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Twelfth International Conference
The Historic Menger Hotel
San Antonio, Texas
March 4 - 8, 2007

The Alamo in San Antonio

Menger Hotel
This conference is a continuation of the earlier conferences on approximation theory held in Austin (1973, 1976, 1980, 1992), College Station (1983, 1986, 1989, 1995), Nashville (1998), St. Louis (2001), and Gatlinburg (2004). These meetings have traditionally been the main general international conferences on this topic for the past 30 years, and have been well attended by mathematicians from academia, industry, and government.

As with the previous meetings, the objective of this conference is to provide a forum for workers in the field to meet and discuss current research.

The meeting will feature seven one-hour survey lectures on topics of special current interest (including wavelets and frames, abstract approximation, nonlinear approximation, multivariate splines, subdivision methods, mathematical signal processing, and radial basis functions).

In addition, the conference will provide a forum for the awarding of the Fifth Vasil A. Popov Prize in Approximation Theory, with the winner also presenting a lecture. A proceedings containing survey papers by the invited speakers and contributed papers will be published within a year after the conference.

Plenary Speakers

Charles Chui (University of Missouri, St. Louis)
Frank Deutsch (Penn. State University)
Ron DeVore (Univ. of South Carolina)
Ming-Jun Lai (Univ. of Georgia)
Peter Oswald (International Univ., Bremen)
Gabriele Steidl (Univ. of Mannheim)
Joseph D. Ward (Texas A&M Univ.)
Winner of the Fifth Vasil A. Popov Prize

Bridge over San Antonio River

San Antonio's Tower of the Americas
The venue for the conference is San Antonio, Texas, with an abundance of vacation spots and touristy activities going on year round. The most well-known attraction is the Alamo, the site where 189 Texas defenders fought 4000 Mexican troops for 13 days during the Texas revolution against Mexico. Located just one block from the conference hotel, participants may want to take this opportunity to visit this historic site.

The nearby River Walk provides a wealth of restaurants and shops. San Antonio has many restaurants offering a wide array of cuisines. However, one should not come to San Antonio and not eat Mexican food. One of the most eye-catching restaurants is just a few blocks from the conference hotel in the Tower of the Americas. The 750-foot structure brings patrons up in glass-walled elevators to the restaurant floor which offers a full panoramic view of the city.

Other local attractions include amusement parks like Sea World and Fiesta Texas, and scores of parks and museums. Malls are also abundant around the San Antonio area with the River Center, and various shopping centers just up 281 in the Quarry, Northstar, Crossroads, and Huebner Oaks malls.

We invite you to contribute a talk in any area of approximation theory and its applications. The duration of contributed talks will depend on the number of participants and will be announced at a later date. The deadline to submit an abstract is February 17, 2007.

If you would like to attend the conference, please register. You must register online by February 17, 2007 to take advantage of a discounted registration fee.

To learn more about the conference, please click here.

Organizing Committee

Mike Neamtu and Larry Schumaker
(Center for Constructive Approximation, Vanderbilt University)

San Fernando Church

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