Read our information on CUSTOMS and TRAVEL.

CAIMS/SCMAIPlease visit the web site of CAIMS/SCMAI (The Canadian Applied and Industrial Mathematics Society) (Société Canadienne de Mathématiques Appliquées et Industrielles) at

Pre-Conference Events in Canada!

The Air Canada Grand Prix! June 13-15, 2003


CAIMS * SCMAI Best Student Poster Award Winner:

Charles Fortin, McGill University
"A Trust Region Subproblem Algorithm for Large Scale Optimization Based on Extremal Ellipsoids"

Runners Up:

Vincent Lemaire, Universite de Montreal
"Modeling the Interactions Between Osteoblast and Osteoclast Activities in Bone Remodeling"

Karl Lawrence, Memorial University
"Numerical Study of Streamwise Oscillations of a Cylinder in a Steady Current"

I.E. Block Community Lecture

The I.E. Block Community Lecture is open to the public and is intended to encourage public appreciation of the excitement and vitality of aplied mathematics and computational science. The lecture is named in honor of SIAM's long-time Managing Director and one of its founders, I. Edward Block. The public is invited to the Community Reception after the lecture.

This year's lecturer: William J. Cook, Georgia Institute of Technology

The Traveling Salesman Problem and Optimization on a Grand Scale

Wednesday, June 18
6:15 PM - 7:15 PM
Le Grand Salon

Optimization problems of enormous size and complexity arise in areas from genome sequencing to VLSI design. In this talk we discuss the challenges in working with large-scale models by considering the well-known traveling salesman problem, or TSP for short, which asks for the cheapest way to visit a collection of cities and return to the starting point. For over fifty years the study of the TSP has led to improved solution methods for a wide range of practical problems. We will discuss the history and applications of the TSP and the methods used to attack very large instances. Along the way, we discuss the interplay of modern applied
mathematics and increasingly more powerful computing platforms, including computational grids and distributed web-computing.

William Cook
Georgia Institute of Technology

Diversity Day

Wednesday, June 18, 2003

Diversity Day Co-Organizers
Carlos Castillo-Chavez, Cornell University
Stephen Wirkus, California State University, Pomona
Abdul Aziz Yakubu, Howard University

Student Day

Tuesday, June 17, 2003

(Details will be posted as they become available.)

Student Day Organizer
William Briggs, University of Colorado, Denver

SIAM Education Committee
Loyce Adams, University of Washington
Kelly Black, University of New Hampshire
William Briggs, Chair, University of Colorado, Denver
Carlos Castillo-Chavez, Cornell University
Jim Curry, University of Colorado
Robert Fennell, Clemson University
Ben A. Fusaro, Florida State University
Subramaniya Hariharan, University of Akron
Terry Herdman, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Jurgen Gerlach, Radford University
Suzanne Lenhart, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Leon Seitelman, University of Connecticut
Charles R. MacCluer, Michigan State University
Zuhair Nashed, University of Central Florida
Linda R. Petzold, University of California, Santa Barbara
David Ross, Rochester Institute of Technology
Angela Shiflet, Wofford College
Kris Stewart, San Diego State University
Peter Turner, Clarkson University


SIAM and the 2003 Organizing Committee invite you to attend our annual meeting in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, June 16-20, 2003, at the Fairmont, Queen Elizabeth Hotel. Hotel information can be found:

Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth
900 Rene Levesque Blvd. W.
Montreal, Quebec
H3B 4A5
Telephone: (514) 861-3511
Fax: (514) 954-2256


Canadian Chair:

Jacques Bélair, Université de Montréal

U.S. Chair:

Ilse Ipsen, North Carolina State University


Anne Bourlioux, Université de Montréal
Russel Caflisch, University of California, Los Angeles
Carlos Castillo-Chavez, Cornell University
Carolyn Cho, Physiome Sciences
Claudé Crépeau, McGill University
Martin Golubitsky, University of Houston
Norden E. Huang, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
William Newman, University of California, Los Angeles
George Papanicolaou, Stanford University
Robert Russell, Simon Fraser University
Sam Shen, University of Alberta


Funding agency information will be posted here as it becomes available.



Invited Plenary Speakers

Michel Delfour
Université de Montréal, Canada

Raymond Laflamme
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, Canada

Eli Yablonovitch
University of California, Los Angeles

***Invited Topical Speakers***

Walter Craig
McMaster University, Canada

Ary L. Goldberger
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Larry D. Greller
Systems Biology Consulting Group, Canada

James F. Kaiser
Duke University

Suzanne Lenhart
University of Tennessee

Mark Lewis
University of Alberta, Canada

William A. Massey
Princeton University

James C. McWilliams
University of California, Los Angeles

Nico M. Temme
CWI, Netherlands

The John von Neumann Lecturer

Heinz-Otto Kreiss
University of California, Los Angeles


Minisymposium proposals:
January 3, 2003 Passed

Minisymposium abstracts and contributed abstracts:
January 23, 2003 Passed

Contributed papers in lecture or poster format:
January 23, 2003 Passed

Audio-Visual Requirements:
April 21, 2003


You are invited to contribute a presentation for this conference in one of the following formats.


A minisymposium consists of four 25-minute presentations, with an additional five minutes for discussion after each presentation. Prospective minisymposium organizers are asked to submit a proposal consisting of a title, a description (not to exceed 100 words), and a list of speakers and titles of their presentations using the Conference Management System available at:

It is recommended that the minisymposium organizer make the first presentation. Each minisymposium speaker should submit a 75-word abstract. The Organizing Committee will referee contributed minisymposia. The number of minisymposia may be limited to retain an acceptable level of parallelism in the conference sessions.

For further minisymposium organizer and participant information, please visit:

Deadline for submission of minisymposium proposals is January 3, 2003. PASSED


Contributed presentations in lecture or poster format are invited in all areas consistent with the conference themes. A lecture format involves a 15-minute oral presentation with an additional 5 minutes for discussion. A poster format involves the use of visual aids such as 8-1/2" x 11" sheets for mounting on a 4' x 4' poster board. A poster session is two hours long. Each contributor, either for a lecture or a poster, must submit a title and a brief abstract not to exceed 75 words.

For more information on Poster Presentation, visit here.

Please submit contributed presentations in lecture or poster format using the Conference Management System available at:

Deadline for submission of contributed abstracts is January 23, 2003. PASSED


Please use SIAM's Conference Management System to submit minisymposium proposals, minisymposium abstracts and contributed abstracts in lecture or poster format.

Authors will be notified by e-mail in March 2003. Passed


Important Notice to Poster Presenters

A poster format involves the use of visual aids such as 8-1/2" x 11" sheets for mounting on a 4' x 4' poster board. Poster presenters are requested to set up their poster material in Hochelaga 1, 2, and 3. Presenters may set up their posters on Sunday, June 15, between the hours of 9:00 AM and 7:00 PM. All materials must be posted by 8:00 PM Tuesday, the official start time of the session. Posters will remain on display through 12:00 PM on Thursday, June 19. Poster displays must be removed by 12:00 PM on Thursday. Posters remaining after this time will be discarded. SIAM is not responsible for discarded posters.

Standard A/V Set-Up in Meeting Rooms


All other breakout rooms will have one overhead projector, one screen, and a data projector. Speakers may order additional audio-visual equipment, other than the standard A/V set-up listed above, by contacting


Registration information is now AVAILABLE!

GENERAL INFORMATION (Please click on the appropriate link below)

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The Montreal Grand Prix is scheduled for June 13- 15, 2003. This is a city wide event and hotel rooms are scarce!

There will not be a Short Course at this year's Annual Meeting. The CAIMS/SIAM Welcome Reception is scheduled for Sunday, June 15. We would suggest that you make your hotel reservations starting on Sunday, June 15 and if you wish you to take advantage of a Saturday night stay over plan to stay through Saturday, June 21st. SIAM does have some rooms blocked for the weekend during the Grand Prix but more rooms are available from the 15th - 21st of June.

Further general information will be posted here as information becomes available.


The program schedule and updates will be posted here as information becomes available.



Publishers, software and hardware suppliers, and service organizations that have products to offer to conference attendees are invited to exhibit. For additional information and exhibit fees, please contact the SIAM marketing representative at



Cambridge University Press



CRC Press

Elsevier Science

Kluwer Academic Publishers

Oxford University Press

Portland Oregon Visitors Association

Princeton University Press



Springer-Verlag New York, Inc.

Taylor and Francis




There are no short courses associated with the Annual Meeting.


There are no workshops associated with the Annual Meeting.

Created 8/20/02
Edited 6/25/03