MathMeetings.net provides a list of conferences and similar meetings in mathematics. There are a number of other such lists, but this list aims to be more complete by allowing anyone at all to add announcements. This is similar in spirit to a wiki, but the announcements are formatted and stored in a database for efficient searching and sorting.
Announcements are filtered by subject tags, and are curated by the volunteers listed below. Note: This site restricts itself to meetings whose focus is mathematics. Announcements about more general meetings are typically not appropriate and may be deleted.
The site is developed by Niles Johnson. It began as a list for conferences in topology, but with the addition of subject tags we hope that it will be useful more generally. Please contact Niles if you have further quesitons or comments!
To add an announcement, use the link at the top of the page. An email address is required so that announcements you post can be edited or deleted. To prevent spam, some simple arithmetic is also required. In addition, a security token is stored as a browser cookie.
When you add an announcement, you will receive a message like the following:
Thanks for adding your announcement to MathMeetings.net. The announcement data is copied below, and is also available at: http://mathmeetings.net/conferences/view/28 If you need to edit or delete your announcement, use the unique edit/delete link: http://mathmeetings.net/conferences/edit/28/YSZf1X2W If you have any difficulties, questions, or comments, don't hesitate to contact the curators: http://mathmeetings.net/conferences/about#curators best, The Curators Announcement Data: My Interesting Conference! 2016-04-01 -- 2016-04-01 http://math.osu.edu Contact: Niles Johnson Institution: The Ohio State University City: Columbus, OH Country: USA Meeting type: conference Subject Tags: * at.algebraic-topology * ag.algebraic-geometry Description: This conference is going to be great! See the website for more details.
If you need to update your announcement, use the links provided to access the edit or delete pages. Each announcement is assigned a random string which is required to edit or delete; this appears at the end of the links above and is re-generated each time the announcement is updated.
With subject tags, we can include announcements from a broader range of fields while still allowing users to focus the conferences relevant for their field. When the tagging feature was first implemented, all announcements were tagged as 'at.algebraic-topology'. Future announcements are assigned a subject upon entry into the database. The subject tags are taken from the arXiv.org math categories.
Note: Multiple tags are combined with an OR condition, meaning that you will see announcements which are tagged with any of the tags you select. For now, it does not seem useful to introduce more complex search logic.
Subject tags are supported on the main list, the rss feed, and the new announcement form. On the form, any active subject tags are used to set the default tags for the new announcement.
An RSS feed is an electronic format for publishing information that is frequently updated. Using a feed reader, one can quickly scan the list of topics. New topics which have not yet been viewed are highlighted for convenience. One can also parse the rss feed with external software to develop an alternative front end for the list.
The RSS feed for this site gives a list of conference titles, sorted by date, and direct links to their homepages. You can read more about RSS feeds at the Wikipedia page. One example of a feed reader is Feedly. There are many others.
Links are provided to automatically import data from each conference announcement into calendaring software. We have a direct link for Google Calendar, and an iCalendar (.ics) formatted file for importing into other software.
The people listed here have volunteered to help curate this site. They help keep the list up-to-date by adding new announcements, if the organizers haven't done so themselves. They receive a copy of the edit/delete keys for each announcement, and can help if you have any trouble posting or updating your announcements.
If you would like to volunteer, please let Niles know!
Algebraic Geometry, Complex Variables
- Julius Ross, Cambridge
- David White, Denison University
- Kiran Kedlaya, UCSD
- Yanir A. Rubinstein, UMD
The data for each announcement is stored in a database, so search functionality can be easily added. This will be done in the happy case that the list becomes too large to skim quickly.
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