Topic Study Groups (TSGs) are a unique opportunity to collaboratively explore classic and contemporary topics relevant to mathematics education through the submission of papers, session-based discussions, and report synthesis.
The IPC chooses the topics for TSGs and appoints teams of five people to manage to each TSG. Each team is supported by an IPC member who acts as liaison between the team and the IPC.
TSG teams develop a Description Paper that outline the focus of their TSG which is released in advance of the Congress. Submissions for papers and proposals for posters that address the issues identified in the Description Paper can then prepared and submitted by Congress delegates.
The TSG teams will assess the submissions and develop a program for the sessions of the TSG at ICME-15.
ICME-15 Topic Study Groups
After much deliberation the IPC has identified the 54 TSGs for ICME-15. These will be run as two separate strands, which allow Congress delegates to contribute to two TSGs: one from Strand A, and one from Strand B.
The topics for Topic Study Groups at ICME-15 are:
How to contribute to Topic Study Groups
The Description Paper for each Topic Study Group provides the key themes and areas of interest that will be explored during the Congress. Using the Description Papers as guidance, delegates can submit papers or proposals for posters to TSG team for inclusion in the Congress TSG program.
Submission and proposal requirements
Length: maximum 4 pages, using the template provided below. Some authors may be invited by the TSG team to extend their paper to 8-pages prior to the Congress.
Summary: 200-words, in addition to the 4-page submission.
Format: Microsoft Word (.doc). No other formats will be accepted.
Language: All submissions must be in English
Presenting Authors: The submission should be made by the presenting author. Only one Presenting author can be allocated per submission. All notifications relating to the submission will be sent to the presenting author.
Limitations: Presenting authors can only present a paper or poster ONCE in Strand A and ONCE in Strand B. The same submissions should not be made to multiple TSGs.
Length: the initial proposal is maximum 1 page, using the template provided below. Posters that are accepted by the TSG team will be developed and submitted by authors prior to the Congress.
Summary: 200-words, in addition to the 1-page proposal.
Format: Poster proposals should be sent in Microsoft Word (.doc) format. No other proposal formats will be accepted. The TSG teams will advise of finalized poster formats on acceptance of the proposal.
Language: All proposals must be in English.
Presenting Authors: The proposal should be made by the presenting author. Only one Presenting author can be allocated per proposal . All notifications relating to the poster proposal will be sent to the presenting author.
Limitations: Presenting authors can only present a paper or poster ONCE in Strand A and ONCE in Strand B. The same proposal should not be made to multiple TSGs.
TSG deadline extension – 22 September 2023 at 11:59 pm Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST)
The deadline for submissions to a TSG has been extended to close one week later – on Friday 22 September 2023 at 11:59 pm Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST). To view your local time please visit the world clock here. This extension may now make it possible for you to submit a Paper or Poster proposal to a TSG.
To log into the Topic Study Group (TSG) submission portal please click here.
Making a submission
Use the TSG Submission Portal to submit your papers and poster proposals.
*Please note that if the PDF preview is converting your paper to 5 pages or changing the format please ignore as the reviewers will be using the original word document submitted with the correct formatting.
Please refer to the Key Dates table to confirm the dates related to this activity.
Further information will also be provided in the Second Announcement.
As an initiative at ICME-15, leaders and authors of all TSG papers and posters will be invited to have their work included in a collated published set of TSG proceedings. The published proceedings of papers and posters will be open access, have an ISBN, and be downloadable as a pdf.
Copyright of submissions to these proceedings will be retained with individual authors. TSG leaders and authors of papers are also encouraged to develop TSG submissions for publication in other outlets either collectively or individually.