COmputational COmmutative Algebra
International School on Computer Algebra
Villa Gualino, Torino, Italy
May 31 -- June 5, 1999
COCOA Home Page
First Announcement -- 11 December, 1998
We are pleased to announce that the Sixth Edition of
the biennial COCOA meetings will take place this coming June
1999 in the Villa Gualino, situated in the hills of the city
of Turin in northern Italy.
This year will see some innovations in the style of
the proceedings. The COCOA meeting proper will be preceded
by a three and a half day intensive School on Computer Algebra,
offered to a limited number of doctoral students and recent post
doctoral fellows. The School will be followed by two and a half
days of the COCOA meeting, in its more usual format, i.e. invited
lectures, contributed papers and demonstrations of computer
Now for the details:
|SCHOOL: ||MONDAY, MAY 31 - THURSDAY, JUNE 3
|COCOA VI: ||THURSDAY, JUNE 3 - SATURDAY, JUNE 5.
THE INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL:
There will be two intensive courses offered in the School:
|Course A:||Monomial Ideals||B. Sturmfels
|Course B:||Ideals of Points||A. Geramita, L. Robbiano
(Assistants for the Courses: A. Bigatti, M. Kreuzer)
There is space for at most 18 participants, who should
currently be enrolled in a doctoral programme somewhere in the
world or be recent post doctoral fellows.
All students who are accepted for admission to the School will
receive a scholarship which will cover some of the expenses
associated with their participation.
Those wishing to participate in the School should submit a
LETTER OF APPLICATION by email to either
Included in this Letter of Application should be the
(email) address of one mathematician who can act as referee
for the application as well as a statement as to why the
application is being made.
Applications should be submitted by March 1, 1999 and
the final decisions will be made by March 15, 1999 by the
Organizing Committee (V. Ancona, A. Conte, A. Geramita, L. Robbiano).
Those accepted to participate in the School are expected
to arrive at the Villa Gualino by Sunday evening, May 30 (as the
courses will begin on Monday morning) and remain at least until
midday on Thursday, June 3. All participants in the School are
encouraged (but not obliged) to remain for the COCOA VI meeting,
which will begin in the afternoon of June 3.
As mentioned above, the COCOA VI meeting will formally
begin on Thursday afternoon (June 3) and continue until Saturday
afternoon (June 5). The meeting will take place in the Villa Gualino.
There is space in the programme for a limited number of
research communications and demonstrations. We encourage potential
speakers to submit abstracts for consideration by the Organizers.
They should be submitted by email to either Geramita or Robbiano
at the email addresses given above.
The business of the conference, as well as the lodging of
all conference and school participants, will be in the
The Villa is located in the Turin Hills, a beautiful part of
the city of Turin. Turin was the royal city of the House of Savoy,
the ruling family of the old Kingdom of Piedmont and Sardinia, and
first capital of a united Italy. The Turin Hills were the favourite
residential area of the nobles who frequented the Savoyard Court and
so the hills are dotted with gracious villas. The beautiful setting
should not diminish the enjoyment of the mathematics presented!
Turin is easily accessible both by train, plane and automobile.
There are "supertrains" from Paris and Rome which stop in Turin
("Torino" in Italian) and the Turin airport is served by direct
flights from the most important European Airports.
How to get to Villa Gualino
More information about costs, method of payment, registration
fees etc. will come in the next announcement.
This announcement, as well as all future announcements about
both the School and the COCOA meeting, will also be posted at:
We look forward to seeing you in June at the Villa Gualino.
Tony Geramita, Lorenzo Robbiano
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to write