Deadline Dates

Deadlines are midnight Eastern Time
January 4, 2017 DEADLINE EXTENDED: January 25, 2016:  Minisymposium proposal submissions
February 1, 2017:  Contributed Lecture, Minisymposia, Poster and Minisymposteria Abstracts


How to Participate

SIAM requests that individuals limit themselves to giving one talk. (This does not apply to invited topical, plenary or prize speakers). The co-chairs of the organizing committee will enforce the one-talk per speaker rule with absolutely no exceptions. Those wishing to give an additional presentation are encouraged to submit a poster, provided the talk and the poster are on different results. All submissions are subject to review and final approval by the co-chairs.

You are invited to contribute a presentation for this conference in one of the following formats.



A minisymposium generally consists of four 25-minute presentations, with an additional five minutes for discussion after each presentation. Minisymposia organizers can submit up to two (2) sessions per minisymposium, allowing up to 8 speakers.

Prospective minisymposium organizers are asked to submit a proposal consisting of a title, a description (not to exceed 100 words), and a list of speakers and titles of their presentations using the Conference Management System available at:

It is recommended that a minisymposium organizer make the first presentation. Each minisymposium speaker should submit a 1,500 character abstract. The organizing committee will referee minisymposium proposals. 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.

Be certain to visit to review Guidelines for Preparing a Minisymposium Proposal.
Deadline for submission of minisymposium proposals: January 4, 2017 DEADLINE EXTENDED: January 25, 2016
Deadline for submission of minisymposium speaker abstracts: February 1, 2017


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:

  1. Participants must submit their posters by February 1, 2017 using the Conference Management System (CMS): The poster title should be submitted as “Minisymposterium: [insert poster title]”.
  2. After the posters are submitted to the CMS, Organizers must send an email to using the subject line "AN17 Minisymposterium – [insert minisymposterium title]." The email must include:
    1. Organizer name, affiliation, email address
    2. A short title for the minisymposterium
    3. A short description of the minisymposterium (less than 1500 characters, including spaces)
    4. 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 1, 2017



An e-poster is a large electronic display that a laptop can be plugged into to show rich, interactive material at the poster session. The Annual Meeting will have up to 25 e-poster displays. In order to select the presentations, we request a description of between 100-500 words explaining why your submission should be selected. Important information to include is a description of how you will take advantage of the electronic format to go beyond what is possible in a regular poster and also how you will distinguish what you'll do with an e-poster from a standard projector presentation. Please submit your explanation using this Google Form

In addition to completing the Google Form, participants must submit their posters by February 1, 2017 using the Conference Management System (CMS): The poster title should be submitted as E-Poster: [insert poster title]”.

Deadline for submission of e-poster abstracts and e-poster utilization explanations: February 1, 2017

Notification of e-poster selections be emailed by mid-April.


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. 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.

Please submit contributed presentations in lecture or poster format using the Conference Management System available at:

Deadline for submission of contributed abstracts:  February 1, 2017


Acceptance Notification

Authors will be notified by e-mail in April 2017.


Speaker Cancellation

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

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. Contact SIAM at immediately with any change to a scheduled presentation.

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


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