Fourth ISAAC Congress 2003

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Book of Abstracts (.dvi, .pdf, .ps)

The ISAAC (International Society for Analysis, its Applications and Computation) board, the local organizing committee and the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at York University, are pleased to announce that the fourth ISAAC Congress will be held at York University in Toronto, Canada, from August 11, 2003 to August 16, 2003.

Plenary Speakers

Special Sessions

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Click here for abstracts in .html format. Not all mathematical content is processed well in this system. An official Book of Abstracts (.dvi, .pdf, .ps) will be distributed to registered participants.

Local Information

York University is located in the Northwest part of the city of Toronto, about a 20-minute drive from Toronto (Pearson) International Airport. It is about 1.5 km S of highway 407/ETR ("Express Toll Route") and about one hour from downtown Toronto by public transportation. (Take the subway to Downsview and then Bus 196 or 106 to York Common.) The lectures and registration will be in Vari Hall and Ross Building, near the centre of the campus. See the location map and the campus map.


Registration will take place from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, August 10, 2003 and will continue throughout the congress (11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday) in Room 1152 Vari Hall. The program will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, August 11, 2003 and end around 12:00 noon on Saturday, August 16, 2003. All plenary talks will be given in Lecture Hall B in Vari Hall. Lectures in three parallel special sessions are given in the classrooms S169, S173 and S174 in Ross Building. Awards to young analysts who are under 40 years of age will be given out at the opening ceremony. There will be a wine and cheese reception for all registered participants commencing at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, August 11, 2003. An excursion to Niagara Falls is scheduled for Wednesday, August 13, 2003. There will be a banquet from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 14, 2003. The ISAAC board will meet from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 12, 2003.


Two computers are set up in S525 Ross Building for participants to use e-mails. Samples of books and exhihibits from several publishers, changes to the program and other items of interest are displayed in Room 1152 Vari Hall.

Registration Fee

(On August 4, 2003, US$1=CDN$1.41 approximately and 1 Euro=CDN$1.60, approximately.)

Registration fees are mandatory for all participants unless waived by the local organizing committee in writing. Cash, cheques or money orders for the registration fee (in Canadian $ only) and payable to York University may be paid at the registration desk. Due to the cost and labor involved in keeping track of credit card payment, no mechanism has been set up to do so.


Single rooms with air conditioning are available on campus for CDN$39.00 (plus 7% GST and 5% PST) per night. Please contact Frank Villiva (e-mail: or Reagan Brown (e-mail: at Hospitality York.

Holiday Inn Express: CDN$85.00 (plus 7% GST and 5% PST) per night. Continental breakfasts are included. Access to York University is easy by public transportation. Make reservation directly with hotel and specify "ISAAC". Tel: (416) 665-3500; Fax: (416) 665-0807

Travelodge Hotel: CDN$88.00 (plus 7% GST and 5% PST) per night. Continental breakfasts are included. Access to York University is easy by public transportation. Guests will be contacting the hotel on an individual basis at 1-888-636-4656 and must quote "YMAT" when making reservations prior to July 26, 2003.


On Monday, August 11, 2003, there will be a wine-and-cheese reception sponsorsed by the Office of the Vice-President Academic, York University. The reception will begin at 7:00 p.m. in the Contact room in the Underground, which is a restaurant in the student center on campus.


On Wednesday, August 13, 2003, there will be an excursion to Niagara Falls. Participation is optional. It is an 8-hour tour. The cost per person for a 55-passenger coach and a tourist guide is CDN$27.00. A minimum of 50 participants is required and meals are not included in the quoted price.


On the evening of Thursday, August 14, 2003, there will be a banquet in the Contact room in the Underground, which is located in the student center. There will be a cash bar at 7:00 p.m. Dinner will begin at 8:00 p.m. It is a buffet-style banquet. Participation is optional. The cost per person is CDN$25.00.


Parking on campus is available for the duration of the congress. Due to the Tennis Championship, which is to take place on the campus of York University in the same week of the congress, there is no way to guarantee unreserved parking. The only option of guaranteed parking is the Aboretum Parking Garage (PS2). The fee for a parking permit is CDN$40.00. The permit must be retained for the duration of the congress and used at entry and exit at the gate. For the first entry, pull a ticket at entrance and just use the permit to get out.

Congress Proceedings

The proceedings of the congress will be published by Kluwer Academic publishers provided that a bulk purchase is guaranteed. If you intend to purchase a copy, it is helpful if you can inform the local organizing committee well in advance. The price can then be negotiated with the publisher accordingly.

Local Organizing Committee

The 3rd ISAAC Congress was held in Berlin in 2001.

This series should not be confused with the meetings sponsored by ISSAC (International Symposium on Symbolic and Algebraic Computation). Nor should we confuse this ISAAC with another one: International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication.

Last updated: August 9, 2003