The International Congress of Women Mathematicians 2014 (ICWM 2014) is an associated meeting of the 27th *International Congress of Mathematicians 2014 (ICM 2014) which will be held from August 13-21, 2014 in Seoul, Korea. The purpose of the ICWM 2014 is to bring together women mathematicians and supporters of women in mathematical sciences from around the world to showcase the mathematical contributions of women, to exchange ideas about supporting and encouraging active careers for women in the mathematical sciences, and to provide opportunity for mathematicians to meet and talk with women in the mathematical sciences from around the world.
The ICWM 2014 meeting in Seoul will consist of two days of activities. The first day of activities are scheduled from 8 am to 5 pm on August 12th at Ewha Womans University, which is about an hour away by car or subway from the COEX convention center where the ICM 2014 will be held. The second day of activities are scheduled from 1 pm to 9 pm on August 14th at the COEX convention center. On the first day, five colloquium style talks will be given by leading women mathematicians from around the world invited at the recommendation of 16 international members of the ICWM 2014 Program Committee organized by the International Mathematical Union. In addition, there will be a poster session highlighting the latest research of selected attendees of the meeting and a panel discussion session, ICWM-Forum, highlighting important issues surrounding women mathematicians. For the second day of activities at the COEX convention center, two more colloquium style invited talks, KWMS and IMU special program sessions, and ICWM banquet are planned. The banquet is scheduled from 7 pm to 9 pm immediately following the ICM organized 2014 Emmy Noether Lecture.
The ICWM 2014 is being sponsored and organized by the Korean Women in Mathematical Sciences (KWMS) with assistance and guidance from the International Mathematical Union (IMU). In addition to organizing the meeting, the KWMS as the main sponsor will provide 100 travel grants (Together Project) to women participants of ICWM and ICM, especially from developing countries. The travel grant application process was coordinated with ICM’s Nanum Project where the goal was to provide travel grants for 1000 attendees.
The KWMS was founded in 2004 to support academic advancement and active exchange among Korean women mathematicians. With over 300 active members, KWMS sponsors and organizes activities, meetings and conferences locally and internationally to foster academic and professional growth of women mathematicians. It is hoped that through international meetings such as the ICWM 2014, a network of supporting organizations for women mathematicians in all countries can work together to support and encourage active careers for women in mathematical sciences everywhere.
Please join us in Seoul, Korea and take part in this international gathering of women in the mathematical sciences. Your participation, women or men, in support of women in the mathematical sciences will help to make ICWM 2014 a great success.
The Local Organizing Committee of ICWM 2014
*The International Congress of Mathematicians, which is held every four years for 9 days is the largest conference for the topic of mathematics in the world. It is hosted by the International Mathematical Union (IMU) and the most prestigious prizes in mathematics, the Fields Medals, the Nevanlinna Prize, the Gauss Prize, and the Chern Medal are awarded during the congress' opening ceremony. Seoul ICM 2014 will be the twenty-seventh meeting since its first historical, foundational meeting in Zurich in 1897.