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AISB event Bulletin Item

CFP: Effective Methods in Algebraic Geometry MEGA 2007

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


Submissions should contain recent original research relevant to the
topics of the conference. There are two possible modes of submission:

    *   Full papers with complete proofs. In this case also an
        abstract of two to four pages is requested.
    *   Extended abstracts of at least four pages containing full
        results, an outline of the proofs and all of the main ideas.
        If the result should be published, a full paper must be handed
        in later.

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, Nederlands), 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.

For submitting a paper, go to
and follow the instructions.

Important Dates

Deadline for Submissions ............................: January 15, 2007
Deadline for Submissions of Software Presentations ..: March 1, 2007
Notification of acceptance/rejection ................: March 15, 2007
Deadline for Early Registration .....................: April 1, 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

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)