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Conferences Calendar

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.

15th IMA International Conference on Cryptography and Coding

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.


March 2016


IMA Mathematics 2016

Date: 17th March 2016

Location: Mary Ward House, 5-7 Tavistock Place, London, WC1H 9SN

Mathematics 2016 is the tenth in the series of annual IMA conferences to promote mathematics. This series aims to demonstrate to both mathematicians and non mathematicians the many uses of modern mathematics. We hope that the audience will have mathematicians

8th IMA Conference on Quantitative Modelling in the Management Of Health and Social Care

Date: 21 – 23 March 2016

Location: Asia House, London W1G 7LP

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.


IMA Conference on Theoretical and Computational Discrete Mathematics

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.


July 2016


IMA Conference on Turbulence, Waves and Mixing In Honour of Lord Julian Hunt’s 75th Birthday

Date:Wednesday 6 – Friday 8 July 2016

Location:King’s College Cambridge, UK

The theme of this conference is to discuss, with review lectures and contributed papers, the ongoing developments of research in ‘turbulence, waves and mixing’ and their applications in industry, environment and geo/astro and mathematical physics.

9th IMA International Conference on Modelling in Industrial Maintenance and Reliability (MIMAR)

Date:Tuesday 12 – Thursday 14 July 2016

Location: Imperial College London, London, UK

The 9th International Conference on Modelling in Industrial Maintenance and Reliability (MIMAR) will take place in London, UK from 12-14 July 2016. This event is the premier maintenance and reliability modelling conference in the UK and builds upon a very successful series of previous conferences. It is an excellent international forum for disseminating information on the state-of-the-art research, theories and practices in maintenance and reliability modelling and offers a platform for connecting researchers and practitioners from around the world.

September 2016

15th IMA Conference on Mathematics of Surfaces

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.

Upcoming conferences include:

IMA Early Career Mathematicians’ Autumn Conference 2015 date and venue tbc
IMA Conference on Mathematics of Building Design 2016 date and venue TBC
IMA Conference on Turbulence, Waves and Mixing (in honour of Lord Julian Hunt’s 75th birthday) Summer 2016, Cambridge venue tbc
9th International Conference on Modelling in Industrial Maintenance and Reliability (MIMAR) Summer 2016, venue tbc
IMA Conference on Industrial Mathematics date and venue TBC

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