CELEBRATE WORLD MATHEMATICAL YEAR 2000 IN AUSTRALIA at the MATHEMATICS 2000 FESTIVAL
Melbourne, 10-13 January 2000
Australia's foremost contribution to World Mathematical Year 2000 (declared by UNESCO) will be the Mathematics 2000 Festival, to be held at the University of Melbourne.
Set at the start of the year, the Festival will provide a national focus for WMY2000 celebrations throughout Australia, stimulating and supporting interest among students and their families, the general public, corporations, teachers and other professionals who use mathematics. The date of the Festival will enable teachers from all parts of Australia to attend and return home before the start of the school year.
The Festival program will be organised around the following themes:
Mathematics and Sport Mathematics and Money Mathematics and Engineering Mathematics and Technology
The Magic of Mathematics (broadly interpreted) will feature throughout the week.
The Festival will highlight important trends in mathematics and its uses now and for the future, and increase awareness of careers involving mathematics. Teachers at all levels attending the Festival will be exposed to a range of up-to-date applications and stimulating mathematical topics to enrich their teaching during World Mathematical Year and beyond.
The Festival program will include keynote sessions, opportunities for students and teachers to engage in mathematical activities and to view displays and other sessions for the general public. Activities catering for children of high potential will also be available.
Each day, sessions will run from 9:45 am to 5 pm (a little later on the first day) with a public lecture given by Professor Sir Roger Penrose on one evening. The distinguished US mathematician, Dr Keith Devlin, presenter of the series Life by the Numbers for PBS Television, will give a keynote presentation on the geometries of animals, flowers, art, and the human body. Other sessions will range from papers to workshops and symposiums to activities for senior students. The audience at these sessions will be teachers, mathematicians, senior students and the general public. We expect about 300, although, because of the timing of the Festival in early January, this is hard to predict.
Possible types of presentation are as follows:
Refereed papers (25 minutes)
In order to be included in the proceedings, papers must be camera-ready and must meet the standards of presentation described in a later section. This includes basic requirements such as readability, being free of grammatical and typographical errors, and adherence to style requirements. Papers for publication must be submitted by the due date (1 October 1999) and must be accompanied by full payment of the Festival fee.
Non-refereed papers (25 minutes)
For written papers which are to be included in the proceedings, the same requirements apply as for refereed papers.
Symposiums (90 minutes)
Proposals for symposiums must include a title, name of the organiser, names of the presenters, abstracts for each paper, and the name of a discussant. There should be 3 to 5 presenters addressing a similar topic or theme. It is assumed that there will be at least 20 minutes for response from the discussant, and discussion. It is expected that the discussant will receive papers from the symposium presenters well in advance of the Festival. The editors will try to ensure the publication of the discussant's contribution: organisers should discuss a time line with the editors directly.
If a symposium proposal is not accepted, the individual contributors may still present a published paper as appropriate. Symposium presenters who wish their paper to be published must adhere to the required standards, guidelines and due dates for published papers.
Workshops (40 or 90 minutes)
If a written paper accompanies practical sessions, the paper must meet the requirements of refereed papers, detailed above. Equipment and room size and type required should be specified on the application to present a paper form.
These details, and the Festival program to date, may be found on the Festival website . We hope to be able to include details of sessions, including titles and abstracts, as soon as possible. If you wish to register for the Festival, please use the registration form on the website or obtain a Festival brochure from the contact below:
Terry Beeby Mathematics 2000 Festival Department of Science and Mathematics Education University of Melbourne Parkville VIC 3052 Australia
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