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Algorithmic number theory

Algorithmic Number Theory Symposium

Algorithmic Number Theory Symposium (ANTS) is an academic conference.

Since their inception in Cornell in 1994, the biennial ANTS meetings have become the premier international forums for the presentation of new research in computational number theory. They are devoted to algorithmic aspects of number theory, including elementary number theory, algebraic number theory, analytic number theory, geometry of numbers, algebraic geometry, finite fields, and cryptography.

Current events

ANTS IX will be held in Nancy, France in 2010

Selfridge Prize

In honour of the many contributions of John Selfridge to mathematics, the Number Theory Foundation has established a prize to be awarded to those individuals who have authored the best paper accepted for presentation at ANTS. The prize, called the Selfridge Prize, will normally be awarded every two years in an even numbered year. The prize winner(s) will receive a cash award and a certificate. The successful paper will be selected by the ANTS Program Committee.

The Selfridge Prize at the ANTS VII meeting was awarded to Werner Bley and Robert Boltje for their paper Computation of locally free class groups. The Prize at ANTS VIII was awarded to Juliana Belding, Reinier Bröker, Andreas Enge and Kristin Lauter for their paper Computing Hilbert Class Polynomials.

Proceedings

The refereed Proceedings of ANTS are published in the Springer series Lecture Notes in Computer Science. The Lecture Notes in Computer Science are now also published electronically

History

ANTS VIII (2008)

Dates: 17 - 22 May 2008
Location: Banff Centre (Alberta, Canada)
Organizers: Mark Bauer (University of Calgary), Josh Holden (Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology), Mike Jacobson (University of Calgary), Renate Scheidler (University of Calgary) and Jon Sorenson (Butler University)
Proceedings: LNCS 5011
Web site: http://ants.math.ucalgary.ca/

ANTS VII (2006)

Dates: 23 - 28 July 2006
Location: Technische Universität Berlin (Berlin, Germany)
Organizers: Florian Heß, Sebastian Pauli, Michael Pohst
Proceedings: LNCS 4076
Web site: http://www.math.tu-berlin.de/~kant/ants/

ANTS VI (2004)

Dates: 13 - 18 June 2004
Location: University of Vermont (Burlington, Vermont, USA)
Organizers: Duncan Buell, Jonathan W. Sands, David S. Dummit
Proceedings: LNCS 3076; Poster Abstracts
Web site: http://web.ew.usna.edu/~ants/

ANTS V (2002)

Dates: 7-12 July 2002
Location: University of Sydney (Sydney, Australia)
Organizers: John Cannon, Claus Fieker, David Kohel
Proceedings: LNCS 2369
Web site: http://magma.maths.usyd.edu.au/antsv/index.html

ANTS IV (2000)

Dates: 2-7 July 2000
Location: University of Leiden (Leiden, Netherlands)
Organizers: Peter Stevenhagen, Wieb Bosma
Proceedings: LNCS 1838
Web site: http://www.math.leidenuniv.nl/~desmit/ants4/

ANTS III (1998)

Dates: 21-25 June 1998
Location: Reed College (Portland, Oregon, USA)
Organizer: Joe Buhler
Proceedings: LNCS 1423
Web site: http://www.reed.edu/ants/

ANTS II (1996)

Dates: 18-23 May 1996
Location: University of Bordeaux (Bordeaux, France)
Organizers: Henri Cohen, Michel Olivier
Proceedings: LNCS 1122

ANTS I (1994)

Dates: 6-9 May 1994
Location: Cornell University (Ithaca, New York, USA)
Organizers: Len Adleman, Ming-Deh Huang
Proceedings: LNCS 877 (out of print)

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