To maintain the long-term well-being of the global population, management of the world's natural resources must emphasize conservation and renewal over depletion and spending. Natural resource management is a broad topic with both national and international policy implications. This workshop will investigate challenges for the mathematical sciences including models that describe processes affecting water, forests, and food supplies. They involve complex adaptive systems that interconnect natural systems with human ones, thus calling for understanding of both types of systems. To support this initiative, the Center for Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science (DIMACS) will sponsor a workshop on Management of Natural Resources as part of a special program called Mathematics of Planet Earth 2013+ (http://mpe2013.org/mpe2013index/). The workshop will be held at Howard University in Washington, DC on June 4-6, 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 about your interest in attending the workshop and the paper you wish to submit at the workshop website: http://dimacs.rutgers.edu/Workshops/NaturalResources/ by March 1, 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, fill out an application at the workshop website.
PARTIAL LIST OF CONFIRMED SPEAKERS