Entrance hall of the ICMS Workshop

Modelling Camp 2017

May 01, 2017 - May 04, 2017



This Modelling Camp will have 3 main aims

1) To train students and early career mathematical science researchers to engage in study groups and similar activities

2) To offer broader skills training - team-working, coping outside of one's comfort zone, introduction to modelling methodology, report writing, and enhancing communication/presentation skills

3) To learn how different branches of mathematics can be applied in various industrial settings.

The meeting will be structured to maximise time for networking and informal discussions.  


More specifically, this modelling camp will be held in advance of the  Study Group with Industry (ESGI), University of Warwick, 04-08 September 2017.  Further details on Study Group are available here.


The organisers gratefully acknowledge the financial contribution from MI-NET. MI-NET is funded by COST through the EU Framework Programme Horizon 2020






The price for the Modelling Camp are shown in the table below



Modelling Camp Registration Fee

 £ 150




We have successfully secured MI-NET funding to support the travel and accommodation costs for a limited number of participants.  If you wish to apply for this funding it is essential that you complete the relevant section of the application form.  It is advised that participants wishing to claim for financial assistance register as early as practical, as demand for this funding is expected to be high.  

We aim to be as inclusive as possible, if you are unable to access any funds to support your participation please get in touch with us to discuss (Dawn.Wasley@icms.org.uk)


Registration for this event is scheduled to open Late November 2016/early December 2017


The Modelling Camp will be held at ICMS, 15 South College Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9AA



In the meantime, if you have any questions please contact Dawn Wasley (Dawn.Wasley@icms.org.uk)



The Modelling Camp will last for 3.5 days (Monday 1st May - Thursday 4th May)

The first day (Monday) will include a half-day of 'scene setting' and presentation of the industrial problems for consideration.  The cohort will then split into the appropriate nu mber of groups (depending on final number of problems covered).   Groups will work on the problems over the next 2.5 days, assisted by the instructors and additional support.  There will be a progress report session late on the 2nd day (Tuesday).  On the final morning (Thursday) there will be a 'wash up' session were results will be presented.

The provisional programme is shown below.


Monday 01 May 2017


Registration & coffee in the Chapterhouse, Level 1


Welcome and Scene Setting


Problem Overviews


Group Forming


Lunch provided in the Chapterhouse


Group Working


Day 1 Wash Up


Evening Reception 

Tuesday 02 May 2017



Group Working




Group Working


Day 2 Wash Up



 17.00 onwards

Free evening, building will remain open until 7pm



Wednesday 03 May 2017


Group Working




Group Working


Day 3 Wash Up

 19.30  Evening Meal


Thursday 04 May 2017


Group Working


Group Presentations


Prizegiving & Final Wrap Up




Industrial Problems for consideration at Modelling Camp 

It is proposed to have 4roblems for consideration at the Modelling Camp.  The final number will depend on the number of students.  Some of the problems are currently under preparation (see details below).  Further details will be posted as they develop.

1.Bottle testing :  "A company's quality control of the containers it produces involves testing for leaks. The standard initial test is noisy: about 8% fail, but only about 0.4% are judged to fail a secondary test. How can one bring down the false negatives without introducing too many false positives?" 

2.  Ink Jet Bubble Formation : "A company is interested in bubble formation in a newly designed ink jet head. Bubbles of a size of roughly 200 microns are being found within the ink reservoir, degrading the performance of the printer. The group is asked to develop mathematical models of several potential bubble formation mechanisms to determine which, if any, is the most plausible explanation of the observed bubbles"

3.  Impact of Gradient Measurement in Compressive Sensing:  With marine acquisition technology, in addition to the pressure, a company can also measure the gradient of the pressure with the use of accelerometers. For the sake of cost it is desirable to minimize the number of sensors while maximizing the amount of information. In that regard, we are interested in configuration of the pressure sensors and accelerometers along a cylinder that can accurately capture the pressure field.







Name Institution
Ahsan, Muhammad National University of Sciences and Technology
Alalwan, Najlaa Strathclyde University
Alsharari, Maha Strathclyde University
BAGUA, Hakim Department of Science and Technology
Calvo, Marc Centre de Recerca Matemàtica
Cruise, James Heriot-Watt University
Dent, Chris University of Edinburgh
Eigentler, Lukas MIGSAA
Elshehabey, Hillal Mohammed Hillal Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), University of Lisbon
Fanelli, Claudia Centre de Recerca Matemàtica (CRM)
Fenn, Gregory Royal Holloway University of London
Forlano, Justin MIGSAA
Geffert, Paul Queen Mary University of London
Hammersley, William MIGSAA
Hjorth, Poul G Technical University of Denmark
James-Kahn, Felix MIGSAA
Javed, Mohsin Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford
Kamperis, Sam Oxford Brookes University
Lacey, Andrew Heriot-Watt University
Lee, William University of Portsmouth
Lisai, Stefania MIGSAA
McIntyre, Finlay MIGSAA
Oyero, Johnson Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria.
Pegg, Michael University of East Anglia
Ribera Ponsa, Helena Centre de Recerca Matemàtica
Shareif, Albasher Institute of Mathematics - Pedagogical University of Krakow
Stocek, Jakub MIGSAA
Tran, Vuong-Viet Durham University
Trenberth, William John MIGSAA
Villa, Michele Maxwell Institute Graduate School in Analysis
Wasley, Dawn ICMS
Wheeler, Reuben MIGSAA