The Tenth International Symposium on Continuum Models and Discrete Systems (CMDSIO) took place at the Shoresh Holiday Complex
in Shoresh, Israel, near the Capital City Jerusalem, from 30 June until 4 July 2003. The previous symposia in this series
were: CMDS 1 (Kielce, Poland, 1975) CMDS2 (Mont Gabriel, Canada, 1977) CMDS3 (Freudenstadt, German Federal Republic, 1979)
CMDS4 (Stockholm, Sweden, 1981) CMDS5 (Nottingham, England, 1985) CMDS6 (Dijon, France, 1989) CMDS7 (Paderborn, Germany, 1992)
CMDS8 (Varna, Bulgaria, 1995) CMDS9 (Istanbul, Turkey, 1998) As in the previous symposia, participation was by invitation
from the Inter- national Scientific Committee. Participants were chosen from a list of recom- mendations of the committee
members, as well as from applications following advertisement of the symposium on the internet and in email messages to po-
tential participants. The members of the International Scientific Committee were: Karl-Heinz Anthony CMDS7 Chairman (University
ofPaderborn, Germany) David J. Bergman, Conference Chairman (Tel Aviv University, Israel) Bikas K.
Institute of Nuclear Physics Calcutta, West Bengal, India) Hans Jurgen Herrmann (University of Stuttgart, Germany; and ESPCI,
Paris, France) Esin Inan, CMDS9 Chairwoman (Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey) Dominique Jeulin (ENSMP, Fontainebleau,
France) Mark Kachanov (Tufts University, Boston, MA, USA) David Kinderlehrer (Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA,
USA) Arnold M. Kosevich (B. Verkin Institute for Low Temperature Physics, Khat"kov, Ukraine) Valery M. Levin (Petrozavodsk
State University, Petrozavodsk, Russia) Konstantin Z.