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General Information

SIAM International Conference on Data Mining (SDM19)

General Information

Standard Audio-Visual Set-up in Meeting Rooms

SIAM does not provide computers for any speaker. When giving an electronic presentation, speakers must provide their own computers. SIAM is not responsible for the safety and security of speakers’ computers.

A data (LCD) projector and screen will be provided in all technical session meeting rooms. The data projectors support both VGA and HDMI connections. Presenters requiring an alternate connection must provide their own adaptor.

All speakers should review SIAM’s AV Policy prior to the pre-registration deadline.


Attendees booked within the SIAM room block will receive complimentary wireless Internet access in their guest rooms. All conference attendees will have complimentary wireless Internet access in the meeting space.

SIAM will also provide a limited number of email stations.

Local Area

Visit the Visit Calgary website for more information on Calgary and the surrounding area.

The average May temperature in Calgary varies between 37° F (3°C) and 63° F (17°C). Remember meeting room temperatures and personal comfort zones vary widely. It is recommended that you bring a sweater or jacket to the sessions.


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SIAM members save up to $140 on full registration for the SIAM International Conference on Data Mining (SDM19)! Join your peers in supporting the premier professional society for applied mathematicians and computational scientists. SIAM members receive subscriptions to SIAM Review, SIAM Unwrapped and SIAM News and enjoy substantial discounts on SIAM books, journal subscriptions, and conference registrations.

If you are not a SIAM member and do not join SIAM before you register for the conference, you can pay the Non-Member rate and still apply the difference between what you paid for the conference and what a member would have paid ($140 for a Non-Member) towards a SIAM membership. After you register for the conference, contact SIAM Customer Service for details about membership or join at the registration desk at the conference.

If you are a SIAM member, itonly costs $15 to join the SIAM Activity Group on Data Mining and Analytics (SIAG/DMA). As a SIAG/DMA member, you are eligible for anadditional $15 discount on this conference. As the total price of membershipplus conference registration is the same, you might want to consider joining the activity group.

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Poster Session

The poster sessions are scheduled for Thursday, May 2, 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. and Friday, May 3, 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Papers presented on Thursday and Saturday will have their poster slots during the Welcome Reception and Poster Session on Thursday, May 2. Papers presented on Friday will have their poster slots during the Doctoral Forum and Poster Session on Friday, May 3. 

Boards and push pins will be available to Thursday’s presenters at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday. Posters must be removed immediately after the session concludes. 

Boards and push pins will be available to Friday’s presenters at 11:00 a.m. on Friday. Posters must be removed immediately after the session concludes. 

Note: Any poster presenter who fails to show and present a confirmed presentation will be considered a no-show. No-shows will be billed $65 per accepted poster.

For information about preparing a poster, please visit Guidelines for Poster Presenters.

SIAM Books and Journals

Display copies of books and complimentary copies of journals are available on site. SIAM books are available at a discounted price during the conference. If a SIAM books representative is not available, completed order forms and payment (credit cards are preferred) may be taken to the SIAM registration desk.

Official Recognition Letter from Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA), International Events and Convention Services Program (IECSP)

The intent of the Letter of Recognition is to act as a letter of introduction, issued by the IECSP, which attendees may present to the CBSA upon arrival in Canada to facilitate the entry process.

Additional information regarding traveling to Canada can be found in the content of the letter.

Letter of Invitation

Confirmed authors in need of a Letter of Invitation to assist in the visa application process, please fill out the Letter of Invitation Request Form. Please allow three to four weeks for processing and delivery.

If you are not planning to present at the conference or are not yet an accepted author and need a letter of invitation before acceptance notifications are sent, please fill out Letter of Invitation Request Form AND email the following information to SIAM Conferences:

  • Brief curriculum vita (including your date of birth and a list of publications over the past 3 years.)
  • Brief statement why attending this conference would help your research and career.
  • Letter of recommendation. Have a senior person (e.g. Ph.D. advisor, head of department, president of a mathematical society) write a brief letter of recommendation on appropriate letterhead. This letter is not needed if you have a minimum of twelve entries in MathSciNet or other suitable professional database. If you are using MathSciNet, please state so and include your “MR Author ID” in your message to SIAM Conferences. If using another professional database, provide the name of the database and associated ID or URL in your message to SIAM Conferences.