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The Tenth International Conference on
Science and Mathematics Education in Developing Countries
Mandalay University, Mandalay, The Republic of the Union of Myanmar, November 10-12, 2017

(Last updated: October 3, 2017)



This is the tenth in a series of conferences on Science and Mathematics Education in Developing Countries. The purpose of the conference is to attract mathematicians from around the globe to The Republic of the Union of Myanmar to discuss various opportunities to enhance mathematical activities in the nation and to promote cooperation among Myanmar mathematicians and their counterparts in Southeast Asia and beyond.  It will provide a forum for the participants to meet and exchange ideas of common interest in an informal atmosphere.

The conference will be held in cooperation with the Mathematical Society of Myanmar and the Southeast Asia Mathematical Society.

The themes of the conference include, but are not limited to, the following topics.

Pure Mathematics

a) Algebra, Analysis, Geometry, Graph Theory, Combinatorics

      Applied and Computational Mathematics

      a) Ordinary and partial differential equations with applications

      b) Numerical analysis

      c) Scientific computing

      Mathematics Education

      a) Technology in the mathematics class

      b) Trends in teaching mathematics in basic education and at the university level

      c) Assessment and learning activities in the mathematics classroom


        Local Program Committee

        Prof. Nyunt Swe (Chair)
        Prof. Ohn Mar
        Professor and Head, Department of Mathematics, University of Mandalay
        Prof. Kaythi Tin
        Professor, Department of Mathematics, University of Yangon
        Dr. Saw Win Maung
        Part-time Lecturer, Department of Mathematics, University of Mandalay
        Prof. Nyunt Shwe
        Professor (Rtd.), Department of Mathematics, University of Sagaing Education
        Dr. Khin Myo Aye
        Professor and Head, Department of Mathematics, University of Sagaing Education
        Dr. Mi Mi Naing 
        Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics,University of Mandalay
        Dr. Khin Than Sint
        Lecturer, Department of Mathematics, University of Mandalay
        Mr. Zaw Latt
        Lecturer, Department of Mathematics, University of Yangon Education


        International Program Committee

        Prof. Carlene P. C. Pilar-Arceo (Co-Chair)

        Professor, Institute of Mathematics, College of Science, University of the Philippines, Diliman, Manila, Philippines

        Prof. Padmanabhan Seshaiyer

        Professor, Department of Mathematical Sciences, George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia, USA

        Dr. Chan Roath

        Director of the Cambodian Department of Scientific Research, Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports
        President of the Cambodian Mathematical Society

        Dr. Graeme Fairweather

        Executive Editor Emeritus, Mathematical Reviews, American Mathematical Society, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA

        Dr. Wanida Hemakul
        Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Faculty of Science, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand, SEAMS President 2006-2007
        Dr. Morrakot Khebchareon

        Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics, Chiangmai University. Thailand

        Ms. Pauline Ann Mangulabnan

        Fukui University, Fukui, Japan

        Prof. Fidel Nemenzo

        University of the Philippines, Manila, The Philippines

        Prof. Francesco Pappalardi

        Universita Roma, Rome, Italy

        Prof. Sackmone Sirisack

        Department of Mathematics, National University of Laos, Vientiane, Laos

        Prof. Dhana Kumari Thapa

        Central Department of Mathematics, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal

        Dr. TOH Tin Lam

        National Institute of Education, Singapore
        President, Association of Mathematics Educators (AME), Singapore

        Prof. Michel Waldschmidt

        Emeritus Professor, Universite Paris VI, Paris, France
        Chair, Committee for the Developing Countries (CDC) of the European Mathematical Society, 2013-2015

        Confirmed Speakers

        Honorary Chair
        Fidel Nemenzo (Philippines)
        Keynote Speaker
        Michael Dorff (USA)
        Public Speaker
        Pauline A. T. Mangulabnan (Japan)
        Plenary Speakers  
        Ohm Mar (Myanmar)  
        Claude Levesque (Canada)  
        T. Subahan Mohd Meerah (Malaysia)  
        Pam Munro-Smith (Australia)  
        Michel Waldschmidt (France)  
        Michael Winckler (Germany)  
        Invited Speakers  
        Leif Abrahamsson (Sweden) Chan Roath (Cambodia)
        Cayen Arceo (Philippines) Padmanabhan Seshaiyer (USA)
        Viswanathan Arunachalam (Colombia) Krishnan Sivasubramanian (India)
        Kalyan Chakraborty (India) Sackmone Sirisack (Laos)
        Dung Duong (Vietnam) Ruth J. Skulkhu (Thailand)
        Michael Dorff (USA) Phoui Souksomvang (Laos)
        Seiji Fujino (Japan) Valerio Talamanca (Italy)
        Laura Geatti (Italy) Dhana Thapa (Nepal)
        Azizul Hoque (India) TOH Pee Choon (Singapore)
        Wanida Hemakul (Thailand) TOH Tin Lam (Singapore)
        Shanta Laishram (India) Suresh Hegde (India)
        Pauline A. T. Mangulabnan (Japan) Weiwei Sun (Hong Kong)
        John Meakin (USA) Paul Vaderlind (Sweden)
        Intan Muchtadi (Indonesia) Limin Xiong (China)
        Fidel Nemenzo (Philippines) Zaw Win (Myanmar)
        Amiya Pani (India) Qing-Wen Wang(china)
        Anita Rampal (India) SAKURAI Kouichi (Japan)
          Jose Maria P. Balmaceda (Philippines)

        Registration Information 

        Registration Fees

        Registration Fees
        On-Site Registration
          Last Date October 31, 2017

        (Foreign Participant)
        200 USD (Developed Countary)

        100 USD(Developing Countary)

        (Myanmar Participant)
        30000 MMK(Member)

        35000 MMK(NonMember)
        Student 15000 MMK MMK
        Fees include Conference materials, daily coffee breaks and the conference dinner
        Fees exclude Lunch and excursion during the conference
        ** Registration is valid only when accompanied by confirmation of payment.

        Method of Payment
        Payment can be made by bank transfer.

        Name of Bank - Myanmar Forine Trade Bank


        Account Number - 1DA-03-00155

        Invitation Letter Request
        An INVITATION LETTER or an INVITATION LETTER FOR VISA APPLICATION will be issued upon request for every registered participant in the Conference.

        Please send your request for an invitation letter to mathsmyanmar@gmail.com


        Submission of Contributed Talks/ Poster Presentation

        Participants wishing to give a short presentation either as a contributed talk (20 minutes in length) or in a poster session are requested to submit their abstracts on or before September 16, 2017.  Notification of abstract acceptance will be given by October 2, 2017. The final program will be posted on October 23, 2017.

        Example Latex-Format, Latex-Example, Abstract(PDF)

        Please email your abstract as a Latex file with a PDF copy

        to: Prof.nyuntswe@gmail.com

        Preliminary Program

        Plenary Speakers: 50 (45+5) minutes
        Invited Speakers:  30 (25+5) minutes
        Contributed Speakers: 20 (15+5) minutes

        Day 1: November 10, 2017
        7:00 - 8:00 Registration
        8:00 - 8:35   Opening Ceremony/Conference Photograph
        8:40 - 9:30 Keynote Address  
        9:30 - 10:00   TEA 
        10:00 - 11:00  Invited Speakers (Parallel Sessions)
        11:00 - 12:00  Plenary Speaker
        12:00 - 13:00  LUNCH 
        13:00 - 13:50 Plenary Speaker
        14:00 - 15:00 Invited Speakers (Parallel Sessions)
        15:00 - 15:30  TEA 
        15:30 - 16:30 Contributed Papers (Parallel Sessions)
        16:30 - 17:00 Invited Speakers (Parallel Sessions)
        Day 2: November 11, 2017
        8:00 - 8:50   Plenary Speaker
        9:00 - 9:30   Invited Speakers (Parallel Sessions)
        9:30 - 10:00   TEA 
        10:00 - 11:00   Invited Speakers (Parallel Sessions)    
        11:00 - 12:00  Contributed Papers (Parallel Sessions)
        12:00 - 13:00  LUNCH 
        13:00 - 13:50 Plenary Speaker
        14:00 - 15:00  Invited Speakers (Parallel Sessions)
        15:00 - 15:30  TEA 
        15:30 - 16:30        Invited Speakers (Parallel Sessions)
        16:30 - 17:30 Public Address
        Day 3: November 12, 2017
        8:00 - 8:50   Plenary Speaker          
        9:00 - 9:30   Invited Speakers (Parallel Sessions)
        9:30 - 10:00   TEA 
        10:00 - 11:00   Invited Speakers (Parallel Sessions)        
        11:00 - 12:00  Contributed Papers (Parallel Sessions)
        12:00 - 13:00  LUNCH 
        13:00 - 13:45 Plenary Speaker
        14:00 - 15:00  Panel Discussion 
        15:00 -15:30      TEA 
        15:30 - 16:30 Closing Ceremony



    Conference Hotel

    Wilson Hotel 4*

    No. 31 (E), Yangon-Mandalay Main Road Maha Aung Myay, Mandalay


    Mandalay University


    The campus of Mandalay University is located 35 kilometers from the airport and is easily accessible by taxi. The journey from the airport to the city center of Mandalay takes approximately an hour by car.
    Visas are required by all participants and accompanying persons from outside ASEAN member states. For more information, please visit official website at evisa.moip.gov.mm.



    Mandalay International Airport is served by several airlines with nonstop flights from many international cities, including Chiang Mai, Bangkok, Kunming, Imphal, Hongkong, Gaya, Seoul-Incheon, and Singapore.

    Airlines Destinations
    Asian Wings Airways  Chiang Mai 
    Bangkok Airways  Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi, Chiang Mai 
    China Eastern Airlines  Kunming 
    Golden Myanmar Airlines  Imphal 
    HK Express  Hong Kong (begins 5 September 2016) 
    Myanmar Airways International  Gaya, Kunming, Seoul-Incheon 
    SilkAir  Singapore 
    Thai AirAsia  Bangkok-Don Mueang 

    Thai Air Asia  (Bangokok - Mandalay - Bangkok)
    On 4 October 2012 - the budget airline, Air Asia, started to flights between Bangkok Don Mueang Airport and Mandalay International Airport. The flight runs daily.
    - 10:50 Don Mueang, Bangkok (BKK) 12:15 Mandalay (MDL)
    - 12:45 Mandalay (MDL) 15:00 Don Mueang, Bangkok (BKK)

    Thai Airways International  (Bangkok - Mandalay - Bangkok)
    On 31 March 2013 -Thai Smiles, a branch of Thai Airways, started flights between Bangkok and Mandalay. This was the second airline to fly between Bangkok and Mandalay, the first was Air Asia.
    After suspended for several months, Thai Airways resumes operation on 27 October 2014. The airline has been replaced by Thai Airways International from Thai Smile with four regular weekly flights.
    TG 309 departs 09:45 from Suvarnabhumi, Bangkok and arrives Mandalay at 11:00
    TG 310 departs 11:45 from Mandalay and arrives Suvarnabhumi, Bangkok at 13:55

    Bangkok Airways (Bangkok - Mandalay - Bangkok)
    On 15 September 2013 - Bangkok started flights between Bangkok and Mandalay. Flight run daily.
    - 12:00 Suvarnabhumi, Bangkok (BKK) 13:20 Mandalay (MDL)
    - 14:05 Mandalay (MDL) 16:30 Suvarnabhumi, Bangkok (BKK)

    Silk Air (Singapore - Yangon - Mandalay - Singapore)
    On 10 June 2014 - Silkair started flights between Singapore and Mandalay. From Singapore to Mandalay, the flight stops in Yangon and continue to Mandalay. Flights run on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays.
    - 11:35 Changi, Singapore (SIN) 15:00 Mandalay (MDL)
    - 15:55 Mandalay (MDL) 20:50 Changi, Singapore (SIN)


    General Information about Mandalay

    Mandalay is located in the central dry zone of Burma by the Irrawaddy river at 21.98° North, 96.08° East, 80 meters (260 feet) above sea level. Its standard time zone is UTC/GMT +6:30 hours.
    Mandalay is a city and former royal capital in northern Myanmar (formerly Burma) on the Irrawaddy River. In its center is the restored Mandalay Palace from the Konbaung Dynasty, surrounded by a moat. Mandalay Hill provides views of the city from its summit, which is reached by covered stairway. At its foot, the Kuthodaw Pagoda houses hundreds of Buddhist-scripture-inscribed marble slabs.
    Area: 45.7 mi²
    Hotels: 3-star averaging $50.
    Weather: 87°F (31°C), Wind SE at 8 mph (13 km/h), 67% Humidity
    Local time: Monday 3:48 PM
    Population: 1.225 million (2014)


    The first five conferences in the series were held annually in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, from 2008 until 2012, organized by Dr. Chan Roath, Director of the Department of Scientific Research, Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports, Cambodia, and President of the Cambodian Mathematical Society. The 6th and 7th Conferences were held at Mandalay University, Myanmar, November 1-3, 2013 and November 7-9, 2014, respectively, in cooperation with the American Mathematical Society and the Southeast Asian Mathematical Society. They were chaired by Professor Nyunt Swe, Pro-Rector, Mandalay University of Distance Education.  Yangon University, Yangon, Myanmar, hosted the 8th Conference, which was chaired by Professor Dr. Win Kyi, chair of the Mathematics Department. Each of the recent conferences attracted approximately 400 participants from 20 different countries. One exceptionally important outcome of the 6th Conference was the launching of the Mathematical Society of Myanmar on November 3, 2013.


    Pictures of Previous Conferences


    Group picture: The 6th conference at Mandalay University, 1-3 November 2013


    Group picture: The 7th conference at Mandalay University, 7-9 November 2014


    Group picture: The 8th conference at Yangon University, 4-6 December 2015

    Group picture: The 9th conference at Mandalay University, 4-6 November 2016



    1. Mathematical Society of Myanmar

    2. Southeast Asia Mathematical Society (SEAMS)

3. Commission for Developing Countries (CDC)

4. Roman Number Theory Association (RTNA)