LAHORE - The 5th World Conference on 21st Century Mathematics 2011, the biggest ever international conference in Pakistan, is going to start from tomorrow (Wednesday) at the Government College University under the auspices of European Mathematical Society (EMS), International Mathematical Union (IMU), UNESCO, International Centre for Theoretical Physics Italy, Abdus Salam School of Mathematical Sciences and Higher Education Commission. European Mathematical Society President Prof Dr Marta Sanz-Sol will be the chief guest at the opening ceremony of the conference to be chaired by GCU Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Khalid Aftab at GCU Bokhari Auditorium on Wednesday. Distinguished guests and delegates from Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, England, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Hungary, Indonesia, Iran, Japan, Norway, Nepal, China, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovak Republic, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, Netherlands, Turkey, USA and Vietnam are coming to attend the biggest ever international conference in Pakistan. The five-day conference is spread over more than 20 technical sessions, besides meetings, talks and informal discussion sessions. Prof Aftab said the conference would provide a platform to the mathematicians from all over the world to exchange ideas about mathematics, education and research and such an interaction could lead to fruitful long term collaborations which would be beneficial for the development of mathematics in Pakistan. The VC also termed the conference an opportunity for young Pakistani scholars to interact with well known mathematicians from abroad and learn from their knowledge and experiences.