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Special Session on

Pen-Based Mathematical Computing

Conference on Applications of Computer Algebra (ACA) 2005

July 31 - August 3, 2005. Nara, Japan

With the wide-spread availability of Tablet PCs and hand-held devices there is an opportunity for a new paradigm of interface for popular mathematical software packages. The use of the pen to enter, edit, and manipulate mathematical expressions can lead to a qualitative improvement in the ease of use of computer algebra systems. The purpose of this session is to explore this area.

Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Pen-based interfaces for computer algebra
  • Pen-based expression entry, editing and manipulation
  • Semantic methods for disambiguation
  • Data collection and analysis
  • Structural analysis of 2 dimensional mathematical notation
  • On-line and off-line mathematical handwriting recognition
  • Reports on implementations and experiments

Important Dates

  • Abstracts Due
  • -- June 15 (passed)
  • Conference
  • -- July 31 - August 3
  • Pen-Based Math Session
  • -- August 2


    Session Introduction: Stephen Watt

    Title: An Authoring Tool for Math Web with Pen-based Formula Input Interface [abstract]
    Author: Masakazu Suzuki (Kyushu U., Japan)
    Title: Structural Analysis for Pen-based Math Input Systems [abstract]
    Author: Ian Rutherford and George Labahn (U. of Waterloo, Canada)
    Title: AsirPad -- A Computer Algebra System With Handwriting Interface on PDA [abstract]
    Author: Mitsushi Fujimoto (Fukuoka U. of Education, Japan) and Masakazu Suzuki (Kyushu U., Japan)
    Title: Pen-based Proofs [abstract]
    Author: K. Sutner and V. Adamchik (Carnegie Mellon U., USA)
    Title: A Pen-based Handwriting Interface for Algebraic Expressions [abstract]
    Author: Xiang-Yang Feng, Yasuhisa Okazaki, Hiroki Kondo (Saga U., Japan)
    Title: Requirements for Mobile Intellectual Collaboration [abstract]
    Author: Nadya Belov, Colin Koeck, Werner Krandick, Joshua Shaffer (Drexel U., USA)
    Title: Components for Pen-Based Mathematical Interfaces [abstract]
    Author: Elena Smirnova, Clare So, Stephen Watt, Xiaofang Xie (U. Western Ontario, Canada)

    full list of Talk Abstracts

    Session Organizers

    Stephen Watt and Clare So.
    Ontario Research Centre for Computer Algebra (ORCCA), University of Western Ontario

    Maintained by Elena Smirnova
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