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The 5th Engineering and Mathematics Applications Conference (EMAC2005, 29th September – 2nd October) was ran at the Queensland University of Technology. The conference was directed by Dr Mike Pemberton (UQ). There were six plenary talks and 38 non-plenary talks, 10 of which were given by students. (Noel Barton became the second person to be an invited speaker at two conferences: AEMC 1994 and EMAC 2002.)
There were twenty sessions across the three days of the conference, including a CEANET seminar session for the conference silver sponsor. Papers were thirty minutes in length; twenty for the presentation, five for questions and five for changeover.
There were 61 registered delegates (including invited speakers): 47 from Australia, 12 international delegates and one delegates of unspecified origin. The international delegates were from six countries: 5 Nigeria, 2 England, 2 Japan, 1 Iran, 1 Papua New Guinea and 1 Scotland.
The delegates came from 33 institutions (!). The institutions with the most delegates were: QUT (8), UQ (6), and the Cooperative Research Centre for Mining Technology & Equipment (CMTE)(5).
From the perspective of 2018 it is fascinating that the contact details included the hotel at which delegates were staying at (where known) but not an e-mail address.
This was the first EMAC to be run by professional conference organisers, namely ICMS Pty Ltd. Due to unusually low attendance by participants (only about 65) and contracts based on higher numbers of attendees, the conference suffered a large loss. This led to the strict advice for future EMAC directors that they must not enter into contracts with costs (such as conference management costs, conference dinners etc) based on estimated numbers: costs must be based on actual numbers of participants.
The welcome reception was one of the most fancy I (MIN) can remember at any conference, though at this late date (January 2013) I am not so sure what made it so fancy...
The conference had technical tours to both QUT (Aerospace Avionics, Infomechatronics Facilities, Medical Engineering Biomechanics Robot Testing Equipment and Visualisation Laboratory) and UQ (Microgravity, Scramjet and UQ Racing). An unusual feature of the conference was a dress code (`smart casual') for both the conference and the conference dinner. It is not clear who had the task of enforcing this!
The (refereed) conference proceedings was published in a book with distribution at the conference.
Conference accommodation was organised at the Hotel George Williams, Brisbane, at a rate of $83 per night.
The 6th Engineering Mathematics and Applications Conference (EMAC2003, 9–11 July 2003) was ran as an embedded meeting of the 5th International Congress on Industrial and Applied Mathematics (7–11 July 2003, Sydney). The embedded meeting ran for two hours on the Wednesday and then two full days (Thursday and Friday). The EMAC director had no influence over the ICIAM registration fees nor any direct access to ICIAM funds. However, the ICIAM conference funded an EMAC welcome function. The ICIAM conference sessions were split between the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre and the nearby Haymarket Campus of UTS. The EMAC (and CTAC) sessions were held at UTS.
EMAC 2003 had no invited speakers. It attracted 100 registered delegates with 63 presentations, from 60 speakers, spread over 15 sessions in three parallel streams.
The diverse program reflects the interests and applications of engineering. We start with the nano scale and expand to telecommunications at the astro scale. There is a strong modelling component and many applications in manufacturing, fluids and finite elements are represented. Engineering applications include solar cells, construction and bioreactors. On Friday there is an engineering education stream. (Wood, 2003b).
Short reports on nine of the sessions (`CFD', `Data Mining', `Engineering applications - Fluids', `Engineering applications - Machines', `Engineering applications - Steel', `Engineering education', `FEM and Thin Flow', `From nano to macro', `Stability of fluids') appear in (Wood, 2003).
The sessions `From nano to macro' covered an amazing range of length scales
from nanotechnology through to wavelet analysis of galaxies!
The two engineering education sessions (`curriculum' and
`technology') contained ten talks.
Several presentations were given by people working
"on engineering mathematics curriculum and investigating
the state of engineering mathematics at their universities"
(Wood, 2003). As a result of these presentations
"It was proposed that Australian mathematicians and
engineers form a working group to develop a core curriculum in mathematics
for engineering, in consultation with Engineers Australia"
(Wood, 2003). It was also noted that
"There was also lively debate about the use of technology in
Finally, it was noted
"The standard of the presentations and papers was high - several of
the `old hands' could do well to emulate the new researchers."
A comment that is as true today (2011) as it was then!
This was the final EMAC where the (refereed) conference proceedings were published in a book with distribution at the conference. As the editors had pdf files of all the papers for the print version they also produced a CD version of the proceedings (Bill Blyth, email 3rd April 2012).
EMAC 2005 followed the successful practice of EMAC 2000 by inviting an
engineer to be co-chair of the EMAC committee.
It was decided that the conference proceedings should follow the same format
as that of CTAC 2005, namely a book of abstracts followed by publication
in a special issue of a refereed journal, after the conference. Brief
discussions with the editor of the ANZIAM J K (E) led to the choice of
Three students were awarded `best paper' and given $300 each and three students were highly commended and given $100 each.
The conference accommodation was at Janet Clarke Hall, The University of Melbourne, at $74 per single room per night and at the Ibis Hotel, Melbourne, at $104 per single room per night.
As the 2005 conference made a substantial profit, the EMG returned to a healthy financial position. Operating surplus was in the region of $15,000, reduced by the costs of converting papers in Word to LaTeX. "This is necessary since Word is the standard format for most engineers and yet we need the final form of papers to be in LaTeX for publishing in the ANZIAM J (E)". Delegates were charged $20 per paper for Word to LaTeX conversion.
Also we recommend that the EMG have a separate a/c (and ABN) into which
the EMAC 2005 monies can be transferred from the Aust Math Soc.
The finances were handled via RMIT accounts. This had some advantages -
for example: the payment of registration fees was strongly
pursued! There were also some difficulties in getting the surplus released
from RMIT: after urgent requests for help, an ABN and appropriate invoice
from the Aust Math Soc, we were able to get approval for the transfer
of the money to the Aust Math Soc. It would seem to be better for t he
EMAC comm. to run their own conference accounts.
Also we recommend that the EMG have a separate a/c (and ABN) into which the EMAC 2005 monies can be transferred from the Aust Math Soc.(Blyth, 2005)
The data in 2007 was discussed. The difficulty with the September AVCC
"common week" is that it is not common and it's expected that it will not
be observed by UTAS. If the university' facilities are not available,
then organizational difficulties (associated with venue, rooms and computing)
increase as does the cost. However some of the EMG Exec had some
concerns that July in Hobart might deter some potential participants.
At the AGM
There was considerable discussion over the best way to ensure that the
process of publishing the proceedings does not drag on too long. It was
decided that 1. Best to stay similar to CTAC for consistency, and 2. Make
the submission deadline (31 July) a firm deadline and advertise the fact.
The goal is to have the vast majority of the papers processed by the end
EMG needs a permanent website with historical information (conferences etc),
links to related conferences, previous proceedings and a link to the
current conference. AustMS are in the process of totally revamping their
website and it should be easier in the future to have a dedicated
A checklist for future conference organisers should be developed.
The conference booklet should include: previous conferences and
locations, previous student prize winners etc.
Look into feasibility of presenting the student prize at next ANZIAM
conference. part of the prize may be payment of (some of) ANZIAM costs
(eg registration). Cost could perhaps be shared with ANZIAM.
It was resolved to fully fund (at economy rates) the awardees to attend
ANZIAM 08. The travel, meals and accommodation expenses are being funded
by the EMG.
FUNDING REQUEST. We ask that the registration fees for the awardees
be funded by ANZIAM. The costs would be two (or possible 3) student
registration fees (of $300 each).
This was a good idea that didn't really work very well in the event.
The ANZIAM Exec discussed the funding requested in detail. There was
support in principle. However since the ANZIAM student support
scheme for ANZIAM conf participation was not yet implemented and given that
EMG could afford to pay it's prize winners, there was some concern
about this request. I therefore withdrew the motion asking for ANZIAM
Another problem was finding a natural way to include the EMAC prize awarding.
The ANZIAM conf Director was very cooperative and we did find an
opportunity to award our winners before one of the keynotes.
Yet another problem was that only 2 of the 3 winners was able to attend
(and the 1 Highly Commended awardee could not attend).
So, I recommend that we focus on being able to present out Student Prizes
at the conference D.
At the EMG ARM, it was decided to award the student prize winners at
ANZIAM 2008. This followed from a long discussion about the logistic
difficulties of determining the awardees (from about 30 student talks)
in time for presentation at the conference dinner, as well as the particular
difficulty of the conf dinner being a revolving restaurant.
It was resolved to fully fund (at economy rates) the awardees to attend ANZIAM 08. The travel, meals and accommodation expenses are being funded by the EMG.
FUNDING REQUEST. We ask that the registration fees for the awardees be funded by ANZIAM. The costs would be two (or possible 3) student registration fees (of $300 each).(EMG 2007 report in Jan 2008 to ANZIAM).
Bill's comment. This was a good idea that didn't really work very well in the event. The ANZIAM Exec discussed the funding requested in detail. There was support in principle. However since the ANZIAM student support scheme for ANZIAM conf participation was not yet implemented and given that EMG could afford to pay it's prize winners, there was some concern about this request. I therefore withdrew the motion asking for ANZIAM support.
Another problem was finding a natural way to include the EMAC prize awarding. The ANZIAM conf Director was very cooperative and we did find an opportunity to award our winners before one of the keynotes.
Yet another problem was that only 2 of the 3 winners was able to attend (and the 1 Highly Commended awardee could not attend).
So, I recommend that we focus on being able to present out Student Prizes at the conference D.
Jan 2013. Bill. "We agreed to support students to attend the ANZIAM 2008 con to be presented there, but this did not work as well as we had hoped. I suspect that one Highly Commended Student Prize of $100 from EMAC 2007 remains un-presented".
We traditionally pub a conf book, distributed at the cond. We changed,
from EMAC 2005, to be consistent with CTAC and pub proc post conf and in
a journal. CTAC traditionally required a draft paper, with copies provided
for the conf participants, although this has not been the case recently.
I strongly recommend that we enforce availability of a pre-conf abs or,
better, a dragy paper. As an editor of EMAC 2003 and EMAC 2005 proc,
I think this would help to ensure that most of the author's work has been
done before the conf rather than after!
(Bill, email to EMG committee)
Should be noted that Geoff Mercer was the only editor of the conference proceedings. Heroic!
In 2007 Andrew Metcalfe agreed to look into the feasibility of
hosting EMAC 2009 in Adelaide. The initial suggestion was that the conference
would be run in July 2009 as the
"September `common week' is less common than it should be and appears
not to be a good time"
Following discussions between Bill Blyth (Chair of EMG)
and Roger Hadgraft (President of the Australian Association for
Engineering Education, A2E2) it was discovered
that there was
"renewed interest from [A2E2] to link the annual
A2E2 annual conference, held in December, with
EMAC (EMG 2007)".
The A2E2 conference was scheduled for 2010. However
as Andrew Metcalfe
was "enthusiastic about linking the two conferences"
A2E2 agreed to bring forward their conference
to December 2009 whilst EMG agreed to delay the EMAC
conference so that the two conferences could overlap
(Bill Blyth email). Consequently, EMAC 2009 was the first EMAC to be
run at the beginning of December.
Despite some good will on both sides, the experiment of running the Australian Association of Engineering Education Conference alongside EMAC was unsuccessful and the idea of repeating it was not suggested for the 2011 conference. (Blyth 2011).
Following agreeing to look into the feasibility of running EMAC in Adelaide Andrew asked both Charles Pierce and Phil Howlett to act as joint conference chairs. This was agreed upon, and then forgotten as when this was announced at the ANZIAM 2008 executive meeting they both "expressed some surprised to be announced EMAC conf chairs" (Geoff Mercer). In the event, Charles was the conference chair whilst Andrew Metcalfe was the conference convenor. The job of the latter was to organise the conference, the former was a well known and respected professor whose main job was to increase the conference's academic credibility. (Charles was editor of the ANZIAM Journal and didn't have the time to deal with the day-to-day issues of organising and running a conference).
Registrations for EMAC 2007 were "alarmingly slow" (Andrew Metcalfe, 16.01.17) and at one stage there was concern about attracting sufficient numbers. However, it worked out OK in the end; with a considerable international delegation helping to boost the numbers.
The 9th Engineering Mathematics and Applications Conference (EMAC2009, 6th-9th December), directed by Professor Charles Pearce, was held at the University of Adelaide. The conference opened on Sunday 6th December with a joint welcome reception on campus for delegates attending either EMAC or the Australian Association of Engineering Education Conference. The formal conference program began on Monday morning.
There were 86 registered delegates (21 students): 72 from Australia, 6 from Indonesia, 2 each from New Zealand and South Africa, 1 each from Hungary, Malaysia, the UK and the USA. Of the 72 Australia delegates, 14 were from the University of Adelaide, 12 from the University of South Australia, 11 from RMIT and 10 from DSTO (Defence Science and Technology Group).
There were seven plenary speakers. There were 96 contributed presentations including an unknown number of student presents, the conference book does not distinguish between student and non-student talks. However, there were 21 registered students attending the meting. There were 30 sessions during the two and half days of the conference. The topics with the most sessions were: Environment (5), Biomedical (4.5), Operations Research (4.0) Theory (4), Education (3.5), Fluids (3.5). The next largest sessions was Signals, perhaps indicating a local DSTO interest, with two sessions.
There probably was a student prize committee, since records indicate that John Shepherd was the chair of such a committee; but no other names are known. Thiansiri Luangwilai (ADFA) was the prize winner of the best student talk, though it is unknown if he was the only winner or if there were any honourable mentions.
In 2012 Thiansiri approached the EMG chair (MIN) to report that ``they had not been sent a prize certificate nor had they been sent their prize''.
Trying to reconstruct matters at a latter date it seems that the conference director (Andrew Metcalfe) wanted to award books provided by Springer, a conference sponsor, to the student winners. Unfortunately the books provided did not necessarily have any connection to the work presented by the prize winners - a strange prize to win. The chair of the student prize committee (John Shepherd) was asked to carry the books back to RMIT and post them. John (quite reasonably) pointed out that he could not deal with the weight of the books in his airflight luggage and that Andrew could equal well post them from Adelaide.
Evidently, in the event the prizes and certificates were not posted.
The conference dinner was held in one of Adelaide's most iconic attractions: the South Australia Museum and was organised by Balaena cafe.
|Avocado & Roma tomato salad w/- balsamic dressing|
|Atlantic salmon w/- leek & mushroom braise||or||Grilled sirloin w/- herb mash & shallot glaze|
|Sticky date pudding w/- butterscotch sauce||or||Crème brulee w/- orange compote & ice-cream|
The EMG AGM was scheduled late on the final day of EMAC 2009. Attendance was very poor, with several apologies received. It was decided that the AGM should return to its traditional time slot at the conclusion of the technical program on the first day.
The conference proceedings were published as a special issue (scroll down a little) within the electronic supplement of the ANZIAM journal (ANZIAM-E).
Although the EMG offered to provide seed funding of $2k or $5k (Bill Blyth. Report. Email) the organisers of EMAC2009 were able to run the conference without financial support. When the EMAC 2009 financial report was finalised, early in January 2013, it transpired that the conference had been able to make a small profit ($260.59) which was transferred to the EMG.
The 10th Engineering Mathematics and Applications Conference (EMAC2011, 4–7 December) was ran at the University of Technology Sydney. The conference was directed by Dr Mary Coupland. There were six plenary talks and 83 non-plenary talks, 39 of which were given by students. The prize for the best student talk was shared between Darren Engwirda (USN) and Matthew Adams (QUT) with a highly commended awarded to Thiansiri Luangwilai (UNSW, Canberra). There were 28 sessions across the two and half days of the conference, including five on education. An innovation was to have the program as a separate document to the `abstracts book'. This allowed the published program to contain `last-minute' changes that occurred after the abstracts book had been sent for printing.
There were 86 registered delegates (including invited speakers): 67 from Australia, 6 from Indonesia, 4 from Japan, 3 from New Zealand and 1 each from France, Germany, Hungary, Kenya, South Africa and the UK.
Through the ANZIAM/CSIRO Student Support Scheme the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) contributed to the conference costs for eleven students.
Over the years a number of methods have been used to determine the best student prize. At the 10th EMAC there was a dedicated committee judging the best student presentation. At least two members of the committee attended any given student presentation. This made it easier when discussing the relative merits of excellent presentations since oftentimes several committee members were able to comment on the relative merits. Another feature of interest is that the committee met at the end of the first day to establish `front-runners' for the prize. By clarifying what made these presentations `outstanding' the committee knew what they were looking for in the presentations on the second day.
The conference dinner was a harbour cruise aboard the Captain Cook III. This will be a very difficult conference dinner experience for future conferences to top! Although delegates were arrived to arrive at King Street Wharf (Wharf Number nine) at 18:15 sharp for a 18:30 departure the last set of delegates only arrived just in time. Had they been one minute later they would have had to make a swim for it!
|Crystal prawn, papaya mango salsa, petite salad, Aruga caviar, seaweed & preserved lemon|
|Fresh fig, Serrano ham, heirloom tomatoes, roast capsicum, black olive salsa, seasoned garlic sourdough.|
|Grilled Atlantic salmon, lemon pepper crust, smash pea potatoes, wasabi hollandaise|
|Beef tenderloin fillet, Paris mash, caramelized red onion, bay seasonal greens, oxtail ragout sauce.|
|Summer berry Pavlova, meringue, vanilla cream, pistachio dust, toffee|
An innovation to the social program was to have an optional "restaurant evening" on the Monday. This provided an opportunity for delegates to sign-up to a `EMAC' group going to a local restaurant.
At the time that EMAC was organised UTS had a policy that conferences should be run through professional conference organisers and that room hire charges apply (Blyth 2011). Conference Online was used as the professional conference organisers. In view of his strong support for the EMG it was decided that the EMG would provide funds to enable A/P Bill Blyth to attend the conference. The conference was available to return the seeding money of $5980 and a surplus of $1680.21 - an excellent result!
The main outcome of the EMG AGM was a decision to rename the prize for the `Best Student Talk' to the `William Finlay Blyth Prize for best student presentation'. This was a highly appropriate way in which to recognise Bill's many contributions to the EMG over many years. There was also some discussion as to whether the EMG should setup a prize to recognise ``contributions to engineering mathematics''. After some discussion it was decided that there was no enthusiasm to setup a formal nomination process.
The conference proceedings were published as a special issue (scroll down a little) within the electronic supplement of the ANZIAM journal (ANZIAM-E).
The 11th Engineering Mathematics and Applications Conference (EMAC2013, 1st--4th December), directed by A/P Dann Mallet, was ran in the Science and Engineering Centre at the Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane. Located next to the Brisbane River and the Botanic Gardens, the QUT Gardens Point proved a relaxing conference environment. Both the welcome reception and the conference dinner were held at Room360 on the QUT campus. The floor to ceiling glass in Room360 provided stunning views of the city skyline, the Brisbane River, Kangaroo Point Cliffs and the City Botantical Gardens.
Both the program and the book of abstracts was made available on the web page prior to the start of the conference.
There were 113 registered delegates (including invited speakers): 78 from Australia, 8 from India, 6 from China, 5 from the United States, 3 each from Malaysia and New Zealand, 2 each from Indonesia and Taiwan, and 1 each from Germany, Ghana, Hungary, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and South Africa.
There were four plenary talks and two shorter, thirty minutes each, presentations sponsored by Australian Scientific & Engineering Solutions. There were an additional 81 presentations, 37 of which were given by students. There were 27 sessions across the two and half days of the conference. The more popular session themes were: Engineering Mathematics (9); Stochastic/Statistical Modelling (4.5); Computational Fluid Dynamics (4.5) and Biomedical/Mathematical Biology (3).
Through the ANZIAM/CSIRO Student Support Scheme the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) contributed to the conference costs for two students (?) to attend the conference. As at EMAC 2011, the best student prize was determined by a dedicated committee. (See here for details on how the committee works). The William Finlay Blyth Prize for the best student talk was awarded to Josef Barnes (Griffith) with highly commended being awarded to Kristen Harley (QUT), Laith Hermez (UAL)), and Lisa Mayo (QUT).
As EMAC runs every other year, rather than being annually such as ANZIAM, there is a greatly reduced `carry-over' in student speakers from conference-to-conference. (Only one student gave a talk at EMAC2013 who had given a talk at EMAC2011). A recommendation from the student prize committee for future EMACs was that members of the committee should identify in advance potential `front-runners'. This would allow more committee members to attend these talks, leading to a better discussion of their comparative strengths.
EMAC 11 followed EMAC 10 by offering an optional `restaurant evening' on the Monday. This provided an opportunity for delegates to sign-up to a `EMAC' group going to a local restaurant. However, there was little take up for this from the delegates.
Goodies in the conference bag included an EMAC 2013 fridge magnet, a RFID protector sleeve to prevent unauthorised scanning of your credit card and a key ring that doubled as a 1m tape measure. The conference bag itself was novel, being an envirosax.
At the time that EMAC was organised QUT had a policy that conferences should be run through their own conference organisers. After some early problems, the EMAC organisers were able to circumvent this requirement.
The only outcome of the EMG AGM was the election of the new committee.
The conference proceedings were published as a special issue (scroll down a little) within the electronic supplement of the ANZIAM journal (ANZIAM-E).
The 12th Engineering Mathematics and Applications Conference (EMAC2015, 6th – 9th December), directed by Dr Bronwyn Hajek, was held at the City West Campus of the University of South Australia, in Adelaide. The conference location was in the centre of Adelaide's major arts, culture and entertainment precinct. The conference opened on Sunday 6th December with a welcome reception on campus. The formal conference program began on Monday morning, with a Welcome to Country and a welcome from UniSA's DVC: Research and Innovation, Professor Tanya Monro.
There were 77 registered delegates (including invited speakers): 70 from Australia (including eight from Defence Science and Technology Group), two each from New Zealand, Japan, and Taiwan, one each from the Oman and Saudi Arabia. A presentation by Dr Andrew Metcalfe (Adelaide University) caught the attention of Adelaide's Advertiser and was mentioned in Scott Walsh's column on Saturday 12th December. The subject of the talk? A replacement for the Duckworth-Lewis method (used in rain interrupted one-day cricket games).
There were five plenary speakers, and an additional one-hour presentation sponsored by Australian Scientific and Engineering Solutions. There were 65 contributed presentations, 29 of which were student talks. There were 22 sessions during the two and half days of the conference.
Through the ANZIAM/CSIRO Student Support Scheme, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) contributed to the conference costs for 13 students to attend the conference. As at EMAC 2011 and EMAC 2013, the best student prize was determined by a dedicated committee. The committee was chaired by Dr Yvonne Stokes. The William Finlay Blyth Prize for the best student talk was awarded to Dilan Pathirana (Griffith University) with David Harman (Griffith University) and Muhammad Ilyas (University of Newcastle) being highly commended. The winner received $500 whilst the highly commended students received $100. All three students received a certificate.
For the first time, Australian Scientific and Engineering Solutions offered a prize for the best use of maple by a student. This prize was for the use of maple in the student's research which had to be clearly indicated in the presentation. This prize was judged by Professor Bill Blyth (RMIT and ASES) and awarded to Bushra Hasan (Swinburne University). The Maple winner received the Maple Advanced Engineering Bundle - 2015, consisting of the Maple Student Edition and the Advanced Engineering Mathematics with Maple e-book with solutions, and a certificate.
As is with the case for the student prize at ANZIAM, there is no requirement for the winning students to be a member of ANZIAM.
|Figure. Bill Blyth with the winner of the William Finlay Blyth Prize, Dilan Pathirana (Griffith University) and with David Harman (Griffith University) and Muhammad Ilyas (University of Newcastle) who both received honourable mentions.|
The conference program was made available on the web page prior to the start of the conference.
EMAC's 10 & 11 offered an optional `restaurant evening' on the Monday. Due to low take-up of this event at EMAC 11, a similar evening was not organised at EMAC 12. However, a student pizza night was held on the Monday evening.
The conference dinner was held in one of Adelaide's most iconic attractions: the Adelaide zoo. No zoo animals were harmed during the preparation or consumption of the conference dinner, however three animals did attend during the pre-dinner drinks — a corn snake, a barn owl and a quakka. This provided some great entertainment, especially for the international attendees.
|Figure. EMG Director Mark Nelson (University of Wollongong) with one of the dinner guests - a barn owl.|
Following the formal end to the conference Australian Scientific and Engineering Solutions sponsored a two-hour maple workshop.
Finally, EMAC2015 was the first EMAC conference to have a twitter tag #emac2015 — though this tag has been shared with other conferences so named. The small letters are important #EMAC2015 is the European Meeting on Ancient Ceramics! The first person to use the #emac2015 tag was Amie Albrecht.
A variety of issues were discussed at the EMG AGM. The first item discussed was the decreased attendance at EMAC 2015. The conference director noted that abstracts had been received from a number of delegates who subsequently were unable to receive travel approval from their institutions. In connection with this it was noted that the separate abstract submission and registration dates were a problem for planning -- many abstracts were submitted and accepted, but the corresponding registrations were not received. It was also noted that the KOZWaves conference was being held at the University of Adelaide over the same three days, possibly having a small effect on attendence. Given the problems with the withdrawal of delegates the final attendance, 78, compares favourably with that of the last EMAC to be in Adelaide, 86 (EMAC 2009).
A key agenda item was the timing of future EMACs. It was noted that the AustMS meeting will be held in early December from 2016. This makes early December a busy time for conferences with MODSIM, EMAC (biennially) and AustMS running in this time. It was pointed out that ASOR currently embed their annual meeting into MODSIM every second year and there was some discussion as to whether the EMG could follow their lead. Alternatives were also suggested such as including an ASOR stream in EMAC and advertising EMAC directly to ASOR members. However attendance at EMAC for ASOR members may not be attractive if MODSIM and EMAC are timetabled in close proximity to each other. Another possibility is for EMAC to return to its September slot. It was noted that the close proximity of the AustMS annual meeting and EMAC might allow the organisers of EMAC to `piggy-back' an international speaker from AustMS whilst only covering `local' expenses. This could happen if there was a suitable speaker in applied mathematics and/or mathematics education at the AustMS meeting.
The Chair also suggested that in future the EMAC invited speakers committee should include representative from the new AustMS Special Interest Group in Mathematics Education and from the Women In Mathematics SIG. This issued was discussed.
It was the sad duty of the AGM to record the death of Professor Geoffrey Mercer on 12th April 2014, a long-standing supporter of the EMG.
An article about EMAC2015 was published in the Gazette of the Australian Mathematical Society (Hajek et al 2016), the first such report to appear since EMAC2003 (Wood 2003)!
When the dust had settled the organisers of EMAC 2015 were able to return the seeding money, including the student prize money, and a surplus of approximately $2,160.00 - an excellent result!
At the 2015 AGM, the EMG resolved to invite the Women in Mathematics SIG to nominate a representative as a member of the invited speakers committee for EMAC 2017. Unfortunately, this resolution was not passed on to the Chair of the 2017 Invited Speakers Committee and the WIMSIG nominated person (A/Prof Asha Rao, nominated in early 2016) was not invited to be on the invited speakers committee (formed in late 2016). The conference organisation notes have now been updated to suggest the inclusion of a WIMSIG representative on the EMAC invited speakers committee.
The road to heaven is paved... We resolve to do a better job for EMAC2019!
The special interest group in mathematics education were also contacted (22nd January 2016) with a request to nominate a member for the invited speakers committee. However, they showed no interest in being represented on the committee.
As of December 2016 the dates of the Annual Meeting of the Australian Mathematical Society moved from September to December (the 60th meeting ran 5-8th December 2016). In an email discussion Bill Blyth wrote (11th July 2016) that
I noticed previously that AustMS 2016 was proposed to be held in our usual EMAC date (of first week of December). I see that it is being advertised [...]
Perhaps this is to be the new timeslot for AustMS meetings? If so, I would hope that some discussion (with a request for EMAC to shift to a new timeslot so AustMS may use the traditional EMAC dates!!!) has been had.
The EMG is part of AustMS and we should be consulted if AustMS wish to use our Dec spot in future (in odd years - which have recently been used for EMAC). Indeed the EMG was consulted when the CMG wanted to swap CTAC conferences from the odd years to our previous even years. This was done by contacting the EMG and attending the AGM of the EMG at EMAC 2000 (with the swap to be in effect after EMAC 2002). EMG agreed.
In fact, the EMG had not been consulted about this change. Furthermore, as EMG is part of AustMS we are expected not to organise EMAC to clash with the Australian Mathematical Society meeting. It was decided that in future the EMG would select the dates for EMAC as early as possible. The EMG was able to console itself with the fact that in the unfortunate event when the dates of the conference overlapped there would be very people faced with a choice of which conference to attend.
The 13th Engineering Mathematics and Applications Conference (EMAC2017, 29th November to 1st December), was the first EMAC to be held in New Zealand. The venue was the Science Centre on the University of Auckland's city campus. The conference opened on Tuesday 28th November with a welcome reception on campus from conference co-chairs Dr Alys Clark (Auckland Bioengineering Institute) and and Dr Richard Clark (Department of Engineering Science).
There were 55 registered delegates (including invited speakers): 33 from New Zealand, 15 from Australia, two from Taiwan, one each from Fiji, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, and Oman.
There were 5 plenary speakers. There were 40 contributed presentations, 30 of which were student talks. There were 20 sessions during the two and half days of the conference. Although there are several ways to skin a cat... by my reckoning the most popular `areas' were: bio-engineering (14 talks), applied and engineering mathematics (13 talks), `numerical' (11 talks), mathematical biology (7 talks), and data analysis/statistics (4 talks).
The ANZIAM Student Support Scheme contributed to the conference costs for five students (from Adelaide, Monash, Auckland, Griffith and Newcastle) to attend the conference. As at EMAC 2011, EMAC2013 and EMAC 2015, the best student prize was determined by a dedicated committee. The committee was chaired by Dr Bronwyn Hajek. The William Finley Blyth Prize for the best student talk was awarded to Michael Gravatt (University of Auckland) with James Cavallo (Monash), Alison Schroeder (University of Auckland), Win Min Tun (University of Auckland) and Faheem Zaidi (Massey University) being highly commended. The winner received $500 whilst the highly commended students received $100. All students received a certificate. As is with the case for the student prize at ANZIAM, there is no requirement for the winning students to be a member of ANZIAM.
In a break with tradition the winners of the best student prize was announced at the end of the conference rather than at the conference dinner. It is highly recommended that future EMACs award the student prize at the end of the conference. This allows the student presentations to be more evenly spaced throughout the conference, minimising the number of clashes and maximising the number of student talks that the members of the panel can attend.
The conference program was made available on the web page prior to the start of the conference.
The conference dinner was held in the University of Auckland's Fale Pasifika. During his speach conference co-chair Dr Richard Clarke made the remark that "I have enjoyed all the talks so far", putting the fear of god onto those who had to speak the following day. Indeed, shortly following this remark one delegate was heard to forswear off the grog for the rest of the evening!
Following the formal end to the conference there was a two-hour workshop ran by Bradley Horton and Jonathan Koay from Mathworks focusing on the new capabilities and resources of MATLAB and how they can be used to support the teaching of mathematics for science and engineering students.
A very welcome innovation at EMAC 2017 was the availability of coffee prior to the first plenary presentation each morning!
After serving on the EMG executive for eight years (2009-2017) Mark Nelson stepped down to be an ordinary member of the committee. After serving on the EMG committee for at least twelve years (2005-2017, records do not exist for earlier years) John Shepherd stood down.
Having read the constitution, it was discovered that the EMG committee had one too many members in the period 2015-2017. Other committees with too many members were: 2000-2000 (three extra members); 2005-2007, 2007-2009 (one extra member) and 2013-2015. Despite this being pointed out, the new committee has one too many members!
The 14th EMAC conference will be held at the Australian Defence Force Academy. The provisional conference dates are Tuesday 26th to Friday 29th November. These dates have been chosen as MODSIM 2019 will be held at ADFA the following week.
I have also provided this information in part I (1992-2001). But I think it's nice to see all the executive committees in one table.
|1992–AEMC94||Joseph Steiner (SUT)||Lindsay Evans (MNU)||Alan Easton (SUT)|
|AEMC1994–AEMC96||Joseph Steiner (SUT)||Nian Li (SUT)||Gary Fitzgerald (RMIT)|
|EMAC 2000–EMAC 2002||Alan Easton||Gary Fitz-Gerald||Ian Grundy|
|EMAC 2005–EMAC 2007||Bill Blyth||Geoff Mercer||Ian Grundy|
|EMAC 2007–EMAC 2009||Bill Blyth||Geoff Mercer||Michael Kirkpatrick|
|EMAC 2009–EMAC 2011||Bill Blyth||Mark Nelson||John Shepherd|
|EMAC 2011–EMAC 2013||Mark Nelson||Bronwyn Hajek||Danny Norrison|
|EMAC 2013–EMAC 2015||Mark Nelson||Bronwyn Hajek||Danny Norrison|
|EMAC 2015–EMAC 2017||Bronwyn Hajek||Mark Nelson||Danny Norrison|
|EMAC 2017–EMAC 2019||Bronwyn Hajek||Tara Hamilton||Danny Norrison|
There are currently no details of the executive in the period 1996-2000.
I have also provided this information in part I (1992-2001). But I think it's nice to see all the ordinary members of the executive committee in one table.
(Moldflow Pty Ltd)
(Richard Oliver International Pty Ltd)
(BHP Steel, Port Kembla)
|EMAC 2000–EMAC 2002||Peter Austin||Bill Blyth (RMIT, -)||Jack Ding||Neville Fowkes|
|Larry Forbes||Helen MacGillivray (QUT)||Mike Pemberton (UQ, +)|
|EMAC 2005–EMAC 2007||Damien Holloway (+)||Andrew Metcalfe (UAD)||Mike Pemberton (UQ)||John Shepherd (RMIT)|
|Leigh Wood (UTS)|
|EMAC 2007–EMAC 2009||Steve Barry||Damien Holloway (-)||Andrew Metcalfe (UAD, +)||Mark Nelson (UOW)|
|John Shepherd (RMIT)|
|EMAC 2009–EMAC 2011||Mary Coupland (UTS, +)||Andrew Metcalfe (UAD, -)|
|EMAC 2011–EMAC 2013||Bill Blyth (RMIT)||Mary Coupland (UTS, -)||John Shepherd (RMIT)||Stephen Woodcock (UTS)|
|EMAC 2013–EMAC 2015||Bill Blyth (RMIT)||Mary Coupland (UTS, -)||Tara Hamilton (UNSW)||Dann Mallet (QUT)||John Shepherd (RMIT)|
|EMAC 2015–EMAC 2017||Bill Blyth (retired)||Tara Hamilton (UWS)||Dann Mallet (QUT)||John Shepherd (RMIT)||Andrew Stacey (RMIT)|
|EMAC 2017–EMAC 2019||Bill Blyth (retired)||Alys Clark (UAL,-)||Mark Nelson (UOW)||Andrew Stacey (RMIT)||Stephen Woodcock (UTS)|
Mark and Bill intended to co-opt three further members onto the 2009–2011 executive including one from NZ with the intention of a NZ EMAC. The road to heaven...
The ex-officio members of the EMG executive for the period 1992-2001 are listed in part I.
|EMAC 2000–EMAC 2002||Jim Hill||Peter May||Mike Osborne|
|EMAC 2005–EMAC 2007||--||--||Ian Turner|
|EMAC 2007–EMAC 2009||--||--||--|
|EMAC 2009–EMAC 2011||--||--||Ian Turner|
|EMAC 2011–EMAC 2013||Tim Marchant/Phil Broadbridge||--||REMOVED|
|EMAC 2013–EMAC 2015||Phil Broadbridge/Larry Forbes||--|
|EMAC 2015–EMAC 2017||Larry Forbes/Mary Myerscough||--|
I have also provided this information in part I (1992-2001). But I think it's nice to see all the conference series information in one table.
According to the constitution the meeting should be held
|1992 (Inaugural meeting)||SUT||16 June 1992||160||???||???||7||8 (?)||Joseph Steiner|
|1993 (EMG Symposium)||RMIT||9 June 1993||"nearly 100"||???||???||9||0 (0)||Gary Fitz-Gerald|
|1994 (1st AEMC)||Melbourne||11-13 July 1994||134||25 (17)||58||9||c. 80 (?)||Joseph Steiner|
|1996 (2nd AEMC)||USN||15-17 July 1996||115||13 (10)||51||8||83 (?)||Philip Broadbridge|
|1998 (3rd EMAC)||UAD||13-15 July 1998||144||23 (11)||53||11||111 (42)||Jagannath Mazumdar|
|2000 (4th EMAC)||RMIT||10–13 September 2000||??||???||???||5||712000 (?)||Bill Blyth|
|2002 (5th EMAC)||UQ||29th September–2nd October 2002||61||13 (6)||33||6||38 (10)||Mike Pemberton (UQ)||http://www.icms.com.au/emac02|
|2003 (6th EMAC)||ICIAM 2003||9–11 July 2003||100||???||???||0||63 (?)||Leigh Wood|
|2005 (7th EMAC)||RMIT||25–28 September 2005||??||???||???||4||102 (32)||Bill Blyth|
|2007 (8th EMAC)||UTAS||1st–4th July 2007||78||???||??||???||?? (?)||Damien Holloway|
|2009 (9th EMAC)||UAD||6th–9th December 2009||86||???||???||7||96 (212009)||Andrew Metcalfe|
|2011 (10th EMAC)||UTS||4–7 December 2011||85||???||???||6||83 (34)||Mary Coupland||http://www.emac2011.com.au|
|2013 (11th EMAC)||QUT||1–4 December 2013||113||???||???||4||81 (37)||Dann Mallet||http://www.emac2013.com.au|
|2015 (12th EMAC)||USA||6–9 December 2015||77||???||???||5||65 (29)||Bronwyn Hajek||https://emac2015.unisa.edu.au/|
|2017 (13th EMAC)||UAL||29 November–1st December 2017||55||???||???||5||50 (30)||Alys Clark and Richard Clarke||http://emac2017.com/|
|2019 (14th EMAC)||ADFA||26 November–30 November 2019||??||???||???||??||?? (??)||Zlatko Jovanoski|
Delegates include the invited speakers.
The web-pages may no longer be operational.
(However, they can be found with the wayback machine - thanks to
Bronwyn Hajek for pointing this out!)
2000. Presentations based on the number of papers listed in the published proceedings (May et al, 2000). EMAC 2000 did not produce a delegates list (Penesis, 2019).
2003. The 2003 conference was embedded into the 5th International Congress on Industrial and Applied Mathematics (7–11 July 2003, Sydney).
2009. The conference book does not distinguish between student and non-student presentations. However, I know that there were 21 students registered. I also know their names. In theory I could very carefully check the program...
The conference committees for the period 1992-2001 are provided in part I.
|2002||Mike Pemberton||--||--||--||Amanda Edwards (UQ)||Peter Jacobs (UQ)||Troy Farrell (QUT)||Anthony Maeder (QUT)|
|(UQ)||Ross McAree (UQ)||Adekunle Oloyede (QUT)||Sergey Suslov (USQ)||Ian Turner (QUT)|
|2003||Leigh Wood||--||--||--||Bill Blyth (RMIT)||Lindsay Botten (UTS)||Gary Fitz-Gerald (RMIT)||Rob May (RMIT)|
|(UTS)||Geoff Smith (UTS)|
|2005||Bill Blyth||Liuping Wang||John Shepherd||Ian Grundy||Robin Hill (RMIT)||Andrew Stacey (RMIT)||Leigh Wood (UTS)|
|2009||Charles Pearce||Fred Bowden||--||--||Andrew Metcalfe (UAD)||R. Brian Webby (USA)||??????||???.|
|2011||Mary Coupland||Mark Nelson||--||--||Bill Blyth (AMSI)||Anne Gardner (UTS)||Tim Langtry (UTS)||Julia Memar (UTS).|
|(UTS)||(UOW)||Beverley Moore (UTS).|
|2013||Dann Mallet||--||--||--||Charisse Farr (QUT)||Kristen Harley (QUT)||Michael Jennings (UQ)||Scott McCue (QUT),|
|(QUT)||Tim Moroney (QUT).|
|2017||---||Richard Clarke||--||---||Haribalan Kumar|
2009. Believed that conference chair was also treasurer.
The awards given out at AEMC94 are listed in part I.
At the EMAC 2011 AGM it was decided to rename the "Best Student talk at EMAC" the William Finlay Blyth Prize.
The winners of the best student presentation for the period 1992-2001 are listed in part I. (Or at least they would be if I had any details about them).
|2005||James Caunce||ADFA||Ryan Adams||RMIT|
|Frederic Cortat||Linkoping University, Sweden||Maya Muthuswamy||University of Melbourne|
|Rosmiwati Mohd-Mokhtar||RMIT||Himanshu Verma||TU Darmstadt, Germany|
|2009||Thiansiri Luangwilai||UNSW, Canberra|
|2011||Darren Engwirda||USN||Thiansiri Luangwilai||UNSW, Canberra|
|2013||Josef Barnes||GFU||Kristen Harley||QUT|
|2015||Dilan Pathirana||GFU||David Harman||GFU|
|2017||Michael Gravatt||UAL||James Cavallo||MNU|
|Win Min Tun||UAL|
We don't have very good records of what
the Winner(s)/ Highly Commended(s) have received.
2009. It's believed that there were three winners and three highly commendeds.
The following table indicates what the winner(s) and the highly commendeds received for their excellent presentations.
|2013||Certificate and $500||Certificate and $150 each|
|2015||Certificate and $500||Certificate and $100 each|
|2017||Certificate and $500||Certificate and $100 each|
In 2013 the certificates were signed by the chair of EMAC 2013,
the chair of EMG and Bill Blyth.
In 2015 the certificates were signed by the chair of EMAC 2015 and the Chair of the Student Prize Committee.
In 2017 the certificates were signed by the two co-chairs of EMAC 2017 and the Chair of the Student Prize Committee.
At EMAC 2015 an award was made for the best student presentation using Maple. In 2015 this prize was sponsored by Australian Scientific and Engineering Solutions (ASES).
The following table indicates what the winner(s) and the highly commendeds received for their excellent presentations.
|2015||Certificate and a copy of the Maple Advanced Engineering Bundle - 2015|
In 2015 the the Maple Advanced Engineering Bundle - 2015,
consisted of the Maple Student Edition and the Advanced Engineering
Mathematics with Maple e-book with solutions. The certificate was signed by
The student prize committees for the period 1992-2001 are listed in part I. (Or at least they would be if I had any details about them).
|2005||John Shepherd (RMIT)|
|2009||John Shepherd (RMIT)|
|2011||Mark Nelson (UoW)||Tara Hamilton (UNSW)||Sean Hendy (VUW)||Tim Langtry (UTS)||Dann Mallet (QUT)|
|John Shepherd (RMIT)||Andrew Stacey (RMIT)||Tanya Tarnopolskaya (CSIRO)||Steve Woodwind (UTS)|
|2013||Mark Nelson (UoW)||Bill Blyth (RMIT)||Pamela Burrage (QUT)||Tara Hamilton (UNSW)||Dann Mallet (QUT)|
|Tim Moroney (QUT)||John Shepherd (RMIT)||Andrew Stacey (RMIT)|
|2015||Yvonne Stokes (UAD)||Amy Albrecht (USA)||Elliot Carr (QUT)||Christine Mangelsdorf (UMB)||Andrew Metcalf (UAD)|
|Martyn Nash (UAL)||Darryn Reid (DSTO)||Dimetre Triadis (LTU)||Annette Worthy (UOW)|
|2017||Bronwyn Hajek (USA)||Alona Ben-Tal (MSU)||Mark McGuinness (VUW)||Mark Nelson (UOW)|
|2015||Bill Blyth (RMIT & ASES)|
|1996||D. Yuen||P. Broadbridge||J. Steiner||ISBN 9780858256538||90|
|ISBN (Book) 0 85825 653 3|
|1998||E.O. Tuck||J.A.K. Stott||ISBN (Book) 185825 686 X||119|
|2000||R.L. May||G.F. Fitz-Gerald||I.H. Grundy||ISBN 085825 705X||76|
|2002||Mike Pemberton||Ian Turner||Peter Jacobs||ISSN 1447-378X|
|2003||R.L. May||W.F. Blyth||ISBN 1 86365-533-6|
|2005||A. Stacey||B. Blyth||J. Shepherd||A.J. Roberts||ANZIAM J (E) 47(2005)|
|2007||G.N. Mercer||ANZIAM J (E) 49(2007)|
|2009||A. Metcalfe||P. Howlett||M.I. Nelson||A.J. Roberts||ANZIAM J (E) 51(2009)|
|2011||M.I. Nelson||A.J. Roberts||M. Coupland||T.J. Hamilton||H.S. Sidhu||ANZIAM J (E) 53(2011)|
|2013||M.I. Nelson||J. Bunder||T.J. Hamilton||M. Jennings||ANZIAM J (E) 55(2013)|
|2015||M.I. Nelson||J. Bunder||D. Mallet||B. Pincombe||ANZIAM J (E) 57(2015)|
The invited speakers committees for the period 1992-2001 are listed in part I. (Or at least they would be if I had any details about them).
|Year||Chair||Conference Chair (*)||EMG Chair (*)|
|2011||Mark Nelson||Mary Coupland||Bill Blyth||Bob Anderssen||Anne Gardner||Bronwyn Hajek||Tara Hamilton|
|2013||Dann Mallet||---||Mark Nelson||John Bell||Gordon Wyeth||Ian Turner|
|2015||Phil Broadbridge||Bronwyn Hajek||Mark Nelson||Tracie Barber||Robert Mahony||Antoinette Tordesillas|
|2017||Scott McCue||Alys Clark||Bronwyn Hajek||Phil Broadbridge||Pamela Burrage||Roslyn Hickson||Mike Plank|
|---||Richard Clarke||---||Antoinette Tordesillas|
(*) The Conference Chair and the EMG Chair should be ex-officio members of the invited speakers committee.
The Invited speakers for the period 1992 to 2001 are provided in part I.
In the following table I have tried to indicate the nominal `area' of a plenary speaker: EDU(education), ENG (engineering), MAT (mathematics), STA (statistics).
|2002||(University of Queensland)|
|Dr. Noel Barton||CSIRO||MAT|
|Finite and Discrete Elements, Multi-Physics and Granular Flows|
|Professor Ron Daniel||Oxford University, UK||ENG|
|Teleoperation and Control Theory. Combining Physics and Mathematics to Improve the Science of Engineering Systems.|
|Professor Larry Forbes||UTAS||MAT|
|Applied Mathematics and MRI Coil Design|
|Professor Sean McKee||University of Strathclyde, UK||MAT|
|Marker and Cell - the State of the Art|
|Dr. Allan Paull||UQ||ENG|
|Hyshot Flight Program|
|Mr. Terry Stevenson||Technical Director of Boeing, Australia||ENG|
|Systems and Complexity.|
|2009||(University of Adelaide)|
|Teaching engineering mathematics using computer algebra|
|Bill Blyth||AMSI & RMIT||EDU|
|Mathematical Tales of Technology and Collaboration|
|Paul Cowpertwait||MSU (NZ)||STA|
|Spatial-temporal Poisson cluster models of rainfall: Applications and further developments|
|Hydrodynamic effects on fast monohulls or catamarans travelling through the critical speed in shallow water|
|Calculation of Linearised Ship Waves|
|Yuri Sergeev||Newcastle University (UK)||MAT|
|Solid particles, vortices, and their interactions in helium II: visualization of quantum turbulence|
|2011||(University of Technology, Sydney)|
|Professor Simon Beecham||UniSA||ENG|
|Understanding trends, step changes and the influence of climate indices on rainfall in South Australia|
|Professor Sean Hendy||Victoria University of Wellington||MAT|
|Applications of mathematics to nanotechnology and materials|
|Professor Peter Hunter FRS||University of Auckland||ENG|
|The VPH/Physiome Project and the role of engineering mathematics in computational physiology|
|Dr Birgit Loch||Swinburne University of Technology||EDU|
|Teaching mathematics with technology|
|Dr Tanya Tarnopolskaya||CSIRO||MAT|
|Practical insight through asymptotic and perturbation analysis|
|Dr Christopher Watson||University of Tasmania||STA|
|Space Geodesy: Current techniques, challenges and some unsolved problems|
|2013||(Queensland University of Technology)|
|Lori Bassman and Darryl Yong||Harvey Mudd College, United States||EDU|
|``Studio'' Mathematics for Undergraduate Engineers|
|Making a difference with engineering mathematics|
|Observers for Symmetric Mechanical Systems|
|Numerical methods applied to problems involving one or more fluids containing particulate matter|
|2015||(University of South Australia)|
|Kylie Catchpole||Australian National University||ENG|
|The bright future of solar energy|
|Christine Mangelsdorf||University of Melbourne||EDU|
|Lessons learned in teaching engineering mathematics|
|Martyn Nash||University of Auckland (New Zealand)||ENG/MAT|
|Multi-scale modelling of cardiac electro-mechanics, arrhythmias and heart failure|
|Darryn Reid||Defence Science and Technology Group||MAT|
|The imperative of mathematical uncertainty|
|Ben Rubinstein||University of Melbourne||STAT|
|Data integration through the lens of statistical learning|
|2017||(University of Auckland)|
|Michael Forbes||University of Queensland||MAT|
|Benders decomposition and lazy modelling for integer programming problems|
|Philippa Martin||University of Canterbury||ENG|
|Tiptoeing along the edge of stability|
|Louise Olsen-Kettle||Swinburne University of Technology||MAT|
|Bridging the macro to the mesoscale: modelling damage and fracture propogation in anisotropic materials|
|Graham Weir||Massey University||MAT|
|Conceptual models for porous media theory|
|Caroline Yoon||University of Auckland||EDU|
|Cutting through the fake `real world' of mathematics tasks|
2002 (Noel Barton became the second person (after Leslie Mustoe) to be an invited speaker at two conferences: AEMC 1994 and EMAC 2002.)
I have also provided this information in part I (1992-2001). But I think it's nice to see all the registration fees information in one table.
|Membership||1996||2002||2005||2009||2011||2013||2015||2017||AMS||$300||$500||$450||$540 (?)||$600||$600||$600||NZD $560/650||Non-AMS||$300||$500||$450||????||$650||$650||$650||NZD $600/700||AMS student||$250||$250||$250||$490 (?)||$360||$360||$360||NZD $350/400||Non-AMS student||$250||$250||$250||????||$390||$390||$390||NZD $380/430||Accompanying person||N/A||$110||$110||????||N/A||N/A||$115||NZD $115||Retiree||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||$360||$410||NZD $350|
All registration fees are `early bird'.
The AEMC 96 conference had a technical organising committee and an international technical advisory committee. The details of these committees is listed in Part 1 (1992-2001) of the EMG history.
The 2000 EMAC had a technical committee. The details of this committee is listed in Part 1 (1992-2001) of the EMG history.
In 2002 and 2003 EMAC had a technical committee. In 2013 and 2015 EMAC had an abstract review committee.
The EMAC 2002 conference proceedings list a `technical committee' (Pemberton et al 2002). I have no idea what this committee did! The members were:
|Jim Hill||University of Wollongong|
|Neville Fowkes||University of Western Australia|
|Jagannath Mazumdar||University of Adelaide|
|Alan East||University of Papua New Guinea|
The EMAC 2003 conference proceedings list a `technical committee' (May & Blyth, 2003). Other than having the primary responsibility for refereeing papers I do not know what this committee did. The members were:
|Bill Blyth (Co-Chair)||RMIT University|
|Rob May (Co-Chair)||RMIT University|
|Shaun Belward||James Cook University|
|Pat Cretchley||University of Southern Queensland|
|Frank de Hoog||CSIRO|
|Neville Fowkes||University of Western Australia|
|Milton Fuller||Central Queensland University|
|Jules Harnett||University of Technology, Sydney|
|Grant Keady||University of Western Australia|
|Kerry Landman||University of Melbourne|
|Helen MacGillivray||Queensland University of Technology|
|Beverley Moore||University of Technology, Sydney|
|Mike Pemberton||University of Queensland|
|Peter Petocz||University of Technology, Sydney|
|Stephen Roberts||Australian National University|
|Geoff Smith||University of Technology, Sydney|
|Wee King Soh||University of Wollongong|
|Pavel Trivailo||RMIT University|
|Jiyuan Tu||RMIT University|
|Rod Weber||University of New South Wales (ADFA)|
|Leigh Wood||University of Technology, Sydney|
The EMAC 2013 conference had an abstract review committee. The members were
|Kai Helge Becker||QUT|
The EMAC 2015 conference had an abstract review committee. The members were
I do not have a list of delegates for either the Inaugural Engineering Mathematics and Applications Conference (1992) or the Engineering Mathematics Group Symposium (1993).
EMAC 2000 did not produce a delegates list (Penesis, 2019).
There were 60 delegates at EMAC 2002.
There were 78, 86, 85, 113, 77 and 60 delegates at EMAC's 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015 and 2017 respectively. How many delegates have attended how many of these conferences? Data below!
|Number of EMACs attended||Frequency|
The twenty-one people to attend three EMAC's are: Andrew Metcalfe, Brandon Pincombe, David Harman, Dominic Wu, Geoffrey Aldis, Gunther Kurz, Howard Connell, Jagannath Mazumdar, John Gear, Joseph Steiner, Larry Forbes, Manmohan Singh, Milton Fuller, Neville Fowkes, Nian Li, Noel Barton, Peter B. Beda, Raymond Summit, Tara Hamilton, Yan Ding, and Yvonne Stokes.
The eleven people to attend four EMAC's are: Aaron Blicblau, Adrian Pincombe, Alan Easton, Andrew Stacey, D'Arcy Mullamphy, Mike Pemberton, Neil Kelson, Peter Johnston, Stephen Woodcock, Stuart Hawkins, and Zlatko Jovanoski.
The one person to attend seven EMAC's is: Mark Nelson.
The two people to attend nine EMAC's are: Bill Blyth, and John Shepherd.
This analysis is based upon softcopy delegate lists provided to me by Karen Bradford (EMAC 2007, 22nd January 2016), Andrew Metcalfe (EMAC 2009, 9th August 2014), Mary Coupland (EMAC 2011), Dann Mallet (EMAC 2013), Bronwyn Hajek (EMAC 2015) and Richard Clarke (EMAC 2017).
Harvinder Sidhu provided me with the conference delegates list for EMAC 1998.
I already had the conference delegate list provided to delegates at EMAC 2000.
I have provided an analysis of conference delegates for the period 1992-2001 in part I.
Gary Fitzgerald, a stalwart member of the EMG during its first ten years, passed away on 29th August 2018. Amongst his many contributions Gary: assisted during the running of the Inaugural EMAC Symposium (1992), served as an ordinary member on the EMG executive (1992-AEMC 1994), was director and chair of the 1993 EMG Symposium, served on the AEMC 1994 conference committee, served as Treasurer on the EMG executive (AEMC 1994-AEMC 1996), served as Secretary on the EMG executive (EMAC 2000-EMAC 2002), served as Secretary for EMAC 2000, was co-editor of the EMAC 2000 conference proceedings, served on the EMAC 2003 conference committee
|ADFA||Australian Defence Force Academy|
|AMSI||Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute|
|ANU||Australian National University|
|CMG||Computational Mathematics Group|
|CSIRO||Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation|
|CUT||Curtin University of Technology|
|DSTO||Defence Science and Technology Organisation|
|IEAust||Institute of Engineers Australia|
|LTU||La Trobe University|
|MSU||Massey University (New Zealand)|
|ICIAM||International Congress in Industrial and Applied Mathematics|
|QUT||Queensland University of Technology|
|RMIT||Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology|
|SIT||Sydney Institute of Technology|
|SUT||Swinburne University of Technology|
|UAD||University of Adelaide|
|UAL||University of Auckland (New Zealand)|
|UMB||University of Melbourne|
|UNC||University of Newcastle|
|UNSW||University of New South Wales|
|UNSW at ADFA||University of New South Wales at the Australian Defence Force Academy|
|UoW||University of Wollongong|
|UQ||University of Queensland|
|USA||University of South Australia|
|USN||University of Sydney|
|USQ||University of Southern Queensland|
|UTAS||University of Tasmania|
|UTS||University of Technology, Sydney|
|UWA||University of Western Australia|
|VUW||Victoria University of Wellington (New Zealand)|
Bill Blyth provided many details of every EMAC, particularly over the 2000–2011 period. He's a walking history of EMG and EMAC!
Martin Bunder let me borrow his collection of issues of the Australian Mathematical Society Gazette: Volume 1 (1974) to Volume 26 (1999).
Zlatko Jovanoski gave me his copy of the EMAC 2000 and EMAC 2002 proceedings. (I was at EMAC 2002, I have no idea what happened to my copy!).
Ross Moor told me how to replace `20-22' by the nicer looking `20–22'. (I have not always followed this advice).
Irene Penesis suggested that EMAC 20000 did not have a delegates list. (If they had one, she would have kept it!)
John Shepherd provided me a hardcopy delegates list for the AEMC 1994 conference
By `paperwork' I mean such things as: list of delegates, conference program and conference proceedings (where these were published as a hardcopy).
Paperwork that I am missing or the period 1992-2001 is listed in part I of the EMG history.
I have kept all my proceedings and normally if there was a delegates list, I
keep it with the proceedings. I haven't got the delegates list for EMAC2000 (as
I think they didn't prepare one).
This shows the sources that I have used to write this document. The bibliography used to write Part 1 (1992-2001) of the EMG history is provided there.
A detailed reading of the Gazette might reveal a treasure trove of information about EMG. Due to lack of time I have just looked through the index of each issue.
The only mention of EMAC in this book is the fact that the 6th EMAC meeting was embedded into ICIAM. There is no mentioned of the EMG group.