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IMA Conference on Numerical Methods for Simulation

Formerly the ICFD Conference on Numerical Methods for Fluid Dynamics

Date: 1 – 4 September 2015
Location: Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford

Scope

Developments in numerical methods underpin simulations in many ways, for example in any area where high dimensional problems are governed by differential equations.  Computational fluid dynamics has driven many developments in this area; however there is a wide range of application areas where the problems, and indeed solution techniques may be similar.  Numerical methods are important in diverse areas such as geophysical modelling, fluid-structure interaction, high-dimensional dynamical systems, weather prediction, climate modelling, oil reservoir simulation, and so on.  The conference will bring together application specialists, applied mathematicians, numerical analysts and computational scientists who develop and use numerical simulations. Applications which focus on data assimilation, inverse problems, uncertainties or control, which contain as a major component a high-dimensional forward model, will also be represented.

The Institute for Computational Fluid Dynamics, founded in 1983 by Bill Morton and Mike Baines, previously ran a successful sequence of international conferences based on themes of relevance to fluid dynamics. The IMA conference series reprises this original vision, but opens up a wider range of themes which are similar to those in fluid dynamics, now including all areas of numerical simulation.

Conference themes

For the first IMA Conference on Numerical Methods in Simulation, the themes will be:

  • Higher-order discretization methods
  • Methods for uncertainty quantification
  • Multi-physics / multi-material / multi-scale simulation
  • High performance computing (including energy efficient algorithms and algorithms for emerging architectures)
  • Optimization / control / design / inverse problems
  • Numerical analysis / numerical linear algebra and preconditioning

Submission of Abstracts

Abstracts are requested for contributed talks in any area consistent with the conference themes.  Talks will be accepted for either oral or poster presentation on the basis of a one-page extended abstract in PDF format, which should be sent via email to conferences@ima.org.uk by Friday 27 March 2015.

All oral presentations will be in plenary sessions.  Applications are especially encouraged for poster presentations, and these will be given higher prominence than at other similar conferences.

Proceedings

No formal proceedings will be published, although extended abstracts will be distributed to all participants.  Contributors will retain copyright and are encouraged to submit their work to journals, perhaps with an acknowledgement that the paper was presented and worked on at the 2015 IMA Conference on Numerical Methods for Simulation.

Organising committee

Ken Morgan, Swansea University (Chair)
Andy Barlow, AWE
Paul Childs, Schlumberger Gould Research
Dimitris Drikakis, Cranfield University
Patrick Farrell, University of Oxford
Peter Sweby, University of Reading
Rob Scheichl, University of Bath

Further information

For further information or to register your interest in this event, please contact Lizzi Lake, Conference Officer, E-mail: conferences@ima.org.uk, Tel: +44 (0) 1702 354 020, Fax: +44 (0) 1702 354 111, Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, Catherine Richards House, 16 Nelson Street, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS1 1EF, UK.