Call for Mini-symposia

Each minisymposium consists of at least four 25-minute presentations, with an additional five minutes for discussion after each presentation. In general, minisymposia will be scheduled as four-presentation sessions. Multiple-session minisymposia may be submitted. Preference will be given to minisymposia that list all speakers and presentation titles. Prospective minisymposium organizers are asked to submit a proposal consisting of a title, a description (not to exceed 100 words), and a list of speakers and titles of their presentations.

It is recommended that a minisymposium organizer gives the first presentation. Each minisymposium speaker should submit an at most 75-word abstract. The organizing committee will referee minisymposium proposals. The number of minisymposia may be limited to retain an acceptable level of parallelism in the conference sessions.

Participants are normally limited to presenting at most two talks during ICIAM to maximize the opportunity for all participants to speak. If you are invited to speak in more than one minisymposium, we suggest you use the opportunity to nominate a collaborator to speak about your work.

To ensure balance, ICIAM prefers that a single individual is not the organizer of more than one minisymposium. In addition, ICIAM discourages minisymposia in which most of the speakers or co-authors of the presentations in that minisymposium come from the same organization.

To encourage the submission of high quality minisymposia, for a limited number of minisymposia the registration fee of one of the speakers will be waived.These minisymposia will be selected by the organizing committee on the basis of the number and diversity of the speakers as well as the significance of the topics it covers.

Be certain to click here to review Guidelines for Preparing a Minisymposium Proposal.


  • Mini-symposium online submission opens: March 30, 2014
  • Early decisions announced for mini-symposium proposals: August 30, 2014
  • Submission deadline for mini-symposium proposals: September 30, 2014
    _________________________________________ November 30, 2014
  • Final decisions announced for mini-symposium proposals: October 30, 2014
    ______________________________________________ December 15, 2014
  • Submission deadline for accepted mini-symposium abstracts: December 30, 2014 ____________________________________________March 31, 2015

Key Features:
Awarding ceremony of ICIAM prizes
Invited lectures
Prize lectures
Industrial Minisymposia
Contributed Minisymposia
Poster sessions
Embedded and satellite meetings
Public outreach sessions