Proposals are invited for workshops to be held at the International Centre for Mathematical Sciences in Edinburgh in 2016 and beyond.
ICMS particularly welcomes proposals for workshops in rapidly developing and newly emerging areas where there is a need to evaluate new developments quickly.
The Programme Committee will consider workshop proposals twice per year: in February and July. Submissions can be sent at any time but applicants should allow sufficient time (we recommend three clear months) for proposals to be reviewed and for the proposers to react to the referees’ comments. Therefore, normally:
- proposals should be received by the last day of October in order to be considered by February;
- proposals should be received by the last day of March in order to be considered in June.
Organisers can expect to receive comments from reviewers about 10 weeks after the submission deadline.
Applicants should bear in mind the time needed to plan the meeting or group research if a proposal is accepted for inclusion in the ICMS Workshop Programme. Small meetings can be organised in 6-8 months from acceptance; others may require at least 12 months planning.
Successful applicants will be offered a funding package to contribute to the travel and accommodation of a proportion of the participants. ICMS staff will undertake all non-scientific administration connected with the workshop. One of the Scientific Organisers (often an author of the initial proposal) will be appointed Principal Organiser and be the main point of contact. Potential organisers should contact ICMS to discuss ideas and timetables before submitting a firm proposal.
The proposal document should not normally exceed five pages and should be submitted electronically (PDF, PS, Word or DVI). Full instructions on how to submit a proposal, together with details of the refereeing process and criteria for selection, can be found on these web pages:
ICMS welcomes proposals for the RiGs (Research-in-Groups) Programme. Successful applicants will be offered a funding package to contribute to the travel and subsistence of the Research Group, normally two or three people.
For all enquiries about ICMS or the procedures for submitting a proposal to any of our programmes, please contact Jane Walker, Centre Manager, ICMS, E-mail Jane.Walker@icms.org.uk