Welcome to ISAMA'08!

ISAMA'08 will be held 16–20 June 2008 at the Universidad Politécnica de Valencia in Valencia, Spain.

The purpose of the conference is to provide a forum for the dissemination of new ideas concerning the arts and architecture that are implicitly or explicitly related to mathematics. A highlight will be a visit to the City of Arts and Sciences, designed by Santiago Calatrava for the new millennium, accompanied by lectures on Calatrava's work.

We welcome teachers, artists, architects, mathematicians, engineers, scientists and all others with an interest in the arts and architecture related to mathematics. As in previous ISAMA conferences, the objective is to share information and discuss common interests. We have seen that new ideas and partnerships emerge which can enrich interdisciplinary research and education.


The program for ISAMA'08 is now available!

An interactive campus map of UPV is availble online. The conference locations are:

  • Mon, 16 Jun: Salon de Actos de la CPI (buillding 8G)
  • Tue, 17 Jun: Salon Gisolia del Museo Principe Felipe (CAC)
  • Wed, 18 Jun: Salon de Actos de la CPI (buillding 8G)
  • Fri, 20 Jun: Facultad de Bellas Artes (buildings 3L and 3M)

Call for papers

Papers are invited on subjects in the arts and architecture with implicit or explicit relations to mathematics. Topics might include sculpture, painting, prints, animation, crafts, music, photography, origami, weaving, quilts, poetry, dance, film, and mathematical visualization. Mathematical connections might be found for example in topology, dynamical systems, algebra, differential equations, approximation theory, probability, graph theory, fractals or chaos.

Papers will be published in the conference proceedings volume. For sample papers, please see the ISAMA'07 proceedings. Papers should be formatted in ISAMA style and are not to exceed 10 pages; style files for both LaTeX and Word will be available. Papers should be submitted online (as PDF files) by 1 March.

If you wish to speak at the conference, please submit at least a 2-page extended abstract by this date.


There will be an exhibit whose general objective is to show the usage of mathematics in creating art and architecture. More details will be available later.


Registration is now open. Please register via email. The registration fee for the conference is €200 (200 Euro).


Information about reserving rooms at the three recommended hotels is now online.