The Society for Industrial and
Applied Mathematics (SIAM) is an international community of over 13,000
individual members. Almost 500 academic, manufacturing, research and
development, service and consulting organizations, government, and military
organizations worldwide are institutional members.
SIAM fosters the
development of applied mathematical and computational methodologies needed in
these various application areas. Applied mathematics in partnership with computational
science is essential in solving many real-world problems. Through publications,
research, and community, the mission of SIAM is to build
cooperation between mathematics and the worlds of science and technology.
SIAM was incorporated
in 1952 as a nonprofit organization to convey useful mathematical knowledge to
other professionals who could implement mathematical theory for practical,
industrial, or scientific use. Since
then, SIAM’s goals have remained the same:
- To advance the application of mathematics and
computational science to engineering, industry, science, and society;
- To promote research that will lead to effective
new mathematical and computational methods and techniques for science,
engineering, industry, and society;
- To provide media for the exchange of information
and ideas among mathematicians, engineers, and scientists.
SIAM is headquartered
in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, staffed by more
than 60 full- and part-time employees.
SIAM journals, and first year of publication
- SIAM Journal on Applied Mathematics (SIAP)
– 1953 Research articles that treat scientific problems
using methods that are of mathematical interest. Appropriate subject areas
include the physical, engineering, financial, and life sciences.
- Theory of Probability and Its Applications
(TVP) – 1956A translation of the Russian journal Teoriya
Veroyatnostei i ee Primeneniya, which contains papers on the theory
and application of probability, statistics, and stochastic processes.
- SIAM Review (SIREV) – 1959 Consists of
five sections, all containing articles of broad interest: Survey and
Review, Problems and Techniques, Education, SIGEST, and Book Reviews,
covering all aspects of applied mathematics and computational
- SIAM Journal on Control and Optimization
(SICON) – 1962 Research articles on the
mathematics and applications of control theory and on those parts of
optimization theory concerned with the dynamics of deterministic or
stochastic systems in continuous or discrete time or otherwise dealing
with differential equations, dynamics, infinite-dimensional spaces, or
fundamental issues in variational analysis and geometry.
- SIAM Journal on Numerical Analysis (SINUM)
– 1964 Research articles on the
development and analysis of numerical methods. Topics include the rigorous
study of convergence of algorithms, their accuracy, their stability and their
- SIAM Journal on Mathematical Analysis
(SIMA) – 1970 Research articles of the highest quality
employing innovative analytical techniques to treat problems in the
- SIAM Journal on Computing (SICOMP) – 1972 Coverage of
the most significant work going on in the mathematical and formal aspects
of computer science and nonnumerical computing.
- SIAM Journal on Scientific Computing
(SISC) – 1980 Research articles on numerical methods
and techniques for scientific computation. Papers address computational
issues relevant to the solution of scientific or engineering problems and
generally include computational results demonstrating the effectiveness of
the proposed techniques.
- SIAM Journal on Matrix Analysis and
Applications (SIMAX) – 1980 Research articles in
matrix analysis and its applications and papers of interest to the
numerical linear algebra community. Applications include such areas as
signal processing, systems and control theory, statistics, Markov chains,
and mathematical biology.
- SIAM Journal on Discrete Mathematics
(SIDMA) –1988 Research articles on a broad range of
topics from pure and applied mathematics including combinatorics and graph
theory, discrete optimization and operations research, theoretical computer
science, and coding and communication theory.
- SIAM Journal on Optimization (SIOPT) –1991 Research
articles on the theory and practice of optimization. The areas addressed
include linear and quadratic programming, convex programming, nonlinear
programming, complementarity problems, stochastic optimization,
combinatorial optimization, integer programming, and convex, nonsmooth and
- SIAM Journal on Applied Dynamical Systems
(SIADS) – 2002 Research articles on the
mathematical analysis and modeling of dynamical systems and its
application to the physical, engineering, life, and social sciences. SIADS
is published in all-electronic format, and encourages color, animation,
and internal linking.
- Multiscale Modeling & Simulation: A
SIAM Interdisciplinary Journal (MMS) – 2003 Centered
around multiscale phenomena, and is an interdisciplinary journal focusing
on the fundamental modeling and computational principles underlying
various multiscale methods.
- SIAM Journal on Imaging Sciences (SIIMS)
–2008 A broad authoritative source for fundamental
results in imaging sciences, with a unique combination of mathematics and
applications. The all-electronic SIIMS is mathematically and
computationally based, and offers a unique forum to highlight the
commonality of methodology, models, and algorithms among diverse
application areas of imaging sciences.
- SIAM Journal on Financial Mathematics
(SIFIN) –2010 Addresses theoretical developments in
financial mathematics as well as breakthroughs in the computational
challenges they encompass. The journal provides a common platform for
scholars interested in the mathematical theory of finance as well as
practitioners interested in rigorous treatments of the scientific
computational issues related to implementation.