FoCM Conferences and Meetings

FoCM Conferences
Research projects

A major FoCM activity are FoCM conferences, which are held once every three years in different corners of the globe. Indeed, historically FoCM started its existence as an outcome of such a conference!

FoCM conferences follow a set pattern: mornings are devoted to plenary talks, while in the afternoon the conference divides into a number of workshops, each devoted to a different theme within the broad theme of foundations of computational mathematics. This structure allows for a very high standard of presentation, while affording endless opportunities for cross-fertilization and communication across subject boundaries.


The 2011 FoCM conference will take place in

on 4-14 July 2011.

The main organiser is Agnes Szanto.

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Budapest, 4-14 July 2011


The 2008 FoCM conference took place at

City University of Hong Kong
in Hong Kong, China, on 16-26 June 2008.

The main local organiser was Felipe Cucker.

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Hong Kong, 16-26 June 2008


The 2005 FoCM conference took place at

Universidad de Cantabria
in Santander, Spain.

The main local organiser was Luis Pardo.

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of the conference

Santander, 30 June - 9 July 2005


The 2002 FoCM conference took place at

University of Minnesota

as guests of Institute for Mathematics and its Applications.

The main local organisers were Willard Miller and Peter Olver.

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of the conference!

Minneapolis, 5-14 August 2002


Organising committee
Plenary speakers

Oxford, 18-28 July 1999


International Organising Committee
Local Organising Committee
Group photograph

IMPA, Rio de Janeiro, 5-12 January 1997

AMS-SIAM Summer Seminar

Preliminary announcement
Panel discussion

Park City, Utah, 17 July - 11 August 1995

Other important events that have been organised with FoCM's involvement are longer periods of study and research, typically focussed on a number of themes within the remit of the society:

"Foundations of Computational Mathematics" @ Fields Institute

Main themes:

  • Computational Algebraic Geometry and Symbolic Computation;
  • Computational Number Theory;
  • Computational Geometry, Topology, and Dynamics;
  • Complexity and Computability in Real Computation;
  • Optimization Theory

Fields Institute, Toronto, Autumn 2009

"Foundations of Computational Mathematics" @ Hong Kong

Main details
Workshop: "Complexity of multivariate problems"
Workshop: "Complexity of equation solving and algebra"
Workshop: "Minimal energy problems"
Workshop: "Wavelets and multiresolution"

Hong Kong, Autumn 1999

"Foundations of Computational Mathematics" @ MSRI

Organising committee
Introductory workshop
Workshop: "Solution of equations"
Workshop: "Complexity"
Mathematical Sciences Research Institute

MSRI, Berkeley, August-December 1998

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