Symposium "The Future World Heritage Digital Mathematics Library: Plans and Prospects"

On June 1-3, the Committee on Electronic Information and Communication (CEIC) of the International Mathematical Union (IMU) organized a symposium on "The Future World Heritage Digital Mathematics Library: Plans and Prospects" at the National Academy of Sciences, Washington DC (USA).
The meeting was supported by a grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and was a unique occasion to convene more than 50 worldwide experts to discuss the state-of-the-art, and immediate plans to implement a successful World Digital Mathematics Library (WDML) with special focus on heritage corpus (no copyright hassle) and advanced retrieval facilities (semantic, computable searching rather than mere textual n-grams lookups).
The meeting was an intellectually challenging, two and a half days long collective brainstorming, which was concluded by IMU president, Ingrid Daubechies, with supportive words to the effort of making the world heritage of mathematics more widely available and easily usable.
The EuDML project is currently the only project running over national borders with objectives aligned with those of the meeting. A third of the meeting participants were from Europe. Five members of EuDML Scientific Advisory Board were present, while ten participants were partners or associated partners of the project. We hope to see soon EuDML's results reused in this global context.

Several EuDML partners and members of the EuDML Scientific Advisory Board were invited for keynot talks:

Further EuDML partners and prospective partners participated in the symposium panel State of the art of local DMLs chaired by Thierry Bouche: Dmitry Chebukov (, Thomas Fischer (SUB), Marek Niezgodka (ICM), Aleksander Nowinski (ICM), Yuri Pupyrev (, Jiří Rákosník (IMAS), David Ruddy (project Euclid), Alan Sexton (UB), Petr Sojka (MU), Volker Sorge (UB). Gert-Martin Greuel (Zentralblatt), Bernd Wegner (SAB), Marta Sanz-Solé (EMS) participated in other panels.

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