## BC Activities

### Basic activities at the Banach Center

The Banach Center (BC), as a part of the Institute of Mathematics of the Polish Academy of Sciences, is open to all mathematicians from all countries to organize scientific meetings. The Center is formally supervised by Adam Skalski, the Deputy Director of the Institute for scientific matters.

Main forms of such activities are the following:

- Conferences, usually one week - one month long, with at least 25 participants.
- Workshops, usually one week - two weeks long, with the number of participants ranging from 10 - 25.
- Research groups. Groups from 2 to 10 people.
- Banach Center Colloquium – lectures which are given by the top specialists in a field, organized in cooperation with the Polish Mathematical Society.

The Banach Center publishes the series of proceedings Banach Center Publications.

The scientific activities can take place in the Banach Center in Warsaw or in the Mathematical Conference Center in Będlewo near Poznań.

Stefan Banach International Mathematical Center is a member of ERCOM (European Research Centres on Mathematics), a committee under the EMS, consisting of Directors of 26 European Mathematical Research Centres.

The aim of ERCOM is e.g.: to constitute a forum for communications and exchange of information between the centres themselves and EMS; to foster collaboration and coordination between the centres themselves and EMS; to foster advanced research training on a European level; to contribute to the visibility of the EMS and to cultivate contacts with similar research centres within and outside Europe.

Banach Center is also a member of the consortium International Mathematical Sciences Institutes (IMSI).