There will be a Workshop on Algebraic Methods in Statistics November 30 – December 02, 2017 at the University of Osnabrück.

For more information see:

https://www.math-conf.uni-osnabrueck.de/algebraic-methods-in-statistics/

The Department of Mathematics-DDE, Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai, Tamil Nadu is organizing an “International Conference on Algebra and Discrete Mathematics-2018 (ICADM-2018)” during January 8-10, 2018. For more information, please find the attached brochure and refer the web page.

In this regard, we cordially invite you to submit research papers for Presentation/Publication to the email address icadm2018@gmail.com. All the accepted papers for presentation in ICADM-2018 will be published in the International Journal of Computer Science (http://www.ijcsjournal.com/) as conference proceedings and it will be distributed at the time of conference. After review, selected papers are likely to be published as a special issue in the following leading international Journals.

- AKCE International Journal of Graphs and Combinatorics
- Applied Mathematics-A Journal of Chinese Universities
- Arab Journal of Mathematical Sciences
- Palestine Journal of Mathematics

All the Faculty members and Research Scholars are cordially invited to submit their research papers to ICADM-2018 and further requested to communicate this information to your friends who are in active research of Mathematics and its allied disciplines.

For any clarification/help, please write us to icadm2018@gmail.com

The 2018 Joint Math Meetings will be held January 10-13 in San Diego, CA (http://jointmathematicsmeetings.org/jmm). Here are some links to some events that might be of interest.

**update 2 Nov:** **Craig Huneke** of the University of Virginia will be giving one of the talks in the Current Events Bulletin session. His title is “How complicated are polynomials in many variables?”. Here is the abstract:

The title question refers to systems of polynomial equations in many variables over a field. The question can be made precise in many ways, for example, through the complexity of detecting whether a given polynomial can be expressed as a linear combination (with polynomial coefficients) of other polynomials.

Another sense in which the question can be made precise is through comparisons of numerical data about the ideal generated by the polynomial equations, which generalize the numbers of generators and relations. Such additional numerical data was originally introduced in the 1890’s by David Hilbert to count the number of polynomial invariants of the action of a group (this was the work that “killed” invariant theory for a brief time!). In the last two years, three long-standing problems about these numerical invariants have been solved.

*AMS Special Session on Combinatorial Commutative Algebra and Polytopes*

**Robert Davis**, Michigan State University davisr@math.msu.edu
**Liam Solus**, KTH Royal Institute of Technology

*AMS Special Session on Commutative Algebra in All Characteristics*

**Neil Epstein**, George Mason University nepstei2@gmu.edu
**Karl Schwede**, University of Utah
**Janet Vassilev**, University of New Mexico

Combinatorial Algebra meets Algebraic Combinatorics

Fifteenth Annual Meeting

McMaster University,

Hamilton, Canada

January 26 – 28, 2018

This meeting is a continuation of the annual workshops focusing on the interplay between commutative algebra (particularly, resolutions and inverse systems) and algebraic combinatorics (the representation theory of symmetric groups).

Invited Speakers:

Johannes Hofscheier (McMaster University)

Elizabeth Townsend Milicevic (Haverford)

Jenna Rajchgot (Saskatchewan)

Franco Saliola (UQAM)

Organizers:

Megumi Harada (McMaster University)

Adam Van Tuyl (McMaster)

Mike Zabrocki (York)

If you are interested in attending and/or giving a talk, please contact us at: caac2018mcmaster@gmail.com

We have currently applied for funding to help with expenses. For more information, please write to the organizers.

Please see our website for the latest information:

https://ms.mcmaster.ca/~vantuyl/research/caac2018.html

From **February 19th to 23rd, 2018** a Conference on Rings and Factorizations will be organized at the Institute of Mathematics and Scientific Computing at the **University of Graz** in **Graz, Austria**.

The conference continues a series of ring theory conferences in Graz from 2012, 2014, and 2016.

The **main subjects** include:

- Multiplicative ideal theory: ideal and module systems, star and semistar operations,
- Dedekind, Prüfer, Krull, and Mori rings and their generalizations,
- Rings of integer-valued polynomials,
- Topological aspects in rings theory,
- Factorization theory in rings and semigroups,
- Direct-sum decomposition of modules.

Plenary Lectures will be given by:

- Pham Ngoc Anh (Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary)
- Carmelo Finnocchiaro (University of Padova, Italy)
- David J. Grynkiewicz (The University of Memphis, USA)
- Evan Houston (UNC Charlotte, USA)
- Mi Hee Park (Chung-Ang University, Korea)
- Pavel Prihoda (Charles University, Czech Republic)
- Manuel Reyes (Bowdoin College, USA)
- Luigi Salce (University of Padova, Italy)
- Daniel Smertnig (University of Waterloo, Canada)

**Scientific Advisory Board:**

For more information, see the web page for the conference.

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SLAM 2018
February 24th, 2018

The 2018 edition of the Southwest Local Algebra Meeting (SLAM) will be held at U. of Arkansas in Fayetteville, 24-25 Feb 2018.

## Confirmed Speakers

Matthew Day (University of Arkansas)

Joseph (JM) Landsberg (Texas A&M University)

Hema Srinivasan (University of Missouri)

Peder Thompson (Texas Tech University)

Bernd Ulrich (Purdue University)

## Organizers

Lars Winther Christensen (Texas Tech University)

Louiza Fouli (New Mexico State University)

Mark Johnson (University of Arkansas)

David Jorgensen (University of Texas at Arlington)

Paolo Mantero (University of Arkansas)

For more information, see the SLAM webpage.

A workshop on the Homological Conjectures will be at MSRI, March 12, 2018 – March 16, 2018.

The homological conjectures in commutative algebra are a network of conjectures that have generated a tremendous amount of activity in the last 50 years. They had largely been resolved for commutative rings that contain a field, but, with the exception of some low dimensional cases, several remained open in mixed characteristic — until recently, when Yves Andr\’e announced a proof of Hochster’s Direct Summand Conjecture. The progress comes from systematically applying Scholze’s theory of perfectoid spaces, which had already shown its value by solving formidable problems in number theory and representation theory. One of the goals of the workshop is to cover the ingredients going into the proofs of the Direct Summand Conjecture.

More information can be found here: https://www.msri.org/workshops/842

Organizers:

The Spring Central Sectional Meeting at Ohio State University, Columbus, OH will be held March 17-18, 2018 (Saturday – Sunday). The following special sessions will be hosted:

There will be a conference on “Singularities, Toric Geometry, and Differential Equations”, March 19-23 in Chemnitz (Germany).

The aim of the conference is to report on recent developements in toric algebraic geometry, hypergeometric functions and differential equations, (combinatorial) commutative algebra, mirror symmetry, Hodge theory and related areas. Talks will focus on the interplay of these and neighboring subjects. It should be particularly attractive to Postdocs and Ph.D. students.

Invited speakers are:

- Andrea D’Agnolo (Università degli Studi di Padova, Italy)
- Christine Berkesch Zamaere (University of Minnesota, USA)
- Michael Dettweiler (Universität Bayreuth, Germany)
- Alicia Dickenstein (Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina)
- Nero Budur (KU Leuven, Belgium)
- Claus Hertling (Universität Mannheim, Germany)
- Viktor Levandovsky (RWTH Aachen, Germany)
- Luis Narváez Macarro (Universidad de Sevilla, Spain)
- Laura Matusevich* (Texas A&M University, USA)
- Minhea Popa (Northwestern University, USA)
- Claudiu Raicu (University of Notre Dame, USA)
- Thomas Reichelt (Universität Heidelberg, Germany)
- Helge Ruddat (Universität Mainz, Germany)
- Mathias Schulze (Technische Universität Kaiserslautern, Germany)
- Bernd Sturmfels (Max-Planck-Institut für Mathematik in den
- Naturwissenschaften, Leipzig, Germany)
- Claude Sabbah (École Polytechnique, Palaiseau, France)
- Yota Shamoto (RIMS, Kyoto, Japan)
- Duco van Straten* (Universität Mainz, Germany)
- Jean Baptiste Teyssier (KU Leuven, Belgium)

* tbc

Further information about the conference can be found at the conference web page. You can register at this link.

Some partial support for young participants may be available. If you need support for travel and/or local expenses, please indicate so during registration.

Organizers:

- Klaus Altmann
- Christian Sevenheck
- Uli Walther

Osnabrück University will host a Graduate Student Meeting on Applied Algebra and Combinatorics on March 22-24, 2018. The Meeting is addressed to PhD students, recent graduates and post-docs working in Applied Algebra or Combinatorics.

Keynote speakers:

- Christos A. Athanasiadis
- Bernard Mourrain

Topics of interest cover a wide spectrum of areas of research such as

- Combinatorial and Computational Commutative Algebra
- Topological Combinatorics
- Algebraic and Discrete Geometry
- Tensor Methods
- Algebraic Statistics

and the possible interplay between these subjects as well as applications in other areas of science.

Fore more information, see the web page for the Meeting.