Special Session in honor of Professor James Davenport


This session will be dedicated to celebrating the scientific achievements of James H. Davenport. James has played invaluable roles in the advancement of mathematics and computer science. He has made wide ranging research contributions encompassing cyber security, programming pedagogy, OpenMath, and perhaps most prominently his work in computer algebra on symbolic integration and quantifier elimination. James is also well known for his extensive service to the community including mentoring of young researchers and the brining together of different groups, most recently in the SC-Square initiative. James has undertaken numerous leadership roles in his home institution (the University of Bath), UK national and international professional societies, and prominent conference series, including of course SYNASC.

The session will feature talks by leading researchers in the field, who will reflect on the impact of James’ contributions and share their own research on related topics. The conference session will provide a unique opportunity for his colleagues, collaborators, and former students to come together and celebrate his remarkable career. It will also serve as a platform to inspire the next generation of researchers to continue building on his legacy and pushing the boundaries of knowledge in these fields. We aim for the session to be a fitting tribute to James and his incredible achievements.

Matthew England, Coventry University (ab9797@coventry.ac.uk)
Ali Kemal Uncu, University of Bath and Austrian Academy of Sciences Radon Institute (akuncu@ricam.oeaw.ac.at)

There will not be submissions and reviewing of papers. This session will be reserved for talks only. Those interested are encouraged to submit a title and short abstract to the organizers.