By Riccardo Benedetti (auth.), Teo Mora, Carlo Traverso (eds.)

The symposium "MEGA-90 - powerful tools in Algebraic Geome try out" was once held in Castiglioncello (Livorno, Italy) in April 17-211990. the subjects - we quote from the "Call for papers" - have been the fol lowing: - potent tools and complexity matters in commutative algebra, professional jective geometry, actual geometry, algebraic quantity concept - Algebraic geometric equipment in algebraic computing Contributions in similar fields (computational elements of staff idea, differential algebra and geometry, algebraic and differential topology, etc.) have been additionally welcome. The starting place and the inducement of this kind of assembly, that's speculated to be the 1st of a sequence, merits to be defined. the topic - the speculation and the perform of computation in alge braic geometry and similar domain names from the mathematical viewpoin- has been one of many issues of the symposia equipped through SIGSAM (the distinct curiosity staff for Symbolic and Algebraic Manipulation of the organization for Computing Machinery), comparable (Symbolic and Algebraic Manipulation in Europe), and AAECC (the semantics of the identify is differ ing; a regular which means is "Applied Algebra and blunder Correcting Codes").