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Society News

1. Update on First Joint NAMIAM 2010 (Mexico)
2. CAIMS*SCMAI 2011 Elections: Call for Nominations

Other News

3. Computational and Applied Mathematics Postdocs at SFU
4. Butler Memorial Conference on Differential Equations and
Population Biology (Alberta)
5. Canada-China International Conference on the Dynamics of Climate
Impact and Infectious Diseases (Nanjing, China)

6. CAIMS*SCMAI E-news Information

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Update on First Joint NAMIAM 2010 (Bob Russell, Simon Fraser University)

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

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 2011 Election: Call for Nominations (Jianhong Wu, York University)

CAIMS*SCMAI will be holding an election next winter (March 2011) for:

* President-elect

* Secretary

* Two Members-at-Large on the Board of Directors

to fill the positions to be vacated, respectively, by Jianhong Wu (who will
become President during the 2011 Annual Meeting), Abba Gumel, Lucy Campbell
and Rob Corless.

All members of CAIMS/SCMAI are invited to suggest names of candidates for
these offices. Nominations should reach the Chair of the Nominations
Committee, Jianhong Wu <> by January 15, 2011.

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Computational and Applied Mathematics Postdocs at SFU (Adam Oberman, Simon Fraser University)

The Department of Mathematics at Simon Fraser University (in Vancouver,
British Columbia) has a large and active Computational and Applied
Mathematics group which is seeking applicants for one or more
postdoctoral positions, starting May 1 (or Sept 1) 2011.
Potential applicants should have a background compatible with the
interests of the Computational and Applied Mathematics Faculty,
see or
They should posses a doctorate (or equivalent) in the appropriate field
of study by May 2011.
Application materials should be sent via These include:
a letter of application,
a current curriculum vitae,
a research statement,
three letters of reference.
Applications received by December 1st will be eligible for nomination for
Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences (PIMS) postdoc. Later
applications will also be considered.

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First Announcement and Call for Participation (Michael Li, University of Alberta)

The 5th Geoffrey J. Butler Memorial Conference
on Differential Equations and Population Biology

July 25 30, 2011
University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada

The 5th G. J. Butler International Conference on Mathematical Biology and
Differential Equations will be held on the University of Alberta campus,
Edmonton, from July 25-30, 2011, shortly after the 2011 ICIAM meeting in
Vancouver. This conference in the memory of our late colleague, Geoffrey
James Butler, follows four highly successful previous such conferences.

The Butler Speaker for 2011 will be Professor Jianhong Wu of York University,
who will give three Butler Memorial Lectures throughout the conference.
Previous Butler Speakers were Professors Paul Waltman, Jean Mahwin, Jack Hale,
and Gail Wolkowicz. One-hour keynote lectures will be delivered by the following speakers:

Arno Berger (Alberta) Gerda de Vries (Alberta)
Josef Hofbauer (Vienna) Yang Kuang (Arizona State)
Yuan Lou (Ohio State) Philip Maini (Oxford)
Shigui Ruan (Miami) Yasuhiro Takeuchi (Japan)
Horst Thieme (Arizona State) Wendi Wang (China)
Gail Wolkowicz (McMaster) Yingfei Yi (Georgia Tech)

The scientific scope of the Butler conference series covers two important
fields of scientific research. The scope in differential equations covers
ODEs, PDEs, FDEs, and abstract dynamical systems. The scope in population
biology has grown from the traditional ecology to include epidemiology,
physiology, cell biology, systems biology, immunology and other medical
applications. By bringing together researchers from two interconnected
disciplines, the Butler conference presents a unique opportunity to promote
and nurture scientific exchange and interdisciplinary collaboration.

There will be a proceedings of the conference published in the Canadian
Applied Math Quarterly (CAMQ). All participants who present a paper at the
conference are welcome to submit a paper containing original research or
of a survey nature to be published in the Proceedings. The deadline for
submission will be July 30, 2011. All papers will be refereed.

For more information and online registration, please visit conference website: /butler.html

On behalf of the Organizing and Scientific Committee,

Michael Li Herb Freedman Hao Wang

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Canada-China International Conference on the Dynamics of Climate Impact on
Infectious Diseases (Huaiping Zhu, York University)

Dec. 15-18, 2010 ,Nanjing Normal University, Nanjing, China
It is expected that climate change would have a great impact on the emerging
and reemerging infectious diseases, especially on vector-borne and waterborne
diseases. It has also become increasingly clear that the dynamics which underpin
related infectious diseases systems are inherently nonlinear and stochastic.
Yet, while there has been significant progress and development in the theory
of nonlinear dynamics and phenomena, much work remains to be done. The impacts
of climate change on environment and health are still far from clear. In this
conference we will address the impacts of climate change on disease vectors and hosts.
This conference will act as a platform to foster further collaborations and
networking among epidemiologists, mathematical modelers and health and public
health personnel. We hope that the conference will provide a unique opportunity
for accelerating international and interdisciplinary cooperation and fruitful
research collaboration.
The Dynamics of Climate Impact on Infectious Diseases conference is supported by
Nanjing Normal University, China; Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical
Sciences, Canada; Mathematics of Information Technology and Complex Systems
(MITACS) of Canada; Public Health Agency of Canada; MITACS Centre for Disease
Modeling (CDM); LAMPS lab of York University; National Institute of Parasitic
Diseases; and the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention. This
conference is the continuation of the previous one held in 2008 in Nanjing
Normal University. For further information, visit the website: ~huaiping/conference/nanjing10/

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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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