**Call for papers**

**Journal of Symbolic Computation**

**Special Issue on**

**Applications of Computer Algebra**

**ACA 2013**

**Guest Editors:**

**José Luis Galán García
Gabriel Aguilera Venegas
Pedro Rodríguez Cielos**

Submission deadline: October 10th, 2013

Topics

For the special issue, we welcome full/extended versions of papers presented at any of the Special Session of ACA 2013:

Session 0:General Session on Computer Algebra

Session 1:Computer Algebra in Education

Session 2:Computer Algebra for Dynamical Systems and Celestial Mechanics

Session 3:Algebraic and Algorithmic Aspects of Differential and Integral Operators Session

Session 4:Computer Algebra in Coding Theory and Cryptography

Session 5:Nonstandard Applications of Computer Algebra

Session 6:Arithmetic of Algebraic Curves

Session 7:Applications and Libraries development in DERIVE and TI-NSPIRE

Session 8:Computer Algebra in Algebraic Statistics

Session 9:Computer algebra, quantum computing and quantum information processing

Session 10:Computer algebra in algebraic topology and its applications

Session 11:Symbolic and Numerical Methods: Practical Applications

Content

We expect original articles (15-20 pages) that present high-quality contributions that have not been previously published in a journal and that have not been simultaneously submitted for publication elsewhere. The article must satisfy the following minimum criteria.Without these, the paper will not be considered.

- The introduction of the paper must explicitly address the following questions in succinct and informal manner.

- What is the problem?
- Why is the problem important?
- What has been done so far on the problem?
- What is the main contribution of the paper on the problem?
- Why is the contribution original?
- Why is the contribution non-trivial?
- All the main definitions, theorems and algorithms must be illustrated by simple but meaningful examples.
- All the main algorithms should be presented as follows:

- well-indented high-level pseudo-codes, using packages such as "algorithm2e".

- self-contained so that a reader familiar with the topic should be able to understand the algorithm without reading the other parts of the article.

Format

The articles must be formated as follows:

- Written in English.

We kindly request authors to send their contribution to be reviewed by a native English-speaker before submitting it.- Prepared in LaTeX.

We kindly request the authors to use "Elsevier Article Class (elsart.cls)" with "JSC add-on style (yjsco.sty)" and "Harvard style references (elsart-harv.bst)" which can be obtained as the package "JSC LaTex" (that contains all the necessary style files and a template) fromhere.

Submission procedure

Send the following material to jl_galan@uma.es (Subject line should be "ACA13 JSC-SI Submission") at latest by October 10th 2013.

- The submission (in PDF format)
- The name of ACA-2013 session and the title of the talk on which the submission is based.
- A list of at least 4 top experts in the area of the article with the following information.
The person on the list should satisfy the following criteria.

- Name (First, Middle Initial, Last)
- Institution
- E-mail Address
- URL
It is important to note that

- Should be internationally recognized top experts on the topic of the submission.
- Should NOT be from the same institution of the authors.
- Should NOT be former academic advisor of authors.
- Should NOT have co-authored article during last 5 years.
- Should NOT have been asked by the authors whether they are willing to be referees.

- The list is for informing the guest editors and the editorial board on the subject area.
- The guest editor and the editorial board might choose a few referees from the suggested list. However, most referees might
notbe from the list.- If the list violates any of the above criteria, then the paper will be automatically rejected.

Contact

For further information, please send an e-mail to José Luis Galán García at jl_galan@uma.es.

Abstracting & Indexing and Further Information about JSC

TheJournal of Symbolic Computationis abstracted in ACM Guide to Computing Literature; CompuMath Citation Index; Computing Reviews; Current Contents/Engineering, Computing & Technology; INSPEC; Mathematical Reviews; Research Alert; Science Citation Index; Scopus; Zentralblatt MATH.For further information about JSC, please visit its web page here.