ECMI 2008


ISSN: 0368-492X

Article publication date: 11 April 2008


(2008), "ECMI 2008", Kybernetes, Vol. 37 No. 3/4.



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ECMI 2008

Article Type: Special announcements From: Kybernetes, Volume 37, Issue 3/4.

ECMI 2008

European Consortium for Mathematics in Industry 2008 (ECMI) will be held on 30 June-4 July 2008 at University College London, UK.

Organising Committee

Chairman: John Norbury (University of Oxford), Members: Alistair Fitt (Southampton University), Julian Hunt (University College London), Robert Leese (Smith Institute), Hilary Ockendon (University of Oxford), Frank Smith (UCL), Eddie Wilson (Bristol University), David Youdan (IMA).

Plenary Speakers

Andrea Bertozzi (University of California Los Angeles), Benoit Desjardins (Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris), Manuel Doblare (Universidad de Zaragoza), loannis Karatzas (Columbia University), Miguel Moscoso (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid), Colin Please (University of Southampton), Yongji Tan (Fudan University, Shanghai), Jonathan Tawn (Lancaster University), Nick Trefethen (University of Oxford). The Alan Tayler Lecture will be given by Mario Primicerio (Università degli Studi di Firenze).

Themes for ECMI 2008

ECMI 2008 will emphasise the role of mathematics as a unique overarching industrial resource. The conference will commence with appreciations of the impact of mathematics-in-industry by leading figures from industry, science and government. Thereafter it will take the form of a research conference which will promote the application of innovative mathematics to industry, interpreted in its broadest sense. Emphasis will be placed on the industrial sectors that offer the most exciting opportunities for mathematicians of all kinds to provide relevant insight and new ideas. Some of the highlighted themes will be: socio-economic interactions, including agent-based modelling, game theory, logistics in the retail sector; medicine and the medical industry, including health systems and planning, surgery, modelling of ageing population, medical devices, patterns in bioinformatics; sport and leisure, including equipment design, strategies, gambling and its regulation, biomechanics; uncertainty and risk, including pension plans, hedge funds, energy options; optimisation and control, including transport systems, sending and communication devices, distributed intelligence; energy, including sustainability, extreme events, interactions on the global scale; traditional industrial sectors such as glass, metals, textiles, food, electronics, automotive and aerospace. Synergies between these themes will be encouraged.

For further information, please contact: Lucy Nye, Conference Officer, The Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, Catherine Richards House, 16 Nelson Street, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS1 1EF; Tel.: (01702) 356104, Fax: (01702) 354111, E-mail:; web site: