|Types of Conference Presentations
There will be four types of presentations at the conference: invited plenary talks, minisymposium talks,
contributed talks, and poster presentations. As a rule, no conference participant will be allowed more
than one minisymposium/contributed talk. The deadline for submission of abstracts for all four types of
presentations is February 10, 2010 (however, see a note below concerning the organization of minisymposia).
We will only accept online submissions of abstracts using our abstract submission form.
There will not be a formal refereeing process of conference papers. As a result, we expect that most contributions
will be accepted. If we do not let you know of the rejection of your contribution by February 15th, 2010,
you may assume that it was accepted.
Duration of Talks
The duration of invited talks will be 50 minutes (plus 10 minutes for questions). The duration of
minisymposium and contributed talks will depend on the number of participants. The
anticipated duration is 20-25 minutes. However, in any case, the length of minisymposium talks and
contributed talks will be the same. This will allow us to schedule such talks into parallel sessions.
There will be eight invited plenary talks.
These talks will survey main trends in Approximation Theory and in related areas.
The minisymposia will primarily address topics in emerging areas and will be
mainly solicited by the organizers.
However, volunteers, especially amongst the more senior members of
our community, are also encouraged to submit proposals. Since the emphasis will be on new
frontiers, the level
should be expository but, at the same time, should have enough substance to engage the
student as well as the experienced researcher.
Ideally, a minisymposium should consist
of six or twelve speakers.
To submit a minisymposium proposal, the minisymposium organizer should send an email
to the organizers (
The deadline for submission of minisymposium proposals is January 10, 2010. If your proposal is accepted, which is to be done by January 20, 2007, speakers in your minisymposium will have until January 10 to submit abstracts of their talks.
Not all of the conference papers will be assembled into minisymposia. Therefore,
there will still be some traditional Contributed Sessions.
Assuming that there will be a critical mass of
poster presentations, there will be a Poster Session at the conference. Thus,
when submitting an abstract of your contribution via the conference website, please indicate
whether you would be willing to present a poster instead of giving a talk. If we do not have a critical
mass of posters, we will automatically convert poster contributions to contributed talks.
(Thus, you may want to wait with preparing your poster until February 10, 2010, at which time we will make a final decision about whether to hold a poster session or not.)
Last Updated: February 19, 2009