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Society News

1. Update on First Joint NAMIAM 2010

2. CAIMS*SCMAI 2010 Annual Meeting

3. CAIMS*SCMAI Online Membership Application and Renewals

Other News

4. News from Fields Institute

5. CAIMS*SCMAI E-news Information

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Update on First Joint NAMIAM 2010 (Bob Russell)

As you will hopefully recall from an earlier announcement CAIMS is, with its
Mexican and U.S. counterparts the Mexican Mathematical Society and SIAM, organizing
the First Joint North American Meeting on Industrial and Applied Mathematics, to
be held at the Universidad del Mar in Huatulco, Mexico on December 8-10, 2010.
The goal is to bring together applied mathematicians, computational scientists,
and students with interdisciplinary interests, from Canada, the United States,
and Mexico.
Among its purposes is the enhancement and strengthening of the academic relations
between the three counties with respect to applied and industrial mathematics.

The meeting as planned by our Mexican colleagues is to be centred around a number
of invited symposia, with their suggested topics being (1) Applied Probability and
Statistics, (2) Numerical Analysis and Linear Algebra,
(3) Optimization and Operation Research, (4) Biomathematics, (5) Oil, Weather and
Geo-science Modeling, (6) Computational Fluid Dynamics, (7) Financial Mathematics
and Economy, and (8) Inverse Problems and Control.
The Canadians who have graciously agreed to coordinate CAIMS portion of these
minisymposia are (1) David McDonald, (2) Chen Greif and Bob Russell,
(3) Patrice Marcotte, (4) Michael Mackey, (5) Nicholas Kevalahan, (6) Eliot Fried,
(7) Tom Salisbury, and (8) Uri Ascher and Huaxiong Huang.

In addition, there will be a General Session taking place in parallel to these
minisymposia and a Poster Session. It is hoped that CAIMS will be well-represented
in all of these sessions, and CRM, Fields, MITACS and PIMS have all generously
provided funding to help with travel expenses for Canadians. The conference is
an ideal opportunity for you, your students and postdocs to highlight research
activities and to learn about the state of the art in several active areas of
industrial and applied mathematics within North America. You are strongly
encouraged to participate.

Unfortunately, there is little time before the deadline for submitting abstracts
of June 27, 2010. For more information, visit the Conference web pages at:

Thanks very much,
Bob Russell for the Canadian Steering Committee (which also includes Uri Ascher,
Barbara Keyfitz, and Michael Mackey)

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CAIMS*SCMAI 2010 Annual Meeting (Serpil Kocabiyik and Sharene Bungay) The 2010
Annual Meeting of the Canadian Applied Mathematical and Industrial Society will
be hosted by the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Memorial University,
in St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada on July 17-20, 2010.
The themes of the meeting are:

Dynamical Systems
Fluid Dynamics (CSFD-2010)
Mathematical Biology and Medicine
Mathematical and Theoretical Physics
Nonlinear Dynamics and Control
Ocean Modeling and Technology
Scientific Computing
Statistical and Population Genetics

There will be eight plenary lectures and numerous invited talks (20
minutes) on the above themes, and two special invited lectures.

Plenary Speakers:

Anthony Bloch (University of Michigan)
Marianna Braza (L’Institut de Mcanique des Fluides de Toulouse)
William F. Langford (University of Guelph)
Robert M. Miura (New Jersey Institute of Technology)
Bernard Molin (Ecole Centrale Marseille)
Bruno Nachtergaele (University of California at Davis)
Robert D. Russell (Simon Fraser University)
Elizabeth A. Thompson (University of Washington, Seattle)
Michael J. Ward (University of British Columbia)

In addition to these, we also call for minisymposia on any topics in
applied mathematics with a deadline being May 1, 2010. If you wish to
organize a Minisymposium, please send the name of the
organizer(s) and participants, their affiliation and e-mail contact
information and titles of the talks to one of the co-chairwomen of
the CAIMS*SCMAI 2010 Scientific Program by the address given below.

There will also be several contributed sessions, as well as a poster
session for graduate students to present their research results.

In the meeting, the annual CAIMS*SCMAI Research Prizes and CAIMS
Doctoral Dissertation Award will be presented to the recipients.
In addition, student poster prizes will also be selected and awarded.

For more information about this meeting, please visit the website:

which will be updated in a timely fashion, or contact one of the
co-chairwomen of the CAIMS*SCMAI 2010 Scientific Program

Serpil Kocabiyik (, Sharene Bungay (

We hope that you are able to participate and will make the CAIMS*SCMAI
2010 meeting a successful one. We look forward to seeing you and
welcoming you at Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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CAIMS*SCMAI Online Memberships and Renewals (by Lucy Campbell)

We are pleased to announce that we now have an online facility to
allow CAIMS membership renewals and new membership applications to
be done online through a secure server. We invite you to renew your
membership for 2010 through this facility and to encourage potential
new members to use it to sign up for membership.

There is a link to the online system on the CAIMS main pages
and and it can be accessed directly at

The first time you sign in, even if you are already a member of CAIMS,
you will have to create a profile and password for the online system,
which you will use for subsequent sign-ins. Once you finish the registration
to join or renew your membership, a link will be sent to you so you can print
out an invoice. If you have any questions concerning the functionality of
the system, please direct them to the email address given on the first page,
with cc to the chair of the membership committee, Lucy Campbell

We are grateful to MITACS for providing us with this facility and
helping us to set it up. Thanks also to Joshua Dobbs of MITACS and our
treasurer Paul Muir who have put a lot of work into it in the past few months.

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News from the Fields Institute (Carl Riehm)

Some future activities which may be of interest to members of the CAIMS:

– Thematic Program on Foundations of Computational Mathematics, fall term,
2009 Three workshops are planned:
Discovery and Experimentation in Number Theory, September 22-26
Complexity of Numerical Computation, October 20-24
Computational Differential Geometry, Topology, and Dynamics, November 17-21

The Coxeter Lecture Series will be given by va Tardos, Department of
Computer Science, Cornell University on November 23 25. (The Distinguished
Lecture Series was delivered by Hendrik Lenstra (Leiden) on September 16 18).

See for more information

– Thematic Program on Quantitative Finance, winter term, 2010.
There will be four workshops:
Foundations of Mathematical Finance, January 11-15.
Numerical and Statistical Methods in Finance, March 22-24
Financial Econometrics, April 23-24.
Financial Derivatives and Risk Management, May 24-28.
There will also be at least four Industrial-Academic Forums,
bringing together financial experts from the business and academic worlds,
and the 6th World Congress of the Bachelier Finance Society will be held
June 22-26 in conjunction with the thematic program.

14th International Congress on Insurance: Mathematics and Economics
June 17 19, 2010

– Thematic Program on the Mathematics of Drug Resistance in Infectious
Diseases, summer, 2010. See
for more information.

– Thematic Program on Dynamics and Transport in Disordered Systems, in the
winter/spring term, 2011. See
for up-to-date information.

Some further events, not connected with our thematic programs:

IFID/MITACS Conference on Financial Engineering for Actuarial Mathematics, Nov. 9-10.
A workshop on Modelling Indirectly or Imprecisely Observed Data will be held
at the University of Western Ontario on December 10 12.
There are also regular seminars, such as
– the Centre for Mathematical Medicine Seminar Series,
– the Colloquium/Seminar in Applied Mathematics,
– the Toronto Quantum Information Seminars,
– the Actuarial Science & Financial Mathematics Group Meetings,
– the PRMIA Risk Management Seminars,
– the Fields Industrial Optimization Seminar,
– the Seminar Series on Quantitative Finance, and
– the Fields Symposia on the Mathematics of Transportation.

Deadlines and information for proposals and financial assistance can be found:

For more information on all activities at the Institute,
please see

To be informed directly of upcoming Scientific Activities, please subscribe
to our emailing list at

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CAIMS*SCMAI E-News Information

CAIMS*SCMAI E-News is distributed electronically several times a year by the Canadian
Applied and Industrial Mathematics Society/Societe Canadienne de Mathematiques
Appliquees et Industrielles (

Past issues are available on the web at
Submissions are welcome and should be sent in plain text format to:

Abba Gumel, CAIMS-SCMAI Secretary,

The views expressed herein do not necessarily represent those of the Board or
Membership of CAIMS*SCMAI. The editorial policy of this publication is to encourage
the discussion of issues and facilitate the dissemination of information relevant
to Canadian applied and industrial mathematics.

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