[COSA 2025] First Announcement

COSA 2025 Conference

First Announcement

COSA 2025

Following the success of our previous editions in Tunisia (2023) and Morocco (2024), we are pleased to announce that the third edition of the Conference on Ordered Structures with Applications (COSA) will be held at the Wits Rural Facilities near the Kruger National Park, South Africa, from March 31 to April 4, 2025. COSA is a distinguished conference that convenes leading researchers and academics from around the globe to discuss and disseminate the latest advancements in ordered structures and their applications.

The 2025 conference promises to provide a rich program of keynote addresses, scholarly discussions, and ample networking opportunities. We invite you to join us in the scenic surroundings of the Wits Rural Facility for an intellectually stimulating week dedicated to knowledge exchange, academic innovation, and scholarly collaboration.

Event Details

  • Dates: March 31 – April 4, 2025
  • Location: Wits Rural Facilities, Acornhoek, South Africa
  • Price: 760 euros (inclusive of return transportation from Johannesburg to Wits Rural Facility, accommodation, all meals, and a full day excursion to the Kruger National Park.)

Pre-Registration is Required
To ensure your participation, please pre-register at your earliest convenience by visiting COSA 2025 Registration. Further details regarding registration, accommodation, and the conference agenda will be provided in due course.

Invited Speakers

  • Anke Kalauch (Technische Universität Dresden, Germany)
  • Ronalda Benjamin (Stellenbosch University, South Africa)
  • Agnes Radl (University of Applied Sciences Fulda, Germany)
  • Marcel de Jeu (Leiden University, Netherlands)
  • Jan Harm van der Walt (University of Pretoria, South Africa)
  • Jaward H’michane (Ibn Tofail University, Morocco)
  • Bruce A. Watson (University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa)
  • Emmanuel Lepinette (Paris Dauphine University, France)

Organizing Committee

  • M.A. Ben Amor (University of Carthage, Tunisia)
  • W. Kuo (University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa)
  • C. Budde (University of the Free State, South Africa)
  • J. Homann (University of Pretoria, South Africa)
  • O. Aboutafail (Ibn Tofail University, Morocco)

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Colloquium: Models and Methods in Continuum Mechanics

Please take note that the School of Computer Science and Applied Mathematics at the University of the Witwatersrand are hosting a colloquium in honour of Emeritus Prof. D. P. Mason’s 80th birthday. The theme is on Models and Methods in Continuum Mechanics. For more details and information on how to register for the event, kindly see the official advertisement: Colloquium_Models and Methods in Continuum Mechanics


Multiscale Modeling: Infectious Diseases, Cancer and Treatments (2-14 December 2024, Edinburgh, Scotland)

We would like to draw your attention to the following research school:

Multiscale Modeling: Infectious Diseases, Cancer and Treatments

2-14 December 2024, Edinburgh, Scotland

This school is part of a series of events that has emerged from the collaboration of three bodies: the Mathematical Modeling Mini-Courses (3MC) program, Potchefstroom, South Africa, the Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Studies (PIMS), Manitoba, Canada, and the International Centre for Mathematical Sciences (ICMS), Edinburgh, United Kingdom.

The school will focus on equipping participants, specifically postgraduate students and early-stage researchers, with vital skills in mathematical modeling and in the essential mathematical tools required for advanced study and research. The program will also foster connections among scholars in Mathematical Biology from the UK, Canada, and African countries.

Limited funding is available to support the transportation and accommodation/living costs of participants from institutions in Africa.

Registration deadline: June 30th, 2024.

Registrations and applications for funding are open and can be completed online on the event website.

Topics and instructors:

  1. Multiscale Approaches — Mariya Ptashnyk (Heriot-Watt University, UK) & Chandrasekhar Venkataraman (University of Sussex, United Kingdom)
  2. Cancer — Mark Chaplain (University of St Andrews, UK) & Nikolaos Sfakianakis (University of St Andrews, UK)
  3. Epidemiology — Julien Arino (University of Manitoba, Canada), Frank Ball (University of Nottingham, UK) & Ruth Bowness (University of Bath, UK)
  4. Immunology and treatment — Rachel Bearon (King’s College London, UK) & Gibin Powathil (Swansea University, UK)
  5. Cell Migration — John MacKenzie (University of Strathclyde, UK) & Robert Insall (Beatson Institute & University College London, UK) & Fiona Macfarlane (University of St Andrews, UK)

More details will be added on the event website soon.

We hope to see you at the research school in December.

The Organizing Committee

Stephanie Portet, University of Manitoba

Nikolaos Sfakianakis, St Andrews University

Patrick Tchepmo Djomegni, North-West University

Chandrasekhar Venkataraman, University of Sussex


Imperial College – AIMS Mathematics Workshop

Imperial College – AIMS Mathematics Workshop

Imperial College London and the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) are hosting a week-long workshop from 10 – 14 June 2024 at AIMS in Muizenberg.  The purpose of the workshop is to initiate longer term research collaboration and so the format is informal with a number of Imperial guests sharing their research interests in a short series of survey lectures.  If you love mathematics it should be informative as well as present opportunities for collaboration.

The details can be found at:

There is no cost to attend, but for catering we do need people to register.  If you wish to come, even if just for one or two days, please register at this link:

Please contact David Holgate (, Karin-Therese Howell ( or Naina Ralaivaosaona ( for further information.


Communicating Discovery Science

symposium on ‘Communicating Discovery Science’ is set to take place from 18 – 20 November 2024 in Stellenbosch, South Africa. The event is organised by the Centre for Research on Evaluation, Science and Technology (CREST) at Stellenbosch University, with support from The Kavli Foundation.

Discovery science includes basic, foundation, curiosity-driven, blue-sky or fundamental scientific research across all disciplines. Public engagement around discovery science is essential to combat certain public perceptions that it is too abstract and removed from society to be worthy of funding.

The symposium aims to deepen understanding of effective public engagement around discovery science. We will explore ways to improve the practice of communicating discovery science, sharing insights and creating a supportive community for scientists and science communication practitioners and researchers focused on basic science. We will also explore the relevance and importance of communicating basic science in relation to applied science.

We invite you to explore the symposium website – – and consider responding to the call for proposals. We are asking for proposals of maximum 500 words by 31 May 2024.

A six-member scientific advisory committee will review the proposals and lead the programme development.

If you wish to be kept informed, please subscribe to the mailing list –


Topology for Tomorrow at Siyakhula

Topology for Tomorrow (T4T) will run from 18-19 March 2024 during the AIMS Siyakhula festival. We invite all topologists – current and future – to join us for two days of topology and to take part in the entire Siyakhula festival.

To register for the event (and/or Siyakhula) please visit the following website


SANUM2024 Conference

Registration is now open for the 2024 South African Numerical and 
Applied Mathematics Symposium, SANUM2024

The conference will be held from Weds 03 to Friday 05 April, 2024 
in Stellenbosch, with a pre-conference workshop Tues 02 to Weds 
03 April on the Julia programming language and its SciML and DiffEq

Plenary speakers include:

  • Annie Cuyt (University of Antwerp)
  • Charis Harley (UJ)
  • Jean Lubuma (Wits)
  • Sibusiso Moyo (SU)
  • Sheehan Olver (Imperial College London)

See the conference website, for further details.


Functional Analysis and Operator Theory South Africa 2024 Workshop

Functional Analysis and Operator Theory South Africa 2024 Workshop

This workshop will be held at the AIMS Centre in Muizenberg, Cape Town, from 17 to 19 March 2024. The abstract submission deadline is 17 February 2024. Please see the announcement file below, for more information.

Note that there was a slight change of plan. The organizers of the Siyakhula festival at AIMS asked us to arrange the registration for the workshop ourselves. The FAOTSA 2024 website

has now been updated, and registration is possible by going to the registration page (button in the right-upper corner). There is only limited capacity for the workshop, so please register soon. The attached file is an updated version of the announcement that was circulated with the earlier e-mail.

The Siyakhula festival program includes a poster presentation session, and students that do not plan to give a talk in the workshop are encouraged to present a poster in this session.


66th Annual SAMS Congress, 5-7 December 2023!

The 66th annual SAMS Congress will run from 5 to 7 December 2023 on the Bunting Road campus of the University of Johannesburg. The website is SAMS Congress 2023.

Early bird registration closes 27 September 2023 . For further information, please see the above-mentioned website.