). Online Registration

Accommodation and financial support:

Please contact the Organizing Committee.


Alexei A. Mailybaev (IMPA, Rio de Janeiro) – coordinator
Dan Marchesin (IMPA, Rio de Janeiro)
Aparecido J. de Souza (Universidade Federal de Campina Grande)