International Conference on Special Functions & Applications (ICSFA-2019)

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


Symposium on Application of Mathematical Sciences in Engineering Problems

October 21-23, 2019

Organized by

Department of Mathematics, University College of Engineering and Technology
(A Constituent College of Bikaner Technical University)
Bikaner-334004, Rajasthan, India

Society for Special Functions & their Applications, India


  Support for accommodation to young participants is available.  

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-2019 R. P. Agarwal Memorial Lecture shall be delivered on the first day of the conference by Professor Claude Levesque, University of Laval, Canada. The previous lectures have been delivered by George Andrews (PSU, USA), H. L. Manocha (NYU, USA), A. M. Mathai (McGill, Canada), Shigeru Kanemitsu (Kinki University, Japan) and Michel Waldschmidt (Universit´e Paris, France), Tom Koorwinder (University of Amsterdam, Netherlands) and Srinivasamurthi Bhargava (Mysore University, India).

Invited Speakers


A. K. Agarwal, Chandigarh

P. Agarwal, Jaipur

S. Ahmad Ali, Lucknow

Kalyan Banerjee, HRI, India

B. Bhowmik, IIT, Khrahpur

Atul Dixit, IIT Gandhinagar

Kalyan Chakraborty, HRI, India

S. N. Fathima, Pondichery

A. Haque, HRI, India

A. M. Mathai, Canada

M. S. Mahade Naika, Banglore

N. U. Khan, Aligarh

Claude Levesque, Canada

M. A. Pathan, Aligarh

S Ponnusamy, Chennai

S. D. Purohit, Kota

V. P. Saxena, Bhopal

Swadesh K Sahoo, Indore
Gopala K. Srinivasan, Mumbai
A. K. Shukla, Surat

Sanjeev Singh, Indore
S. N. Singh, Jaunpur

S. K. Upadhyay, IIT BHU

Michel Waldschmidt, France


Advisory Committee


A. K. Agarwal, Punjab University, Chandigarh


S. Ahmad Ali, Babu Banarasi Das University, Lucknow


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


S. Bhargava, University of Mysore, Mysore


Kalyan Chakraborty, Harish Chandra Research Institute, Allahabad


Renu Jain, Devi Ahilya University, Indore


S. Kanemitsu, Kinky University, Japan


A. M. Mathai, McGill University, Canada


M A Pathan, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh


A. K. Singh, DST, New Delhi


H. M. Srivastava, University of Victoria, Canada


N. K. Thakare, Pune University, Pune


Michel Waldschmidt, Universit´e Paris, France



Scientific Committee

Praveen Agarwal, AIC, Jaipur


S N Fathima, Pondichery University, Pondichery


Subuhi Khan, AMU, Aligarh

M S Naika, Banglore University, Banglore


Ajay Shukla, SVNIT, Surat

S. N. Singh, PU, Jaunpur


A. Swaminathan, IIT, Roorkee


K R Vasuki, University of Mysore, Mysore


Mukesh Joshi, BTU, Bikaner


Shoukat Ali, BTU, Bikaner



Call for Papers

The organizers of the conference invite papers for presentation. The full length paper along with abstracts not exceeding 250 words and with at least two 2010 AMS Subject Classification numbers should be sent directly by email to Dr. S. Ahmad Ali, Joint Secretary, SSFA at  so  as to reach him on or before 30 September 2019.

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 ( along with the copy of the acceptance letter if the paper has been accepted but not published by 15 September 2019.

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 & Computer Science, Babu Banarasi Das University, Faizabad Road, Lucknow 226 028 (UP), India, +91 9415583389 (Mobile), Email: by 30 September 2019.

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.

A.M. Mathai Research Excellence Award

Nominations are invited for Nominations are invited for A. M. Mathai Research Excellence Award. The award carries a Certificate and a cash prize of Rs. 15,000/- that will be presented on October October 21, 2019 during ICSFA – 2019. The award is given to a mathematician for his Contributions to the Theory of Special Functions and its impact/applications in the field, other branches of mathematics, statistics, physical/natural/biological sciences, technology and industry. Any one, irrespective of his/her nationality, working in the related area and below the age 45 years may apply or can be nominated. The awardee shall be invited to deliver a Talk on his/her work in ICSFA-2019.
The nominations can be submitted through email to Prof M. A. Pathan ( . The application/nomination should accompany (i) a brief description of the research work that qualifies the candidate for the award, written in terms that are accessible to mathematicians of different backgrounds, including references to the candidate's important papers (ii) curriculum vitae, and (iii) consent of the candidate, if nomination is made by other person. The last date for application/nomination is September 5, 2019 .

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 December 2019. 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 10 October 2019. The following registration fee is applicable


Early Bird Registration 
20 September, 2019
       10 October 2019

Foreign Delegates

Accompanying Person (Foreign)

Indian Delegates

Research Scholars


USD 100
USD 100

INR 2400

INR 1200

Annual Membership fee Rs 200/- to be paid by non-members of SSFA.

The Registration fee can be paid through online by RTGS/NEFT/IMPS transfer . The bank details are as below
Name of Account: ICSFA-2017, Bikaner
Name of Bank: Oriental Bank of Commerce,
Bank Branch Name: Engineering College-Bikaner Branch
Bank Branch Code: 101174
A/c No.: 11742193000504
IFSC Code: ORBC0101174
MICR Code: 334022006

Please mention Fee Paid/ UTR number in the registration form.

Registration fee only includes admission to all technical sessions, conference kit, lunch, tea/coffee/snacks during breaks and dinner.

Click here to register online

For any query related to conference registration, please contact Dr. N. S. Solanki (, Tel.: +91 9828429026)


Accommodation for participants is not included in registration fees. Participants may book their accommodation in nearby Hotels. Some of the options are

Hotel Jyoti, Ganganagar Road, Opposite Urmul Dairy, Samta Nagar, Bikaner

Hotel Manglam, A-3,5 Samta Nagar, Opp. Roadways Bus Stand, 334001 Bikaner India

Hotel Palace View, Lalgarh Palace Campus, Opposite Roadways Bus Stand, Bikaner

Hotel Sagar Niwas, Lalgarh Palace Campus, Opposite Roadways Bus Stand, Bikaner

However, we a have limited funds available to support the accommodation cost of the registered participants. If you wish to apply, please write to Dr. R. K. Parmar ( after completing your registration process.

For any assistance related to accommodation booking, please contact Dr. Deepak Bansal (, Tel.: +91 8279219400).

Financial 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.

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For further details contact:

Dr. Rakesh Kumar Parmar
Convener, ICSFA-2019
Department of Mathematics
University College of Engineering and Technology, Bikaner
(A Constituent College of Bikaner Technical University)
Karni Industrial Area, Pugal Road, Bikaner-334004, Rajasthan, India
Email:,  Tel.: +91 9828506214

Dr. N.S. Solanki
Co-Convener, ICSFA-2019
Department of Mathematics
University College of Engineering and Technology, Bikaner
Email:, Tel.: +91 9828429026

Dr. Deepak Bansal
Co-Convener, ICSFA-2019
Department of Mathematics
University College of Engineering and Technology, Bikaner
Email:, Tel.: +91 8279219400