SIMC2019

Introduction

The forthcoming “5th Strathmore International Mathematics Conference (SIMC 2019) to be held during the week of August 12 – 16, 2019 is part of a series of biannual international mathematics conferences that the Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Strathmore University hosts every two years, as a part of its research initiatives and mandate.

The SIMC 2019 will be a follow up of the recent “4th Strathmore International Mathematics Conference (SIMC 2017) which was held in June 19 – 23, 2017  at Strathmore University. During SIMC 2017, both formal and informal discussions concluded with a strong observation that there is a real need for universities and other organizations in Africa to foster activities focused on nurturing the research careers of young mathematicians, and sowing the seeds for building future groups of research collaboration.

Venue
Strathmore University is situated on Ole Sangale Road, off Langata Road, in Madaraka Estate. If using public transport, take matatu number 14A, which leaves town from Bus Station and goes directly to the entrance of Strathmore University (the last stop).

In case you are driving, click here for directions.

Click here to get directions using Google Maps

Sponsors
Our sponsors include:
Strathmore University, Strathmore Business School, UNESCO, NACOSTI and DAAD.

Visa
Visa may be required for International visitors to Nairobi,Kenya. Please check with the respective local Embassy for details and other requirements. Letters of invitation will be issued to participants upon request for the processing of travel documents.

Accommodation
We have negotiated the rates for the following hotels which are within a radius of 3 kilometers from Strathmore University.

  1. Weston Hotel (Bed and Breakfast  KShs. 11,700,  and Dinner [buffet] KShs. 2,700) http://www.westonhotel.com
  2. Hill Park Hotel (Half Board KShs. 10,800) http://hillparkhotel.com/
  3. Mvui House (Half Board KShs. 5,750) http://www.mvulihotels.com
  4. The Strand Hotel (Half Board KShs. 4000) http://www.thestrandhotelkenya.com

However, participants are free to book any other hotel of their choice. The following hotels are also within short walking distances to the conference venue

  1. Milele Hotel:        http://www.milelehotels.com/
  2. Fairview Hotel:    http://www.fairviewkenya.com/
  3. West Breeze Hotel:    http://westbreezehotel.com/
  4. Magharibi Suits:    http://www.magharibisuites.co.ke/
  5. Hotel Rio:        http://www.hotelrio.co.ke
  6. Summerdale Inn:    http://www.summerdaleinn.com

Higher End  Hotels in Nairobi

  1. Silver Springs Hotel:    http://www.silversprings-hotel.com
  2. The Stanley Hotel:                    http://www.sarovahotels.com/stanley
  3. Laico Regency Hotel:    http://www.laicohotels.com/laico-regency
  4. Nairobi Serena Hotel:    http://www.serenahotels.com/serenanairobi
  5. Nairobi Safari Club:                    http://www.nairobisafariclub.com/
  6. Sentrim 680 Hotel:                    http://www.sentrimhotels.net/
  7. The Hilton Nairobi:                    http://www3.hilton.com/en/index.html
  8. Sarova Panafric:                    http://www.sarovahotels.com/panafric
  9. The Intercontinental:    http://www.intercontinental.com/
  10. PrideInn Hotel:        http://www.prideinn.co.ke/hotels/
  11. Crowne Plaza Nairobi:    http://www.cpnairobi.com/
  12. Best Western Premier:    http://www.bestwestern.co.ke/
  13. The Boma Hotels:                    http://www.theboma.co.ke/

Transport
Kindly check the contact page for map and directions.

Funding Opportunity

Partial funding is available for DAAD alumni (DAAD scholars – those who have been sponsored by DAAD before) and any other person who even though not a DAAD alumni, they have spent at least three months in Germany. To be eligible for funding, the applicant must be from Eastern African countries.

For those interested, please fill the application form below:

All abstract submissions should be prepared using the Abstract Template (see the LaTeX and PDF template files) and should be submitted electronically as PDF to the online submission system.

Authors may contribute to the conference by submitting articles that illustrate research results, projects, surveying works and industrial experiences that describe significant advances in the following areas, but are not limited to:

Pure Mathematics: Algebra and Applications, Computational Algebra, Analysis, Combinatorics, Geometry and Topology, Number Theory, Differential Equations, Approximation Theory, Coding Theory, Image Processing, Control Theory, Cryptology, Discrete Mathematics.

Applied Mathematics: Difference and Functional Equations, Dynamical Systems and Egordic Theory, Fluid Mechanics, Fuzzy Mathematics, Game Theory, Graph Theory, Integral Equations, Mathematical Biology and Mathematical Ecology, Bioinformatics, Mathematical Modelling in Environmental Sciences, Mathematical Economics and Financial Mathematics, Financial Econometrics, Stochastic Modeling and Applications, Biomedical modeling and data fitting, Modeling Climatic Changes.

Statistical Modeling: Theoretical Computer Science, Data Mining and Soft Computing Theory and Application of Statistical Linear Models; Bayesian Models and Data Analysis, Spatial Analysis; Exploratory Methods and Functional Data Analysis.

Data Science and computational intelligence: The algorithms of the Data Science and Computational Intelligence (DSCI) have found their applications in various real world problems such as retail stores, bioinformatics, image classification, weather forecast, etc. The scope includes but is not limited to the following topics: Advanced data analytical models and applications, Social networks and social media analysis, Big data management and analysis, Machine learning for data science and applications, Spatial data and geographical data analysis, Medical data and image analysis, Analysis and applications of Bioinformatics, Business analytics modelling and applications.

Mathematics Education: contributions relating to Methodological Issuesin particular in Design-based research and Activity Theory in Mathematics Education Research.

Registration fee for the conference is Ksh. 25,000 (USD 250). For the undergraduate, the conference fee will be Ksh 10,000 for the three conference days.  Register by filling the form at the bottom of this page.

Mode of payment:

Via Mpesa:

Business number is 100219,
Account number is “mathsconference”
Via Bank deposit

Bank details Name: Strathmore University

Bank: Standard Chartered Bank
Account Number : 0102044844000 (KES)
: 8702044844000 (USD)
: 2802044844000 (GBP)
: 9302044844000 (EUR)
Branch: Karen
Branch code: 075
Bank code: 02
Swift Code: SCBLKENXXXX

Kindly Note: The deadline for registration is July 15, 2019, in which you are required to have submitted your registration fee and send to us (raketch@strathmore.edurmbogo@strathmore.edu) your confirmation code and date (for mpesa users) and the bank advice/slip (for the bank depositors).

The SIMC 2019 Committee invites authors to submit abstracts for presentation within any of the SIMC 2019 themes listed further below.

Please note the deadline for abstract submission is 5:00 pm 30th April 2019 EAT (updated).

Submission Procedure

Visit https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=simc2019 access instructions on how to submit your abstract. You will be required to register first in case you don’t have an easychair account.

Conference Themes

Abstract submissions can be made under the following themes .

  1. Pure Mathematics
  2. Biomathematical Modeling
  3. Mathematical Finance
  4. Mathematics Education
  5. Mathematical Economics
  6. Data Science
  7. Statistical Modeling

Audio Visual

Standard audio visual equipment will be available allowing for ppt presentations.

Presentation Type

Abstracts may be submitted as Interactive Poster or Oral presentation.

Full paper submission

  1. Full papers should be submitted on https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=simc2019by 30th June 2019.
  2. Papers that successfully go through the refereeing process will be published in the African Journal of Pure and Applied Mathematics(IMHOTEP)

Oral Presentation Guidelines

  1. Presentation Time: 15 minutes Oral sessions: 10-12 minutes for presentation and 3-5 minutes for discussion.
  2. The meeting room will be equipped with projector, screen, and laser pointer. You will be required to provide your presentation on a USB no more than 2 hours before your talk is due. More detailed information on submitting your final presentation slides will be provided later

Poster Presentation Guidelines

  1. Posters are displayed during the evening tea break on the day of the poster session. Authors should hang their posters in the morning (before 11:30 am) and remove them at the end of the session.
  2. Poster sessions are 4:30pm – 6:30pm on Monday and Tuesday. Presenting authors are required to be present for the duration of their scheduled 2-hour session.
  3. Maximum poster surface area (orientation portrait): 150cm-height (maximum) x 90cm-width (maximum)
  4. Removal and collection of posters at the end of the display period remains the responsibility of the author(s). Posters not removed by the indicated take-down time will be removed and disposed of by the secretariat.

Kindly send an email to simc2019@strathmore.edu if interested in giving a poster presentation as opposed to oral presentation by 30th June 2019.

Scientific program

The Scientific Programme of the 5th SIMC 2019 is being developed with the diverse interests of the local and the international community in mind.Click on any of the links to get the program for each parallel session:

  1. Algorithms and Computing
  2. Mathematical Finance
  3. Mathematical Modeling
  4. Statistical Modeling
  5. Mathematics Education
  6. Pure Maths

Social Program

Social and cultural programmes, promoting informal contacts between conference  participants and contact with rich cultural heritage of Kenya will be an important component of the conference activities.

There will be a welcome reception on June 15 2019 and a conference dinner on June 22 2019.

All social activities (including coffee breaks) which are free for the SIMC2017 participants will be also free for accompanying persons for whom the appropriate fee was paid.

Tourist program

The tourists program consists of guided walks around Nairobi and excursions in the vicinity of Nairobi offered at extra charge. The following are some of the exciting places to visit in Nairobi

  1. Giraffe Centre

African Fund for Endangered Wildlife Kenya limited (AFEW (K) LTD) also known as the Giraffe Centre was founded in 1979 and is an educational institution in conjunction with rescuing the endangered Rothschild giraffes. For more information go to giraffecenter.org

  1. Nairobi National Park

Noble black rhinos are the highlight of this amazing park, Kenya’s first national park and a local treasure. For more information go to http://www.kws.org/parks/parks_reserves/NANP.html.

  1. Nairobi National Museum

The Nairobi National Museum showcases Kenya’s rich Heritage with four distinct themes representing Kenya’s Culture, Nature, History and Contemporary Art. For more information go to http://www.museums.or.ke.

  1. Bomas of Kenya

The word Bomas was derived from “Boma”-a Swahili word for .enclosed homestead and there are now many different “Bomas”, each one representing one of Kenya’s major ethnic groups. At Bomas, different aspects of Kenyan culture are displayed including living styles, crafts, music and dancing. For more information go to http://www.bomasofkenya.co.ke.

  1. Nairobi Mamba Village

Mamba Village is famous for its Crocodile Farm. The pens are home to an estimated 70 Nile crocodiles. Four Maasai Ostriches can also be found strutting around their pen with grace. For more information, go to http://www.nairobimamba.com.

  1. Uhuru Gardens Memorial Park

Uhuru is a swahili word meaning freedom. This is Kenya’s largest Memorial Park. The gardens were officially declared a National Monument in 1966 because of their historical importance. For more information, go to http://www.museums.or.ke/content/blogcategory/60/86.

1st Announcement

The “5th Strathmore International Mathematics Conference (SIMC 2019) will be held in Strathmore University, Nairobi, Kenya, during the week of August 12 – 16, 2019.  The conference will be organized in plenary and parallel sessions of oral presentations. The Conference paper presentation sessions will be preceded by a number of 2-day schools (August 12 and 13) on broad research topics of contemporary interest and relevance.

Theme:  “Promoting Challenge-Driven Research in Mathematical Sciences and Building Collaborative Research Networks”

Conference Goal

The goal of this conference is to provide mathematics researchers from around the world, working in various mathematical disciplines, to discuss latest developments and share their research results in contemporary areas of mathematics research and applications. This conference also intends to forge new cross-disciplinary interactions among participants and farther existing partnerships among the international mathematics community and in particular, young researchers in Eastern Africa. The conference provides a unique opportunity for in-depth technical discussions and exchange of ideas in mathematical sciences, as well as explores the potential of their applications in natural, biomedical and social sciences, engineering and technology and industry and finance.

Conference Objectives:

  1. 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 mathematical sciences.
  2. To explore possible avenues to foster academic and student exchange, as well as scientific activities;
  3. Identifying future needs and opportunities for mathematical sciences in industry and promote stronger links between mathematics and industry for a mutually beneficial partnership between industry and mathematical scientists.

Research Areas

The SIMC 2019 looks for significant contributions to Mathematics and its applications in theoretical and practical aspects.

Authors may contribute to the conference by submitting articles that illustrate research results, projects, surveying works and industrial experiences that describe significant advances in the following areas, but are not limited to:

Algebra and Applications, Computational Algebra, Analysis, Combinatorics, Geometry and Topology, Number Theory, Differential Equations, Approximation Theory, Coding Theory, Image Processing, Control Theory, Cryptology, Difference and Functional Equations, Discrete Mathematics, Dynamical Systems and Egordic Theory, Fluid Mechanics, Fuzzy Mathematics, Game Theory, Graph Theory, Integral Equations, Mathematical Biology and Mathematical Ecology, Bioinformatics, Mathematical Modelling in Environmental Sciences, Theoretical Computer Science, Data Mining and Soft Computing, Mathematical Economics and Financial Mathematics, Financial Econometrics, Stochastic Modeling, Stochastic Calculus and Applications, Theory and Application of Statistical Linear Models; Bayesian Models and Data Analysis; Biometric Models and Data Analysis, Modeling Climatic Changes; Spatial Analysis; Exploratory Methods and Functional Data Analysis. Mathematics Education.

Conference Format

The conference will be organized in plenary and parallel sessions of oral presentations. The plenary sessions will include keynote papers and invited papers on topics of broad interest and appeal by distinguished researchers in the respective fields. The parallel sessions will include invited and contributed papers in each of the respective areas of focus. On each day of the conference there will be graduate students’ and postdoctoral poster sessions. Each session will be organized by a convenor, or two joint convenors who will be renowned researcher(s) in the respective area of focus. The convenor(s) will have the responsibility of organizing the sessions, inviting the key speakers, and selecting contributed papers and graduate students’ posters. The conference will be crowned on the last day with an open industry session that will include a plenary presentation or public lecture by a leading researcher with experience in application of mathematical sciences to problems in industry and business. The session will be open to participants from industry and the general public. At the end of the public lecture there will be an expert panel to discuss current problems and future directions in mathematics research and applications in Africa.

For those who wish to have their papers published in the Conference Proceedings, their papers will be peer-reviewed and then selected for publication in the Proceedings.

Pre Conference Schools

The Conference paper presentation sessions shall be preceded by a number of 2-day schools on broad research topics of contemporary interest and relevance, chosen from the following research areas: Pure Mathematics and Applications; Applied Mathematics and Applications; Statistical Modeling and Applications; Stochastic Modeling and Applications; and Mathematics Education; Biomathematics; Mathematical Economics and  Financial Mathematics. The aim of these schools is to nurture research careers of young mathematicians and to sow the seed for future generation of mathematics researchers in East African region. The participants in the schools will be drawn from mathematicians in the peridoctoral stage, meaning, those who are close to finishing their doctorates or have recently finished. The schools will bring together budding mathematicians with a passion for research and provide them with structured lectures and activities aimed at helping them explore and exchange current trends in mathematics research and to build collaborative networks. Each school will be directed by a senior researcher who is an international leader in the research topic of the school. The participants in the schools will be expected to participate in the conference.

2nd Announcement

Rationale for the Conference

The forthcoming “5th Strathmore International Mathematics Conference (SIMC 2019)” to be held during the week of August 12 – 16, 2019 is part of a series of biannual international mathematics conferences that the Institute of  Mathematical Sciences , Strathmore University hosts every two years, as a part of its research initiatives and mandate.

The SIMC 2019 will be a follow up of the recent “4th  Strathmore International Mathematics Conference (SIMC 2017)”  which was held in  June 19 – 23, 2017  at Strathmore University. During SIMC 2017, both formal and informal discussions concluded with a strong observation that there is a real need for universities and other organizations in Africa to foster activities focused on nurturing the research careers of young mathematicians, and sowing the seeds for building future groups of research collaboration.

Significance of the Conference

The conference will promote research collaborations in mathematical sciences and enhance the level and quality of research in Mathematics and its applications in society.

Expected Outcomes

The expected outcomes of the conference are varied. These can be broadly classified as follows:

  • Nurturing/mentoring young researchers: The conference will serve as an initiative for preparing the next generation of Mathematicians in Kenya and the region by inspiring passion for research in mathematics and providing opportunity for senior researchers to  guide and  mentor young mathematics researchers.
  • Collaboration: The conference will serve to bring together researchers whose work is dispersed and isolated to enhance collaboration among researchers in the various areas of Mathematical Sciences within Kenya and across the borders.
  • Exposure : The formal and informal interactions in the parallel and plenary sessions will expose researchers both the young and old in the region to emerging research areas in Mathematical Sciences and its applications
  • Improved Quality of teaching and Research: Underlying everything is the desire that the conference will enhance the level and quality of mathematics teaching and research.

3rd Announcement

Program

You can download the full program for the conference  – click here.

Post office address:

P O BOX 59857 – 00200
Nairobi, KENYA.
Phone numbers:
+254(0)703 034 166/+254(0)703 034 361/ +254(0)703 034 321
Email: simc2019@strathmore.edu

Registration Form