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 ISAMA'08 proceedings. (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 (revised) and should be emailed to Nat Friedman at artmath@gmail.com. If revisions are requested, they will be due 1 May.


Please print, fill out, and mail the registration form 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 here online. Or email Oumhany Taleb and refer to the I.S.A.M.A Room Block. To get the special room rate, reservations must be received by 7 June.

Local Info

There is a campus map online.

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.

Invited speakers