The International Mathematica Symposium (IMS) is an interdisciplinary conference for users of Mathematica in a wide variety of disciplines such as

  • Applied and Pure Mathematics,
  • Natural and Life Sciences,
  • Social Sciences and Law,
  • Engineering,
  • Graphics and Design,
  • Arts and Music,
  • Education, and
  • Applications in Industry.

The 6th International Mathematica Symposium, IMS 2004, will be held at the Banff Centre of Arts in Banff, Alberta, Canada, from August 2nd to August 6, 2004 with optional pre- and post-conference training sessions.

If you would like us to send you the IMS Poster,
please send an email to Christian Jacob.

Call for Papers

Important Dates:

Initial Paper Submission:

February 29, 2004

Notification of Acceptance / Rejection:

April 7, 2004

Final Paper Submission:

May 1, 2004

For IMS 2004, the proceedings will be published in electronic form on CD only. This will give authors of 'papers' much more flexibility than a printed book.

Initial Paper Submission

You are invited to submit 'initial papers' to the Symposium by February 29, 2004. Papers may cover any aspect of the use of Mathematica or of Mathematica-related development activities in the categories described above, but are not limited to these categories listed.

'Initial papers' are complete or substantially complete papers with at least a 100-word abstract and an overall description of the paper, a summary of the methods and results, and an indication of what will be in any incomplete section.

Paper Format

  • Preferrably, your submissions should be in the form of Mathematica notebooks. However, submitting in PDF (Portable Document Format) is also fine for your initial submission.

  • Your submitted paper should not exceed 20 (twenty) pages, when printed on US Letter paper.

  • There are no preferred styles to use for your Mathematica notebook submissions. (As a suggestion for your initial submissions: use the HelpBrowser style, as this will be close to the final IMS style sheet.)

Submission Procedure

Paper are to be submitted by email to the following address:

Notification of Acceptance / Rejection

Each paper submitted to IMS is peer-refereed by an international program committee. The corresponding author for each paper will be notified by email whether their paper was accepted or rejected by April 7, 2004.

Final Paper Submission

By submitting a paper, the author(s) agree that, if their paper is accepted, they will submit a final camera-ready version (in the form of a Mathematica notebook) by May 1, 2004, they will register at least one author (regular registration) by the deadline for camera-ready papers, and at least one author will attend and present the accepted paper at the Symposium.

More guidelines on the notebook styles and formatting requirements for the final submissions download either of the following packages of notebooks:

Paper submission instructions will become available soon.

Call for Contributions

Important Date:

Contribution Proposal:

April 15, 2004

The IMS 2004 Organizing Committee also seeks proposals for

  • Discussion Panels and Workshops on topics such as

    • Visualization & Graphics with Mathematica,
    • Mathematica in Education,
    • Mathematica in Arts and Design,
    • Mathematica in Industry

    • Using Mathematica for Publishing, and
    • Mathematica in High-Performance Computing,

  • Art Exhibitions, and

  • Displays / Exhibition Booths by vendors and sponsors.

Please submit your proposals on or before April 15, 2004 by email to Christian Jacob directly or

Program Committee

  • Paul Abbott, University of Western Australia, Australia
  • Vladimir Buber, Murmansk State Technical University, Russia
  • Greg Chaitin, IBM, USA
  • Seth Chandler, University of Houston, USA
  • Gautam Dasgupta, Columbia University, USA
  • Vladimir Demidov, University of Tromso, Norway
  • Claudio Dupre, Research Institute for Symbolic Computation, Austria
  • Bradford Garton, Columbia University, USA
  • Alexander Georgiev, Nokia Mobile Phones, USA
  • Juha Haataja, CSC-Center of Scientific Computing, Finland
  • Allan Hayes, De Montfort University, UK
  • Antero Hietamaki, Rovaniemi Polytechnic, Finland
  • Christian Jacob, University of Calgary, Canada
  • Mariusz Jankowski, University of Southern Maine, USA
  • Jarkko Kari, Iterated Systems Inc., USA
  • Hiromi Kawase, Tokyo Denki University, Japan
  • Veikko Keranen, Rovaniemi Polytechnic, Finland
  • Robert Kragler, Fachhochschule Ravensburg-Weingarten, Germany
  • Shigeki Matsumoto, Konan University, Japan
  • Philip Miller, Carnegie-Mellon University, USA
  • Peter Mitic, Positive Corporation Ltd.,UK
  • Chikara Miyaji, Japanese Institute of Sports Sciences, Japan
  • Richard Noss, Institute of Education, UK
  • Alexander Papusha, Murmansk State Technical University, Russia
  • Philip Ramsden, Imperial College, UK
  • Heikki Ruskeepaa, University of Turku, Finland
  • Susumu Sakakibara, Iwaki Meisei University, Japan
  • Klaus Sutner, Carnegie-Mellon University, USA
  • Dana Scott, Carnegie-Mellon University, USA
  • Yoshihiko Tazawa, Tokyo Denki University, Japan
  • Felix Ulmer, Universite de Rennes, France
  • Paul Wellin, Wolfram Research, USA

About the History of IMS

The International Mathematica Symposium has been held five times since its inception in 1995:

  • IMS 1995 (Southampton, United Kingdom),
  • IMS 1997 (Rovaniemi, Finland),
  • IMS 1999 (Linz, Austria),
  • IMS 2001 (Tokyo, Japan), and
  • IMS 2003 (London, United Kingdom).