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Conferences Calendar

April 2015


8th IMA Conference on Mathematical Education of Engineers

Date: Monday 20 April 2015

Location: Loughborough University

The sequence of conferences "Mathematical Education of Engineers" held at Loughborough provides a forum for the exchange of ideas, practices and pedagogy in the mathematical education of engineers. Within this framework, university mathematics teachers together with engineering colleagues and participants from industry are able to discuss enhancement and reflect on the engineering mathematics provision in the context of ever‐increasing demands of competence, effectiveness, quality and relevance. This conference aims to reflect the progress and experiences of initiatives within the teaching of mathematics to engineers in recent years, to debate areas of known concern and to learn together from current best practice.

June 2015

IMA International Conference on Barriers and Enablers to Learning Maths: Enhancing Learning and Teaching for All Learners

Date 10 – 12 June 2015

Location University of Glasgow, Glasgow, Scotland

This is the first international conference of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA) about approaches to teaching and learning mathematics. Mathematics should be understood in the widest possible sense to cover all aspects of mathematics, including number, pure mathematics, applied mathematics, statistics and the full range of applications of mathematics.

The conference examines learning and teaching throughout the life span, from the most basic to the most advanced topics and for the full range of learners, including people with dyscalculia and other maths learning difficulties, gifted learners and mathematicians. This should lead to cross-fertilisation between different areas of learning and teaching. The conference is also highly interdisciplinary. In addition to mathematicians, it should be of interest amongst others to psychologists, teachers, pedagogical and educational experts, engineers, scientists and social scientists.

2nd IMA Conference on Mathematics in Finance

Date 18 – 19 June 2015

Location University of Manchester

The purpose of the conference is to bring together academics and practitioners interested in mathematical modelling in finance. We invite researchers whose research work contains a strong Mathematical element to attend. We have included a broad range of topics  with the aim to expose participants to models, ideas and techniques that they may not be aware of, and to foster future collaborations.

In recent years many of the underpinning assumptions of classical Mathematical Finance have been under attack, and now efficient markets can no longer be assumed by default. The result is that many more complex real world interactions need to be taken into account, meaning that the techniques and models from other areas such as Real Options and Operations Research will be important for the future of Mathematics in Finance.

September 2015

IMA Conference on Numerical Methods for Simulation

Date 1 – 4 September 2015

Location Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford

Developments in numerical methods underpin simulations in many ways, for example in any area where high dimensional problems are governed by differential equations.  Computational fluid dynamics has driven many developments in this area; however there is a wide range of application areas where the problems, and indeed solution techniques may be similar.  Numerical methods are important in diverse areas such as geophysical modelling, fluid-structure interaction, high-dimensional dynamical systems, weather prediction, climate modelling, oil reservoir simulation, and so on.  The conference will bring together application specialists, applied mathematicians, numerical analysts and computational scientists who develop and use numerical simulations. Applications which focus on data assimilation, inverse problems, uncertainties or control, which contain as a major component a high-dimensional forward model, will also be represented.

The Institute for Computational Fluid Dynamics, founded in 1983 by Bill Morton and Mike Baines, previously ran a successful sequence of international conferences based on themes of relevance to fluid dynamics. The IMA conference series reprises this original vision, but opens up a wider range of themes which are similar to those in fluid dynamics, now including all areas of numerical simulation.


IMA Conference on Mathematics of Robotics

Date 9 – 11 September 2015

Location St Anne’s College, University of Oxford

The IMA Conference on the Mathematics of Robotics aims to bring together researchers working on all areas of robotics which have a significant Mathematical content. The idea is to highlight the Mathematical depth and sophistication of techniques applicable to Robotics and to foster cooperation between researchers working in different areas of Robotics.

November 2015

4th IMA Conference on Mathematics in Defence

Thursday 26 November 2015

Location Satellite Applications Catapult, Harwell Oxford

Science and technology play an increasingly important role in equipping and supporting the armed forces. Mathematics is fundamental to these disciplines, providing a framework for understanding and solving the varied and complex problems faced, and is used to model military systems and scenarios. These models can be used to estimate system performance, suggest improvements, or find weaknesses of real systems.

December 2015

15th IMA International Conference on Cryptography and Coding

Date: 15 - 17 December 2015

Location: University of Oxford TBC

The mathematical theory and practice of cryptography and coding underpins the provision of effective security and reliability for data communication, processing and storage. Theoretical and practical advances in the fields of cryptography and coding are therefore a key factor in facilitating the growth of data communications and data networks of various types. Thus, this fifteenth International Conference in an established and successful IMA series on the theme of "Cryptography and Coding" is both timely and relevant. Original research papers on all technical aspects of cryptography and coding are solicited for submission. The proceedings will be published in Springer's Lecture Notes in Computer Science series, and will be available at the conference.


Upcoming conferences include:

IMA Conference on Industrial Mathematics 2015 date and venue TBC

8th IMA Conference on Quantitative Modelling in the Management of Health and Social Care
Easter 2016, TBC

15th IMA Conference on Mathematics of Surfaces
September 2016, University of Bath (TBC)

IMA Conference on Mathematics of Building Design 2016 date and venue TBC

To register your interest in any of the above conferences, please contact the Conference Officer »