Registration & Conference Program will be available in 2020

The 20th Biennial Computational Techniques and Applications Conference (CTAC2020) will be held at UNSW Sydney from 30 August to 2 September, 2020.

Our aim is to conduct a high-quality conference on computational mathematics; scientific, technical and industrial applications; and high-performance computing.

Invited Speakers:

The special themes for the meeting will include:

  • Computational fluid dynamics
  • Data assimilation
  • Optimisation
  • Inverse problems
  • Data science
  • Uncertainty quantification

CTAC is organised by the special interest group in computational techniques and applications of ANZIAM, the Australian and New Zealand Industrial and Applied Mathematics Division of the Australian Mathematical Society. The meetings provide an interactive forum for researchers interested in the development and use of computational methods applied to engineering, scientific and other problems.

The CTAC meetings have been taking place biennially since 1981, the most recent being held in 2018 at the University of Newcastle.

Abstract submissions

Abstract submission deadline: 30-July-2020.

Types of presentations:

  • Oral Presentations: 25 minute oral presentation (20 minutes + 5 minutes discussion)
  • Poster presentations: Hardcopy poster presentations to be hung up at the conference.


Submit your Abstract



Organising committee

  • Josef Dick (UNSW)
  • Bishnu Lamichhane (Newcastle)
  • Quoc Thong Le Gia (UNSW, Chair)
  • Shev MacNamara (UTS)
  • William McLean (UNSW)
  • Thanh Tran (UNSW)
  • Vera Roschina (UNSW)

Scientific committee

  • Steven Armfield (Sydney University)
  • Jerome Droniou (Monash)
  • Frances Kuo (UNSW)  
  • Markus Hegland (ANU)
  • Stephen Roberts (ANU)
  • Ian Sloan (UNSW, Chair)
  • Ian Turner (QUT)

The venue for the CTAC 2020 Conference will be confirmed in 2020.


  • New College Village (NCV) is located just across the road from campus. Buses are at the door, taking you to the city, beaches, shopping centres, airport and railway station.
  • New College (NC, a different building to NCV above) offers standard dormitory-type accommodation at $65 per night including breakfast, for a single bed with shared single gender bathroom. It is located on campus.
  • Shalom College offers rooms with ensuite bathrooms and rooms with shared bathroom facilities, all with access to common areas including kitchenettes. It is situated right on campus adjacent to the University Oval, with entrances on both Barker Street and within the university. In-room internet access is available at $10 for 5GB over seven days. Please send all booking enquiries to
  • Adina Apartment Hotel Coogee offers studio apartments ($176/night), one-bedroom apartments ($234/night), and two-bedroom apartments ($334/night). It is located about 2.7km from campus (short bus ride or 35min walk) and 350m from Coogee Beach.
  • Coogee Sands offers studio apartments (from $200/night) and one-bedroom apartments. It is located about 3km from campus (short bus ride or 40min walk) and 50m from Coogee Beach.
  • Crowne Plaza Coogee offers luxory hotel rooms (from $295/night). It is located about 3km from campus (short bus ride or 40min walk) and 100m from Coogee Beach.
  • Waldorf Apartments Randwick offers one-bedroom apartments (from $159/night) and two-bedroom apartments (from $219/night). It is located about 1.9km from campus (25min walk).
  • Randwick Lodge offers en-suite standard rooms (from $99/night), heritage rooms (from $100/night), and executive rooms (from $120/night). It is located about 1.5km (20min walk) from campus. Other similar lodges in Randwick can be found on the same website.
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All non-Australian citizens travelling to Australia require a visa.

If you have a valid New Zealand passport, you can travel to Australia and you will be issued with a Special Category Visa (SCV) on arrival.

See the Department of Immigration and Border Protection website for details on visitor visa options and visitor visa processsing times. In particular, citizens from some eligible countries can apply online for an eVisitor visa or an Electronic Travel Authority (ETA).


Travel to Sydney by air

From overseas you will arrive at Sydney (Kingsford Smith) Airport Terminal 1. From other cities in Australia you will arrive at Sydney Airport Terminal 2 or Terminal 3. Sydney airport is about 10km away from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) or the city.

From all terminals of the airport to UNSW: a taxi ride would take 20-30 minutes and should cost around $40. All taxis are licenced and all journeys are metered. Alternatively, bus 400 in the direction of Bondi Junction travels up Anzac Parade and stops opposite UNSW. The journey takes about 40 minutes and costs about $3.50.

(Warning: if you are travelling from UNSW to the airport, note that not every 400 bus goes to the airport. Please check the timetable carefully and if in doubt, ask the driver before you get on.)

From all terminals of the airport to the city: the Airport Link train runs regularly and takes about 15 minutes to reach Central Station. From there you can take the City Circle train to all central destinations.

Travel around Sydney

Sydney has an extensive public transport network involving trains, buses and ferries, see Transport NSW for full details. You will need an Opal card or an Opal single trip ticket.

Opal cards can be obtained and topped up at outlets such as newsagencies and convenience stores. Opal card fares are automatically calculated and deducted from your card based on where you tap on to where you tap off. You can purchase an Opal single bus ticket from the driver on board, with the exception that some bus routes are PrePay (cashless) at all times while some bus stops are PrePay at certain times of the day.

If travelling with a group of people, a taxi could be an affordable alternative. These can be hailed on the street or ordered by telephone. Uber and GoCatch are also very popular in Sydney.

Travel to UNSW

Travelling to/from UNSW on public transport will involve getting on a bus. UNSW does not lie on a train line.

From Eddy Avenue, Central Station: catch UNSW Express Buses 890, 891, 892, 895, or routes 391, 393, 395 to UNSW Kensington Campus. The journey takes around 15 minutes on the express and around 25 minutes on the other routes, depending on traffic.

From Circular Quay: catch 392, 394, X94 (express), L94, 396 to UNSW Kensington Campus. The journey should take about 30 minutes.

From Bondi Junction: catch 400 which passes UNSW on its way to the airport.

From Coogee Beach: catch 370 which travels along Coogee Bay Road and passes UNSW on High Street.

Parking is restricted on the UNSW campus, with only a limited number of Pay and Display parking spaces available for those without a permit. A one-day parking permit can be purchased at $21 each.


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