SIAM Conference General Information

General Information

SIAM Conference on Mathematical & Computational Issues in the Geosciences (GS23)

General Information

GS23 is currently planned as a fully in-person conference.

Standard Audio-visual Set-up in Meeting Rooms

All speakers must provide their own computers; SIAM will provide an LCD projector and screen in each technical session meeting room. Please review the Guidelines for Meeting Participants, which includes a detailed Audio-Visual policy.

Internet Access

Complimentary wireless Internet access in guest rooms and meeting space will be provided.

Local Area

Visit for more information on Bergen, Norway and the surrounding area.

The average June temperature in Bergen, Norway varies between 50° F (10°C) and 63° F (17.2°C). Remember meeting room temperatures and personal comfort zones vary widely. It is recommended that you bring a sweater or jacket to the sessions.


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Poster Session

For information about preparing a poster, please visit Guidelines for Poster Presenters. See Submissions & Deadlines button for deadlines and submission information.

Poster boards are approximately 140 cm wide x 100 cm broad.

SIAM Books and Journals

Those interested in purchasing SIAM books can do so at SIAM’s online bookstore SIAM members get 30 percent off. Non-members get 20 percent off by using the code on the Titles on Display list available at the book display, when available.

Visa Information

Attendees have the responsibility to obtain a travel visa well in advance when necessary. Most people living in an EU/EEA country can visit Norway without a visa. If you live outside the EU/EEA you most likely will have to apply for a visitor's visa. You can find more information here.

Letter of Invitation

To request a letter of invitation from the sponsoring organization (SIAM), please do the following:

Confirmed authors in need of a Letter of Invitation to assist in the visa application process, please fill out the Letter of Invitation Request Form. Please allow three to four weeks for processing and delivery.

If you are not planning to present or are not yet an accepted author and need a letter of invitation before acceptance notifications are sent, please fill out Letter of Invitation Request Form AND email the following information to SIAM Conferences:

  • Brief curriculum vitae (including your date of birth and a list of publications over the past 3 years).
  • Brief statement why attending would help your research and career.
  • Letter of recommendation. Have a senior person (e.g. Ph.D. advisor, head of department, president of a mathematical society) write a brief letter of recommendation on appropriate letterhead. This letter is not needed if you have a minimum of twelve entries in MathSciNet or other suitable professional database. If you are using MathSciNet, please state so and include your “MR Author ID” in your message to [email protected]. If using another professional database, provide the name of the database and associated ID or URL in your message to [email protected].

To request a letter of invitation from the local host, please contact [email protected].