The goal of this Conference is to present recent progress and new trends in the area of commutative ring theory and module theory. It also aims to gather together mathematicians sharing similar algebraic interests for a fruitful interaction.
The main emphasis is on the following topics:
  • valuation and Prüfer domains and their generalizations;
  • factorization and divisibility properties, decomposition of ideals, class groups;
  • multiplicative ideal and module systems, star and semistar operations, Gabriel-Popescu localizing systems;
  • Krull and Mori domains;
  • integer valued polynomials;
  • chain conditions and prime spectra;
  • Zariski-Riemann spaces of valuation rings;
  • semigroup rings, analytically irreducible one-dimensional rings and their value semigroups;
  • divisibility and heights in modules over integral domains;
  • algebraic entropies of endomorphisms of modules over commutative rings;
  • length functions for categories of modules over commutative rings.
Young researchers interested in these areas are welcome.

There will be a one-day special session dedicated to the 65th birthday of Marco Fontana.

A first list of speakers includes
  • V. Barucci, Sapienza Università di Roma, Italy
  • P.-J. Cahen, Université Paul Cézanne, Aix-Marseille III, France
  • J.-L. Chabert, Université de Picardie, Amiens, France
  • S. Glaz, University of Connecticut, Storrs, USA
  • F. Halter-Koch, Karl-Franzens Universität Graz, Austria
  • E.G. Houston, University of North Carolina, Charlotte, USA
  • S.-E. Kabbaj, KFUPM, Dhahran, SA
  • B.G. Kang, POSTECH, Korea
  • T.G. Lucas, University of North Carolina, Charlotte, USA
  • B. Olberding, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, USA
  • L. Salce, Università di Padova, Italy
  • I. Swanson, Reed College, Oregon, USA


The Conference will held in Bressanone/Brixen, a very pleasant small town, about 40 kilometers North of Bolzano/Bozen (560 meters a.s.l.).

For more information, see the Bressanone/Brixen home page.

The meeting will be housed in a building of the University of Padova at Bressanone/Brixen:
Casa della Gioventù

12, via Rio Bianco/Weisslahnstrasse
39042 Bressanone/Brixen, Italy