The Finite Volume method in its various variants is a spatial discretization technique for partial differential equations based on the fundamental physical principle of conservation. Recent decades have brought significant success in the theoretical understanding of the method. Many finite volume methods preserve further qualitative or asymptotic properties including maximum principles, dissipativity, monotone decay of the free energy, or asymptotic stability. Due to these properties, finite volume methods belong to the wider class of compatible discretization methods, which preserve qualitative properties of continuous problems at the discrete level. This structural approach to the discretization of partial differential equations becomes particularly important for multiphysics and multiscale applications. In recent years the efficient implementation of these methods in numerical software packages especially for the use on super computers has drawn more attention.
The goal of the symposium is to bring together mathematicians, physicists, and engineers interested in physically motivated discretizations and their application. Contributions to the further advancement of the theoretical understanding of suitable finite volume, finite element, discontinuous Galerkin and other discretization schemes, and the exploration of new application fields for them including software related improvements are also welcome.