SIAM Conference on Mathematical and Computational
Issues in the Geosciences (GS03)
March 17-20, 2003
Radisson Hotel and Suites Austin
Sponsored by SIAM Activity Group on Geosciences
From points of view ranging from science to public policy, there is burgeoning interest in modeling of geoscientific problems. Some examples include petroleum exploration and recovery, underground waste disposal and cleanup of hazardous waste, earthquake prediction, weather prediction, and global climate change. Such modeling is fundamentally interdisciplinary; physical and mathematical modeling at appropriate scales, physical experiments, mathematical theory, probability and statistics, numerical approximations, and large-scale computational algorithms all have important roles to play.
This conference facilitates communication between scientists of varying backgrounds and work environments facing similar issues in different fields, and provides a forum in which advances in parts of the larger modeling picture can become known to those working in other parts. These kinds of interactions are needed for meaningful progress in understanding and predicting complex physical phenomena in the geosciences.
Lynn Bennethum, University of Colorado, Denver
Alain Bourgeat, University of Lyon, France (Co-Chair)
Graham Carey, University of Texas, Austin
Helge Dahle, University of Bergen, Norway
Clint Dawson, University of Texas, Austin (Co-Chair)
Rick Dean, University of Texas, Austin
Jerome Jaffre, INRIA, France
Peter Knabner, University of Erlangen, Germany
Carol Woodward, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Applications in Parallel Computation
Flow and Transport in Porous Media
Numerical Methods for Geoscience
Surface Water and Ocean Modeling
Stochastic Modeling and Geostatistics
Scaling and Heterogeneity
Generalized Inversion of Geophysical Fluid Dynamics
Oregon State University
Heterogeneity in Reactive Transport; Review and Lagrangean Upscaling
University of California, Davis
Splitting, Fast Methods, and Applications
Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
Information Infrastructure for Earthquake Science
University of Southern California
for Geophysical Models
Douglas W. Nychka
National Center for Atmospheric Research
Control Methods for Underground Data Assimilation
University of Paris VI, France
Imaging and Velocity Analysis: Current Status and Future Directions
Paul L. Stoffa
University of Texas, Austin, Institute for Geophysics
|Minisymposium proposals:||August 20, 2002|
|Minisymposium abstracts and
(in lecture or poster format)
|September 17, 2002|
|Audio/visual Requirements:||February 17, 2003|
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 Here
It is recommended that the minisymposium organizer make the first presentation. Each minisymposia will be refereed by the Organizing Committee. 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 August 20, 2002.
in Lecture or Poster Format
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 6' poster board. A poster session is two hours long. Each contributor, either for a lecture or poster, must submit a title and brief abstract not to exceed 75 words.
Please submit contributed presentations in lecture or poster format using the Conference Management System.
Deadline for submission of contributed abstracts is September 17, 2002.
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 by the end of October.
Standard AV Set-Up
in Meeting Rooms
Every PLENARY SESSION ROOM will have TWO OVERHEAD PROJECTORS and TWO SCREENS, AND A DATA PROJECTOR.
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 AV set-up listed above, by contacting [email protected].
The program schedule and updates will be posted here as information becomes available.
Transportation Information is now 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 [email protected].
Fun things to do in Austin!
SIAM and the Organizing Committee wish to extend their thanks and appreciation to the National Science Foundation for its partial support of this conference.
Created: 5/6/02 DAR
Edited: 5/6/02 DAR