I just got the following e-mail. People should definitely think about doing something like this – the workshop I went to organized by Richard Zach on “Mathematical Methods in Philosophy” was great, and I think there’s plenty of potential here for fruitful cross-disciplinary collaboration:
The Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery (BIRS) is currently accepting proposals for its 2009 programme. The deadline for 5-day Workshop and Summer School
proposals is October 1, 2007.
Full information and guidelines are available at the website
Proposal submissions should be made online at:
BIRS will be again hosting a 48-week scientific programme in 2009. The Station provides an environment for creative interaction and the exchange of ideas, knowledge, and methods within the mathematical, statistical, and computing sciences, and with related disciplines and industrial sectors. Each week, the station will be running either a full workshop (42 people for 5 days) or two half-workshops (20 people for 5 days). As usual, BIRS provides full accomodation, board, and research facilities at no cost to the invited participants, in a setting conducive to research and collaboration.
Scientific Director, Banff International Research Station