ISSAC 2016

The International Symposium on Symbolic and Algebraic Computation (ISSAC) is the premier conference for research in symbolic computation and computer algebra. ISSAC 2016 will be the 41st meeting in the series, which started in 1966 and has been held annually since 1981. The conference presents a range of invited speakers, tutorials, poster sessions, software demonstrations and vendor exhibits with a center-piece of contributed research papers.


ISSAC 2016 was held on July 20-22, 2016, at Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.

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Important dates


Tutorials: Tuesday, July 19th (2016)
Main conference: Wednesday, July 20th - Friday, July 22nd (2016)

Regular papers

Abstract submission*: Friday, January 15th (2016)
Extended: Monday, January 25th (2016)
Paper submission**: Friday, January 22nd (2016)
Extended: Sunday, January 31st (2016)
Notification of acceptance/rejection: Thursday, March 31st (2016)
Extended: Wednesday, April 6th (2016)
Camera-ready copy due: Tuesday, April 26th (2016)
Extended: Saturday, April 30th (2016)

Software Presentations

Extended Abstract submission: Friday, May 13th (2016)
Extended: Friday, May 20th (2016)
Notification of acceptance/rejection: Friday, June 3rd (2016)
Final version of extended abstract due: Friday, June 24th (2016)

Poster Presentations

Extended Abstract submission: Monday, May 16th (2016)
Extended: Monday, May 23rd (2016)
Notification of acceptance/rejection: Monday, June 6th (2016)
Final version of extended abstract due: Friday, June 24th (2016)
* The website for the abstract submission and the paper submission is the same, i.e. you will not find a distinct area for the abstract submission. You can submit your abstract first, and then override your submission with the full paper. It is to be remarked that you do not need to first submit an abstract prior to the paper if your paper is ready by the abstract submission deadline. The abstract submission possibility serves the purpose to provide authors with more time to complete their papers while the program committee can begin to find suitable reviewers based on the overview they obtain from the abstracts.
** You need to submit an abstract by the abstract submission deadline if your full paper is not completed by the abstract submission deadline.

Conference topics

All areas of computer algebra and symbolic computation are of interest at ISSAC 2016. These include, but are not limited to:

Algorithmic aspects:

Software aspects:

Application aspects:

Invited speakers

The conference features three invited talks by the following speakers:


The conference features three tutorial sessions on Tuesday, July 19th (2016):

Satellite Workshops/Conferences

The conference Milestones in Computer Algebra (MICA 2016), celebrating the achievements of Erich Kaltofen, will be held on July 16th-18th 2016 (prior to ISSAC'16) at the University of Waterloo.

The Waterloo Workshop on Computer Algebra (WWCA 2016), devoted to the 70th birthday of Sergei Abramov, will be held on July 23rd-24th 2016 (right after ISSAC'16) at the Wilfrid Laurier University.

Previous editions of ISSAC