1. The Site Committee will consist of the members of the Executive Committee and Prof. Martin Groetschel, President of the Organizing Committee of the ICM-1998.
2. 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 will then make its recommendation by May 31, 1997. The recommendation of the Site Committee will immediately afterwards be communicated to all Adhering Organizations.
3. 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 above procedure.
4. 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