Meeting of European SIAM Chapters 2017
Date: 28/08/2017 09:00 - 30/08/2017 13:00
Place: Prague, V Holešovičkách 747/2
Meeting of European SIAM Chapters (MESIAM-2017) will be held in Prague on August 28-30, 2017. This workshop is a continuation of the annual meetings of German SIAM Chapters. As regular non-german guests we were asked to host the next one in Czech Republic and decided that this is a great opportunity to bring together all Chapters of "the Old Continent".
Since there are currently 27 Chapters in Europe, we believe that this event can serve as a foundation for cooperation between students of applied mathematics across Europe. The meeting will be comprised of scientific sessions (invited lectures and contributed talks), as well as of social events. We will also organize a SIAM Student Chapter panel, where you can share your experience as SIAM SC officers and discuss possible future collaboration in this field. As our motto states: Knowledge is nothing if not shared.
We would like to invite you to a welcome reception in a form of a barbecue, which will take place on Sunday in front of the university dormitory “17.listopadu”. In case of a bad weather an equivalent event will be held in a “party room” of the dormitory building.
On Monday there is a city tour planned. Besides the usual sightseeing in the old town, we would like to take you to the Invisible Exhibition. Quoting the official text:
“The Invisible Exhibition in Prague is a unique interactive journey to an invisible world, where in total darkness you find your way out only by touch, sounds and scent. If you join us, you will also be able to understand what life is like without one of the senses that provides us the most information; what it is like to live without your sight. At this exhibition you will be led by blind or partially sighted people on a journey that will change your mind.”
Full price of the ticket is 250 CZK, but it is probable that there will be a group discount.
Please, fill out the form bellow to let us know if you will participate at the above described events, and whether you have some food requirements (vegetarian, vegan, food allergy, etc.).
On Tuesday, we will have a conference dinner in the restaurant Na krásne vyhlídce. The dinner is included in the conference and starts at 7pm. You can arrive at the restaurant directly or you can join the group leaving at 6.30pm (meeting point is in front of the conference building).
The detail programme of the event is here and the book of abstracts is available here. Presentations should be 20-minutes long with additional 5 minutes for discussion. Poster session will start with a poster blitz: one-minute-short presentations per poster. Besides student presentations there will be also two invited lectures. On the last day, we will have a special SIAM Student Chapter Panel session where you can share your experience as SIAM SC officers. Therefore, we would like to ask SIAM SC representatives to present some highlights of their activities.
To get to the conference venue as well as to the university dormitory take a subway to the station Nadrazi Holesovice (red line C). Leave through the exit pointing you to Bus/Tram and use one of the following options
1) Bus 112 – get off at the Pelc-Tyrolka stop (first stop)
2) Bus 201 – get off at the Kuchynka stop (second stop)
Both Kuchynka and Pelc-Tyrolka are “request stops” so remember to press a button to give a signal to the driver. The faculty building and the dormitory are clearly visible from both bus stops (see the pictures attached below).
Tickets can be bought mostly at subway stations. The fare is 32 CZK for a 90 min. ticket and 24 CZK for a 30 min. ticket (enough for a travel from the Main train station to the University). The simplest but a little bit more expensive option is to buy a 72-hour ticket for 310 CZK. Remember that all tickets must be validated!
More info at http://www.dpp.cz/en/fares-in-prague/