|industrial collaborators:||Through workshops and dissemination|
|academic collaborators:||University of Florence, Ventspils University, Fraunhofer-ITWM, TU/e Eindhoven|
Capstone workshop report
The full report of the NETIAM Capstone workshop may be downloaded in pdf format by using the link at the bottom of this page. The executive summary of the report is given below.
Through a series of five workshops at different venues across Europe, the European FRAMEWORK 6 project NETIAM (New and Emerging Themes in Industrial and Applied Mathematics), has investigated the use of mathematics in the formulation of unexplored multidisciplinary challenges, increased awareness of this role across academic disciplines and end-users, and identified strengthening mechanisms for multidisciplinary collaboration.
In the Capstone Workshop of the series, held in Oxford on 14-15 March 2005, the NETIAM project summarised and further examined the opportunities for multidisciplinary research identified by the preceding four thematic workshops. The workshop was attended by 20 researchers from 6 countries including mathematicians and physical, economic and social scientists.
Presentations were made by the local organisers of the preceding thematic workshops to summarise their findings in
- Mathematical modelling of criminality in the urban environment
- New multidisciplinary challenges in modelling the business environment
- Challenges in visualisation, simulation and design for virtual porous materials
- Complexity in modelling proteins and interfaces at the molecular level.
Three underpinning themes of importance to all these diverse areas emerged
- Modelling phenomena over disparate time and length scales
- Dynamic network modelling
- Visualisation and computational geometry.
Eleven application areas, covering one or more of the themes, are proposed as a result of these workshops. The corresponding mathematical methodologies and other disciplines required have been highlighted for each application and multidisciplinary European consortia with the skills to undertake work in each area have been identified. Taking each application area in turn, the structure of the relevant science base has been analysed and where possible opportunities have been sought for influencing science policy to facilitate progress.
As a direct result of the activities of the NETIAM project, new multidisciplinary consortia have been formed, with mathematics playing a central role, and new proposals have been submitted to the NEST programme to support research in the underpinning themes.
|New and emerging themes in industrial and applied mathematics|
|Abstract for the NETIAM project|
|NETIAM Fact Sheet|
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