Mathematics for Innovation:Large and Complex Systems

Mardi, 28. février 2012 à Dimanche, 4. Mars 2012

28 February - 4 March 2012 at Four Seasons Hotel, Tokyo at Chinzan-so, Japan.
Application Deadline: 14 October 2011

The conference offers to young researchers from different mathematical fields the possibility to create a foundation for cooperative innovation. Researchers interested in the newest developments in areas where mathematical research in modeling, in the analysis of models, in the simulation, optimization and control of products and processes has a major impact, are invited to apply to the Mathematics for Innovation:Large and Complex Systems Conference.

The conference is organised by the European Science Foundation (ESF) in partnership with the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS).

Selected participants will receive a grant that covers their conference fee and contributes to their travel expenses Further information about how to apply can be found below and at

Chaired by:
Prof. Volker Mehrmann, Technische Universität Berlin, DE and Prof. Yoshiaki Maeda, Keio University, JP

The current trend to a global economy and a knowledge society has placed information and innovation technologies, at the forefront. In almost all industries Mathematics opens the way to virtual experiments, the simulation of multiple scenarios for a given phenomenon and its control and optimization. Moreover, besides its role in science and engineering, the domains of application of mathematics include social, environmental, and economic phenomena. This connection is especially strong in areas where innovation is contributing to the well being of society, such as health, security, communications, and environmental stewardship.

Invited speakers will include:
Kazuyuki Aihara , Tokyo University, JP
Habib Ammari, École Normale Supérieure, FR
Hideyuki Azegami, Nagoya University, JP
Hirokazu Anai, Kyushu University-Fujitsu Laboratories, JP
Alfredo Bermudez de Castro, University of Santiago de Compostela, ES
Franco Brezzi, Institute for Advanced Study of Pavia, IT
Josselin Garnier, University of Paris Diderot, FR
Michael Griebel, University of Bonn and Fraunhofer SCAI, DE
Jari Kaipio, University of Eastern Finland (Kuopio campus), FI and University of Auckland, NZ
Peter A. Markowich, DAMTP, Centre for Mathematical Sciences, UK
Yoshihiko Ogata, The Institute of Statistical Mathematics, JP
Roland Potthast, German Meteorological Service, DE and University of Reading, UK
Volker Schultz, Dresden University of Technology, DE
Andrew Stuart, University of Warwick, UK
Takashi Suzuki, Osaka University, JP
Junichi Nakagawa, Nippon Steel Corporation, JP
Yasumasa Nishiura, Hokkaido University, JP
Tadahisa Funaki, Tokyo University, JP
Yasumasa Mimura, Meiji University, JP

How to Participate:
Attendance is possible only after successful application. Full conference programme and application form accessible from A certain number of grants are available for students and early stage researchers to cover the conference fee and possibly part of the travel costs.
Closing date for applications: 14 October 2011
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