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Gene Klotz

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Symmetry Congress
Posted: Jan 25, 2005 9:53 PM
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CALL FOR PAPERS, WORKSHOP TOPICS, AND EXHIBITION
ITEMS


SYMMETRY:

NATURAL AND ARTIFICIAL

Third Interdisciplinary Symmetry
Congress and Exhibition
of the

INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY FOR
THE INTERDISCIPLINARY
STUDY OF SYMMETRY
(ISIS-SYMMETRY)

August 14 - 20, 1995
Old Town Alexandria
(near Washington, D.C.)
U.S.A.
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FIELDS OF INTEREST
SYMMETRY: NATURAL AND ARTIFICIAL

The congress and exhibition present a broad interdis-
ciplinary forum where the representatives of various
fields in art, science, and technology may discuss and
enrich their experience. The concept "symmetry", having
roots in both art and science, helps to use a "common
language" for this purpose. The new "bridges" between
disciplines could inspire further ideas in the original
field of participants, as well as may facilitate the
adaptation of existing ideas and methods from one field
to another.
The title of the congress emphasizes the presence of
symmetry (dissymmetry, broken symmetry) both in nature
and in the objects created by artists, scientists,
engineers.

Exhibition: Ars Scientifica

There have been several exhibitions representing the
specific impact of certain fields of science and tech-
nology on art, but ISIS-Symmetry has initiated a reg-
ular forum for a broader interface of art and science.
The exhibition will consist of two parts: a
professional exhibition and an informal one, based on
the objects illustrating the lectures given by the
participants. Some workshops will be conducted in the
exhibition rooms.
SPECIAL INTERESTS of Ars Scientifica are, among others:
kaleidoscopes, polyhedra, model designs, new media.
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CALL FOR PAPERS

A lecture proposal should include a maximum 4-page
extended abstract in a camera ready version.
Keeping in mind the interdisciplinary goals of the
congress and composition of the participants, please,
try to help the readers outside of your main discipline
e.g., by explaining some special concepts, using intu-
itive approaches, or giving comprehensive tables and
illustrations. The extended abstracts should either (a)
describe concrete interdisciplinary "bridges" between
different fields of art, science, and technology using
the concept of symmetry; or (b) survey the importance
of symmetry in a concrete field with an emphasis on
possible "bridges" to other fields. Note, please, that
the central topic of the present congress "Symmetry:
Natural and Artificial" opens a wider door towards
technological applications. Papers discussing links
between any form of symmetry-asymmetry phenomenon or
law in nature on one side and artistic, technical
achievements on the other are preferred. Please,
consider that the meetings of ISIS-Symmetry are in-
formal ones and do not substitute for the disciplinary
conferences, only supplement them with a broader
perspective.

The extended abstracts should be submitted in 2 copies,
mailed 1 - 1 to G. Darvas and D. Nagy, on A4 or letter
size pages, printed on one side of each sheet, with at
least 2.5 cm (1 inch) margins both sides, top and
bottom, double spaced, 12-point characters.

Sample:
TITLE WITH CAPITAL LETTERS

[two line-spaces]
Joe Symmetrist and Josephine Asymmetrist
Department of Dissymmetry, Fibonacci University
San Symmetrino, SY 12358, Symmetryland
E-mail: symmetrist@fibonacci.edu
[two line-spaces]

The text should be printed in one column. Figures
(black-and-white only) may interrupt the text. Please
avoid to use any other heading (e.g., "Extended
Abstract", "submitted to ..."). Page numbers should be
marked with pencil.

References [at the end of the abstract]
Alphabetical order, full bibliographic description.

For more details refer to the "Instructions for
contributors" in the journal "Symmetry: Culture and
Science".


CALL FOR EXHIBITION ITEMS

Items for the exhibitions should be introduced in the
same form as lecture-abstracts on A4 or letter size
sheets, in black-and-white camera ready, reproducible
version. Please mark with pencil at the top of the
sheet: (EXHIBITION). Short description and/or explana-
tion of the items, as well as connection to the main
theme of the congress and exhibition are preferred.
Please, give the dimensions of each item. Art works,
models, demonstration materials, etc. are welcome,
e.g., in the following sections: Kaleidoscopes, Poly-
hedral symmetry, The beauty of molecules, Aesthetics of
man-made constructions, Mechanical structures inspired
by nature: Artificial and natural structures, Design
principles, New Media. Proposals for further sections
are encouraged.


CALL FOR WORKSHOP TOPICS

Please give the approximate title, short description
(how do you imagine to organize the workshop), other
expected/proposed contributors, etc. Proposals
emphasizing interactions, mediated by symmetry, between
different disciplines; science, art, and technology;
cultural origins, and relying upon the interest of
participants with different background, are preferred.


CALL FOR PROPOSALS FOR
EVENING ACTIVITIES OR PERFORMANCES

Music, dance, video, laser, etc. programs are welcome.
Please submit your proposals, similar to the lecture
abstracts, with descriptions of the feasibility and the
technical requirements. (Formal requirements are the
same as above for papers.)
Please mark with pencil at the top of the sheet:
(PERFORMANCE), (VIDEO), etc., respectively.
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DEADLINES

of application and short description of contribution
and other proposals:

December 15, 1994;

of submitting final (camera ready) versions of the
extended abstracts:

March 31, 1995.
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ISIS-SYMMETRY

ISIS-Symmetry organized its first congress and exhibi-
tion "Symmetry of Structure" in Budapest, Hungary
(August 1989), while the second one "Symmetry of
Patterns" was held in Hiroshima, Japan (August 1992).
This forthcoming triennial congress and exhibition will
be hosted in a third continent.

ISIS-Symmetry events demonstrate the emphasis on
internationality and interdisciplinarity. Indeed, the
Society has members in 41 countries, in all continents,
and its main purpose is to bridge art and science
(different disciplines), East and West (different cul-
tures). Backgrounds of the members of the Society
represent various fields of science, art, and
technology. Their activity is linked by the concept of
symmetry. Application of symmetry is also a general
tool and method influencing and fertilizing the
creative thinking of each other.

The focus of ISIS-Symmetry is not only on the concept
of symmetry, but also its associates (asymmetry,
dissymmetry, antisymmetry, etc.) and related concepts
(proportion, rhythm, invariance, etc.).


THE FORMAT OF THE CONGRESS AND EXHIBITION

The tradition, initiated by ISIS-Symmetry, to
facilitate interdisciplinary dialogues among
scientists, engineers, and artists will be continued.
There will be no parallel sections (which would lead to
disciplinary separation of the participants), but each
morning there will be plenary sessions, while the main
ideas will be discussed and developed in afternoon
workshops. For the evenings there are scheduled
performances and informal meetings, including
recreational, and "ars scientifica" programs.

The working language of the congress is English.

The Scientific Advisory Committee of the Congress and
Exhibition is the Board of ISIS-Symmetry.


BOARD OF ISIS-SYMMETRY

President:
D. Nagy (Tsukuba);
Honorary Presidents:
K. V. Frolov (Moscow), Y. Ne'eman (Tel-Aviv);
Vice-Presidents: A. L. Loeb (Cambridge, MA),
S. V. Petukhov (Moscow);
Executive Secretary:
G. Darvas (Budapest);

Regional Chairpersons:
AFRICA:
P. Gerdes (Mozambique);
AMERICAS:
U. D'Ambrosio (Brazil), R. V. Jean (Canada),
W. S. Huff (U.S.A.), N. Toth (U.S.A.);
ASIA:
Da-Fu Ding (China), Le-Xiao Yu (China),
K. Trivedi (India), H. Bruen (Israel), J. Rosen (Israel),
Y. Kajikawa (Japan), K. Matsuno (Japan);
AUSTRALIA AND OCEANIA:
L. Bursill (Australia), J. Tent (Fiji),
M. C. Corballis (New Zealand), I. F. Helu (Tonga);
EUROPE:
P. Huybers (Benelux), R. I. Kostov (Bulgaria),
V. Kopsky (Czech Republic), P. Szekely (France),
A. Dress (Germany), T. Hahn (Germany), M. Szoboszlai
(Hungary), G. Caglioti (Italy), J. Rebielak (Poland),
J. Lima-de-Faria (Portugal), S. Marcus (Romania),
V. A. Koptsik (Russia), T. Wester (Scandinavia),
C. Schwabe (Switzerland), M. Harris (U.K.), A. Hill
(U.K.), S. Jablan (Yugoslavia);

Program Chairpersons:
L. Beke (Hungary), I. Sakane (Japan), D. R. Hofstadter
(U.S.A.), S. P. Kurdyumov (Russia), P. Klein (Germany),
K. Mainzer (Germany);

Project Chairpersons:
E. D. M. Pimenta (Portugal), W. Hahn (Germany),
J. Mozrzymas (Poland), K. Miyazaki (Japan), T. Goranson
(U.S.A.), B. Zaslow (U.S.A.), H. Lalvani (U.S.A.),
S. K. Heninger, Jr. (U.S.A.), G. Stiny (U.S.A.), K. Miura
(Japan), T. Tarnai (Hungary);

Liaison Persons:
A. Akers, S. G. Davies, B. Gruber, A. Kalman,
R. F. Malina, T. Ogawa, R. Takaki, D. Sharp, E. Tusa.


CONTACT PERSONS (for the Congress and Exhibition)

America:
Martha Pardavi-Horvath, Site Coordinator
George Washington University
Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer
Science
Washington, D.C. 20052, U.S.A.
Phone: 1-202-994-5516; Fax: 1-202-994-5296
E-mail: pardavi@seas.gwu.edu

Europe:
Gyorgy Darvas, Executive Secretary, ISIS-Symmetry
Symmetrion - The Institute for Advanced Symmetry
Studies
P.O. Box 4, Budapest, H-1361 Hungary
Phone: 36-1-131-8326; Fax: 36-1-131-3161
E-mail: h492dar@ella.hu

Asia:
Denes Nagy, President, ISIS-Symmetry
Institute of Applied Physics, University of Tsukuba
Tsukuba Science City, Ibaraki-ken 305, Japan
Phone: 81-298-53-6786; Fax: 81-298-53-5205
E-mail: nagy@bk.tsukuba.ac.jp
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APPLICATION FORM

Please send it to:
Gyorgy Darvas
Executive Secretary of ISIS-Symmetry
E-mail: h492dar@ella.hu (or)
Mail: Symmetrion
P.O. Box 4
Budapest
H-1361 Hungary

SYMMETRY: NATURAL AND ARTIFICIAL
3rd Interdisciplinary Symmetry Congress and Exhibition of
the
International Society for the Interdisciplinary Study of
Symmetry (ISIS-Symmetry)
August 14-20, 1995, Old Town Alexandria (near
Washington, D.C.) U.S.A.

Name (First, Middle, LAST):


Affiliation:


Mailing Address:
- City:
- State/Country:

Fax (with area code):

Phone (with area code):

E-mail:

I intend to <Yes/No>
- attend the Congress
- submit a paper
- exhibit

Tentative title of my contribution:


Please send the Call to the following persons or
organizations (name, address, e-mail):

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Gene Klotz Geometry Forum Swarthmore College





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