## Abstract

As part of the special year devoted to the Application and Numerical Solutions to Partial Differential Equations, the Centre for Mathematical Analysis at the Australian National University, Canberra, hosted a Mini-conference on Free and Moving Boundary and Diffusion Problems on June 14-16, 1990. The primary aim was to stimulate strong interaction between moving boundary and diffusion problems and mathematicians (pure, applied, and computational) working on the mathematical theory as well as on the exact and approximate solution of such problems. In addition, the Mini-conference aimed to foster the interest of younger colleagues in research connected with these problems. A number of Australian and overseas speakers were invited to participate.