The International Council for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ICIAM) is a world-wide organization for professional applied mathematics societies, and for other societies with a significant interest in industrial or applied mathematics. The International Congress on Industrial and Applied Mathematics, held every four years, is the flagship conference of ICIAM.
JSIAM, the Japan Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, was established in April 1990, and is the central organization for industrial and applied mathematicians in Japan. It currently has approximately 1300 individual members and 23 corporate members including Toyota, Nissan, Hitachi, NEC, and Canon. The JSIAM’s objective is to foster the mathematical sciences and engineering mathematics which contribute to the innovation of science and technology. It is a cross-disciplinary society consisting of people researching mathematical phenomena (in mathematics as well as in other sciences), those who apply mathematics (engineering, technology), and those who develop methods of analysis (computer science, experimental science).
Both the JSIAM and the MSJ are registered members of the Science Council of Japan, which is the governmental body administering the promotion and enhancement of sciences in Japan. Members of both societies have actively attended past ICIAM congresses since their inception, with recent ICIAMs attracting around 100 participants from Japan. Furthermore, both societies have sent representatives to every ICIAM Board Meeting.
MSJ, The Mathematical Society of Japan, founded in 1877, is one of the oldest academic societies in Japan. Currently, the MSJ has more than 5,000 individual and institutional members. It organized the International Congress of Mathematicians in Kyoto in 1990 with great success. The MSJ conducts various activities to support mathematical research and education, thereby contributing to science and culture in general. It holds two annual meetings and organizes workshops/seminars, such as the Takagi Lectures and the MSJ-Seasonal Institutes. The MSJ’s activities include: (1) publishing journals, conference proceedings and books, (2) commending, through various awards, mathematicians who have made significant achievements in pure and applied mathematics, and (3) holding public lectures and seminars for a general audiences. As a body of professionals with mathematical expertise, the MSJ has been making policy proposals to the Japanese Government in order to improve the national education and research environment of mathematical sciences. The MSJ is also committed to a global agenda through its international activities. For example, members of the MSJ actively participate in international conferences such as the International Congress of Mathematicians (ICM) and the Asian Mathematical Conference (AMC). Furthermore, Dr. Shigefumi Mori, a member of the MSJ, was elected as president of the International Mathematical Union (IMU), the first ever from Asia.
Waseda University is one of the largest research universities in Japan. It employs more than 2,000 permanent faculty members and has a student body of more than 45,000 undergraduates and 8,000 graduate students. Founded in 1882 by the former prime minister of Japan, Shigenobu Okuma, it is also one of the oldest universities in Japan. Waseda University has hosted various international congresses on the scale of many thousands of participants on information technology, electronics, physics, etc. All lecture halls, seminar rooms, and the Okuma Auditorium are air-conditioned. Waseda University has generously offered these fabulous facilities for ICIAM 2023 without a fee.
Tokyo Convention & Visitors Bureau
Tokyo Convention & Visitors Bureau (TCVB) is the official destination marketing and management organization for Tokyo. Its goal is to build economic prosperity and support community development through tourism. It effectively market the city and communicate the ever-evolving image of Tokyo to global audiences in the aim of attracting visitors and business events. This is achieved through the coordinated group efforts of community, partners, and staff working together.