[FOM] BEST 2009 - Second announcement, call for papers

Andres Caicedo caicedo at diamond.boisestate.edu
Tue Jan 20 22:52:54 EST 2009


                 Announcement 2, Call for papers.

The 18-th annual meeting of BEST will be hosted at Boise State University 
during the weekend of March 27 (Friday) - March 29 (Sunday), 2009

It is organized by Liljana Babinkostova, Andres Caicedo, Stefan Geschke, 
Richard Ketchersid and Marion Scheepers.

Contributed and invited talks will be held on Friday, Saturday and Sunday 
at the Department of Mathematics, Boise State University. The four invited 
speakers are:

Steve Jackson (University of North Texas)
Ljubisa Kocinac (University of Nis, Republic of Serbia)
Assaf Rinot (Tel Aviv University, Israel)
Grigor Sargsyan (University of California, Berkeley)

The conference webpage is available at URL


There are four important deadlines regarding the conference:

Lodging: The Hampton Inn & Suites is providing rooms at a reduced rate for 
BEST participants. To take advantage of the reduced rate, reservations 
must be made online by MARCH 12. Please visit the conference web site to 
obtain the link to the Hampton Inn's online reservation site for BEST.

Financial support: Limited financial support is available to partially 
offset travel expenses of some participants. The criteria for granting 
support include whether the participant has alternative financial support 
for the conference, and whether the participant is presenting a talk at 
the conference. Preference is given to graduate students and early career 
researchers. The amount of support is contingent on the budget 
constraints. University accounting regulations require completing certain 
forms online BEFORE the conference, and submitting original receipts of 
expenses. Reimbursements will be sent after the conference. The deadline 
for applying for financial support is MARCH 3.

To apply for support, email the organizers at

     best at diamond.boisestate.edu

Applications from graduate students must be supported by a separate email 
from their thesis advisor.

Anyone interested in participating should contact the organizers as soon 
as possible by sending an email to

     best at math.boisestate.edu

Abstracts: Atlas Conferences, Inc. is providing abstract services for BEST 
18. The deadline for submitting an abstract for invited or contributed 
talk is MARCH 25. Links are available at the BEST 18 web site.

Call for papers: The organizers will be editors for a volume in the 
Contemporary Mathematics series. Research papers on topics related to Set 
Theory and its Applications will be considered for publication in this 
volume. All papers will go through a thorough referee process. Former and 
current participants of the BEST conferences or their collaborators are 
especially encouraged to consider submitting a research paper. Anyone 
interested in submitting a paper should contact Marion Scheepers as soon 
as possible at marion at math.boisestate.edu with this information. 
Subsequently information regarding preparation of papers will be sent to 
contributing authors by Contemporary Mathematics. The deadline for 
submitting a paper is JULY 21.

The conference is supported by a grant from the National Science 
Foundation. Abstract services are provided by Atlas Conferences, Inc. 
Contemporary Mathematics is published by the American Mathematical 
Society. Reduced lodging rate is provided by The Hampton Inn & Suites. 
Support from these entities is gratefully acknowledged.

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