Call for Papers
Fifth SIAM Conference on
March 24-27, 1999
Clint N. Dawson, Chair
The major themes include, but are not limited to:
Dates to Remember
September 1, 1998--
Deadline for submission of minisymposium proposals.
These are all firm dates.
The conference program, registration, hotel, and transportation information will be available on the Web at www.siam.org/meetings/gs99/ in November 1998.
Questions? E-mail [email protected]
Research in the fundamental understanding of physical processes related to the earth has seen increasing interest over the past few decades. The effects on the global economy and well-being of air and water pollution, earthquakes and weather events, and energy production are some of the forces driving this research.
Geoscience research requires interdisciplinary collaboration and the merging of mathematical modeling with experiments and theory. By bringing together engineers, mathematicians, computational scientists, and other researchers working in industry, government laboratories, and universities, meaningful progress can be made in understanding and predicting the complex physical phenomena in the geosciences.
The conference will be held jointly with the Ninth SIAM Conference on Parallel Processing for Scientific Computing, with overlapping sessions planned to encourage interaction among participants of both meetings.
SIAM and the Conference Organizing Committee are proud to announce that the following mathematicians and scientists have accepted their invitations to speak at the conference:
Nonlinear Effects on the Propagation Properties of
Numerical Models of Geophysical Flow and Transport Processes
Some Speculations About the Future of Reservoir Simulation
Scale Dependent Model Concepts for Isothermal and
Non-Isothermal Multiphase Processes in Heterogeneous Porous Media
Statistical and Dynamical Properties of Models of
Monitoring Subsurface Fluid Flow with Time-Lapse
The following invited speakers will give their presentations to a joint session of the two conferences:
Climate Modeling on US-Made High-End Parallel Computers:
Formulations, Machine Considerations, and Results
Synthetic Environments for Modeling Subsurface and
A minisymposium is a two-hour session consisting of four related talks on a well-focused topic consistent with the conference themes. Each speaker will have 25 minutes for presentation and 5 minutes for audience questions. A number of minisymposia are being invited by the conference organizing committee to supplement the conference themes.
The organizing committee also encourages proposals for minisymposia in areas related to the conference themes. Prospective minisymposium organizers are asked to submit a proposal consisting of a title, a description (not exceeding 100 words) and a list of speakers and titles of their presentations. Each minisymposium speaker should submit a 75-word abstract in LaTeX format to [email protected].
To obtain a minisymposium proposal form, please submit the Request Information Form, or e-mail your request to [email protected]. The form is also available on the World Wide Web at www.siam.org/meetings/miniform.htm.
Presentations in Lecture or Poster Format
Contributions in lecture or poster format are invited in all areas of geosciences consistent with the conference themes. Each contributor must submit a 75-word abstract in LaTeX format to [email protected]. Submissions must include a title, author(s) names and affiliations, and postal address, e-mail, telephone number, and fax of the submitting author. Accepted papers will be assigned by the organizing committee to either a lecture presentation or a poster. Contributors should indicate which format they prefer. A lecture consists of a 20-minute presentation, including time for discussion. A poster presentation consists of the use of visual aids, such as 8.5" x 11" sheets for mounting on a 4' x 6' poster board and will be presented in an informal setting that allows presenters to discuss their research with individual attendees. A poster board will be available at the conference for each poster presenter.
The Organizing Committee reserves the right to limit the number of presentations an individual speaker may present in contributed sessions or minisymposia.
Every presenter of either a minisymposium or contributed or poster presentation must submit a 75-word abstract to [email protected], using the LaTeX macro via the Web at archive.siam.org/tex/confs/conftex.htm. The 75-word abstracts will appear in the final program.
Notice of Acceptance or Rejection
Authors will be notified as to whether or not their abstracts have been accepted by November 1, 1998.
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