The acronym ISLAND (Integrable Systems: Linear And Nonlinear Dynamics) has been chosen for this series of meetings not only to convey a general indication of the topics to be discussed but also to indicate the nature of the venues chosen. The key features of these meetings
are meant to foster a friendly, relaxed atmosphere and so encourage interaction between participants.
So far there have been three such conferences
ISLAND 1 (1999) on Islay
ISLAND 2 (2003) on Arran
ISLAND 3 (2007) on Islay
and a fourth will take place in 2011
(Not) ISLAND 4 (3rd July-8th July 2011) in Glasgow with title "Tropical Geometry and Integrable Systems."