This Special Section of the ANZIAM Journal (Electronic Supplement) contains the refereed papers from the 13th Engineering Mathematics and Applications Conference (EMAC2017), which was held at the University of Auckland, New Zealand from 29th November to 1st December 2017. EMAC is held under the auspices of the Engineering Mathematics Group (EMG), which is a special interest group of the Australian and New Zealand Industrial and Applied Mathematics division of the Australian Mathematics Society. This conference provides a forum for researchers interested in the development and use of mathematical methods in engineering and applied mathematics, and aims to foster interactions between mathematicians and engineers, from both academia and industry. A further theme of the conference is the mathematical education of applied mathematicians and engineers.
The invited speakers at the 2017 meeting crossed the spectrum of specialities in engineering, mathematics, education and industry. They were: Michael Forbes (University of Queensland), Philippa Martin (University of Canterbury), Louise Olsen-Kettle (Swinburne University of Technology), Graham Weir (Massey University), and Caroline Yoon (University of Auckland).
All of the articles included in the EMAC 2017 Proceedings have been peer reviewed by at least two referees, and revised (when required) to satisfy the referees comments.
The conference organising committee were Alys Clark, Richard Clarke (co-chairs) and Haribalan Kumar. The invited speakers were chosen by a committee of experts including the conference chairs and Prof Scott McCue (Committee Chair, Queensland University of Technology), Prof. Phil Broadbridge (Latrobe University), Dr Pamela Burrage (Queensland University of Technology), Dr Bronwyn Hajek (University of South Australia), Dr Roslyn Hickson (IBM), A/Prof. Mike Plank (University of Canterbury), and Prof. Antoinette Tordesillas (University of Melbourne).