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The International Congress of Mathematicians 2018 (ICM 2018) will be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, August 1-9, 2018. 

Program Committee for 2018

The IMU Executive Committee has appointed the ICM 2018 Program Committee (PC) at its meeting in March 2015. The chair of the PC is János Kollár of Princeton University. The PC will set up the structure of the ICM 2018 program and determine the panels for all the ICM sections. 

The roles the Program Committee and the Organizing Committee play in the preparation of the scientific program of an ICM are described in the PC/OC Guidelines.

Chair of the ICM 2018 Program Committee:

ICM 2022

The deadline to present bids for the International Congress of Mathematicians 2022 (ICM 2022) has expired. The International Mathematical Union had invited all IMU Adhering Organizations and national mathematical societies in IMU member countries to submit bids for hosting the International Congress of Mathematicians in the year 2022 and the IMU General Assembly prior to this Congress. Bids for ICM 2022 have been received from (in alphabetical order) France (venue Paris) and Russia (venue St. Petersburg). Based on the report of the Site Visiting Committee, the IMU EC will make a recommendation to the IMU General Assembly 2018 regarding the venue of ICM 2022.

ICM Program Committees

It has been a long tradition of the International Mathematical Union to keep the members of the Program Committees for forthcoming International Congresses secret. The reason for this secrecy was to protect the members of the committee from personal or political pressure from outside. Invitations to lecture at the International Congresses carry such high prestige that individuals or groups have always made efforts to influence the decisions of the committee.

The IMU General Assembly decided at its meeting in Luzern in 1994 to change the policy and asked the President of IMU in the future to announce the Chairman of the Program Committee (PC) for the following Congress as soon as the Executive Committee forms such a Committee.

For issues related to the PC, please use the email address

General information about the Program Committees, Sectional Panels and guidelines for their work

The IMU president has the privilege to choose the PC chair. The IMU Executive Committee appoints all other PC members after discussion with the PC chair. The PC should have at most 12 members. For each section of a forthcoming ICM, the PC chooses the panel chair and panel core members (usually 3-4). Then the core members plus the chair select the rest of the panel (total of about 6-8). Information about program committee and sectional panel members of previous ICMs can be found via the links below.

The 15th General Assembly in Santiago de Compostela in 2006 approved new guidelines that describe the roles of the various parties (in particular, the Program Committee (PC), the Organizing Committee (OC), and the sectional panels) involved in the preparation of the scientific program of an ICM. The Executive Committee was charged with the task to regularly review and update these PC/OC Guidelines whenever necessary. The current version was endorsed by the IMU EC on November 21, 2007.

ICM related Grants

The International Mathematical Union, in cooperation with other mathematical organizations and the local Organizing Committee of an ICM, provides Grants to Young Mathematicians as well as Grants to Senior Mathematicians from developing and economically disadvantaged countries. At each ICM, the local organizers usually offer further grant programs.