International Symposium on Symbolic and Algebraic Computation

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International Symposium on Symbolic and Algebraic Computation
Abbreviation ISSAC
Discipline Symbolic computation
Publication details
Publisher ACM
History 1988–
Frequency annual

ISSAC, the International Symposium on Symbolic and Algebraic Computation, is an academic conference in the field of computer algebra. ISSAC has been 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 have been published by ACM.[2] ISSAC is considered as being one of the most influential conferences 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 between 1966 and 1987 under the names SYMSAM, SYMSAC, EUROCAL, EUROSAM and EUROCAM.[4] The Richard D. Jenks Memorial Prize for excellence in software engineering applied to computer algebra is awarded at ISSAC every other year since 2004.

Conference topics[edit]

Typical topics include:[5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Past ISSAC Conferences
  2. ^ Computer Algebra Conferences listed on the SIGSAM website
  3. ^ Conference Ranks
  4. ^ Wester1999 - Computer Algebra Systems -- a practical guide, page 367
  5. ^ ISSAC 2012 Call for papers

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