More than 150 international faculty members and mathematicians from around the world met yesterday during the first day of the “International Conference on Mathematical Sciences and Applications” (ICMSA) which was held at the Radisson Blu Hotel and Park Inn on Abu Dhabi Yas Island, to discuss the new trends and latest development in the field of Mathematical Science and its broad range of applications. Held under the patronage of H.E Humaid Al Qatami Minister of Education, and organized by Abu Dhabi University’s College of Arts and Sciences, the 5- day conference hosts professors and researchers from 35 prestigious universities from all around the world, and aims to boost interest in the field of mathematics, as well as act as a platform that allows participants the opportunity to form integrated research partnerships that serve the community.
Commenting on the importance of the conference, H.E Ali Mehad Al Suwaidi Acting Undersecretary of the Ministry of Education explained that with the United Arab Emirates moving towards becoming a knowledge-based economy, mathematical sciences are becoming of great importance. “Enhancing students’ mathematical knowledge is part of the many strategies the Ministry of Education is using in schools across the UAE. The Ministry has organized workshops to train teachers on the latest methods and techniques of teaching mathematics, and how to implement these techniques in a way that will attract students to the subject. This is why the ICMSA is an important conference as it allows participants to increase their knowledge and exchange experiences and research finding with each other, which will ultimately benefit our students”, added Al Suwaidi.
H.E Al Suwaidi explained that the Ministry follows well laid plans to encourage students to specialize in one of the scientific disciplines. “The plan consists of three parts, first of which is ensuring that higher education institutions provide professors and teachers with the training they need to communicate with students in a manner that encourages them to study sciences and specialize in a scientific field. The second part of the plan is for the Ministry to provide each and every school across the UAE with a professionally qualified academic advisor who will work with students and provide them the guidance they need to pick a specialty that fits their talents. We have already started implementing this initiative in 16 schools in the Northern Emirates and will hopefully expand the initiative to include other schools in the future. The third part of the plan involves encouraging organizations and companies from both the public and private sector to coordinate with schools and organize visits or lectures that introduce students to the labor market requirements of jobs that need scientific backgrounds”, concluded Al Suwaidi.
On his part, Dr. Radwan Al Jarrah, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences Dhabi explained that although the International Conference on Mathematical Sciences and Applications focuses on researches in the field of applied mathematics, it also highlights researches on the applications of math in other natural and humanitarian sciences such as medicine, public health and industry applications, economics, environmental sciences, biology, physics and many others.
“Throughout the 5 days of the conference, 125 research papers will be presented through 27 sessions which were divided based on topics. Participants are representing universities from around the world such as: Indonesia, Taiwan, China, Greek, India, Turkey, Jordan, Oman, Bulgaria, Japan, Saudi Arabia, USA, France, Portuguese, Algeria, South Africa, Australia, Nigeria, Iran, Egypt, , Germany, Libya, England, Singapore, Malaysia and many others”, said Dr. Al Jarrah.
About 60 research papers were picked by the ICMSA’s organizing committee to be published in the International Journal of Mathematics and Computation and the Universal Journal of Mathematics and Mathematical Sciences.
Some of the research papers presented during the conference include:
“Injection of Water Droplets into the Steam for Reducing the Pressure” presented by Nail S. Khabeev from the University of Bahrain and Mona Al-Mannai as coauthor.
“Mathematical Model for Cardiovascular System Simulation” presented byBoualem Laribi from
University of Khemis-Miliana, Algeria with Elhacene Matene as coauthor.
“A Phylogenetics Dynamic Mathematical Model for Termites’ Distribution in Australia” presented by Haidi Badawi from Melbourne University, Australia and coauthored by Matthew Western.