WIN2: Women in Numbers 2 (11w5075)
Chantal David (Concordia University)
Matilde Lalin (Université de Montrèal)
Michelle Manes (University of Hawaii at Manoa)
Rather than focusing on disseminating the results of established researchers, the workshop will focus on research projects that will be started during the week of the workshop and have the potential to result in on-going collaboration between the participants.
Prior to the workshop, each participant will be assigned to a working group according to her research interests, and each group will have one or two leaders who will suggest research projects and provide background reading for their groups. At the conference, there will be background lectures for each project, and a good portion of the time will be alloted for the working groups to meet and work on their project.
At the end of the week, some members of each research group will describe their group's progress as well as future directions for their work. This is the same format that was used with great success during the first WIN workshop held at BIRS in November 2008.
The total number of participants is expected to be 35-50. We hope to have as many participants as the BIRS facility can hold. We have funding available to support the travel expenses of graduate students and junior researchers without access to research grants.