Important dates

Deadline for submission (extended)
April 29th, 2016
Notification to authors
June 1st, 2016
Camera-ready version
June 15th, 2016
Conference
July 25th-28th, 2016

Accommodation

Rooms

The following hotels are close to the conference site and offer lower prices for events related to UQAM. Please do not forget to ask for the special fare UQAM when making your reservation (prices might change without notice):

Restaurants

A pdf file listing the restaurants close to the conference site can be downloaded here (Please keep in mind that prices can change without notice).

Venue

Access

Montreal Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (formerly Montreal–Dorval International Airport) is the main Canadian airport east of the Great Lakes.

International destinations include daily flights to and from Amsterdam, Frankfurt, London, Paris, Rome and Brussels.

During the high season more of the European capitals are connected by direct flights: Athens, Barcelona, Dublin and Madrid. Direct flights are also available from Bordeaux, Lyon, Marseille, Nantes, Nice and Toulouse, during the high season until October.

Montreal

The city of Montreal, built on an island at the confluence of two magnificent rivers, the St. Lawrence and Ottawa rivers, was the node of communication and trade for indigenous peoples, and became, after the European colonization, the main harbour for supporting the developing economy.

The visitors of the largest French-speaking city outside Europe will be surprised by its cultural diversity. Not only could one access to services in English (the other official language in Canada), but often will be surprised to hear other languages as well. Indeed, the majority (57%) of Montrealers speak both French and English while around 24% of Montrealers speak a third language, either mother language or language integrated by proximity.

It is also a city of festivals. Well known for its Jazz Festival in July and its World Film Festival at the end of August, it hosts not less than 40 festivals or events during the year, most of them occurring during the Summer.

The academic world and particularly the graduate studies are well developed and organized within the four universities hosted mostly downtown, in the heart of the city:

  1. Université du Québec à Montréal (French)
  2. Université de Montréal (French)
  3. McGill University (English)
  4. Concordia University (English)

In addition there are two engineering schools and one administration school:

  1. École Polytechnique (French)
  2. École de technologie supérieure (French)
  3. École des hautes études commerciales (French)

Around 100,000 students are attending these institutions, and approximately 20,000 of them are graduate students following a M.Sc or PhD program.

Important organizations

Teaching activities in mathematics and theoretical computer science are coordinated by the Institut des Sciences Mathématiques (ISM), a consortium of nine universities (Concordia University, Université Laval, McGill University, Université de Montréal, UQAM, UQTR, Université de Sherbrooke, Bishop's University and HEC Montréal) for training and collaboration in the mathematical sciences. Its three main aims are the following:

  1. Enhance training and research by integrating member researchers into eleven inter-university scientific groups and hiring exceptional postdoctoral fellows;
  2. Contribute to a top level graduate education by coordinating advanced Master's and Ph.D courses, encouraging excellence among graduate students and initiating gifted undergraduates to mathematical research through a variety of scholarships, and organizing seminars and conferences
  3. Promote and spread mathematical knowledge among teachers, young students and the general public by publishing and distributing the magazine Accromath, and by organizing conferences in cegeps.

The ISM is funded by Quebec's ministère de l'Éducation, de l'Enseignement supérieur et de la recherche, as well as its nine member universities.

The Centre de Recherches Mathématiques (CRM) was founded in 1968. Currently under the direction of professor Luc Vinet, the CRM's mandate is to serve as a national centre for fundamental research in mathematics and their applications. The CRM's scientific personnel includes more than one hundred members and postdoctoral fellows. Further, the Centre hosts from year to year a large number of guest researchers. With its world-renowned thematic programming introduced by the CRM in the 80's, its scientific workshops and outreach activities, its 1,500 annual visiting scientists from around the world, and nine laboratories directly involving 170 researchers from twelve major universities in Quebec and Ontario, the Centre de recherches mathématiques (CRM) is a major hub for the mathematical sciences. The dual structure on which the CRM is built -- top level international scientific programming running in parallel with nine high-performance research laboratories (among which the LaCIM, the proposing organization)-- is unique in Canada. It is also unique in the world.

Transportation

Montreal transit is organized in a network of interconnected metro stations and a network of buses lines. The Montreal metro network is made up of 68 stations spread out along four lines. More information about every station can be found by clicking here.

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Below are some bus and metro fares (in C$):

Fare Regular
Monthly pass $82.00
Weekly pass $25.50
10 trips $26.50
1 trip $3.25

More ticket options can be found there.

The underground city is promoted as an important tourist attraction by most Montreal travel guidebooks, since it is an impressive urban planning achievement. Most parts are open during the entire hours of operation of the metro (5:30 AM to 1:00 AM); though many accesses are closed outside of business hours, others remain open.

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Montreal's Underground City (In French: La ville souterraine) is the set of interconnected complexes (both above and below ground) in and around downtown Montreal, Quebec, Canada. It is also known as the indoor city (ville intérieure), and is the largest underground complex in the world.

In 2004 the downtown segments of the underground city were rebranded and given the name RÉSO. The name RÉSO is a homonym of the French word réseau, or network (as in a network of tunnels). The circle and downward pointing arrow which make up the logo or symbol of the Montreal metro (and can be seen outside all metro stations) is integrated within the RÉSO logo, as the "O" at the end of the word. Schematic maps bearing the RÉSO logo are found throughout the network. The largest and best-known segment is located in the centre of downtown, delimited by the Peel and Place-des-Arts metro stations on the Green Line and the Lucien-L'Allier and Place-d'Armes stations on the Orange Line.

With over 32 kilometres (20 mi) of tunnels spread over an area of 12 square kilometres (4.6 sq mi), the 60 residential and commercial complexes comprise 3.6 square kilometres (1.4 sq mi) of floor space, including 80% of all office space and 35% of all commercial space in downtown Montreal. Services include shopping malls, hotels, banks, offices, museums, universities, seven metro stations, two commuter train stations, a bus terminal and the Bell Centre. There are more than 120 exterior access points to the underground city. Some 500,000 people use the underground city every day, especially to escape the traffic and/or Montreal's harsh winters and hot summers.