St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, CANADA
July 17-20, 2010



On behalf of Memorial University, the Department of Mathematics and Statistics invites you to participate in CAIMS*SCMAI 2010, the annual meeting of the Canadian Applied and Industrial Mathematics Society (CAIMS)/ Société Canadienne de Mathématiques Appliquées et Industrielles (SCMAI) to be held at the Sheraton Hotel Newfoundland in one of the world's most dramatic and captivating locations, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, CANADA. A symbiotic mix of untouched landscape and world class tourist attractions -- spectacular seascapes, impressive glacier carved fjords, pristine wilderness and magnificent waterfalls -- the city of St. John's appeals to nature, culture and folklore enthusiasts alike (see for cultural events).

St. John's, the capital city of Newfoundland and Labrador, is Canada's oldest and, arguably, the most distinctive city in North America. The rich history and culture and affinity for "small town" quality of life make the city a pleasure in which to live, work, visit and play. A mosaic of fishing villages, cultural festivals and wildlife, St. John's is also an international centre for marine science and technology, and an active centre for investment and business activity in offshore oil development. While attending CAIMS*SCMAI 2010 take a break, explore the rocky shores, scenic walking trails, and rushing rivers; go whale and iceberg watching; browse the shops on Water Street, or take a stroll down George Street, understood to have the most pubs per square foot of any street in North America; visit the Newfoundland Museum, or the St. John's Fluvarium, the only public fluvarium in North America, or better still watch the sun rise on Signal Hill and set at Cape Spear, the most easterly port in North America. The options are endless and yours to explore while visiting St. John's.

Following upon a practice which began at Winnipeg in 1996, the 31st Annual Meeting of CAIMS*SCMAI 2010 will incorporate and be held simultaneously with the 19th Canadian Symposium on Fluid Dynamics (CSFD-2010). The programs for these two meetings have been constructed so that they are complementary and will provide maximum visibility for Canadian Applied Mathematics in general. The meetings will consist of invited plenary talks, the 2010 CAIMS*SCMAI prize plenary talks, invited session talks based on a set of themes from contemporary applied mathematics, mini-symposia, contributed papers and poster sessions. Two of the main themes for this conference are "Fluid Dynamics (CSFD-2010)" and "Ocean Modelling and Technology", chosen to reflect our regional strengths in ocean-related research. In addition, a special invited lecture, the 2010 AARMS Distinguished Lecture, entitled "Ocean Space Centre - A centre of marine technology knowledge for the future" is planned to highlight the development of the most comprehensive and up-to-date marine technology knowledge center in the world by a group of Trondheim research organizations in Norway. We hope you will join us to participate in this exciting scientific venue.

We are looking forward to welcoming you in St. John's.

With Warm Regards,

Drs. Serpil Kocabiyik and Sharene Bungay,
Co-chairwomen of CAIMS*SCMAI 2010