The 8th International Workshop 
       on Computer Algebra in Scientific Computing
          September 12-16 2005, Kalamata, Greece
           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.
They only require a valid passport or an ID card (for Schengen countries)
Australia, Canada, Israel, Japan, New Zealand, Iceland, Switzerland and
USA citizens, entering Greece for a period of less than 3 months require
only a valid passport. They do not require a visa. For visits exceeding 3
months, authorization must be obtained in person by applying to the Aliens
Bureau at least 20 days prior to the 3-month expiration date.
Citizens of countries other than the above, should contact the nearest
Greek Consulate office or Greek Embassy regarding visa requirements. To
locate the Greek Consulate office or Greek Embassy nearest to you, please
refer to the following lists:

1./ Greek Embassies and Greek Consulates provided by http://www.mfa.gr/
    (Ministry of Foreign Affairs) 

2./ Greek Authorities in North and South America, Europe, Asia, Africa and
    Australia. provided by http://www.greekembassy.org/ (Embassy of Greece
    in Washigton D.C.)