
Invited Session
PenBased Interfaces for Mathematical Documents
Communicating Mathematics in Digital Era, CMDE 2006
August 1518, 2006. Aveiro, Portugal
While great progress has been made in the composition, storage and manipulation of
mathematical documents, most work starts with the assumption that mathematical content has at
some point been entered using a keyboard, or scanned from a typeset document.
With the widespread availability of Tablet PCs and handheld penbased devices there is an
opportunity for a new generation more natural and more interactive mathematical interface.
The use of the digital pen to enter, edit, communicate mathematical expressions can lead to a
qualitative improvement in
 electronic mathematical collaboration,
 mathematical document composition, and
 interfaces to computational mathematical software (e.g. computer algebra systems).
This session is to present current research in the area of penbased interfaces for
mathematical communication, to stimulate discussion and to receive feedback from the
community.
Important Dates
Abstracts Due   June 10th (passed) 
Conference   August 15th  18th 
PenBased Session   Thursday, August 17th, 9:4512:00 
Programme
Session Introduction: Masakazu Suzuki and Stephen Watt
Title:  A Handwriting Interface for Mathematical Expressions [abstract] 
Speaker:  Masakazu Suzuki (Kyushu U., Japan) 

Title:  Mining Empirical Data to Improve PenBased Mathematical Character Recognition [abstract] 
Speaker:  Stephen Watt (U. Western Ontario, Canada) 

Title:  A Preliminary Report on the MathBrush System [abstract] 
Speaker:  David Tausky (U. of Waterloo, Canada) 

Title:  A CrossApplication Architecture for PenBased Mathematics [abstract] 
Speaker:  Elena Smirnova (The Ontario Research Centre for Computer Algebra, Canada) 
Session Organizers
