The 18th European Finite Element Fair is rescheduled to

September 10 — 11, 2021 (Friday 13:30 — Saturday 16:30)
Inria Paris
, 2 rue Simone Iff, 75012 Paris

It will take place in a hybrid format form. (Paris time GMT+2)



Participation and registration

Open for participation, no workshop fee. Registration via e-mail to is compulsory. Please state your name and institution and indicate whether you plan to attend (A) in person or (B) online. Changes from (A) to (B) are possible at any time, but changes from (B) to (A) are handled on a first come, first served basis and are limited by the capacity of the auditorium according to limitations applicable at the moment of the workshop. Registration also provides access to coffee breaks. Please also indicate whether you plan to give a presentation. Deadline: September 08, 2021, 8:00.


The time for each speaker will be 12 minutes, split into 10 minutes for the talk and 2 minutes for the discussion & switching to the next speaker.

Friday, September 10

13:30 – 14:00 Welcome of the onsite participants

14:00 – 16:00 Session 1

Time slots Speakers Affiliation Country
14:00 to 14:12 Welcome address
14:12 to 14:24 Garegnani Giacomo École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne Switzerland
14:24 to 14:36 Ornela Mulita Humboldt University of Berlin Germany
14:36 to 14:48 Guillaume Delay Sorbonne University France
14:48 to 15:00 Fleurianne Bertrand University of Twente Netherlands
15:00 to 15:12 Gabriel Barrenechea University of Strathclyde UK
15:12 to 15:24 Ilaria Fontana University of Montpellier France
15:24 to 15:36 Lucia Gastaldi University of Brescia Italy
15:36 to 15:48 Théophile Chaumont-Frelet Inria, Sophia Antipolis France

16:00 – 16:30 Coffee break

16:30 – 18:30 Session 2

Time slots Speakers Affiliation Country
16:30 to 16:42 Ani Miraçi Technical University of Vienna Austria
16:42 to 16:54 Francesca Bonizzoni University of Augsburg Germany
16:54 to 17:06 Kaibo Hu University of Oxford UK
17:06 to 17:18 Andrea Cangiani SISSA, Trieste Italy
17:18 to 17:30 Tabea Tscherpel Bielefeld University Germany
17:30 to 17:42 José Morales The University of Texas at San Antonio USA
17:42 to 17:54 Paul Stocker University of Gottingen Germany
17:54 to 18:06 Vanessa Lleras University of Montpellier France
18:06 to 18:18 Zhaonan Dong Inria, Paris France


19:30 Conference dinner at L’Alchimiste: 181 Rue de Charenton, 75012 Paris


Saturday, September 11


9:30 – 10:00 Welcome coffee 

10:00 – 12:00 Session 3

Time slots Speakers Affiliation Country
10:00 to 10:12 Arbaz Khan Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee India
10:12 to 10:24 Emmanuil Georgoulis University of Leicester & NTUA UK/Greece
10:24 to 10:36 Vladislav Olkhovskiy Friedrich Schiller University Germany
10:36 to 10:48 Lina Zhao City University of Hong Kong China
10:48 to 11:00 Erik Burman University College London UK
11:00 to 11:12 Anna Khripunova Balci Bielefeld University Germany
11:12 to 11:24 Koondanibha Mitra Radboud University Netherlands
11:24 to 11:36 Géraldine Pichot Inria Paris France
11:36 to 11:48 Jan Papež Czech Academy of Sciences Czech Republic

12:00 – 14:00 Lunch (some possibilities are listed at

14:00 – 16:00 Session 4

Time slots Speakers Affiliation Country
14:00 to 14:12 Thomas Wick Leibniz University Hannover & Ecole Polytechnique Germany/France
14:12 to 14:24 Axel Modave CNRS – ENSTA Paris France
14:24 to 14:36 Michał Wichrowski University of Heidelberg Germany
14:36 to 14:48 André Harnist University of Montpellier France
14:48 to 15:00 Henry von Wahl Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg Germany
15:00 to 15:12 Antti Hannukainen Aalto University Finland
15:12 to 15:24 Carsten Carstensen Humboldt University of Berlin Germany
15:24 to 15:36 Henrik Schneider University of Duisburg-Essen Germany
15:36 to 15:48 Frédéric Marazzato Louisiana State University USA

16:00 Closing remarks

16:00 – 16:30 Farewell coffee

Practical information – online participants

  • A zoom link will be sent by e-mail to the registered participants on Friday noon.
  • Please mute unless speaking.
  • Please raise hand or use chat to ask questions at the end of the talks.
  • Please feel free to chat during the coffee breaks.

Practical information – onsite participants

  • For details on how to reach Inria Paris, see here; it is situated in the 12th Arrondissement, near Gare de Lyon, near 43 Rue du Charolais.
    The workshop will take place in the Jacques-Louis Lions lecture room, ground floor, building C.
  • ***Please bring your “sanitary pass”***, i.e. either (1) a confirmation of a completed vaccination; (2) proof of a negative test not older than 72 hours (Antigen or PCR); (3) a result attesting a recovery from Covid-19 (see or
  • ***It is necessary to use a face mask both as a participant and as a speaker.***
  • ***Please remember to bring your personal ID***: ID is required to gain access to the Inria building. To enter the building, you can exchange your ID for a visitors’ badge at the reception desk. Your ID will be given back to you once you return the visitors’ badge on leaving the building.
  • Eduroam WiFi is available at Inria. It may happen that your devices need a setup. In that case,  please see the following PDF.

Local organisers: Zhaonan Dong (Inria Paris), Alexandre Ern (Ecole des Ponts ParisTech), Jan Papež (Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague), and Martin Vohralík (Inria Paris)

Last updated: September 11, 2021

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