JSIAM and MSJ proposal ICIAM 2023 to Tokyo

 Shin’ichi Oishi

Shin’ichi Oishi,
President of JSIAM

Letter of Invitation

On behalf of the Japan Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (JSIAM), I would like to ask you to consider Tokyo-Japan as the venue for the 10th International Congress on Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ICIAM 2023). It is my great pleasure to present herewith our bid for ICIAM 2023, together with the Mathematical Society of Japan (MSJ).

During the last decade, many mathematicians, both pure and applied, and theoretical computer scientists in Japan have made serious efforts to draw a grand design and accompanying scenarios about how applied mathematics can contribute to improving society through innovations in science and engineering. Some of these scenarios are currently being adopted by the Japanese Government, and one of the reasons for enthusiastically inviting ICIAM 2023 is to discuss such scenarios with applied mathematicians from all over the world.

The JSIAM and the MSJ are committed to supporting the scientific program committee to identify leading research topics in applied mathematics and to provide opportunities for the discussion at ICIAM 2023. We will also provide roundtable sessions to discuss how mathematical inventions can advance human happiness. To this end, we have already successfully gained support of various companies and engineering institutions to assist with ICIAM 2023.

Tokyo has the advantage of being home to research laboratories of companies. We will provide opportunities for participants of ICIAM 2023 to visit some of these institutions and to discuss mathematical topics with industry. Furthermore, with the assistance of the Tokyo Convention & Visitors Bureau of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government, we will arrange social events to showcase the countless attractions of this great city. Expected activities include Kabuki, Sumo wrestling, traditional tea ceremony, delicious Japanese food such as sushi, tempura and sukiyaki, and guided tours of the “Shinjuku golden city”.

I believe that the budget plan is quite reasonable thanks to Waseda University, which will allow us to use many buildings on Waseda Campus, free of charge. In particular more than five large buildings with modern conference equipment will be offered, the official rental price of which would be more than US$500,000. Financial support for participants from developing countries is also planned. This is largely possible due to support from the Tokyo Metropolitan Government, which has agreed to provide funds worth US$300,000. In addition, we are making every effort to obtain donations from Japanese industries.

Once again, on behalf of the JSIAM and the MSJ, I would like to express that it is our greatest pleasure to present this bid for ICIAM 2023.