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CAIMS*SCMAI E-News Volume 15, Number 9

Editor: Justin Wan (


Society News

1. CAIMS 2016 Annual Meeting (Call for Proposals)
2. CAIMS Distinguished Mathematical Biology Lecture


3. ICIAM Dianoia Newsletter – July 2015
4. New Publication: The Selected Works of Roderick S C Wong
5. Call for nominations and applications for the position of Deputy Director of the Fields Institute
6. CAIMS*SCMAI E-news Information

Item 1

CAIMS 2016 Annual Meeting

Call for Proposals

The 2016 CAIMS Annual Meeting will take place at the University of Alberta, Edmonton, on June 26-30, 2016.  It will hold in conjunction with the Canadian Symposium in Fluid Dynamics.  The following main themes for the meeting have been selected: Fluids (leader Rouslan Krechetnikov), Math of Oil Exploration (leader Morris Flynn), Scientific Computing (leader Peter Minev), Applied Analysis and Dynamical Systems: (leader Yifeng Yi), Math of Finance (leader Chris Frey), Math Bio (leader Thomas Hillen).  The organizers would like to remind to the applied mathematics community that the deadline for submitting of minisymposia proposals is October 2, 2015.  The proposals can be submitted via the website of the conference, under the Submissions tab.

Item 2

CAIMS Distinguished Mathematical Biology Lecture

The Mathematical Biology Activity Group has inaugurated an annual CAIMS distinguished lecture in Mathematical Biology. The lecture will be given by an outstanding researcher at the interface of mathematics and biology and will highlight some of the amazing contributions that mathematics can make to solve importance scientific questions in the life sciences and generate novel understanding and deeper insights into the pressing problems of our times. These lectures will be held at different locations within Canada, and a video recording will be made available online soon after the lecture. There is technical support available from CAIMS as well as partial financial support. Applications to host future lectures can be submitted anytime and will be solicited once per year. The applications will be reviewed by the CAIMS board of directors.

The first CAIMS distinguished lecture in Mathematical Biology took place at York University on September 1st, 2015. The lecture was given by Laurent Pujo-Menjouet who is an Associate Professor at Université Claude Bernard, France. The title of the lecture was: “Mad cow disease: how collaboration between biologists and mathematicians lead to a new discovery about prion formation”. The video of this lecture will be available online soon.

Item 3

ICIAM Dianoia Newsletter

Dear Colleagues,

The July 2015 issue of the ICIAM Dianoia Newsletter is now available.

Please visit to download a PDF copy of DIANOIA
from the link that you will find there.

Best wishes,
Barbara Keyfitz



2    EDITORIAL: Mathematics and Money, PR and Professionalism
— Barbara Lee Keyfitz
4    Systems Analysis 2015
5    Abel Prize 2016 Call for Nominations
5    Report from CAIMS*SCMAI — Raymond Spiteri
6    Announcement of MCA-2017
7    Silver Jubilee of the Indian Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics
8    A Research School in Morocco — Mohammed Rhoudaf
9    Call for Nominations for The Felix Klein Prize
9    CIMPA, an opportunity — Maria J. Esteban
11   Call for Nominations for ICIAM Officers
11   Car — Jim Talamo
12   The ICIAM Officers Meeting: May 2015 — Barbara Lee Keyfitz
13   Recent News from the International Council for Science
14   About ICIAM

Item 4

New Publication: The Selected Works of Roderick S C Wong

This collection, in three volumes, presents the scientific achievements of Roderick S C Wong, spanning 45 years of his career. He was the Vice-President of the Canadian Applied Mathematics Society in 1988 and the President in 1989 and 1990.

The collection provides a comprehensive overview of the author’s work which includes significant discoveries and pioneering contributions, such as his deep analysis on asymptotic approximations of integrals and uniform asymptotic expansions of orthogonal polynomials and special functions; his important contributions to perturbation methods for ordinary differential equations and difference equations; and his advocation of the Riemann-Hilbert approach for global asymptotics of orthogonal polynomials.

For more info, visit:

Item 5

Call for nominations and applications for the position of Deputy Director of the Fields Institute

This is a call for applications or nominations for the position of Deputy Director of the Fields Institute for a term of three to five years beginning July 1, 2016. The deputy director works closely with the director on all aspects of the Institute’s oversight and program development.

Qualified candidates should be mathematical scientists with good management skills, an excellent research record, and a strong interest in developing the programs of the Institute. Women and members of under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.

A brief letter of application or nomination together with a CV and names of three references should be sent to: or to:

Ian Hambleton
Fields Institute
222 College St. W.
Toronto, ON M5T 3J1

We will start to review applications or nominations on October 1, 2015, but the review process will continue until the position is filled.

For more information visit

Item 6

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:

Justin Wan, 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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