Call for Proposals to Organize ARITH-27 (2020)


Bid Submission Deadline: June 21, 2018

The ARITH Steering Committee is soliciting proposals for the organization of the 27th IEEE Symposium on Computer Arithmetic (ARITH) in the year 2020 to be held in North America. Proposals should be prepared by a Main Proposer, willing to act as the General Chair, and the local organizers. Proposals should be submitted electronically by the deadline and presented at the Steering Committee meeting to be held during ARITH-25 in Amherst, MA (USA), June 25–27, 2018. The proposals (PDF format) must be prepared according to the guidelines listed below, and sent to the Steering Committee Board, e-mail:, by June 21, 2018

Alberto Nannarelli, Jean-Michel Muller and Mike Schulte
ARITH Steering Committee Board

Guidelines for ARITH Call for Proposals

The IEEE Symposium on Computer Arithmetic (ARITH) is an annual event sponsored by the IEEE Computer Society. It is normally organized in the months of June and July. In even numbered years, it is organized in locations in North America, while in odd numbered years outside North America. Its technical sessions last for 2.5 days, usually Monday to Wednesday (noon). Social events for all attendees include a banquet and may include a welcome reception, a post-conference tour (on Wednesday afternoon) and a spouse program. Lunch is provided to attendees during the days of technical sessions.

Any ARITH proposal should contain the following mandatory items:
1. A letter of commitment from the Main Proposer to present the proposal in person at the Steering Committee meeting during the upcoming ARITH. In the same letter, the Main Proposer should acknowledge a full understanding of the ARITH bylaws1, which are mandatory for the organization of ARITH. The Main Proposer will be the General Chair of the proposed ARITH Symposium if agreed. If not the Steering Committee, in consultation with the Main Proposer, will appoint the General Chair.
2. The proposed destination and venue.
3. Proposed conference dates.
4. Estimate of the conference registration fees based on costs of the selected venue.
5. Support from local volunteers.
6. Local industrial interests in Computer Arithmetic. Indicate which of these companies are potential sponsors of the Symposium.
7. Accommodation options for professionals and students. Estimated hotel expenses.
8. International airport and local transportation.
9. Provide an analysis of the impact of holding ARITH in the proposed location on the country and region.

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