Call for Mini-Symposium Organizers
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