Scope and Style
NII International Meetings follow the style of the Dagstuhl Seminars. A meeting usually lasts for four days (Monday to Thursday) or shorter. It is initiated by at most three organizers (one from Asia), established leaders in their field, representing the different communities invited to the Seminar, preferably from different institutions. NII invites on their behalf about 25 to 35 researchers of international standing from academia and industry.
An NII International Meeting typically does not come with a fixed program. Instead, the pace and the program are guided by topics and presentations that evolve through discussions. In particular, NII does not require participants to submit a paper for presentation, or to give a presentation at all. On the contrary, NII encourages to present new ideas and work in progress.
All administrate work of a meeting will be supported by the NII team in the preparation phase and during the seminars themselves, so that the organizers can focus on choosing research topics and selecting active researchers for the meeting.
*We held the Grace International Meeting on Bidirectional Transformations in 2008, for the first stage of NII Shonan Meetings.