SIAM Conference on Mathematics for Industry: Challenges and Frontiers (MI03)

Venue: The Metropolitan Hotel

Location: Toronto, Canada

Event Date/Time: Jun 23, 2003 End Date/Time: Jun 25, 2003
Registration Date: Jun 25, 2003
Early Registration Date: May 16, 2003
Abstract Submission Date: Dec 23, 2002
Paper Submission Date: Dec 23, 2002
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SIAM's conference on Mathematics for Industry focuses attention on the many and varied opportunities
to promote applications of mathematics to industrial problems. Since the SIAM community encompasses
enormous talent for integrating and enriching both industrial work and academic research, this conference
will stress interactions within the context of mathematical models and complex systems, and will encourage
other mathematical themes of interest to industry, government, business and finance.

The multidisciplinary nature of challenging manufacturing and development problems inspires the first
thematic focus on mathematical models of processes encountered in manufacturing. In addition to
validating modelsfor consistency and computational correctness, and verifying them against real world
data, these models must be joined into larger, more complexand interacting mathematical models. The
second theme focuses oncomplex systems, which can vary from interactions among simplistic individual
agents to complex mathematical models of behaviors. Each theme will include attention to the challenges
that arise in coping with enormous amounts of data.

From the start of planning for this conference, the major objective has been the development and
encouragement of industrial, government and academic collaboration. This conference will provide
opportunities to present successful collaborations and to elaborate elements such as technology transfer,
differing vocabularies and goals, nurturing of contacts and resolution of issues. "Bridging the
industrial/academic barrier" avoids balkanizing projects by team members and treats work as a whole.