Pre-ICM International Convention on Mathematical Sciences

Department of Mathematics, University of Delhi

18-20 December 2008

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INTRODUCTION. International Congress of Mathematicians (ICM) meet is held once in 4 years in different parts of the world and the forthcoming ICM is to be held in 2010 in Hyderabad, India. On the initiative of Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India, an activity cell to organize "India Mathematics Year 2009 (IMY2009) as Pre-ICM activity" has been set up in the Department of Mathematics, University of Delhi. To launch IMY-2009, we are organizing: Pre-ICM International Convention on Mathematical Sciences (ICMS2008) at the Department of Mathematics, University of Delhi during December 18-20, 2008.

OBJECTIVE. The main objective to organize this convention is to bring new energy among the Indian mathematical scientists of this generation by providing them an international bridge to encourage intellectual discourses and exchange of ideas with scientists from other countries. To project the contribution of Indian mathematical scientists on the world stage is one of the missions of this convention, which will be achieved further by helping other institutions to organize similar activities through IMY-2009.

ACTIVITIES. The academic programme of the convention will include activities like workshops, symposia, brain-storming sessions, panel discussions, group discussions, seminars, poster sessions, tutorials, compact sessions etc. on various topics of mathematical sciences including interdisciplinary aspects.

PLENARY SPEAKERS (in alphabetical order)

  • Session on Commutative Algebra. Organizer: Ayman Badawi, American University of Sharjah, U.A.E. e-mail:

  • Session on Applications of Microsimulation modeling in Government Policies. Organizer: Paolo Roberti, ISTAT Istituto Italiano di Statistica, Roma, Italy. e-mail:

  • Session on Fuzzy Sets, Game Theory and Applications to Social Sciences. Organiser: Antonio Maturo, Director of Department of Social Science and Professor of Mathematics, University of Chieti-Pescara, Italy. e-mail:

  • Session on Design and Analysis of Experiments. Organiser: Manohar L.Aggarwal, University of Memphis, U.S.A. e-mail:

  • Session on Galois Geometries and their Applications. Organiser:L. Storme, Ghent University, Krijgslaan 281-S22, 9000 Ghent, Belgium, email:

  • Session on Coding Theory and Information Sciences (with a subsession on Error Correcting Codes and Data Compression organised by Shigeichi Hirasawa, Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan. e-mail:

  • A Workshop on "Frontiers of Research in Mixture Experiments" as a part of the session on 'Design and Analysis of Experiments' will be conducted by Professor Bikas Sinha, Professor N.K. Mandal, Professor Manisha Pal and Professor P. Das. Professor M L Aggarwal will be Chairman and Professors V K Gupta & Rajender Prasad will be Discussants.

  • Training programme/Session on Geometric Function Theory. Organizers: Rosihan M. Ali, Universiti Sains Malaysia. e-mail: and V. Ravichandran, University of Delhi. email:

  • Symposium on Complex Analysis, its Generalizations and Applications. Organizers: Heinrich Begehr, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany. and Ajay Kumar, University of Delhi, India. e-mail:

  • Symposium on Delightful Constructions of Small Combinatorial Designs. (December 20, 2008). Organizers: Dinesh Sarvate, College of Charleston, Charleston, USA, Email: and Nutan Mishra, University of South Alabama, USA, Email:

  • Symposium on Ranking and Selection Methodologies – Multiple Comparison Procedures. Organizers : Madhuri S. Mulekar, University of South Alabama, U.S.A. e-mail:, Satya Mishra, University of South Alabama, USA, email: and Tumulesh K.Singh Solanky, University of New Orleans, U.S.A. e-mail:

  • 2-day Workshop on Mathematical Biology (December 19-20, 2008). Organizers: G. Rangarajan, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India, and Luca Bortolussi, University of Trieste, Italy, email:

  • Workshop on Semigroups and related topics. Organizer: K.P.Shum, University of Hong Kong. e-mail:

  • Workshop on Statistical Meta Analysis with Applications. Organizers: Bimal Sinha, Presidential Research Professor, University of Maryland at Baltimore County, USA, e-mail: and Guido Knapp, University of Dortmund, Germany. email:

    The lecture notes is available here

  • Training programme/Workshop on Statistical Consultancy Techniques. Organizer: Stephan Ogenstad, President, North Carolina Chapter of the American Statistical Association & President & CEO, Statogen Consulting, North Carolina, U.S.A. e-mail:

  • More events to be added upon confirmation


ABSTRACTS. The abstract of papers to be presented in the convention may be submitted via email to preferably as a LaTeX file. The deadline for submission of abstract of papers is September 17, 2008. The acceptance of abstracts for presentation will be communicated by October 6, 2008.

PROCEEDINGS. The duly refereed proceedings of the convention will be published in several volumes on specialized and related topics as special issues of some leading journals and/or in the form of books. All those participants who are interested in submitting their work for the convention proceedings should submit their full papers to preferably on or before the closing date of the convention as a LaTeX/MSWORD file together with corresponding PDF file.

REGISTRATION. The participants should register themselves on or before October 17, 2008. The registration fee is
  • US$ 300 for participants from overseas and for accompanying person, add US$ 100

  • Rs 3000 for participants from Indian Universities/Colleges/Academic/Govt. Research Institutions and for accompanying person, add Rs 1000

  • Rs 1500 for pre-doctoral participants from India

  • Rs 10,000 for participants from Industry/companies/sponspored category.
Registration fee covers convention kit, transportation from the local accommodation to the venue of the convention and back, all tea/coeffee and luncheons during the convention and convention dinner.

The fee for registration and/or for accommodation need to be paid by a bank draft drawn in favor of the Registrar, University of Delhi, Delhi and
  1. payable at any bank in U.S.A. in case of delegate from outside India,
  2. payable at any bank in Delhi/New Delhi in case of delegates from India.
All cheques/drafts should be sent by registered post/speed-post to : Prof. B.K. Dass, Chair of the Convention, Department of Mathematics, University of Delhi, Delhi-110007, India.

WEATHER. During the period of the convention, Delhi is moderately cold and the temperature varies between 5oC to 10oC.

VISA. Participants from outside India may require Visa. They should approach the nearest Indian embassy in their country for grant of visa.

POST- CONVENTION EXCURSION TOURS. The world famous Taj Mahal (Agra) and Pink City (Jaipur) are in the close vicinity of Delhi (210 kms and 240 kms respectively from Delhi). Those who wish to visit these places may contact the travel agencies in their own country or may seek information during the convention.

  • Submission of abstracts of papers: September 17, 2008

  • Acceptance of abstracts: October 6, 2008

  • Last date for registration/booking accommodation: October 17, 2008

  • Last date for submission of full papers: December 20, 2008

  • Convention dates: December 18-20, 2008
Taj Mahal

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