How to organize a Mini-symposium

The mini-symposia will be mainly organized by volunteers. The duration of mini-symposium talks is also 20 minutes. The length of mini-symposium talks and contributed talks will be the same.

To submit a mini-symposium proposal, the mini-symposium organizer should send an email to the organizers (see the contact section) with the following information:

  • Name of the organizer(s) along with his/her affiliation and email address.
  • Preliminary list of mini-symposium speakers.
  • Topics of the mini-symposium and a brief description of the intended presentations (titles and abstracts would be submitted later and new participants could be added later).

Note that the mini-symposium organizer may, but need not be, one of the speakers. Moreover, the organizer is expected to serve as the session chair of his/her own mini-symposium. The deadline for submission of mini-symposium proposals is May 15th, 2014. Mini-symposium proposals acceptance notification in one week after the submission.

If your proposal is accepted, speakers in your mini-symposium will have until June 2nd to submit abstracts of their talks.

Proposal: "Orthogonal polynomials in Approximation Theory"

Our colleagues Professors Juan José Moreno-Balcázar (balcazar(at), Universidad de Almería, Spain), Teresa E. Pérez (tperez(at), Universidad de Granada, Spain) and Miguel Piñar (mpinar(at), Universidad de Granada, Spain) are preparing a Mini-symposium entitled: Orthogonal Polynomials in Approximation Theory.

Topics: Orthogonal polynomials, special functions and applications.

Abstract: Special functions, and in particular orthogonal polynomials, play an essential role in different areas of Mathematics, Physics and other sciences. Their applications range from approximation theory to quantum mechanics, from number theory to signal analysis, and so on. Thus, special functions and orthogonal polynomials still constitute a growing research subject not only in their fundamental aspects but also in their applications.

This mini-symposium will provide a forum for presentation and discussion of several aspects of orthogonal polynomials and special functions. The aim of the mini-symposium is to provide a common meeting ground and promote the collaboration and exchange of information, ideas, and techniques between active researchers in orthogonal polynomials, special functions and related topics. Young and innovative researchers on the subject are specially welcome.

If you are interested, please contact Miguel Piñar, mpinar(at)


A book of abstracts will be given to all attendees. We will not prepare Proceedings of the Conference, but all the participants are invited to submit manuscripts (no necessarily about the subject of their talks) to the Jaen Journal on Approximation (please visit the web page of the Journal through the left-hand side menu). We very much appreciate your eventual submissions and we offer you reduced fees.