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AISB event Bulletin Item

Effective Methods in Algebraic Geometry MEGA 2007: call for short communications and software demos

                         MEGA 2007                                 
!!          Effective Methods in Algebraic Geometry                  
!!              Strobl, Austria, June 24th-30th                     


MEGA's short presentations are primarily meant for researchers to contact those interested in their new work. They are primarily ---but not exclusively--- targeted at young researchers. In the approximatively fifteen minutes speaking time allotted to you, you are invited to describe the nature of your research and main results, so that those interested will recognize they want to learn more about your work.

Software demonstrations are meant to show new software systems, packages, libraries which are of interest to the topic of the conference.

For submitting a short communication or software presentation, please send an extended abstract to .

If you submit before march 1, then you get an early notification of acceptance or rejection. Later submissions may also be accepted if there is time left.

MEGA is the acronym for Effective Methods in Algebraic Geometry (and its equivalent in Italian, French, Spanish, German, Russian etc.), a series of roughly biannual conferences on computational and application aspects of Algebraic Geometry and related topics, with very high standards. Previous meetings were held in 1990 (Castiglioncello, Italy), 1992 (Nice, France), 1994 (Santander, Spain), 1996 (Eindhoven, Nederland), 1998 (Malo, France), 2000 (Bath, UK), 2003 (Kaiserslautern, Germany) and 2005 (Alghero, Italy).

Proceedings containing a selection of the papers and invited talks presented at previous conferences have been published by Birkhaeuser in the series Progress in Mathematics (volumes 94, 109, 143), by the Journal of Pure and Applied Algebra (volumes 117, 118, 139, 164), and by the Journal of Symbolic Computation (volume 39/3-4 and one double issue to appear). We plan to publish selected papers from the conference in a special issue of the Journal of Symbolic Computation.

MEGA 2007 will be held at the "bifeb" (a center for adult education) in "Strobl am Wolfgangsee", Austria, from June 24 to 30, 2007.

Important Dates

Deadline for Submissions of Short Communications ....: March 10, 2007
Deadline for Submissions of Software Presentations...: March 10, 2007
Notification of acceptance/rejection ................: March 24, 2007
Deadline for Early Registration .....................: April 10, 2007

Conference Topics

Effective Methods and Theoretical and Practical Complexity Issues in: Commutative Algebra, Geometry, Real Geometry, Algebraic Number Theory, Algebraic Geometry, Arithmetic Geometry and related fields: Algebraic Analysis of Differential Equations, Differential Geometry, Associative Algebras, Group Theory, Algebraic Groups and Lie Algebras, Algebraic and Differential Topology, as well as applications in these fields.

Confirmed Invited Speakers

Peter Brgisser, Thomas C. Hales, Ilia Itenberg, Michael Stoll

Executive Committee

Andr Galligo (Nice), Patrizia Gianni (Pisa), Herwig Hauser (Innsbruck), Lus Miguel Pardo (Santander), Toms Recio (Santander), Josef Schicho (Linz), Michael Singer (Raleigh), Carlo Traverso (Pisa), Franz Winkler (Linz)