Call for Posters 

ISSAC, the International Symposium on Symbolic and Algebraic Computation, is an annual gathering of the Symbolic Mathematical Computation community. ISSAC 2005 is scheduled for July 24—27, 2005 at the Key Laboratory of Mathematics Mechanization, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China.  

ISSAC 2005 is expected to be very well attended. More than 110 papers were submitted for review. Planned conference activities include invited presentations, research and survey papers, poster sessions, tutorial courses, vendor exhibits, and software demonstrations. Proceedings, as well as abstracts of all posters, will be distributed at the conference. 

The Poster Sessions are an ideal avenue for presenting recent research results or reports on ongoing research projects that might not yet be complete, but whose preliminary results are already of potential interest to the community. Especially welcome are posters describing implementations of algorithms, computer algebra systems, and applications of computer algebra and symbolic computation in the domains of education, science, and industry. 

To encourage submissions of good quality, a prize will be awarded for the best poster presented. Posters will be reviewed by a panel for content correctness, relevance, and style of presentation.  

Abstracts of final versions of accepted posters will be distributed at the conference, and will appear in the Communications in Computer Algebra, a quarterly publication of the Special Interest Group on Symbolic & Algebraic Manipulation (SIGSAM), ACM. All accepted posters will be archived for public download, at the website of SIGSAM.


Topics of Interest

 Topics of the meeting include, but are not limited to:

·        Algorithmic Mathematics: Algebraic, symbolic, and symbolic-numeric algorithms. Simplification, function manipulation, ODE/PDE solving, summation, integration, linear algebra, number theory, group and geometric computing.

·        Computer Science: Treatments of theoretical and practical problems in symbolic computation. Systems, problem solving environments, user interfaces, software, libraries, parallel and distributing computing, programming languages for symbolic computations, concrete analysis, benchmarking, theoretical and practical complexity of computer algebra algorithms, automatic differentiation, code generation, mathematical data structures and exchange protocols.

·        Applications: Problem treatments using algebraic, symbolic, or symbolic-numeric computation in an essential or novel way for engineering, economics and finance, physical and biological sciences, computer science, logic, mathematics, statistics, and education.


Submission Guidelines

Authors are invited to submit an abstract of no more than 900 words by electronic mail to Austin Lobo at the address Portable Document Format (pdf) or PostScript is preferred, but TeX or LaTeX source, or plain text are also acceptable.  

The deadline for submission of abstracts has been extended to May 24, 2005. 

Notification of acceptance will be made by June 14, 2005.


The deadline for submission of the final version of the abstract, and the LaTeX source of the final version of an accepted poster is June 28, 2005.


Instructions for Poster Preparation 

Authors should prepare posters that fit the A0 size, i.e. a maximum of 33 inches (84 cm) wide by 46 inches (117 cm) high, or 46 inches (117 cm) wide by 33 inches (84 cm) high. Posters will be pinned onto display boards at the conference site.  

All accepted posters will be printed at the conference site in Beijing by the organizers of ISSAC 2005, at no cost to their authors.


Authors should strive to make their posters visually appealing and viewer-friendly. In particular, the dense typesetting typical of journal articles should be avoided. To ensure that the posters are of high quality, authors are advised to use poster-preparation tools such as LaTeX, Xfig, and PowerPoint.


Prospective authors are encouraged to visit the following sites for tutorials and other information on poster preparation


Poster Committee


Alin Bostan


INRIA Rocquencourt, France

Ha Le


Simon Fraser University, Canada

Austin Lobo (Chair)


Washington College, USA

William J. Turner


Wabash College, USA