Winter-worn residents of some parts of the world might want to think ahead six months to the eighth International Congress on Industrial and Applied Mathematics, which will be held in Beijing, August 10–14. Key elements of the program, including the 27 invited speakers (selected by the Scientific Program Committee and approved by the ICIAM Board), the names of the five ICIAM prize recipients, and details about Éva Tardos’s Olga Taussky-Todd Lecture, have been posted.
ICIAM sessions will be held at the China National Convention Center, in the Beijing Olympic Green.
An important date is rapidly approaching: Proposals for poster sessions are due no later than April 30, which is also the deadline for early registration. The full ICIAM 2015 program will be posted by the end of May.
A reminder to the SIAM community: Several prize presentations and lectures that are normally part of the Annual Meeting have been worked into the ICIAM schedule. Jennifer Tour Chayes of Microsoft Research New England will give the John von Neumann Lecture in Beijing (her invited talk at the 2014 SIAM Annual Meeting in Chicago can be viewed at SIAM Presents). Carlos Castillo-Chavez, Eitan Tadmor, Gerhard Wanner, and other as yet unnamed prize recipients will also be honored. The AWM-SIAM Sonia Kovalevsky Lecture will be given at ICIAM.
Confirmed ICIAM satellite meetings in China include the International Conference on Numerical Mathematics and Scientific Computing in Nanjing, August 16-19; others have been scheduled for Korea (SIAM Conference on Applied Algebraic Geometry, Daejeon, August 3-7) and Japan (Mathematics for Nonlinear Phenomena: Analysis and Computation, Sapporo, August 16-18).