Introduction:

Fourth order PDEs problems have a wide range of applications, from elasticity to phase transitions, to mention just a few. However compared with similar second order problems, they usually do not have maximum principles, a crucial tool that pushed forward the theory of such problems. Therefore, the mathematical theory for fourth order problems has not reached the same degree of development although it has witnessed a growing interest in recent times.
This session is devoted to present some recent advances on higher order partial differential equations and is focused on various aspects of both elliptic and evolutionary models. 
