6th IMA Conference on Mathematics in Defence and Security - Mathematics Adapting to a Changing World

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Imperial College 
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Pam Bye 


Science and technology play an increasingly important role in supporting the defence and security industries. Mathematics is fundamental to these two disciplines, providing a framework for understanding and solving the varied and complex problems faced, and to model systems and scenarios. These models are then used to estimate system performance, find weaknesses in real systems, and suggest improvements. This conference brings together a wide variety of mathematical methods with defence and security applications. The programme will include keynote speakers, presentations and poster sessions, as well as refreshment breaks for informal discussions. It is aimed towards mathematicians, scientists and engineers from both industry and academia, in addition to government and military personnel who have an interest in how mathematics can be applied to defence and security problems. This will be the sixth Mathematics in Defence and Security, conference albeit the first with ‘Security’ explicitly mentioned in the title; the previous conferences each attracted over 100 delegates from a wide range of organisations including Dstl, QinetiQ, AWE, BAE Systems, Thales, Rolls Royce, the IMA, the MoD, academia and international parties. Keynote and Invited Speakers: Keynote and Invited Speakers will be announced closer to the date of the conference. If you have any queries, please contact the Conference Department. Call for Papers - Closed The Call for Papers for this Conference is closed. This is an open conference and all papers and presentations will be unclassified. The proceedings will be made available to delegates on USB and for download from the conference webpage.

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Early Bird Conference Fees:

Non IMA Member - £185

IMA Member - £135

IMA Student - £85

Non-Member Student - £95

Please note: conference fees will increase by £20 on 28 February 2021.

Organising Committee Edward Rochead (Dstl) Chair Kevin Wagstaff (Dstl) Richard Hoyes (Dstl) Alexandra Tzella (University of Birmingham)


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