============================================================== CASC'2005 The 8th International Workshop on Computer Algebra in Scientific Computing September 12-16 2005, Kalamata, Greece http://www.cargo.wlu.ca/casc2005/ First Announcement and Call for Papers ============================================================== The 8th International Workshop in Computer Algebra in Scientific Computing, CASC'2005, will be held in the city of Kalamata, Greece, in September 12-16, 2005. The methods of Scientific Computing play an important role in research and engineering applications in the natural and the engineering sciences. The significance and impact of computer algebra methods and computer algebra systems for scientific computing has increased considerably in recent times. Nowadays, such general-purpose computer algebra systems as Maple, Magma, Mathematica, MuPAD, Singular, CoCoA and others enable their users to solve the following three important tasks within a uniform framework: (a) symbolic manipulation (b) numerical computation (c) visualization The ongoing development of such systems, including their integration and adaptation to modern software environments, puts them to the forefront in scientific computing and enables the practical solution of many complex applied problems in the domains of natural sciences and engineering. The topics addressed in the workshop cover all the basic areas of scientific computing as they benefit from the application of computer algebra methods and software: 1./ exact and approximate computation 2./ numerical simulation using computer algebra systems 3./ parallel symbolic-numeric computation 4./ problem-solving environments 5./ Internet accessible symbolic and numeric computation 6./ symbolic-numeric methods for differential and differential-algebraic equations 7./ algebraic methods in geometric modeling 8./ algebraic methods for nonlinear polynomial equations and inequalities 9./ symbolic and numerical computation in systems engineering and modeling 10./ algorithmic and complexity considerations in computer algebra 11./ computer algebra in industry 12./ solving problems in the natural sciences 13./ aspects of computer algebra programming languages 14./ automatic reasoning in algebra and geometry 15./ mathematical communication 16./ complexity of algebraic problems The workshop is intended to provide a forum for researchers and engineers in the fields of mathematics, computer science, numerical analysis, and industry, to interact and exchange ideas. An important goal of the workshop is to bring together all these specialists for the purpose of fostering progress on current questions and problems in advanced scientific computing. CASC General Chairs: V. P. Gerdt (Dubna), E. W. Mayr (Munich) CASC'2005 General Chairs: I. Z. Emiris (Athens), I. S. Kotsireas (Waterloo), M. N. Vrahatis (Patras) CASC'2005 Program Committee: Gerd Baumann, Cairo Laurent Bernardin, Waterloo Hans-Joachim Bungartz, Stuttgart Andreas Dolzmann, Passau Victor Edneral, Moscow Ioannis Z. Emiris, Athens Jean-Charles Faugere, Paris Victor Ganzha, Munich, co-chair Laureano Gonzalez-Vega, Santander Evgenii Grebenikov, Moscow Jaime Gutierrez, Santander Ilias S. Kotsireas, Waterloo Robert Kragler, Weingarten Richard Liska, Prag Bernard Mourrain, Sophia Antipolis Patrick O'Leary, Galway Eugenio Roanes-Lozano, Madrid Yosuke Sato, Tokyo Werner Seiler, Heidelberg Stanly Steinberg, Albuquerque Nikolay Vassiliev, St. Petersburg Gilles Villard, Lyon Evgenii Vorozhtsov, Novosibirsk, co-chair Michael N. Vrahatis, Patras Andreas Weber, Bonn Important Dates: deadline for submissions: April 1, 2005 notification of acceptance: June 30, 2005 final version due: July 15, 2005 Conference Proceedings: Accepted papers will be published in the Springer-Verlag series Lecture Notes in Computer Science, LNCS, http://www.springeronline.com/lncs and available at the conference. Sightseeing Excursions: Social activities are planned during the afternoons of September 12-15 as well as the whole day of September 16. VISA Information: European Union countries citizens do not require a visa to enter Greece. 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