IMA Conference on Numerical Methods for Simulation

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


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

Invited Speakers

Prof Mike Giles (Oxford University Mathematical Institute)
Prof Michael Hintermueller (Universität zu Berlin)
Prof Jan Nordbotten (University of Bergen)
Prof. Dr Ulrich Ruede (University Erlangen-Nuremberg)
Dr Peter Vincent (Imperial College London)
Dr Garth Wells (University of Cambridge)
Prof. Dr Barbara Wohlmuth (Technische Universität München)


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.

Conference Fees

Early Bird Fees*
IMA Member £270
Non-IMA Member £360
IMA Student £180
Non-IMA Student £190

Early Bird Fees* will be available until Monday 3 August 2015, after which the fees will be:

IMA Member £290
Non-IMA Member £380
IMA Student £200
Non-IMA Student £210

Residential fee £275 – includes single en‐suite student bed & breakfast accommodation at nearby St Anne’s College, Oxford for the nights of 1, 2, 3 September 2015 and a conference dinner on the evening of Thursday 3 September 2015
Conference Dinner as separate purchase             £50.00

To register for this conference, please download, complete and return the application form by e-mail, fax or by post (see contact details below).

Organising committee

Ken Morgan, Swansea University (Chair)
Andy Barlow, AWE
Paul Childs, Emerson Roxar
Dimitris Drikakis, University of Strathclyde
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:, 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.


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