Conference on

June 12-13, 2009     Barcelona, Spain

in honour of Lorenzo Robbiano
on the occasion of his 65th birthday



Organizing Committee

J Abbott


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COCOA school 2009

MEGA 2009
We are pleased to announce a celebratory Conference on Computational Computer Algebra to mark the occasion of Prof. Lorenzo Robbiano's 65th birthday.

Lorenzo, from the Maths Department of the University of Genoa (Italy), is a well known researcher on the algorithmic aspects of Commutative Algebra. Moreover, he is one of the founders of the specialized computer algebra system CoCoA, and has been the leader of its development and dissemination for over twenty years.
Lorenzo is also well known to the international community for the organization of the series of COCOA conferences and of the international postgraduate school bearing the same name.
Many of us have appreciated the fruits of his labours, and some have even eaten them!

The Conference will be held at Barcelona, Spain (12-13th June 2009), hosted by the Faculty of Mathematics of the University of Barcelona: Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes 585 (map).
The Conference will include lectures by some keynote speakers and talks by participants who have previously submitted a proposal to the organizing committee.

This celebratory conference will take place between COCOA School 2009 and MEGA 2009, all of them being in Barcelona.

The dinner and dancing party will be in the restaurant (in the center of Barcelona), Catalonia Duques de Bergara.

The registration fee is 60 euros and covers coffee breaks and the dinner/party. The dinner/party for accompanying persons is 50 euros. they must be paid in cash at the beginning of the conference.
Please, let us know whether you will participate by filling (again) this form
Name Affiliation
Dinner for accompanying person: Email:

Tentative programme

Talks should be 45-50/20-25 minutes long, allowing time for questions and remarks.
Friday afternoon
3:30-4:30 Bruno Buchberger How to Replace Senior Mathematicians by Machines
5:00-6:00John Abbott, Anna Bigatti, Massimo Caboara, Giovanni Lagorio, Laura Torrente CoCoATeamTime
6:30-7:00 Tomas Recio Bisectors' cha-cha-chà
7:00-7:30 Martin Kreuzer How to write THE BOOK?
9:30-.. Dinner and party
Saturday morning
10:00-11:00 Anthony Geramita How do Gotzmann and Hilbert function? Co-efficiently.
12:00-12:30 Castro-Jimenez Francisco-Jesus Groebner basis, hypergeometric D-modules, Gevrey solutions ...
12:30-13:00 Miroslav Korbelar An algorithm for bases of nilpotent algebras
Saturday afternoon
3:00-4:00 Giuseppe Valla Defining equations of projective varieties
4:30-5:00 Simon King The cohomology of finite p-groups
5:00-5:30 Luke Oeding Geometric approaches to equations of secant varieties
6:00-6:30 Werner Seiler Computational Commutative Algebra with Pommaret Bases
6:30-7:00 Alicia Dickenstein Toric varieties in Chemical Reaction Networks


For the accommodation see the MEGA Hotel page.

When you choose your hotel remember that

Organizing committee

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