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Maplesoft Announces Keynote Speakers for 2006 User Conference

Call for Papers Remains Open

WATERLOO, CANADA, January 18, 2006 – Maplesoft™, the leading provider of high-performance software tools for engineering, science and mathematics, announced today three keynote speakers for the Maple Conference 2006. The speakers are Dr. François Cellier, president of the Society of Computer Simulation; Dr. Carl Cowan, president of the Mathematical Association of America; and Dr. Richard Bartels, retired University of Waterloo professor and a renowned computer graphics authority. Maplesoft also announced that its Call for Papers remains open.

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 23-26, 2006 at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario.

"The effective application of mathematics is becoming increasingly important in industry, government and education. This year's Maple Conference will showcase the best examples of what you can do with great tools like Maple," said Dr. Tom Lee, vice president of market development for Maplesoft and Maple Conference chair. "In addition to the prominent keynote speakers, the Conference will feature networking sessions with expert Maple users, contributed sessions, optional training sessions and other interdisciplinary programs that demonstrate how Maplesoft's advanced tools transform the way engineers, scientists, mathematicians, educators and students use mathematics, enabling them to work better, faster and smarter."

The contributed sessions will feature peer reviewed papers from users on a variety of topics. Abstracts will continue to be accepted until March 17, 2006. Proposals should focus on applications in physical sciences, engineering and industry; Maple, MapleNet, and Maple T.A. in education and e-learning; and mathematical research and advanced applications. Proposals should be sent to Dr. Ilias Kotsireas, contributed program chair. He may be reached via phone at 519-884-0710 ext. 2218, fax at 519-746-0677 and e-mail at

For more information about the 2006 Maple Conference, please visit

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 Maple T.A., a Web-based system for creating tests, assignments and exercises, automatically assessing student responses and performance. Its standards-compliant algorithms 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 its education and research activities. For more information, visit

For more information, please contact:
Jennifer Iorgulescu
519.747.2373 x.289
David Resnic or Karla Strobel
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