Scientific General Events

  • The 29th Annual Alberta Statisticians Meeting is sponsored by the Department of Mathematics and
    Statistics and the Faculty of Science at the University of Calgary, and also by PIMS.

    This meeting serves many purposes. It allows faculty and graduate students working in probability and statistics
    at different universities in Alberta to interact, make contacts, and discuss their research. It serves as a training
    vehicle for highly qualified people (HQP) working in probability and statistics. It affords statisticians working in
    the private and non-academic public sector to discuss their problems with academic researchers. In addition,
    it affords graduate students an opportunity to present their work and themselves to possible future employers.

    Registration will be at the door.

    For further information, please contact David Scollnik at

  • The Cycle Double Cover Conjecture (CDC) was proposed independently by
    P.D. Seymour (1979) and G. Szekeres (1973). The conjecture is easy to state:
    "For finite every 2-connected graph, there is a list of cycles (polygons)
    such that every edge of the graph is an edge of exactly two cycles
    in the list."

    As an example, if the graph is embedded in a surface (without crossing
    edges) in such a way that all faces are bounded by cycles,
    then the boundary cycles of the faces will "double cover" the edges.
    Although the statement of the conjecture is very simple, the solution
    has eluded dozens of attacks over 30 years.

    This conjecture (and its numerous variants) is considered by most graph
    theorists to be one of the major open questions in the field.
    One reason for this is the close connections that this problem has
    with topological graph theory, the theory of Nowhere-zero flows,
    graph colouring and polyhedral combinatorics. MathSciNet lists more
    25 articles with "cycle double cover" (or "double cycle cover") in
    the title.

    The workshop will include some formal presentations
    with the purpose of bringing the participants up to date on
    techniques and recent results. Long collaborative working periods will
    take the majority of the working time.



    The 19th Annual Canadian Conference on Computational Geometry (CCCG 2007) will
    be held in Ottawa, Canada on August 20-22, 2007 at Carleton University, with a
    welcome reception on the evening of August 19th.

    CCCG focuses on the computational aspects of geometric problems. Computational
    Geometry applies to all fields that touch geometric computing. Application
    areas are as diverse as computer graphics and animation, computer vision,
    CAD/CAM, GIS, pattern recognition, wireless communication, robotics, urban
    planning, graph drawing, or statistical analysis to name just a few.

    CCCG is intended to be a forum, accessible to a broad variety of researchers in
    the area, to disseminate and discuss new results. All submitted papers will be
    refereed, but we have no maximum target on the number of submissions that are
    accepted. All papers that present new, original, and error free results that
    are of interest to the greater computational geometry community will be
    accepted. The intended audience for this conference includes graduate and
    undergraduate students, researchers in the area and members of industry that
    work in areas requiring the use of intensive geometric computation.

  • The International Conference of Theoretical and Numerical Fluid Mechanics
    III is being held in honor of Professors Giovanni Paolo Galdi and Rolf
    Rannacher, in celebration of their sixtieth birthdays. Reflecting their
    interests, it will be an interdisciplinary meeting within the general field
    of mathematical and computational fluid dynamics, devoted mainly to
    Newtonian and non-Newtonian viscous flow. While promoting a high quality of
    mathematical treatment, no area of practical application will be excluded
    due to the present intractability of interesting mathematical difficulties.
    Thus, there will be lectures on turbulence, blood flow, sedimentation,
    fluid structure interaction, flow control, and the dynamical systems
    perspective, as well as key issues of the Navier-Stokes theory.

    Short courses will be offered by Professors Galdi and Rannacher on the two
    days preceding the conference. Professor Rannacher will lecture on
    “Numerical methods for the simulation of fluid-structure interaction”.
    Professor Galdi will lecture on “Topics in the Mathematical Theory of
    Fluid-Solid Interaction”.

    Registration is open to the general scientific and engineering community.
    All registrants are invited to give poster presentations. Also, all
    registrants along with their families are welcome and encouraged to join in
    all of our sponsored social events. PIMS has provided special funds for
    supporting the travel of graduate students to attend this meeting. Graduate
    students wishing such support should apply for it by writing to John
    Heywood at

  • CECM, Maplesoft, MITACS, IRMACS and PIMS are pleased to present "CECM 2007", a summer conference hosted by CECM under the title "Summer Workshop on Computational Mathematics" at Simon Fraser University.

    The Workshop Program includes talks and a poster session which cover diverse topics in mathematics with an emphasis on computation.

    Registration is required.

    For more information, please visit:

  • For more information, please click here to visit the external site.
  • The climate statistics workshop provided a venue for scientific researchers and end users to discuss how statistical information can benefit agriculture, water and other climate sensitive operations. Applied scientific presentations increased understanding of what can be provided analytically using 'easy to understand statistics.' The usefulness and limitations of the tools were assessed by the user community, who engaged researchers in a dialogue aimed at suggesting appropriate statistical techniques for risk reduction. The dialogue was achieved by including users of climate information as workshop participants. Participants include representatives of government departments, commodity brokers, financial representatives and community groups whose activities are impacted by weather and climate.

  • Dear Graduate Students,

    Welcome to our conference website!
    This conference provides graduate students with a forum to discuss their research. With funds from PIMS and the University of Calgary, we can provide you with accommodation, meals and provide some reimbursement for travel. Please check the corresponding links for detailed information!
    The goal of this conference is to promote academic collaboration amongst young researchers. By giving graduate students a forum to discuss their work with other researchers, this conference promotes progress through discourse. This conference will give graduate students the opportunity to present their own research, learn about the research being conducted by other graduate students and discuss research issues.
    Every participant is encouraged to give a talk and funding is only available to conference presenters. Funding is limited, so register early!

    UC Organizing Committee

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  • The 40th Cascade Topology Seminar is a bi-annual gathering of topologists from the US Pacific Northwest and Southwestern Canada.
    All talks will be at the Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences
    in Room 110 West Mall Annex, 1933 West Mall, Vancouver.

    Coffee and refreshments will be served at 9am Saturday and Sunday
    preceding the talks. On Saturday evening there will be a dinner for
    participants, at a location to be announced.

    This meeting honors the retirement of Professors Kee Lam and Denis Sjerve.

  • As a result of the meeting organized by the CMM and PIMS at the Banff International Research Station on Natural Resources and Mathematical Economics in November 2005,
    and of a sequence of personal and e-mail discussions with representatives of MASCOS, MATHEON and MITACS, all mentioned centers have decided to promote the organization
    of a workshop on Rock Mechanics and Logistics in Mining to be held in

    Santiago de Chile, from February 26 to March 2, 2007

  • The meeting consists of a sequence of contributed talks of 30-45 minutes in
    length. Some speaking slots may still be available. 

  • Welcome to the 2007 Applied Mathematics Graduate Student Conference (AMGSC) webpage. The conference was held Saturday, February 3rd at Simon Fraser University. Some students gave a short 15 minute presentation based on either a past course project, or on current research. There was a social event in the evening following the conference.