This book presents the refereed proceedings of the Fourth International Symposium on Design and Implementation of Symbolic Computation Systems, DISCO '96, held in Karlsruhe, Germany, in September 1996. The volume includes four invited contributions surveying the state of the art in a particular subfield or pointing to some new research directions together with 31 revised full papers selected from a total of some 70 submissions. Many current aspects of mathematical software systems, as employed e.g. in computer algebra, automated theorem proving, or al- gebraic specification are addressed.
DISCO 92 was held on the Newton Park campus of Bath College of Higher Education, England, April 13-15, 1992. Beside the formal lectures dedicated to design and implementation issues of computer algebra, there were several software demonstrations and an opportunity for system designers to compare systems. This volume presents the proceedings of the conference. It contains 18 papers on a variety of design and implementation issues. One general theme which clearly emerges is the need for interconnections between systems, as no one systems incorporates all the facilities that users want. Various effortsare being made to design such links, but generally in limited contexts (suchas the Maple project or the Posso project).
This volume constitutes the proceedings of the International Symposium on Design and Implementation of Symbolic Computation Systems (DISCO '93), held in Gmunden, Austria, in September 1993. The growing importance of systems for symbolic computation has greatly influenced the decision of organizing this third conference in the series: DISCO '93 focuses mainly on the most innovative methodological and technological aspects of the design and implementation of hardware and software systems for symbolic and algebraic computation, automated reasoning, geometric modeling and computation, and automatic programming. The general objective of DISCO '93 is to present an up-to-date view of the field and to serve as a forum insymbolic computation for the scientific exchange among academic, industrial and user communities. Besides invited talks by Buchberger, Monagan, Omodeo and Hong, the volume contains 28 contributions, carefully selected by a highly competent international program committee from a total of 56 submissions.
New methodological aspects related to design and implementation of symbolic computation systems are considered in this volume aiming at integrating such aspects into a homogeneous software environment for scientific computation. The proposed methodology is based on a combination of different techniques: algebraic specification through modular approach and completion algorithms, approximated and exact algebraic computing methods, object-oriented programming paradigm, automated theorem proving through methods à la Hilbert and methods of natural deduction. In particular the proposed treatment of mathematical objects, via techniques for method abstraction, structures classification, and exact representation, the programming methodology which supports the design and implementation issues, and reasoning capabilities supported by the whole framework are described.
"This comprehensive reference work provides immediate, fingertip access to state-of-the-art technology in nearly 700 self-contained articles written by over 900 international authorities. Each article in the Encyclopedia features current developments and trends in computers, software, vendors, and applications...extensive bibliographies of leading figures in the field, such as Samuel Alexander, John von Neumann, and Norbert Wiener...and in-depth analysis of future directions."
The well attended March 1994 HIse workshop in Amsterdam was a very lively con ference which stimulated much discussion and human-human interaction. As the editor of this volume points out, the Amsterdam meeting was just part of a year-long project that brought many people together from many parts of the world. The value of the effort was not only in generating new ideas, but in making people aware of work that has gone on on many fronts in using computers to make mathematics more understandable. The author was very glad he attended the workshop. * In thinking back over the conference and in reading the papers in this collection, the author feels there are perhaps four major conclusions to be drawn from the current state of work: 1. graphics is very important, but such features should be made as easy to use as possible; 2. symbolic mathematical computation is very powerful, but the user must be able to see "intermediate steps"; 3. system design has made much progress, but for semester-long coursework and book-length productions we need more tools to help composition and navigation; 4. monolithic systems are perhaps not the best direction for the future, as different users have different needs and may have to link together many kinds of tools. The editor of this volume and the authors of the papers presented here have also reached and documented similar conclusions.
The growing importance of the systems for symbolic computation has greatly influenced the decision of organizing DISCO '90 which is short for International Symposium on Design and Implementation of Symbolic Computation Systems. DISCO '90 focuses mainly on the most innovative methodological and technological aspects of hardware and software system design and implementation for Symbolic and Algebraic Computation, Automated Reasoning, Software Environments (Languages and User Interfaces), and Automatic Programming. In particular, it includes papers on the design and the development of significant running systems. The general objective of DISCO '90 is to present an up-to-date view of the field, while encouraging the scientific exchange among academic, industrial and user communities of the development of systems for symbolic computation.
Distributed and Parallel Systems: From Instruction Parallelism to Cluster Computing is the proceedings of the third Austrian-Hungarian Workshop on Distributed and Parallel Systems organized jointly by the Austrian Computer Society and the MTA SZTAKI Computer and Automation Research Institute. This book contains 18 full papers and 12 short papers from 14 countries around the world, including Japan, Korea and Brazil. The paper sessions cover a broad range of research topics in the area of parallel and distributed systems, including software development environments, performance evaluation, architectures, languages, algorithms, web and cluster computing. This volume will be useful to researchers and scholars interested in all areas related to parallel and distributed computing systems.
This volume contains selected papers presented at the Fourth Asian Symposium on Computer Mathematics. There are 39 peer-reviewed contributions together with full papers and extended abstracts by the four invited speakers, G.H. Gonnet, D. Lazard, W. McCune and W.-T. Wu, and these cover some of the most significant advances in computer mathematics, including algebraic, symbolic, numeric and geometric computation, automated mathematical reasoning, mathematical software, and computer-aided geometric design.