Second Announcement and Call for Papers



The 7th International Workshop “Computer Algebra in Scientific Computing’2004” will be held at the Euler International Mathematical Institute, Saint Petersburg, Russia in July 12-19, 2004. 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 Mathematica, Maple, MuPAD and others enable their users to solve the following three important tasks within a uniform framework:

  • symbolic manipulation
  • numerical computation
  • 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 provided by application of computer algebra methods and software:

  • exact and approximate computations
  • numerical simulation using computer algebra systems
  • parallel symbolic-numeric computation
  • problem-solving environment
  • Internet accessible symbolic and numeric computation
  • symbolic-numeric methods for differential and differential-algebraic equations
  • algebraic methods in geometric modeling
  • algebraic methods for nonlinear polynomial equations and inequalities
  • symbolic and numerical computation in systems engineering and modeling
  • algorithmic and complexity considerations in computer algebra
  • computer algebra in industry
  • solving problems in natural sciences
  • aspects of computer algebra programming languages
  • automatic reasoning in algebra and geometry

The workshop is intended to provide a forum for researchers and engineers in the fields of mathematics, computer science, numerical analysis, industry, etc. 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.

Program Committee

Organizing Committee

Workshop co-chairs

Vladimir Gerdt (Dubna)
Ernst W. Mayr (Munich)

Program committee

Alkiviadis G. Akritas (Volos)
Gerd Baumann (Munich)
Hans-Joachim Bungartz (Stuttgart)
Andreas Dolzmann (Passau)
Victor Edneral (Moscow)
Victor Ganzha (Munich, co-chair)
Simon Gray (Wooster)
Evgenii Grebenikov (Moscow)
Jaime Gutierrez (Santander)
Ilias Kotsireas (Waterloo, Ontario)
Robert Kragler (Weingarten)
Richard Liska (Prag)
Eugenio Roanes-Lozano (Madrid)

Patrick O’Leary (Galway)
Yosuke Sato (Tokyo)
Werner Seiler (Heidelberg)

Akhmadjon Soleev (Samarkand)
Stanly Steinberg (Albuquerque)
Nikolay Vassiliev (St. Petersburg)
Gilles Villard (Lyon)
Evgenii Vorozhtsov (Novosibirsk, co-chair)
Andreas Weber (Bonn)
Christoph Zenger (Munich)

Workshop general organizing committee

Werner Meixner (Munich, chair)

Annelies Schmidt (secretary)


Local Organizing committee


Nikolay Vassiliev (St. Petersburg)



S. Duzhin (St. Petersburg)

N. Mnev (St. Petersburg)

E. Novikova (St. Petersburg, secretary)

Important Dates

May 1, 2004                    Submission of full paper (up to 15 pages), via email to

May 25, 2004                  Notification of acceptance

June 7, 2004                    Camera-ready papers must be received

June 27, 2004                  Deadline for advance registration


Proceedings                    It is planned to have proceedings containing the full papers


Location and Program

A part of the CASC'04 scientific and social programme is planned from

July 16 evening to July 19 morning to be on a boat with visiting

the Valaam Monastery



The other part of the programme in July 12 morning to July 16 afternoon

is to be in St.Petersburg with the workshop location at the

Euler International Mathematical Institute



VISA Information

At the moment, citizens of many countries need a visa to enter Russia.

There are many tourist agencies in every country readily selling tourist visas to Russia. There is also a possibility to obtain your visa invitation via Euler Institute.

Please note that it may take some time to obtain a visa. Thus, we strongly recommend that you apply at least 1.5 – 2 months in advance.

If you would like to have your visa invitation processed by the Euler Institute (a document to be presented at a Russia Consulate), please read the instructions below.

There are two kinds of visas you may wish to apply for. A tourist visa is quicker to make. However, we heard that some travel grants do not reimburse for tourist visas. In this case you will definitely need a business visa.

1. Fill in the registration form at

    if you have not done so.

2. Upon receiving your registration form as well as the registration forms

    of your accompanying persons the Euler Institute applies to the

    Ministry of Internal Affairs for your Invitation to visit Russia.

3. A month later (in case of a business visa) or a week later (in case of a

    tourist visa) an invitation is issued.

4. We send you the invitation by fax (however we know that several

    Russian Consulates accept only th original papers versions of the

    invitation. In this case we post it to you).

5. You go to the Russian Consulate which you mentioned in your

    visa form and apply for a Russian visa.



Fill in the registration form at