General Information

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Funding Agency

SIAM and the conference Organizing Committee wish to extend their thanks and appreciation to the National Science Foundation for its support of this conference.

Membership

SIAM members save $110 on registration for the 2006 SIAM Annual Meeting, the SIAM Conference Financial Mathematics & Engineering, or the SIAM Conference on Analysis of Partial Differential Equations! Join your peers in the premier professional society for applied math and computational science. SIAM members receive subscriptions to SIAM Review and SIAM News and enjoy substantial discounts on SIAM books, journal subscriptions, and conference registrations.

Free Student Membershipsare available to all students who attend an institution that is an Academic Member of SIAM, are members of Student Chapters of SIAM, or are nominated by a Regular Member of SIAM.

Join online, download an application, or contact SIAM Customer Service:

Telephone: +1-215-382-9800 (worldwide); or 800-447-7426 (toll free US and Canada only)
Fax: +1-215-386-7999
E-mail: membership@siam.org
Postal mail: SIAM, 3600 University City Science Center, Philadelphia, PA 19104-2688  USA

Visa

International attendees at conferences in the U.S. may already be aware that there have been recent changes to the visa program for scientific visitors, which affect even people from visa waiver countries. The site http://www7.nationalacademies.org/visas/, maintained by the National Academies, provides guidance on obtaining the necessary documents. It is recommended that you apply for a visa as soon as possible.

Local Area

Visit http://www.bostonusa.com/ for more information about the area.

Climate

The average temperature in Boston during July varies between 65° F (18°C) and 82° F (28°C). Remember meeting room temperatures and personal comfort zones vary widely. It is recommended that you bring a sweater or jacket to the sessions.

E-Mail

An e-mail café will be available for attendees in the exhibit hall.

Poster Session

The poster session is scheduled for Tuesday, July 11, 2006, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Presenters are requested to put up their posters no later than 7:00 PM on Tuesday, July 11, one hour before the official start time of the session. Boards and push pins will be available to presenters beginning Sunday, July 9 at 12:00 noon. For information about preparing a poster, please visit http://www.siam.org/meetings/guidelines/presenters.php. See PARTICIPATION button for submission deadlines.

Note: Any poster presenter who fails to show and present their confirmed presentation will be considered a no-show. No-shows will be billed $55 per accepted poster.

Transportation

By Air
SIAM has selected Uniglobe Wings Travel to assist attendees in making travel arrangements.  To book your reservations through Uniglobe Wings Travel, contact Amy Hueber at +1-215-628-3322 or toll free (US and Canada) at 866-71-WINGS (Press two (2) when you hear the recording, and ask to be transferred to Amy. Be sure to mention you are attending the SIAM Conference. Uniglobe Wings Travel will issue your ticket and mail it to you. Please be aware there is a fee for this service.

You also have the choice of using your own travel agent or an Internet service.  There are many web sites available to allow you to search for and purchase airline tickets online.  Expedia (http://www.expedia.com), Orbitz (http://www.orbitz.com), and Travelocity (http://www.travelocity.com) are just a few.

Ground Transportation

Public Transportation from Airport
Taxis are available at the airport for transportation to the hotel. Please visit the Boston Park Plaza Hotel and Towers web site, http://www.bostonparkplaza.com/ and click on “Location” to find local directions.  SIAM also suggests you contact the hotel directly for any information about sharing transportation.

By Train
Amtrak has a rail station in Boston.  To make train reservations through Amtrak, call (800) USA-RAIL, go to http://www.amtrak.com or contact Uniglobe Wings Travel.  Taxis are available at the train station for transportation to the hotel.

Rental Cars

Many major car rental companies have offices inside the airport terminal. You can make your arrangements when you arrive at the airport or you can make them through Uniglobe Wings Travel or your own travel agent. Uniglobe Wings Travel can make your car rental reservations at the same time you make your flight reservations. See information above regarding how to reach Uniglobe Wings Travel.

Driving Directions
If renting a car, please obtain a map and directions from your rental car company. Another option is to visit Mapquest (http://www.mapquest.com), or another similar web site.  SIAM highly recommends you contact the hotel directly at +1-617-426-2000 or visit their web site for driving directions.

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