This developers' workshop is aimed for experts who have already produced or are involved in the development of multimedia tools for communicating mathematical experiments and theory, either for scientific research or educational purposes. This workshop is organized in the framework of a WMY2000 programme on Communication of Mathematics, by the Centro de Matemática e Aplicações Fundamentais da Universidade de Lisboa, with a special grant from the Portuguese Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia, with the collaboration of the Sonderforschungsbereich 288 at the Technical University of Berlin, and the Centre for Experimental and Constructive Mathematics of the Simon Fraser University, Canada.
The workshop will give insight into the scientific methods and numerical algorithms implemented inside multimedia tools. It will provide an overview of the range of mathematical targets and solutions. The workshop is aimed at developers and not product managers, and focuses on the scientific aspects of the product, which might be software, a video, or a different media.
A collection of articles on the scientific techniques used in each product will provide an invaluable and up-to-date reference book on presently available multimedia tools for Mathematics. Springer-Verlag has agreed to publish this book, which will appear in their new series Mathematics and Visualization series.