A special session “Software, Design and Practice in Random Walks” has been scheduled for the upcoming Fourth international Congress on Mathematical Software (ICMS2014), to be held in Seoul, August 5-9, 2014.

This session will examine interactions between software use/design and random walk research, in a broad sense. More details, including abstract submission guidelines, can be found at ICMS website.

Plenary speakers for the conference include:

- Jonathan Borwein (one of the present bloggers), University of Newcastle, Australia.
- Bruno Buchberger, Johannes Kepler University, Linz, Austria.
- Wolfram Decker, Technische Universitat Kaiserslautern, Germany.
- Andrew Sommese, University of Notre Dame, USA.
- Lloyd Trefethen, University of Oxford, U.K.

If you wish to participate in the special session (or the conference in general), visit the ICMS conference website. Note that short abstracts for talks are due on 31 March 2014, and extended abstracts are due on 30 April 2014. Participants will also be invited to contribute papers based on their presentations for inclusion in the special issue of a journal.