Why be a member?
As things stand, FoCM is being run by its Board of Directors, elected by the Council. Unlike other organisations, we do not have a formal membership structure, with rights (electing the governing bodies), benefits (membership services) and obligations (membership fees). This might change in the future.
Having said so, we have decided to establish a category of Participating members of FoCM. Everybody with an interest in the core activities of FoCM can be a member. But why bother?
Firstly, you will be joining a data base of colleagues with an interest in foundations of computational mathematics. This will help us to keep in contact, inform you about our activities and let us form a better-informed view of the range of interests and geographic spread of the FoCM community.
Secondly, you will receive a reduced membership price on Journal of FoCM and other FoCM publications.
Thirdly, we plan to establish in the near future "focus groups" of colleagues interested in a specific mathematical area of FoCM activity. The modus operandi of focus groups will be left in large measure to their members and organisers, but it might include the organisation of smaller meetings and research projects, exchange of information via a website and/or bulletins and the organisation of workshops at major FoCM conferences. Our membership base will be the starting point toward the formation of focus groups.
Finally, all the activities of FoCM are done on a voluntary basis, by individuals committed to this project. We like to believe that the institution of participating membership will help to bring additional colleagues into the realm of FoCM activity.
Please use the form below either to register as a new member or to amend details of an existing member.
If you cannot submit this form online or have insurmountable difficulties doing so, please contact FoCM by electronic mail.