Sponsored by SIAM Activity Group on Geosciences.


Notes from the Forward Looking Session held during the conference. [PDF, 64KB]

Organizing Committee

Malgorzata Peszynska, Oregon State University, USA, Chair

Zhiming Chen, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Omar Ghattas, The University of Texas at Austin, USA
Frank Giraldo, Naval Postgraduate School, USA
Majid Hassanizadeh, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
Knut-Andreas Lie, SINTEF, Norway
Seong Lee, Chevron, USA
Susan Minkoff, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, USA
Marcio Murad, LNCC, Brasil
Anne-Marie Treguier, IUEM/CNRS, Ifremer, Brest, France
Mark White, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA


From points of view ranging from science to public policy, there is a growing interest in modeling and simulation of geosystems and their applications.  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.

Funding Agency


SIAM and the Conference Organizing Committee wish to extend their thanks and appreciation to the U.S. National Science Foundation for its support of this conference.


Important Deadlines

September 13, 2010:  Minisymposium proposals
October 12, 2010:  Abstracts for contributed and minisymposium speakers

September 27, 2010: SIAM Student Travel Award and Post-doc/Early Career Travel Award Applications

February 21, 2011 Disconnect time is 4:00 PM EDT/EST

February 21, 2011

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