We are pleased to announce that the sixth International School on
Computer Algebra: COCOA 2009
will take place in June 8-12 2009
at Facultat de Matemàtiques i
Estadística de la Universitat Politècnica de
The main sponsor of the school is
Shell International Exploration and Production
(SIEP), Rijswijk (NLD).
The school will be held the week before
(12-13 June) in honour
of Prof. Lorenzo Robbiano's 65th Birthday,
and the conference
(15-19 June), both
Following the very successful format we have used for the previous
schools, there will be two intensive courses with CoCoA tutorials:
The tutors and assistants will be able to provide help for participants
in the use of the
computer algebra system CoCoA. Students who own laptops are encouraged
to bring them for use during the tutorials. The CoCoA system is
available for installation by downloading it from the
CoCoA web page
There is space in the school for about 20 participants, who should
enrolled in a doctoral programme somewhere in the world or be recent
fellows. All students who are accepted for admission to the School will
scholarship which will cover some of the expenses for
bed&breakfast in Barcelona.
Those wishing to participate in the School should submit a
letter of application
Lorenzo Robbiano firstname.lastname@example.org
Anthony Geramita email@example.com or
The Letter of Application should include the applicant's CV as well as
reasons for wanting to take part in the school. There should also be
included the (email)
address of one mathematician who can act as referee for the application.
Applications should be submitted by
21st MARCH, 2009
and the final decisions about
scholarships will be made before the end of March by the Organizing
Committee (A. Bigatti, A. Geramita, L. Robbiano).
Information about costs, accommodations, method of payment, etc. will
come in the next announcement.
The local organizers are
Gemma Colomé-Nin and
To contact them use the address cocoa09 at imub.ub.es
We look forward to seeing you in Barcelona this coming June. If you have
any questions, please don't hesitate to write to us.