A particular achievement of the EMS Applied Mathematics Committee has been so far the establishment of a series of summer schools in applied mathematics, that are organized yearly under the EMS banner.

Initially there was a school organized by IMPAN in Bedlevo and one organized by CIME  that take place every year. In 2010, a
summer school in biomathematics joined ESSAM. It is organized every year by the ESMTB (European Society for Mathematical and Theoretical Biology). The last ESSAM school was created in 2011, a summer school in mathematical finance. It is organized by the Institut Louis Bachelier.

The program committees of the organizing institutions incorporate a representative of the EMS Applied Mathematics committee for the planning of future schools and to certify their scientific level and the fulfilment of the EMS requirements.

The Guidelines of this series of summer schools are stated below.


1. EMS-ESMTB Summer School in Applied Mathematics: "Dynamics of infectious diseases"

Course Director: Mats Gyllenberg (Helsinki, Finland).
Eva Kisdi, Elina Numminen

* Odo Diekmann (University of Utrecht): Population dynamics of infectious diseases
* Frank Ball (University of Nottingham): Stochastic models of epidemics
* Thomas House (University of Warwick): Networks and epidemics
* Michel Langlais (University of Bordeaux): Spatial dynamics of infectious diseases
* Troy Day (Queen's University): Evolution of hosts and pathogens
Time and place: The school will be held between 17 and 24 August 2014 in Helsinki (Finland).

2. CIME-EMS Summer School in Applied Mathematics: "Centralized and Distributed Multi-agent Optimization: Models and Algorithms"

Course Directors: Francisco Facchinei (Univ. Roma “La Sapienza” , Italy), Jong-Shi Pang (Univ. of Southern California, USA).

*Zhi-Quan Luo (Univ. Minnesota, U.S.A.): Optimization Methods for Resource Management: Complexity, Duality and Approximation
*Angelia Nedic (Univ. Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA): Distributed Optimization over Networks
*Jong-Shi Pang (Univ. of Southern California, USA): Differential Variational Inequalities
*Gesualdo Scutari (Univ. New York, U.S.A.): Advanced Decomposition Algorithms for Multi-agent Systems

Time and place: The school will be held between 23 and 28 June 2014 in Cetraro, Italy.

3. Seventh European Summer School in Financial Mathematics: An EMS Applied Mathematics school

Organizers: Jan Obloj (University of Oxford), Nizar Touzi (Ecole Polytechnique).

*Rene Carmona (Princeton University): Stochastic Differential Games and Financial Applications
*Xuedong He (Columbia University) & Xunyu Zhou (University of Oxford): Quantile Approach to Behavioural Portfolio Selection and Asset Pricing

Time and place: The school will be held between 1-5 September 2014, in Oxford (UK).

4. EMS School on Stochastic Analysis with applications in biology, finance and physics

Organizers: Peter Imkeller (Humboldt University) and Lukasz Stettner (IMPAN).

*Frank den Hollander (University of Leiden)
*Jan Obloj (University of Oxford)

Time and place: The school will be held between 6-11 October 2014, in Bedlewo (Poland).


1. IMPAN-EMS Bedlewo School : "EMS School on Computational Aspects of Gene Regulation"  (SUPPORTED BY COST)

Confirmed speakers:

  • David Arnosti, Michigan State University, East Lansing, USA
  • Julien Gagneur, Gene Center Munich, Germany
  • Wolfgang Huber, European Molecular Biology Laboratory, Heidelberg, Germany
  • Artur Jarmołowski, Department of Gene Expression, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland
  • Uwe Ohler, Duke University, Durham, USA and Max Delbruck Center, Berlin, Germany
  • Shyam Prabhakar, Genome Institute of Singapore, Singapore
  • Zofia Szweykowska-Kulińska, Department of Gene Expression, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland
  • Martin Vingron, Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics, Berlin, Germany
  • Bartek Wilczyński, University of Warsaw, Poland
  • Limsoon Wong, National University of Singapore, Singapore

Time and place: The school will be held between 13 and 19 October 2013 at Będlewo Palace in Będlewo, Poland. 

2. EMS-ESMTB Summer School : "Multiscale models in the life sciences"

Course Directors: Vitaly Volpert (Lyon, France) and Luigi Preziosi (Torino, Italy).


Denis Thieffry (ENS Paris, France)
Raphaël Voituriez (Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France)
Pierre Degond (Université Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France) 
Dirk Drasdo (INRIA Rocquencourt, France)
Markus Owen (University of Nottingham, UK)
Bard Ermentrout (University of Pittsburgh, USA)

Time and place: The school will be held between 27 and 31 May 2013 in Lyon, France.

3. Sixth European Summer School in Financial Mathematics

Mini-courses :

Model-independent pricing and hedging of derivatives (David Hobson,  Warwick, UK)
Leading-order corrections in mathematical Fina
nce (Jan Kallsen, Kiel, Germany)

Time and place: The school will be held between 26 and 30 August, 2013, in Vienna (Austria)

4. CIME-EMS Summer School in Applied Mathematics: "Vector-valued Partial Differential Equations and Applications"

    Course Directors: John Ball (Oxford, UK), Paolo Marcellini (Firenze, Italy).

  • The pullback equations for differential forms (B. Dacorogna, Lausanne, Switzerland)
  • Stability of isoperimetric inequalities (N. Fusco, Napoli, Italy)
  • Mathematical problems in thin elastic sheets: packing, crumbling and singularities (S. Müller, Bonn, Germany)
  • Aspect of the incompressible Navier-Stokes and Euler's equations (V. Sverak, Minneapolis, USA)
Time and place : The school will be held between 8 and 13 July 2013 in Cetraro, Italy.

Former Summer Schools


1) NN (here, organizing entity) has agreed to organize every year a Summer School in Applied Mathematics in the framework of EMS Schools in Applied Mathematics. The organization (place, format, topic etc.) should be aimed at outlining uniformity and common identity of the Schools of the series.

2) EMS agreed to support the School organized in 2008 through its contract with the EU and under the rules of such contract.

3) EMS will help NN in fund raising for supporting the Schools that will be planned and organized for the years to come.

4) Participation of young researchers from European and Mediterranean countries will be stimulated and whenever possible and needed- supported.

5) NN agrees that the planning of future Schools will be done in cooperation with EMS, through a contact person that will be indicated by the EC of EMS.

6) EMS and NN consider as a priority the goal that the Schools keep a high scientific level and focus on topics of relevant impact.

7) All information concerning the Schools should include the EMS logo and indicate that they are organized by NN in the series of EMS Schools in Applied Mathematics. The above applies to the publications possibly originated by the School (lecture notes, proceedings).

8) EMS will devote particular attention in promoting the Schools through its publications and in helping dissemination of the relevant information.

9) NN will provide EMS with a report on each School of the series. One of the achievements of this committee so far has been the establishment of European Summer Schools in Applied Mathematics, organized on a permanent basis in the framework of EMS.