## About these proceedings

### Introduction

This volume contains the papers, updated in some cases,
presented at the first AISMC (Artificial Intelligence and
Symbolic Mathematical Computations)conference, held in
Karlsruhe, August 3-6, 1992. This was the first conference
to be devoted to such a topic after a long period when SMC
made no appearance in AI conferences, though it used to be
welcome in the early days of AI. Some conferences were held
recently on mathematics and AI, but none was directly
comparable in scope to this conference.
Because of the novelty of the domain, authors were given
longer allocations of time than usual in which to present
their work. As a result, extended and fruitful discussions
followed each paper. The introductory chapter in this book,
which was not presented during the conference, reflects in
many ways the flavor of these discussions and aims to set
out the framework for future activities in this domain of
research. In addition to the introduction, the volume
contains 20 papers.

### Keywords

AI Computer Algebra Computeralgebra Künstliche Intelligenz Qualitative Modeling Qualitatives Modellieren Scientific Computing Symbolic Mathematical Computation Symbolisches Mathematisches Rechnen Wissenschaftliches Re artificial intelligence intelligence

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