MathML 2002
MathML and Math on the Web
International Conference

June 28-30, 2002 at Hickory Ridge Conference Center Chicago, Illinois

The MathML conference provides a forum to present and discuss current research and applications, with major emphasis on MathML and technologies that ease the use of mathematical and scientific content on the web. It is the aim of this conference to bring together those people involved in creating the future of mathematics on the web.

The conference embraces all areas of MathML technologies, including authoring, rendering, content management, collaboration, searching, archiving, and conversion. Of interest is work involving courseware or other technologies, such as XML, XSLT, web services, typesetting, and computer algebra, provided it relates principally to web-based mathematical communication.

The conference format includes invited speakers, tutorials, contributed papers, posters, and software demonstrations. Participation is sought in all areas.

Contributed papers for MathML 2002 should be submitted in the form of extended abstracts of two to four pages by Friday, February 8, 2002. Submissions will be reviewed by the program committee, and notification of acceptance will be given by Monday, March 4. The abstracts will be placed on the conference web site before the meeting.

A special issue of the Journal of Symbolic Computation (JSC) containing full versions of papers selected from the meeting is planned. Details of this special issue will be provided to the authors of those papers that are accepted for presentation at the conference. Authors who wish to submit papers for this special issue will be requested to do so by Friday, July 26, 2002.

Proposals are invited for high-quality panel sessions. Proposals should include a two-page description and motivation for the topic to be discussed, as well as two pages devoted to the biographies of willing panelists. Panel proposals should be submitted by Friday, February 8, 2002. The program committee will give notification of acceptance by Monday, March 4.

Poster sessions will allow for presentation of new developments and works in progress. Posters to be considered for presentation at the conference should be submitted in the form of abstracts of one to four pages by Friday, March 15, 2002. The program committee will give notification of acceptance by Friday, March 29.

A special session will be devoted to live software demonstrations. To propose a software demonstration, describe the main aspects of the package, emphasizing its unique or novel aspects, in two to five pages (including any screenshots) by Friday, March 15, 2002. The program committee will give notification of acceptance by Friday, March 29.

Submission and Notification
All submissions must be received by the dates specified. Notification of acceptance will be sent by email to the submitting authors. The preferred method for submission is via the web at:

Important Dates

  • February 8 . . . Abstracts for papers and panel proposals due
  • March 4 . . . Notification of acceptance for papers and panels
  • March 15 . . . Poster abstracts and demo proposals due
  • March 29 . . . Notification of acceptance for posters and demos
  • May 31 . . . Last day for early registration
  • June 28-30 . . . MathML 2002 conference
  • July 26 . . . Deadline for full papers for JSC special issue

    General inquiries about the conference should be forwarded to

    Additional conference details and submission guidelines are available at:

    Organizing Committee

  • Angel Diaz, IBM Research
  • Patrick Ion, Mathematical Reviews
  • Neil Soiffer, Wolfram Research, Inc. (General Chair)
  • Stephen Watt, The University of Western Ontario (Program Committee Chair)