RIACA stands for Research Institute for
Applications of Computer Algebra. A major part, also denoted by RIACA Research,
is located within the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science of
the Technical University of Eindhoven. There are two other parts: the Expertise
Center CAN, whose home is the Faculty WINS of the University of Amsterdam,
and the project Dynamical Systems, which is located at CWI.
The RIACA Institute has been founded in the middle 1993 with financial
aid from BIF, the "Budget voor Internationale Faciliteiten" of the Dutch
government (het ministerie "Onderwijs en Wetenschappen"). The subsidy to
RIACA amounted to 3 Mfl. The main intention of the ministry was to promote
participation of foreign researchers and research organisations and to
contribute to the internationalisation of promising research. The institute
was founded by the Foundation Computer
Algebra Netherlands (CAN) in cooperation with the Technical
University of Eindhoven and the Kurt
Gödel School in Linz in Austria (also known as RISC Linz).
RIACA intends to play a pivotal role in the research and development of
applications of Computer Algebra in mathematics, science, and engineering.
It aims to be internationally oriented. Thanks to a grant supplied by the
Dutch Ministry of Education and Research, it can provide financial support
for about 4 (temporary) scientific positions and host a few additional
visitors who come with their own financial support. All in all, it can
host about 10 researchers, and is a good location for workshops and conferences.
Go to :
RIACA Home page
Last Update: April 18, 1998.