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10th International Symposium on 
Symbolic and Numeric Algorithms for Scientific Computing 
Timisoara, Romania 
September 26-29, 2008

Organized by:

Department of Computer Science
West University of Timisoara, Romania

Research Institute for Symbolic Computation
Johannes Kepler University, Linz, Austria

Research Institute e-Austria,
Timisoara, Romania


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

Topics of interests:

  • symbolic techniques applied to numerics;
  • numerics and symbolics for geometry;
  • automated reasoning;
  • computer algebra;
  • solving systems of nonlinear equations;
  • parallel, distributed and web computing for symbolics and numerics;
  • formal system verification;
  • software quality assesment;
  • programming with constraints, narrowing;
  • artificial intelligence in numeric solving;
  • multi-agent systems for complex problem solving;
  • scientific visualization and image processing;
  • grid middleware and applications;
  • workflow management;
  • soft computing;
  • data mining.

This list is not intended to be exhaustive.  We invite submissions in the form of:

  • full research papers,
  • short papers (work in progress),
  • system descriptions and software demonstrations.

Proposals for workshops or technical sessions are also invited.


Revised versions of papers presented at SYNASC'08 will be published in post-proceedings  by Conference Publishing Service (CPS).

General Chairs:

      Bruno Buchberger,  Johannes Kepler University, Linz
      Stefan Maruster, West University  of  Timisoara

Program Chairs:

      Tudor Jebelean, Johannes Kepler University, Linz   
      Viorel Negru, West University  of  Timisoara

Local Chairs:  

      Dana Petcu, West University  of  Timisoara
      Daniela Zaharie, West University  of  Timisoara

Program Committee:

Stefan Andrei, USA
Vasile Berinde, Romania
Charles G. Broyden, UK
Cosmin D. Bocaniala, UK
Stefano Cerri, France 
Gabriel Ciobanu, Romania
Gheorghe Coman, Romania 
Vladimir Cretu, Romania
Monica Crubezy, USA 
Christo Dichev, Bulgaria  
Adina Florea, Romania   
Laureano Gonzales-Vega, Spain
Vladimir Gorodetsky, Russia
Daniele Herin, France
Stefan Holban, Romania 
Tetsuo Ida, Japan
Gabriel Istrate, Romania 
Boris Konev, UK 
Jens Knoop, Austria
Dorel Lucanu, Romania  
Mircea Marin, Japan
Radu Marinescu, Romania
Guy Melancon, France

Markus Müller-Olm, Germany
Richard Olejnik, France
Antal Nagy, Hungary
Laszlo Nyul, Hungary
Vasile Palade, UK
Marcin Paprzycki, Poland 
Bazil Parv, Romania
Gheorghe Paun, Romania
Kalman Palagyi, Hungary
Gheorghe Puscasu, Romania  
Nicolas Sabouret, France
Markus Schordan,  Austria
Amal El Fallah Seghrouchni, France
Daniel Stamate, UK
Luminita State, Romania
Sorin Stratulat, France
Doina Tatar, Romania
Ioan Tomescu, Romania
Brigitte Trousse, France 
Dan Tufis, Romania
Ferucio Tiplea, Romania
Helmut Veith, Austria
Juan Velasquez Silva, Chile 
Stephen Watt, Canada


Papers of up to 8 pages (IEEE conference style), must be submitted electronically through (available after April 1).
Extended abstracts (up to 4 pages) may be submitted for short papers and system presentations.

Proposals for workshops and special technical sessions are also invited. Such workshops and special sessions should have a focus and topic content that relates to the SYNASC08 topics. Workshops and sessions should have a minimum of five papers. Please send a short description (100-200 words) of the proposed workshop or technical session. The description should contain the scope, focus and/or intended content. The proposal should also list the submission procedures, program/review committee members and submission dates (these should be in concordance with the SYNASC08 deadline for final paper submission).

Important dates:

Workshop proposal: 15 April 2008

Papers submission (final deadline): 10 July 2008

Notification of acceptance: 1 August 2008

Final paper and registration: 1 September 2008

Symposium period: 26-29 September 2008

Revised papers for post-proceedings: 21 November 2008

Conference fees:

The estimated registration fee is:

  • 250 Euro (it covers refreshments during breaks, welcome cocktail and symposium dinner and post-proceedings)

Students and participants from Eastern Europe may apply for reduced participation fee:

  • 175 Euro (including post-proceedings).  

Travel arrangements:

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

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

via Budapest: various (from Budapest to Timisoara by plaine - 1h or by train - 7h or by bus - 5h).


The city of Timisoara hosts several prestigious academic institutions (the West University, 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:

Social programme:
   A social programme including visits to the historical city, museum, and possibly a trip to Danube river / center of Romania / wine cave - depending on the programme and wishes of the participants.

Address for correspondence 
     SYNASC 2008
     West University 
     Dept. of Computer Science 
     Bd. V. Parvan 4, 300223 Timisoara, Romania 
     tel: + (40) 256 592155
     fax: + (40) 256 592316
     e-mail: synasc08 [at] info [dot] uvt [dot] ro


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