Les mathématiciens d'Afrique centrale vont se retrouver à Buea au Cameroun en Mai 2009


First International Conference on the Mathematical Sciences

University of Buea,  Cameroon

May  12 – 16,  2009



The Department of Mathematics at the University of Buea, Cameroon, is organizing its first International Conference on Mathematical Sciences, in May 2009 (in conjunction with workshop on Mathematical Biology).



International Advisory Committee (IAC)


- Dan Burns,  University of Michigan, USA

- Sergey Foss, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburg , Scotland  

- Max Gunzburger, Florida State University, USA

- Samuel Jator, Austin Peay State University, USA

- Philip Maini, University of Oxford, UK

- Gaston N'guerekata , Morgan State University, USA

- Serge Nicaise , University of Nantes, U.A. C.N.R.S., France

- James Turner, Jr., Virginia Tech, USA

- Anders Wandahl,  e-Math for Africa, Sweden

- Ralf Wunderlich, Zwickau University of Applied Sciences, Germany

- Abdul-Aziz Yakubu , Howard University, USA



Organzing Committee


Nkem Khumbah (University of Michigan),  Co-Chair 

Francis Mbuntum (University of Buea),  Co-Chair

Boniface Nkemzi (University of Buea)                     

MirandaTeboh-Ewungkem (Lafayette College)      

Gideon Ngwa (University of Buea)

Mama Foupouagnigni (University of Yaounde I )

Gikiri Thuo (Florida A & M University)


Conference contact:   org@bueaconference.




Until not long ago, mathematics was commonly regarded by the general public as a reclusive activity, pursued relentlessly and obsessively by a small number of individuals within the cloisters of universities. Mathematicians seemed to be detached from and unperturbed by the “lively” activities of their counterparts in other disciplines. 

In recent years, the emergence of knowledge-based economies has been accompanied by the ascendancy of mathematics as a fundamental part of general learning. The world is witnessing an increasing mathematization of science and engineering, with impacts on an ever broadening spectrum of research, beyond the physical and information sciences, including the bio-, geo- and environmental sciences, as well as the social, behavioral, and economic sciences. Fundamental research in the mathematical sciences has emerged as the fountain head for all these disciplines, as it underpins and enable advances, both in theory and applications, in these fields.

Without mathematical training, no country is able to harness the full power of scientific research and technological tools to solve the daunting catalogue of internal and trans-border health, energy, development and quality-of-life challenges confronting our globalized society. Such growing recognition has resulted in efforts towards an African Mathematical Institutes Network (AMI-Net ) as part of NEPAD's  prioritising of science, technology and innovation for African development. 

It is in view of the above that the Department of Mathematics at the University of Buea, Cameroon, is organizing its first International Conference on Mathematical Sciences, in May 2009. It aims at bringing together academicians and professionals with cross-disciplinary interests related to Mathematical Sciences, to demonstrate the vital role that mathematics plays in society, and to bridge as well as nurture understanding and collaboration between global and Cameroon regional mathematical scientists and practitioners.

The conference will include invited lectures, contributed talks and panel discussions, with presentations ranging from the latest technical breakthroughs to general survey/framework type. The last two days days will focus on a workshop on Mathematical Biology. We intend to publish proceedings of papers presented at the conference in a special volume of the "Journal of  Cameroon Academy of Science", JCAS.

The focus of Buea 2009 will not be limited only to enriching lectures and focused tutorials and discussions on open poeblems in Mathematical Biology. We consider it equally important to create a pleasant environment in which participants can discuss diverse topics of their professional interest, make new friends and reconnect with old ones. We are confident that the conference will provide its participants valued professional and cultural experience.

We cordially invite academicians, researchers, scientists and parties whose ineterests intersect the mathematical sciences to join this event on the serene campus of the University of Buea, at the foot of Mount Fako, the second tallest peak in Africa (after Mount Kilimanjaro).


Gaston M. Nguerekata, Conference à la Sorbonne, Paris


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