International Symposium on Symbolic and Algebraic Computation

Issac , the International Symposium on Symbolic and Algebraic Computation , is an academic conference in the field of computer algebra . Issac has leg organized annually since 1988, [1] Typically in July. The conference is regularly sponsored by the Association for Computing Machinery Special Interest group SIGSAM , and the proceedings since 1989 port leg published by ACM. [2] Issac is Considered as being one of the Most Influential conference for the publication of scientific computing research. [3]


The first Issac took place in Rome on 4-8 July 1988. It SUCCEEDED a series of meetings held tussen 1966 en 1987 under the names SYMSAM, SYMSAC, Eurocal, EUROSAM and Eurocam. [4] The Richard D. Jenks Memorial Prize for excellence in software engineering toegepast to computer algebra is Awarded at Issac everytime other year since 2004.

Conference topics

Typical topics include: [5]

  • exactly linear algebra ;
  • polynomial system solving ;
  • symbolic summation ;
  • symbolic integration and computational differential algebra ;
  • computational group theory ;
  • symbolic-NUMERIC algorithms ;
  • the design and implementation of computer algebra systems ;
  • applications of computer algebra.

See also

  • Journal of Symbolic Computation


  1. Jump up^ Past Issac Conferences
  2. Jump up^ Computer Algebra Conferenceslisted on the website SIGSAM
  3. Jump up^ Conference Ranks
  4. Jump up^ Wester1999 – Computer Algebra Systems – A Practical Guide, page 367
  5. Jump up^ Issac 2012 Call for papers