Special Session

An embedded event on  July 14

Workshop on
Maths-for-industry Activities in China and Other Asia-Pacific Regions: a Review and Future Perspectives

Organizing Committee

Yachun Li (Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China)

Liqiang Lu (Fudan University, China)

John Ockendon (University of Oxford, UK)

Yichao Zhu (Dalian University of Technology, China)

Advisory Committee 

Gui-Qiang G. Chen (University of Oxford, UK)

Jin Cheng (Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, China)

Huaxiong Huang (York University, Canada)

Song Jiang (Institute of Applied Physics and Computational Mathematics, China)

Tatsien Li (Fudan University, China)

Shige Peng (Shandong University, China)

Jonathan Wylie (City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SARS, China)

Compared to the scientific minisymposium on "Free-boundary problems in industry", this special session of the conference is planned from the more strategic viewpoint of mathematics in industry.  Experience has shown that this activity often leads to the study of free-boundary problems and, indeed, it stimulated the first conference on free-boundary problems in 1974. 
The workshop will consist of a number of oral presentations where successful cases of maths-for-industry collaborations and specialised industrial maths workshops will be reviewed. In particular, there will be an oral presentation on the development of the service of Chinese industrial maths study groups, as a memorial to Professor Yong-Ji Tan who passed away in 2015. With the help of the Mathematical Department in Fudan University, Professor Tan founded these Study Groups in 1999. There will also be a panel-audience discussion session, the outcome of which is expected to lead to plans for further promoting maths-for-industry activities in China and in the Asia-Pacific region. The workshop welcomes delegates who have been engaged in or plan to get involved in maths-for-industry activities in all areas. The workshop will be conducted bilingually (English and Chinese), whenever necessary.

Tentative schedule

Morning Session


Presentation Session 1 - Review   of industrial mathematical activities in China

Speakers: Ta-tsien Li (Fudan) and   John Ockendon (Oxford)


Tea break


Presentation Session 2 - Supply and demand on   industrial mathematics in China

Speakers: Shige Peng (Shandong   Univ.) and Hua-Xiong Huang (York Univ.)


Panel Discussion Session 1 - How to stimulate   mathematicians to participate in industrial-maths activities in China?


Lunch   Break

Afternoon   Session


Panel Discussion Session 2 - How   to maintain an effective link between the mathematical community in China and   industry


Tea break


Concluding Discussion – Vision on   the perspectives of industrial mathematics in China

Evening   Session
Drink reception hosted by Mr. Tony Clemson, the Acting Consul General, British Consulate General Shanghai (Invitation only).