The conference will feature presentations of regular, plenary, and short papers, as well as several workshops. The program for the conference is composed from a combination of submitted and invited presentations.

Regular Papers: submissions are due by February 1, 2012 Extended: February 5, 2012. (6 or 8 pages)

Short Papers: submissions are due by March 15, 2012 Extended: March 18, 2012. (2 or 4 pages)

Workshop Papers: submissions are due by March 1, 2012. (2, 4, 6, or 8 pages) See below.

Regular and plenary presentations require a regular paper with a maximum length of eight pages; short presentations require a two or four page short paper. To submit a paper, please see the Submission Steps link in the menu on the left.

All papers are to be submitted properly formatted as they would appear in the conference proceedings. See the Paper Guidelines link in the menu on the left. Papers that ignore the formatting guidelines or the length limits will not be entered into the reviewing process.

In order to have as diverse a representation of authors as possible and to keep the proceedings to a reasonable size, conference participants can be the main author and presenter on only one paper. The main author on each submitted paper should be identified with an asterisk: "*". This rule includes all contributions: short and regular papers as well as workshop papers.

The regular presentations will be given a 30 minute time slot; short presentations will be given a 15-minute time slot.

Schedule

The Conference plans to distribute the printed, refereed Proceedings at the conference. Thus, there is a tight and firm schedule:

All papers must follow the specified here. You must also complete your registration by April 30. Please note that one non-refundable full registration is required for one author of each paper.

Workshops

The theme for the workshops program is Bridges Workshops: Creativity and Learning. Complete information about the contents of workshops can be found at http://www.education.wichita.edu/alagic/bridges_conference/BTTB.asp.

In addition to the normal lecture-type presentations, the Bridges conference also includes longer workshop sessions (60 to 75 minutes). These provide participants with opportunities to engage in some practical activities, which they can go on to use, or develop, as artists, classroom practitioners, or leaders of their own workshops. Submissions can be 2, 4, 6, or 8 pages proposal describing the practical activity, or detailed explanation and/or discussion of content that has not appeared before.

Detailed submission steps for WORKSHOP PAPERS (2, 4, 6, or 8 Pages) are available in the menu at left.

The workshop could be organized as a presentation followed by some quite prescriptive, planned practical activity, or by more open-ended explorations of the theme, or it could be organized around worksheets with support from the leader, without the need for a detailed introduction. Other less conventional structures are possible, and one of the objectives of the session might be to model, or develop, such new approaches.

There are no constraints on workshop content provided that it falls within the general aims of Bridges, and demonstrates some link between mathematics and art, but submissions are sought in particular that would be of value to teachers. There could be less emphasis on mathematical or artistic originality if instead there were some innovative teaching approach.