Submissions - Guidelines - Proceedings

The International Mathematica Symposium is an interdisciplinary conference covering the fields of scientific investigation, technical design and artistic creation. So it addresses the academic community (teaching or research) as well as the industrial sphere or the world of arts. Besides, the past IMS sites reflect the variety of topics entered upon.

IMS'06 is both a traditional conference with papers in talk or poster form and a workshop with dedicated hands-on sessions and discussion panels ; so contributions to the symposium may be in one or several of these forms. In case of a doubt or if they need further or more detailed information, authors are invited to contact the organizers (

Call for Contributions

Participants are invited to submit one or more of the following: an abstract in english for a paper, a proposal for a discussion panel or a hands-on session. The process is detailed in the following sections. Oral presentations and posters will be published in electronic form (see the proceedings section below for more details).
Please do notice we offer a grace delay until January 27, 2006.

Important Dates and Deadlines

Abstract (initial proposal) : January 27th, 2006
Notification of acceptance or rejection : February 10th, 2006
Full paper : March 23rd, 2006

Other proposals : January 27th, 2006
Notification of acceptance or rejection : February 10th, 2006

Talks and Posters: Dates and Process

This year, there is a common process for talks and posters. Participants are first invited to submit one or several abstracts. When the abstract is accepted, the program committee decides whether the contribution will be delivered as a talk or a poster.

Abstracts (initial submissions)

You are invited to submit abstracts (initial submission) to the symposium by January 27th, 2006. Papers may cover any aspect of the use of Mathematica, or of Mathematica-related development activities. Contributions are invited in (but are not limited to) the fields of:

  • Pure and Applied Mathematics
  • Algorithms and Computer Algebra
  • Theoretical or Applied Computer Science
  • Physics
  • Complexity Analysis
  • Biology and Life Sciences
  • Human Sciences
  • Architecture
  • Engineering
  • Economy and Finance
  • Graphics and Design
  • Visual Arts and Music
  • Education
  • Miscellaneous Applications

Abstracts (initial submissions) are one-page papers in the form of Mathematica notebooks. The stylesheet to use for the Mathematica notebook is the ArticleModern style. To submit their contribution(s), authors have to fill in the attached template (IMS06AbstractTemplate.nb) and send it by e-mail to

Notification of Acceptance or Rejection

Each abstract submitted to IMS is reviewed by the program committee. The corresponding author for each abstract will be notified by email whether the abstract is accepted or rejected.

Full Paper

If the abstract is accepted by the program committee, authors will be invited to submit a less than 15-page paper written in english, by March 23rd, 2006 for review by the committee. These papers shall be in the form of Mathematica notebooks (see submission guidelines below for more details). An accepted paper will be published only if a full version has been received by this date and if at least one author has registred for the symposium.

Oral sessions

Talks are planned to last 30 minutes (20 minutes for the talk and 10 minutes for questions). At IMS venue, rooms for presentations will be equipped with computers with Mathematica 5.2 and PowerPoint, connected to a video-projector. They will also have CD reader and USB connector, but you can send your presentation in advance by e-mail to, and we will install it on the right computer. Small time slots will be available for the last tuning of the presentation.

Regarding the display of posters, the format to be used will be specified later.

Other Contributions

The IMS'06 organizing committee also seeks proposals for discussion panels or hands-on sessions (software or package demonstrations, workshops). The corresponding author for each proposal will be notified by email whether the proposal was accepted or rejected by February 10th, 2006.

To submit their contribution(s), authors have to fill in the attached template (IMS06AbstractTemplate.nb) using the ArticleModern style, and send it by e-mail to

Discussion Panels

Participants are invited to propose discussion panels on topics of their choice. They are asked to indicate whether they would be interested in chairing the proposed discussion panel. They are invited to submit their proposal(s) by sending a mail to The proposals are invited in (but are not limited to) such topics as :

  • Mathematica in high school
  • Mathematica in higher education
  • Mathematica in industry
  • Constitution of user groups and networks
  • Publishing with Mathematica
  • User requests about the Mathematica design

Hands-on sessions

It is open to colleagues or vendors to give laboratory demonstrations without delivering a paper, or, having delivered a paper in the ordinary way, to give a separate hands-on demonstration. These will normally last one hour and thirty minutes.

Proposals for hands-on sessions should take the form of a brief description of the content of the presentation : a one-page Mathematica notebook is appropriate.

Submission Instructions/Guidelines

Abstracts (classical or poster) and other proposals should be submitted in the form of Mathematica notebooks. To submit their contribution, authors have to fill in the attached template (IMS06AbstractTemplate.nb) using the ArticleModern style, and send it by e-mail to The stylesheet to use for the submitted Mathematica notebooks is imperatively ArticleModern.

The selected best papers will appear in a special issue of The Mathematica Journal. We ask all the authors to follow the guidelines for submission in this journal when formatting their full papers. These guidelines are available at as well as a style sheet and an Author's Palette available for download.

Proceedings of the Symposium

All the contributions to the symposium will be archived on a free open website. They will also be recorded on a CD-ROM or a DVD-ROM given to participants. So there will be no printed proceedings. Nevertheless, a selection of papers will be published in the Journal of Symbolic Computation and the Mathematica Journal. Other journals are also considered.

More precise information will be given later.