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RIKEN International Workshop on Uncertainty Quantification (UQWS)



  • Date: 19-21 February 2018
  • Venue: RIKEN AICS, Kobe, Japan [map]
  • Room: Auditorium
  • Language: English


RIKEN has been working on promoting Data Assimilation (DA) as an innovation hub connecting mathematical science, experimental/observational science, and computational science. DA connects computer simulation with real-world data and brings synergy, where errors or uncertainties in simulation and data play an essential role. Uncertainty Quantification (UQ) is a rapidly growing field in applied math, and would have close relationship with DA by concept, but the interactions have been limited so far. In this workshop, leading experts in the field of UQ will provide lectures about introduction to UQ with some scent of their frontier research, followed by round-table discussions about what UQ and DA have in common, and ideas for potential future synergies.

How to Join

Fill the following form and email to the Local Organizers.

E-mail: uqws(at) (change (at) to @)

Deadline: 5 February 2018 (JST)

Those who need VISA to enter Japan, contact us by 27 December 2017 (JST).

Subject: UQWS Application

Reception on 19 Feb (JPY 3,000, cash only): (Y/N)
Food requirements for the reception (if any):

If you do not receive a reply within a few days, except for holidays and weekends (winter vacation: 29 Dec. - 3 Jan.), please contact us again.


Mon. February 19 Tue. February 20 Wed. February 21
- 9:00- Registration 9:00- Registration
- 9:30-10:30 Invited Lecture 3 Omar Knio (KAUST) 9:30-10:30 Invited Lecture 7 Serge Guillas (Univ. of College London)
- 10:30-10:45 Break 10:30-10:45 Break
12:30- Registration 10:45-11:45 Invited Lecture 4 Olivier Le-Maitre (LIMSI-CNRS) 10:45-11:15 K Computer tour
13:00-13:15 Opening 11:45-13:00 Lunch 11:15-11:45 General Discussion
13:15-14:15 Invited Lecture 1 Ibrahim Hoteit (KAUST) 13:00-14:00 Invited Lecture 5 Pierre Tandeo (IMT-Atlantique) 11:45-12:00 Closing
14:15-14:30 Break 14:00-14:15 Break -
14:30-15:30 Invited Lecture 2 Youssef Marzouk (MIT) 14:15-15:15 Invited Lecture 6 Mohamed Iskandarani (Univ. of Miami) -
15:30-16:00 Poster Session 1 15:15-15:45 Poster session 2 -
16:00-16:15 Break 15:45-16:00 Break -
16:15-17:00 Group discussion 16:00-17:00 Group discussion -
17:00-17:30 General discussion 17:00-17:30 General discussion -
18:00-20:00 Reception - -

Invited Speakers

  • Ibrahim Hoteit (KAUST)
  • Omar Knio (KAUST)
  • Olivier Le-Maitre (LIMSI-CNRS)
  • Youssef Marzouk (MIT)
  • Mohamed Iskandarani (Miami)
  • Serge Guillas (University College London)
  • Pierre Tandeo (IMT-Atlantique)

Scientific Organizing Committee

  • Chair: Takemasa Miyoshi (RIKEN AICS)
  • Co-Chair: Ibrahim Hoteit (KAUST)
  • Co-Chair: Takashi Sakajo (Kyoto University)
  • Pierre Tandeo (IMT-Atlantique)
  • Tetsuo Hatsuda (RIKEN iTHEMS)


Organized by

  • RIKEN Advanced Institute for Computational Science (AICS)

Co-Organized by

  • RIKEN interdisciplinary Theoretical & Mathematical Sciences (iTHEMS)
  • Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University



Local Organizers at RIKEN AICS Data Assimilation Research Team

E-mail: uqws(at) (change (at) to @)