Preparing a Minisymposium (your proposal can be submitted electronically)


30th March to 1st April, 1998
St John's College, York

Guidelines for Preparing a
Minisymposium Proposal


A minisymposium is a session of four coordinated presentations on a single topic. It is normally two hours long. Each speaker has twenty-five minutes for presentation, with an additional five minutes for discussion.

In conducting the minisymposium, the organiser should provide an overview of the minisymposium, introduce the speakers, and provide an opportunity for discussion between the speakers and the audience. The organiser may also be the chair as well as one of the speakers.


Those interested in organising a minisymposium at the 7th International Conference on Numerical Combustion should submit a proposal by no later than 1st October, 1997. The organiser must select the topic of the minisymposium, obtain speakers, agree a title for each speaker's presentation and provide other information as needed.

The conference committee will not be able to waive the registration fee for minisymposium organisers and speakers, or reimburse their expenses. Therefore, organisers should make no financial commitments on behalf of the conference to speakers when organising their minisymposium.


The Minisymposium Organiser should provide the following information:


Describe the subject of your minisymposium as accurately and specifically as possible in not more than about ten words.
Provide your full name, title, affiliation, address, telephone number, and, when available, fax number and e-mail address.
Describe your minisymposium in not more than about 100 words. The summary should be written to attract those who specifically work on your topic as well as those who work in related areas. We suggest the following guidelines:


Explain why your minisymposium is appropriate for the conference.
Describe your intended audience.
Provide the full name, affiliation and address of each speaker and the title of his or her presentation. If a final title for a speaker has not been agreed, write "(Proposed)" after the title. Please state whether or not the speaker has agreed to participate if the minisymposium proposal is accepted.

Please ensure that each minisymposium participant submits an extended abstract as required for any presentation at the conference.


If you wish to organise a minisymposium, please send a proposal covering each of the points described above to:

7th I.C.N.C.
c/o Maths Department, UMIST
Manchester M60 1QD
Fax:- (+44-161) 200 36 69 - (Attention: 7th ICNC)
Your proposal may be sent by mail, FAX or e-mail, or you may use the electronic Minisymposium Proposal Form.

Before submitting your proposal (by whatever means) please read the notes on Preparing your Minisymposium Submission given at the start of the Minisymposium Proposal Form and reproduced below.

If you have any questions or comments about organising a minisymposium, please contact the organisers of the 7th ICNC by e-mail (, FAX or ordinary mail at the address given above.

Preparing your Minisymposium Submission

In preparing your proposal, please pay special attention to the "summary" as outlined above. Your proposal will be reviewed by the Organising Committee. If it is accepted, your responsibility as a minisymposium organiser will be to ensure that the minisymposium is presented at its allotted time during the conference. Any changes in speakers or topics must be reviewed by the organising committee.

In addition, an extended abstract will be required from each speaker. Please ensure that your speakers prepare their abstracts to be sent to the organisers by the deadlines for contributed presentations. If desired, LaTeX versions of abstracts may be sent by e-mail to but, in every case, camera-ready copies should also be mailed to

7th I.C.N.C.
c/o Maths Department, UMIST
Manchester M60 1QD

You will be receiving additional information about the meeting in the months ahead, including information about accommodation, registration, facilities and the conference program. Please ensure that your minisymposium participants are made fully aware of all of this information.

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