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48th European Study Group SWI 2004
"Mathematics with Industry"
15- 19 March 2004, Delft, The Netherlands
Poster SWI 2004
General Information

The 48th European Study group Mathematics with industry (Studiegroep Wiskunde met de Industrie) will be held from March 15th-19th 2004 at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science of Delft University of Technology.
The aim of the workshop is to bring together mathematicians and commercial companies to tackle industrial problems. The workshop is supported by  ITW (Industrial and Applied Mathematics), STW (Stichting Technische Wetenschappen) and NWO/EW, and ECMI (European Consortium for Mathematics in Industry).

Information for Participants
There is no registration fee for participants attending the workshop. The organisation hopes that many participants will stay in one of the hotels in  Delft, since this will create a good and creative atmosphere. Some funds are available to support travel or accommodation for those unable to find any other source of funding. This support is limited and must be requested by sending an email to the organising committee (swi@math.tudelft.nl). Note that you may be asked to share a room with another participant.

Your timely registration before the workshop is appreciated such that we can make arrangements for the lunches, receptions and dinner, especially hotel accommodation should be ordered weeks in advance.
To register for the study group and for hotel accommodation please fill the following online registration form and return to the organizers.
Alternatively you may first download the registration form and return it by fax or email after completion to the organizers.

If you have any questions, please email the organizers.

Problem descriptions
Date & Venue:

15-19 March 2004

Workshop Venue:

Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science, Delft Univeristy of Technology, Mekelweg 4, 2628 CD, Delft. Click here for a route description

  Workshop Dinner Venue:

Restaurant Emauspoort, Vrouwenregt 10-11, 2611 KK, Delft
Route description to (Herberg/Restaurant Emauspoort)
Building EEMCS
Programme & Registration Form
- Programme of SWI 2004

- Online registration or first download the registration form. Hotels information and reservation are included in the registration form.

How it works
At the beginning of the week, a representative from each company invited (5-7 companies in all) presents their industrial problem to the participating mathematicians (approximately 60 or so). The academic participants then allocate themselves to the groups who work full-time on each problem over the next three days. By the last day, each group of mathematicians must ensure that their ideas are developed enough to collate them into a final presentation to the other study-group participants. The collaboration does not necessarily end at this point as the mathematicians must also write an article for the proceedings, which can act as a formal record of the work done for the invited company. This provides the possibility of encouraging further research, leading to new links between industry and academia.
Information for companies Perhaps, an industrial problem from your company could be solved in our study group ?
We would be more than happy to visit you, at no cost and without any need for an immediate commitment, for an initial discussion about formulating such a problem. Almost all industrial problems have some mathematical aspect to them, although the mathematics is not always recognisable at first. Indeed, from our own experience, some of the most successful study group problems have not been well-defined in mathematical terminology at the start of the study group.

In the event that a suitable problem can be found and your company decides to participate, we ask for an employee of your company to attend the entire study group week or to be available to the mathematicians for questions. A contribution of 1500 euros to the costs of the study group is also requested.

Social Events
  • 15 March, 17:30 - 19:00, DIAM reception (at TU Delft)
  • 16 March, 18:00 - 19:30, Reception at Emaupoort (in the centre of Delft)
  • 17 March, 18:00 - 19:30, Reception
  • 18 March, 18:30 - 21:00, Workshop dinner at Emauspoort
Contact informationn
Studiegroep Wiskunde met de Industrie (SWI 2004)
Delft Insititute for Applied Mathematics
Delft University of Technology
Mekelweg 4, 2628 CD, Delft
The Netherlands

E-mail: swi@math.tudelft.nl
Telephone: +31 15 2787229 / 2788283 / 2781910
Fax: +31 15 2787245 / +31 15 2787295

Cor Kraaikamp
Hai Xiang Lin
Kees Oosterlee
Other links

Study groups in the past

  General information about the Study group.
Proceedings will be printed which includes a report/paper discussing the results obtained by each working group on a problem.



This page is last modified at March 9, 2004 by H.X. Lin. We would like to thank Derk and Vivi (Univ. Leiden) for their help.