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          4th International Workshop on 

          Symbolic and Numeric Algorithms for Scientific Computing 

          Timisoara, Romania 

          October 9 - 12, 2002 


Organized by: 

     Department. of Computer Science 

     University of the West, Timisoara, Romania 


     Research Institute for Symbolic Computation 

     University Johannes Kepler, Linz, Austria 



The workshop will be an interaction forum between the two scientific communities  
of symbolic and numeric computing, with the purpose of exhibiting interesting  
applications of these areas both in theory and in practice. 

Topics for submissions to SYNASC: 
          - solving systems of nonlinear equations; 

          - symbolic techniques applied to numerics; 

          - applications of automated reasoning; 

          - artificial intelligence in numeric solving; 

          - multi-agent systems for complex problem solving; 

          - parallel computation for symbolics and numerics; 

          - programming with constraints, narrowing; 

          - reliable approximative computation with reals; 

          - numerics and symbolics for geometry; 

          - scientific visualization. 

but this list is not intended to be exhaustive. 

We also welcome system descriptions related to these areas. 

The choice of this topic is motivated by the belief of the organizers that the dialogue 
of the two communities is very necessary in order to make significant progress in 
making the computer a truly intelligent aid for mathematicians and engineers. 

A special symposium concerning numerical methods will be organized in honour  
of Prof.Dr. Stefan Maruster, the mentor of the Department of Computer Science 
from Timisoara University. 

The official language of the workshop is English.


The submissions will be accepted according to their quality and relevance to the 
conference topics. The proceedings (with ISBN) will be available at the workshop. 
The articles must be written in English. 

Following the workshop, authors are encouraged to prepare an improved final version 
of their papers which will be published in the journal "Annals of the University of  
Timisoara, Mathematics and Computer Science series", ISSN 1224-97-OX. 
(reviewed in Mathematical Reviews and Zentralblatt für Mathematik). 
The journal is distributed, through librarian exchange, to more than 200 academic 
libraries all over the world (http://www.math.uvt.ro/anmath/index.html). 


    Stefan Maruster, University of the West 

     Bruno Buchberger, University Johannes Kepler 

Programme Chairs: 
    Viorel Negru, University of the West 

    Tudor Jebelean, University Johannes Kepler 

Local Chair: 
    Dana Petcu, University of the West 


Programme Committee 

     Stefano Cerri, France 

     Gheorghe Coman, Romania 

     Vladimir Cretu, Romania 

     Christo Dichev, Bulgaria  

     Mircea Dragan, Romania  

     Adina Florea, Romania 

     Laureano Gonzales-Vega, Spain 

     Vladimir Gorodetsky, Russia 

     Stefan Holban, Romania 

     Tetsuo Ida, Japan 

     Calin Ignat, Romania 

     Boris Konev, Russia 

     Mircea Marin, Japan 

     Petru Pau, Austria 

     Bazil Parv, Romania 

     Eugene Roventa, Canada 

     Luminita State, Romania 

     Marie-Claude Thomas, France 

     Ioan Tomescu, Romania 

     Brigitte Trousse, France 

     Dan Tufis, Romania

     Lucia Vaina, USA 


Organizing Committee 


     Alexandru Cicortas 

     Lucian Cucu 

     Mircea Dragan 

     Florin Fortis 

     Cornel Izbasa  

     Ciprian Jichici  

     Daniel Pop 

     Horia Popa 

     Adriana Popovici 

     Daniela Zaharie 



Authors are invited to submit papers electronically by e-mail at the address 
synasc02@info.uvt.ro. Electronic submissions should be in PostScript or PDF 
format (printable in a standard UNIX environment). The length of each paper 
should not exceed 12 pages (text width 16cm, text height 24 cm, 12 points). 
Extended abstracts (3 - 4 pages) will be also accepted. The articles must be 
written in English. 


Important dates: 

     Submission deadline extended: August 7, 2002     

     Acceptance: September 4, 2002 

     Registration: September 11, 2002 

     Final paper: September 11, 2002 (LaTeX source of final versions will be required) 

     Workshop starts: October 9, 2002 


Conferences fee: 

100 Euro (50 Euro for students) covers proceedings, refreshments during  
breaks, cocktail, and banquet. Participants from Eastern Europe may apply 
for reduced participation fee: 50 Euro (25 Euro for students). 


Travel arrangements: 

Bucuresti: various (from Bucharest to Timisoara by plane - 1h or by train - 10 h). 

Air travel from Vienna to Timisoara: daily 13:45 and back 16:30 (Austrian airlines). 

Budapest: various (from Budapest to Timisoara by train - 7h or by bus - 5h). 



The city of Timisoara hosts several prestigious academic institutions (the University 
of the West, the "Politehnica" University, the University of Medicine, and others). 
The city and the surrounding region have an unique history in Romania, being over the 
centuries an object of dispute for several states (Roman, Hungarian, Ottoman, Austrian), 
which left their still visible marks, and, above all, a very multicultural society which 
constitutes a beautiful example of harmony in Romania and in the Balkans (30 Km from 
Serbia). The openness of mind of its inhabitants is probably one of the reasons for starting 
the anti-Communist movement in Romania and for being now one of the economically 
most advanced locations in the country. 

Online information about Timisoara: 
     http://www.uvt.ro(University of the West) 






Social programme: 

A social programme including visits to the historical city, museum, trip to the 
Cave of the Bears or to the Dracula castle, etc. will be planned in detail 
depending on the programme and wishes of the participants. 


Address for correspondence 

     SYNASC 2002 
     University of the West 
     Dept. of Computer Science 
     Bd. V. Parvan 4, 1900 Timisoara, Romania 
     tel./fax: + (40) 56 194002 


For special problems: 

     petcu@info.uvt.ro (Dana Petcu) 


Additional info: http://www.math.uvt.ro 
(or http://web.info.uvt.ro/~synasc02, http://www.info.uvt.ro/~synasc02/)