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CAIMS*SCMAI E-News Volume 15, Number 10

Editor: Justin Wan (


Society News

1. CAIMS-SCMAI Youtube Channel


2. Call for Papers
3. Call for Applications: Ibni Oumar Mahamat Saleh Prize
4. CAIMS*SCMAI E-news Information

Item 1

CAIMS-SCMAI now has a Youtube Channel. Be sure to subscribe to the channel. Once reaching 500 subscribers, the society will be able to choose its channel name.

If you have videos relevant to the CAIMS membership or on Applied and Industrial Mathematics at large and would like it to be available on the society’s Youtube channel, please contact

The current address is:

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Call for Papers

The 24th International Congress of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (ICTAM 2016) is pleased to release its Call for Papers and Second Announcement. The deadline for the submission of papers will be 15 January 2016. All available details, including the list of Mini-Symposia and Thematic Sessions, are available in downloadable formats on our Call for Papers page at

We look forward to welcoming you to ICTAM 2016 in Montréal, Canada, from 21-26 August 2016.

Appel d’articles

Le 24e Congrès international de mécanique théorique et appliquée (ICTAM 2016) est heureux d’annoncer l’Appel d’articles et deuxième annonce, (disponible en anglais seulement). La date limite pour la soumission d’articles est le 15 janvier 2016. Tous les détails disponibles, y compris les mini-symposia et les sessions thématiques, apparaissent dans des formats téléchargeables sur notre page d’Appel d’articles sur le site

Il nous fera grandement plaisir de vous accueillir à l’ICTAM 2016 à Montréal, Canada, du 21 au 26 août 2016.

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Call for Applications: Ibni Oumar Mahamat Saleh Prize

Dear Friends,

The Prize ” Ibni Oumar Mahamat Saleh” was created to keep alive the memory of our colleague and to continue his commitment to Mathematics in Africa. It is awarded every year to a young mathematician from Central Africa or West Africa by a scientific committee set up by ICPAM. The prize funds a scientific visit of several months in a research institute.

Since September, the Ibni Prize is hosted by the Foundation of the University of Orleans. Indeed this is the University where Ibni Oumar Mahamat Saleh was a student and obtained his doctorate. The Prize has now a permanent home. We thank the French Mathematical Society for its support during the first years of the Prize and the Foundation of the University of Orleans for its welcome.

a) A new round of fund raising is now opened for the Ibni Prize 2015. We thank you for your donation which can be made through the Foundation of the University of Orleans at

A receipt for tax purposes will be sent to you. In case you meet a difficulty, do not hesitate to contact us.

b) The 2015 call for applications is on the website

The deadline is November 30, 2015. We kindly ask you to forward this information to potential candidates.

c) The Prize was awarded in 2009 to Oumarou Abdou Arbi, from Niger, for a scientific visit at INRIA in Rennes, in 2010 to Amadou Tall, from Senegal, for a scientific visit at the University of Strasbourg, in 2011 to Solym Mawaki Manou Abi, from Togo, for a scientific visit at the University of Toulouse, in 2012 to El Hadji Deme, from Senegal, for a scientific visit at INRIA in Grenoble and in 2013 to Koffi Wilfrid Houedanou, from IMSP Benin for a scientific visit to the University of Valenciennes and in 2014 to David Jaures Fotsa Mbogne, from Cameroon, for a scientific visit at the University of Marseilles. We keep contact with the recipients, who are successfully pursuing their scientific career.

The truth about the fate of Ibni is still unknown! We want to know.

Best wishes,
Marie-Francoise Roy and Jean Renault

Cher ami, chere amie

Le Prix « Ibni Oumar Mahamat Saleh » a ete cree pour garder vivante la memoire de notre collegue et poursuivre son engagement en faveur des mathematiques en Afrique. Il est attribue tous les ans a un jeune mathematicien ou une jeune mathematicienne d’Afrique subsaharienne par un comite scientifique mis en place par le CIMPA. Le prix finance un sejour scientifique de quelques mois.

Le Prix Ibni fait desormais partie des activites de la Fondation de l’Universite d’Orleans, Universite ou Ibni Oumar Mahamat Saleh a passe son doctorat. Il beneficie donc ainsi d’un cadre perenne. Tous nos remerciements a la SMF pour l’appui qu’elle nous a apporte pendant les premieres annees du Prix et a la Fondation de l’Universite d’Orleans pour son accueil.

a) Pour le financement du Prix 2015, la souscription est donc organisee par la Fondation de l’Universite d’Orleans. Merci beaucoup de nous faire parvenir votre contribution, qui vous donnera droit a un recu fiscal. Priere de le faire a l’aide du lien suivant

En cas de difficulte n’hesitez pas a nous contacter.

b) L’appel a candidatures 2015 est sur le site

Les candidatures doivent etre envoyees avant le 30 novembre 2015. N’hesitez pas a diffuser l’information.

c) Le prix a ete attribue en 2009 a Oumarou Abdou Arbi, du Niger, pour un sejour scientifique a l’INRIA de Rennes, en 2010 a Amadou Tall, du Senegal, pour un sejour scientifique a l’universite de Strasbourg, en 2011 a Solym Mawaki Manou Abi, du Togo, pour un sejour scientifique a l’Universite de Toulouse, en 2012 a El Hadji Deme, du Senegal, pour un sejour scientifique a l’INRIA de Grenoble, en 2013 a Koffi Wilfrid Houedanou, de l’IMSP au Benin, pour une visite scientifique a l’ Universite de Valenciennes et en 2014 a David Jaurès Fotsa Mbogne, du Cameroun, pour un sejour scientifique a l’Universite de Marseille.  Nous restons en contact avec les laureats qui poursuivent avec succes leur carriere scientifique.

La verite sur le sort d’Ibni n’est toujours pas connue! Continuons à chercher la verite.

Jean Renault  & Marie-Francoise Roy

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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 (

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Justin Wan, CAIMS-SCMAI Secretary

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