|Pen-Based Mathematical Computing
|Stephen M. Watt and Clare So
Ontario Research Centre for Computer Algebra
Department of Computer Science Middlesex College
The University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada N6A 5B7
|Purpose of Session|
|With the wide-spread availability of Tablet PCs there is an oppotunity for a new paradigm of interface for popular mathematical software packages. The use of the pen to enter, edit, and manipulate mathematical expressions can lead to a qualitative improvement in the eas of use of computer algebra systems. The purpose of this session is to explore this area.
At ACA last year one of this session's organizers (Watt) gave an invited talk "Strategies for Pen-Based Computing", reflecting the direction that his research group was taking in this area.
A number of other groups, individuals and corporations have also been working on this problem. We know these people and would ask for their participation in the special session. These include:
I suspect that this session might attract people to attend who are interested, but not working in the area.
We would initially request 2 two hour blocks, with the possibility of adjusting this after feedback from the invitees.