COmputational COmmutative Algebra
International School on Computer Algebra
Villa Gualino, Torino, Italy
The main sponsor for both the school and the conference is the Gruppo Nazionale per le Strutture Algebriche e Geometriche e loro Applicazioni (GNSAGA) of the Istituto Nazionale di Alta Matematica "Francesco Severi" (INDAM).
Classes in the school will begin promptly at 9:00 am on Monday morning. Be prepared for an intensive 4 days of study and work!
The work for the courses by Sturmfels (on Monomial Ideals - message to students, problem sheets (4 pages plain TEX)) and that of Geramita-Robbiano (on Finite Sets of Points - message to students) will be scheduled as follows on Monday-Thursday:
|9:00-9:45, 10:00-10:45||Course A Theory|
|11:15 - 12:00, 12:15-13:00||Course B Theory|
The afternoons will be organized as follows:
|15:00-15:30||Course A discussion by Tutorial Leader|
|15:30-16:00||Course B discussion by Tutorial Leader|
Because of the overwhelming response to the school by excellent applicants and the generosity of several Italian funding agencies, we were able to accept more students than we had anticipated. This, unfortunately, meant that we don't have the computer facilities for all that we had hoped. Thus, for the guided tutorials, the plan is to divide the students into two groups of approximately 18 students each.
|16:00-17:30||First guided tutorial|
|17:30-19:00||Second guided tutorial|
We wanted to mention that the tutorials in the School will all use CoCoA on Unix-Linux systems. We suggest you begin to practice using that system. We also recommend, if you are able, to bring a portable computer with you. We will be very tight with computers at the Villa Gualino and having your own portable will give you lots more freedom during the tutorials.
The first day we will have a short introduction to CoCoA given by Anna Bigatti. Following that we will begin the main tutorials. The tutorial leaders will be Martin Kreuzer for the Geramita-Robbiano course and Ezra Miller for the Sturmfels course. The "guides" for the guided tutorials will be John Abbott, Anna Bigatti, Massimo Caboara, Martin Kreuzer, Ezra Miller and Dave Perkinson. All tutors speak colloquial English, the language of all the instruction and the tutorials.
It goes without saying that the tutorials are an integral part of the school and all students are expected to attend them.
Every participating student will receive a certificate attesting to his or her participation in the School.
The last meal offered, as part of the school, will be that of midday Thursday. Any student wishing to stay longer at the Villa (and that includes staying on Thursday night) will have to make separate arrangements with the Villa, as described below. All students are welcome to stay for the conference if they wish to do so.
The students accepted to attend the school are:
|Giovanni Anzidei||Univ. of Florence||V. Ancona|
|Silvia Bachelli||Univ. of Padua||M. Barnabei|
|Laura Bazzotti||Univ. of Florence||L. Robbiano|
|Alberto Calabri||Univ. of Rome||C. Ciliberto|
|Enrico Carlini||Univ. of Genova||A. Geramita|
|Francesca Cioffi||Univ. of Naples||F. Orecchia|
|Giorgio Dalzotto||Univ. of Florence||L. Robbiano|
|Tilak de Alwis||S.E. Louisiana Univ.||J. Eagon|
|Bahman Engheta||Univ. of Kansas||D. Katz|
|Fadil Abdelaziz||Univ. of Granada||E. Aznar|
|Robert Forkel||Univ. of Regensburg||M. Kreuzer|
|Anna Giordano||Univ. of Messina||T. Restuccia|
|Leah Gold||Cornell University||M. Stillman|
|Pedro Gonzalez||Ecole Polytechnique||B. Tessier|
|Tai Ha||Queen's University||A. Geramita|
|Roozbeh Hazrat||Bielefeld Univ.||Z. Nahandi|
|Ralf Hemmecke||RISC||B. Buchberger|
|Raymond Hemmecke||Univ. of Duisburg||R. Schultz|
|Abdul Jarrah||New Mexico State||R. Laubenbacher|
|Peizhong Lu||Fudan University||M. Liu|
|Gabriella Margaria||Politecnico Torino||G. Pistone|
|Moira McDermott||Gustavus Adolphus Coll.||M. Hochster|
|Ed Mosteig||Cornell University||M. Sweedler|
|Emanuele Munarini||Politecnico Milano||N. Zagaglia Salvi|
|Mircea Mustata||Univ. Calif. (Berkeley)||D. Eisenbud|
|Aleksandar Nanevski||Carnegie Mellon||D. Scott|
|Ignacio Ojeda||Univ. of Seville||P. Pison Casares|
|Valentina Padoan||Univ. of Trieste||F. Rossi|
|Kimberly J. Presser||Univ. of So. Carolina||M. Miller|
|Gerhard Quarg||Univ. of Regensburg||E. Kunz|
|Eva Riccomagno||University of Warwick||H. Wynn|
|Giancarlo Rinaldo||Univ. of Messina||T. Restuccia|
|Hal Schenck||Northeastern Univ.||M. Stillman|
|Greg Smith||Univ. Calif. (Berkeley)||D. Eisenbud|
|Alberto Vigneron-Tenorio||Univ. of Seville||F. Castro-Jimenez|
|Adam Van Tuyl||Queen's University||A. Geramita|
|Carolyn Yackel||Indiana University||M. Hochster|
|Burkhard Zimmerman||RISC||P. Paule|
|John Abbott||Bruno Buchberger|
|Aldo Conca||Jean-Charles Faugere|
|Gert-Martin Greuel||Tomas Recio|
|Frank Sottile||Mike Stillman|
|Bernd Sturmfels||Barry Trager|
We have also organized a sort of "poster session" for Thursday evening which will give people an opportunity to discuss their work with other interested participants at the conference. If we receive a brief abstract (at most 1 side of one page) at the latest by May 15, 1999, we can collect them in a booklet which will be distributed to all participants. Anyone needing an invitation to present such a poster can contact either of the scientific organizers for it.
Accommodations for all participants will be in the modern structure of the Villa Gualino located in the hills overlooking the city of Turin. Their website is located at http://www.isi.it/about.html
|Single||85,000 Italian Lira / night|
|Double||130,000 Italian Lira / night|
Reservations should be made directly with the Villa either via:
Telephone: 011 - 660 - 3555or regular mail at:
Fax: 011 - 660 - 3535
Consorzio Villa GualinoHotel charges can be made using any of the following credit cards: American Express, Visa, Mastercard and Eurocard.
Viale Settimo Severo, No. 65
10133, Torino, Italy
There is an (Italian -style) bar open all day until about 10:30 PM.
Looking forward to seeing you in Torino,
V. Ancona, A. Conte, A.V. Geramita, L. Robbiano