Acceptance notification by October 26, 2017

SIAM requests speakers submit only one lecture presentation for the conference, either a minisymposium or contributed lecture (this does not apply to invited plenary speakers). Poster submissions are not restricted. The co-chairs of the organizing committee may make exceptions to this request to allow two talks per person.

All submissions are subject to review and final approval by the co-chairs.

You are invited to contribute a presentation for this conference in one of the following formats:


A minisymposium generally consists of four 25-minute presentations, with an additional five minutes for discussion after each presentation. 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 make 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, SIAM prefers a single individual does not organize more than one minisymposium, however, organizers can submit up to four parts per minisymposium. In addition, SIAM discourages minisymposia in which most of the speakers or co-authors come from the same institution.

Be certain to visit Guidelines for Preparing a Minisymposium Proposal.

Please note that the deadline for sending minisymposium proposals has been expired on October 15, 2017.

Contributed Presentations

Contributed presentations in lecture or poster format are invited in all areas consistent with the conference themes.

A lecture is generally a 15-minute oral presentation with an additional 5 minutes for discussion. Talk lengths will be determined by the co-chairs at the close of submissions. Additionally, SIAM requests speakers submit only one lecture presentation for the conference, either a minisymposium or contributed lecture. Poster submissions are not restricted.

A poster involves the use of non-electronic visual aids for mounting on a 4’ x 6’ or 4’ x 8’ poster board. A poster session is two hours long. Each contributor, either for a lecture or a poster, must submit a title and a brief abstract not to exceed 75 words.

Presentation / poster proposals submission forms will be availabe from
October 21, 2017.