CALL FOR MINISYMPOSIA
Deadlines are midnight Central Europe Time Zone
- Closing date for the submission of proposals: Mon November 05, 2018
- Notification of final decisions: November, 2018
- Submission due of accepted minisymposia abstracts: from November, 2018 until March, 2019
May 2019 Schedule available
How to Participate
A minisymposium consists of four, 25-minute presentations, with an additional five minutes for discussion after each presentation. Multiple part minisymposia may also be submitted. Preference will be given to minisymposia that list all speakers and talk titles. Prospective minisymposium organizers are asked to submit a proposal consisting of a title, a description (not to exceed 100 words), and a list of speakers and titles of their presentations.
It is recommended that a minisymposium organizer makes the first presentation. Each minisymposium speaker should submit a 75-word abstract. The organizing committee will referee minisymposium proposals. The number of minisymposia may be limited to retain an acceptable level of parallelism in the conference sessions.
To ensure balance, ICIAM prefers that a single individual not be the organizer of more than one minisymposium. In addition, ICIAM discourages minisymposia in which most of the speakers come from the same organization or if all co-authors on the papers being presented in a minisymposium are from the same organization.Participants are limited to presenting two talks at most during ICIAM in order to maximize the opportunity for all participants to speak. If you are invited to speak in more than one minisymposium, we suggest you use the opportunity to nominate a colleague or student to speak about your work.
- Linear Algebra and Geometry
- Real and Complex Analysis
- Ordinary Differential Equations
- Partial Differential Equations
- Dynamical Systems and Nonlinear Analysis
- Discrete Mathematics
- Numerical Analysis
- Computational Geometry
- Computer Science
- Probability and Statistics
- Control and Systems Theory
- Optimization and Operations Research
- Simulation and Modelling
- Information, Communication, Signals
- Fluids Physics and Statistical Mechanics
- Astronomy, Astrophysics and Geophysics
- Chemistry, Chemical Engineering
- Biology, Medicine and other natural sciences
- Social Science
- Finance and Management Science
- Mathematics and Computer Science
- Materials Science and Solid Mechanics
- Applied Mathematics for Industry and Engineering
- Other Mathematical Topics and their Applications
Guidelines for Preparing a Minisymposium Proposal
What is a Minisymposium?
A minisymposium is a session of four coordinated presentations on a single topic of substantial current interest and importance in mathematics and its applications. It is normally two hours long. Each speaker has twenty-five minutes for presentation, with an additional five minutes for discussion. In conducting the minisymposium, the session organizer should provide an overview of the minisymposium, introduce the speakers, and provide an opportunity for discussion among the speakers and the audience. The organizer may also be the chair and one of the speakers.
Organizing a Minisymposium
Those interested in organizing a minisymposium should submit a proposal to the conference program committee by no later than the due date listed on the form. Organizers will select the topics to be addressed, obtain speakers for those topics, decide with each speaker on the title of his/her presentation, and provide other information as needed.
Organizers are especially encouraged to include speakers from more than one country and from underrepresented groups, including women and minorities, whenever appropriate.
The ICIAM 2019 organizers will not be able to waive the registration fee for minisymposium organizers and speakers, or reimburse their expenses. Therefore, organizers should make no financial commitments on behalf of ICIAM 2019 to speakers when organizing their minisymposium.
Prospective minisymposium organizers should seriously consider the following recommendations when selecting speakers in a minisymposium:
- Speakers should be selected primarily for their current contributions to the topic area.
- Speakers should be as representative of researchers in the area as is practical.
- Minisymposium organizers should select the first speaker based on one who can provide an overview of the topic area, put the whole area in perspective, particularly with regard to applications, and suggest new venues for continued research and application. A minisymposium organizer may speak in the minisymposium he or she is organizing.
- Minisymposium organizers are encouraged to include women and members of underrepresented minorities as speakers whenever appropriate.
- Proposals are discouraged for minisymposia in which most of the speakers come from the same organization or if all co-authors on the papers being presented in a minisymposium are from the same organization.
Preparation of the Proposal
The Minisymposium Organizer should provide the following information:
- Title: Describe the subject of your minisymposium as accurately and specifically as possible in not more than ten words.
- Organizer: Provide your full name, title, affiliation, address, telephone number, and, when available, fax number and e-mail address.
- Describe your minisymposium in not more than 100 words. The summary should be written to attract those who specifically work on your topic as well as those who work in related areas. It is suggested that you explain the problem area to be addressed by the speakers and why it is important in significant applications; identify current directions of research and methods being developed to solve problems, including their advantages and shortcomings; and describe the scope of your minisymposium.
- Speakers: Provide the full name, affiliation, and address of each speaker and the title of his/her presentation.