The 8th Annual Meeting of SIAM Central States Section

The eighth SIAM Central States Section Annual Meeting will be held on Oct. 7-8, 2023, on the campus of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Since its foundation in 2014, the SIAM Central States Section (SIAM-CSS) serves SIAM members in eight central U.S. states: Arkansas, Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, and Oklahoma. The annual meeting, which attracts over 200 participants, aims to promote applied and computational mathematics by providing a platform for researchers and practitioners at all stages of their careers to exchange ideas and foster collaborations. The majority of the participants are members of the growing SIAM-CSS community, including faculty, postdoc researchers and graduate students from the 30 universities and 12 SIAM student chapters in the eight central states.

The eighth SIAM-CSS Annual Meeting in Lincoln will provide an opportunity for researchers to facilitate a transfer of knowledge and exchange of ideas among specialists in applied mathematics, numerical analysis, scientific computing, and related applied fields. The conference’s interdisciplinary nature will provide avenues for collaborations between researchers in the Central States region and beyond. In addition, the conference will particularly promote the participation of early career mathematicians from all over the U.S., thereby influencing the research interests and directions of those researchers attending the event. In particular, the conference offers an opportunity for early career faculty members, postdocs, and graduate students to showcase their research results, exchange ideas with people from different disciplines, and gain experience to improve their skills in communication and presentation. The conference aims to invite, encourage, and support participation from researchers from historically underrepresented groups, and faculty from institutions where opportunities to attend major research conferences might be limited. Six out of the eight central states, including Nebraska, are EPSCoR states, and this conference will play an important role in stimulating research activities in applied and computational mathematics in these states.

Important Dates

August 15, 2023 (extended): Mini-symposium proposal deadline for organizers.

August 31, 2023 (extended): Contributed talks and poster presentation deadline.

August 31, 2023: Financial support application deadline.

September 3, 2023: Early bird conference registration deadline.

General Registration

Until September 3

$120 Starting September 4


Student Registration

Until September 3

$60 Starting September 4


Complete Registration Payment Request Travel Support

Registration payment should be completed in addition to completing registration on the google form (link above).


We are currently soliciting submissions of Minisymposium Proposals. Each Minisymposium may have up to 4 sessions. Each session will consist of 4 talks (20 minutes for each talk). Minisymposium proposals can be submitted (as a pdf file) to the address,

The deadline for the submission of Minisymposium proposals is July 24, 2023.

Contributed Talks and Poster Presentations

In addition, we are soliciting contributed talks; each contributed talk will be of 20 minutes duration. The deadline for the submission of titles and abstracts for contributed talks and Poster Presentations is July 31, 2023.

Plenary Speakers

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Lorena Bociu
North Carolina State University

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Sunčica Čanić
University of California, Berkeley

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Chun Liu
Illinois Institute of Technology

Parking and Meeting Location

A campus parking map can be found here.


  • If you are staying at the Graduate Hotel and arrive early enough you can park your car in the Graduate hotel parking garage. (The cost will be added to your hotel bill and direct-billed to the Department.) It is then a 10-15 minute walk to Burnett Hall.
  • For on campus parking, there are some 50 metered parking stalls located in the parking lot west of Avery Hall and south of the stadium. (The lot is labelled F4/D2 on the campus map.) The meters are free after 12pm on Saturday and all day on Sunday. However, these stalls tend to fill up quickly.
  • Another on campus option is to park in the Stadium Drive parking garage just west of the stadium and the metered lot mentioned above. The cost is hourly ($1 per hour, I think) with a maximum of $7 per day.


  • If you are staying at the Graduate, you can leave your car in the hotel parking garage (even if you check out) and walk to Burnett Hall.
  • You can park in the metered spots in the lot west of Avery (free all day). You can also park in the metered spots on Stadium Drive, which are also free on Sunday.

All talks will be held in Burnett Hall 115 on the campus of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. For those of you familiar with our department, Burnett Hall is the building immediately east of Avery Hall, where the math department is located. A campus map can be found here.

Burnett Hall

Statement of Appropriate Conduct at the SIAM CSS Annual Meeting

To provide all participants – undergraduates, graduate students, postdocs, faculty, speakers, panelists, staff, and volunteers – the opportunity to benefit from the event, the eighth SIAM CSS Annual Meeting is committed to providing a harassment-free environment for everyone, regardless of gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, ethnicity, religion, or other group identity.

The eighth SIAM CSS Annual Meeting seeks to provide an opportunity for diverse participants to learn, network, and enjoy the company of colleagues in an environment of mutual human respect. We recognize a shared responsibility to create and hold that environment for the benefit of all. Some behaviors are, therefore, specifically prohibited:

  • Harassment or intimidation based on race, religion, language, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, appearance, or other group status.
  • Sexual harassment or intimidation, including unwelcome sexual attention, stalking (physical or virtual), or unsolicited physical contact.
  • Yelling at or threatening conference participants (verbally or physically or virtually).

All participants are expected to observe these rules and behaviors in all conference venues, including social events. Participants asked to stop a hostile or harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately. Videos and screen shares must be harassment-free at all times. Conference participants seek to learn, network, and have fun. Please do so responsibly and with respect for the right of others to do likewise.

Please contact the conference organizers, or any member of the organizing committee whom you are comfortable with, if you believe you have been harassed or that a harassment problem exists. Any such reports will be investigated immediately, and appropriate actions taken, but only if desired by the person who was harassed. Reports will ultimately be directed to the Title IX Office of Institutional Equity and Compliance at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, which will determine and carry out the appropriate course of action, and may consult with and engage other UNL staff, leaders and legal counsel as appropriate.

Contact Information

If you have any questions about the conference, please email


George Avalos, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Huijing Du, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Adam Larios, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Sara McKnight, University of Nebraska-Lincoln 

Dylan McKnight, University of Nebraska-Lincoln