This conference is sponsored by the SIAM Activity Group on Nonlinear Waves and Coherent Structures.


The Hotel Deca is approaching a sellout situation over the conference dates.
In the event you are unable to make a reservation at the Hotel Deca over your preferred dates, please contact A Room with a View (1-800-780-4343) for assistance in making a reservation at a nearby hotel. They will secure the lowest available rates at nearby hotels. When possible, attendees will be placed in a hotel within walking distance of the University. This is a complimentary service being offered to attendees of the SIAM Conference on Nonlinear Waves and Coherent Structures (NW12).

In the event that rooms become available at Hotel Deca due to cancellations, A Room With A View will notify conference attendees and help transfer reservations back to the Hotel Deca in the order in which they were booked.

Conference registration and sessions will take place on the University of Washington campus. Registration will be located in the Mary Gates building. Sessions will take place in Mary Gates and the Guggenheim building.

A campus map is available at The conference schedule is located at

POSTER DEADLINE EXTENDED to March 5, 2012 (midnight EST)
Additional contributed presentations in poster format are invited in all areas consistent with the conference themes. Poster presentations involve the use of non-electronic visual aids for mounting on a poster board. The number of poster presentations an individual may submit is unlimited, and is not restricted by the one talk per person policy.

Note: The extended deadline is for poster submissions only. Minisymposium proposals and lecture submissions are NOT being considered.

Those interested in submitting a poster must submit the following information by Monday, March 5, via SIAM’s online submission site (
- Presenting author information (name, affiliation, e-mail address)
- Co-author(s) information (name, affiliation, e-mail address)
- Poster title
- Poster abstract (75 words or less)

A Facebook link to RSVP to the conference, connect with other attendees and find roommates will be posted here in March 2012.

If you are tweeting about the conference, please use the designated hashtag to enable other attendees to keep up with the Twitter conversation and to allow better archiving of our conference discussions.  The hashtag for this meeting is #SIAMNW12.

Organizing Committee

Organizing Committee Co-chairs
Gino Biondini, State University of New York at Buffalo, USA
Bernard Deconinck, University of Washington, USA

Organizing Committee
Margaret Beck, Heriot-Watt University, United Kingdom, and Boston University, USA
David Cai, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China and Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University, US
Ricardo Carretero, San Diego State University, USA
Predrag Cvitanović, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
Aric Hagberg, Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA
Diane Henderson, The Pennsylvania State University, USA
Keith Promislow, Michigan State University, USA
David Young, The Boeing Company, USA

Local Organizers
Bernard Deconinck, University of Washington, USA
J. Nathan Kutz, University of Washington, USA
Eli Shlizerman, University of Washington, USA


Theoretical aspects of applied mathematical research on nonlinear waves and coherent structures are relevant to subjects as diverse as general relativity, high-energy particle and plasma physics, fluid and solid mechanics, nonlinear electrical circuits, Bose-Einstein condensation, nonlinear optics, random media, atmosphere and ocean dynamics, chemical reactions, and biology. Remarkable agreement between theory and experiments can be claimed in many of these fields.

The goals of NW12 are to provide a forum for the development of mathematical methods and tools, to foster cross-fertilization among different fields of application, and most crucially to enable communication between the mathematicians who build the theory and the scientists who use it. The conference program will consist of presentations on subjects ranging from basic mathematical research to concrete applications.

The conference will also be the venue for the inaugural Martin Kruskal Lecture.

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

November 14, 2011:  Minisymposium proposals
December 12, 2011:  Abstracts for contributed and minisymposium speakers

November 28, 2011: SIAM Student Travel Award and Post-doc/Early Career Travel Award Applications

May 16, 2012 Disconnect time is 4:00 PM EDT

May 16, 2012

May 22, 2012

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