1^{ST} Announcement
The forthcoming “5^{th} Strathmore International Mathematics Conference (SIMC 2019)” to be held during the week of August 12 – 16, 2019 is part of a series of biannual international mathematics conferences that the Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Strathmore University hosts every two years, as a part of its research initiatives and mandate.
The SIMC 2019 will be a follow up of the recent “4^{th} Strathmore International Mathematics Conference (SIMC 2017)” which was held in June 19 – 23, 2017 at Strathmore University. During SIMC 2017, both formal and informal discussions concluded with a strong observation that there is a real need for universities and other organizations in Africa to foster activities focused on nurturing the research careers of young mathematicians, and sowing the seeds for building future groups of research collaboration.
Theme: “Promoting Challenge-Driven Research in Mathematical Sciences and Building Collaborative Research Networks”
Research Areas:
All abstract should be submitted electronically as PDF to the online submission system.
Authors may contribute to the conference by submitting articles that illustrate research results, projects, surveying works and industrial experiences that describe significant advances in the following areas, but are not limited to:
- Pure Mathematics: Algebra and Applications, Computational Algebra, Analysis, Combinatorics, Geometry and Topology, Number Theory, Differential Equations, Approximation Theory, Coding Theory, Image Processing, Control Theory, Cryptology, Discrete Mathematics.
- Applied Mathematics: Difference and Functional Equations, Dynamical Systems and Egordic Theory, Fluid Mechanics, Fuzzy Mathematics, Game Theory, Graph Theory, Integral Equations, Mathematical Biology and Mathematical Ecology, Bioinformatics, Mathematical Modelling in Environmental Sciences, Mathematical Economics and Financial Mathematics, Financial Econometrics, Stochastic Modeling and Applications, Biomedical modeling and data fitting, Modeling Climatic Changes.
- Statistical Modeling: Theoretical Computer Science, Data Mining and Soft Computing Theory and Application of Statistical Linear Models; Bayesian Models and Data Analysis, Spatial Analysis; Exploratory Methods and Functional Data Analysis.
- Data Science and computational intelligence: The algorithms of the Data Science and Computational Intelligence (DSCI) have found their applications in various real world problems such as retail stores, bioinformatics, image classification, weather forecast, etc. The scope includes but is not limited to the following topics: Advanced data analytical models and applications, Social networks and social media analysis, Big data management and analysis, Machine learning for data science and applications, Spatial data and geographical data analysis, Medical data and image analysis, Analysis and applications of Bioinformatics, Business analytics modelling and applications.
- Mathematics Education: contributions relating to Methodological Issues, in particular in Design-based research and Activity Theory in Mathematics Education Research.
Conference Goal
The goal of this conference is to provide mathematics researchers from around the world, working in various mathematical disciplines, to discuss latest developments and share their research results in contemporary areas of mathematics research and applications. This conference also intends to forge new cross-disciplinary interactions among participants and farther existing partnerships among the international mathematics community and in particular, young researchers in Eastern Africa. The conference provides a unique opportunity for in-depth technical discussions and exchange of ideas in mathematical sciences, as well as explores the potential of their applications in natural, biomedical and social sciences, engineering and technology and industry and finance.
Conference Objectives:
- To provide a forum for researchers, educators, students, contributors, users of mathematical knowledge and industries to exchange ideas and communicate and discuss research findings and new advancement in mathematical sciences.
- To explore possible avenues to foster academic and student exchange, as well as scientific activities;
- Identifying future needs and opportunities for mathematical sciences in industry and promote stronger links between mathematics and industry for a mutually beneficial partnership between industry and mathematical scientists.
Conference Format
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. Each session will be organized by a convenor, or two joint convenors who will be renowned researcher(s) in the respective area of focus. The convenor(s) will have the responsibility of organizing the sessions, 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 a plenary presentation or public lecture by a leading researcher with experience in application of mathematical sciences to problems in industry and business. The session will be open to participants from industry and the public. At the end of the public lecture there will be an expert panel to discuss current problems and future directions in mathematics research and applications in Africa.
For those who wish to have their papers published in the Conference Proceedings, their papers will be peer-reviewed and then selected for publication in the Proceedings.
Pre Conference Schools
The Conference paper presentation sessions shall be preceded by a number of 2-day schools on broad research topics of contemporary interest and relevance, chosen from the following research areas: Pure Mathematics and Applications; Applied Mathematics and Applications; Statistical Modeling and Applications; Stochastic Modeling and Applications; and Mathematics Education; Biomathematics; Mathematical Economics and Financial Mathematics. The aim of these schools is to nurture research careers of young mathematicians and to sow the seed for future generation of mathematics researchers in East African region. The participants in the schools will be drawn from mathematicians in the pre-doctoral stage, meaning, those who are close to finishing their doctorates or have recently finished. The schools will bring together budding mathematicians with a passion for research and provide them with structured lectures and activities aimed at helping them explore and exchange current trends in mathematics research and to build collaborative networks. Each school will be directed by a senior researcher who is an international leader in the research topic of the school. The participants in the schools will be expected to participate in the conference.
Rationale for the Conference
The forthcoming “5^{th} Strathmore International Mathematics Conference (SIMC 2019)” to be held during the week of August 12 – 16, 2019is part of a series of biannual international mathematics conferences that the Institute of Mathematical Sciences , Strathmore University hosts every two years, as a part of its research initiatives and mandate.
The SIMC 2019 will be a follow up of the recent “4^{th} Strathmore International Mathematics Conference (SIMC 2017)” which was held in June 19 – 23, 2017 at Strathmore University. During SIMC 2017, both formal and informal discussions concluded with a strong observation that there is a real need for universities and other organizations in Africa to foster activities focused on nurturing the research careers of young mathematicians, and sowing the seeds for building future groups of research collaboration.
Significance of the Conference
The conference will promote research collaborations in mathematical sciences and enhance the level and quality of research in Mathematics and its applications in society.
Expected Outcomes
The expected outcomes of the conference are varied. These can be broadly classified as follows:
- Nurturing/mentoring young researchers: The conference will serve as an initiative for preparing the next generation of Mathematicians in Kenya and the region by inspiring the passion for research in mathematics and providing an opportunity for senior researchers to guide and mentor young mathematics researchers.
- Collaboration: The conference will serve to bring together researchers whose work is dispersed and isolated to enhance collaboration among researchers in the various areas of Mathematical Sciences within Kenya and across the borders.
- Exposure: The formal and informal interactions in the parallel and plenary sessions will expose researchers both the young and old in the region to emerging research areas in Mathematical Sciences and its applications
- Improved Quality of teaching and Research: Underlying everything is the desire that the conference will enhance the level and quality of mathematics teaching and research.