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The Third Biennial Engineering
The 3rd Engineering Mathematics and Applications Conference was held from
13th to 16th
July 1998 at The University of Adelaide, South Australia. (The First and
meetings were held in Melbourne and Sydney in 1994 and 1996 respectively.)
The main theme of this conference was engineering mathematics which included
research, education and industry linkage.
There were approximately 150 delegates (including mathematicians, engineers,
academics and research students) from both Australia and overseas.
The invited speakers presented one of the best
plenary lectures that I have witnessed. These were:
- Hugh Bradlow (Telstra Research Laboratories, Australia) -
- Caryl Cresswell (University of Adelaide, Australia) -
Reflections on Mathematics and Engineering Education: Past, Present
- Graham F. Carey (The University of Texas at Austin, USA) -
The Finite Element Method: Its Application in Engineering Mathematics
- Trevor Hearn (Flinders University, Australia) -
Stress, Strain and Surgery: From Cauchy to the New Millennium in
- Mei Kobayashi (University of Tokyo & IBM Tokyo Research Laboratory,
Japan) - Wavelet-Based Time-Frequency Analysis: Applications in
- Lars Larsson (Chalmers University of Technology & FLOWTECH
AB, Sweden) - Michell's Theory - The Starting Point of Computational
- John G. McWhirter (Defence Evaluation and Research Agency, UK) -
Mathematics in Signal Processing
- Winfred M. Phillips (University of Florida, USA) - Engineering
Opportunity in the Information Age and the Influence on Engineering
- V. Ramaswami (AT & T Bell Laboratories) - Being a
- Jack Schwartz (New York University, USA) - Multimedia in
Science and Mathematics
- Heinz Zemanek (Technical University Vienna, Austria) -
Mathematics and Informatics
It was agreed by all that the conference ran smoothly and the delegates had
a good time. All the credit must go to the organising committee for the
of this meeting. There were many lively sessions of contributed papers,
held in 3 concurrent sessions. Most areas of engineering, mathematics
and mathematical modelling were well represented. Personally, I found the
sessions on applied continuum and fluid mechanics particularly
interesting. I encourage anyone who wants to know more about this conference
to read the conference proceedings which provides a four-page
summary of each
paper that was presented at this meeting. I believe that this proceedings
is an invaluable collection of edited papers on engineering mathematics.
This was the first time that I have attended this meeting,
I am eagerly looking forward to the next conference which will be held
in the year 2000 at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology,
- Proceedings of the 3rd Biennial Engineering Mathematics and
Applications Conference (EMAC '98).
The Institution of Engineers, Australia
ISBN 185825 686 X.
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