The Second Workshop on Computer Algebra
in Scientific Computing

May 31 - June 4, 1999
Munich, Germany

First Announcement and Call for Papers

* Topics
The methods of Scientific Computing play an important role in research and engineering applications in the field of the natural and engineering sciences.

The importance of computer algebra methods and computer algebra systems for scientific computing has increased considerably in recent times. During the last decade, a new generation of general-purpose computer algebra systems such as Mathematica, Maple, MuPAD and Axiom have been developed, which enable the user to solve the following three important tasks within a uniform framework of the same system:

  • symbolic manipulations
  • numerical computations
  • visualization

A further development of such systems, including their adaptation to parallel environments, puts them at the forefront in scientific computing and enables the practical solution of many complex applied problems in the domains of natural sciences and engineering knowledge.

Topics for CASC unites many important questions and methods of Scientific Computing and the application of computer algebra, like

  • numerical simulation using computer algebra systems
  • parallel symbolic-numeric computations
  • symbolic-numeric interfaces
  • symplectic integration
  • construction of approximate solutions of differential
  • equations and dynamical systems
  • symbolic-numeric methods in celestial mechanics and general
  • relativity
  • algebraic methods for nonlinear equations and inequalities
  • computer algebra methods in pure mathematics
  • computational group theory
  • applications to the theory of error-correcting codes
  • problem-solving environments for partial differential equations
  • algorithmic and complexity considerations in computer algebra.

The workshop is intended to provide a forum for researchers and engineers in the fields of mathematics, informatics, numerical analysis, etc. An important goal of the workshop is to unite all these specialists for the purpose of an efficient solution of many current questions and problems in advanced Scientific Computing.

* Workshop co-chairs
  • Vladimir Gerdt (Dubna)
  • Ernst Mayr (Munich)
  • * Program Committee
  • Victor Edneral (Moscow)
  • Marc Gaetano (INRIA, Sophia)
  • Victor Ganzha (Munich, co-chair)
  • Richard Liska (Prague)
  • Roman Maeder (Zuerich)
  • Yuri Matiyasevich (St. Petersburg)
  • Stanly Steinberg (Albuquerque)
  • Nikolay Vassiliev (St. Petersburg)
  • Evgenii Vorozhtsov (Novosibirsk, co-chair)
  • Paul S. Wang (Kent)
  • Volker Weispfenning (Passau)
  • Christoph Zenger (Munich)
  • * Local Organizing Committee
  • Herbert Fischer,
  • Victor Ganzha,
  • Ernst Mayr (chair),
  • Michal Mnuk (secretary),
  • * Proceedings
    It is planned to have proceedings published by Springer Verlag, containing the full papers and available at the Workshop.
    * Location
    The workshop will take place in a conference center in Herrsching (Lake Ammersee), about 30km from the city of Munich and easily reached from there by public transportation.
    * Important dates
    15 Jan 1999 Submission of the full paper (up to 20 pages) or extended abstract (up to 4 pages)
    20 Feb 1999 Notification of acceptance
    20 March 1999 Camera-Ready papers must be received
    2 May 1999 Deadline for advance registration at Workshop
    * Notes
    In addition to submitted research papers, there will also be invited talks and software presentations.

    Further, up-to-date information is available at

    Michal Mnuk