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               SPECIAL ISSUE FOR ISSAC 2011

    *****   EXTENDED DEADLINE: October 30th, 2011 *****

Guest Editors: Ioannis Z. Emiris, Eric Schost

The International Symposium on Symbolic and Algebraic Computation
(ISSAC) is the premier annual conference to present and discuss new
developments and original research results in all areas of symbolic
mathematical computation. This special issue is related to topics
discussed in the context of the ISSAC 2011 Conference, held in San

All areas of computer algebra and symbolic computation are of
interest. These include, but are not limited to:

 Algorithmic aspects: Exact and symbolic linear, polynomial and
 differential algebra. Symbolic-numeric, homotopy, and series methods.
 Computational geometry, group theory, number theory, quantifier
 elimination and logic. Summation, recurrence equations, integration,
 ODE & PDE. Theoretical and practical aspects, including algebraic
 complexity, and techniques for important special cases.

 Software aspects: Design of packages and systems, data representation.
 Parallel and distributed algebraic computing, considerations for
 modern hardware. User-interface issues, and use with systems for,
 e.g., digital libraries, courseware, simulation and optimization,
 automated theorem-proving, computer-aided design, and automatic

 Application aspects: Applications that stretch the current limits of
 computer algebra, use it in new ways, or apply it in situations with
 broad impact, in particular to the natural sciences, life sciences,
 engineering, economics and finance, and education.

The submission is open to contributions not necessarly related to
papers included in the proceedings of ISSAC 2011. Papers must not
duplicate work already published or submitted for publication
elsewhere. Improved or extended versions of papers included in the
proceedings of ISSAC 2011 are welcome; in that case, a cover letter
should explain what are the new ideas compared to the related ISSAC
2011 proceedings paper.

- submission: (extended) 30th of October, 2011
- notification of acceptance / rejection: early April 2012
- camera ready version: May 2012
- issue ready: July 2012

All the papers will be refereed according to the JSC standards.
Papers submissions should follow the guidelines for JSC submssions
(see www4.ncsu.edu/~hong/jsc.htm) and should be submitted to easychair
at http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=jscissac11 

The introduction of the paper must explicitly address the following
questions in succinct and informal manner:
 - What is the problem?
 - Why is the problem important?
 - What has been done so far on the problem?
 - What is the main contribution of the paper on the problem?
 - Why is the contribution original?
 - Why is the contribution non-trivial?

All the main definitions, theorems and algorithms must be illustrated
by simple but meaningful examples.

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