The meetings on functional equations, which are now called International Symposia on Functional Equations, have been held annually since 1962 (with the exception of 1964). The first conference, with 14 participants from 5 countries, was organized by Professors J. Aczél, O. Haupt and A. Ostrowski in the Mathematical Research Institute of Oberwolfach, Germany. Of the previous 52 symposia, 15 took place in Germany, 5 in each of Austria, Canada, Italy and Poland, 4 in Hungary, 3 in each of the Czech Republic, France and the United States, 2 in Spain, and 1 in each of Denmark and Switzerland.

Nowadays, the series has an international scientific committee which invites leading specialists in the field to attend a symposium. The average number of participants of the last five meetings is about 65, and they came from Austria, Canada, China, the Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Iran, Israel, Italy, Luxembourg, Poland, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Switzerland and the United States. The reports of meetings are published in Aequationes Mathematica.

Every participant has an opportunity to give a 20 minutes long talk. Besides regular talks, there is also a longer survey one. Moreover, a special session and several sessions devoted to problems and remarks are organized.

Participation in these annual meetings is by invitation only. Those wishing to attend the 53rd ISFE should send information on their scientific interests and, preferably, publications together with their postal and email addresses to

Roman Ger
Institute of Mathematics
University of Silesia
Bankowa 14
40-007 Katowice

by January 15, 2015.

The 53rd ISFE is organized by the Institute of Mathematics of the Pedagogical University of Cracow in cooperation with the Faculty of Applied Mathematics of the AGH University of Science and Technology.

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