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Conferences Calendar

November 2014

Early Career Mathematicians' Conference Autumn 2014

Date: Saturday 22nd November 2014

Location: Queen Mary University of London

The IMA Early Career Mathematicians’ Autumn Conference will be held at Queen Mary University of London on Saturday 22nd November 2014. This bi-annual event aims to bring together mathematicians working in academia and industry along with mathematics undergraduates and postgraduate students in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere, whilst being informative and inspirational with a wide variety of mathematical topics being discussed. The day comprises of a mixture of engaging activities and presentations and opportunity to meet the speakers. In the afternoon session, we will use an unconference method to put the control of the programme in the hands of the participants, this was a great success at the 2014 Spring Conference and we are looking forward to it again this Autumn.

December 2014

IMA Conference on Game Theory and its Applications

Date: 8 – 10 December 2014

Location: St Anne’s College, Oxford, UK

The IMA is pleased to announce the first conference on Game Theory and its Application, taking place at the University of Oxford on 8 – 10 December 2014. Conference topics include the following and are invited to be presented in oral and poster sessions: Search Games with Human and Animal Agents; Equilibrium Computation; Game Theory for Sustainability; Game Theory and Cyber-Security; Game Theory and Markets; Gameification.

10th International Conference on Mathematics in Signal Processing

Date: 15 – 17 December 2014

Location: Austin Court, Birmingham

This event builds upon a very successful series of previous conferences. From the first event held in Bath in 1985 to the most recent one held in Birmingham in 2012 as successful as its predecessors, the organising committee is delighted to announce the IMA International Conference on Mathematics in Signal Processing to be held in December 15-17, 2014.

IMA Conference on Big Data

Date: 16 – 17 December 2014

Location: Woburn House, London

The Big Data Revolution is one of the main science and technology challenges of today. While this is multifaceted, mathematics is at the very core of the challenge – in ranking information from vast networks in web browsers such as Google, or identifying  consumer preferences, loyalty or even sentiment and making personalised recommendations, the very scale of big data makes automation necessary and this, in turn, necessarily relies on mathematical algorithms.  The challenge is to derive value from signals buried in an avalanche of noise arising from challenging data volume, flow and validity.  The mathematical challenges are as varied as they are important. Whether searching for influential nodes in huge networks, segmenting graphs into meaningful communities, modelling uncertainties in health  trends for individual patients, linking data bases with different levels of granularity in space and time, unbiased sampling, connecting with infrastructure involving sensors, privacy protection and high performance computing, answers to these questions are the key to competitiveness and leadership in this field.  This event will highlight current challenges in mathematical methodology alongside new mathematical problems arising from Big Data applications.

January 2015


IMA 2015 Conference on Research in Mathematics and its Applications

Date: 9 January 2015

Location: University of Bath

Following the success of the January 2014 synergistic IMA/SIAM UKIE two days of mathematics and its applications research presentations at UCL we are repeating the event. The IMA conference on Research in Mathematics and its Applications will be held in Bath on 9 January 2015 to follow the SIAM UKIE annual meeting in Bath on 8 January. The full list of speakers at the IMA conference will be posted in due course. Our first confirmed speaker is Professor Chris Budd of University of Bath. These promise to be an exciting two days, providing in addition an opportunity to forge closer links between our organisations for the benefit of mathematics.

March 2015


IMA Mathematics 2015

Date: Thursday 19 March 2015

Location: Mary Ward House, London

Mathematics 2015 is the ninth 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. One of the themes at the 2015 conference will be software and Mathematics .  We hope that the audience will have mathematicians, those who work with mathematicians in policy forming roles, and anyone who has an interest in developments in the applications of mathematics.

3rd IMA International Conference on Flood Risk

Date: 30 – 31 March 2015

Location: Swansea University, Wales, UK

Recent coastal and inland flooding events such as occurred in the UK, have highlighted the difficulties in forecasting individual and sequences of extreme events. The widespread and catastrophic flooding following the Japanese earthquake in March 2011 heightened the global public awareness of the limitations of existing flood defence infrastructure and flood warning systems.

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.


Upcoming conferences include:

IMA Early Career Mathematicians’ Spring Conference 2015 University of Cambridge, Saturday 14 March 2015

4th IMA Conference on Mathematics in Defence
October 2015, TBC

15th  IMA Conference on Cryptography and Coding
December 2015, TBC

IMA Conference on Mathematics of Building Design 2015 date and venue tbc

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)

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