General Information

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.

Some History

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.

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Last Update: April 18, 1998.
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