Important Submission Information

How to Participate

SIAM requests that individuals limit themselves to giving one talk. (This does not apply to invited plenary speakers). The co-chairs of the organizing committee may make exceptions to this request.

You are invited to contribute a presentation in one of the formats listed below.

Acceptance Notification

Authors will be notified by email in March 2021.

Speaker Cancellation

The Organizing Committee expects every speaker in a scheduled presentation to register and attend.

If it becomes necessary for a speaker to cancel a presentation, he or she should try to find an alternate presenter immediately, preferably a co-author. See SIAM Policy on Substitute Speakers and Remote Presentations. Contact SIAM at [email protected] immediately with any change to a scheduled presentation.

A “no-show” or cancelled presentation can cause serious inconvenience to the attendees and organizers. The committee thanks all speakers in advance for their compliance to this request.

Additional Information

Additional Information


A minisymposium generally consists of four 25-minute presentations, with an additional five minutes for discussion after each presentation. To ensure balance, SIAM prefers a single individual not be the organizer or co-organizer of more than one minisymposium, however, organizers can submit up to three (3) parts per minisymposium, allowing up to twelve (12) speakers. In addition, SIAM discourages minisymposia in which most of the speakers or co-authors come from the same institution.

A minisymposium comprised of multiple parts (up to 3) will be counted as a SINGLE minisymposium.

SIAM also requests speakers submit only one oral presentation, 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.

It is recommended the first speaker provide an overview of the topic area. Each minisymposium speaker should submit an abstract no longer than 1,500 characters, including spaces. The organizing committee will referee minisymposium proposals. The number of minisymposia may be limited to retain an acceptable level of parallelism in sessions.

Please visit the Guidelines for Preparing a Minisymposium Proposal.

SIAM requires minisymposium organizers propose sessions with a minimum of three (3) confirmed speakers by the minisymposium submission deadline. Sessions submitted with a majority of speakers listed as “TBD/TBA,” or using placeholders, risk immediate rejection.

Prospective minisymposium organizers must submit a proposal consisting of a title, a description (not to exceed 1,500 characters, including spaces), a list of speakers, and presentation titles using the Conference Management System.

Deadline for submission of minisymposium proposals: January 13, 2021DEADLINE EXTENDED to February 3, 2021
Deadline for submission of minisymposium speaker abstracts: February 3, 2021 (11:59 p.m. Eastern Time)

Contributed Presentations in Lecture Format

Contributed presentations in lecture format are invited in all areas consistent with the themes. A lecture format is generally a 15-minute oral presentation with an additional five (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, either a minisymposium presentation or contributed lecture.

Poster presentations are not being solicited for this conference.

Please submit contributed presentations in lecture format using the Conference Management System.

Deadline for submission of contributed abstracts: February 3, 2021 (11:59 p.m. Eastern Time)

Proceedings Submissions

A refereed proceedings will be part of this conference. Conference participants may submit a full paper to be considered for inclusion in the conference proceedings. Submitting a full paper is optional.

The proceedings will be posted online prior to the conference in July 2021.

To submit a full paper for inclusion in the proceedings, do the following:
1) Submit an abstract to SIAM’s Conference Management System (CMS) as described above in the “Minisymposia” and “Contributed Presentation” sections.
Submitting your abstract to the CMS will not a submit your paper for consideration in the proceedings.

2) Submit a full paper by February 3, 2021. The PaperCept proceedings submission site is available at Scroll down to “SIAMCT21” and click “Submit a contribution to SIAMCT21.”

Full paper submissions should present previously unpublished, original results that are not simultaneously submitted elsewhere. All papers will be peer-reviewed by members of the program committee.

Papers should have a maximum length of eight (8) pages (single spaced, 2 column, 10 point font, and at least 1” margin on each side.) Authors must format their papers in LaTeX2e using the proceedings macro posted at

Notifications of acceptance into the proceedings will be sent to speakers via email in March 2021. Requests for paper revisions and instructions for submission of final papers will also be provided at this time.

Every paper accepted for inclusion in the proceedings must be presented during the conference.

Proceedings related inquires should be directed to the Program Committee Chair, Ming Cao ([email protected] or [email protected]).

Proceedings Deadline Dates

February 3, 2021: Full Paper Deadline
Early April 2021: Authors Notified of Acceptance into Proceedings
April 26, 2021: Final Papers Due
July 12, 2021: Proceedings Posted Online