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
Department of Mathematics at the University of
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
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.
is in view of the above that the Department of Mathematics at the
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).
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