Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Call for Papers: Inverse Problems Africa 2012, Bahir Dar, Ethiopia

The registration is now open for Inverse Problems Africa (IPA2012) in Bahir Dar, Ethiopia, in October 2012. The event, which will have a strong emphasis on incoherent scatter radars and EISCAT_3D techniques, will include an inverse problems school (15th to 20th October 2012) and a conference (22nd to 26th October 2012).

The lecturers for the school thus far are
  1. Markku Lehtinen, University of Oulu, Finland — Statistical Inversion and Incoherent Scatter Radar
  2. Heikki Haario, Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland — Epidemiology Models and MarkovChain Monte Carlo Methods
  3. Wilson Mahera, University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania — Stochastic Differential Equations and their Applications to Pollutant Dispersion in Shallow Waters
  4. Mikko Orispää, University of Oulu, Finland — Tomographic Imaging
The conference will cover, among others, the following topics:
  1. Statistical and Classical Inversion
  2. Numerical Methods and Software
  3. Partial Differential Equations and Stochastic Differential Equations
  4. Mathematical Finance and Insurance
  5. Applications: Radar, Tomography, Imaging, Epidemiology
The conference will be organised as thematic days. Every day will be opened by a keynote speech by an internationally known expert.
  • Monday — Matti Lassas, University of Helsinki, Finland — Thematic day in statistical and classical inversion
  • Tuesday — Endawoke Yizengaw, Boston College, United States — Thematic day in incoherent scatter radars
  • Wednesday — Daniela Calvetti, Case Western Reserve University, United States — Thematic day in differential equations
  • Thursday — Joseph Mugisha, Makerere University, Uganda — Thematic day in epidemiology, MCMC methods
  • Friday — Baylie Damtie, Bahir Dar University, Ethiopia — Conclusion of the conference, planning of future activities
More information at

Abstract submission deadline is 30th May 2012, on-line registration deadline is 30th September 2012.

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