2nd Strathmore International Mathematics Conference
August 12-16, 2013
Theme:Nurturing the Future Generation of Mathematics Researchers in African Universities
Objective:The objective of this conference is to provide mathematics researchers from around the world, with particular focus on Africa, with an opportunity to discuss latest developments and share their research results in contemporary areas of mathematics research and applications. This conference also intends to promote and explore new collaborations and farther existing partnerships with industry, and among the international mathematics community and in particular, young researchers in Eastern Africa.
Research areas: The conference is broad-based and will cover all branches of mathematics and interdisciplinary researches. The SIMC-2013 is a peer-reviewed conference. The interest areas of the conference include but are not limited to: Algebra and applications, Analysis, Combinatorics, Geometry and Topology, Number Theory, Differential Equations, Approximation Theory, Coding Theory, Image Processing, Control Theory, Cryptology, Difference and Functional Equations, Discrete Mathematics, Dynamical Systems and Ergodic Theory, Fuzzy Mathematics, Game Theory, Graph Theory, Integral Equations, Mathematical Biology and Mathematical Ecology , Mathematical Economics and Financial Mathematics, Financial Econometrics, Stochastic Modeling, stochastic Calculus and Applications, Theory and Application of Statistical Linear Models; Bayesian Models and Data Analysis; Biometric Models and Data Analysis, Modeling Climatic Changes; Spatial Analysis; Exploratory Methods and Functional Data Analysis. Mathematics Education.
Conference format: The conference will be preceded by 2-day pre-conference schools from August 12-13, 2013. See further details on the call for proposals to organise pre-conference schools. The conference will be organized in plenary and parallel sessions of oral presentations. The plenary sessions will include keynote papers and invited papers on topics of broad interest and appeal by distinguished researchers in the respective fields. The parallel sessions will include invited and contributed papers in each of the respective areas of focus.
On each day of the conference there will be graduate students and postdoctoral poster sessions. Each session will be organized by a convenor, or two joint convenors who will be a renowned researcher(s) in the respective area of focus. The convenor(s) will have the responsibility of organizing the session, inviting the key speakers, and selecting contributed papers and graduate students' posters.
The conference will be crowned on the last day with an open industry session that will include plenary presentations by leading researchers with experience in application of mathematical sciences to problems in industry and business. The session will be open to participants from industry. At the end of this session there will be an expert panel to discuss current problems and future directions in mathematics research and applications in Africa.