Symmetry: Art and Science | 12th SIS-Symmetry Congress

The International Society for the Interdisciplinary Study of Symmetry (SIS-Symmetry, for short) is a non-profit organization established in 1989 and registered in Budapest, that organizes a series of initiatives aimed at fostering researches and advances on the concepts of symmetry, asymmetry and dissymmetry and its dissemination through periodical publications, discussion forums, interim conferences and a triennial congress, that SIS-Symmetry co-organizes in cooperation with institutions of different countries.

The Symmetry Art and Science | SIS-Symmetry Congress brings together dozens of artists, educators, researchers, scientists, and students with a common enthusiasm for the concept of Symmetry in its broader sense, and participants discuss their researches, thoughts and experiments from standpoints as multidisciplinary, diverse and fruitful as arts, architecture, chemistry, computer science, crystallography, design, engineering, mathematics, social sciences, technology and related fields of knowledge.

The first edition of the SIS-Symmetry Congress took place in Budapest (Hungary) and since then, it was held in Hiroshima (Japan); Washington DC (United States of America); Haifa (Israel); Sydney (Australia); Tihany (Hungary); Buenos Aires (Argentina); Gmünd (Austria); Crete (Greece); Adelaide (Australia) and Kanazawa (Japan).

The 12th edition will take place in the city of Porto (Portugal), between the 11th and the 16th of July, 2022 and will be co-organized by SIS-Symmetry and the Centre for Studies in Architecture and Urbanism (CEAU) of the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Porto, Portugal (FAUP). The Symmetry Art and Science | 12th SIS-Symmetry Congress will be chaired by Dénes Nagy (President of SIS-Symmetry); João Pedro Xavier (FAUP’s Dean and Congress Honorary Chair); and Vera Viana (CEAU’s Researcher and Congress Chair).

The Call for Submissions for the papers and workshops sessions and the art exhibition was announced here. Every submission that comes to be accepted by the Scientific Committee will be included in the Program of the Congress.

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