This volume contains the proceedings of the twelfth conference of the Euro pean Consortium for Mathematics in Industry. ECMI was founded in 1986 in to foster research and education in Mathematics in Industry in Europe order and these biannual conferences are the show case for ECMI's research. It is a pleasure to see that six of the plenary speakers have submitted papers for this volume. Their contributions illustrate the breadth of applica tions and the variety of mathematical and computational techniques that are embraced by ECMI. ECMI is also committed to the education of students and it is encouraging that a number of the papers are given by students. The Wacker Prize, which is offered for a Masters Level thesis on an industrial problem, always attracts excellent entries and this year's winner, Nicole Marheineke, is no exception. This is the first time that an ECMI conference has been held in Eastern Europe and the ECMI Council is very grateful to Professor Andris Buikis and his colleagues in Latvia and Lithuania for the excellent job they have done. Thanks too go to the European Union which supported 30 delegates at this conference via TMR Contract No ERBFMRXCT 97-0117 'Differential Equations in Industry and Commerce'. The final meeting of this network was held during this conference which provided a platform for network members to describe their work to a wider audience.
Plenary TalksProblems - Parameter Identification in Industrial Problems via Iterative Regularization Methods - Mathematics of Enhanced Oil Recovery - Business Modelling. Languages and Tools - Modelling Tumour Growth and Progression - Interaction of Viscous Mean Flows and Surface Waves at Low Viscosity - Modified FEM for Fibre-Fluid Interactions Minisymposia: Mathematical Modelling in Paper Industry - Numerical Methods in Multibody Dynamics - Problems of Charge and Spin Transport in Semiconductor Devices - Topics in Electromagnetics - Topics in Mathematical Finance Contributed Talks: Math. Models for Gravitational Cascade Separation of Pourable Materials at Identical Stages of a Classifier - Parallel Iterative Solvers for Sparse Linear Systems in Circuit Simulation - Conservative Averaging Method for Solutions of Inverse Problems for Heat Equation - Creation of Temperature Field in a Finite Cylinder by Alternated Electromagnetic Force - A Finite Element Method for Parabolic Equations - Reduction of a Mathematical Model for Polymer Crystallization - Asymptotic and Numerical Aspects of a Nonlinear Singular Integro-Differential Equation for Dryout in a LMFBR Boiler Tube - Geostatistics: An Overview of Estimation and Simulation Methods for Oil Reservoirs and Basin Modelling - Global Uncertainty and Sensitivity Analysis and Neighbourhoods - A Mathematical Model for Tonometry etc..