May  2009, 3(2): i-i. doi: 10.3934/ipi.2009.3.2i



Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware 19716-2553


INRIA Saclay Ile de France / CMAP Ecole Polytechnique, Route de Saclay, 91128 Palaiseau Cedex


Dipartimento di Informatica, Università di Genova, Strada le Grazie 15, I-16146 Verona

Published  May 2009

This special issue is dedicated to Professors David Colton and Rainer Kress in honor of their contribution and leadership in the area of direct and inverse scattering theory for more then 30 years. The papers in this special issue were solicited from the invited speakers at the International Conference on Inverse Scattering Problems organized in honor of the 65th birthdays of David Colton and Rainer Kress held in the seaside resort of Sestry Levante, Italy, May 8-10, 2008.
    As organizers of this conference and close collaborators of Professors Colton and Kress, we are very honored to have had the opportunity to facilitate this special scientific and social event. It was a particular occasion that gathered together long term colleagues, collaborators, former students and friends of Professors Colton and Kress. And now it gives us particular pleasure to be guest editors of this special issue of Inverse Problems and Imaging which is a collection of original research papers in the area of scattering theory and inverse problems. Much of the work presented here has been directly or indirectly influenced by these two scientists, offering the reader a glimpse of their significant impact in this research area.
   We would like to thank all of those who have contributed a paper for this special issue. A special thanks goes to the Editor in Chief of Inverse Problems and Imaging, Lassi Päivärinta, for supporting and facilitating this publication. We would also like to thank all the participants of the Sestri Levante Conference who made such a successful, stimulating and pleasant event possible. Last (but definitely not least!) we would like to thank the sponsors of the conference: the European Office of Aerospace Research and Development of the United States Air Force Office of Scientific Research, the University of Genova, the University of Verona, the Istituto Nazionale di Alta Matematica - Gruppo Nazionale di Calcolo Scientifico, the University of Göttingen, the University of Delaware and INRIA Center of Saclay Ile de France.
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