| 16-20 Jan 2017, Macao

Call for Mini-Symposium Organizers

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Call for Mini-Symposium Organizers


The conference will consist of plenary lectures, mini-symposia with invited and contributed oral presentations, and poster sessions. The conference chair is calling for mini symposium organizers. Anyone who is interested in organizing a mini-symposium can submit a proposal to the conference for consideration. The proposal should include a title, duration (minimum half day), tentative speakers (one keynote speaker for each half day session, and a good mix of invited, contributed oral and poster presentations), and estimated number of participants. 

Guidelines for Mini-Symposium Organizers

Organizers of a mini-symposium are expected to follow the guidelines below.

1.  The organizer of a mini-symposium is responsible for the technical program of the mini-symposium. Once the proposal for the mini-symposium is approved by the organizing committee, the organizer will identify and invite speakers, publicize the mini-symposium to attract more participants, and submit a finalized program to the organizing committee by the stipulated deadline.

2.  The minimum duration of a mini-symposium should be half-day (or two 1.5-2.0 hour sessions), longer duration is encouraged in order to attract more participants to the proposed mini-symposium. The total duration of a mini-symposium should be in integer multiple of 1.5-2.0 hour sessions. Please refer to program structure below.

3.  There can be more than one organizers/chairs for a mini-symposium. In such a case, it is encouraged to have organizers/chairs from both local and overseas. However, only one registration fee waiver will be provided for the organizer(s). For a mini-symposium with a program of four or more 1.5 hour sessions in duration, up to two registration fee waivers will be provided to the organizers/chairs.

4.  Mini-symposium organizers should put in maximum effort to put together an excellent program which should have a good mix of invited and contributed presentations. Each invited talk will be 30 minutes, and a contributed talk 15 minutes, inclusive of discussions in both cases.

5.  As a way of attracting outstanding scientists, and therefore large number of participants, to the conference, there can be a keynote speaker for each half-day program (or two 1.5-2.0 hour sessions). The keynote speaker will be provided with registration fee waiver.

6.  The overall program structure for each day is as follows:

  • 09:00 – 10:30 two plenary talks, 45 mins each.
  • 11:00 – 12:30 Parallel sessions for mini-symposia, 1.5 hours
  • 14:00 – 15:30 Parallel sessions for mini-symposia, 1.5 hours
  • 16:00 – 17:30 Parallel sessions for mini-symposia, 1.5 hours, can be extended to 18:00

For a typical half-day mini-symposium program (two 1.5 hour sessions, for a total time of 3 hours, or 3.5 hours), we recommend the following:
  • 1 keynote talk (30 mins)
  • 3 invited talks (3x30 = 90 mins)
  • 4-6 contributed talks (4-6 x 15 = 60-90 mins)

7.  There will be common poster sessions which will be arranged by the conference organizing committee.

8.  Proposers of mini-symposia should provide the following essential information through either online submission form or by email.
  • a. Contact information of mini-symposium organizer(s)
  • b. Title and scope of the mini-symposium
  • c. Potential keynote and invited speakers
  • d. Estimated duration of the mini-symposium (in unites of 1.5 hours)
  • e. Estimated number of participants
  • f. Other relevant information

Topics to be covered, but not limited to:
  • · Novel Functional Materials 
  • · Plasma Physics and Plasmonics
  • · Computational Particle Physics and Astrophysics
  • · Computational Fluids
  • · Computational Biology and Chemistry
  • · Sustainability (energy and environment)
  • · Quantum Computing
  • · Multiscale Modeling & Simulation
  • · Mathematical Methods
  • · Big Data
  • · Visualization
  • · Digital Age and Educational Implications
  • · Health Issues of the 21st Century 

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