A report on 11th Biennial conference of Indian Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ISIAM) as an event of the National Mathematics year 2012 to commemorate 125th Birth Year of Srinivasa Ramanujan during 15-16, December hosted by Gautam Buddha university (GBU), Gautam Buddha Nagar (Greater Noida)-201308, India
11th Biennial conference of Indian Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ISIAM) was held during 15-16, December at GBU as an event of the National Mathematics Year 2012 to commemorate 125th Birth year of the Mathematics Wizard Srinivasa Ramanujan. The conference was attended by more than 200 persons belonging to different specializations of Mathematics, Engineering, Physics, Computer Science, Information Technology and Management studies coming from various states of India and countries like USA, Germany, France, Italy, Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Oman. The conference was really interdisciplinary in nature, where applications of Mathematical concepts to emerging technologies were focused.
The conference was inaugurated by Prof. Krishan Lal President of the Indian National Science Academy (INSA) and eminent academicians such as Prof. H.P. Dikshit (Chairman EPCO. Institute of Environmental Studies, Govt. of Madhya Pradesh and former Vice-Chancellorships of IGNOU), Prof. U.B. Desai, Director IIT Hyderabad (a renowned expert of information Technology & Tele Communication), Prof. N.K. Gupta, IIT Delhi (a renowned expert of Impact Problems and former Vice-President of INSA and Current President ISIAMs ), Prof.Moinuddin, Pro. Vice-Chancellor Delhi Technical University (Former Director NIT, Jalandhar), Prof. Aparajita Ojha, Director IIIT Jabalpur, Prof. Rajat Gupta, Director NIT, Srinagar, Prof. M. Brokate, former Dean School of Mathematical Sciences, Technical University Munich, Germany, Prof. R. Lozi, CNRS & Nice University France et al participated and delivered lectures.
On this occasion, Prof. U.B. Desai was conferred Dr Zakir Husain Award 2011/2012 for his valuable contribution in the emerging areas like Cyber Physical Systems, Cognitive Radio, Wireless Communication, Wireless Sensor Networks, Additive Signal and Image Processing. He has extensively used mathematical concepts such as wavelets and mutiresolution Analysis, Artificial neural network and Fractals in his research work.
In the inaugural address Prof. Krishan Lal highlighted the importance of mathematics for Industrial and Technological development of any nation. He expressed the serious concerned of the scientists, engineers and all well wisher of our nation on dwindling standard of mathematics and especially applications of mathematics. He emphasized that the need of the hour is to attract talented young researchers towards applications of mathematics in emerging areas of science and technology. All 15 invited speakers on this occasion echoed the same sentiments.
During the inaugural function Prof. P. Manchanda, convener scientific committee read the messages of the Hon’ble President of India, Hon’ble Union Minister of Communication and Information Technology, Minister of External Affairs, Minister of Water resources, Governors of Bengal, Jammu and Kashmir and Uttrakhand besides Hon’ble Jitin Prasad, Minister of State for Human Resource Development and 10 other dignitaries including Prof. Barbara Lee Keyfitz, President International Council of Industrial and Applied Mathematics (www.iciam.org)
The Proceedings of the conference comprised 4 invited talk sessions, 6 contributed talk sessions, one panel discussion session and a session on 125th Birthday celebration of Ramanujan. Prof. Dinesh Singh, Vice-Chancellor Delhi University was the chief guest of this function, Prof. K. Srinivasa Rao, Director Srinivasa Ramanujan Academy of Maths talent, Chennai (first DST- Ramanujan Professor) was the principal speaker on the life and work of Ramanujan. He delivered an interesting talk and presented a CD-ROM to the chairman organizing committee.
The chief guest, Prof. Dinesh Singh delivered a remarkable address dealing with the special features of the character and research contribution of mathematics wizard Ramanujan.
Besides 15 invited talks by eminent experts of different themes such as soft computing, Image Processing, Cyber Physical systems, Optimal Control Problem for Rate-Independent Variational Inequality, Nonlinear Stochastic Modeling, Scientific Computing, Inverse Problems, Microlocal Analysis, generalized Random Transforms in Ultrasound Tomography, The Impulse Control Quasi-Variation Inequality, optimization of Portfolio and Consumption, Mathematics of Nano-Technology, Data Mining, Methods and Models of Natural Calamities, Optimization Models and solution Methods, Predictability by Wavelet and Fractal Methods and Shearlets in Image Processing; a Panel Discussion on Role of Mathematics in Emerging areas of Science Technology was organized. In the Panel Discussion several mathematical concepts applications of which have fetched Nobel Prize of Medicines & Physiology, Economics, Physics etc were introduced.
Out of 108 research papers submitted by young researchers for presentation, we could accommodate only 50 papers due to shortage of time. The organizers appreciate the enthusiasm of young researchers and wish them all success. Some of the papers presented during the conference by young Indian researchers were highly appreciated by foreign invited speakers.
Application of Mathematical Models, Methods and Algorithms to Nano-Technology was discussed in great detail by Prof. Mushahid Husain. As we know, during the contemporary time mathematics is visualized as the mother of all technologies . The main message of the conference is that mathematics has great potential to analyze and understand the challenging problems of Nano-technology, Biotechnology, Medical Science, Oil Industry and Financial Technology. It has been emphasized throughout the conference that young researchers of the country should embark on those areas of mathematics which have been found significant applications in these fields.
A- Speakers of the Inaugural Function
B- University Administrators who participated in the conference
C- Invited Speakers
D- Chairman of Sessions
E- Registered Participants and Contributory talk Speakers
F- Members of Various Committees who actively participated in the Conference
G- List of Volunteers (All from GBU)
Prof. A.H. Siddiqi
Chairman Organizing Committee