NAOMI Workshop

Jen Chang jen at
Fri Feb 6 03:51:25 CET 1998

    The First North American OpenMath Initiative Workshop
        Simon Fraser University, Harbour Centre Campus
                  Vancouver, BC, Canada

                    February 13, 1998
                     8:30am - 5:00pm
                    FINAL ANNOUNCEMENT
PolyMath Development Group is pleased to announce that the 
First NAOMI Workshop will be held in Vancouver on February 13,

The International OpenMath Consortium started in Europe to 
create such a standard. Now, the OpenMath standard itself has
matured to the point where it will be a way of describing 
semantic mathematical information in the World Wide Web
Consortium's MathML (HTML Math) effort (details available on
W3C's pages, including basics).

NAOMI is the organization coordinating North American research 
and development of enterprise solutions for building OpenMath-
conformant applications and environments. Applications of the 
standard range from symbolic and numeric computing, through
education and online publishing, and through to aerospace and
other complex engineered systems.

------------ Preliminary Workshop Schedule ------------------

08:30	Registration and Refreshment

09:00   Welcome -- NAOMI Directions
        Stephen Braham, PDG, CECM, SFU

09:30   OpenMath Server Kit
        Chris Howlett, Web Pearls Inc.

10:00   The OpenMath Java Library
        Terrance Yu, PDG, CECM, SFU

10:30   Refreshment Break

11:00   TechBC and Distributed Learning
        John Nesbit, TechBC

11:30   OpenMath JavaBeans 
        Trevor Bradley, TechBC

12:00   Lunch

13:30   IBM TechExplorer Development Kit
        Angel Diaz, IBM TJ Watsons

14:00   Reduce/OpenMath Prototype
        Marc Gaetano, Konrad-Zuse-Zentrum fur 
        Informationstechnik Berlin

14:30   OpenMath:  A Teacher's Perspective
        Nathalie Sinclair, SFU and Island Pacific School

15:00   From School to Space:  Globally Shared OpenMath
        Stephen Braham, PDG, CECM, SFU

15:30   Refreshment Break

16:00   Scanned Technical Documents (Tentative)
        Stephen Swift, ImagePower Inc.

16:30   Panel Discussion 
        S. Braham, A. Diaz, M. Gaetano and C. Howlett  


To register for the Workshop, please email the NAOMI Exec Committee
at naomi at or Jen Chang at jen at

For more information about the Workshop, please visit on the world wide web.

We look forward to seeing you at the meeting.

Jen Chang
Technical Coordinator
PolyMath Development Group  (PDG)
Centre for Experimental and Constructive Mathematics
Simon Fraser University
8888 University Drive
Burnaby, BC
Canada  V5A 1S6

Tel:    604.291.5617
Fax:    604.291.5614
Email:  jen at

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