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.
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.
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.
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.
4th IMA Conference on Mathematics in Defence
Date 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.
Date: 15 - 17 December 2015
Location: St Catherine’s College, University of Oxford
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.
Date: 21 – 23 March 2016 TBC
Location: Central London venue TBC
Health and Social Care systems are facing major challenges worldwide, due in part to changes in demography and advances in technology and in part to changes in the structure and organisation of the system whether they are hospitals, general practitioners or long-term care settings. Yet running health and social care systems efficiently and effectively is crucial to improving or even maintaining our quality of life.
Over the years, extensive research has been conducted to find immediate and long-term solutions to issues that are routinely faced by health and social care professionals, such as waiting lists and bed capacity, hospital redesign, workforce planning and scheduling, patient flow, performance management, disease monitoring, and health care technology assessment. In addition, there has been an exponential growth in the generation of data whether routinely for administrative or financial purposes or more specifically for clinical or research purposes including through devices and sensors.
Date: Tuesday 22 – Wednesday 23 March 2016
Location: The Enterprise Centre, University of Derby
Discrete mathematics is a branch of the mathematical sciences which poses a wide range of challenging research problems and gives rise to important applications in other fields such as computer science, engineering, industry, business, finance and the physical/biological sciences. It is a dynamic subject in which techniques, theories and algorithms are drawn from many different areas, and it offers a diverse and stimulating environment for those whose work lies within it.
The purpose of this conference is to highlight theoretical and computational advances in the general field of discrete mathematics. It is open to researchers working with mathematical structures and abstract constructs, and to those involved in the theory and practise of discrete algorithmic computing. Results which establish links between different areas of discrete mathematics are welcomed, as are applications and the development of new tools. The purpose of this conference is to highlight progress in the field, the development of novel methodologies, and applications accordingly.
Date: 14 - 16 September 2016
Location: University of Bath
Computer-based methods for the capture, construction, representation, fitting, interrogation and manipulation of complicated surfaces have led to a wide interest in, and need for, the mathematics of surfaces and related topics including curves, motions and computational geometry. Many applications require the use of surface descriptions, especially in such fields as computer aided design and manufacturing, isogeometric analysis, computer graphics, computer vision and computer animation. The description of surfaces is also of interest in geographic information systems, multimedia, and many other areas of science and medicine. This diversity and the wide range of applicability of the subject have already enabled the IMA to hold fourteen very successful international conferences in the Mathematics of Surfaces series. The 15th such conference has now been scheduled to be held at the University of Bath, UK, in September 2016. A number of international speakers are being invited.