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3rd International Workshop on
PenBased Mathematical Computation
at the Conferences on Intelligent Computer Mathematics,
CICM'09
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).
The Pen Math workshop is intended to bring together researchers in
mathematics formula recognition, interface design, character
recognition and computer algebra systems (CAS).
A goal of the
workshop is to further the integration of penbased mathematics interfaces
with the power of computer algebra systems.
Call for Contributions
We seek presentations and demonstrations for the upcoming Pen Math
workshop, which will be held jointly with MKM 2009 (confederated
in the Conferences on Intelligent Computer Mathematics, CICM 2009)
in Ontario, Canada.
The scope of this workshop includes all aspects of collection,
recognition, design and evaluation of hand written mathematical
equations. Potential topics of interest include:
 Penbased expression entry, editing and manipulation
 Online and offline mathematical formula recognition algorithms
 Structural analysis of ink
 Character recognition algorithms
 Segmentation algorithms
 Semantic methods for disambiguation
 Ink and data collection
 Data sets and ground truth
 Interface design
 Interfacing with computer algebra systems
 Interfacing with document processing systems
 Reports on implementations and experiments
 Applications in education and research
Presentations on other topics with links to the above research
fields and topics will also be welcomed for consideration.
Submission
We are accepting 1 to 2 page abstracts for presentation at the
workshop. We also are seeking hands on demonstrations of
prototype software. The workshop will have 2 hours set aside for
demonstrations.
Abstracts and demonstration proposals should be emailed to penmath2009@cs.uwaterloo.ca
.
Important dates
Presentation abstract deadline: 30 April 2009
Notification of acceptance: 15 May 2009
The Pen Math workshop is on the 8th and 9th of July 2009.
Session Organizers
 George Labahn
David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science, University of Waterloo, Waterloo CANADA
 Stephen M. Watt
Ontario Research Centre for Computer Algebra,
Department of Computer Science, University of Western Ontario, London CANADA
