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Announcement of the Committee for International Conferences on Industrial and Applied Mathematics (CICIAM)

The following CICIAM prizes have been established to recognise outstanding achievments in applied mathematics.

The CICIAM Lagrange Prize, funded by the Société des Mathématiques Appliquées et Industrielles (SMAI), the Sociedad Española de Matematica Aplicada (SEMA) and the Societá Italiana di Matematica Applicata e Industriale (SIMAI), has been established to provide international recognition to individual mathematician who have made an exceptional contribution to applied mathematics throughout their careers. The first Lagrange prize will be awarded at the Fourth International Congress on Industrial and Applied Mathematics, ICIAM 99, in Edinburgh.

The CICIAM Lothar Collatz Prize, funded by the Gesellschaft für Angewandte Mathematik und Mechanik (GAMM), has been established to provide international recognition to individual scientists under 42 years of age for outstanding work on industrial and applied mathematics. The first Lothar Collatz Prize will be awarded at the Fourth International Congress on Industrial and Applied Mathematics, ICIAM 99, in Edinburgh.

The Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, SIAM, is pleased to fund the CICIAM SIAM Pioneer Prize to be awarded to an individual every four years at ICIAM meetings beginning in Edinburgh in 1999 for pioneering work introducing applied mathematical methods and scientific computing techniques to an industrial problem area or a new scientific field of applications. The prize commemorates the spirit and impact of the American pioneers.

The CICIAM Maxwell Prize, funded by the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA) and the James Clerk Maxwell Foundation, has been established to provide international recognition to a mathematician who has demonstrated originality in applied mathematics. The first Maxwell prize will be awarded at ICIAM 99 in Edinburgh. Nominations should state the nature of the original contribution and its subsequent impact on the development of applied mathematics or its applications.

Nominations for these CICIAM Prizes, including a recent Curriculum Vitae of the nominee, should be sent to

Prof Dr. Reinhard Mennicken
NWF I -- Mathematik
Universität Regensburg
D-93040 Regensburg
Fax: +49-(0)941-943-4005
E-mail: reinhard.mennicken@mathematik.uni-regensburg.de

before June 30 1998.

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Dahlquist Prize

The Dahlquist Prize, established by SIAM in 1995, is awarded to a young scientist for original contributions to fields associated with Germund Dahlquist, especially the numerical solution of differential equations and numerical methods for scientific computing. The 1999 Dahlquist Prize will be awarded to Linda Petzold for her important contribution to effective numerical methodology for differential equations, especially the analysis of methods for differential-algebraic equations, the construction of effective techniques for their solution, and the integration of these and other techniques into robust software, thus making possible the reliable solution of large classes of ordinary and partial differential equations arising from engineering and science applications.

The presentation for the 1999 Dahlquist Prize is at 09.45 on Tuesday, 6th July in McEwan Hall.

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Peter Henrici Prize

The Peter Henrici Prize is awarded for original contributions to applied analysis and numerical analysis and/or for exposition appropriate for applied mathematics and scientific computing. The award is intended to recognize broad and extended contributions to these subjects, more than a single outstanding work.

The first Peter Henrici Prize will be presented at the ICIAM meeting. This Prize, sponsored by SIAM and ETHZ, is to be given to honor Peter Henrici who was such an eminent figure in Applied Mathematics and Numerical Analysis. In addition to all his scientific achievements, he wrote numerous books and papers in an elegant manner, communicating ideas coherently and logically.

The winner of the Henrici Prize will be announced and presented with the award at 09.45 on Wednesday, 7th July in McEwan Hall.

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Wilkinson Prize

The Wilkinson Prize for Numerical Software was established in honour of the outstanding contributions of James Hardy Wilkinson to the field of numerical software. The prize is jointly sponsored by Argonne National Laboratory, where Wilkinson was a frequent visitor; the National Physical Laboratory, where Wilkinson spent most of his working life; and The Numerical Algorithms Group, for whom Wilkinson gave great encouragement and support. The previous two prizes were awarded at ICIAM'91 and ICIAM'95.

Wilkinson made many significant contributions to numerical analysis, particularly in the fields of linear algebra and error analysis, was in no small way responsible for seeing Turing's design for a computer through to completion by the building of Pilot ACE, which first operated at NPL in May 1950, and amongst his many honours was the first modern day numerical analyst to be elected a Fellow of the Royal Society. The Web address for the Wilkinson Prize is http://www.nag.co.uk/other/WilkinsonPrize.html.

The winner of the Wilkinson Prize will be announced and presented with the award at 09.45 on Thursday, 8th July in McEwan Hall.

The winner will give a lecture in the mini-symposium MSP-137 at 11.00 Thursday 8th July.

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Plenary Lectures

The list of Plenary Lectures (titles are tentative):

M Avellaneda, Courant Institute of Mathematical Science, New York, USA
New perspectives on modeling financial risk
K J Bathe, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Recent Advances in the Finite Element Analysis of Fluids, Shell Structures and their Full Interactions
H Berestycki, University of Paris VI, France
Some nonlinear PDE in combustion theory
S J Chapman, University of Oxford, UK
Macroscopic models of superconductivity
P Constantin, University of Chicago, USA
The Navier-Stokes equations and fluid turbulence
J J Dongarra, Oak Ridge National Laboratory and University of Tennessee, USA
Scalable high-performance libraries in linear algebra (EPCC Lecture)
H Engl, Johannes Kepler University, Linz, Austria
Nonlinear inverse problems, regularization theory, industrial problems
A Friedman, University of Minnesota, USA
Propagation of cracks in elastic media
L Greengard, Courant Institute for Mathematical Science, New York, USA
On the numerical solution of partial differential equation in unbounded domains
S Hassanzadeh, Sun Microsystems, USA
Java Grande: A framework for high-end computing in the ``information utility'' era (EPCC Lecture)
A Jameson, Princeton University, USA
Advances in computional fluid dynamics
C Johnson, Chalmers University of Technology, Göteborg, Sweden
Adaptive computational methods for differential equations
F P Kelly, University of Cambridge, UK
Mathematical modelling of the Internet (Schlumberger Lecture)
A Kennedy, University of Edinburgh, UK
Do large computations solve our problems or cause them?
L Keshet, University of British Columbia, Canada
Mathematical biology inside the cell
S Kida, National Institute for Fusion Science, Nagoya, Japan
Computational analysis of turbulence: Description by low-pressure vortices
F Kikuchi, University of Tokyo, Japan
Theoretical aspects of Nedelec's edge elements applied to electromagnetic problems
J K Lenstra, Eindhoven University, Netherlands
Whizzkids: Two exercises in computational discrete optimization
A M Linan, Universidad Politecnico Madrid, Spain
The role of multiple scales in combustion theory
K Merten, Siemens AG, Munich, Germany
How to Survive in Industry
H K Moffatt, Isaac Newton Institute, Cambridge, UK
Vortex structures in turbulent flow
W Moran, Flinders University, Australia
Sampling and interpolation of signals with multi-band spectra
S Müller, Max Plank Institute for Mathematical Science, Leipzig, Germany
Magnetic microstructures - an example of multiscale phenomena
O A Oleinik, Moscow MV Lomonosov State University, Russia
On homogenization of differential operators
M Parrinello, Max-Planck Institut für Fesktkörperforschung, Stuttgart, Germany
Large scale ab-initio molecular dynamics: Algorithms and industrial applications
H J Pesch, University of Bayreuth, Germany
Offline and online methods of optimal control and differential game problems with applications in industrial engineering
O Pironneau, University of Paris VI, France
Domain decomposition and fast parallel solvers for the Navier-Stokes equations
S Popescu, Isaac Newton Institute, Cambridge, UK
What is quantum computation? (Schlumberger Lecture)
J A Sethian, University of California, USA
Fast marching methods and level set methods: Evolving interfaces in fluid mechanics, computational geometry and materials sciences
S Tezuka, IBM Tokyo Research Laboratory. Japan
Quasi-Monte Carlo methods for financial applications
E G Virga, University of Pavia, Italy
Exotic applications of liquid crystals
M Wright, Bell Laboratories, New Jersey, USA
What, if anything, is new in optimization?
Y Yuan, Chinese Acadamy of Sciences, Beijing, China
A review of Trust Region algorithms for optimization

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A mini-symposium is a session of 3-5 speakers focusing on a single topic and lasting for two hours. The organiser of a mini-symposium invites the speakers and decides on the topics to be addressed.

Proposals for mini-symposia can be submited using the electronic form of by e-mail/mail/fax; see the separate Mini-symposia Guidelines page.

The deadline date for mini-symposium proposals is 30 September 1998.

Preliminary List of Mini-Symposia is now available.

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Contributed Presentations

Participate in ICIAM 99 by submitting a paper which you may present in lecture or poster format.

If you wish to submit a paper (or if you are submitting an abstract of a mini-symposium talk), please see the separate Mini-symposium Talks and Contributed Presentations Guidelines.

The deadline date for submission of a contributed paper is 31st October 1998.

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Programme Book and Book of Abstracts

All participants will be given the ICIAM 99 Programme Book and the Book of Abstracts at registration. The Programme Book will show in detail the dates, times and locations of all the events. It will also contain abstracts of the plenary lectures and an overview of each mini-symposium. The Book of Abstracts will contain the summaries of the contributed presentations and the abstracts of the talks in the mini-symposia. All of this information will be available on the Congress web site prior to the meeting.

Conference Proceedings

Plenary lectures and a Congress report will be published by Oxford University Press. A copy will be sent to all fully registered members of the Congress.

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The Congress will be accompanied by an Exhibition of commercial and academic organisations. The Exhibition will take place in the Appleton Tower at the University of Edinburgh and will be open for the duration of the Congress. Some of the companies who have confirmed that they will be exhibiting at ICIAM 99 are:

To obtain further information, please contact the Congress Secretariat at the following address.

Fourth International Congress on Industrial and Applied Mathematics
c/o Meeting Makers
Jordanhill Campus
76 Southbrae Drive
Glasgow G13 1PP
Scotland, UK

Telephone: (0141) 553 1930 
Fax: (0141) 552 0511
Email: iciam@meetingmakers.co.uk

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Electronic forms for Scientific Contributions

To submit a Mini-symposium Proposal or a Contributed Presentation or a Mini-symposium talk abstract, please follow the links below:

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