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Seminario Interuniversitario de Investigación en Ciencias Matemáticas

CALL FOR PROPOSALS FOR THEMATIC SESSIONS (MINISYMPOSIA)

The Organizing Committee of the SIDIM 2017 invites interested parties to submit proposals for thematic sessions (minisymposia).

Purpose: SIDIM's Thematic Sessions (Minisymposia) provide a mechanisms to gather common interest groups of the proponents on subjects that may not have enough numbers to organize a separate congress, thus avoiding the complexities of the organization of a full meeting.

Types: A Thematic Session may be:
Contents: A Thematic Session or Mini symposium consists of four talks in a two hours period. The organizer will start the session with an overview of the session content. The first 40 minutes talk consists of a panoramic view of the subject by a person of recognized authority by the intended audience. Three 25 minutes sessions will follow with talks on the specialized area. All four periods should allow for at least five minutes of questions and/or discussion.

Proposal content: A proposal for a Thematic Session of Minisymposium should submit the following information:
  1. Title: Describe the subject area as accurately and specifically as possible.
  2. Organizer: Provide complete name, affiliation, postal and electronic address, and telephone number of the organizer.
  3. Summary: Describe your Thematic Session or Mini symposium in about 300 words as it will appear in the congress program. A text addressed to specialists as well as to researchers from related areas is recommended. The following outline is also suggested:
    • Explain the problem area to be addressed by the speakers and its importance.
    • Identify current directions of research and methods being developed to solve problems, including their advantages and shortcomings.
    • Describe the scope of your minisymposium.
  4. Support: List the sponsors that will fund travel, housing and stipends of speakers as they should appear in the program (if applicable).
  5. Speakers: List the complete names, affiliations, postal and electronic address and talk title for all proposed speakers. Talks abstracts should be provided by SIDIM's abstract submission deadline. Be sure to mark the appropriate minisymposium title when submitting the abstracts for the session.

Recommendations:
Evaluation and deadlines: The proponents should send proposals to sidim2017@gmail.com by January 15, 2017. SIDIM's Technical Committee will evaluate the proposals for thematic sessions and notify organizers of final approval.

Additional Information: For additional information you may contact the SIDIM 2017 Organizing Committee by email sidim2017@gmail.com.