The Sixth International Conference on


History of the ConferenceThe history of the conference goes back to 1994,
a hard time for Russian science, when the first
"International Conference on Functional Differential Equations and
Applications, Moscow, Russia, The second event was the "International Conference on Differential
and FunctionalDifferential Equations, Moscow, Russia,
The next "International Conference on Differential and Functional
Differential Equations, Moscow, The Fourth International Conference on Differential and Functional Differential Equations, Moscow, August 14–21, 2005,
was held in the Steklov Mathematical Institute jointly with the Moscow State University and
the Moscow Mathematical Society. More than 130 mathematicians participated in the conference,
about 30 of them from foreign countries. The lectures were also given by such wellknown mathematicians as
A. Agrachev, M.S. Agranovich,
A.B. Antonevich, C. Bardos,
V.M. Buchstaber, V.I. Burenkov,
S. Yu. Dobrokhotov, Yu.A. Dubinskii,
B. Fiedler, K. Hadeler, A.M. Il’in,
N.M. Ivochkina, W. Jäger,
H. Karcher, V.A. Kondrat’ev, S.P. Novikov,
V.A. Pliss, A. Sarychev, G.R. Sell, G.A. Seregin,
A.G. Sergeev, Ya.G. Sinai, V.D. Stepanov, A. Tesei,
F. Tomi, D.V. Treschev, L. Veron, M.I. Vishik,
L.R. Volevich, I.V. Volovich, The Fifth International Conference on Differential and Functional Differential Equations, Moscow, August 17–24, 2008, was held in the Peoples' Friendship University of Russia jointly with the Steklov Mathematical Institute and Moscow State University. About 140 mathematicians participated in the conference, 32 of them from foreign countries. The lectures were also given by such wellknown mathematicians as A.L. Afendikov, M.S. Agranovich, S. Bianchini, V.M. Buchstaber, G.Q. Chen, S.Yu. Dobrokhotov, Yu.A. Dubinskii, B. Fiedler, A.V. Fursikov, H. Ishii, W. Jäger, E.Ya. Khruslov, N.D. Kopachevsky, A. Kozhevnikov, V.V. Kozlov, S.B. Kuksin, E. Lanconelli, D.Li, V.A. Marchenko, J. Mather, P. Mironescu, L. Nirenberg, S.P. Novikov, S.I. Pohozaev, V.V. Pukhnachev, V.S. Rabinovich, G.R. Sell, L.P. Shilnikov, A.E. Shishkov, Ya.G. Sinai, I.A. Taimanov, D.V. Treschev, L. Veron, M.I. Vishik, H.O. Walther, V.G. Zvyagin. Program Committee: A.D. Myshkis (1994), O.A. Oleinik (1999), D.V. Anosov (2002), D.V. Anosov and Yu.S. Osipov (2005), D.V. Anosov and Yu.S. Osipov (2008). All of these conferences are remarkable not only for their scientific programs but also for cultural programs. The advertency of the members of the Organizing Committee made the participation in the conferences pleasant and comfortable. It is worth pointing out the following mathematicians having contributed a lot in the organization of those conferences: E.I. Galakhov, P.L. Gurevich, E.B. Kuznetsov, A.B. Muravnik, V.A. Popov, A.A. Puntus, L.E. Rossovskii, A.M. Selitskii, R.V. Shamin, A.L. Skubachevskii, E.M. Varfolomeev, V.G. Veretennikov. In order to emphasize the periodicity of the conference, since 2005, it was decided to include the number of the conference in its title. 