Talks in Special Sessions are generally by invitation of the organizers.
It is recommended that you contact an organizer before submitting an abstract
for a Special Session. Talks should be of 30 minutes duration, unless
an invitation to give a longer plenary or keynote talk has been given.
For those not speaking in a Special Session, there will be poster sessions
Abstracts for talks and posters must be submitted through the AMS website
The submission deadline for all abstracts is January 31, 2008.
All scientific sessions and events will take place at the Instituto Nacional
de Matemtica Pura e Aplicada (IMPA), Estrada D. Castorina 110, Jardim
Botanico, Rio de Janeiro, RJ 22460-320, Brazil, telephone 011-55-21-2529-5000,
fax: 011-55-21-2512-4115, email: firstname.lastname@example.org;
from Wednesday through Saturday, June 4 to 7, 2008. IMPA is located near
the lovely botanical gardens in Rio.
http://www.impa.br/opencms/en/institucional/localizacao.html for a
local map. There are many websites that offer general information about
Brazil and Rio de Janeiro: its history, culture, and travelers tips. You
may wish to view several of the links found at http://www.fodors.com,
Exchange rates at the time this announcement went to press were US$1=
R$1.78 (Brazilian Real). See http://www.oanda.com/convert/classic
for up-to-date rates.
The majority of ATMs only accept Brazilian-issued credit and debit cards.
The ATMs at the international airport work, sometimes, but if they dont,
you should exchange cash for the local currency (reals) at the airport
kiosk to get taxi fare. Banks usually give the best rates; however, as
in any large, metropolitan world-class city, it is not advisable to carry
large amounts of cash on your person.
Accommodations, Registration, and Conference Dinner
On-line registration is available at http://www.impa.br/opencms/pt/eventos/store/evento_0021.html.
The registration fee will be US$50 (or R$90) for post-docs or professors
and US$20 (or R$36) for students to be paid at the conference site. Unfortunately
no credit cards or international checks can be accepted. All participants
are encouraged to register in advance and as early as possible so that
appropriate arrangements can be made for hotel accommodations. See http://www.impa.br/opencms/pt/eventos/store/evento_0021.html?link=4
for information about hotels in English. Hotel reservations for
the duration of the event may be contracted through email@example.com.
During the conference, complete meals at various prices are available
during lunchtime in the IMPA cafeteria. Snack foods and sandwiches are
available throughout the day.
The conference dinner will be held on Thursday, June 5. Location and
cost will be announced at a later date.
Visitors from North America (Canada, Mexico, and the United States) who
are not citizens of the European Union or Mercosur (Southern Common Market)
countries are required to have visas to enter Brazil; the cost for a visa
is US$100, subject to change. You should contact the Brazilian Consulate
nearest to you (see http://www.brasilemb.org/consulado/consular_jurisdictions.shtml
for the current list) as soon as possible, as procedures vary by consulate.
If you find that you need a letter of invitation, please request one from
Mrs. Suely Lima at IMPA at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Participants should plan to arrive at Galeo-Antonio Carlos Jobim International
Airport (GIG). See http://www.worldairportguide.com/airport/405/airport_guide/South-America/Rio-de-Janeiro-Gale%E3o-Antonio-Carlos-Jobim-International-Airport.html
for information about the airport and its services.
It is suggested that you take a taxi to IMPA or your hotel. You are advised
to use the official taxis available at the airport booths before exiting
the restricted area just after customs. The cost is about R$80.
While June is the beginning of the winter in Brazil, temperatures usually
range from 66° F to 77° F, with rainfall of about 3.2 inches for
the month, so there are lots of sunny days without much humidity.