Boise2015 Announcement and Application

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December 28, 2014

Dear Macaulay2 user,

We are organizing a Macaulay2 workshop, from Wednesday, May 27, 2015 through Saturday, May 30, 2015 with Tuesday, May 26 and Sunday, May 31 serving as the travel days. The workshop will be at Boise State University in Boise, Idaho. Activities will start first thing Wednesday morning (possibly Tuesday night). Our main funding source for this workshop is the National Science Foundation.

The purpose of the workshop is to bring Macaulay2 developers together with those who would like to share or develop their skills at writing packages for Macaulay2 and those interested in developing the corresponding mathematical algorithms. We are interested in participants with a broad range of experience with Macaulay2, from very experienced to novices. The novices will have the opportunity to learn about Macaulay2 from the more experienced participants. Some examples of projects from past workshops can be viewed at the links at the end of this email. There is ongoing work on many of the packages described there, and we hope that a few teams will propose new projects and work on them at this workshop as well.

Attendance at this workshop is by invitation only --- based on a brief application --- and all who are interested are encouraged to apply. We anticipate financial support for approximately 30-35 people. We strive to include both experienced Macaulay2 developers and people who want to gain experience in Macaulay2 --- there is no minimum amount of experience that is required in order to apply!

If you would like to attend, please apply as soon as possible at the following webpage

http://goo.gl/forms/lLWey61emd

Your application should include:

1. information about what projects/algorithms you would like to work on, and what you have done in the past. (This is the most important piece --- please put some thought into this and be as specific as possible),

2. a good estimate of travel expenses, and whether you would require financial support for housing and meals (when available), and if you will be willing to share a room. (Rooms may be in limited supply; if additional single rooms are available, and you want one, we may ask you to pay any additional cost).

3. your current institution and rank, and if you are a graduate student, your advisor's name.

Applications are due by 11:59pm on Sunday, February 15, 2015. We plan to allocate funds to participants by Friday, February 27, 2015.

Please commit to being present for the entire workshop. You will need to bring your laptop with Macaulay2 on it to the workshop. A wiki for the workshop will be created at the following webpage

http://wiki.macaulay2.com/Macaulay2/index.php?title=Boise2015_-_Main_Page

including information about travel, the workshop schedule, and Boise, Idaho.

Sincerely,

Zach Teitler, Hiro Abo, and Frank Moore, the organizers

David Eisenbud <de@msri.org>
Daniel R. Grayson <dan@math.uiuc.edu>
Michael E. Stillman <mike@math.cornell.edu>
Zach Teitler <zteitler@boisestate.edu>
Hirotachi Abo <abo@uidaho.edu>
Frank Moore <moorewf@wfu.edu>