ISAMABRIDGES
The International Society of the Mathematical Connections in
Arts, Mathematics and Architecture Art, Music and Science

 

The Joint Meeting of
ISAMA 2003 and the 6th Annual Bridges Conference
at the University of Granada in Spain
23-25 July 2003

 


The International Society of the Arts, Mathematics, and Architecture (ISAMA) holds an interdisciplinary conference each summer. In July 2003, ISAMA'03 will be run jointly with the Bridges conference and will take place in Granada, Spain. The conference will be followed by a one-day special conference tour The Beauty and Mathematics of the Alhambra on July 26.


Topics

Conference topics include:

The conference will feature presentations of regular, plenary, and short papers. These will all be selected from the pool of submitted papers. Regular and plenary presentations require a paper of about 8 pages; short presentations require an extended abstract up to 2 pages long. The regular presentations will be given about a 30-minute time slot. The best papers, or the ones that promise to appeal to the largest part of the audience, will be selected for plenary presentations in a 45-minute time slot. Short presentations will be given 20-minute slots. There will also be a few hands-on workshops as in previous years.


Conference Art Exhibit

In conjunction with the meeting will be the exhibit "Mathematical Connections in Visual Art", to be held at the University of Granada's Art Gallery. Please submit slides or photographs of artworks for possible inclusion to Nat Friedman (address below), the curator of the exhibit, by April 1. Include dimensions of artworks specifying inches or centimeters. The number of accepted works will depend on the exhibit space available. The art exhibit participants may submit an abstract (not more than 1 page) if they wish, due by May 1, for inclusion in the Conference Proceedings. Accepted artworks can be shipped to Granada or hand-delivered. All possible care will be taken in exhibiting accepted artworks. However, the Conference will not insure artworks and cannot be responsible for any accidental damage. Artists are also responsible for picking up their artworks after the Conference. The Conference cannot be responsible for any artworks not picked up. There will also be tables available for display space as at previous conferences. Since we expect a large attendance, individual display space will have to be limited. Please inform Friedman if you will need display space and what you plan to display.

Poster Session

The conference will feature a poster session. The poster session participants will present their materials such as diagrams, pictures, data, and narrative text on poster boards (approximate size of a poster board is 24 by 32 inches; however, there is not any size requirement in this regard). Please submit a description of your poster for possible inclusion to Carlo Séquin (address below), the curator of the poster session, by April 1. Include dimensions of posters specifying inches or centimeters. The number of accepted posters will depend on the exhibit space available. The poster session participants may submit an abstract (not more than 1 page) if they wish, due by May 1, for inclusion in the Conference Proceedings.

Presentations

The conference will feature presentations of regular, plenary, and short papers. These will all be selected from the pool of submitted papers. Regular and plenary presentations require a paper of about 8 pages; short presentations require a 1-2 page extended abstract. The regular presentations will be given about a 30-minute time slot. The best papers, or the ones that promise to appeal to the largest part of the audience, will be selected for plenary presentations in a 45-minute time slot. Short presentations will be given a 20-minute slot. The conference also plans to offer a few hands-on workshops as in its past conferences, as well as a visit to the Alhambra, and possibly yet another tour of a nearby towns or villages.

Proceedings

A volume of refereed proceedings will be published and distributed at the conference. There is tight and firm schedule as follows:
February 1, 2003
Deadline for paper submissions for review. Submit five copies to Reza Sarhangi (address below).
April 1, 2003
Notification of acceptance of papers.
May 1, 2003
Deadline for preparation of final camera-ready manuscript. Send two copies.

Papers published in the proceedings must follow the specified format and the guidelines for the preparation of the camera-ready manuscript. These instructions can be found online in PDF format here.

Papers should ideally be 8 pages long, but can be extended to 10 or 12 pages if the content warrants the extra length. Authors will be charged 50 Euros for each 2-page extension. Papers that deviate from the specified style will not be included in the proceedings. It is strongly suggested that even the first submission of the paper be as close to the recommended preparation guidelines as possible, so that the reviewers can judge more easily what the final version will look like.


Registration Fees

There is a registration fee of 50 Euros for each individual conference day, or a fee of 130 Euros for the entire conference, plus 30 Euros for the Proceedings. Please print out the Registration Form, fill it in, and return it to Javier Barallo.

In addition to the three-day conference, a one-day guided tour of the Alhambra and of the old parts of Granada has been scheduled for Saturday July 26, 2003. The cost for this tour, including the shuttle as well as lunch is 60 Euros per person. There will be several stops for people to purchase food, drinks, and souvenirs. Please note that we cannot guarantee this program for all participants. We will use "First paid, first served" rule in this regard.

There is a possibility that we will schedule a second tour to visit a nearby town on Sunday, July 27. Information about such a tour will be announced when it is available.


Organizers

Registration and Reservation
Prof. Javier Barrallo, Univ. of the Basque Country, ETS Arquitectura, Plaza Onati, 20018 San Sebastián, Spain,
E-mail: mapbacaj@sa.ehu.es
Art Exhibit
Prof. Nat Friedman, Math Dept., Univ. at Albany, 1400 Washington Av., Albany NY USA 12222,
E-mail: artmath@math.albany.edu
Space Management
Prof.s Juan Antonio Maldonado and Jose Martinez, Univ. of Granada, Spain
Conference Proceedings
Prof. Reza Sarhangi, Math Dept., Towson Univ., 8000 York Road, Towson MD USA 21252, +1-410-704-4922,
E-mail: rsarhangi@towson.edu
Poster Session
Prof. Carlo Séquin, EECS / Computer Science Division, Soda Hall 1776, Univ. of California, Berkeley CA USA 94720-1776,
E-mail: sequin@cs.berkeley.edu

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