The opening ceremony of the 7th International Congress on Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ICIAM 2011) was held in Vancouver on July 18, 2011 with nearly 3,000 attendees from over 70 countries around the world. There are 27 invited talks, 650 sessions and 275 research posters during the conference on July 18-22, 2011.
ICIAM prize winners for 2011 were announced on the opening ceremony. Prof. Emmanuel Candès of Stanford University, Prof. Alexandre J. Chorin of the University of California Berkeley, Prof. Vladimir Rokhlin of Yale University, Prof. James Albert Sethian of the University of California Berkeley and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Prof. Edward Lungu of the University of Botswana were awarded the 2011 ICIAM Collatz Prize, the 2011 ICIAM Lagrange Prize, the 2011 ICIAM Maxwell Prize, the 2011 ICIAM Pioneer Prize and the 2011 ICIAM Su Buchin Prize, respectively.
ICIAM Su Buchin Prize, established in 2003, is the first international mathematical prize named after a Chinese mathematician. It provides international recognition of an outstanding contribution by an individual in the application of mathematics to emerging economies and human development, in particular at the economic and cultural level in developing countries. It was awarded every four years, for the first time in 2007.
The next International Congress on Industrial and Applied Mathematics will take place in Beijing in 2015, co-hosted by China Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (CSIAM), Chinese Mathematical Society, Chinese Society for Computational Mathematics and the Operations Research Society of China. To attract more attendees for ICIAM 2015 and introduce research development in Chinese industrial and applied mathematics, “Chinese industrial and applied mathematics” symposium organized by CSIAM was held on July 18.
The ICIAM Congresses, the largest meeting for the applied mathematics and computational science community, are run under the auspices of the International Congress on Industrial and Applied Mathematics Council. The first congress took place in Paris in 1987. Since then, congresses took place every four years, so far having been held in Washington, Hamburg, Edinburgh, Sydney and Zurich.