East Coast Computer Algebra Day 2011

Saturday, April 9, 2011

The University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada


The East Coast Computer Algebra Day (ECCAD) is a one-day meeting for those interested in computer algebra and symbolic mathematical computation. It provides opportunities to learn and to share new results and current work in progress. The schedule includes prominent invited speakers along with contributed posters and software demonstrations. Plenty of time is allowed for unstructured interaction among the participants. Researchers, teachers, students, and users of computer algebra are all welcome!

Program and Schedule

The conference will be held in room DC1302 on the main floor of the William G. Davis Centre. Registration, posters, lunch, and reception will be in DC 1301, or the "fishbowl", the big glass-enclosed room on the main floor. See below for directions to the conference site.

8:30am Registration and competing bagels
9:15am Opening remarks – Ian Goulden, Dean of Mathematics, U. Waterloo
9:30am Clément Pernet, Eliminations and echelon forms in exact linear algebra
10:30am Coffee break and Poster Session I
11:30am Victoria Powers, Rational certificates of positivity
12:30pm Lunch (provided) and Poster Session II
2:30pm Christopher Brown, Computing with semi-algebraic sets: from problem to solution
3:30pm Closing remarks
3:45pm Reception with wine & cheese


ECCAD 2011 is free to attend, but we request that you please register as soon as possible so that we can arrange refreshments and facilities. To register please fill out the form at the bottom of this page.

Posters and Software Demonstrations

Proposals are invited for poster presentations and software demonstrations on any topic related to computer algebra. Abstracts can be submitted through the form at the bottom of this page. Abstracts of accepted contributions received by April 2nd will appear in the conference report and will be published in the ACM Communications in Computer Algebra. Later submissions are still welcome, however.

Invited Speakers

Travel Support

Unlike previous years, the NSF is not providing new funds to support travel. However, the organizers of ECCAD 2010 still have limited funds to help US-based attendees; preference will be given to those presenting a poster or software demonstration, and to those whose documented travel expenses are greatest. Please note it in the registration form below if you would like to be considered for travel support.

Venue, Parking, Directions and Travel

ECCAD will be held in room DC1302 on the main floor of the Davis Centre on the main campus of the University of Waterloo. Directions to the campus and a campus map can be found here. The Davis Centre is on the east side of campus, and is labelled DC on the map. Visitor parking is available at K Lot or OV Lot (north of the Davis Centre) and costs $3. Free parking is available in X Lot (farther north on campus).

US Citizens should note that under the newest provisions of the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative you will need a valid US passport to return to the United States (even if traveling by car).

Some useful (but slightly out of date) information on travel to Waterloo by air and ground is available on the ISSAC 2007 page.


There is no "official" ECCAD 2011 hotel. A number of reasonably priced hotels are in the University of Waterloo area, many of which have a "University of Waterloo rate" (just ask). Some possibilities are:

Some other hotels (in neighbouring Kitchener) are listed here. Accommodation on the ECCAD weekend is quite tight due to a large convention in town. Please book as early as possible, or contact the organizers if you need assistance.


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