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Maplesoft Adds Engineering Track to 2005 Maple Conference

“Making Innovation Happen: Math Modeling Techniques in Engineering with Maple” Will Feature Three Leading Experts in Advanced Design Techniques

WATERLOO, CANADA – July 12, 2005 – Maplesoft, the leading provider of high-performance software tools for engineering, science and mathematics, today announced the addition of an engineering track to its 2005 Maple Conference. “Making Innovation Happen: Math Modeling Techniques in Engineering with Maple” will highlight innovative, real-world applications of Maple technology and demonstrate how Maple, by means of its engineering design tools, has been critical to the success of many engineering projects.

The “Math Modeling Techniques in Engineering with Maple” track will feature three leading experts in advanced design techniques: Dr. Richard Gran, CEO of the Mathematical Analysis Company; Dr. Helmuth Stahl, president of Expert Control; and Dr. Janos Pinter, president of Pinter Consulting. Dr. Gran, the keynote speaker, will discuss “Maple and Simulation - Getting to the Answer Quickly and Painlessly.” Dr. Stahl will present “System Identification and Control System Design.” Dr. Pinter will discuss the Maple Global Optimization Toolbox in his presentation “Global Optimization Applications in Engineering.” Their sessions, which will offer informative and powerful techniques for managing industrial problems, will address topics such as modeling and simulation, technical knowledge management, control system design, rapid visualization of engineering systems and managing error in engineering calculations.

“A major success factor in making innovation happen is using analytical tools like Maple within the design process,” said Paul Goossens, director of commercial market development for Maplesoft. “This session features leading experts in dynamic system modeling, control design and design optimization, and will highlight how Maple not only allows engineers to develop good ideas into great innovations, but also helps them to ‘get it right the first time’ at the prototyping stage, thus reducing costs and time to market.”

"Using DynaFlexPro, we were able to formulate an efficient vehicle dynamics model in the Maple environment." said Matt Stevens, captain of the Waterloo Alternative Fuels Team. "The model was able to predict the behaviour of our vehicle in real-time and was an integral part of a driving simulator that we used to showcase our proposed designs at the 2005 Challenge X competition."

The Maple Conference is an annual meeting of Maple enthusiasts and experts from around the globe and a wide range of disciplines. This year’s conference will be held July 17-21 at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. The “Math Modeling Techniques in Engineering with Maple” track will occur Tuesday, July 19, between 8:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. For more information about the conference, visit http://www.maplesoft.com/mc05.

About Maplesoft
Maplesoft is a leading developer and provider of interactive mathematical software. Its suite of products includes Maple, the most powerful and intuitive tool for solving complex mathematical problems and creating rich, executable technical documents; MapleNet, a Web-based platform for sharing Maple content for collaboration and e-learning; and a range of modelling and simulation add-on tools, including DynaFlexPro, due for release in late July 2005. The standards-compliant algorithms in Maple are renowned for their speed, accuracy and reliability. In addition, Maplesoft leads the market with innovations that make the management of technical knowledge – whether in industry or in a classroom – more effective and efficient. Over two million users at thousands of organizations benefit from advanced Maple technology. The Maplesoft commercial customer base includes Boeing, Bosch, Canon and NASA. Additionally, virtually every major university and research institute in the world, including MIT, Stanford, Oxford and Waterloo, has adopted Maplesoft products to enhance their education and research activities. For more information, visit www.maplesoft.com.