Bobby F. Caviness, pioneering researcher in symbolic computation and former SIGSAM Chair, has passed away at the age of 77.
An obitury written by Erich Kaltofen and Dave Saunders is available here.
Issue 201 (Vol 51:3) of ACM Communications in Computer Algebra (CCA) is now available.
It can be accessed via the ACM Digital Library here. This requires an ACM DL subscription (provided with SIGSAM membership).
The issue contains the abstracts of Software Demonstrations at ISSAC 2017 which included computing Galois groups of polynomials in Magma; the new Polyhedra library for working with integer points of polyhedral sets in Maple; a CUDA library for modular polynomial computation; and the latest version of the CoCoA system.