SIGSAM - Special Interest Group on Symbolic & Algebraic Manipulation


The ACM Special Interest Group on Symbolic and Algebraic Manip provides members with a forum in which to exchange ideas aboutall aspects of symbolic mathematical computation. Its scope of interests encompasses the design, analysis, and implementation of algorithms and systems for computer algebra and symbolic computation, and their applications to problems of science and broader society. This includes hybrid symbolic-numeric methods, the representation and manipulation of symbolic data, and the use of symbolic mathematical methods to further scientific goals. SIGSAM is the primary international society in its area and regularly sponsors the annual International Symposium on Symbolic and Algebraic Computation (ISSAC). SIGSAM publishes the quarterly ACM Communications in Computer Algebra.


SIGSAM benefits for FY 2018:

Member Benefits provided to SIGSAM Members:

  • Four issues of the quarterly publication "ACM Communications in Computer Algebra" (distributed electronically, with two double issues printed and mailed to members);
  • A DVD containing the current proceedings of the International Symposium on Symbolic and Algebraic Computation (ISSAC), with selected open source computer algebra software, sent with an issue of our publication;
  • Access to SIGSAM content on the SIGSAM website and in the ACM Digital Library, which includes ISSAC proceedings.
  • Discounted registration to attend the International Symposium on Symbolic and Algebraic Computation (ISSAC)

Community Benefits provided by SIGSAM:

  • Regular sponsorship of the annual ISSAC conference.
  • Funding of the ISSAC Distinguished Paper and ISSAC Distinguished Student Author Awards, presented annually at the ISSAC conference.
  • Funding and adjudication of the Richard Dimick Jenks Memorial Prize for Excellence in Software Engineering applied to Computer Algebra, presented bi-annually at the ISSAC conference.