25-28 July 2016, London, Ontario, Canada. 

In 1996, the first comprehensive survey of the Lambert W function was published. To celebrate 20 years since that publication, Western University will host a workshop on the Lambert W function and on related special and elementary functions. Talks on applications, including physics, biology, sociology and computational science are welcome. Mathematical applications to areas such as combinatorics, delay-differential equations and so on are also welcome. Generalizations and other nonlinear eigenvalue functions and matrix functions are especially welcome. Graduate students are particularly encouraged to contribute and attend.

Invited Speakers

   Jonathan Borwein University of Newcastle (CARMA Institute)
   Gilbert Labelle Université du Québec à Montréal (Dept. of Mathematics)
   Stephen Watt University of Waterloo (Faculty of Mathematics)
   Ronald E. Mickens Clark Atlanta University (Dept. of Physics)
   Alexander Kheyfits CUNY (Dept. of Mathematics & Computer Science)
   Vladimir Vinogradov Ohio University (Dept. of Mathematics)
   John P. Boyd University of Michigan (Atmos. Oceanic Space Sci.)
   Frank Garvan University of Florida (Dept. of Mathematics)
   André LeClair Cornell University (Dept. of Physics)
   Erik Postma Maplesoft (Division of Mathematics)

Important Dates

   Abstract Submission: 24 June 2016
   Notification: 30 June 2016
   Conference: 25-28 July 2016

Submission Instructions

Please submit an abstract (150-200 words) of your proposed talk to the conference email: djeffrey@uwo.ca. The time allotted for contributed talks will be 30 minutes including 5 minutes for questions. Supplementary material may be submitted, and will be considered at the discretion of the Program Committee.

Travel Support

Limited travel support will be available to graduate student contributors.


A full-size copy of the conference poster is available here.


Depending on interest we may pursue opportunities for publication in a high quality journal or series volume. In such an event, a request will be made to selected contributors to submit full papers, due at a date to be determined following the conference.