Dear Presidents and Representatives of ICIAM member societies,
Today is the first day of a brand new year. Let me wish you and your family a very Happy New Year of 2022!
2021 was a difficult year for us. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the board meeting of ICIAM was held online on October 30th. At that meeting, the Board made many important decisions, including the following: Officer-at-Large Wil Schilders was elected President-Elect, and Liliane Basso Barichello (nominated by SBMAC) was elected as an Officer-at-Large of ICIAM, and will serve a six-year term until 2027. Two societies, the Hong Kong Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (HKSIAM）and the Serbian Mathematical Sciences Association (SMSA) were accepted as new members of ICIAM. The board also approved the list of invited speakers for ICIAM-2023 proposed by the chair of the Scientific Program Committee, Prof. Yasumasa Nishiura. Finally, the bid from the Royal Dutch Mathematical Society (KWG) and the Dutch Platform for Mathematics (PWN) for hosting the ICIAM 2027 Congress in The Hague was approved.
Our secretary, Sven Leyffer was elected as the President-Elect of SIAM. Let us congratulate him with warm hearts! He will be the President of SIAM starting January 1st 2023. That means that ICIAM will need to elect a new secretary before the end of 2022. Hence, I am asking member societies of ICIAM to nominate candidates. Nominations should be sent to the President (firstname.lastname@example.org) or the Secretary (email@example.com) before June 15th, 2022. When a nomination is made, please provide a CV (at most four pages) of the candidate together with a written statement on his/her aspirations and visions for ICIAM.
The COVID-19 pandemic is not over yet. The Omicron wave is affecting the world heavily, and also impacting our plans for 2022. I wish all of you and your families a safe, healthy, and a very Happy New Year!