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AISB event Bulletin Item


A C A   2 0 0 8                     #
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#              14th International Conference             #
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#            APPLICATIONS of COMPUTER ALGEBRA            #
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#                   July 27-30, 2008                     #
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#                    RISC Institute                      #
#           Castle of Hagenberg, Linz, Austria           #

More information


Conference Coordination

    * Bruno Buchberger (RISC, Linz)

Conference Chairs

    * Vladimir Gerdt (JINR, Dubna)
    * Wolfgang Windsteiger (RISC, Linz)

Deadline for Session Proposals

    * June 1, 2008.


The ACA series of conferences is devoted to promoting all 
manner of computer algebra applications, and encouraging
the interaction of developers of computer algebra systems 
and packages with researchers and users (including 
scientists, engineers, educators, etc.).  

Topics include, but are not limited to, computer
algebra in the sciences, engineering, medicine, pure and 
applied mathematics, education and computer science.

The meeting will be run in the standard format where 
individuals are invited to organize a special session.  
Individuals can propose a special session by contacting
the conference chairs. More details on how to propose a 
session can be obtained from


All paper submissions must be directed 
to an organizer of an appropriate special session.
Deadline for proposing sessions is June 1, 2008. However,
if you want to run a session with stricter reviewing of 
submissions, don't hesitate to propose the session much
earlier, session can be fixed at any time.

Note also the other events at RISC before and after ACA,