This meeting will forge collaboration between ANZIAM and an association of similar size, Zhejiang Applied Mathematics Association. Whereas in many Chinese institutions, the disciplines of mathematics and computer science occupy a single unit, with research interests in areas such as machine learning, our applications tend to be more in biological and environmental science. However, methods of numerical analysis and approximation theory are common to the two disciplines. This will be used to build a bridge between the two areas, each expanding its range of interests.