International Council for Industrial and Applied Mathematics

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International Council for Industrial and Applied Mathematics
Abbreviation ICIAM
Formation 1987; 30 years ago (1987)
Region served
Official language
English, French
Maria J. Esteban (France)
Parent organization
International Council for Science (ICSU)
Website ICIAM Official website

The International Council for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ICIAM) is a worldwide organisation for professional applied mathematics societies, and for other societies with a significant interest in industrial or applied mathematics. The current (2016) President is Maria J. Esteban and the Executive Secretary is Sven Leyffer.


ICIAM organises the four-yearly International Congress on Industrial and Applied Mathematics, the first of which was held in 1987. The most recent congress was in 2015 in Beijing, and the next will be in 2019 in Valencia (Spain). It also sponsors several prizes, awarded at the congresses: the ICIAM/SIAM Pioneer Prize for applied mathematical work in a new field, the ICIAM Collatz Prize for scientists under the age of 42, the ICIAM Lagrange Prize for exceptional career contributions, the ICIAM Maxwell Prize for originality in applied mathematics, and the ICIAM Su Buchin Prize for contributions to emerging economies and human development.[1]


Until 1999 the Council was known as the Committee for International Conferences on Industrial and Applied Mathematics (CICIAM). Formed in 1987 with the start of the ICIAM conference series, this committee represented the leaders of four applied mathematics societies: the Gesellschaft für Angewandte Mathematik und Mechanik (GAMM), in Germany, the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA), in England, the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM), in the USA, and the Société de Mathématiques Appliquées et Industrielles (SMAI), in France. The first two presidents of the council, Roger Temam and Reinhard Mennicken, oversaw the addition of several other societies as members and associate members of the council; as of 2015 it had 21 full members and 26 associate members. Past Presidents include Olavi Nevanlinna, Ian Sloan, Rolf Jeltsch and Barbara Keyfitz. [2]


  1. ^ ICIAM Prizes, from the ICIAM web site.
  2. ^ International Council for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, Ian H. Sloan, IMU-Net: The electronic newsletter of the International Mathematical Union, May 2004.

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