The South East Asian Mathematical Society initiates the SEAMS School of Mathematics as a series of intensive 7-day workshop. The purpose of this school is to provide opportunity for undergraduate as well as master students to have an advanced learning experience in mathematics, and to introduce a research-based learning. This school can be also considered as a preparation for students to be able to attend the CIMPA Schools.

A leading academic institution or national mathematical society from each country member of SEAMS is eligible to hold such a school under a selection procedure. The subject of SEAMS school must correspond to prior on-site research and/or advanced teaching work. It must have a foreseeable development in the region.

Each year, there are 4-5 SEAMS schools to be organized in this region. The proposals for conducting these schools should be submitted to the SEAMS School Committee for the evaluation. Every SEAMS school is intended to serve 30-40 participants from local students as well as students from the neighboring countries.  By this scheme, these schools will give a positive impact to the improvement of the learning quality of undergraduate and master programs.

Every SEAMS school will be partially supported by CIMPA. The local organizer of a SEAMS School is expected to search other sources of funding from local as well as international institutions.  

Since 2011, there have been five SEAMS schools conducted. The first one was the SEAMS Manila School on the Applications of Algebra and Analysis conducted by the Institute of Mathematics, University of the Philippines, 4-15 April 2011. The second one was SEAMS School “Algebraic Curves” organized by Vietnam Institute for Advanced Study in Mathematics (VIASM), Hanoi Vietnam, 8-19 July 2013. The third SEAMS School was on Numbers, Matrices and Graphs organized by Combinatorial Mathematics Research Group, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB), Bandung Indonesia, 4-16 November 2013

In 2014, there were two conducted SEAMS Schools. One school was on Stochastic Processes and Its Applications in Finance and Insurance conducted by Institut Pertanian Bogor in Bogor Indonesia, 19-27 June 2014.  The second SEAMS school in 2014 had a focus on Module Theory and Its Applications. It was held in Bandung Indonesia, 10-18 November 2014, by Algebra Research Group, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Institut Teknologi Bandung and Indonesian Algebra Society. 

In 2015, there were six SEAMS Schools consisting of SEAMS Schools on 
  1. Combinatorics, 9-20 March 2015, Institute of Mathematics, Hanoi Vietnam 
  2. Number Theory and Applications in Cryptography and Coding Theory, 31 August - 8 Sept 2015, Uni. Science, Vietnam National University, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam 
  3. Modelling and Simulation for the Environmental Phenomena, 7-15 September 2015, Universitas Sanata Dharma, Yogyakarta, Indonesia 
  4. Coding and Graph, 28 September - 6 October 2015, Universitas Hasanuddin, Makassar, Indonesia, 
  5.  Algebras and Their Applications, 2-10 November 2015, INSPEM UNiveristi Putra Malaysia, KL, Malaysia, and 
  6.  Some Aspects of Representation Theory, 9-17 November 2015, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

In 2016, there were seven SEAMS Schools consisting of SEAMS Schools on: 

  1. Algebraic Geometry, 28 February - 11 March 2016, VAST, Hanoi Vietnam
  2. Mathematical & Numerical Modeling for Wave Dynamics, 1-9 June 2016, Institut Teknologi Bandung,  Indonesia
  3. Topics in Analysis and Applications, 29 June - 7 July 2016, Institute of Mathematics, UP Philippines
  4. Topics in Stochastic Analysis, 3-11 August 2016, Universitas SanataDharma, Yogyakarta Indonesia
  5. Spatio Temporal Mining and Optimization Modeling, 9-19 August 2016, Universitas Padjajaran, Bandung Indonesia
  6. Cryptography: Foundations and New Directions, 24 November - 2 December 2016, VIASM and University of Science, Vietnam National University, Vietnam
  7. Functional Analysis and Differential Equations, 22 - 30 Dec 2016, National University of Laos, Vientiane, Laos.

In 2017, there are four SEAMS schools, see for the details on the page of "Current Schools". If you are interested in attending one of these SEAMS schools, then you may directly contact to the Person in Charge of this school. Please also see the website of the school.

If you are interested in submitting a proposal for conducting a SEAMS school in 2018, then you can submit your proposal for conducting a 2018 SEAMS School to Dr. Victor Tan (mattanv@nus.edu.sg) and cc to Prof. Ling San (lingsan@ntu.edu.sgbefore September 30th, 2017. The decision will be made on November 10th, 2017.

In the following, we provide the roadmap of SEAMS schools and the format of the proposals and reports: 

All SEAMS Schools are sponsored by:


Last updated: 13 December 2015.