Committee on Programs and Conferences


The SIAM Committee on Programs and Conferences advises the SIAM Vice President for Programs on issues related to SIAM meetings, and it makes recommendations for the appointment of the next Vice President for Programs. The SIAM Vice for President for Programs chairs this committee.

Current Members

Current Members

Chair

Cynthia Phillips
Sandia National Laboratories

Members

Daniel Bates
Colorado State University
Xiaojun Chen
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Yekaterina Epshteyn
University of Utah
Andreas Griewank
YACHAY TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY
Jing-Rebecca Li
INRIA Saclay
Jose Mas
Universitat Politècnica de València
Malgorzata Peszynska
Oregon State University
Ali Pinar
Sandia National Laboratories
Alison Ramage
University of Strathclyde
Clayton G. Webster
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Ex Officio

Amr El-Bakry
Exxonmobil Upstream Research Company
Carol Woodward
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Additional Details

Appointments

The five ex officio members of the Committee on Programs and Conferences are: Vice President for Programs, Vice President at Large (representing the activity groups), Vice President for Industry, Director of Programs and Services, and the Executive Director.

There shall be 6-12 appointed members of this committee (in addition to the ex officio members); the SIAM President, upon recommendation of the CCA and in consultation with the VP for Programs, makes the appointments to this committee.  Committee members come from a broad cross section of SIAM, including representatives from industry, government, and national laboratories.

Members are appointed for three years, with staggered terms.  Each year, two or three members are  replaced or renewed.  Members cannot serve more than two consecutive terms.

The SIAM President, in consultation with the SIAM Secretary, shall make the at-large appointments to this committee. Committee membership should reflect the breadth and diversity of the Society. Committee members should have broad knowledge of the Society and its members.


Procedure

The Vice President for Programs chairs the Committee on Programs and Conferences.  The Director of Programs and Services reports to the Committee on the status of meetings and their budgets.  This report forms the basis of the report of the Vice President for Programs to the SIAM Board of Trustees and the SIAM Council.

Committee members correspond by telephone or e-mail.  Meetings of the Committee on Programs and Conferences take place during the SIAM Annual Meeting.  Voting is done by e-mail.


Charge

The Committee on Programs and Conferences is responsible for the overall program direction and content of all SIAM conferences and the SIAM Annual Meeting, as well as for their evaluation and oversight.  In particular, the Committee makes recommendations for:

  • Annual Meeting
    • site selection
    • topic selection
    • development of new formats, e.g., tracks
  • All SIAM Conferences
    • soliciting and reviewing topics for conferences
    • deciding which conferences can take place outside the USA
    • helping to obtain funding, e.g., writing NSF block grant proposals
    • initiating topical workshops in new areas

SIAM Coordinating Committee for the Joint Mathematical Meetings

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