No part of the world is impervious to natural disaster. Epidemics, earthquakes, floods, hurricanes, drought, tornadoes, wildfires, tsunamis, and extreme temperatures routinely take their toll. Mathematical sciences can help in predicting, monitoring, and responding to such events, and mitigating their effects.
To support this initiative, the Center for Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science (DIMACS) will sponsor a workshop on Natural Disasters as part of a special program called Mathematics of Planet Earth 2013+ (http://mpe2013.org/mpe2013index/). The workshop will be held at Georgia Tech on May 13-15, 2015.
Focus areas include, but are not limited to:
The workshop organizing committee invites submission of paper and poster abstracts to be considered for presentation at the workshop. Papers and posters can be on any theme of the workshop as reflected in the workshop announcement. Talks will be approximately 15 minutes in length. Please include the title of the paper or poster, names and affiliations of authors, the contact author's name, address, email address, and phone number. The abstract or description should be no more than 20 lines, single-spaced. Submissions in tex or latex should not use style files unique to your institution. Indicate the presenter of multiple author papers with an asterisk (*).
Please submit all requested information to Application to Contribute a Paper for the Workshop on Natural Disasters by April 15, 2015. Please indicate with your submission whether you would prefer to present your paper orally or in a poster session.
Acknowledgement will be by email. Authors will be notified of acceptance or rejection by email.
FINANCIAL SUPPORT: Funds exist for at least partial financial support to attend the workshop. Priority will be given to early career participants, defined as faculty or researchers who have earned their doctorate within the previous three years, postdocs, graduate students, and upper-level undergraduates with research experience. To apply to attend and for financial support, go to Application to Attend and for Financial Support.