Entrance hall of the ICMSWelcome to ICMS

ICMS supports research in the mathematical sciences. Its core activity is the development and organisation of international workshops and conferences in all areas of mathematics and these attract leading mathematical scientists from the UK and overseas. The Overview of ICMS section of this site contains information about our aims, management structure and gender balance policy.

In addition to workshops, ICMS is involved in a number of other mathematical activities such as small group research programmes, postgraduate training, journal management and outreach. Details of current and past projects are available in the Other Activities section. ICMS also hosts events organised by other mathematical and related organisations. The ICMS Full Calendar lists all workshops, other activities and hosted events.

The Scientific Director of ICMS is Professor David Abrahams.

The headquarters of ICMS is at 15 South College Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9AA.

ICMS is wholly owned by Heriot-Watt University and the University of Edinburgh. It is funded by its parent universities and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council of the UK with additional support from the London Mathematical Society.

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Forthcoming Workshops

Visit ICMS calendar for a complete list of all types of ICMS events in 2014.  

NB There are no events planned from October to December 2014 due to building alterations - full details here.

Feb 09, 2015 - Feb 11, 2015
PMPM Research Network 2015

Mar 09, 2015 - Mar 13, 2015
Stochastic systems simulation and control

Mar 23, 2015 - Mar 27, 2015
Galerkin methods with applications in weather and climate forecasting

Apr 13, 2015 - Apr 17, 2015
Mathematics for health and disease

Apr 20, 2015 - Apr 24, 2015
Gradient flows: from theory to application

May 05, 2015 - May 08, 2015
Solving big data challenges from modern science through statistical modelling

May 25, 2015 - May 29, 2015
Security of symmetric ciphers in network protocols

Jun 01, 2015 - Jun 05, 2015
Minimal free resolutions, Betti numbers, and combinatorics

Jun 22, 2015 - Jun 26, 2015
Computational and multiscale mathematical modelling of cancer growth and spread

Jun 29, 2015 - Jul 03, 2015
Shape optimization and spectral geometry

Jul 20, 2015 - Jul 24, 2015
Topological methods in singularity theory

Jul 27, 2015 - Jul 31, 2015
Harmonic Analysis and Partial Differential Equations

Sep 07, 2015 - Sep 11, 2015
Prospects for causal set quantum gravity

Sep 21, 2015 - Sep 25, 2015
Computational information geometry for image and signal processing

New Scientific Director

We are delighted to announce that Professor David Abrahams has now taken over the position of ICMS' Scientific Director.

Public Events 

There are no public events planned from October to December 2014 due to building alterations. Visit our Public Events page for details for details our most recent past events.

Join our email list to receive updates about forthcoming events by emailing Dawn.Wasley@icms.org.uk.

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Calls for Proposals

ICMS welcomes proposals for workshops and Research in Groups (RiGs) activities in all aspects of mathematical sciences and interdisciplinary areas with significant mathematical content. RiGs enables researchers to spend a short period in intensive research collaboration at ICMS, away from teaching and administration.


  • Workshop proposals: 31 October 2014
  • Research in Groups proposals: 30 December 2014

Full details on all programmes are in our Call for Proposals section.