Internet Accessible Mathematical Computation
a Workshop at ISSAC 2003
Thursday 7 August 2003
Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA USA

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IAMC03 Proceedings | Papers | Proceedings | System Demos | Important Dates
Registration and Accommodations | Organizers and URLs | Sponsors


The Internet Accessible Mathematical Computation 2003 Workshop (IAMC 2003) is being co-organized by Norbert Kajler of Ecole des Mines de Paris (France), Erica Melis of DFKI Saarbrücken (Germany), Andrew Solomon of IT, UTS (Australia), and Paul Wang of Kent State Univ. (USA). The workshop is part of ISSAC'03 (see with the support of ISSAC'03 general chair Hoon Hong of North Carolina State University (USA) and local arrangements chair Werner Krandick of Drexel University (USA).

IAMC'03 will involve invited talks, contributed papers, and software demonstrations. This is the fourth IAMC workshop. The first IAMC workshop was held on 28 July 1999 as part of ISSAC'99; the second IAMC workshop was held on 22 July 2001 as part of ISSAC'01; the third IAMC workshop was held on 7 July 2002 as part of ISSAC'02.

The workshop is free for all ISSAC'03 participants.


Everyone with an interest in the many aspects of making mathematical computation or information accessible on the Web/Internet is welcome to attend.

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

  • Remote access to mathematical software over the Internet.
  • Encoding of mathematical expressions (including text-based encoding, for E-mail and HTML embedding, and binary-based encoding for efficient communication between scientific applications).
  • Interoperability between software that create/transform/display mathematical expressions (e.g. symbolic, numeric, graphics, text-processing packages) via ad hoc communication protocols and software architectures.
  • Web-based mathematics education.
  • Access and interoperability to mathematical knowledge bases.
  • Protocols, APIs, URL schemes, metadata, and other mechanisms for system interoperability, parallel/distributed computing, and standardization.
  • Application of IAMC for practical purposes such as scientific publishing and archiving, distributed problem solving, ...

Invited Speaker

Professor Andrew Odlyzko, Digital Technology Center, University of Minnesota

IAMC03 Proceedings

Contributed Papers

Authors are invited to send a one or two-pages abstract in PDF to the organizers by 27 May 2003. Submissions will be reviewed by the workshop organizers based on relevance to the workshop, originality, and scientific interest.

Authors will be notified by E-mail around 7 June 2003 so please include a contact E-mail address in the paper. The full-length paper (in PDF) is due 20 July 2003.

Electronic Proceedings

The Workshop proceedings will be published on the Web and maintained by the Institute for Computational Mathematics (ICM), Kent State Univ.

System Demonstrations

If you have an IAMC related system to demonstrate, please let us know as early as possible (by 16 June 2003), your name and affiliation, the name of the system(s) to demo, and your equipment request. We'll then announce all the demos on the IAMC website.

Important Dates

      27 May 2003 --- Deadline for submitting papers/abstracts
      7 June 2003 --- Notification of acceptance and Call for Participation
     16 June 2003 --- Deadline for submitting software demos
     20 July 2003 --- Full-length paper due
    7 August 2003 --- IAMC workshop

Workshop Registration

The IAMC Workshop is part of ISSAC'2003. Participants should register with the ISSAC'2003 conference and select the IAMC workshop. Although we encourage everyone to attend the complete ISSAC + IAMC sessions, a reduced fee (US$65) is available for those attending IAMC only.

Information for travel and accomodation (at conference rates) are available from the ISSAC03 site It is advisable to make hotel reservations early. The student dorms are easy to afford and close to the meeting.

The hotel is not obligated to extend the same discount for ISSAC to IAMC-only participants.

Participants may wish to explore other hotels close to Drexel and look at a more general listing of hotels in Philadelphia.


Norbert Kajler (Ecole des Mines de Paris, France)
Erica Melis (DFKI Saarbrücken, Germany)
Andrew Solomon (Faculty of IT, UTS Australia)
Paul S. Wang (ICM/Kent Univ., USA)

If you are interested please contact one of the organizers. Other details of this workshop will be forthcoming and will be available on both the ISSAC'03 official site and on SymbolicNet.

IAMC Workshop URLs

IAMC'03 Page:

IAMC'03 Page Mirror in Europe:

ISSAC Conference URL

ISSAC 2003 Homepage:

IAMC Research Information

For more information on IAMC, current and past activities, and proceedings of previous IAMC Workshops, please visit the IAMC Information Site.


The IAMC 2003 workshop is sponsored by the Institute for Mathematical Computation, Department of Mathematical Sciences and Department of Computer Science, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio, USA.

The organizers are seeking funding and other sponsors for financial support of the workshop.


This project has been supported in part by the National Science Foundation under Grant CCR-0201772

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