Special Session “Applied and Computational Algebraic Topology“;
ACA 2017  conference:

Jerusalem (Israel) July 17-21, 2017


This special session is included in the 23nd Conference on Applications of Computer Algebra and it  will be celebrated from July, 17 up to July, 21, 2017 at  Lev campus of the Jerusalem College of Technology (JCT), Israel.


Algebraic Topology was in its origin an area of pure mathematics with deep algebraic and geometrical roots, which has had an intense development in the last 120 years. However, in this period this discipline has become the core of several areas of application-oriented research using algebraic topology methods in biology, statistics, engineering, computer science,… The growing number of these interactions has given rise to the field of applied and computational algebraic topology. 
This session is therefore mainly devoted to the computational aspects of this emerging field in all possible directions which include, but are not restricted to: 

  • Computational algebraic topology
  • Computational homological algebra
  • Computational topological dynamics
  • Coding theory and cohomology of groups
  • Topological analysis and processing of digital images
  • Topological analysis of data
  • Stochastic algebraic topology
  • Topological pattern recognition
  • Topological robotics
  • Topology, computer science and parallelism

Thus, as a sequel of the successful sessions held in ACA2010, ACA2011, ACA2013, ACA 2015 and ACA2016 on the same subject held, our aim is to welcome contributions with an active interest in potential and actual applications of algebraic topology in the lines above as well as the computational techniques and problems related to algorithmic algebraic topology. 


Submission of talks :

April 30th, 2017: deadline for submission of talks
May 31st, 2017 : notification of acceptance
Early submission is encouraged, and early notification of acceptance will follow.
Please note that you  have to register for the conference, 
via the ACA 2017 main page.
Final version of abstracts : June 25th, 2017
ACA2017 conference: July,17-21, Jerusalem College Technology, Jerusalem


Sessions talks will be 25 minutes (plus 5 minutes for discussions). If you are interesting in giving a talk, abstracts or extended abstracts (up to four pages, including references) must be submitted in electronic format as LaTeX source+compiled PDF files  (please use the ACA LaTeX template for your abstract ) before the submission deadline  both to one of the organizers. Send also the pdf file to our 

online workshop management system ACAT-ACA2017 

It is planned an special issue on an international journal in “Computational Mathematics”. Papers extending the accepted abstracts at ACAT-ACA2017 will be the main candidates to be reviewed for inclusion in that special issue. 


Graham Ellis
School of Mathematics,
National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland

Marian Mrozek
Institute of Computer Science and Computational Mathematics
Jagiellonian University, Poland

Aniceto Murillo
Departamento de Algebra, Geometria y Topologia,
Universidad de Malaga, Spain

Pedro Real
Institute of Mathematics (IMUS)
Dept. of Applied Mathematics I
University of Seville, Spain

Eduardo Saenz de Cabezon
Mathematics and Computation,
Universidad de La Rioja, La Rioja, Spain