Welcome Letter

On behalf of the chancellor of the University of Seville, we welcome you to the web of the University of Seville’s candidacy to organize the 8th European Congress of Mathematics, of the European Mathematical Society, from July 20th to 24th, 2020.

This candidacy is backed by the Royal Spanish Mathematical Society (RSME), and will be developed within the Institute of Research in Mathematics of the University of Seville (IMUS).

The Organizing Committee is formed by ten Andalusian Mathematicians, five women and five men coming from different areas of Mathematics, having a high research activity, experience in organizing research events and a promising future.

The Committee will be helped in its task by several institutions and organizations from Spain and Seville, which have expressed their strong support to this candidacy. They include political institutions (Major of Seville, Government of the province of Seville, Regional Government of Andalusia, Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness), academic institutions (the main Spanish Mathematical Societies: RSME, SEMA, SEIO and SCM, Royal Academy of Sciences of Seville, Faculty of Mathematics of Seville with support from the eight Mathematical Departments of the University, Spanish Association of Students in Mathematics), and social institutions (Sevilla Congress & Conventions Bureau, Chamber of Commerce of Seville). Of course the University of Seville will provide all its facilities, expertise and advice, in order to make this Congress a big success.

Organizing Committee

Juan González-Meneses López
Head of the Organizing CommitteeUniversity of Seville

Head of Dept. of Algebra
Research Committee of the University of Seville

Mirta Castro SmirnovaUniversity of Seville

Dept. of Applied Mathematics II

Isabel Fernández DelgadoUniversity of Seville

Dept. of Applied Mathematics I
ICM 2010 Invited Speaker
RSME Scientific Committee (2010-2015)

Enrique D. Fernández NietoUniversity of Seville

Dept. of Applied Mathematics I

Francisco Gancedo GarcíaUniversity of Seville

Dept. of Mathematical Analysis
ERC Starting Grant

Andrés Jiménez LosadaUniversity of Seville

Dept. of Applied Mathematics II

Victoria Martín MárquezUniversity of Seville

Dept. of Mathematical Analysis

María Ángeles Rodríguez BellidoUniversity of Seville

Dept. of Differential Equations and Numerical Analysis

Magdalena Rodríguez PérezUniversity of Granada

Dept. of Geometry and Topology
Member of RSME Governing Board

Antonio Rojas LeónUniversity of Seville

Dept. of Algebra
Member of RSME Governing Board

The members of the Organizing Committee will be in charge of the following subcommittees:

  • Head of the organizing committee: Coordination of all subcommittees. Contact with EMS. Responsible of all decisions.
  • Deputy Head of the organizing committee: Same tasks as the head of the organizing committee. Act as head of the organizing committee when needed.
  • Program committee: Coordination with Scientific Committee. Organization of parallel sessions. Elaboration of Schedule. Edition of abstracts book. Organization of Poster session.
  • Proceedings committee: Manuscripts collection and revision. Coordination with EMS Publishing House.
  • Grants committee: Determination of criteria for eligibility. Selection of grants holders.
  • Sponsoring committee: Search and agreements with possible sponsors.
  • Satellite events committee: Determination of conditions for satellite events. Elaboration of call. Contact with local organizers. Monitoring of events.
  • Conference venue committee: Coordination with venues’ staff. Coordination with PCO on congress staff and volunteers.
  • Social events committee: Organization of congress dinner. Organization of tourist visit. Entertainment at opening ceremony and congress dinner. Organization of other social events.
  • Communications committee: Promotion of the congress. Promotion of grants call. Promotion of satellite events call. Communication strategy. Contact with media. Edition of Scientific Magazine.

Some Technical Secretariat duties will be undertaken by a Professional Conference Organizer (PCO), Grupo Pacífico, who will provide its professional experience, and will work in close collaboration with our staff providing, among others, the following services:

  • Congress promotion Registration process Accommodation management Web design
  • Printing Signs Transport In-situ attendance

Grupo Pacífico is an experienced company, which organizes more than 70 congresses every year.

Satellite Conference

Satellite conferences play an essential role among scientific activities surrounding the celebration of every ECM. We will encourage members of the European Mathematics community to get involved in the organization of satellite conferences of the 8ECM. Satellite conferences will be announced through the 8ECM channels.

There will be calls for proposals of satellite events. An international projection of the proposals will be required. A further requisite will be that participants of the 8ECM should enjoy some privileges in registering for the satellite conferences. In particular, organizers of satellite conferences will agree to grant at least 20% discount on registration for participants of the 8ECM.

Mathematicians in different Spanish universities have already committed to propose satellite conferences on different topics for the 8ECM. As an example, some members of the Math Institute of the University of Granada (IEMath-GR) would propose at least two conferences: one on Differential Geometry/Geometric Analysis and one on Nonlocal Partial Differential Equations.

In Spain there is a number of Thematic Research Networks, which are financed by the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness under the call “Excellence Networks”. The main goal of these Networks is to organize events and actions to increase the interaction between the distinct Research Groups belonging to it. There are currently 17 such Thematic Networks in Mathematics. The Organizing Committee will contact these Networks and encourage them to organize Satellite Conferences on their respective topics.

The General Assembly of CIMPA has agreed in its latest meeting to allow one of the 2020 Research School to take place exceptionally in Spain as a satellite event of the ECM. This will help attracting the participation of mathematicians from developing countries in the Congress.

Program & Topics

The program of the congress will cover all areas of theoretical and applied mathematics and will be decided by the Scientific Committee of the Conference. We will host Plenary Lectures, Invited Lectures, Prize Lectures and several special Lectures and sessions, Mini-Symposia and Thematic Sessions, as well as Poster Sessions.

The social part of the program includes a Congress banquet and a tourist visit to the Alcázar. The Alcázar of Seville is a UNESCO world heritage site, and it is the oldest royal palace currently in use in Europe

Registration Congress

Registrations will be open a few months before the event

Due to high temperatures at lunch time, it is more comfortable for participants to stay at the building during warmer hours, and enjoy the great selection of Bars and Restaurant at the city center for dinner. For that reason, we will provide lunch for all participants at the Congress main venue, covered by the Congress fee. On the other hand, the Congress Banquet will be optional, hence not covered fully by the Congress fee, although the Organization will cover part of the cost: Participants will enjoy a reduced price of 50€ for regular participants and 20€ for students.

For accompanying people, on the contrary, it would be less natural to move to the Congress Venue to have lunch every day. Hence the Congress fee for an accompanying person will cover the Congress Banquet, but neither the lunch meals nor the coffee breaks.

  • Standard

  • 340 €

  • 380 €

  • EMS members

  • 272 €

  • 304 €

  • Students

  • 170 €

  • 190 €

  • Accompanying person

  • 190 €

  • 190 €

Delegate’s bag, note pad and pen
Pen-drive (full programme and abstracts)
City bus card
Reception cocktail at Maestranza Theater
Lunch meals from Tuesday to Friday
2 coffee breaks /day (except Monday morning)
Tourist visit
City bus card
Welcome cocktail at Maestranza Theater
Congress Banquet
Tourist visit

Congress Grants

Around 100 grants will be offered to mathematicians from less favoured countries. Each grant will cover the registration fee and travel and accommodation expenses.


The main venue of the Congress would be the School of Engineering of the University of Seville,
Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería de Sevilla - ETSI

  • Main venue

    The venue of the Congress would be the School of Engineering of the University of Seville (Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería de Sevilla - ETSI). A magnificent building located at Isla de la Cartuja, the area of the city in which the Universal Exposition of 1992 took place, and which later became the Technological Park of Seville. It was built for the 1992 Exposition as the Pavilion of 16 American countries, and it hosts the School of Engineering of the University of Seville since 1997.

    The School of Engineering, founded in 1963, has nearly 6,000 students and about 400 academics. The Department of Applied Mathematics II, with more than 40 academics, is located at this School.

    Several large conferences, and many smaller ones, have been organized at this building. A particularly important example being the 1st Joint Meeting of the American Mathematical Society and the Royal Spanish Mathematical Society, held in June 2003, which had about 1,100 participants and 39 special sessions. This conference was a big success, and their organizers are actively collaborating with this candidacy. The building has a total built surface of 46,000 m2.

    The Main Hall, on the ground Floor, will be used for registration desks, areas for lunch and coffee breaks, and stands for companies and mathematical societies.

    This distribution of the ground floor has already been used for a similar event: The First Joint Meeting of the RSME and the AMS, in July 2003.

    It will host all Plenary Talks, and the Closing Ceremony. It has capacity for 710 people.

    The Online Television of the University of Seville ( http://tv.us.es/ ) will broadcast all Plenary Talks and major events, live and online. In case the Auditorium has not enough capacity for a given popular event, it will be possible to follow it in other conference rooms by closed–circuit television, and also online in any personal computer.

    The building has 48 conference and lecture rooms with a total capacity of 5,231 people. They include:

    • The Auditorium, for 710 people.
    • A conference room for more than 200 people.
    • 6 conference rooms, each one for more than 160 people.
    • The graduation room for 138 people.
    • 8 lecture rooms, each one for more than 100 people.
    • 29 lecture rooms, for between 60 and 99 people.

    There are also some meeting rooms available, in particular the ‘sala de juntas’, for 50 people.

    There is wifi access in the whole building. Those participants using EDUROAM will have immediate access. The organization will provide wifi connection to all participants. 

  • Opcional Secondary Venue

    In case it is needed, the plenary talks, as well as some of the invited talks would be scheduled at the secondary venue: Barceló Convention Center.

    Barceló Convention Center is placed at Hotel Barceló Sevilla Renacimiento, which is at 5 minutes walking (450m) from the main venue of the Congress.

    The congress would use the main Conference Hall, with capacity for 1,200 people. This hall can be divided into 3 modules, with capacity for 300, 300 and 400 people, respectively. Simultaneous invited talks and prize winners’ talks can take place at these three modules, which could be converted into a single auditorium to host the plenary talks. The conversion takes 30 minutes and would be done, if necessary, during coffee breaks.

  • Opening Ceremony

    The Maestranza Theatre is located on the banks of the River Guadalquivir, between the Real Maestranza Bullring and the Torre del Oro. It is a privileged environment which has become one of the most prestigious places of Spain, occupied the most famous opera companies in the world with the greatest singers.

    Opened in 1991, it has a seating capacity of 1,800 people and a volume space of about 20.000 m3. The theatre has the best machinery available to a European opera house, making it possible to stage the most sophisticated of productions. Its superb acoustics is suitable for any kind of performance, from opera to classical music, popular music and ballet. It has also become a venue of choice for performances by leading figures of flamenco.

    The General Manager of the Maestranza Theatre is delighted to host the opening ceremony of the 8 European Congress of Mathematics, where the Otto Neugebauer Prize, the Felix Klein Prize and ten EMS prizes will be awarded. The ceremony will be followed by a reception cocktail held at this wonderful location.

  • Supporters


    University of Seville
    Institute of Research in Mathematics
    of the University of Seville

    [Backed by]

    Royal Spanish Mathematical Society

    [With support from]

    Spanish Society of Applied Mathematics
    Spanish Society of Operational Researchs
    Catalan Mathematical Society
    Mathematics Research Institute of the University of Granada
    National Association of Students of Mathematics
    Faculty of Mathematics
    Royal academy of Sciences of Seville
    Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness
    Government of Andalusia
    Provincial Council of Seville
    City Hall of Seville
    Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Services and Navigation of Seville
    Sevilla Congress & Conventions Bureau

    General Information


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