The Interuniversity Seminar on Research in the Mathematical Sciences (SIDIM) has been taking place in Puerto Rico for moreImagen promoción ha actividad 35to Seminario Interuniversitario de Investigación en Ciencias Matemáticasthan three.  SIDIM brings together, professors, teachers, graduate and undergraduate students of mathematics, computer science and related fields from different institutions around the country, with the aim of disseminating and discussing their most recent research findings. Its intense and varied scientific program provides an interesting look of the state-of-the-art of mathematical research in Puerto Rico. It includes plenary talks, mini-symposiums, concurrent talks and poster sessions in the areas of pure and applied mathematics, statistics, mathematics education and computer science. The SIDIM is celebrated annually with a typical participation of about 200 people and the venue of the event is rotated between campuses of private and public universities in Puerto Rico.

The 35th SIDIM will be held the 6-7 of March 2020 at the University of Puerto Rico at Cayey. The plenary talks and several parallel sessions will be on topics related to Data Science and Machine Learning and its applications to Physical and Life Sciences. As usual we will have parallel sessions for mini-symposiums, posters and contributed presentations in other topics in mathematics, applied mathematics, statistics, computer science, and math education.

Invited Presentations:

Mini-symposiums on special topics.

  • Contributed talks on research in pure and applied mathematics, computer science, statistics, and math education.
  • Poster sessions.
  • Exhibition booths for book and computer companies, and graduate universities student recruiters. (See our sponsors list.)


Additional information can be obtained by electronic mail at| or by phone by calling (787) 850-0000 Ext. 9386 | (787) 738-2161 Ext. 2029. All the information regarding accepted papers will be published here. This document is published by the Organizing Committee of the SIDIM 2020.

Instructions for abstract submission

Contributed and Poster Presentations: We invite participants to submit abstracts of contributed or poster presentations in the following areas: mathematics (pure or applied), computer science, mathematics education and statistics.

Mini-symposiums: We invite those participants interested in organizing a mini-symposium to submit a proposal to the SIDIM Committee by no later than the due date listed at the bottom of this page. Mini-symposium organizers will select the topics to be addressed, obtain speakers for those topics, decide with each speaker on the title of his/her presentation, and provide other information as needed. SIDIM and the conference organizing committee will not be able to waive the registration fee for mini-symposium organizers and speakers or reimburse their expenses. Therefore, mini-symposium organizers should make no financial commitments on behalf of SIDIM to speakers when organizing their mini-symposium.

The abstracts for contributed and poster presentations as well as for mini-symposiums must be submitted to the SIDIM Organizing Committee at

Abstracts may be submitted in any of the common formats: TeX, Latex (preferred), MS Word. For writing style please use the following document as a guideline: Abstract-Template.

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The abstracts must be received by:

February 15, 2020 (deadline extended)



The abstract proposal must be related to the topics listed above. The presentations will last twenty (25) minutes (20 minutes for presentation and 5 minutes for questions). Except for the keynotes that will be 50 minutes and choose by the SIDIM Organizing Committee.


Posters should be prepared with the following dimensions: 4 feet high x 3 feet wide (48 inches x 36 inches). Participants will be responsible for bringing your printed poster. Poster boards will be provided by the SIDIM Organizing Committee.


The Organizing Committee of the SIDIM 2020 invites interested parties to submit proposals for thematic sessions (mini-symposiums).



SIDIM’s Thematic Sessions (Mini-symposiums) provide a mechanisms to gather common interest groups of the proponents on subjects that may not have enough numbers to organize a separate congress, thus avoiding the complexities of the organization of a full meeting.


A Thematic Session may be:

  • Focused: specialized in a research current subject. Its main purpose is the discussion between peers that reflect or could evolve in collaborative research.
  • International: with participants from different countries and/or regions showing diverse approaches to a research area.
  • Tutorials: with the purpose of communicating the state of the art on a subject to an audience not necessarily familiar to that area.
  • Educational: about undergraduate and graduate mathematical education. This may include curricular development and/or assessment, professional development and projects formulated for, or produced by, developing mathematicians.


A Thematic Session or Mini symposium consists of four talks in a two hours period. The organizer will start the session with an overview of the session content. The first 40 minutes talk consists of a panoramic view of the subject by a person of recognized authority by the intended audience. Three 25 minutes sessions will follow with talks on the specialized area. All four periods should allow for at least five minutes of questions and/or discussion.

Proposal content:

A proposal for a Thematic Session of Mini-symposium should submit the following information:

  • Title: Describe the subject area as accurately and specifically as possible.
  • Organizer: Provide complete name, affiliation, postal and electronic address, and telephone number of the organizer.
  • Summary: Describe your Thematic Session or Mini symposium in about 300 words as it will appear in the congress program. A text addressed to specialists as well as to researchers from related areas is recommended. The following outline is also suggested:
    • Explain the problem area to be addressed by the speakers and its importance.
    • Identify current directions of research and methods being developed to solve problems, including their advantages and shortcomings.
    • Describe the scope of your mini-symposium.
  • Support: List the sponsors that will fund travel, housing and stipends of speakers as they should appear in the program (if applicable).
  • Speakers: List the complete names, affiliations, postal and electronic address and talk title for all proposed speakers. Talks abstracts should be provided by SIDIM’s abstract submission deadline. Be sure to mark the appropriate mini-symposium title when submitting the abstracts for the session.


  • The organizer of the mini-symposium should take special care in selecting a first speaker who could provide a panoramic view of the subject area, its open problems, and suggest possible new venues for research. Researchers with such capacity and motivations are specially welcomed to submit proposals.
  • Mini-symposium organizers are encouraged to reflect diversity and balance in the speakers’ genders and ethnic background and type of institution to which they are affiliated.
  • Speakers preferably may not have the same affiliation or be co-authors of the works being presented.
  • SIDIM inscription and activities fees are not waived for mini-symposia speakers. The organizer who wish to provide such incentive to participants should provide the corresponding payments to the SIDIM Organizing Committee.

Evaluation and deadlines:

The proponents should send proposals to by January 31, 2020. SIDIM’s Technical Committee will evaluate the proposals for thematic sessions and notify organizers of final approval.

Additional Information:

For additional information you may contact the SIDIM 2020 Organizing Committee by email, or by phone at (787) 850-9386.

The registration fees for the SIDIM are:

Before and to February 15, 2020 After February 15, 2020
Regular Participant
(including speakers)
$30 $35
Student $15 $20


You may submit your payment using Paypal:

SIDIM 2020 Early Registration

Or you may send a check or money order payable to SIDIM by regular mail to the following address:


Attention: Pablo Negrón
University of Puerto Rico
Department of Mathematics
Call Box 860
Humacao, PR 00792

To register for the SIDIM 2019 you must complete the electronic registration form below. After completing the registration, if you have not done so, please proceed with your registration payment.

Universtiy of Puerto Rico at Cayey

205 Calle Antonio R. Barceló
Cayey, 00736, Puerto Rico



Where to stay? – hotel recommendation:

Four Points by Sheraton, Caguas Real Hotel & Casino: Website address

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Permanent Committee:

  • President:
    Dr. Pablo Negrón
    Mathematics Department
    University of Puerto Rico at Humacao
  • Secretary:
    Dr. Mayteé Cruz
    Associate Professor
    Mathematics-Physics Department
    University of Puerto Rico at Cayey
  • Treasurer:
    Dr. Angel Cruz
    Mathematics Department
    University of Puerto Rico – Mayagüez Campus
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Local Organizing Committee:

Dr. Mayteé Cruz
Dr. Moisés Delgado
Dr. Danilo Barrionuevo
Dr. Fernando Betancourt
Prof. Nidza Vicente
Prof. Margarita Santiago
Prof. Coralia Crespo
Dr. Waldo Torres
Dr. José Alonso
Dr. Juan M. López Encarnación
Dr. Errol Montes

Mathematics-Physics Department
University of Puerto Rico at Cayey

  • Submission of abstracts: February 15, 2020
  • Acceptance notification: February 15, 2020
  • Full registration (including fees payment): February 21, 2020


Department of Mathematics-Physics, University of Puerto Rico at Cayey

Exhibit Booths and Advertisemen

Logo de Puerto Rico Space Grant Consortium (NASA)

Logo del Instituto de Investigaciones Interdisciplinarias UPR Cayey

Logo del Departamento de Matemática-Física, UPR Cayey


For additional information you may contact the SIDIM 2020 Organizing Committee by email, or by phone at (787) 850-9386.

SIDIM 2020 Sponsors

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