The CIEM (International Center for Mathematical Meetings, http://www.ciem.unican.es) is a joint initiative of the University of Cantabria and the Municipality of Castro Urdiales, Spain, whose goal is to promote quality mathematical research, be it in its more basic or its more applied and computational aspects, with special emphasis to multidisciplinar ventures. It has been organizing some 10 to 15 events every year since its foundation, in 2006. It is based in the cantabrian town of Castro Urdiales, of indisputable touristic value and conveniently placed in the A8 motorway, 35 km from Bilbao and 60 km from Santander airports.
The CIEM is now seeking activity proposals for the year 2012. All individuals and groups interested in organizing a workshop, meeting, advanced course, etc. are invited to ask for the Center to allocate that event in its annual program. The candidate events must be thematically related to mathematics or close fields (computer science, theoretical physics,…) and their quality be guaranteed by a scientific and/or organizing committee. Their length should preferably be one week (Monday to Friday), but three-day meetings and, exceptionally, two-week meetings are also allowed.
The CIEM offers its resources (lecture room for 100 people, smaller meeting rooms, internet wifi, computer room, etc) plus logistic and monetary support for the organization, accommodation, etc.
Proposals should be sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org preferably before July 20, 2011.
The application letter should contain a brief description of the event, previous similar meetings if any, organizing committee, expected number of attendees, expected external financing, financial support asked to CIEM, and any other information that supports the quality and feasibility.