University of Aveiro Maths Department
Special Issue of IJMMNO
74th ESGI, University of Aveiro, 26th - 30th April 2010


The 74th European Study Group with Industry will be held at the Department of Mathematics, University of Aveiro, Portugal. This meeting is part of the series of European Study Groups and will count with the participation of several European experts with a large experience in this type of events. The purpose of these meetings is to strengthen the links between Mathematics and Industry by using Mathematics to tackle industrial problems which are proposed by industrial partners.

More information on study groups and related aspects is available at the International Study Groups website, the Smith Institute and the European Consortium for Mathematics in Industry.

For a comprehensive list of problems and respective reports which have appeared in previous study groups click here.

Study group

On the first day of the meeting, a representative from each company presents the industrial problem to the participants. The academic participants, who are a diverse group of people with expertise in the mathematical sciences, including PhD students, postdoctoral fellows and professors, allocate themselves to a group, each of which works in one of the proposed problems with the industrial partner. The work will be developed on full-time basis over the remainder days of the meeting. On the last day however, each group will give a presentation of their results and/or findings with possible suggestions for subsequent work in a future collaboration. Afterwards, a report on each problem will be sent to the corresponding industrial company.
The International Journal of Mathematical Modelling and Numerical Optimisation invites the working groups to submit extended versions of their reports for a special issue on Mathematics and Industry.

Information for companies

If you think that your company might have something to gain from discussing a problem with us, please do not hesitate to contact the 74th ESGI 2010 (see information below). We are available for an initial visit to your company, at no cost where no immediate commitment is required, for an initial discussion about the problem.

The fee for a firm to present a problem at the study group will depend on the size of the enterprise as defined by the EU.

For more information on past study groups, including a description of some of the problems which have been presented at previous meetings, see: Past Study Groups.


Agostinho Agra (DMAT/UA and CEOC), Cláudia Neves (DMAT/UA and UIMA),
João Nuno Tavares (DMP/UP and CMUP), João Santos (DMAT/UA),
José Miguel Urbano (DMUC and CMUC) and Pedro Freitas (FMH/UTL and GFM-UL).

Campus de Santiago, 3810-193 Aveiro, tel. +351 234 372 529, +351 234 370 645