Conference on

Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry

University of Messina, Sicily, Italy 
June  16 - 19,  1999.


The conference is intended to informing participants of recent progress in Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry and to promote the interaction between these fields and some of its combinatorial aspects. There will be several one-hour invited talks that will provide expositions of recent developments. 

Speakers include: Luchezar Avramov (Purdue University), Hyman Bass (Columbia University), Winfried Bruns (University of Osnabrück), Luca Chiantini (University of Siena), Dale Cutkosky (University of Missouri), Joseph Gubeladze (Georgian Academy), Karen Smith (University of Michigan), Giuseppe Valla (University of Genova), Chuck Weibel (Rutgers University). 

Moreover there will be sessions of 30/40 minutes talks. Speakers currently include: Annetta Aramova, Aldo Conca, Joan Elias, Giuseppe Gatto, Ernst Kunz, Hidefumi Ohsugi, Giuseppe Pareschi, Alfio Ragusa, Margherita Roggero, Hema Srinivasan, Alessandro Verra, Santiago Zarzuela. 

The conference is open to all interested mathematicians. We welcome contributed talks by participants. A poster session for young people is scheduled. Some support will be available to assist graduate students in attending the conference. 

Organizers: Gaetana Restuccia (University of Messina), Jürgen Herzog (University of Essen) . 

Scientific Committee: Lawrence Ein (University of Illinois), Jürgen Herzog (University of Essen), Takayuki Hibi (Osaka University), Gaetana Restuccia (University of Messina), Hamet Seydi (University of Dakar), Rosario Strano (University of Catania), Paolo Valabrega (Torino Polytecnique), Wolmer Vasconcelos (Rutgers University). 

Local organizing committee: Gaetana Restuccia (University of Messina), director,
Vittoria Bonanzinga (University of Reggio Calabria), Marilena Crupi (University of Messina), Maurizio Imbesi (University of Messina), Rosanna Utano (University of Messina). 

Anyone interested in further information should send to the organizers by e-mail or snail-mail: name, institution, e-mail address and current estimate probability of attending the conference. 

Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Science, University of Messina 

For individual questions write email to Gaetana Restuccia: