Proceedings of the Workshop on Geometric Aspects of Integrable Systems (July 17−19, 2006, University of Coimbra, Portugal)
The Guest Editors for this special issue are Francesco Calogero (Univ. Roma, La Sapienza), Jean-Pierre Françoise (Univ. Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris 6), Juan Carlos Marrero (Univ. La Laguna), Nenad Manojlovic (Univ. Algarve) and Joana Nunes da Costa (Univ. Coimbra).
The workshop Geometric Aspects of Integrable Systems was held from July 17-19, 2006 at the Mathematics Department of the University of Coimbra, Portugal, as a satellite workshop of the International Congress of Mathematicians, Madrid 2006. The workshop attracted more than forty participants from all over the world and the focus was on the following topics: Hamiltonian integrable systems, bi-Hamiltonian systems and Poisson geometry, quantum integrable systems, superintegrability, separability, reduction and Lie algebroids in mechanics.
Eight plenary lectures were presented in the mornings by invited speakers: Francesco Calogero, José Cariñena, Pantelis Damianou, Jean-Pierre Françoise, Franco Magri, Juan Carlos Marrero, Yavuz Nutku and Orlando Ragnisco. The programme also included twenty-five contributions from other participants delivered in two parallel sessions in the afternoons.
Professor Franco Magri and the guest editors of this special issue of SIGMA constituted the scientific committee of the workshop and the local organizing committee included Raquel Caseiro, Nenad Manojlović, Joana Nunes da Costa, Joana Teles Correia and Patrícia Santos.
We gratefully acknowledge the financial support provided by the Centre for Mathematics of the University of Coimbra, by the project Group Theoretical Methods in Integrable Systems, POCI/MAT/58452/2004, by the Department of Mathematics of the University of Coimbra and by the Foundation for Science and Technology. We wish to express our gratitude to Paulo Antunes and Margarida Camarinha for their support. Finally, we would like to thank all the participants for creating an excellent atmosphere at the workshop, and especially the contributors to this volume.
March 23, 2007 The Guest Editors
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