The following is a list of conferences that we are aware of in the Australian region, or which may be of special interest to Australian mathematicians. A much broader list of international conferences is maintained by the American Mathematical Society.
is the annual conference of the Combinatorial Mathematics Society of Australasia.
This year it will be held at The University of Western Australia, supported by The Faculty of Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science. The conference covers all areas of combinatorics in mathematics and computer science.
Registration is now available: the deadline for early bird registration is Friday 8 November 2013.
- Matt DeVos (Simon Fraser University)
- Vida Dujmović (University of Ottawa)
- Graham Farr (Monash University)
- Bill Martin (Worcester Polytechnic Institute)
- Dillon Mayhew (Victoria University of Wellington)
- Primož Potočnik (University of Ljubljana)
- Tamás Szőnyi (Eötvös Loránd University)
- Nick Wormald (Monash University)
Attendees (especially students) are invited to give contributed talks. Contributed talks are 20 minutes in length with an additional 5 minutes for questions.
Students (at the Honours, Masters, or PhD level) are eligible for support to attend the 37ACCMCC. Preference will be given to early applications. The CMSA has a limited amount of money to partially offset travel costs for a small number of student delegates.
For more information about 37ACCMCC, please contact the organisers at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dates: 12–13 December 2013
Venue: National Wine and Grape Industry Centre, Wagga Wagga, NSW
Mathematical modelling and numerical solutions play an important role in solving practical problems. This workshop aims to promote research collaborations and exchange ideas between academics/researchers doing research in mathematical modelling and those doing research in computational methods, and to establish connections between researchers at tertiary institutions and working in industry in Australia.
The organisers would appreciate informal expressions of interest as soon as possible.
Please email Dr. Dmitry Demskoy (email@example.com) if you are willing to participate in the workshop.
Vietnam International Applied Mathematics Conference
Dates: 19–20 December 2013
Venue: Dong An Polytechnic College, Di An Town, Binh Duong Province, Vietnam.
In Vietnam and in other countries of ASEAN, the Technology Mathematics and Informatics Tools are becoming more and more integrated in the society specially in Vietnam Applied Mathematics is rapidly gaining strength in academics and industrial circles. The main purpose of this conference consists in bringing together the researchers acting in various areas of Applied Mathematics, Informatics and Practitioners.
That is the first international conference organized by VSAM, therefore the organizers are calling world-wide participants from Vietnam and abroad, firstly from ICIAM Family to join this academic activity in order to increase the international co-operations of the VSAM and, more generally, of the Vietnamese mathematical community.
- Vietnam Society for Application of Mathematics (VSAM)
- Dong An Polytechnic College (DAP)
- International Institute for Research, Training and Development of Human Resource (IHR)
The main streams are:
- Applied Algebra, Logics and Cryptology.
- Applied Analysis.
- Applied Probability and Statistics.
- Computer Sciences.
- Mathematical Finance and Management.
- Industrial Mathematics (There will be a focus on application of mathematics to problems arising from industry, the economy and society).
- Scientific Computation and Numerical Analysis.
- And any other mathematical application/subject will be gladly welcomed.
Guest of Honor
- Prof. Barbara Keyfitz , ICIAM President
- Prof. Jacques Belair (Canada)
- Prof. Matt Davison (Canada)
- Prof. Nguyen Quy Hy (Vietnam, Former President of VSAM)
- Prof. Mario Primicerio (Italy, ICIAM-Officer at Large )
- Prof. Pham Hong Quang (Vietnam)
- Dr. Phung Dinh Thuc (Vietnam, President of Vietnam Oil and Gas Group)
- Prof. Jimhong Wu (Canada Research Chair)
Scientific Program Committee
- Prof. Le Hung Son — cochair (Hanoi University of Science and Technology)
- Prof. Taketomo Mitsui — cochair (ICIAM Officer-at-Large, Japan)
- Prof. Pham Ky Anh (Hanoi University of Science, Vietnam)
- Prof. Dang Quang A (Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology, Vietnam)
- Prof. Jacques Belair (University of Montreal, Canada)
- Prof. Pham Huy Dien (Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology, Vietnam)
- Prof. Nguyen Quy Hy (Hanoi University of Science, Vietnam)
- Assoc. Prof. Tran Van Lang (Institute for Applied Informatics and Mechanics, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam)
- Assoc. Prof. Tong Dinh Quy (Hanoi University of science and Technology, Vietnam)
- Assoc. Prof. Phan Dinh Tuan (University of Technology, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam)
All the participants are asked to submit the registration form to the organizing committee through the conference website (online registration) or sending the filled registration form directly (per email) to the contact persons (firstname.lastname@example.org) at your earliest convenience, but not later than 15 November 2013.
- registration fee: 50 USD for ordinary participants
- 20 USD for students and accompanying persons
Fees include all local expenses during the conference , conference materials and proceedings. The fees are payable in cash at the registration desk of the conference.
12th AMSI Summer School
Dates & Venue : 6–31 January 2014; Australian National University, Canberra
The AMSI Summer School is an exciting opportunity for mathematical sciences students from around Australia to come together over the summer break to develop their skills and networks.
AT THE 2014 AMSI SUMMER SCHOOL
- Learn from Australia’s leading mathematicians and statisticians
- Choose from a wide range of courses to suit your specialty
- Gain credit towards your degree
- Meet future employers at the Careers Afternoon
- Build your networks at dinners, BBQs and special events
- Broaden and deepen your knowledge base with advanced coursework
- Discover the latest subjects in your discipline
The annual Summer School is funded jointly by the Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education and the Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute.
The summer school will offer 8 courses.
- BioInformatics – Dr Conrad Burden (ANU)
- Conformal Field Theory and String Theory – Prof Peter Bouwknegt (ANU) & Dr David Ridout (ANU)
- Differential Geometry – Dr Ben Andrews (ANU) & Dr Julie Clutterbuck (ANU)
- Finite Element Method – Dr Bishnu Lamichhane (Univ. Newcastle)
- High-Dimensional Data – A/Prof Inge Koch (Univ. Adelaide) & Dr Samuel Müller (Univ. Sydney)
- Hydrodynamic Stability – A/Prof Sergey Suslov (Swinburne Univ.)
- K Theory – Dr Vigleik Angeltveit (ANU)
- Statistical Inference – Prof Alan Welsh (ANU) & A/Prof Robert Clark (Univ. Wollongong)
Registration: see the website.
- The first registration deadline is: 2 November 2013 — for those intending to apply for full travel & accommodation scholarship
- Final registration deadline: 30 November 2013
For more details of the program and financial support see the course synopses and other information.
Dates: 6–10 January, 2014
Venue: Distinction Te Anau Hotel, Te Anau, New Zealand
This 5 day workshop will consist of 3–4 days of talks with 1–2 days left open for discussion/excursion.
- Intended arrival and departure dates to/from Te Anau are Sunday Jan 5 and Saturday Jan 11 respectively.
- Accommodation will be provided at Te Anau Lakeview Holiday Park.
- The most convenient way to get there is to fly to Queenstown (e.g. with Air NZ or Jetstar) and take a bus (e.g. tracknet) or drive to Te Anau.
- A bus has been chartered a bus for the return journey from Queenstown airport to Te Anau, departing 3pm on Sunday 5 and 9:30am on Saturday 11.
Planned excursion(s) are weather dependent and include a half or full-day hike on the Kepler track, and a trip (likely at own cost) to Milford Sound.
Date & Venue: 17 January 2014
Venue: AMSI Access Grid Room, Building 161, Parkville Campus, The University of Melbourne
- 10:00–11:00am — Rick Kenyon (Brown University)
Limit shapes for random surfaces
- 11:30am –12:30 pm — Wendelin Werner (ETH Zurich)
Phase transitions and conformal invariance within planar fractal carpets
Abstract: It is now known for a number of models of statistical physics in two dimensions (such as percolation or the Ising model) that at their critical point, they do behave in a conformally invariant way in the large-scale limit, and do give rise in this limit to random fractals that can be mathematically described via Schramm's Stochastic Loewner Evolutions.
The goal of the present talk will be to discuss some aspects of what remains valid or should remain valid about such models and their conformal invariance, when one looks at them within a fractal-type planar domain. We shall in particular describe (and characterize) a continuous percolation interface within certain particular random fractal carpets. Part of this talk will be based on joint work with Jason Miller and Scott Sheffield.
- Jan de Gier (email@example.com)
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
The University of Melbourne, VIC 3010, Australia
Mathematics in Industry Study Group (MISG) 2014
Dates: Tuesday–Saturday 28 January – 1 February 2014
Venue: Science and Engineering Centre, Queensland University of Technology, Gardens Point Campus, Brisbane
The MISG workshop aims to provide practical, working solutions to real-life problems using methods from the mathematical sciences. Since its inception the MISG has worked with a diverse range of more than 90 Australian and New Zealand business and industry partners, ranging from large multinational conglomerates to small-to-medium enterprises, on more than 160 different projects spanning a broad spectrum of industry sectors – including mining, car manufacturing, railways and freight, manufacturing, metal processing, food and beverages, oil and gas, utilities, biomedical science, and technology.
The diversity of problems considered at the MISG is evident by considering even a small sample of past projects, namley:
- Strategic planning and optimisation in an open-cut coal mine;
- Pinpointing principal moments of inertia in a automotive engine assembly;
- Modelling of open vat red wine fermenters;
- Modelling the cooking process of a single grain of cereal;
- Blending of lubricants in petroleum production;
- Modelling the flow of pesticides through bunches of grapes;
- Analysing the impact of weather on power supply disruptions in an electricity network.
Download the flyer.
Attendance and participation at MISG is FREE. However, in order to attend you must register by filling-in the online form.
Each student is responsible for organising their own travel, accommodation and sustenence.
- A/Prof. Troy Farrell: (QUT) — MISG Director
- Prof. Graeme Pettet: (QUT) — Assistant Director
- A/Prof. Scott McCue (QUT) — Assistant Director
- Mr. Ray Johnson (QUT) — Administration
Fluids in New Zealand 2014 Workshop
Registration is now open for the 2014 Fluids in New Zealand Workshop. The second workshop, organised by the University of Auckland on behalf of the NZ Fluid Mechanics community, will be held:
Dates & Venue: 29–31 January 2014; University of Auckland, New Zealand.
The workshop aims to bring together fluid mechanists from all backgrounds and specialisations to discuss their recent research in a friendly and collaborative setting. Registration is free.
Confirmed keynote speakers:
- Professor Roger Nokes (University of Canterbury)
- Dr Geoff Willmott (Callaghan Innovation)
For more information, please see the conference website http://homepages.engineering.auckland.ac.nz/~jden259/FiNZ2014
The FiNZ Organising Committee
- Dr John Cater - Engineering Science, Auckland
- Prof John Chen – Chemical and Materials Engineering, Auckland
- Dr Richard Clarke – Engineering Science, Auckland
- Prof Jim Denier - Engineering Science, Auckland
- Dr Heide Friedrich – Civil and Environmental Engineering, Auckland
- Dr Stuart Norris – Mechanical Engineering, Auckland
- Dr Shixiao Wang – Applied Mathematics, Auckland
- Dr Phil Wilson – Department of Mathematics, Canterbury
Prof J.P. Denier firstname.lastname@example.org
Department of Engineering Science, The University of Auckland
Phone: +64 9 923 7910
Private Bag 92019, Auckland 1142
Office: Room 339, 70 Symonds Street
The ANZIAM 2014 Conference
Dates: 2–6 February, 2014
Venue: Millennium Hotel, Rotorua, New Zealand
ANZIAM is the professional association for industrial and applied mathematics in Australia and New Zealand. The annual conference of ANZIAM is an established gathering of applied mathematicians, scientists and engineers, from academia and industry, which will be hosted by the New Zealand Branch in 2014. The host town of Rotorua is only 220 km south of Auckland.
- Alison Etheridge (Oxford, UK)
Modelling evolution of different genetic types in spatially structured populations
- Lisa Fauci (Tulane, USA)
Modeling the bio-fluid dynamics of reproduction: successes and challenges
- Douglas Heggie (Edinburgh, UK)
Mathematics, Astronomy and Physics — a Three-Body Problem
- Shane Henderson (Cornell, USA)
Real-Time Control of Ambulance Fleets through Statistics, Simulation and Optimization
- Shaun Hendy (Victoria University of Wellington, NZ)
Slippery issues in micro and nanoscale flows
- Bernd Krauskopf (Auckland, NZ)
Discovering the geometry of chaos
- Geoff Mercer (ANU — Michell Medalist)
Disease modelling and its impact on policy decisions
- Terry O'Kane (CSIRO — Tuck Medalist)
The statistical mechanics, dynamics and predictability of geophysical flows
Student attendance is supported through the CSIRO–ANZIAM student support scheme.
For any enquiries, please email email@example.com .
after the ANZIAM 2014 conference, Rotorua, New Zealand.
Date: Friday 7th February 2014
Venue: Millenium Hotel Resort, Rotorua, New Zealand.
The ANZIAM Early Career Workshop is a great opportunity for early career researchers to meet together for networking, cameraderie, and a chance to learn from the experience of some great invited speakers. The meeting will be valuable for those just starting out their research careers as PhD students, through to researchers about five years post-PhD.
Workshop Format and Focus
Acting on feedback from previous workshops we will focus on advice sessions rather than research talks. We plan to have five or six sessions on a range of topics including: getting grants, writing CVs, academic career paths inside and outside Aus/NZ, and balancing research with other commitments. The sessions will be in a variety of formats including panel discussions, hands-on active workshops and presentations.
- Dr Clemency Montelle (Univ. Canterbury, NZ)
- Dr Pen Holland (Landcare Research)
- Claire Postlethwaite (Univ. Auckland)
- Terry O'Kane (CSIRO)
- Alex James (Univ. Canterbury, NZ)
- Richard Brown (Univ. Canterbury, NZ)
- Roslyn Hickson (Univ. Newcastle)
Registration is done through the ANZIAM conference registration page.
Dates: 9–14 February 2014
Venue: Kioloa Coastal Campus, Australian National University, Edith and Joy London Foundation
This conference is the second major event in the 2013 ANU Mathematical Sciences Institute special year on Nonlinear Partial Differential Equations. The aim of the meeting is to bring together Australian and international researchers in geometric aspects of nonlinear PDE with particular emphasis on:
- geometric flows and their applications;
- affine, conformal,complex and convex geometric structures;
- problems arising from Lie group invariances.
The meeting will have the structure of an Oberwolfach or Banff Workshop.
- February 9 will be the arrival date with a welcoming function in the evening.
- Lectures will take place from the morning of Monday, February 10 until lunch time on Friday, February 14,
- hike in the Murramarang National Park tentatively scheduled for the afternoon of Wednesday, February 12,
- followed by the conference dinner in the evening.
Registration is now open! (register online)
- Full registration fee (incl. meals): AUD350
- closing date: 15 January 2014
- Kazuo Akutagawa (Tokyo Institute of Technology)
- Zbiginiew Blocki (Jagellionian University, Krakow)
- Sun-Yung Alice Chang (Princeton University)
- Jih-Hsin Cheng (Academia Sinica, Taipei)
- Ferdinand Coda-Marquez (IMPA and Paris)
- Xiaojun Huang (Rutgers University)
- Gerhard Huisken (University of Tübingen)
- Haizhong Li (Tsinghua University, Beijing)
- Fang-hua Lin (Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences)
- Monika Ludwig (Technical University of Vienna)
- Hui Ma (Tsinghua University, Beijing)
- Xinan Ma (University of Science and Technology, Hefei)
- Gaven Martin (Massey University, Auckland)
- Joel Merker (Uni Paris XI)
- Andre Neves (Imperial College, London)
- Duong Phong (Columbia University)
- Jie Qing (UC Santa Cruz)
- Severine Rigot (University of Nice)
- Felix Schulze (University College, London)
- Natasa Sesum (Rutgers University)
- Yuguang Shi (Beijing Univ)
- Gang Tian (Princeton and Beijing Universities)
- Peter Topping (Uni Of Warwick)
- Ben Weinkove (Northwestern University)
- Neshan Wickramasekera (Cambridge)
- Paul Yang (Princeton University)
- Ben Andrews (ANU)
- Neil Trudinger (ANU)
- Paul Yang (Princeton, USA)
- Ben Andrews (ANU)
- Julie Clutterbuck (ANU)
- Alexander Isaev (ANU)
- Neil Trudinger (ANU)
- James McCoy (Univ. Wollongong)
Joint IISME and FYiMaths Project National forum
Assumed knowledge in maths: its broad impact on tertiary STEM programs
The First Year in Maths Project and the Institute of Innovation in Science and Mathematics Education invites you to a National Forum.
Dates: 13–14 February 2014
Venue: Eastern Ave Lecture Theatre, The University of Sydney
RSVP: by 3 February 2014 at: http://sydney.edu.au/news/iisme/1875.html?eventid=10507
Does the level of maths preparation affect your students' progression in physics, biology, chemistry, mathematics and engineering?
There is increasing awareness that many students entering STEM degree programs do not possess the assumed knowledge in mathematics required to succeed. This is not only evident to academics teaching mathematics in first year, but across other disciplines such as science and engineering, where students struggle to apply mathematical skills in the context of their discipline. Universities are developing a range of responses to the deficit in mathematical skills and knowledge, but the challenges of designing and delivering the STEM curriculum to under prepared students remains.
This forum will be relevant to academics with an interest in teaching and learning across science, technology, engineering and maths disciplines. It will provide a unique opportunity for academics to discuss the broad impact assumed knowledge, rather than hard pre-requisites, has on tertiary programs. This will include their perspective on student enrolment, subject development, student progression/retention and expectations across STEM disciplines and the consequent workload factors. Representatives of peak bodies and curriculum authorities will be invited to attend.
Participants will have an opportunity to share experiences and to develop strategies for moving the debate forward. Presentations from key scientists and academics researching in this area will provide context for extended discussion and consideration of possible solutions.
The event will be held over two days. (program)
- Day 1
The forum will be opened with a keynote address by Professor Ian Chubb, Chief Scientist of Australia. There will be snapshots presented from different universities across the country, group discussions on key challenges and responses by institutions and a panel session.
- Day 2
will focus on developing strategies. to address issues raised in Day 1. There will be a keynote speaker, panel discussion followed by a Q&A session and group discussion. Professor John Rice will interpret and reflect on the discussion during the forum and provide some direction for the next steps.
Call for presenters
On Day 1 there will be a presentation session on current initiatives in maths and science teaching responding to the diverse background of students. These will be sharp 8 minute presentations followed by a brief Q&A.
Please submit an abstract no more than 500 words outlining the initiative by 10 January 2014. Those submitting abstracts may be invited to submit full papers for publication in a special issue of IJISME. Please send your abstract to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Australian Conference on Science and Mathematics Education
(The 20th UniServe Science Conference)
Dates: Mon 29 September – Wed. 1 October, 2014
Venue: The University of Sydney & University of Technology, Sydney
We hope that you will all be able to attend and help us celebrate the 20th anniversary of the conference. The program has been developed from all the responses received in the recently closed ACSME 2014 participant survey.
There are also a few special events that will be also happening during the ACSME period that you may be interested in attending.
- Garry Hoban (University of Wollongong) and Les Kirkup (University of Technology, Sydney) will be running symposiums on Thursday 2 October at the University of Technology, Sydney.
- A paper writing retreat/workshop will be held around this period.
More details will follow when they become available.
Dr Alexandra Yeung (email@example.com) Manager, Institute for Innovation in Science and Mathematics Education (IISME) Associate Director, Advancing Science by Enhancing Learning in the Laboratory (ASELL) Project
Date & Venue: 8–12 December; University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
This is a joint Australia–New Zealand meeting, incorporating the 2014 Australian Mathematical Society meeting and the 2014 New Zealand Mathematics Colloquium.
- Director: P.T. Norbury (U Melbourne)