Second announcement


W. Decker (Saarbrücken Universität, De)
S. Hosten (San Francisco State University, USA)

The School/Workshop is organized by G. Casnati, R. Notari, G. Pistone, M.L. Spreafico. For contacting the organizers send a mail to

geometri [nospam]

The School/Workshop is supported by GNSAGA-INdAM and by Dipartimento di Matematica-Università di Ferrara, in the framework of the Project "Geometry on Algebraic Varieties" cofinanced by Italian MIUR.

General informations on the School and Workshop.
The School and the Workshop will take place at

Dipartimento di Matematica
Politecnico di Torino Duca degli Abruzzi 24
10129 Torino - Italy

The aim of the Workshop is to discuss the state of art. Interested people are kindly requested to submit the title and an abstract of their Communication within August 28th to

geometri [nospam]

The School is mainly aimed to Phd students and young researchers in Algebraic Geometry and Statistics, introducing the participants to research, beginning from a basic level with a view towards the applications and to the most recent results. A tentative program is as follows.
Computational Methods in Algebraic Geometry (W. Decker). Groebner basics in SINGULAR: Groebner bases, syzygies and free resolutions, Hilbert functions, dimension, applications to the geometry-algebra dictionary, elimination. Homological algebra: constructive module theory, flatness, Cohen-Macaulay rings. Primary decomposition and normalization. Algorithms in invariant theory. Computing sheaf cohomology and Beilinson monads.
Statistical Models: Algebra, Geometry, and Algorithms (S. Hosten). Introductory concepts: hierarchical models. Higher-dimensional tables and general toric models. Independence models: graphical models, Bayesian networks, and phylogenetic invariants. Design of experiments. Tropical algebraic geometry and the space of all phylogenetic trees. Counting, optimization, and disclosure limitation.

The School will start on Monday, 6th at 13.00 and it will end on Saturday, 11th at 12.00. Workshop will start on Thursday 9th at 14.00 and it will end on Friday 10th at 12.00. On Thursday evening a social dinner open to the participants of the School/Workshop will be organized.

Registration and Registration Fee.
All the participants must fill in the on line registration form within August, 28th and pay a registration fee of 100 euros via Bank Transfer

Beneficiario: Politecnico di Torino;
Causale: Dipartimento di Matematica - School/Workshop 2004, Prof. Gianfranco Casnati;
Conto Corrente n° 2551101; ABI 02008; CAB 01160; CIN N; Unicredit Banca 8060 TORINO D'OVIDIO Via D'Ovidio 5, Torino.

Account name: Politecnico di Torino;
Description: Dipartimento di Matematica - School/Workshop 2004, Prof. Gianfranco Casnati;
Account number: IBAN IT51N0200801160000002551101; COD. SWIFT UNCRIT2B; Unicredit Banca 8060 TORINO D'OVIDIO Via D'Ovidio 5, Torino.

or Cash at Registration. 

Financial supports for Participants.
There are 20 grants covering lodging expenses in double rooms. Applicants must both pay the registration fee and fill in the field Give reasons why in the registration form within June, 12th. The organizing commitee will examine the applications and will send out notifications of acceptance by the end of June.
The participants from EU and associated countries may apply to their home nodes of EAGER network for financial support. Analogously, members of Italian GNSAGA-INdAM may apply to that Institution for financial support.

Possible accomodations (close to Politecnico) are:

Hotel Bologna


ph. +39-011-5620290

corso Vittorio Emanuele II 60

Hotel Italia


ph. +39-011-5620402

corso Stati Uniti 9/bis

Hotel Luxor


ph. +39-011-5620777

corso Stati Uniti 7

Hotel Montevecchio


ph. +39-011-5620023

via Montevecchio 13

Hotel Orchidea


ph. +39-011-4344378

via Beaumont 31

Hotel Universo


ph. +39-011-3852943

corso Peschiera 166

Residence S. Paolo


ph. +39-011-3853953

via Spalato 7

We suggest to reserve a room before the end of August.

Further announcements.
A third announcement will follow, probably in June.