The main topic of ECIT is iteration theory. This is a branch of mathematics and includes topics related to discrete dynamical systems and functional equations. The aim of these theoretical studies is to model, analyze and understand iterative processes, for example systems with discrete time. Such systems arise in many different fields of application: engineering (eg. control theory and electronics), physics, mechanics, economics, biology, ecology, and so on. All these questions have given rise to the introduction and the development of several branches of mathematics, related with iteration theory, as, for instance:

- theory of singularities
- bifurcation theory
- dynamical systems with small perturbations
- topological dynamics
- ergodic theory
- symbolic dynamics
- embedding problems and fractional iterates
- iteration groups and semigroups
- iterative functional equations
- iteration of multifunctions

20th ECIT follows the sequence of meetings started in Toulouse 1973 and continued in Graz 1977, Marburg 1980, Toulouse 1982, Lochau 1984, Caldes de Malavella 1987, Batschuns 1989, Lisboa 1991, Batschuns 1992, Opava 1994, Urbino 1996, Muszyna 1998, La Manga del Mar Menor 2000, Evora 2002, Batschuns 2004, Gargnano 2006, Yalta 2008, Nant 2010, Ponta Delgada 2012, Lagów 2014 and Innsbruck 2016.

University of Murcia. Campus de La Merced.

30001. Murcia. Spain

30001. Murcia. Spain