The format of the MISG 2002 will be unchanged from past meetings. On the first day, a set of scientific projects of industrial origin will be described by industrial representatives. Mathematicians will then work collaboratively with the industry participants on the projects for three days before presenting their results on the final day.

Each project will be managed by two moderators whole role will be to coordinate preliminary work including literature searches, outline any preliminary thoughts which need to be worked on, elicit contributions from all present, provide summaries throughout the workshop and assist in the preparation of a final technical report for the industrial participants.