The bid is submitted by the University of Primorska, Faculty of Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Information Technologies.
We strongly believe in cooperation and we appreciate and cherish the work of other mathematical institutions so we have involved representatives from institutions and societies in Slovenia and abroad. They have a proven track record; rich experiences, and great successes in the field and will bring an added value to the team and in-depth understanding of organisational and scientific aspects of the ECM.
A special focus has been given on attracting professional societies, to join the organising committee. Society of Mathematicians, Physicists and Astronomers of Slovenia (Društvo matematikov, fizikov in astronomov Slovenije, hereinafter DMFA) DMFA focuses on the popularisation of mathematics, which is why they will be responsible for cooperation with other societies and for promotion of mathematics among the general public.
Technical support will be offered by a special technical advisor to the organizing committee, Abelium d.o.o.
Organisations involved in the organising committee:
University of Primorska, Slovenia
University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
University of Maribor, Slovenia
Institute of Mathematics, Physics and Mechanics, Slovenia (IMFM)
The Society of Mathematicians, Physicists and Astronomers, Slovenia (DMFA)
Abelium d.o.o., Slovenia
Chair of the organising committee: PROF. DR. TOMAŽ PISANSKI
Currently, Pisanski is a professor of discrete and computational mathematics at the University of Ljubljana. Since 2004 he has held a joint position at University of Primorska in Koper. He has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in mathematics and computer science at the University of Zagreb, University of Udine, University of Leoben, California State University, Chico, Simon Fraser University, University of Auckland and Colgate University. His students include Vladimir Batagelj, Bojan Mohar, Sandi Klavžar, Sandra Sattolo (MSc in Udine).
From 1998-1999 he was chairman of the Society of Mathematicians, Physicists and Astronomers of Slovenia. In 2005 he was decorated with the Order of Merit (Slovenia) and in 2015 he received a Zois award for exceptional contributions to discrete mathematics and its applications, which is the highest scientific award in Slovenia.
Tomaž Pisanski is a founding member of the International Academy of Mathematical Chemistry. Between 2007-2011 he was Academy’s Vice President. He is a founding editor of the journal Ars Mathematica Contemporanea. In 2012 he was elected to the Academia Europaea.
MEMBERS OF THE ORGANISING COMMITTEE:
Klavdija Kutnar (deputy chair of the organising committee), University of Primorska (firstname.lastname@example.org)
ORGANISING COMMITTEE EXTENDED BY:
Dean Crnković, University of Rijeka (email@example.com)
SPECIAL ADVISOR TO THE ORGANISING COMMITTEE:
Wacław Marzantowicz, Adam Mickiewicz University (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The organising committee commits to:
While the organising committee oversees organisation of the whole event, subcommittees will focus on specific issues. They will be defined in the beginning of the preparation process, however, their topics will include:
In addition to the local organizing committee, a scientific committee and a prize committee will perform the main organisational activities of the congress.
The scientific committee will be appointed by EMS and will be responsible for the scientific content of the congress.
The prize committee will also be appointed by EMS. The prize committee will review nominations for awards and decide on awardees. Everyone will be able to nominate a person for the award, including members of the Prize Committee and candidates themselves. Nominations will have to include all relevant information.
Specific arrangements will be developed by the EMS and the appointed prize committee.
The local organizers guarantee that they will also provide committee members with the possibility to meet in person. The meetings will be organized at the premises of the University of Primorska in Koper, Slovenia. Local organizers will organize and pay accommodation for 2 nights and provide local transportation. If the budget will allow it, local organizers will also cover the transportation costs for the prize committee.
The faculty is experienced in organizing large events with sound technical background. Due to the size of the event, multiple locations and the wish to deliver proper support before, during and after the congress, we also involved Abelium d.o.o., a Slovenian research and technical company to take part in the organisation of the congress. They will act as a special technical advisor to the organizing committee, which includes website development and maintenance with proper technical support for registrations, reservations, payments, etc.
All the venues are soundly technically equipped. This includes powerful broadband Wi-Fi connections in all the venues. University buildings are supported by EDUROAM network, while the Bernardin resort upgraded their Wi-Fi system to the capacity of a few thousand devices (so each participant can use three devices simultaneously). Abelium, the university and hotel staff will be available for full technical support before and during the event.