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For any interesting news or story, please send an email to info@inverseproblems.info.

News Archive 2015 (Jan-Dec 2015)

A chronological list of workshops and conferences can be found at events! New Positions are announced under Researchers and Groups. More news can be found in the news_2014_2 (April-June 2014) , news_2014_1 (Jan-Mar 2014) and the News Archive.

New Book: Inverse Modeling

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Dec 31, 2015. A new book on Inverse Problems and Data Assimilation just appeared: Inverse Modeling - An introduction to the theory and methods of inverse problems and data assimilation

Authors: Gen Nakamura and Roland Potthast
Published December 2015

This book provides a comprehensive introduction to the techniques, tools and methods for inverse problems and data assimilation, and is written at the interface between mathematics and applications for students, researchers and developers in mathematics, physics, engineering, acoustics, electromagnetics, meteorology, biology, environmental and other applied sciences. Basic analytic questions and tools are introduced, as well as a wide variety of concepts, methods and approaches to formulate and solve inverse problems. OCTAVE /MATLAB codes are included, which serve as a first step towards simulations and more sophisticated inversion or data assimilation algorithms.

http://iopscience.iop.org/books, Contents at http://iopscience.iop.org/book/978-0-7503-1218-9

Table of contents
1. Introduction
2. Functional analytic tools
3. Approaches to regularization
4. A stochastic view of inverse problems
5. Dynamical systems inversion and data assimilation
6. Programming of numerical algorithms and useful tools
7. Neural field inversion and kernel reconstruction
8. Simulation of wavers and fields
9. Nonlinear operators
10. Analysis: uniqueness, stability and convergence questions
11. Source reconstruction and magnetic tomography
12. Field reconstruction techniques
13. Sampling methods
14. Probe methods
15. Analytic continuation tests
16. Dynamical sampling and probe methods
17. Targeted observations and meta-inverse problems

18th International Symposium for Advancement of boundary-layer Remote Sensing (ISARS2016)

Aug 13, 2015. Dear colleague, We are pleased to inform you that the 18th International Symposium for Advancement of boundary-layer Remote Sensing (ISARS2016) will be held near Varna, Bulgaria 6-9 June 2016. Please, find attached the First announcement and visit http://isars2016.org/

Further information about the Symposium and collocated events will be send out with the second announcement.

Best regards

Ekaterina Batchvarova

Current Chair of the ISARS Steering Committee ISARS2016, 6-9 June 2016, Varna, Bulgaria

Workshop: Stochastic Modelling in GFD, data assimilation, and non-equilibrium phenomena

Dear colleague. Please note the workshop on Stochastic Modelling in GFD, data assimilation, and non-equilibrium phenomena to take place 2-6 November 2015 at Imperial College London.

Organisers: Jochen Broecker (University of Reading), Dan Crisan (Imperial College London).

Scientific Committee:
Colin Cotter (Imperial)
Darryl Holm (Imperial)
Tobias Kuna (Reading)
Peter Jan van Leeuwen (Reading)
Valerio Lucarini (Reading)
Roland Potthast (Reading and Deutscher Wetterdienst)
Sebastian Reich (Reading and Potsdam)

Scope:

The workshop on “Stochastic Modelling in GFD, data assimilation, and non-equilibrium phenomena” to take place at Imperial College London in the period 2-6 November 2015. The workshop proposes to gather the combination of expertise needed to address compound and interdisciplinary questions raised by climate science, in the context of stochastic modelling in geophysical fluid dynamics, data assimilation and non-equilibrium phenomena. The scope of the meeting is illustrated by the following spectrum of topics to be covered by speakers who are recognised as world–leading in their field:

  • Analysis of nonlinear PDEs in geophysical fluid dynamics including their stochastic counterparts.
  • Bayesian learning, inference methods and data assimilation for high-dimensional models
  • Numerical analysis and scientific computing for multi-scale, high and variable resolution weather and climate models on exascale computer architectures
  • Statistical mechanics of geophysical flows, instabilities, and extreme events
Confirmed Speakers:
Alberto Carassi (NSERC Norway)
Colin Cotter (Imperial)
Mike Cullen (Met Office Exeter)
Eric Vanden-Eijnden (Courant USA)
Ana Fernandez (Deutscher Wetterdienst)
Chris Ferro (Exeter)
Mike Fisher (ECMWF)
Darryl Holm (Imperial)
Christopher Jones (UNC Chapel Hill USA)
Tobias Kuna (Reading)
Peter Jan van Leeuwen (Reading)
Andrew Lorenc (Met Office Exeter)
Valerio Lucarini (Reading)
David Marshall (Oxford)
Tim Palmer (Oxford)
Roland Potthast (Reading and Deutscher Wetterdienst)
Hendrik Reich (Deutscher Wetterdienst)
Sebastian Reich (Reading and Potsdam)
Andreas Rhodin (Deutscher Wetterdienst)
Piotr Smolarkievicz (ECMWF)
Andrew Stuart (Warwick)
Johannes Zimmer (Bath)

MORE INFORMATION WILL FOLLOW SOON! http://mpecdt.org/workshop-stochastic-modelling-in-gfd-data-assimilation-and-non-equilibrium-phenomena/

Adjoint Workshop Pickings

All of the presentations that I have been sent should be available now on the workshop website: http://gmao.gsfc.nasa.gov/events/adjoint_workshop-10/presentations.html If I do not have a copy of your presentation, the link leads to an abstract instead. If there are any errors, or if you would like your presentation to be included, please contact Nikki.

Also, there is a collection of photos sent in by several people here: http://gmao.gsfc.nasa.gov/events/adjoint_workshop-10/photos.html

5th Annual International Conference on Computational Mathematics

Aug 1, 2015. Dear Colleague. Please note the 5th Annual International Conference on Computatoinal Mathematics, Computational Geometry and Statistics ato be held at Singapore, 18-19 Jan 2016.

The goal of the conference is to bring together active researchers from the various disciplines to showcase their state-of-the-art research results and hopefully to forge new cross-disciplinary interactions among the participants. The conference provides a unique opportunity for in-depth technical discussions and exchange of ideas in mathematical and computational sciences, as well as explores the potential of their applications in natural and social sciences, engineering and technology and industry and finance.

The objectives of this conference are:

  • to provide a forum for researchers, educators, students, contributors, users of mathematical knowledge and industries to exchange ideas and communicate and discuss research findings and new advancement in mathematics and statistics;
  • to explore possible avenues to foster academic and student exchange, as well as scientific activities;
  • to promote and encourage exchange of ideas on recent discoveries in the field of mathematics, statistics and mathematical education.

Highlights

Keynote Addresses

Prof. Michael K. Ng
"Non-negative Tensors: Applications and Algorithms"
Professor
Department of Mathematics
Hong Kong Baptist University 	
Prof. C. Raju
Professor of Quantitative Methods and Operations Management
Chairman, Post Graduate Programme
Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode, India
  • The Conference Proceedings Print ISSN: 2251-1911, E-Periodical ISSN: 2251-192X will be indexed by Ulrichsweb, EBSCO, CrossRef, ProQuest, Zentralblatt MATH and will be submitted to Scopus, ScienceDirect and Cabell's Directories amongst others, where applicable.
  • Journal: All authors who present their papers at the conference will be invited to submit an extended version of their research paper for the GSTF Journal of Mathematics, Statistics and Operations Research (JMSOR) (Print ISSN: 2251-3388, E-periodical: 2251-3396). All submitted papers will go through blind review process for acceptance. All accepted papers (after the review process) will be included in the JMSOR on a complimentary basis (free-of-charge). GSTF JMSOR is hosted and published on Springer’s Open Access publishing platform - Global Science Journals (GSJ). In addition, it will be indexed by EBSCO, CrossRef, ProQuest, Ulrichsweb, Cabell's Directories and will be submitted to Scopus, Google Scholar, IndexCopernicus, amongst others.
  • Book: Selected authors will be invited to contribute book chapters in “Advances in Operational Research and Statistics” to be published by GSTF.
  • Best Paper Awards and Best Student Paper Awards will be conferred at the conference (in order to qualify for the award, the paper must be presented at the conference).
  • CMCGS 2016 will also constitute a Special Panel Session.
  • Panel Proposals are invited for submission. A minimum of three papers centering on a specific topic will be accepted for submission under Panel Category.

- See more at: http://www.mathsstat.org/index.html#sthash.E2wu5ST8.dpuf

Fifth International Symposium on Data Assimilation (ISDA) 2016

Dear Colleagues,

It is our pleasure to invite you to the Fifth International Symposium on Data Assimilation (ISDA) 2016

to take place on July 18-22 at the University of Reading, United Kingdom, home to the Data Assimilation Research Centre.

The ISDA 2016 continues a series of well received symposia: the German Symposium on Data Assimilation 2011, the ISDA 2012 at the Deutscher Wetterdienst (DWD) in Offenbach, Germany, the ISDA 2014 at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) in Munich, German, and the ISDA 2015 at the RIKEN Advanced Institute for Computational Science (AICS), Kobe, Japan.

The symposium will gather about 150 researchers and consist of invited talks from leading scientists spanning the field of data assimilation, extended poster sessions and short oral presentations with extended discussion.

This is a first announcement and more information is and will be available at http://www.met.reading.ac.uk/~darc/conferences/5thISDA/

Best wishes,
Dr Alison Fowler
Prof. Peter Jan van Leeuwen
Prof. Roland Potthast

Book: Probabilistic Forecasting and Bayesian Data Assimilation

sebastian_book.jpg 16.6.2015. New Book: Probabilistic Forecasting and Bayesian Data Assimilation

AUTHORS: Sebastian Reich, Universität Potsdam, Germany and University of ReadingColin Cotter, Imperial College London

In this book the authors describe the principles and methods behind probabilistic forecasting and Bayesian data assimilation. Instead of focusing on particular application areas, the authors adopt a general dynamical systems approach, with a profusion of low-dimensional, discrete-time numerical examples designed to build intuition about the subject. Part I explains the mathematical framework of ensemble-based probabilistic forecasting and uncertainty quantification. Part II is devoted to Bayesian filtering algorithms, from classical data assimilation algorithms such as the Kalman filter, variational techniques, and sequential Monte Carlo methods, through to more recent developments such as the ensemble Kalman filter and ensemble transform filters. The McKean approach to sequential filtering in combination with coupling of measures serves as a unifying mathematical framework throughout Part II. Assuming only some basic familiarity with probability, this book is an ideal introduction for graduate students in applied mathematics, computer science, engineering, geoscience and other emerging application areas.

Book Webpage at Cambridge University Press

Pichorides Award Data Assimilation Lectures at University of Crete

June 10, 2015. There will be several lectures on Data Assimilation and Inverse Problems at the University of Crete. This is in the framework of the “Pichorides Award” (http://www.ite.gr/index_main.php?l=e&c=54&i=4, see also http://fourier.math.uoc.gr/tmem/pichorides-lectureship.html), awarded to Roland Potthast for 2015.

AGENDA

  1. Tue, June 16, 14:15-15:45: Survey on Data Assimilation for Numerical Weather Prediction
  2. Wed, June 17, 10:15-11:45 Inverse Problems in Neuroscience: Neural Field Kernel Reconstruction
  3. Thur, June 18, 10-11 Lecture Data Assimilation 1: Introduction
  4. Thur, June 18, 11:30-12:30 Lecture Data Assimilation 2: Variational Methods
  5. Fri, June 19, 10-11 Lecture Data Assimilation 3: The Kalman Filter
  6. Fri, June 19, 12:15-13:15 Lecture Data Assimilation 4: Ensemble Methods for Data Assimilation

Departmental Events: Web Departmental Schedule
See also: * http://fourier.math.uoc.gr/~mathweb/ * News Site

Free Webinar: Verification, Validation, and Predictive Capability: What’s What?

May 15, 2015. Dear Colleague, please have a look at the following seminar.

Thursday May 28th 2015 
11:00 EDT, 08:00 PDT, 16:00 BST, 17:00 CEST

Engineering organizations must increasingly rely on computational simulation for design and predicted performance, reliability, and safety of systems. Computational analysts, designers, decision makers, and project managers who rely on simulation should ensure that practical techniques and methods are in-place for assessing simulation credibility.

This webinar presents an introduction to the topics of verification, validation, and predictive capability. These topics are applicable to essentially all engineering and science applications, including fluid dynamics, heat transfer, solid mechanics, and structural dynamics. The mathematical models for the systems of interest are typically given by partial differential or integral equations representing initial value and boundary value problems. The computer codes that implement the mathematical models can be developed by commercial, corporate, government, or research organizations; but they should all be subjected to rigorous testing by way of verification procedures. The accuracy of the mathematical models coded into software are assessed by way of comparisons of results with experimental measurements; referred to as validation activities.

This webinar will sketch a framework for incorporating a wide range of error and uncertainty sources identified during the mathematical modeling, verification, and validation processes, with the goal of estimating the total predictive uncertainty of the simulation. This is referred to as predictive capability because typically no experimental measurements are available for the systems or subsystems at the application conditions of interest.

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LMS Inverse Day at Cardiff

May 14, 2014. The next LMS inverse day will be at the University of Cardiff on 12 June 2015, see: http://www.damtp.cam.ac.uk/user/cbs31/LMS_Inverse_Day_Cardiff_June_2015/Home.html where information on how to register (free of charge) is also posted.

Also, it would be great if you could advertise this meeting among your colleagues interested in inverse problems. Please especially encourage early career researchers such as PostDocs and PhD students to participate and present a poster at the meeting. It is a great place for them to network and publicise their work in the community. Also, we will award a poster prize of 100 pounds to the best student poster.

Best wishes and we very much look forward to seeing you in Cardiff! Carola, Daniel, Malcolm and Manuch

ATMOS 2015 at Crete

April 2, 2015. The European Space Agency is organizing, in the context of the Scientific Exploitation of Operational Missions (SEOM) element, a conference on the topical theme atmosphere. The purpose of this conference is to provide a forum for scientists to present results from their ongoing research using data from past and current atmospheric instruments like ERS-2, Envisat, Metop and ESA Third Party Missions. Furthermore this conference is dedicated to prepare for the scientific exploitation of the Sentinel-5 Precursor mission.

The Conference will be held at the University of Crete (Greece - Heraklion) from 08-12 June 2015.

The workshop is open to ESA Principal Investigators, co-investigators, Sentinel-5 Precursor users, scientists, students, representatives from national, European and international space agencies and value adding industries.

The outcome of this conference will help to further shape the next generation of R&D activities in the frame of ESA Earth Observation Programme. Objectives

The Conference is meant to:

  • Provide a forum to present scientific results from the exploitation of space-borne atmospheric missions (e.g. GOME, SCIAMACHY, MIPAS, GOMOS, OMI, IASI, OSIRIS, ACE, GOSAT, AATSR) and application projects (e.g. Climate Change Initiative, Copernicus)
  • Review and assess the progress according to the recommendations voiced at the ESA 2012 Atmospheric Science Conference
  • Gather and foster the future Sentinel-5P scientific community
  • Present the Sentinel-5P mission status, algorithms and products
  • Present large scale international initiatives to support the R&D activities relevant to Sentinel-5P and promote synergy with other Sentinels, as well as other missions
  • Provide a forum for scientists to formulate community recommendations
  • Consult scientists to prepare Exploitation Elements supporting science activities for Sentinel-5P

For more information see http://seom.esa.int/atmos2015/

Sentinel-3 Workshop by ESA

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The European Space Agency, in the context of the Scientific Exploitation of Operational Missions (SEOM) element, is organising an event dedicated to prepare for scientific exploitation of the Sentinel-3 mission, entitled “Sentinel-3 for Science Workshop”, which will be hosted in Venice -Lido Palazzo del Casinò, Italy, from 02 – 05 June 2015.

The workshop is open to ESA Principal Investigators, co-investigators, Sentinel-3 users, scientists, students, representatives from national, European and international agencies and value adding industries. The outcome of this workshop will help to further shape the next generation of R&D activities in the frame of ESA Earth Observation Programme.

For more information see http://seom.esa.int/S3forScience2015/.

Programm International EnKF Workshop

March 20, 2015. Dear friends and colleagues,

We are proud to present the program for this years EnKF ws, please visit our website: http://enkf.iris.no/ Please also note that registration is open and that the registration deadline is April 27th.

On behalf of the organizing committee, Best regards, Randi Valestrand Research Director | www.iris.no International Research Institute of Stavanger Thormøhlensg gate 55 | 5008 Bergen Direkte: (+47) 55 54 38 47 | Mobil: (+47) 934 40 899

Registration is open for Inverse Problems Symposium 2015.

March 3, 2015. Website: http://www.inverseproblems2015.org/
 Conference will be held May 31-June 2, 2015, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI.


Important dates: · Abstract submission closes: March 18th, 2015 · Abstract acceptance notification: April 1, 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.

Submitted by: Kirk Dolan, Associate Professor Department of Food Science & Human Nutrition Department of Biosystems & Agricultural Engineering 135 Trout Food Science Building, Michigan State University, E. Lansing, MI 48824 Phone: 517-353-3333 Fax: 517-353-8963

Franco-German Summer School on Inverse Problems and PDEs, August 2015, Ecole Polytechnique, France

March 3, 2015. Dear Colleagues, the Franco-German Summer School on Inverse Problems for Waves takes place from August 24-28 at Ecole Polytechnique, Palaiseau, France. This event is generously supported by the Franco-German University, the University of Bremen, Ecole Polytechnique and INRIA Saclay Ile de France.

The summer school considers recent advances in analytical and numerical treatments of inverse problems related to waves. The courses are designed for advanced Master students, PhD students and PostDocs in mathematics. A limited number of participants will also have the opportunity to present their research in dedicated sessions.

More information on the summer school, a detailed program, and an online registration for this event can be found at the web site

http://www.math.uni-bremen.de/zetem/ip-school2015

Best wishes,

Houssem Haddar and Armin Lechleiter

IMA Numerical Methods for Simulation, UK, Sep 2015

Feb 27, 2015. Developments in numerical methods underpin simulations in many ways, for example in any area where high dimensional problems are governed by differential equations. Computational fluid dynamics has driven many developments in this area; however there is a wide range of application areas where the problems, and indeed solution techniques may be similar. Numerical methods are important in diverse areas such as geophysical modelling, fluid-structure interaction, high-dimensional dynamical systems, weather prediction, climate modelling, oil reservoir simulation, and so on. The conference will bring together application specialists, applied mathematicians, numerical analysts and computational scientists who develop and use numerical simulations. Applications which focus on data assimilation, inverse problems, uncertainties or control, which contain as a major component a high-dimensional forward model, will also be represented.

Conference themes: Higher-order discretization methods; Methods for uncertainty quantification; Multi-physics / multi-material / multi-scale simulation; High performance computing (including energy efficient algorithms and algorithms for emerging architectures); Optimization / control / design / inverse problems; Numerical analysis / numerical linear algebra and preconditioning

Abstracts are requested for contributed talks in any area consistent with the conference themes. Talks will be accepted for either oral or poster presentation on the basis of a one- page extended abstract in PDF format, which should be sent via email to conferences@ima.org.uk by Friday 27 March 2015.

For further information, please see the conference webpage: http://ima.org.uk/conferences/conferences_calendar/numerical_methods_for_simulation.html

10th International EnKF Workshop 2015: Call for abstracts - Deadline is in 4 days

Feb 26, 2015. Dear friends and colleagues, We encourage you to send abstracts in both new developments and realistic applications of the EnKF and related data assimilation methods. Please notice that the abstract deadline is March 2, and that no full paper is requested at this workshop.

For more details, please view our web page: http://enkf.iris.no/ . The web page is constantly being updated, please notice the title of the invited talks and also notice that the round trip is included in the registration fee.

On behalf of the organizing committee, Best regards, Randi Valestrand

Research Director | www.iris.no
International Research Institute of Stavanger
Postboks 8046 | 4068 Stavanger
Direkte: (+47) 55 54 38 47 | Mobil: (+47) 934 40 899 

8th International Workshop on the Analysis of Multitemporal Remote Sensing Images

Feb 9, 2015. Dear colleagues, The “8th International Workshop on the Analysis of Multitemporal Remote Sensing Images” is organised on 22-24 July in Annecy (France) this year. A special session on “Inverse problem and data assimilation” is scheduled in order to provide a forum for presentations and discussions of the latest research in inverse problem and data assimilation across the elements of the Earth system (atmosphere, ocean, vegetation, geomagnetism, tectonics, …). The keynote spreaker for this special session will be Olivier Talagrand.

If you are interested in presenting your work and sharing with other colleagues, note that the abstract submission deadline is the *27th February 2015*.

The full terms of reference and practical information are available on the web page:<http://modb.oce.ulg.ac.be/colloquium/> http://www.multitemp2015.org

All accepted papers will be included in the conference proceedings indexed by IEEE-Xplore. Moreover, all authors are invited to submit their work to a special edition to be published in J-STARS (Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing) (deadline: September 30, 2015).

We are looking forward to seeing you in Annecy.

Sincerely,

On behalf of the Multitemp 2015 organisation committee

Reminder and additional info: Workshop on Meteorological Sensitivity Analysis and Data Assimilation

Workshop on Meteorological Sensitivity Analysis and Data Assimilation 1-5 June 2015 Roanoke, West Virginia

5.2.2015. Abstracts are due tomorrow. Please follow the instructions in the 3rd announcement, a copy of which is appended to this e-mail. We realize that some may be late, but please get them to us ASAP so that we can begin to plan the program. A list of all received abstracts will be broadcast to everyone on our mailing list of interested persons next week. Later we will send instructions for registering at the hotel.

Some people have questions regarding the conference cost and limits on costs for lodging and meals imposed by their funding agencies. The U.S. Government, for example, considers rural West Virginia as an inexpensive location, but its limits will only get you a tent to sleep in and a Mac Donald's to eat in (which are only slight exaggerations). Both our room and meal costs exceed those limits, although the way the conference is priced, I do not know what those amounts actually are: we are getting a “conference rate” that includes the costs of conference room and audio-visual rentals, coffee breaks, various hotel fees, besides individual room and meals. This is necessary because we have no way to collect large conference registration fees from everyone that would otherwise pay for these necessary things. The hotel is therefore collecting these by rolling them into individual's costs.

I have discussed this problem at length with the hotel, who of course have their own accounting rules to follow. Nonetheless, they have been accommodating. So what may help some of you is that, upon paying your hotel bill, you will receive 2 papers. One will be be a copy of the “handbill.pdf” breaking down the conference rate into 3 components. The rate for “students” is actually the rate for anyone sharing a room. The 2nd page of the “hotelfolio.pdf” is essentially the normal bill, except yours will have the “Resort fee” rolled into your “conference package.” Note that this fee contains, among other things, your daily entrance fee to the State Park in which the hotel is located. Also note that travel managers who want to make your attendance difficult may thereby get confused by the applied government taxes, but this is the best we can do. So, if you expect a problem, get it cleared before you register. Some managers, however, are more lenient about regulations for costs that otherwise appear reasonable.

For postdocs and students who have requested funds but who have not yet received a definitive commitment from us, we are still working on obtaining additional funds. We hope to know more by early March.

A copy of the 3rd Announcement follows:

This announcement is being sent to the 90+ researchers who have expressed an interest in attending the workshop. We are requesting titles and short (<300 word) abstracts of what you would like to present at the workshop. These should be provided to us by 6 Feb. 2015 in the format described below. Presenters will be allowed to reasonably modify their abstract prior to our publishing the final program and list of abstracts on our website before the workshop's start. Please follow the guidelines below.

1. Submit only one abstract. Your name may be included on other abstracts only if your coauthors truly intend to present those others themselves.

2. An abstract should be sufficient for the committee to confirm its relevance to the workshop and to assign its most appropriate place in the program. Use the format described at the end of this mailing.

3. Do not attempt to simply describe all the wonderful work you have performed during the past few years, but instead focus on just a few things that you have learned that may be of interest to most of us. Since the audience will want to evaluate your contribution rather than just see or hear it, better is to be thorough and specific rather than vague and general.

4. Indicate whether you prefer an oral or poster presentation or either. Note that the program will allow ample dedicated time for posters but that there may not be time for all who request an oral time slot. The latter will be approximately 20 minutes each, plus additional time for questions/discussion. You should not need to include descriptions of general fundamentals since these should be described in the pre-workshop tutorials or in the more detailed presentations of issues in earlier invited, review-like talks.

5. Hotel reservations will be required by sometime in April, so you will be notified of acceptance of your abstract before 6 March, at which time we also hope to provide a rough program draft.

6. The cost for 5 days/nights room, meals, registration, taxes (combined expenses payable to the hotel) will be approximately $1300 (single occupancy) or $885 (double occupancy). Information about transport options between the hotel and Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT) will be forthcoming.

7. Students and postdocs who have requested partial support from workshop funds will receive further instructions within the next few days.

8. For information previously provided see the workshop website: http://gmao.gsfc.nasa.gov/events/adjoint_workshop-10/

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

Session on Inverse Problems at BAMC

Feb 5, 2015. Dear All, Cambridge will be hosting the 2015 combined British Mathematical Colloquium (BMC) and British Applied Mathematics Colloquium (BAMC). Joint BMC/BAMC meetings only take place every five years, and this meeting will also include a special set of sessions and plenaries in honour of the 150th anniversary of the London Mathematical Society. Keynote speakers at the meeting will include Robert Calderbank, Ingrid Daubechies, Jacques Dumais, Phil Hall, Peter Kronheimer, Sylvia Serfaty, Wendelin Werner and Andrew Wiles, and a public lecture is scheduled to be given jointly by Stephen Hawking and Michael Green.

The joint BMC/BAMC meeting will run from 11:00 on Monday 30th March 2015 to 13:00 on Thursday 2nd April 2015, with the celebration of the 150th anniversary of the LMS taking place during Wednesday 1st April 2015 followed by the conference dinner that evening. For further details, please visit www.bmc-bamc.org.uk.

As part of this conference we are organising a session on Inverse Problems which will take place from 2-4 pm in the afternoons of Monday 30 March and Wednesday 1 April 2015. Invited speakers in this session will be:

Martin Benning (Cambridge)
Yves Capdeboscq (Oxford)
Matthias Ehrhardt (UCL)
Melina Freitag (Bath)
Paul Ledger (Swansea)
Daniel Lesnic (Leeds)
Claudia Schillings (Warwick)
Manuchehr Soleimani (Bath)

plus several contributed talks and posters. We think this will be a very interesting meeting and we hope that you can participate and can motivate some of your students and PostDocs to present a poster there! The deadline for early bird registration as well as for submission of abstracts for posters or contributed talks is this Saturday, the 7th of February!

Best regards, Carola Schönlieb

10th International EnKF Workshop 2015: Call for abstracts

Feb 5, 2015. We encourage you to send abstracts in both new developments and realistic applications of the EnKF and related data assimilation methods. Please notice that the abstract deadline is March 2, and that no full paper is requested at this workshop.

The organizing committee is proud to present this years invited speakers: - Jeffrey Anderson; Computational and Information Systems Laboratory, Data Assimilation Research Section, UCAR, Boulder, USA - Christopher K. Jones; Mathematics Department University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapell Hill, USA - Dick Dee; Reanalysis Section, European Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) - Ibrahim Hoteit; Physical Sciences and Engineering Division (PSE), King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia - Remus Hanea; Research Department in Statoil, Bergen

Please view our web page: http://enkf.iris.no/ for more details.

There is the opportunity for companies to sponsor certain events at the workshop, such as lunch, dinner, coffee break, etc. Please contact Mette Stokseth Myhre or me if you should be interested in this.

On behalf of the organizing committee, Best regards, Randi Valestrand Research Director | www.iris.no International Research Institute of Stavanger Postboks 8046 | 4068 Stavanger Direkte: (+47) 55 54 38 47 | Mobil: (+47) 934 40 899

Training Course on Data Assimilation at CERFACS

22.1.2015. Data assimilation has become an important component of modelling for a growing number of applications in the geosciences and in engineering. This training course will provide an overview of the theory and practical methods of data assimilation. First the basic concepts from statistical estimation theory and nonlinear optimization will be given. The classical variational and Kalman filtering approaches to data assimilation will then be described. The lectures will also cover more specialized topics including covariance modelling and estimation, advanced minimization algorithms, preconditioning, and hybrid ensemble-variational methods. The lectures on the theory will be complemented by both practical exercises and presentations on specific applications at CERFACS in the geosciences (oceanography, atmospheric chemistry and hydrology/hydraulics).

Target participants: This training session is for engineers, physicists, computer scientists and numerical analysts wishing to learn the fundamentals of data assimilation and the numerical methods to develop data assimilation applications.

Prerequisites: Good knowledge of linear algebra and numerical analysis.

Scientific contacts: Selime GUROL & Anthony WEAVER

Fee: - Trainees/PhDs/PostDocs: 200 € - CERFACS shareholders/CNRS/INRIA: 600 € - Public: 1200 €

http://www.cerfacs.fr/19-26965-Data-assimilation.php

Abstract Submission open for Inverse Problems Symposium 2015

07.1.2015. Abstract submissioin is open for Inverse Problems Symposium 2015. Website: http://www.inverseproblems2015.org/ Conference will be held May 31-June 2, 2015, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI. Important dates:

  • Abstract submission opens: January 7, 2015
  • Registration opens: February 5, 2015
  • Abstract acceptance notification: April 1, 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

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 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)

  1. Student Paper Competition. Travel and lodging assistance will be warded to students and new PhDs judged to have submitted the best research papers.
  2. Workshops - Informal Topical Discussions
  3. 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”.

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).

Announcement 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:

  1. IEEE Indonesia GRS/AES Chapter
  2. Satellite Technology Center, National Institute of Aeronautics & Space (LAPAN, Indonesia)

Technical Co-Sponsors:

  1. IEEE Communications Society Indonesia Chapter
  2. Malaysia Section Joint Chapter IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society and Geoscience and IEEE Remote Sensing Society
  3. South Australia Section Joint Chapter of IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society and IEEE Control Systems Society
  4. IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society Gujarat Chapter, India
  5. International Centre for Radio Science, India

Organized by:

  1. Indonesia GRS29/AES10 Chapter
  2. Satellite Technology Center, National Institute of Aeronautics & Space (LAPAN, Indonesia)
  3. School of Electrical Engineering, Telkom University Bandung

Patronaged by:

  1. Vectronics Aerospace GmbH, Germany
  2. 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: 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

If you need more information about minisymposia, please send email to Roberta Bosi roberta.bosi@helsinki.fi.

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.

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!

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 (…)

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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 Springer Website

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