MISG 2012

Melbourne, Australia

5--10 February 2012

This Special Section of the ANZIAM Journal (Electronic Supplement) contains the refereed papers from the 2012 Mathematics and Statistics in Industry Study Group (MISG 2012) held at RMIT University in 5--10 February 2012. The MISG is a special interest meeting of ANZIAM, the Australia and New Zealand Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ANZIAM) division of the Australian Mathematics Society. The MISG meetings take place annually and provide a forum where problems proposed by industry can be worked on intensively by high profile scientists in the fields of Applied Mathematics, Statistics and Operations Research, from Australia, New Zealand and the world beyond, along with representatives from the industries proposing the problems.

Four problems were presented from diverse industries, with 72 delegates participating.

All the papers were written by the problem moderators in consultation with the company representatives. The manuscripts were submitted to the editors; Associate Professor John Shepherd, Dr Andrew Stacey and Professor Tony Roberts; and were subsequently refereed by two expert referees. On the advice of the referees manuscripts were accepted for publication, subject to the recommended revisions, and formally approved by the editorial committee.

Four invited speakers presented at the conference:

Consulting for Industry about Fires
Professor Graeme Wake, Director, Centre for Mathematics in Industry Massey University, Auckland, New Zealand
Educational & Research with Mathematics-for-Industry in Japan
Professor Masato Wakayama, Director, Institute of Mathematics for Industry, Vice President of Kyushu University, Japan
Planning and Control in Smart Grids
Professor Johann L. Hurink, Discrete Mathematics and Mathematical Programming Group, Department of Applied Mathematics, University of Twente, Enschede
Health care logistics at University of Twente
Professor Richard J. Boucherie, Department of Applied Mathematics, University of Twente, Netherlands


We gratefully acknowledge support from the following organisations:

We are also grateful to Prof. Daine Alcorn, Deputy Vice Chancellor Research and Innovation, RMIT, for her opening address, and to Dr Bob Anderssen of CSIRO for his closing remarks.

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