ICME-13- IPC meeting 2013
The organization of the ICME-13 to take place in Hamburg, Germany, in July 24-31, 2016, is underway. The first International Program Committee (IPC) meeting met near Hamburg (June 15-21, 2013) to decide on the main components of the scientific program and the invited scholars. Most components of the program from previous meetings will be preserved (some with some minor modifications) and a few new features were added. The IPC also visited the congress venue and its facilities.
The work done by the Convenor, Gabriele Kaiser, by Marianne Nolte, the Chair of the Local Organizating Committee and their teams and by the IPC, as well as the impressive facilities, indicate that the congress will be very successful.
NATIONAL PRESENTATIONS AT ICME-13
According to tradition, ICME-13 will allot two 90 minute slots for National Presentations.
This allows countries to showcase various aspects of their mathematics education: curricula, preparation of teachers, statistics, educational policies, mathematics education research and/or any other aspect to be decided by the presenters. The National Presentation can include lectures, active demonstrations, material displays and illustrative videos.
In the past, the International Program Committee (IPC) invited a small number of countries to these presentations. The IPC of ICME-13 decided to solicit statements of intent from countries interested in presenting their mathematics education systems.
Such statements of intent should include:
- A brief proposal describing the intended activities and exhibitions.
- The name of the person responsible for that presentation.
- A strong commitment from the responsible person and/or two other persons to attend the conference and run the presentation.
- Statements (from the ICMI representative, prominent researchers, policy makers, educators, national associations and the like) in the proposing country, expressing their support and collaboration in order to plan and run the presentation.
Proposals for National Presentations from countries that did not present since ICME 9 will be considered.
National Travel and conference fees for the presenters and shipping fees for the materials needed for the presentation are the sole responsibility of the proposer and will not be reimbursed in part or in whole by neither by ICME-13 nor by ICMI.
Further, please note that the exhibition is purely educational and commercial exhibits are to be excluded.
Letter of intent following the above guidelines should be submitted to the Convenor of ICME-13 [Gabriele.Kaiser@uni-hamburg.de] before November 15, 2013.
Selection of the next ICME
The ICMI Executive Committee is pleased to announce its decision of accepting the invitation from Germany. We hope that the international mathematical education community will enthusiastically receive the invitation of our German colleagues for 2016, so to make ICME-13 a huge international event that will advance studies, interest and support for mathematics education all over the world.The congress – to be held under the auspices of the International Commission on Mathematical Instruction (ICMI) – will take place at the University of Hamburg from Sunday, 24th July to Sunday, 31st July 2016. Hamburg is a bustling cosmopolitan port in the north of Germany, and with 1.8 million inhabitants its second largest city. It offers a perfect environment for a challenging congress.The website of ICME-13 can be found here: www.icme13.org