The CMS Winter 2004 Meeting
December 11-13, 2004
On behalf of McGill University, the Department of Mathematics and Statistics invites the mathematical community to the Winter 2004 Meeting of the Canadian Mathematical Society (CMS).
We look forward to welcoming our colleagues back to Montreal where the first Canadian Mathematical Congress took place in 1945. Among the international participants in 1945 were Garrett Birkhoff, Claude Chevalley, and John von Neumann; among the Canadian participants were John Coleman, H. S. M. Coxeter, Israel Halperin, Joachim Lambek, Nathan Mendelsohn, Louis Nirenberg, Adrien Pouliot, G. de B. Robinson, Albert Tucker. In 1979 the Congress was incorporated as the Canadian Mathematical Society.
Following the usual format of the CMS Winter Meeting, the program will include a wide variety of sessions, a contributed paper session, plenary and prize lectures, and a public lecture.
Most activities and all scientific talks will be held at the Hilton Bonaventure Hotel. The activities of the evening of Friday, December 10, will be held at the nearby Best Western Hotel Europa. The most up-to-date information concerning the program, including detailed schedules, will be made available at this web site.
Meeting registration forms and hotel accommodation forms appear in the September 2004 issue of the CMS Notes, and are available on the web site, which will also provide on-line forms for registration and submission of abstracts.
CMS will be holding the following business meetings:
CMS Executive Committee Meeting will be on Thursday, December
9, from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., in the Frontenac Room of the Hilton
Development Group Luncheon will be held on Friday, December
10, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., in the Castillon Room of the Hilton
CMS Board of Directors Meeting will be held on Friday,
December 10, from 1:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., in the Westmount Room of
the Hilton Bonaventure Hotel.
information will be provided in later announcements and on the CMS
website. A detailed
schedule of business meetings
and other events is available from the schedule
of the meeting web site.
The Welcoming Reception will be held on Friday, December 10, from 8:00 to 10:00 p.m., at the Best Western Hotel Europa (1240 rue Drummond, corner of Ste-Catherine).
The Banquet will take place in the Outremont Room at the Hilton Bonaventure Hotel on Sunday, December 12, commencing at 7:00 pm, preceded by a cash bar at 6:00 p.m. Tickets to this event are available at $60.00 each.
The Participants Luncheon will be held on Saturday, December 11, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at the Hilton Bonaventure Hotel. A ticket to this luncheon is included in all registration fee categories.
The CMS Committee for Women in Mathematics is inviting all women mathematicians attending the CMS Winter Meeting to an open Lunch Meeting of the Committee, to be held on Sunday, December 12th, 2004 at 11:30 a.m. in the St. Pierre Room at the Hilton Bonaventure Hotel. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss preparations for the second CWiMAC workshop, to be held in summer 2005 at BIRS, and future directions for the work of the Committee.
The first open lunch meeting of the Committee or Women in Mathematics was held at the CMS 2003 Winter Meeting. The Committee and those attending the luncheon, found the experience quite valuable, and it was decided that such a lunch meeting will became an annual event. The Committee would like to thank the CMS and Leah Edelstein-Keshet (UBC) for their sponsorship of this luncheon. Additional sponsors are sought for future Winter Meeting luncheons.
Complimentary coffee and juice will be available during the scheduled breaks.
A detailed schedule of all social and other events is available from the schedule page of the meeting web site.
Exhibits will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on December 11 and
12 in the Fontaine A Room of the Hilton Bonaventure Hotel.
Exhibit: This exhibit features books and other products from
publishers and other companies and organizations not represented at
the meeting. Order forms will be available at the exhibit for your
convenience. The CMS will forward any orders to the corresponding
company after the meeting. Books and other materials that will be
displayed at this Joint Exhibit will be donated to the host
Membership Booth and Book Display: We invite participants to
visit the CMS Membership Booth and Book Display. A representative
will be available from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on December 11 and 12
and from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on December 13 to answer questions
about membership, future meetings, publications, and other programs.
The booth is located in the registration area.
Table: In response to members' suggestions, this table will be
set up in the registration area for information of interest to
participants. Please send a copy of your announcement to the CMS
Meetings Coordinator, 577 King Edward, Suite 109, Ottawa, Ontario,
Canada K1N 6N5, facsimile (613) 565-1539, E-mail
announcements require prior approval. Once approved, the delegate may
display up to 100 copies of the announcement. The delegate is
responsible for providing all copies for display and for removing any
remaining copies before 3:00 p.m. on the last day of the meeting.
After that time, all remaining material will be discarded.
may not be posted in the registration or meeting area. Personal
distribution of announcements and announcements of events competing
in time or place with the meeting program are not permitted.
table is not meant for material promoting products or services for
sale. Those wishing to promote products for sale should contact the
Meetings Coordinator for information on the Joint Exhibit.
Submission of Abstracts
Abstracts of talks will be published on-line and in the meeting programme.
Speakers are asked to submit their abstracts as soon as possible. The deadline for submission of abstracts is October 10, 2004. The organizers appreciate the cooperation of all speakers in observing this important deadline.
Abstracts must be submitted electronically, either by using the on-line form or by sending a file to
The subject line should contain the session name; the body of the email should contain the speaker's name, affiliation, email address, title of talk and abstract, using LaTeX coding, if possible.
For contributed papers, to better assist organizers, please include the 2000 AMS Subject Classification (http://www.ams.org/msc/).
registration form is also available from:
577 King Edward, Suite 109
CANADA K1N 6N5
for pre-registration may be made by cheque, or by VISA or MasterCard.
Although registration fees are given in Canadian dollars,
participants may send cheques in US dollars by contacting their
financial institution for the current exchange rate.
note that payment must be received in Ottawa on or before
November 1 in order to qualify for reduced rates. In order for your
payment to be processed before the meeting, it should be received by
Members with grants
Members without grants
(free for plenary/prize lecturers)
= Canadian Mathematical Society
AMS = American Mathematical
MAA = Mathematical Association of America
whether to pre-register or wait until you arrive? Here are some
advantages to pre-registering.
can take advantage of reduced fees until the early registration
deadline (see above)
name would appear on the list of participants on our web site
Meeting Kit will be waiting for you at the reception on Friday
waiting in line early Saturday morning to process your registration!
tickets are available now but may no longer be available on site
all these reasons, we encourage you to pre-register,
whether it be before or after the early registration deadline. If
you'd like to pre-register and enjoy the above benefits, please visit
our web site to use our online
wishing to cancel their registration must notify the CMS Executive
Office in writing before November 30 to receive a refund less a $40
processing fee. Those whose contributed paper has not been accepted
will upon request be fully refunded.
Do you qualify for free CMS membership?
AMS or a MAA member who registers at a semi-annual meeting of the CMS
and who is not a member of the CMS, is eligible for a one-time only,
one-year free membership in the CMS.
you qualify, please visit the CMS booth to complete a membership
application form. Please provide proof of current AMS or MAA
membership. This offer applies to new members only.
is recommended that bookings
be made early in order to avoid disappointment. All participants must
make their own reservations. Blocks of rooms will be held at the
locations given below until November 8, 2004. Reservations
made after this date will be on a space available basis. Rates are
per room per night and are quoted in Canadian dollars. The conference
rate is usually available up to three days before and after the
meeting; please quote the Group code. Reservations must be guaranteed
by a one-night deposit or a major credit card.
Rue de La Gauchetière Ouest, Montréal, QC H5A
Applicable taxes: 7% GST, 7.5% PST, $2.00 occupancy tax per
Group code: Canadian Mathematical Society
(514) 878 2332, toll free: 1 800 445-8667
Fax: (514) 878-3881
$15.00 per day, $22.00 per day for Valet parking
||Regular deluxe room, single or double occupancy
||each additional adult
||Executive floor rooms (access to lounge), single occupancy
||Executive floor rooms (access to lounge), double occupancy
is no charge for children, 18 and under, when they occupy the same
room as their parents or grandparents.
Western Hotel Europa
Rue Drummond, Montréal, QC H3G 1V7
corner of Ste-Catherine,
10 minutes walk to Hilton Bonaventure Hotel
Applicable taxes: 7%
GST, 7.5% PST, 2.31% tourism tax
Group code: 161285 or Canadian
Phone: (514) 866-6492; toll-free 1 800
361-3000 (after 5th ring call is routed to the Best
Western Head Office and regular rates might apply)
$17.00 per day with in/out privilege, $20.00 for minivans
bed, single or double occupancy
$10.00 each additional
Complimentary use of health spa.
under 12 stay for free when they occupy the same room as their
Avenue du Parc, Montréal, QC H2X 3P8
Applicable taxes: 7 %
GST, 7.5% PST
Phone: (514) 398-3471
Fax: (514) 398-4521
$8.00 overnight (4:00 p.m. to 9:00 a.m.) or $15.00 for 24 hours,
tickets available at the front desk
$94.55 Single and double occupancy
$10.00 each additional person
Complimentary continental breakfast for 2 included
$4.00 for each additional continental breakfast
no cheques accepted
making your reservation, please clarify payment and cancellation
policies as these vary from hotel to hotel. You should get a
confirmation number for future reference.
information regarding accommodation choices will be posted to the
meeting web site as it becomes available.
regarding available child care may be provided by the meeting hotels.
Advance research and arrangements are recommended.
contact the hotels directly to make enquiries. Additional information
will be posted to the meeting web site as it becomes available.
Detailed information regarding McGill University, the City of Montreal, and the Province of Quebec, including tourism information, local weather and climate, site and street maps, and itineraries for self-guided tours, are available at the following websites:
funds are available to partially fund the travel and accommodation
costs for bona fide graduate students at a Canadian or other
university. Preference is given to Canadian students. To apply for
this funding, applicants should submit a letter written by their
supervisor or departmental graduate advisor, providing the following:
name of student, area of study and level, how the student will
benefit from the meeting, whether or not the student be speaking, and
what support is available from other sources.
letter should be sent before October 10, 2004 and may be emailed to
Applicants will be notified early in November of the funding
successful, the student will receive a cheque for reimbursement of
expenses after the meeting and upon completion and submission of the
standard Travel Expense Claim Form, along with appropriate original
more information, please contact the Meeting Committee at
Support from the following is gratefully acknowledged. Additional information regarding support for this meeting will be posted to the meeting web site as it becomes available.
McGill University, Provost
McGill University, Dean of Science
McGill University, Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Centre de recherches mathématiques
CRM, Analysis Laboratory
The Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical Sciences
Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences
The Canadian Mathematical Society wishes to acknowledge the contributions of the Meeting Committee.