Science and technology play an increasingly important role in equipping and supporting the armed forces. Mathematics is fundamental to these disciplines, providing a framework for understanding and solving the varied and complex problems faced. Mathematics and statistics are used to model military systems and scenarios. The information provided by mathematical models can be used to estimate system performance, suggest improvements or find weaknesses of real systems. The IMA Conference will be held on 20 October 2011 in Defence Academy of the United Kingdom.
This conference brings together a wide variety of mathematical methods with defence and security applications. The conference programme will include keynote speakers, contributed presentations and poster sessions as well as refreshment breaks for informal discussions. It is intended for mathematicians, scientists and engineers from industry and academia, as well as government and military personnel who have an interest in how mathematics can be applied to defence problems.
This will be the second Mathematics in Defence conference; the first, held in 2009, was attended by over 160 delegates from a range of organisations including QinetiQ, Dstl, Thales, the IMA, the MoD, academic establishments and international parties. Click here for proceedings from the 2009 conference.
defense _conf2The conference will cover the following themes: Data analysis: data and text mining, data fusion, information visualization, multidimensional data analysis; Modelling and Estimation: electromagnetic models, estimation theory, Markov models, non-linear models, mathematical models, simulation; Operational Analysis: cost benefit analysis, counter-terrorism, risk management, intelligence analysis, behaviour analysis; Security: cryptography and coding, security systems, secure communications; Signal Processing: adaptive processing, computer vision, digital signal processing, distributed sensor processing, emitter location, image processing, signal enhancement, super-resolution, synthetic aperture radar, time series analysis; Statistical Methods: Bayesian techniques, classification, detection, identification, Markov models, Monte Carlo methods, particle filters, pattern recognition.
Sir John Beddington, Chief Scientific Adviser to the UK Government and Professor of Applied Population Biology at Imperial College London.
Conference Fees and Registration
defense_conf3Non-IMA Member: £145
IMA Member: £120
Please note that there has been a slight change in the fees from originally advertised.
To register for this conference, please download, complete and return the application form at the end of this page to: Lizzi Lake, Conference Officer, Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, Catherine Richards House, 16 Nelson Street, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS1 1EF, or by e-mail: [email protected] or by fax: +44 (0) 1702 354111. You can visit the for more details.