The International Society for Analysis, its Applications and Computation has the acronym ISAAC. Analysis is understood here in the broad sense of the word, including differential equations, integral equations, functional analysis, and function theory. It is the purpose of ISAAC to promote analysis, its applications, and its interaction with computation. With this objective, ISAAC organizes international Congresses for the presentation and discussion of research on analysis. ISAAC welcomes new members and those interested in joining ISAAC are encouraged to look at the website and

The First ISAAC Congress was held at the University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware, U.S.A. during June 1997. The Second ISAAC Congress was held during August 1999 at Fukuoka Institute of Technology, Fukuoka, Japan.

As a novelty at the opening ceremony of the second congress ten ISAAC Awards were handed over to those younger mathematicians who where elected by an Award Committee. The awardees were

The price was US $ 500 for those awardees who were attending the congress. The fund for these awards was raised by the local organizers Professor J. Kajiwara and Professor M. Nishihara. The award committee consisted of H. Begehr, A. Bourgeat, A.K. Brüning, A. Fasano, C.H. Fitzgerald, A. Jeffrey, J. Kajiwara, J. Noguchi, P. Tamrazov, C.C. Yang (Chairman).

At the Third International ISAAC Congress, August 20-25, 2001, in Berlin, 10 ISAAC Awards were presented to

  1. Dr. Jin Chen, Professor at Fudan University in Shanghai, China
    Inverse Problems
  2. Dr. Young-Bok Chung, Professor at the Chonnam National University in Kwangju , Korea
    Complex Analysis of Several Variables
  3. Dr. Michael Dreher, Research Associate at the University of Tsukuba, Japan
    Weakly Hyperbolic and Degenerate Parabolic Differential Equations
  4. Dr. Miroslav Engliš, Researcher at the Academy of Sciences in Prague, Czech Republic
    Quantization Methods on Manifolds and Invariant Differential Operators on Hermitean Spaces
  5. Dr. Vassili G. Gelfreich, Researcher at the Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
    Dynamical Systems
  6. Dr. Maarten de Hoop, Professor at Colorado School of Mines in Golden, Colorado, USA
    Wave Propagation and Scattering
  7. Dr. Frank Jochmann, Postdoc at the University of Leipzig, Germany
    Partial Differential Equations of Mathematical Physics
  8. Dr. Alexey Karapetyants, Professor at the Autonomous University of Mexico D. F.
    Bergman Spaces, Toeplitz Operators, and Singular Integral Operators
  9. Dr. Vladislav V. Kravchenko, Professor at the National Polytechnic Institute in Mexico D.F.
    Quaternionic Analysis and Partial Differential Equations of Mathematical Physics
  10. Dr. Ya-Yuang Wang, Professor at the Jiao Tong University in Shanghai, China
    Nonlinear Partial Differential Equations, Shock Waves, and Geometric Optics

The prices were equipped as well with DM 800 each, sponsored by DaimlerChrysler, Motorala, Siemens and the Berliner Mathematical Society, as with several books through donations by Birkhäuser Verlag, Elsevier, Kluwer Academic Publisher, Springer Verlag, and World Scientific. Two awardees not participating in the congress only got the certificates.

The award committee consisted of H. Begehr, E. Brüning, Ju. Dubinskii, M. Essén, R. P. Gilbert, J. Kajiwara, I. Laine, I. Netuka, D. A. Tarzia, M. W. Wong, C. C. Yang.

At the Forth International ISAAC Congress, August 11-16, 2003 at York University in Toronto, Canada 1 ISAAC Award was presented to

  1. Henichiro Umezu (Maebashi, Japan; nonlinear pdes)

The price was equipped with US$ 400.

The award committee consisted of H. Begehr, R.P. Gilbert, M.W. Wong, C.C. Yang

The ISAAC society will continue in encouraging young researchers in analysis, its applications and computation by awarding prices for high quality research at its international congresses.

The proceedings of the First ISAAC congress were published in 8 volumes. Only 4 of them have appeared in ISAAC series. The 8 volumes are

  1. Partial differential and integral equations, eds. H.G.W. Begehr, R.P. Gilbert, G.-C. Wen. Proc. 1st ISAAC Congress, Newark, DE, 3.-7. June, 1997. ISAAC 2, Kluwer, Dordrecht, 1998.
  2. Reproducing kernels and their applications, eds. S. Saitoh, R. Alpay, J.A. Ball, T. Ohsawa. Proc. 1st. ISAAc Congress, Newark, DE, 3.-7. June, 1997. ISAAC 3, Kluwer, Dordrecht, 1999.
  3. Recent developments in complex analysis and computer algebra, eds. R.P. Gilbert, J. Kajiwara, Y.S. Xu. Proc. 1st ISAAC Congress, Newark, DE, 3.-7. June, 1997. ISAAC 4, Kluwer, Dordrecht, 2000.
  4. Direct and inverse problems of mathematical physics, eds. R.P. Gilbert, J. Kajiwara, Y.S. Xu. Proc. 1st ISAAC Congress, Newark, DE, 3.-7. June, 1997. ISAAC 5, Kluwer, Dordrecht, 2000.
  5. Inverse problems, tomography, and image processing, ed. A.G. Ramm. Proc. 1st ISAAC Congress, Newark, DE, 3.-7. June, 1997. Plenum Press, New York, 1998.
  6. Spectral and scattering theory, ed. A.G. Ramm. Proc. 1st ISAAC Congress, Newark, DE 3.-7. June, 1997. Plenum Press, New York, 1998.
  7. Dirac operators in analysis, eds. J. Ryan, D. Stuppa. Proc. 1st ISAAC Congress, Newark, DE, 3.-7. June, 1997. Pitman Research Notes No. 394. Addison Wesley Longman, Harlow, 1998.
  8. Orthogonal polynomials and computer algebra, eds. R.A. Askey, W. Koepf, T.H. Koornwinder. Proc. 1st ISAAC Congress, Newark, DE, 3.-7. June, 1997. Special issue of Journal of Symbolic Computation. J. Symb. Comput. 28, (6) (1999).
The proceedings of the second international ISAAC congress in Fukuoka, Japan, 16.-21. August, 1999 have appeared in 3 volumes: and (combined with results from the research meeting "Applications of analytic extensions", 10.-13. 1. 2000 at Kyoto univ.)

The 7th International Colloquium on Finite or Infinite Dimensional Complex Analysis was helt in Fukuoka, Japan, in August 1999 ahead and connected with the Second ISAAC Congress. All contributors are real or virtual participants of the Second ISAAC Congress. Almost all contributions of the session on Infinite Dimensional Complex Analysis and one half on the contributions on Clifford Analysis are absorbed in the book:

The proceedings of the third international ISAAC congress in Berlin, Germany, 20-25 August 2001 have appeared in 3 volumes:

Further publications of ISAAC: