Call for papers


September 3-5, 2003
École Normale Supérieure de Lyon
Lyon, France

        Submission of manuscripts:  31  March 2003
        Notification of acceptance / rejection: 15  May 2003
        Revised Papers required by:  14  July 2003
        Conference:                 3-5 September 2003

The aim of the symposia on "Real Numbers and Computers" is to bring together specialists from various research areas, all concerned with problems related to computations based on real numbers. These computations may use any number system implemented by a software package or in hardware, including floating and fixed point, "serial", "on line", continued fractions, "exact", multiple precision, interval and stochastic arithmetic.

Results are sought on both applied and fundamental questions. Important topics discussed during these conferences include but are not limited to:
  * Foundation and properties of number systems
  * Computability and complexity
  * Formal aspects and automatic proof checking
  * Links with number theory and automata theory
  * Basic arithmetic operations
  * Implementation of the standard and special functions
  * Engineering of floating and fixed point algorithms
  * Symbolic manipulation of numbers
  * Accuracy and reliability for applications and industry
  * Robust geometric algorithms and exact geometric computation
  * Hardware design support and implementations

The conference will feature invited lectures and contributed talks. Original research results and insightful analyses of current concerns are solicited for submission. Survey and tutorial articles may be suitable for submission if clearly identified as such.

Invited speakers:
  Peter Markstein, Hewlett-Packard, United States
  John Harrison, Intel, United States

Proceedings and special issue:
Instructions for how to submit will be posted on the website of the conference. The proceedings will be distributed at the conference. They will be published electronically by INRIA .

A special issue on real numbers and computers of Elsevier's journal Theoretical Computer Science (TCS) is to follow the conference. Authors of the conference will be strongly encouraged to propose expanded work for review and inclusion.

Steering Committee:
  Jean-Claude Bajard, Montpellier, France
  Jean-Marie Chesneaux, Paris, France
  Christiane Frougny, Paris, France
  Peter Kornerup, Odense, Denmark (chair)
  Dominique Michelucci, Dijon, France
  Jean-Michel Muller, Lyon, France

Program Committee:
  Jean-Paul Allouche, Orsay, France
  Jean-Claude Bajard, Montpellier, France
  Vasco Brattka, Hagen, Germany
  Jean-Marie Chesneaux, Paris, France
  Marc Daumas, Lyon, France (chair)
  James Demmel, Berkeley, United States
  Milos Ercegovac, Los Angeles, United States
  Martin Escardo, Birmingham, United Kingdom
  Christiane Frougny, Paris, France
  Peter Kornerup, Odense, Denmark
  Philippe Langlois, Perpignan, France
  Dominique Michelucci, Dijon, France
  Michael Parks, Sun, United States
  Siegfried Rump, Hamburg, Germany
  David Russinoff, AMD, United States
  Laurent Thery, Sophia Antipolis, France
  Chee Yap, New York, United States

Organizing Committee:
  Nicolas Brisebarre, Lyon, France
  Claude-Pierre Jeannerod, Lyon, France
  Nathalie Revol, Lyon, France
  Gilles Villard, Lyon, France (chair)