First interdisciplinary workshop on the Mathematics of Filtering and its Applications (MFA2011)


13th-15th July 2011, Brunel University, London, UK.


Latest updates:


1. Provisional programme is now available here.


2. See below  for information about workshop venue, travel information and accommodation. More detailed directions for travelling to Brunel are available here. A nice local area map from the University's website is reproduced here .

Newsflash: Selected papers from the workshop will undergo the normal peer-review process and the accepted papers will be published in 'Journal of Mathematical Modelling and Algorithms'.


The first interdisciplinary workshop on the mathematics of filtering and its applications will be held at Brunel University, UK from 13th July to 15th July 2011. At this workshop, speakers from a variety of fields including target tracking, bioinformatics, econometrics and meteorology will present their current research. The workshop is intended as a forum for researchers from these different fields to meet and exchange knowledge about mathematical innovations in filtering, as applied in their field of research. Ample time will be provided for discussing future research collaborations. There are six invited lectures planned in addition to contributed sessions. The invited speakers are (field of specialization in brackets):

          Prof. Brendan McCabe, University of Liverpool (econometrics)

          Prof. Simon Godsill, University of Cambridge (signal processing)

          Prof. Zidong Wang, Brunel University (bioinformatics)

          Prof. Stephen Roberts, University of Oxford (pattern recognition)

          Dr Lyudmila Mihaylova, Lancaster University (target tracking) 

          Prof. P.J. Van Leeuwen, University of Reading  (meteorology)

Abstracts of talks by invited speakers are now available here.

      The workshop is supported by a conference grant from the London Mathematical Society and by in-kind support from the Department of Mathematical Sciences at Brunel University. It is managed by OptiRisk Systems, UK.

A brochure including a registration form is available here. Please contact Dr P. Date ( or Prof. Z. Wang  ( for further information.



The workshop will take place in the lecture centre of Brunel University, Uxbridge, West London. The University campus is close to Heathrow airport (5 miles) and to Uxbridge underground tube station

(1.5 miles), which is on Metropolitan and Piccadilly lines on the transport for London tube network. Please see the campus map and detailed travel directions at .




       The delegates are requested to contact Brunel conference services directly (Ph: +44 1895 238353, fax: +44  1895 269745, email:, through which en-suite, on-campus Bed and Breakfast accommodation can be booked. Please mention if you require internet access while booking. As of May 2011, the charge for en-suite, Bed and Breakfast accommodation is 42.50 +VAT per night, including internet access (in room as well as on 'guest-net' PCs in the Brunel lecture centre).


       Nearby off-campus choices include the Red Lion Hotel on Hillingdon Road (15 minutes walking distance; around 120 per night B & B), Travelodge at Uxbridge (20-25 minutes walking distance or 5 minutes by local buses A10, 427 or 607 which pass via Brunel University, buses every 2-3 minutes; around 75 per night B & B) and Premier Inn at Hayes on Uxbridge Road (10 minutes by bus 427 or 607, buses every 3-5 minutes; around 60 per night room only).