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Summer Conference on Topology and its Applications (SUMTOPO), South Africa, 1-4 July, 2019

The "Summer Conference on Topology and its Applications" (SUMTOPO) 2019 took place at University of the Witwatersrand Johannesburg, South Africa during the period 1-4 July, 2019. The purpose of SUMTOPO is to bring researchers from diverse fields within topology together in order to discuss the latest developments. In its thirty-three year history, the SUMTOPO has grown into one of the largest annual international conferences on topology. The SUMTOPO conference has long been dedicated to creating opportunities for graduate students and early career researchers.

This year, the conference focused on five research themes:

  • Topological algebra and analysis
  • Asymmetric structures and orders
  • Dynamics and continuum theory
  • Set-Theoretic topology
  • Topology in data science

These topic fields were chosen to be representative of the broad range of research being actively pursued today.

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Dias de Combinatoria 2019, Colombia, 15-26 July, 2019

The “Dias de Combinatoria 2019” conference was held at the University of Cauca, Popayan, Colombia during the period 15-26 July, 2019. During the “Dias de Combinatoria 2019” conference four successful introductory minicourses in enumerative, geometric and algebraic combinatorics took place. These minicourses were held in spanish and they were comprised, each of five lecture sessions and five group-work sessions, during which students worked on problems. Each session was one and a half hours long. The minicourses provide the foundations in basic topics in regards to combinatorics and related areas. The mini-courses were accompanied by problem sessions and activities among the participants. In particular, DIAS 2019 aimed at encouraging participants to participate and get the most out of the Encuentro Colombiano de Combinatoria (ECCO), which occurs every even year, as well as other prominent events in combinatorics worldwide.

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CIMPA Research Summer School 2019 “Mathematical Models in Biology and Related Applications of Partial Differential Equations”, Cuba, June 11-21, 2019

The CIMPA Research Summer School 2019 “Mathematical Models in Biology and Related Applications of Partial Differential Equations” was held at the University of Havana, Cuba during the period 11-21 June, 2019. Mathematical modeling in biology and related domain is becoming of increasing importance in the mathematical community as well as for the other scientists from the point of view of possible applications. The school aimed at presenting some of the current approaches in Partial Differential Equations modeling and mathematical analysis of biological phenomena or related domains. It aimed at allowing the researchers and the postgraduate students to acquire a basic training in that field and to have an overview of what is the current research status of these types of problems. The school covered a wide class of models and applications in biology, epidemiology and neurosciences. The main mathematical methods concerned the study of evolutionary partial differential equations, such as their large time behavior, their links with stochastic models, as well as numerical methods to approximate their Solutions.

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Southern Africa Mathematical Sciences Association Annual Conference 2018, Botswana, November 19-23, 2018

The 37th SAMSA conference was held at the Botswana International University of Science and Technology (BIUST) in Palapya, Botswana during the period 19-22 November 2018, under the theme "Mathematical Sciences: A Catalyst in Driving a Knowledge-Based Economy". The conference created, among other things, meaningful avenues for new and established researchers to learn, network and present new ideas and problem solving techniques. One of the main aims of the conference was to bring together a group of established and up-coming researchers to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of mathematical biology and ecology. It also provided an opportunity for graduates students and young researchers to interact with top researchers and to be exposed to the very latest areas of research.

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CIMPA Research School: "Modélisation, Analyse Mathématique et Calcul Scientifique dans la Gestion des Déchets Ménagers", Morocco, July 3-13,2019

The CIMPA School was held in Kenitra, Morocco from July 3 until July 13, 2019. The objective of this CIMPA Research School was to introduce mathematical modeling and management of urban waste, by bringing together, during 10 days, specialists in the field of modeling, mathematical analysis and scientific computation of phenomena linked to this management. The aim being that participants can be initiated to different mathematical models related to this topic, ranging from the transport of waste up to the impact of the discharge on the water table, and mainly the phenomena of biodegradation, discharge and transport of leachate and biogas in storage. The recycling of the liquid phase of household waste is another aspect of this management. The modeling and optimization techniques which were developed during this CIMPA School can be used in order to solve problems of water recycling by an approach called "Reuse of Wastewater".

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CIMPA School DaDyBio, Bangladesh, June 10-21, 2019

The CIMPA school DaDyBio was successfully held in Dhaka, Bangladesh from June 10 until June 21, 2019. During the CIMPA School six courses of five hours each were delivered during the two weeks. Courses were either theoretical or applied to Biology.

Week 1: Symbolic Dynamics (Nicolas Bédaride) and Hyperbolic Dynamic I (I. Rios) for theoretical courses. Applications of ODEs and Dynamical Systems in Biology (S. Mousset) as an applied course.

Week 2 : Searching for deterministic chaos in biological data (H. Berry) and Ordinal symbolic dynamics with physiological data applications (K. Keller) as applied courses and Hyperbolic Dynamic II (R. Leplaideur) for theoretical course.

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CIMPA school "Hopf Algebras and Tensor Categories", Argentina, July 25-August 5, 2019

The CIMPA school "Hopf Algebras and Tensor Categories", was sussessfully held in Cordoba, Argentina from July 29 until August 5, 2019.

The school's main goals were:
-To introduce students to the area of (pointed) Hopf algebras and tensor categories
-To connect researchers with undergraduate students from Argentina who want to pursue doctoral studies
-To connect Pd.D. Students with researchers to expand their lines of research

All goals were achieved during the conference.

There were six courses in the school:

1. Gastón García from Universidad Nacional de la Plata, Argentina: Introduction to Hopf algebras.
2. Iván Angiono from Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Argentina: The lifting method.
3. Istvan Heckenberger from Philipps Universiy of Marburg, Germany: Introduction to Nichols algebras.
4. Julia Plavnik from Indiana University, USA: An introduction to tensor and modular categories.
5. Sergey Neshveyev from Mathematics Institute, University of Oslo, Norway: Compact quantum groups.
6. Chelsea Walton from Temple University, USA: Ring-theoretic and homological properties of Hopf algebras and (co)module algebras.

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The Second International Conference of Applications of Mathematics to Non-linear Sciences (AMNS-2019), Nepal, June 27-30,2019

The Second International Conference of Applications of Mathematics to Non-linear Sciences (AMNS-2019) was successfully held in Pokhara, Nepal from June 27 until June 30, 2019. In addition, just before the conference, a Summer School in Mathematical Biology (SSMB-2019) was held in Kathmandu, Nepal from June 17 until June 26, 2019. The conference attracted 218 participants from 16 different countries from all around the world. Major themes of the AMNS-2019 conference were: differential equations, nonlinear analyses, mathematical biology, probability, statistics, big data, algebra, topology, mathematical education, numerical analysis, scientific computation, and optimization. 128 talks and 14 posters were presented during the conference.

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Algebraic Geometry, Number Theory and Applications in Cryptography and Robot Kinematics, Cameroon, July 2-13, 2019

The CIMPA-School "Algebraic Geometry, Number Theory and Applications in Cryptography and Robot Kinematics" took place in Limbé, Cameroon, from July 2-13, 2019. This School offered intensive teaching sessions to graduate students and young researchers from Africa. The topics which were covered were in the Areas of algebraic geometry and number theory.

− Advanced topics in semi-algebraic geometry and modelization in robot kinematics
− Counting points on algebraic varieties
− Basic algebraic number theory and class field theory
− Fundamental groups in algebraic and arithmetic geometry
− Tate module and abelian varieties
− Quantitative and algorithmic recent results in real algebraic geometry
These fundamental courses describe all theoretical elements needed for the applications in cryptography and robot kinematics which have been developed at the end of the school.

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5th Biennial International Group Theory Conference, Indonesia, July 1-4, 2019

The 5th Biennial International Group Theory Conference (5BIGTC) 2019 was organized by the Algebra Research Group, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences ITB, the Indonesian Algebra Society and the Faculty of Mathematics, University of Mashhad. The aim of this conference was to exchange research ideas amongst group theorists and postgraduate students. In addition, specialists in the subject of group theory were able to present their latest research works and encourage interested students to progress and widen their knowledge in the area of group theory.

The first Biennial International Group Theory Conference was held on 14-18 February 2011 in Ibnu Sina Institute, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Johor Bahru, Johor. The second conference was held on 4-8 February 2013 at Dogus University, Istanbul, Turkey, the third Biennial International Group Theory Conference was organized by the Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran on 28-31 January 2015, and the fourth Biennial International Group Theory Conference was held on 23-25 January 2017 at the University of Teknology Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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