A minisymposium generally consists of four 25-minute presentations, with an additional five minutes for discussion after each presentation. Minisymposium organizers can submit up to two (2) parts per minisymposium, allowing up to eight (8) speakers.
Prospective minisymposium organizers must submit a proposal consisting of a title, a description (not to exceed 1,500 characters, including spaces), and a list of speakers and titles of their presentations using the Conference Management System. SIAM requires minisymposium organizers propose sessions with a minimum of three (3) confirmed speakers by the minisymposium submission deadline. Sessions submitted with most speakers listed as “TBD/TBA,” or using placeholders, risk immediate rejection.
It is recommended that a minisymposium organizer make the first presentation. Each minisymposium speaker should submit a 1,500 character (including spaces) abstract. The number of minisymposia may be limited to retain an acceptable level of parallelism in the conference sessions.
To ensure balance, SIAM prefers that a single individual not be the organizer of more than one minisymposium. In addition, SIAM discourages minisymposia in which most of the speakers or co-authors come from the same institution.
Please visit the Guidelines for Preparing a Minisymposium Proposal.
SIAM also requests speakers submit only one oral presentation for the conference, either a minisymposium presentation or contributed lecture. Minisymposium session organizers and individual speakers are equally responsible for ensuring participants adhere to the one talk per person rule.
Deadline for submission of minisymposium proposals: January 13, 2020
Deadline for submission of minisymposium speaker abstracts: February 3, 2020
Poster Minisymposia (Minisymposteria)
A minisymposium of posters (that is, a minisymposterium) consists of a collection of three or more posters by different presenters grouped around a central theme. The posters will be co-located in the poster viewing area.
To submit a Minisymposterium, organizers and poster participants must coordinate and do the following:
Participants must submit their posters by February 3, 2020 using the Conference Management System (CMS). The poster title should be submitted as “Minisymposterium: [insert poster title]”.
After the posters are submitted to the CMS, Organizers must send an email to [email protected] using the subject line "AN20 Minisymposterium – [insert minisymposterium title]." The email must include:
- Organizer name, affiliation, email address
- A short title for the minisymposterium
- A short description of the minisymposterium (less than 1500 characters, including spaces)
- Poster titles and presenters first name, last name, and affiliation for each poster scheduled within the Minisymposterium
Deadline for submission of minisymposterium poster abstracts: February 3, 2020
Contributed Presentations in Lecture or Poster Format
Contributed presentations in lecture or poster format are invited in all areas consistent with the conference themes. A lecture format 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.
SIAM also requests speakers submit only one oral presentation for the conference, either a minisymposium presentation or contributed lecture.
A poster format involves the use of non-electronic visual aids for mounting on a 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 1,500 characters, including spaces.
Please submit contributed presentations in lecture or poster format using the Conference Management System.
Deadline for submission of contributed abstracts: February 3, 2020