Welcome to ICIP2012 at Southeast University!
Inverse problems have been studied intensively in the establishment of mathematical theories and its applications to various engineering disciplines. An increasing involvement with industrial research in related to medical tomography, non-destructive testing, and geophysics has been observed due to the recent new development in both the fundamental theory and computational method. To extend a stronger collaboration link among the universities of Asia-Pacific regions and worldwide leading researchers in inverse problems, a first international conference on inverse problems was held at City University of Hong Kong during January 9-12, 2002. More than 120 participants from Asian-American-European countries had attended the conference with fruitful achievements. This series of conferences had also been held in Shanghai (2004 China), Hokkaido (2006 Japan), and Daejeon (2009 Korea). It is now an appropriate time to hold the fifth international conference on inverse problems in Hong Kong.
The main purpose of the "International Conference on Inverse Problems" is to address both theoretical (mathematics), applied (engineering) and development aspects of inverse problems. It is envisioned that the conference will draw researchers from the Asian, American and European scientific communities. The conference is intended to nurture Asian-American-European collaborations in this evolving interdisciplinary area. Additionally, one of the focuses of the conference is to strengthen the application of inverse problems to engineering disciplines.