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-===== News and Stories on Inverse Problems and Data Assimilation,​ Remote Sensing and Imaging ​=====+===== News Archive 2015 (Jan-Dec 2015) =====
  
 A chronological list of workshops and conferences can be found at [[events]]! A chronological list of workshops and conferences can be found at [[events]]!
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 We look forward to seeing you in East Lansing ​ We look forward to seeing you in East Lansing ​
-==== Waves 2015 Submission Open ==== 
- 
-Oct 27, 2014.  
-Submission for minisymposium proposals and contributed papers is now open for the 
- 
-  12th International Conference on Mathematical and Numerical Aspects ​ 
-  of Waves Propagation (Waves 2015, http://​waves2015.math.kit.edu) 
- 
-that will be held at KIT <​http://​www.kit.edu>,​ Karlsruhe, Germany from July 20th-24th, 2015. 
- 
-Submission deadline for contributed papers is *February* *1st, 2015* (acceptance notification by *March 27th, 2015*). Detailed guidelines for writing papers can be found on 
-http://​waves2015.math.kit.edu/​abstracts.html 
- 
-Submission deadline for minisymposium proposals is **December* *15th, 2014**. 
- 
-The themes for this meeting include, but are not restricted to:  
-Forward and Inverse Scattering, Fast Computational Techniques, Numerical Analysis, Approximate Boundary Conditions, Domain Decomposition,​ Analytical & Semi-analytical Methods, Nonlinear Wave Phenomena, Water Waves and Coastal Modeling, Guided Waves and Random Media, Medical and Seismic Imaging. 
- 
-List of confirmed invited speakers: 
- 
-   Lehel Banjai (Heriot-Watt University Edinburgh, UK) 
-   Kurt Busch (Humboldt Universität Berlin, Germany) 
-   ​Leszek F. Demkowicz (University of Texas at Austin, USA) 
-   Sonia Fliss (ENSTA ParisTech, France) 
-   Mark Groves (Universität des Saarlands, Germany) 
-   ​Thorsten Hohage (Universität Göttingen, Germany) 
-   Peter Kuchment (Texas A&M University , USA) 
-   ​Andrew Norris (Rutgers University, USA) 
-   ​Michael Weinstein (Columbia University, USA) 
- 
-For more information please check our website 
-http://​waves2015.math.kit.edu, ​ 
-which will be updated as additional information becomes available. 
- 
-On behalf of the local organizing committee, 
- 
-Tilo Arens 
- 
-  Karlsruher Institut fuer Technologie (KIT)  
-  Institut für Algebra und Geometrie / Rechnerabteilung der Fakultät für Mathematik ​ 
-  PD Dr Tilo Arens Akad. Mitarbeiter ​ 
-  Leiter der Rechnerabteilung ​ 
-  Tel. +49 721 608 43229  
-  Email: tilo.arens@kit.edu oder arens@numathics.com 
- 
- 
-==== Conference on Magnetism and Its Applications ==== 
- 
-Oct 6, 2014.  
-The 2015 Conference on Magnetism and Its Applications (MIA2015) will be held from January 31 to February 2, 2015 in Shanghai, China. This Conference will cover issues on Magnetism and Its Applications. It dedicates to creating a stage for exchanging the latest research results and sharing the advanced research methods. 
-Related Topics (not limited to) 
-  • Spin electronics & applications (non-recording) 
-  • Magnetic recording 
-  • Life sciences & applications 
-  • Sensors, MEMS, RF materials & devices 
-  • Motors, generators, transformers & power devices 
-  • Magnetic thin films & nanostructures 
-  • Functional magnetic materials & non-recording applications 
-  • Soft magnetic materials 
-  • Modeling & computational magnetism 
-  • Microscopy, imaging & characterization 
-Publication and Presentation 
-You are welcome to submit your unpublished papers to our conference through paper submission system. All accepted papers will be published by "​Journal of Applied Mathematics and Physics"​ (ISBN: 2327-4352), a peer-reviewed open access journal that can ensure the widest dissemination of your published work. 
-Conference Speakers 
-  • Prof. Lior Klein, Bar-Ilan University 
-  • Jiabao Yi, The University of New South Wales, Kensington 
-  • Muktish Acharyya, Presidency University 
-Important Dates 
-Conference: Jan. 31-Feb. 2, 2015 
-Submission Due: Oct. 15, 2014 
-Acceptance notification:​ Nov. 24, 2014 
- 
-See [[http://​www.scirp.org/​conf/​mia/​2015feb/?​utm_campaign=mia&​utm_source=e_cp&​utm_medium=conf_ws2_mia2_20140930_cfp|Conference website]] 
- 
-==== Waves 2015 ==== 
- 
-Sept 28, 2014.  
-Submission open for minisymposium proposals and contributed papers: 
- 
-12th International Conference on Mathematical and Numerical 
-Aspects of Waves Propagation,​ WAVES 2015 
-http://​waves2015.math.kit.edu 
-KIT , Karlsruhe, Germany from July 20th-24th, 2015 
- 
-Submission deadline for contributed papers is February 1, 
-2015 (acceptance notification by March 27th, 2015). 
-Submission deadline for minisymposium proposals is December 15, 2014. 
-Detailed guidelines for writing papers can be found on 
-http://​waves2015.math.kit.edu/​abstracts.html 
- 
-Themes include: ​ 
-  * Forward and **Inverse Scattering**,​ Fast Computational 
-  * Techniques, Numerical Analysis, Approximate Boundary Conditions, 
-  * Domain Decomposition,​ Analytical & Semi-analytical Methods, Nonlinear 
-  * Wave Phenomena, Water Waves and Coastal Modeling, Guided Waves and 
-  * Random Media, Medical and Seismic Imaging. 
- 
-List of confirmed invited speakers: 
-  Lehel Banjai (Heriot-Watt University Edinburgh, UK) 
-  Kurt Busch (Humboldt Universität Berlin, Germany) 
-  Leszek F. Demkowicz (University of Texas at Austin, USA) 
-  Sonja Fliss (ENSTA ParisTech, France) 
-  Mark Groves (Universität des Saarlands, Germany) 
-  Thorsten Hohage (Universität Göttingen,​ Germany) 
-  Peter Kuchment (Texas A&M University , USA) 
-  Andrew Norris (Rutgers University, USA) 
-  Michael Weinstein (Columbia University, USA) 
- 
- 
- 
-==== 28th Inverse Problems Symposium 2015 ==== 
- 
-Sept 28, 2014. Dear Author, 
-You are invited to submit an abstract for the  28th Inverse Problems Symposium 2015.  More information on abstract submission will come soon. 
-Website: ​ http://​www.inverseproblems2015.org/​ 
-Conference will be held May 31-June 2, 2015, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI. 
-Timetable: 
-·         ​Abstract submission deadline: ​ January 15, 2015 
-·         ​Registration opens: ​ January 15, 2015 
-·         ​Abstract acceptance notification: ​ February 15, 2015 
-·         Early registration closes: ​ May 1, 2015 
-Contact: ​ 
-Kirk Dolan, ​ Conference Chair 
-Keith Woodbury, Conference Co-Chair 
-James Beck, Conference Honorary Chair 
-  
-We look forward to seeing you in East Lansing. 
-Copyright © 2014 InverseProblems.org,​ All rights reserved. 
-Your name is added from thermal and inverse problems researchers 
- 
-Our mailing address is: 
-InverseProblems.org 
-401 Seventh Avenue 
-Tuscaloosa, Al 35487 
- 
-==== Copper Mountain Multigrid Methods, USA, Mar 2015 ==== 
- 
-Sept 25, 2014.  
-The Seventeenth Copper Mountain Conference on Multigrid Methods 
-March 22-27, 2015 
-Copper Mountain, Colorado, USA 
- 
-CONFERENCE DEADLINES: 
-  Student Competition Papers: January 2, 2015 
-  Author Abstracts: January 12, 2015 
-  Early Registration:​ March 2, 2015 
-  Guaranteed Lodging: February 21, 2015 
- 
-HIGHLIGHTED TOPICS: **Uncertainty Quantification**;​ Optimization and 
-**Inverse Problems**; Data Mining, Large Graphs, and Markov Chains; 
-Nonsymmetric and Indefinite Problems; Krylov Accelerators;​ Hybrid 
-Direct-Iterative Linear Solvers; Parallel Multigrid on Multicore 
-Systems and Heterogeneous Architectures;​ Time Parallel Methods; 
-Iterative Methods in Applications (e.g., Electromagnetics,​ Energy, 
-Environmental,​ MHD, Neutronics, Transport/​Reaction) 
- 
-  - Student Paper Competition. ​ Travel and lodging assistance will be warded to students and new PhDs judged to have submitted the best research papers. 
-  - Workshops - Informal Topical Discussions 
-  - Preliminary Proceedings 
- 
-For more information,​ please access our website at 
-http://​grandmaster.colorado.edu/​~copper/​2015/​ 
-or contact the conference coordinator:​ 
-  Annette Anthony 
-  Front Range Scientific Computations 
-  annettefanthony@gmail.com 
-  (480) 332-2026 
- 
-==== International Conference on Inverse Problems and Optimal Control ==== 
- 
-Sept 24, 2015.  
-International Conference on Inverse Problems and Optimal Control 
-The Chinese University of Hong Kong 
-December 4-6, 2014 
- 
-Inverse Problems has become a very active, interdisciplinary and 
-well-established research area over the past two decades, the same as 
-Optimal Control. Both areas are closely related to each other and have 
-found wide applications in engineering,​ industry, medicine, as well as 
-life and earth sciences. 
- 
-This international conference aims to provide a forum for researchers 
-from the world to present and exchange their latest research 
-achievements on Inverse Problems and Optimal Control, as well as their 
-applications. It also aims to promote collaborative research on 
-Inverse Problems and Optimal Control between China and the rest of the 
-world. This conference will encourage international collaboration and 
-interactive activities on Inverse Problems and Optimal Control and 
-provide an opportunity for young researchers to learn the current 
-state of the art in the fields and present their recent research 
-results as well. 
- 
-In addition to the invited talks, contributed talks are 
-welcome. Moreover, some financial supports are available for young 
-researchers and graduate students. 
- 
-See website for more details: 
-http://​www.math.cuhk.edu.hk/​conference/​ipoc2014/​ 
- 
-==== Keep an Eye on Big Data ==== 
- 
-Sept 16, 2014. Dear Colleague, "Big Data" is a very trendy topic in some parts of science and  
-engineering. Data Assimilation is related to big data, though there are different communities and 
-a broad range of ideas about what "big data" is.  
- 
-Here, have a look at a whole range of conferences related to computing and big data. They are 
-not "​inverse problems"​ or "data assimilation"​ directly, but of course with our task to process millions 
-of measurements within minutes for global numerical weather prediction or for brain data assimilation 
-we have tasks which share some of the challenges of "big data"​. ​ 
- 
-[[call_computing_big_data_2014_09_16|Joint Call for Papers - Conferences ​ - Journal special Issues]] 
-==== 10th Adjoint Workshop June 2015 ====  
- 
-Sept 15, 2014.  
-Re. 10th adjoint workshop: Call for suggestions 
- 
-88 people have indicated their intentions to come to the Workshop on 
-Meteorological Sensitivity Analysis and Data Assimilation,​ 1-5 June 
-2015. Ten students and postdocs have requested funding so far.  The 
-format will be similar, but not necessarily identical, to the previous 
-Adjoint Workshops, with ample time reserved for questioning and 
-discussion, with both short and long (tutorial-like) talks as well as 
-a more informal evening talk. We will broadcast a call for abstracts in 
-December with submissions due in February. At this time, however, we 
-are asking for recommendations on several more general issues: 
- 
-1. Previously, we have begun sessions with longer talks intended to 
-present background or fundamentals that could then be skipped in later 
-presentations. Past ones have introduced the subjects of adjoint 
-development (e.g., for moist physics), general sensitivity analysis, 
-singular vector applications,​ 4DVAR, statistical considerations in 
-data assimilation,​ ensemble methods, ocean applications,​ etc.  If you 
-have heard a good presentation on these or other topics that would be 
-of interest, either adding some new ideas or clarifying old ones by 
-someone or yourself, please recommend the topic and person. ​ Or, if 
-you would like to hear a long talk presenting some specific topic but 
-have no recommendations for a presenter, please let me know. This 
-is your chance to help shape the workshop. 
- 
-2. We have always included an informal evening talk.  This 
-has generally been less technical (and thus more suited to an 
-evening session than other talks) and often speculative,​ 
-introducing personal thoughts by some respected expert and often 
-generating discussion of a ranges of issues. ​ If there is a topic 
-and or speaker that you would like to recommend, please do so. 
- 
-3. Sometimes attendees have requested that a short session be devoted 
-to debate of some issue. In fact, prior to most past workshops, 
-attendees have been asked in announcements like this to suggest 
-suitable topics for debate. So far, however, nothing has been 
-suggested, or at least nothing suitable. For a "​debate"​ we would need 
-a topic sufficiently mature that well considered statements can be 
-made initially at least, with at least two fairly distinct "​sides,"​ 
-along with a set of individuals or groups willing to both present them 
-and respond to criticisms. ​ If there is a topic that you think would 
-be appropriate please let me know along with suggestions of 
-debaters. Our purpose would not be to determine winners and losers, 
-but to teach us, the community, what the real points of agreement and 
-disagreement are and how the latter perhaps could be resolved by 
-suitable experiments. 
- 
-4. The day before the previous workshops, we had 2 tutorials offered: 
-one on general adjoint sensitivity analysis, and one on general data 
-assimilation and 4DVAR. ​ These were about 4 hours total, and were 
-intended to introduce some basics to novices at the workshop so that 
-the rest of the presentations made more sense to them.  If you may be 
-interested in attending one of these, let me know.  Students receiving 
-workshop funds who did not attend the previous workshop are expected 
-to attend. These would be offered the Sunday morning and afternoon 
-prior to the start of the workshop. If you think a change in tutorial 
-topics is in order, let me know what you would like covered instead. 
- 
-PLEASE consider these requests for input seriously. All suggestions 
-will be carefully considered. They help to make this workshop your 
-workshop. 
- 
-For the organizing committee, 
-Ron Errico 
-  
-  Dr. Ronald M. Errico ​                      ​phone:​ 301-614-6402 
-  Global Modeling and Assimilation Office ​   fax:   ​301-614-6246 
-  Code 610.1, Goddard Space Flight Center ​   ronald.m.errico@nasa.gov 
-  Greenbelt MD 20771                         ​Building 33 Room C218  
-==== COSMO General Meeting, Eretria, Greece ==== 
- 
-Sept 7, 2014.  
-High-Resolution Numerical Weather Prediction needs to use a broad range of classical as well as 
-high-resolution data to determine initial states of the atmosphere. Here, **data assimilation** is an important 
-part of the system development,​ including methodological questions as well as inverse problems related 
-to several of the observation systems. ​ 
- 
-The 2014 COSMO General Meeting will be organized and hosted by the Hellenic National Meteorological Service. It will take place in Greece, at the town of Eretria, from September 8th to 11th. The SMC meeting is scheduled for Thursday afternoon (11/9) and Friday morning (12/9). 
- 
-[[http://​www.cosmo-model.org/​content/​consortium/​generalMeetings/​general2014/​_etc/​announcement/​default.htm|Announcement]] 
-[[http://​www.cosmo-model.org/​content/​consortium/​generalMeetings/​general2014/​| Agenda]] 
-==== The International Conference on Aerospace Electronics and Remote Sensing Technology 2014 ==== 
- 
-Sept 7, 2014.  
-CFP ICARES 2014 (The International Conference on Aerospace Electronics and Remote Sensing Technology 2014, Yogyakarta, 13-14 November 2014). Full Papers Submission Final Deadline : 15 September 2014  
- 
-   ​Sheraton Mustika Resort & Spa, 
-   ​Yogyakarta,​ 13-14 November 2014 
-   IEEE Conference No. 34149 
-  
-Theme of : Advancing The Sensor Communicating and Processing Technology. 
-  
-South East Asia are among the fastest growing area in the economic terms. However, in fully contrast to this fact, its ecological and environmental condition are achieving an alerted state of decline. Volcano eruptions are day-to-day events, almost all of its lands and seas are severely polluted. 
-  
-At the same time disaster sensors are to be installed leading to the pooling of relevant data to be collected and analyzed. These sensors shall be installed in a good distributed manner ranging from a locally fixed stations to the mobile type of sensor. MRV was reported based on GEOSAR at X-band as well as at P-band. The initiative called INCAS which resulted the = portrait of the land area change versus carbon stock change, in all Indonesian territory, was reported. This leads to conclusion that more SAR techniques are gaining more and more acceptance in the future, in this area and in the Asia Pacific regions. 
-  
-In any case, the challenges for efficient sensors both Optical (Images) and mostly Radar approaches are enormous. 
-  
-On the other hand, the needs of flying sensors will equally prevail for monitoring the environment at precision. The autonomous flight control on board the UAV, smaller and cost effective satellite such as nano or micro satellites, its versatile launching vehicles and ground segment counterparts will no doubt be the unavoidable requisites . 
-  
-This ICARES 2014 will be a platform for disseminating timely information both in the sensor technology, smaller satellites and launch vehicles as well as in the processing of information. The event shall become a unique opportunity for the AES, GRS and other IEEE Chapters to exchange views and disseminating new trends and advances in the respected fields. 
-  
- 
-The papers to be published in the International and related communities are therefore hereby solicited in the following but not limited to : 
-  
-  * Adaptive control 
-  * Advanced modulation theory 
-  * Aeronautical engineering 
-  * Aeropace & electronic systems 
-  * Aircraft Navigation 
-  * Antennas 
-  * Astronomical Image Processing 
-  * Atmospheric Measurement 
-  * Attitude maneuver control 
-  * Autonomous flight control 
-  * Ballistic tracking 
-  * Bistatic SAR processing 
-  * Communications techniques 
-  * Control design 
-  * Convex parameterization 
-  * Detection in non-gaussian distribution environment 
-  * Doppler signature classifications 
-  * Earth terminal systems 
-  * Estimation & detection theory 
-  * Estimation for guidance, navigation & control of an aerial vehicle 
-  * Finite elements 
-  * Geophysical Image Processing 
-  * Geoscience & remote sensing 
-  * GPS multipath 
-  * Ground Support System 
-  * Image analysis 
-  * Image Recognition 
-  * Interactivity via satellite 
-  * Interference cancellation 
-  * Interference Suppression 
-  * Intersatellite links 
-  * Intrapulse radar 
-  * Ionospheric Techniques 
-  * Meteorological Radar 
-  * MIMO radar moving target detection 
-  * MTI radar 
-  * Multi-spacecraft imaging systems 
-  * Nano & Micro satellites designs 
-  * Nanosatellites networking 
-  * Navigation services 
-  * NLOS communications 
-  * Nonlinear approach to tracking problem 
-  * Novel satellite-enabled services 
-  * Object Detection 
-  * Optimal control problems 
-  * Radar Detection & imaging 
-  * Radar Signal Processing 
-  * Rocket 
-  * SAR imaging 
-  * Satellite architecture 
-  * Satellite Ground Stations 
-  * Satellite Navigation 
-  * Satellite payload 
-  * Satellite subsystems & components 
-  * Sensing & sensor technologies 
-  * Sensor platform & network 
-  * Space communications 
-  * Spacecraft and launch vehicle 
-  * Stochastic control systems 
-  * Synthetic aperture radar technology 
-  * Telemetry 
-  * UAV & satellite communications 
-  * UAV & small planes platforms 
-  * Ultrawideband SAR 
-  * Variable structure control 
- 
-Please kindly submit your papers through: https://​edas.info/​N17349 
-  
-Important Dates: 
-  * Full Papers Submission Deadline : 15 September 2014 
-  * Notification of Papers Acceptance Deadline : 5 October 2014 
-  * Camera Ready Papers Submission Deadline :  15 October 2014 
-  * Early Registration Deadline: 15 October 2014 
-  * Authors Registration ​ Deadline : 25 October 2014 
- 
- 
-Sponsors: 
-  - IEEE Indonesia GRS/AES Chapter 
-  - Satellite Technology Center, National Institute of Aeronautics & Space (LAPAN, Indonesia) 
- 
-Technical Co-Sponsors: ​ 
-  - IEEE Communications Society Indonesia Chapter 
-  - Malaysia Section Joint Chapter IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society and Geoscience and IEEE Remote Sensing Society 
-  - South Australia Section Joint Chapter of IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society and IEEE Control Systems Society 
-  - IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society Gujarat Chapter, India 
-  - International Centre for Radio Science, India 
- 
-Organized by:  
-  - Indonesia GRS29/AES10 Chapter 
-  - Satellite Technology Center, National Institute of Aeronautics & Space (LAPAN, Indonesia) 
-  - School of Electrical Engineering,​ Telkom University Bandung 
- 
-Patronaged by: 
-  - Vectronics Aerospace GmbH, Germany 
-  - Singapore Technologies Electronics Ltd, Singapore ​ 
- 
-We look forward for your papers submission and see you soon in Yogyakarta, centre of classical Javanese fine art and culture. 
- 
-  www.indoaessgrss.org/​icares/​ 
-  
- 
- 
-==== Bayesian Methods and Neural Methods ==== 
- 
-Sept 2, 2014. Dear Colleague, **inverse problems techniques** are strongly related to many other 
-very popular areas such as **Bayesian Methods** in stochastics or **Neural Information Processing** and 
-**Learning Theory**. We try to keep an eye on these developments and provide links which we believe 
-to be relevant. Have a look at the following conference in Montreal, Canada: [[NIPS| Neural Information Processing Systems]]. Best regards, ​ 
-Roland Potthast 
-==== COSMO USER Seminar 2015: Data Assimilation for Weather and Climate ==== 
- 
-Sept 1, 2014. Dear colleagues, 
-we are pleased to invite you to participate in the COSMO/​CLM/​ART User Seminar 2015, taking place 
- 
-  Monday March 02nd to Wednesday March 04th, 2015 
- 
-in the conference area of the DWD headquarters building in the Frankfurter Straße 135 in Offenbach, Germany. The seminar will be held from Monday 10:00 to Wednesday 17:00. 
- 
-The COSMO/​CLM/​ART User Seminar brings together developers and users of the non-hydrostatic COSMO model, which is used in numerical weather predication as well as regional climate modeling. The meeting is organized by DWD in cooperation with the CLM-Community and the COSMO-ART community. 
- 
-Contributions on other mesoscale models are also welcome. 
- 
-The COSMO/​CLM/​ART User Seminar will be organized in oral and poster session on the following topics: 
- 
-  1. data assimilation 
-  2. model input data 
-  3. model developments 
-      o dynamics and numerics, 
-      o cloud microphysics,​ aerosol and radiation 
-      o planetary boundary layer 
-      o soil, vegetation, and ocean 
-  4. verification (NWP) and evaluation (RCM)  
-  5. predictability and ensemble systems ​ 
-  6. NWP model applications and case studies ​ 
-  7. RCM model applications 
- 
-Further details on the abstract submission and registration will follow by the end of September 2014. 
-Further information on the seminar can be found at http://​www.dwd.de/​seminare (English pages). 
- 
-Based on last years' experience, we expect much more contributions than can be handled in oral sessions. Therefore, please be aware that we might have to shift some intended oral contributions to the poster session. A lively and interesting poster session will be the reward. 
- 
-The organizers of the seminar are Ulrich Blahak (DWD, COSMO), Barbara Früh (DWD, CLM), Bernhard Vogel (KIT, COSMO-ART) and, most important, our well-established background team Annegret Biermann (DWD), Daniel Egerer (DWD), and Anja Thomas (DWD). 
- 
-Important deadlines: 
-   o Submission of abstracts: ​                      ​November 21st, 2014 
-   o Notification of the abstract acceptance 
-      and the publication of the seminar program: ​  ​December 10th, 2014 
-   o Registration ​                                  ​January 06th, 2015 
- 
-On Thursday and Friday (March 05th and 06th, 2015) meetings of the COSMO working groups and priority projects, as well as CLM-Community working groups take place. 
- 
-Joined COSMO/​CLM/​ART-Community WG meetings are highly appreciated. 
- 
-In case of further questions, you may contact: 
-   o Organizational matters, lodging, abstracts, registration:​ 
-               ​Seminar.FE13[at]dwd.de (A. Biermann, A. Thomas) 
-   o All other matters concerning COSMO: 
-               ​ulrich.blahak[at]dwd.de (U. Blahak) 
-   o All other matters concerning COSMO-CLM: 
-         ​clm.coordination[at]dwd.de (B. Früh, S. Brienen, A. Thomas) 
-   o All other matters regarding COSMO-ART: 
-                bernhard.vogel[at]kit.edu (B. Vogel) 
- 
-With best regards,\\ 
-Ulrich Blahak, Annegret Biermann, Anja Thomas, Daniel Egerer, Barbara Früh, Bernhard Vogel 
- 
-P.S: In addition to the User Seminar, we will organize a related training course for users from research and university sector as well as from operational centers. This time the course will be held after the seminar, not before: 
- 
- 
-==== COSMO/​CLM/​ART Training Course on Theory and Application of the COSMO model in BTZ Langen from March 23rd to 31st, 2015 ==== 
- 
-   o Basic training from Monday March 23rd to Friday 27th, 2015 
-   o For ART interested people: special lectures and practical ​ 
-     ​exercises from Monday March 30th to Tuesday 31st, 2015 
-   o For Community Land Model interested people: special lectures ​ 
-     and practical exercises from Monday March 30th to Tuesday 31st, 2015 
- 
-During these days, lectures and practical exercises will serve as an introductory course targeted for new users of the COSMO model in NWP- and RCM-mode as well as COSMO-ART. You may soon find the invitation and program on the web: 
- 
-http://​www.clm-community.eu/​index.php?​menuid=206 
- 
-Registration deadline is January 30th, 2015. 
- 
-  
- 
- 
-==== Applied Inverse Problems (AIP) conference 2015, Call for MiniSymposia ==== 
- 
-Sept 1, 2014.  
-The Applied Inverse Problems (AIP) conference will take place in Helsinki, Finland, in May 25-29, 2015. See the conference website for more details: ​   http://​aip2015.fips.fi/​. 
-According to the tradition of the AIP conference series, the majority of talks will be given as part of minisymposia. 
- 
-A minisymposium has four or eight 30-minute time slots, each with 25 minutes for the talk and 5 minutes for questions and comments from the audience. We welcome minisymposium proposals consisting of a title, a description (not to exceed 100 words), and a list of speakers and the titles of their presentations. 
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-It is recommended that a minisymposium organizer gives the first presentation. Each minisymposium speaker should submit an at most 75-word abstract. The organizing committee will referee minisymposium proposals. The number of minisymposia may be limited to retain an acceptable level of parallelism in the conference sessions. 
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-Participants are limited to presenting at most two talks during AIP in order to maximize the opportunity for all participants to speak. If you are invited to speak in more than one minisymposium,​ we suggest you use the opportunity to nominate a collaborator to speak about your work. 
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-To ensure balance, AIP prefers that a single individual is the organizer of at most two minisymposia. In addition, AIP discourages minisymposia in which most of the speakers come from the same organization or all co-authors on the papers being presented are from the same organization. 
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-To encourage the submission of more and high-quality minisymposia,​ a limited number of minisymposia will be selected by the organizing committee according to the number and diversity of speakers as well as the significance of the topics, and the registration fee of one speaker of these selected minisymposia will be waived. 
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-Deadlines: 
-Submission deadline for minisymposium proposals: September 30, 2014 
-Final decisions announced for minisymposium proposals: October 30, 2014 
-Submission deadline for accepted minisymposium abstracts: November 30, 2014 
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-Please submit minisymposium proposals using the form linked to this page: 
-http://​aip2015.fips.fi/​minisymposia.php 
-The form is designed for 4 speakers. If you are proposing an 8-speaker minisymposium,​ please fill in two times the form with "(Part 1)" and "(Part 2)" in the field '​Title'​ of the minisymposium. 
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-If you need more information about minisymposia,​ please send email to Roberta Bosi <​roberta.bosi@helsinki.fi>​. 
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-Yours sincerely, 
- 
-  Samuli Siltanen 
-  Chair of the AIP2015 organization committee 
-  President of the Finnish Inverse Problems Society 
-  Professor of Industrial Mathematics 
-  Department of Mathematics and Statistics 
-  University of Helsinki 
-  Finland 
- 
-==== IOP Inverse Problems Workshop Bristol ==== 
- 
-Aug 28, 2014.  
-Dear Colleages, ​ 
-just a note that the programme for the Inverse Problems Workshop in Bristol is now  
-available at 
-http://​ipta2014.iopconfs.org/​IOP/​media/​uploaded/​EVIOP/​event_458/​IPTA2014%20Timetable-4.pdf 
- 
-The conference is taking place currently, with a good crowd of participants. ​ 
- 
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-==== Workshop Multivariate Pattern Analysis in Neuroimaging ==== 
- 
-Aug 21, 2014.  
-We would like to announce a two-day workshop on multivariate pattern 
-analysis (MVPA) of neuroimaging data on September 19-20, 2014 at the 
-University of Giessen in Germany. ​ The workshop aims to 
-convey the basic concepts of MVPA and its practical application to 
-neuroimaging data. It features lectures covering topics from basic 
-principles of MVPA to various specific methodologies currently found in 
-the literature. The majority of the time will be spent on hands-on 
-sessions, in which participants will be introduced to PyMVPA 
-(http://​www.pymvpa.org),​ a free software package providing all tools 
-necessary to conduct MVPA. The course will be taught by the authors of 
-PyMVPA, Michael Hanke (University of Magdeburg, Germany) and Yaroslav 
-Halchenko (Dartmouth College, NH, USA). 
- 
-For more details please visit http://​workshop.bion.de/​ 
- 
-Best regards, 
-Bertram Walter 
- 
-  Dr. Bertram Walter 
-  Bender Institute of Neuroimaging 
-  University of Giessen 
-  Otto-Behaghel-Str. 10H 
-  35394 Giessen 
-  Germany 
-  www.bion.de 
- 
-==== The fourth International Symposium on Data Assimilation (ISDA) 2015 ==== 
- 
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- 
-Aug 8, 2014.  
-The fourth International Symposium on Data Assimilation (ISDA) will take place on February 23-26, 2015, at the RIKEN Advanced Institute for Computational Science (AICS), Kobe, Japan. ​ 
- 
-The ISDA 2015 continues a series of well received symposia: the German Symposium on Data Assimilation 2011 and the ISDA 2012 both at the Deutscher Wetterdienst (DWD) in Offenbach, Germany, and the ISDA 2014 at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) in Munich, Germany. ​ 
- 
-The symposium will include contributed and invited oral presentations by selected international experts, and two extended poster sessions. The best poster will be selected for the Best Poster Award. This symposium is a part of the **RIKEN Symposium Series** and is also held as the **second AICS International Workshop on Data Assimilation**. ​ 
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-The **fifth annual Japanese Data Assimilation Workshop** (DAWS5, language: English) will immediately follow the ISDA 2015 and will take place on February 27, 2015.  
- 
-**Invited Speakers:** 
- 
-  Keynote and AICS 
-  * Professor Eugenia Kalnay (University of Maryland, USA) 
-  * Dr. Takemasa Miyoshi (RIKEN, Japan) 
- 
-  Big Data Assimilation 
-  * Dr. Shinsuke Satoh (National Inst. of Inf. and Com. Technology, Japan) ​ 
-  * Professor Tomoo Ushio (Osaka University, Japan) 
-  * Mr. Kotaro Bessho (Meteorological Satellite Center, Japan) 
-  * Dr. Hirofumi Tomita (RIKEN, Japan) 
-  * Dr. Yutaka Ishikawa (RIKEN, Japan) 
- 
-  Convective Scale Data Assimilation I 
-  * Professor Dale Barker (Met Office, UK) 
-  Convective Scale Data Assimilation II 
-  * Dr. Kazuo Saito (MRI, Japan) 
-  Convective Scale Data Assimilation III 
-  * Professor Fuqing Zhang (Pennsylvania State University, USA) 
-  Convective Scale Data Assimilation IV 
-  * Professor Shu-Chih Yang (National Central University, Taiwan) 
- 
-  Advanced Methods on Data Assimilation I 
-  * Professor Roland Potthast (DWD, Germany and University of Reading, UK) 
-  Advanced Methods on Data Assimilation II 
-  * TBA 
-  Advanced Methods on Data Assimilation III 
-  * TBA 
- 
-  New Observations 
-  * Dr. Martin Weissmann (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität,​ Germany) 
- 
- 
-**Organizing Committee:​** 
- 
-   ​Chair:​ Dr. Takemasa Miyoshi (RIKEN, Japan) 
-   Mr. Kotaro Bessho (Meteorological Satellite Center, Japan) 
-   Dr. Hiromu Seko (Meteorological Research Institute, Japan) 
-   Dr. Hirofumi Tomita (RIKEN, Japan) 
-   Dr. Shinsuke Satoh (National Institute of Information and  
-     ​Communications Technology, Japan) 
-   ​Professor Tomoo Ushio (Osaka University, Japan) 
-   Dr. Yutaka Ishikawa (RIKEN, Japan) 
- 
-**International Science Organizing Committee:​** 
- 
-  Chair: Dr. Takemasa Miyoshi (RIKEN, Japan) 
-  Co-Chair: Professor Roland Potthast (Deutscher Wetterdienst,​ Germany, and 
-    University of Reading, UK) 
-  Dr. Martin Weissmann (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität,​ Germany) 
-  Professor Eugenia Kalnay (University of Maryland, USA) 
-  Professor Dale Barker (Met Office, UK) 
-  Professor Fuqing Zhang (Pennsylvania State University, USA) 
-  Professor Shu-Chih Yang (National Central University, Taiwan) 
- 
-For more information see 
-http://​data-assimilation.jp/​isda2015/​index.html 
-==== Inverse Day in Leeds, 22nd of September 2014 ==== 
- 
-Aug 5, 2014. Dear Colleage, ​ 
-Our last LMS inverse meeting this year will take place at the University of Leeds on Monday, the 22nd of September. The topic is "​Tomographic reconstructions from boundary data". More details on the event, in particular a programme for the day can be found at:​http://​www.damtp.cam.ac.uk/​user/​cbs31/​LMS_Inverse_Day_Leeds/​Home.html 
- 
-Please also encourage your students and PostDocs to attend and present a poster. We will run a student poster competition with a prize worth 100 pounds! ​ 
-If you are an UK-based early career researcher and are seeking for financial support for attending this inverse day please also contact us (cbs31@cam.ac.uk) ​ - we might be able to help you. 
- 
-Kind regards, 
-Daniel, Manuch and Carola 
-==== Inverse Problems Blog ==== 
- 
-July 29, 2014. The activities of [[http://​inverseproblems.info]] move forward to providing 
-more general insight into inverse problems. One of our key tools will be to publish 
-a frequent **Inverse Blog** on the science of inverse problems. You will find it on  
-**[[inverse_blog]] online** ...  
- 
-Inverse problems is a very broad area, ranging from nondestructive testing to medical 
-imaging, from inverse source problems to state estimation. Determining unknown quantities 
-from remote measurements is in the very heart of inverse problems. ​ 
- 
-Inversion is a task which is very important in many parts of engineering sciences. ​ 
-But there are also mathematicians working on it - with deep insight into the non-uniqueness,​ 
-instability and stabilization (=regularization) of the problem which are of huge 
-importance for many application areas. ​ 
- 
-We can be fully excited about inversion, about science, insight and innovative methods 
-for reconstructing unknown quantities in the physical, biological or medical world. ​ 
-Join us for almost daily updates on the science of inversion! 
- 
-Have a look at [[inverse_blog|Inverse Blog]]! 
- 
-==== Opening of registration for "​Program on Inverse Problems"​ ==== 
- 
-July 17, 2014. Henri Poincaré Institute (Paris 5th) 
-It is our pleasure to announce a programme on "​Inverse Problems"​ organized at Henri Poincaré Institute ( http://​www.ihp.fr/​en )(IHP, Paris 5th) by D. 
-Dos Santos Ferreira, C. Guillarmou, M. Lassas, J. Le Rousseau. 
- 
-This program will be held from April 13th to July 10th, 2015. 
- 
-3 workshops will be organized : 
-- Spectral and Analytic Inverse Problems, May 4th to 7th. 
-- Geometric Inverse Problems, June 8th to 12th. 
-- Stability and Reconstruction Issues in Inverse Problems, June 29th to July 3rd. 
- 
-Registration is free and recommended to participate. 
-Deadline to apply for financial support is : 
-September 15th, 2014 (...) 
- 
-( http://​iecl.univ-lorraine.fr/​~David.Dos-Santos-Ferreira/​ip2015 ) 
-http://​www.ihp.fr/​fr/​CEB/​T2-2015 ( http://​www.ihp.fr/​en/​CEB/​T2-2015 ) 
-Follow our news www.ihp.fr ( http://​www.ihp.fr/​en ) 
- 
-Institut Henri Poincaré - 11 Rue Pierre et Marie Curie, 75005 Paris Tel : 01 44 27 67 92 
- 
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- 
-==== New Book On Neural Fields - Direct and Inverse ==== 
- 
- 
-With this book, the editors present the first comprehensive collection in neural field studies, authored by leading scientists in the field - among them are two of the founding-fathers of neural field theory. Up to now, research results in the field have been disseminated across a number of distinct journals from mathematics,​ computational neuroscience,​ biophysics, cognitive science and others. Starting with a tutorial for novices in neural field studies, the book comprises chapters on emergent patterns, their phase transitions and evolution, on stochastic approaches, cortical development,​ cognition, robotics and computation,​ large-scale numerical simulations,​ the coupling of neural fields to the electroencephalogram and phase transitions in anesthesia. The intended readership are students and scientists in applied mathematics,​ theoretical physics, theoretical biology, and computational neuroscience. 
- 
-For more information see 
-[[http://​www.springer.com/​mathematics/​analysis/​book/​978-3-642-54592-4?​wt_mc=Alerts.NBA.Jul-14_DAL_16382289&​otherVersion=978-3-642-54593-1|Springer Website]] 
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