Computational Challenges for the Millennium


ISSN: 0368-492X

Article publication date: 1 April 2000



(2000), "Computational Challenges for the Millennium", Kybernetes, Vol. 29 No. 3.



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Computational Challenges for the Millennium

Computational Challenges for the Millennium

Call for particication

The Institute of Mathematics and Its Applications Conference 13-14 July 2000, Cambridge, UK

The conference is held in association with the Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences

This landmark international conference, organised by the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications in association with the Isaac Newton Institute, to celebrate the new millennium, will span a wide range of major computational science areas, which are already, or will become, increasingly more important over the next decades and beyond. Each will be surveyed by an invited speaker who is a leading figure in one of these areas. The conference will include topics such as astrophysios and cosmology, chemistry and molecular modelling, computer vision and medical imaging, computer systems, engineering sciences, finance and risk, the humanities, physics and condensed matter, quantum computing, weather forecasting and climatology.

The format will be based on a series of lectures by invited speakers, together with refereed poster sessions. The organising committee particularly wish to encourage researchers to submit posters describing their work in these areas.

Lunches will be provided as part of the conference. An evening reception will be held followed by dinner in a college. Residential accommodation has been reserved in adjacent colleges. Hotel accommodation is available but will require early reservation.

Invited speakers and subject areas include:

  • Professor J.M. Brady (University of Oxford) Medical imaging and computer vision

    Professor R. Catlow (Royal Institution of Great Britain) Structure and properties of materials

    Professor M. Dempster (Judge Institute, University of Cambridge) Financial mathematics

    Professor P. Embrechts (University of Zurich) Risk management

    Professor C. Frenk (University of Durham) Galaxy and star formation

    Dr R. Horgan (University of Cambridge) Physics and matter

    Professor J.C.R. Hunt (University College London) Meteorology

    Professor S. Popescu (University of Bristol) Quantum computing

The call for short presentations from interested researchers was made for the 29 February 2000. Intending participants should, however, contact the organisers: Mrs Pamela Bye, Conference Officer, The Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, Catherine Richards House, 16 Nelson Street, Southend-on-Sea, Essex SSI 1EF. Tel: +44 (0) 1702 354020; Fax: +44 (0) 1702 354111; E-mail: www:

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