IMS05IMS'05 just finished in Perth, Australia on August 8th. It was a great event where we learned a lot about how each one was using mathematica and also about upcoming tools from Wolfram. I will let Wolfram announce those tools, but here are some descriptions of where Wolfram is putting some efforts:
- Performance. Wolfram is clearly investing in many different aspect of improving the performance of the mathematica code. This confirms a direction we have seen with recent releases.
- Grid or multi-core computing. I was amazed on how easy it is to parallelize code with Grid Mathematica. Since Mathematica code uses many constructs like Map, they just get replaced by ParallelMap and "voila".
- Tools for users (like me) developping professional code. Including the ability to manage that code in standard code management systems like CVS or Perforce.
- Extension and integration of J/Link. It seems worthwhile to invest a bit in Java as its integration already proven by webMathematica is only going to get better.
- Communication between developers and between teachers and students.
An album of photographs from the conference is at http://ftp.physics.uwa.edu.au/pub/IMS/2005/Photos/ (edited by Veikko Keranen and Paul Abbott).
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Conference PapersThe following list was created from the electronic proceedings index notebook [ online copy ]. Links to in vited speakers' talk notebooks are not yet included.
The Network Structure of Supreme Court Jurisprudence [ nb ]
Seth J. Chandler
Trigonometric Functions of Multiple Angles and Some Special Identities [ nb ]
Tilak de Alwis
Individual Based Models of Spread of Seeds, Pollen, Fungi, and Insects [ nb ]
Art Diggle, Moin Salam, Marta Monjardino
A Mode-Matching Method for Multi-channel Scattering Problems [ nb ]
Morley's Theorem Revisited through Computational Origami [ nb ]
Tetsuo Ida, Hidekazu Takahashi, Dorin Tepeneu, Mircea Marin
Teaching Information Security Algorithms [ nb ]
Progress of ρLog: A Rule-based Programming System [ nb ]
Mircea Marin and Tetsuo Ida
Generating Online Learning Environments with Verifya [ nb ]
Making an Impression in Mathematics Teaching [ nb ]
Electronic Structure of Multi-electron Quantum Dots [ nb ]
Ranga Muhandiramge and Jingbo Wang
Symbolic Numeric Algebra for Polynomials (SNAP) [ nb ]
Mathematics Education Reform and an e-Learning System [ nb ]
Toshihiko Nishimoto and Koichi Fujii
Exploring Board Games Strategies [ nb ]
Symbolic Solution of Boundary Value Problems for Submarine Pipeline Design [ nb ]
Alexander N. Papusha and Roman A. Sinyak
Some Integrals Arising in Quantum Mechanics [ nb ]
Qiang Wen Chao
A Liberalised Mathematical Syntax for Computer-Aided Assessment [ nb ]
Phil Ramsden and Chris Sangwin
Image Processing in a Large 3D Projection System [ nb ]
Acoustic Wave PropagatorA Split Region Implementation [ nb ]
Neil Riste, Bradley McGrath, Jingbo Wang, and Jie Pan
Pricing European and Discretely Monitored Exotic Options under the Lévy Process Framework [ nb ]
Dale Olivier Roberts and Alexander Novikov
mathStatica: Symbolic Computational Statistics [ nb ]
Colin Rose and Murray D. Smith
Integrated Engineering Development Environment [ nb ]
Oliver Rübenkönig, Zhenyu Liu, and Jan Korvink
Interactive Learning [ nb ]
Oliver Rübenkönig and Jan G. Korvink
Effects of Variable Friction Force on Sliding Movement of a Block [ nb ]
Laminar Flow in a Trapezoidal Groove [ nb ]
Linear Algebra over Galois Fields: Teaching Linear Coding by Mathematica [ nb ]
Biomedical Image Analysis [ nb ]
Bart M. ter Haar Romeny
Dither Removal [ nb ]
Bart M. ter Haar Romeny
Edge Preserving Smoothing by Euclidean Shortening Flow [ nb ]
Bart M. ter Haar Romeny and Markus A. van Almsick
Propagation of Harmonic Excitations in Structured Porous Media [ nb ]
M. G. Trefry
A Package for Affine Arithmetic [ nb ]
A Symbolic Vector Analysis Package [ nb ]
Yuzita Yaacob, Stanly Steinberg, and Michael J. Wester
The Marriage of Mr. Mathematica and Ms. Scheme [ nb ]