Welcome to ISAMA'09!
ISAMA'09 will be held 22–25 June 2009 at the
University at Albany
in Albany, NY, USA. The revised schedule
of talks is now online.
The main purpose of ISAMA'09 is to bring together persons interested
in relating mathematics with the arts and architecture. This
includes teachers, architects, artists, mathematicians, scientists,
and engineers. As in previous conferences, the objective is to share
information and discuss common interests. We have seen that new ideas and
partnerships emerge which can enrich interdisciplinary education. In
particular, we believe it is important to begin interdisciplinary
education at an early age, so one component of ISAMA'09 will be teacher
workshops for all levels: K–12 in addition to college.
Talks will be held 22–24 June and workshops on 25 June.
Fields of Interest
ISAMA'09 will focus on the following fields related to mathematics:
Architecture, Computer Design and Fabrication in the Arts and
Architecture, Geometric Art, Sculpture, Music, Dance, Mathematical
Visualization, Tesselations and Origami.
These fields include graphics interaction, CAD systems, algorithms,
fractals, and graphics within mathematical software (Maple, Mathematica, etc.).
There will also be associated teacher workshops.
Call for papers
There will be a Conference Proceedings.
Papers should be submitted in Word and should
follow the same format as in the
(This is the same as the Bridges format.)
The presentation should be primarily visual and contain at least 10 images.
Papers are due 1 April
and should be emailed to Nat Friedman at
If revisions are requested, they will be due 1 May.
Please print, fill out, and mail the
with a check to cover the registration fee of US$200.
A block of rooms has been reserved for ISAMA'09 attendees
at the special rate of $85.50/night (including breakfast and 14% tax)
at a hotel located opposite the campus:
Best Western Sovereign Hotel
1228 Western Avenue
Albany, NY 12203
Tel: +1-518-618-1125, Fax +1-518-489-2712.
Reservations at this special rate can be made
. Or email
and refer to the I.S.A.M.A Room Block.
To get the special room rate, reservations must be received by 7 June.
There is a campus map
Parking: There is parking in Visitor Parking Lot 1 (green) just off
the Circle at the top of the map. You can access VPL 1 by entering
the Circle from Washington Ave at the top. It is a short walk from
VPL 1 to the center entrance of the main rectangular Academic Podium
(grey buildings). There are stairs going down one level to the lecture
centers. LC 4 is on the left. Western Ave is at the south boundary of the
campus, just above Keys To Lines and Symbols on the map, where there is
an entrance (oval) to the campus. You can enter there and drive around
the Perimeter Road either right or left, to get to the Circle and VPL 1.
Car Pool: It is about a 20-25 minute walk to the Podium. Otherwise,
meet in the hotel lobby at 9:00 am to carpool to the conference.
Sunday night dinner: For people arriving on Sunday, we will meet for
dinner in the hotel lobby at 6:30 to car pool to the Western Diner, 2019 Western Ave.