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Society News

1. CAIMS*SCMAI 2010 Annual Meeting

2. CAIMS*SCMAI Online Membership Application and Renewals

Other News

3. News from Fields Institute

4. CAIMS*SCMAI E-news Information

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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 (by Carl Riehm)

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

– 2010 (Summer)
Thematic Program on the Mathematics of Drug Resistance in Infectious Diseases.
Weeks 1-2 (July 5-16): Theme Weeks on Emergence and Spread of Drug Resistance
This two week block will open the thematic program, and will focus on introducing
the mathematics of drug resistance, highlighting current modeling challenges and
unresolved issues.
First week: Short introductory course (3-4 hours); 4-day workshop on mathematics;
1 day workshop on applications Second week: Research Time (4-5 resident faculty);
Friday Colloquium invited speakers include Marc Lipsitch and Ram Laxminarayan.
Weeks 3-4 (July 19-30): Theme Weeks on Mathematical Immunology Sub-theme First week:
Short introductory course (3-4 hours); 4-day workshop on mathematics; 1 day workshop
on applications Second week: Research Time (4-5 resident faculty); Friday Colloquium

Weeks 5-6 (Aug. 3-Aug. 13): Theme Weeks on Transmission Heterogeneity First week:
Short introductory course (3-4 hours); 4-day workshop on mathematics; 1 day workshop
on applications Second week: Research Time (4-5 resident faculty); Friday Colloquium
Also, 1-day symposium in the Second Week: Spatio-temporal Patterns

– 2011 (Winter/Spring)
Thematic Program on Dynamics and Transport in Disordered Systems
The program will be divided into three parts each concentrated around a week
long workshop: the topic of first part of the program (January, February) is
stochastic processes and random walks, the second topic is the heat transport and
Fourier law (March-April), and the third is instabilities in the Hamiltonian
systems (roughly May-June).

Some further Fields supported events:

June 11,12, 2010
Workshop on Optimization and Data Analysis in Biomedical Informatics

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

June 22-26, 2010
6th World Congress of the Bachelier Society

July 3 August 28, 2010
Fields-MITACS Undergraduate Summer Research Program This program will provide
support for up to thirty undergraduate students to take part in research programs
supervised by leading researchers from the Fields Institute sponsoring universities
as well as visiting researchers at the Institute. It is planned to be the first
in a continuing series of such summer undergradute programs. Out of town students
accepted into the program will receive student residence housing on the campus of
the University of Toronto from July 3 to August 28; financial support for travel
to Toronto; a per diem for meals, and medical coverage for non-Canadian students
during their stay.

July 4 – 6, 2010
Joint Fields – Perimeter Institute Workshop on Random Matrix Techniques in Quantum Information Theory…

July 29-31, 2010
Workshop on Hybrid Dynamic Systems

August 9-13, 2010
Workshop on Fluid Motion Driven by Immersed Structures

August 12-15, 2010
CIAA 2010, 15th International Conference on Implementation and Application of Automata

August 16-20, 2010
Fields-MITACS Industrial Problem-Solving Workshop (FMIPW10)

August 18-21, 2010
Workshop on Approximations, Asymptotics and Resource Management for Stochastic Networks

September 26-29, 2010
Variability Round Table

October 9-10, 2010
RECOMB Satellite Workshop on Comparative Genomics

October, 2010
2010 IFID Conference on Lifecycle Theory

Dec. 8-10, 2010
First Joint North American Meeting on Industrial and Applied Mathematics SMM-SIAM-CAIMS

There are also regular seminars, such as
– Centre for Mathematical Medicine Seminar Series
– Colloquium/Seminar in Applied Mathematics
– Toronto Quantum Information Seminars
– Actuarial Science & Financial Mathematics Group Meetings
– PRMIA Risk Management Seminars
– Fields Industrial Optimization Seminar
– Seminar Series on Quantitative Finance
– Infectious Disease Epidemiology Afficionados
Links to these seminars can be found at

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

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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please send an email message to Abba Gumel as above.


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