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2009 Call for Papers

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 3, 2009 at 11:59 Eastern time. (4, 6, 8 pages)

Short Papers: submissions are due by March 15, 2009. (2 pages)

Workshop Papers: submissions are due by March 1, 2009. (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-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 refereed Proceedings at the conference. Thus, there is a tight and firm schedule:

  • Deadline for Regular paper submissions for review: February 3, 2009
  • Deadline for Workshop Papers regardless of their number of pages is March 1, 2009.
  • Deadline for Short paper submissions for review: March 15, 2009
  • Notification of acceptance of all Papers: March 25, 2009.
  • Deadline for submission of final electronic manuscript: April 25, 2009.

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

Please note that if you plan to use the Banff Centre accommodations, you also need to register for your accommodations by this deadline. Of course, you may still seek accommodations outside of the Banff Centre after this deadline.

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.