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ISSAC 2000 

Call for Papers

ISSAC is an annual international symposium that provides an opportunity to learn of new developments and to present original research in all areas of symbolic and algebraic computation.  Research results and insightful analyses of current concerns are the primary focus.  Papers will be reviewed by the Program Committee and additional referees.  Survey articles may be suitable for submission, if clearly identified as such, and will be considered in a separate category from the research papers.  Simultaneous submission for publication elsewhere is not allowed. 

Conference Topics

The conference topics include, but are not limited to: 
  • Algorithmic mathematics:  Algebraic, symbolic, and symbolic-numeric algorithms including: simplification, polynomial and rational function manipulations, algebraic equations, summation and recurrence equations, integration and differential equations, linear algebra, number theory, group computations, and geometric computing.
  • Computer science:  Theoretical and practical problems in symbolic mathematical manipulation including: computer algebra systems, data structures, computational complexity, problem solving environments, programming languages and libraries for symbolic-numeric-geometric computation, user interfaces, visualization, software architectures, parallel or distributed computing, mapping algorithms to architectures, analysis and benchmarking, automatic differentiation and code generation, automatic theorem proving, mathematical data exchange protocols.
  • Applications: Problem treatments incorporating algebraic, symbolic, symbolic-numeric and geometric computation in an essential or novel way, including engineering, economics and finance, architecture, physical and biological sciences, computer sciences, logic, mathematics, statistics, and uses in education.

Submission Instructions

Authors are invited to submit papers to the Program Committee Chair before January 17, 2000. The preferred method is as follows: 
  1. Ftp to and log in as anonymous.  Provide your e-mail address as the password.
  2. Put a Postscript or PDF version of the paper into the pub/incoming directory.
  3. Send e-mail to, indicating the name of the file, the title of the paper, and the contact author's name and e-mail address. (Note: the papers themselves should be uploaded via ftp as described above; they should not be sent via e-mail.)
If an author is unable to upload via ftp a Postscript or PDF version of the paper, six copies of it should be mailed to the Program Committee Chair to arrive by the above date (hard deadline). Please state the contact author's name, address and telephone number, as well as fax and e-mail addresses if available. 

Authors may submit additional background reference material that is not widely available. 

Papers must be in English and should not exceed 8 pages in the standard format for ACM proceedings, or 20 to 22 pages of text in LaTeX 12pt article style. The necessary files for the LaTeX article and bibliography styles are: 


If you use LaTeX-2e and prefer the newer class file (instead of acmconf.sty), you will need: 


Each paper should have an introductory section that describes the problem, motivates the study of the problem, states the main results, compares other work (including theoretical or empirical performance), and summarizes the original contribution. 

Important Dates

  • 17 January 2000:  Submission deadline.
  • 31 March 2000:  Notification of acceptance.
  • 19 April 2000:  Camera-ready copy received.
Authors of accepted papers are expected to present their work at the symposium and will be required to sign the ACM copyright agreement. Some papers submitted to the symposium may be accepted for poster-session presentation; these will not appear in the proceedings. 

Poster Session

A poster session will be organized separately. Please consult the Call for Posters. Abstracts of all posters will be distributed at the symposium.

Program Committee Chair

Chandrajit Bajaj
Department of Computer Sciences
University of Texas
Austin, TX 78733 USA

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