This project provides support for promoting student research on symbolic computation and computational mathematics at the 17th International Conference on Applications of Computer Algebra (ACA 2011), which is hosted by Lamar University and held in Houston, Texas, on June 27-30, 2011. In the past several years there has been a dramatic increase in the use of algebraic and symbolic computation in engineering, science and education. The ACA series of annual conferences is devoted to stimulating and enhancing this important progress through international meetings that emphasize theoretical research and algorithm design for software development, as well as the applications of algebraic and symbolic computation in engineering, physical and medical sciences, pure and applied mathematics, and education.

The ACA conferences traditionally work to ensure the future vitality of the application fields of algebraic and symbolic computation by facilitating development and nurturing of a community of capable graduate students and entry-level scientists. Through keynote speakers, talks, themed workshops, timely and topical tutorials, this conference provides mechanisms for graduate students and young scientists to meet each other in a scientifically rigorous setting. With researchers coming from all around the world, this conference makes a broad impact on both the algebraic and symbolic computation research community and the user community. Leading software companies such as MapleSoft and Wolfram Research have been regularly attending ACA meetings.

Project Report

This NSF grant is for supporting the 17th International Conference on Applications of Computer Algebra (ACA-2011), which was held on June 27-30, 2011 at the Hilton Southwest Hotel in Houston, Texas. International Conference on Applications of Computer Algebra is a major annual meeting dedicated to reporting serious applications of computer algebra theories and tools for computer science, mathematics, logic, science, engineering and education. With 93 attendees coming from 20 different countries and states, the organizers of this conference (who are also the PIs of this grant) have helped to promote the progress of theoretical research and algorithm designs for software development and the applications of algebraic and symbolic computation in engineering, physical and medical sciences, pure and applied mathematics, education, communication and computer science. Besides 66 scientific presentations, the organizers have also organized five timely and topical keynote talks and a Panel Discussion on trends in symbolic computation development and applications. Nurturing the community has been emphasized through the conference to ensure the future vitality of the application fields of algebraic and symbolic computation by facilitating development and nurturing of a community of capable graduate students and entry-level scientists. $7,000.00 from the NSF grant have been used to support graduate students – future of our community.

Agency
National Science Foundation (NSF)
Institute
Division of Computer and Communication Foundations (CCF)
Type
Standard Grant (Standard)
Application #
1115922
Program Officer
Balasubramanian Kalyanasundaram
Project Start
Project End
Budget Start
2011-05-01
Budget End
2013-04-30
Support Year
Fiscal Year
2011
Total Cost
$7,000
Indirect Cost
Name
Lamar University Beaumont
Department
Type
DUNS #
City
Beaumont
State
TX
Country
United States
Zip Code
77705