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August 01, 2014 – Session Information services for mathematical software, models, and research data at ACA-2016 in Kassel, Germany

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Today mathematical knowledge manifests itself in different form. Besides publications, new forms of mathematical knowledge especially mathematical software, mathematical models, and mathematical data are becoming more and more important. But the access to these resources and their re-use is limited. The absence of powerful strategies and information services is one reason. The session Information services for mathematical software, models, and research data will address some problems of information services for these types of mathematical knowledge.

The aim of the session is to present and discuss some relevant problems and developments for the management and the presentation of information about mathematical software, models, and research data :(a) metadata standards for information services, e.g. citation standards :(b) state of the art of portals and repositories :(c) quality control of mathematical software :(d) management of research data in mathematics :(e) content analysis and semantification especially with respect to their relevance for computer algebra.


See the Homepage of the session for abstracts of the talks.

Round Table Discussion

For the round table discussion the session organizers prepared a list of questions:

1. How do we envision the research infrastructure in computer algebra ten years from now? What’s going on just now?

2. Where will the resources for the computer algebra research infrastructure come from?

3. Are we currently asking the right questions?

4. Are we offering what we need, and do we need what we offer?

5. How can we create a synergy between the efforts of the German Fachgruppe and SIGSAM? More generally, how do we assist and improve communication between different yet similar groups?

Some notes about the discussion

Participants of the round table:

Wolfram Sperber, some general notes about the discussion:

Albert Heinle, some particular notes about perspectives of swmath: