ISSAC 2020

The International Symposium on Symbolic and Algebraic Computation (ISSAC) is the premier conference for research in symbolic computation and computer algebra. ISSAC 2020 will be the 45th 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 2020 Covid-19 update (May 2nd)

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will organize ISSAC 2020 as a virtual conference. The real-time part of the symposium will be limited to three hours, starting at 3pm EET (12.00 noon UTC), each day from July 20 to 22. The program will include most of the components of a usual ISSAC meeting. Some presentations (e.g., invited talks) will be fully live and some will go live partially. For instance, the authors of accepted papers will be asked to make their presentations (slides/video) available online before the conference, then the live sessions will bring the authors and the audience together for questions/answers/discussion. This format is designed to give a chance to ISSAC participants in all time zones to get the most out of this meeting.

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Important dates


ISSAC tutorials:(cancelled) 20 July, 2020
ISSAC conference: 21-23 July, 2020 20-22 July, 2020

Regular papers

Abstract submission: Friday, January 31st, 2020 (anywhere on earth)
Paper submission: Friday, February 7th, 2020 (anywhere on earth)
Notification of acceptance/rejection: Friday, April 24th, 2020 Monday, June 1st, 2020
Camera-ready copy due: Friday, May 29th, 2020 Monday, June 15th, 2020

Software presentations/Poster Presentations

Submission: June 10th, 2020 (anywhere on earth)
Notification of decision July 1st, 2020 (anywhere on earth)
Final presentations uploaded July 10st, 2020


No conference fees
Deadline for registration: July 15th, 2020 (11:45PM Greek local time = UTC+3)


Conference topics

All areas of computer algebra and symbolic computation are of interest at ISSAC 2020. These include, but are not limited to:

Algorithmic aspects:

Software aspects:

Application aspects: