SIAM President's message - "ICIAM18 Board Meeting & Workshop - Your Attendance Requested"

Dear ICIAM Presidents and Representatives:

The next ICIAM Board meeting will be held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA on May 12th, 2018, at 8:30am. As it has become customary, SIAM and Drexel University will be hosting a two-day workshop titled ICIAM Workshop on Applied and Industrial Mathematics on May 10 and 11, 2018. Those of you willing to present a talk at this workshop are invited to visit the meeting page: and submit a title and abstract via an online abstract submission site. We encourage everyone intending to attend the Board meeting (including the workshop) to register using a google form, so that we know how many people we should expect.

Hotel, Meeting, and Workshop Location Information All meetings will be held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA on May 10-11, 2018 (workshop) and May 12, 2018 (Board meeting). For more information see

Registration and Workshop Submission Please RSVP by registering through this short google form: If you would like to give a talk at the workshop, please submit your abstract here. Please note, you will have to create a new account on our online platform to submit your abstract. Complete registration and submission information can be found at:   Please contact Annie Imperatrice,, if you have difficulty accessing or filling out either form.

Hotels A limited number of rooms have been reserved, at the Club Quarters Hotel – Philadelphia for ICIAM Delegates and Workshop Participants with special prices during the period May 9th- May 12th, 2018. The hotel will be the location of the Board meeting. It is well connected by subway/bus to the workshop venue and is about a 30 minute walk from the workshop venue.

Rooms will be allocated on a first come first served basis. The cut-off date for reserving a room in the block is April 9, 2018. Please reserve your room by using one of the following methods: ·        

Visa Information

International attendees at conferences in the US may already be aware that there have been changes to the visa program for scientific visitors, which affect even people from visa waiver countries. The site, maintained by The National Academies, provides guidance on obtaining the necessary documents.

As of January 12, 2009, a valid ESTA approval is required for all Visa Waiver Program (VWP) to travel to the United States. Please visit for additional information and procedures regarding the visa waiver program as maintained by the US Department of State.

Letter of Invitation

Presenters and delegates in need of a Letter of Invitation to assist in the visa application process, please fill out the Letter of Invitation Request Form (link to ). In the field for “Name of Conference”, enter “2018 ICIAM Board Meeting” If you are presenting, please enter the “Title of your Presentation”.  If you are not presenting, enter “Delegate” and the organization you are representing in that field.  Please allow three to four weeks for processing and delivery.  Question can be sent to, but please mention the “2018 ICIAM Board Meeting” in the subject line.

Airport Transfer It is recommended that you fly directly to Philadelphia, but it is possible to arrive by train from New York City or Washington, D.C. Complete information on visas, letters of invitation and travel can be found at: Thank you and we look forward to seeing you in May!   Best, Nick Higham SIAM President University of Manchester


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