Following the recommendation of the 1990 General Assembly in Kobe, Japan,
the Executive Committee has approved the following new guidelines for the
operation of the Site Committee for ICM 2002.
- The Site Committee will consist of the members of the Executive Committee
and Prof. Martin Grötschel of the Organizing Committee of the ICM 1998.
- All Adhering Organizations are now formally invited to place bids to hold
ICM 2002. To be considered by the Site Committee, these bids must be received
by the Secretary of IMU by November 30, 1996. The Site Committee then will
make its recommendation by May 31, 1997. The recommendation of the Site
Committee will be communicated to all Adhering Organizations immediately
- The final decision will be taken by the General Assembly to be held at
the middle of August, 1998, just prior to the ICM'98 in Berlin. The General
Assembly is free to consider bids placed after November 30, 1996 but the E.C.
considers most advisable that the Adhering Organizations comply with the
- While it is impossible to spell out precisely all factors that will
influence the final recommendation of the Site Committee, it will take into
account the mathematical ambiance, the infrastructure and the economic
conditions offered by each bidder, as well as the accessibility of the
proposed site and the broad geographical distribution of congresses. All
countries interested in making a bid are strongly encouraged to do so.
Notes on what information the Site Committee would like to have for each