All speakers will be invited to submit a paper, based on their talk at the conference, for the conference proceedings. The papers will be refereed using standards comparable to those of the Journal of Number Theory or Acta Arithmetica. The deadline for submission is September 30, 2000. Procedures for submitting a paper for the conference proceedings have not yet been finalized and will be announced later; please do not submit papers until such an announcement has been made.
In addition to this traditional style conference proceedings, A K Peters will publish an inexpensive paperback volume containing a selection of invited survey papers by plenary speakers.
While we do accept on-site registrations,
all participants are urged to register in advance; this will help us
better plan for the conference.
There are three ways to register in advance:
Deadlines: Participants are encouraged to submit their registration by by March 15, 2000. The registration fee will increase by 50% after that date, We cannot accept requests for contributed talks received after March 15.
Registration fee: The registration fee is $100 if received by March 15, 2000, and $150 after that date. Students pay a reduced fee of $50 (through March 15, 2000) and $75 (after March 15, 2000). The registration fee includes all conference materials, the reception on Saturday evening, coffee and tea breaks, and the proceedings of the conference, to be published in two volumes totaling about 1000 pages. The fee does not include the conference banquet, which has to be purchased separately at a cost of $20 per person.
Payment: Payment of the registration fee and any banquet tickets must be in the form of a check or money order in US dollars, payable to the University of Illinois, mailed to the address below (Millennial Conference, Dept. of Mathematics, Univ. of Illinois, 1409 W. Green St., Urbana, IL 61801, USA). In order to avoid the higher fee, please make sure that the check is received by March 15. We will send you an acknowledgement upon receipt of the payment. We regret that we cannot accept payment by credit card or by cash.
A full refund of the registration fee and the fee for banquet
tickets will be given if the cancellation is received by March 15;
after that date, no refund will be given.
If you have made reservations for hotel or dormitory room
accommodations (see below),
you should cancel those reservations by contacting the
hotel or the University housing service directly. If you do not cancel
your housing reservation, you may be charged for all or part of the
Submission of Abstracts
You can submit an abstract for a talk in two ways, the first one being the
Acceptance of abstracts: Abstracts that are submitted for a 15 minute contributed talk will be reviewed by the Organizing Committee. You will be notified within a few days of submission whether your talk has been accepted for the conference.
Publication of abstracts: Abstracts are electronically published by the Atlas Mathematical Conference Abstract Service (http//at.yorku.ca/amca/). Click here to view, print, or download abstracts that have been submitted and accepted for the conference. In addition to this electronic publication, a printed brochure containing all conference abstracts will be provided to participants at the beginning of the conference.
Deadlines: The deadline for submission of all abstracts is March 15, 2000. Requests for contributed talks received after that date cannot be considered. Please note that all speakers are expected to register for the conference by filling out the registration form and submitting the registration fee by March 15. We may cancel talks and withdraw abstracts by speakers who have not submitted their registration by that date.
We have received funding to support
advanced graduate students, postdocs, recent PhD's, and women and
minorities, at institutions in the United States.
We hope to be able to provide
sufficient support to cover local expenses, and possibly part of the
travel costs, for qualified individuals in these groups.
Since most of the funding is provided by U.S. government organizations,
the support is mainly targeted towards U.S. residents;
funding for participants coming from abroad is very limited and
is only available in exceptional cases.
Those seeking support should first exhaust
other sources of funding, such as individual
research grants, support through an advisor's grant
(for graduate students), or support from the home institution.
If you fall into one of the above groups
and would like to apply for financial support, please send email to
firstname.lastname@example.org, with a brief description of
your status, background, and research interests.
Graduate students should ask their
advisor to send a letter of recommendation. Applications should
indicate how much support (if any) is available from other sources.
The deadline for submitting applications for support is March 15,
Visas are not necessary for participants from countries covered by the
visa waiver program (which include
most European countries, Australia, and Japan).
Visitors from those countries will be issued a visa waiver
when passing through U.S. Comstoms and Immigration. The waiver will be
of one of two forms, WB (business waiver), or WT (tourist waiver);
the WB waiver is analogous to a B-1 visa, and the WT waiver
is analogous to a B-2 visa. As with B-2 visas, the University
cannot pay expenses of participants travelling on a WT waiver.
It is therefore essential that
participants expecting to receive expense reimbursement
request a WB, and not a WT type waiver, upon entering the U.S.
The Organizing Committee for the Conference consists of
B.C. Berndt, N. Boston, H. Diamond, A.J. Hildebrand, from the University
of Illinois Mathematics Department, and W. Philipp of the Statistics
Department of the University of Illinois.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us, using the
Updates to this information will be posted on this web page
as it becomes available.
Since the lecture schedule begins at 9 am on Sunday, May 21,
and ends at about 6 pm on Friday, May 26, participants would normally
arrive on Saturday, May 20, and leave the following Saturday.
If you travel by air, we recommend that you book your flights into
Champaign. The Champaign airport is relatively small, but it is
conveniently located (a 15 minute drive from campus) and is
served by four major airlines:
American Airlines, TWA, US Airways, and Northwest Airlines.
The closest major airports are Indianapolis
(2 hours driving distance), Chicago (3 hours), and
St. Louis (3 hours).
If you decide to book your flight into one of these cities,
we recommend that you rent
a car at the airport and drive to Champaign, as
public transportation between these cities and Champaign is not very
The two main types of short term visas are B-1
and B-2. The B-1 visa is for business travel, while the B-2 visa is
intended for tourist visits; conference participants should travel
on a B-1 visa. The U.S. Embassy or Consulate will usually issue
a combined B-1/B-2 visa, but when entering the U.S., the
Immigrations officer will stamp the visa as either a B-1 or B-2 visa.
Participants who expect to receive expense reimbursement must request
a B-1 visa. The University is not allowed to pay
participants who have entered on a B-2 visa.
We offer two options for accommodation, a hotel near the University
campus, and a student dormitory, located on the campus.
Both locations are within a 5 minute walk from the conference site.
Room reservations must be made directly with the hotel or the
University housing service, and not with the conference organizers.
If you have difficulties making reservations yourself, let us know
and we will try to make the reservations for you.
is available for posting on departmental bulletin boards, office doors, etc.
We would be happy to mail a hard copy to anyone requesting it; to
receive a poster, send
your complete mailing address to email@example.com.
To see a reduced size version of the poster, click
A full size version of the poster (300k) is available
if you have a color printer that can handle large paper sizes,
you may be able to print a copy the poster from this link.
Funding for the Millennial Conference has been provided by
the Number Theory Foundation; the National Science Foundation; the National
Security Agency; the Institute for Mathematics and Applications; and
the University of Illinois.
Email (preferred): firstname.lastname@example.org
Visa waivers: Visas are not necessary for participants from countries covered by the visa waiver program (which include most European countries, Australia, and Japan). Visitors from those countries will be issued a visa waiver when passing through U.S. Comstoms and Immigration. The waiver will be of one of two forms, WB (business waiver), or WT (tourist waiver); the WB waiver is analogous to a B-1 visa, and the WT waiver is analogous to a B-2 visa. As with B-2 visas, the University cannot pay expenses of participants travelling on a WT waiver. It is therefore essential that participants expecting to receive expense reimbursement request a WB, and not a WT type waiver, upon entering the U.S.
Organizers: The Organizing Committee for the Conference consists of B.C. Berndt, N. Boston, H. Diamond, A.J. Hildebrand, from the University of Illinois Mathematics Department, and W. Philipp of the Statistics Department of the University of Illinois.
More information: If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us, using the address below. Updates to this information will be posted on this web page (https://math.uiuc.edu/nt2000/millennial) as it becomes available.
Conference web page: https://math.uiuc.edu/nt2000/millennial.
Department of Mathematics
University of Illinois
1409 West Green St.
Urbana, IL 61801
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