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How To Propose a Hot Topics Workshop at MSRI

Each year since 1998, MSRI has held week-long workshop on some areas of intense mathematical activity. In honour of the 2013 special year on the Mathematics of Planet Earth  (MPE 2013) MSRI will run a Hot Topics' workshop on one of the subjects pertinent to that thematic year. The workshop should last 5 days (or less) . If you are interested in proposing such a workshop please let us know.

To be considered for the spring or fall  of year n+1, a proposal should be received by November 1 of year n. All proposals will be considered by the Institute's Scientific Advisory Council. To be most useful, a proposal should contain:

  1. A short summary of what is going on in the field, especially what makes it suitable for treatment at this moment
  2. A list of possible organizers and/or main speakers for the workshop. This list need not be complete, and the proposer does not have to contact the people listed in advance.
  3. Any known information about other recent or proposed conferences in the area.

Proposals can be submitted to the Director or any member of the Scientific Advisory Committee with a copy to proposals AT msri.org.