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EUROMATH

Objective

THE AIM OF EUROMATH IS TO STIMULATE THE RESEARCH POTENTIAL OF EUROPEAN MATHEMATICIANS BY CREATING A RESEARCH ENVIRONMENT BASED ON MODERN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY.
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY IS PARTICULARLY SUITED TO ACHIEVING THIS AIM THROUGH ITS ABILITY:
- TO PROVIDE NEW AND HIGHLY EFFICIENCT MEANS OF COMMUNICATION;
- TO INCREASE THE AMOUNT OF USEFUL INFORMATION AVAILABLE AND TO SRTUCTURE ITS PRESENTATION IN WAYS WHICH MAKE THE INFORMATION MORE READILY ACCESSIBLE;
- TO SOLVE THOSE PROBLEMS CONNECTED WITH THE PREPARATION AND TRANSMISSION OF MATHEMATICAL DOCUMENTS WHICH PRESENTLY PLACE UNNECESSARY LIMITATIONS ON THE ADVANCE OF MATHEMATICAL RESEARCH.
BY EXPLOITING THESE FEATURES, EUROMATH AIMS TO INCREASE THE RATE OF PROGRESS OF MATHEMATICAL RESEARCH WITHIN EUROPE, AND SIGNIFICANTLY IMPROVE THE AVAILABILITY AND INTERCHANGE OF THE RESULTS OF THAT RESEARCH. A PARTICULAR EMPHASIS IS PLACED THROUGHOUT THE PROJECT ON ACHIEVING THIS AIM BY ENHANCING THE EXISTING AND PROJECTED COMMUNICATIONS BEARER SERVICES BY THE ADDITION OF INTEGRATED INTERFACES BETWEEN THE FACILITIES NEEDED BY MATHEMATICIANS.
IN PARTICULAR, BY CREATING A EUROPEAN CONTEXT FOR MATHEMATICAL RESEARCH, EUROMATH WILL PROVIDE A BASIS FOR MAINTAINING, AND IMPROVING, THE HIGH QUALITY OF THAT RESEARCH WITHIN EUROPE. WITH AN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY BASED RESEARCH ENVIRONMENT WHICH IS MORE ADVANCED, MORE INTEGRATED, AND MORE EXTENSIVE THAN IS LIKELY TO BE REALISED ELSEWHERE FOR A NUMBER OF YEARS, EUROPEAN MATHEMATICIANS WILL BE BETTER PLACED TO MEET THE RAPIDLY CHANGING CHALLENGES IMPOSED BY A MODERN TECHNOLOGICALLY BASED SOCIETY.
The activities of the forum rested on a shared recognition of the common European cultural heritage and on the wish to further a distinctively European contribution to the development of mathematics. The merit seen in the database proposal even as formulated at that stage, was that it would not only further these general aims but would make mathematical findings more accessible throughout Europe, both within the community of mathematicians and to users of mathematics.
THE PROJECT WORK HAS BEEN PLANNED IN THREE STAGES:

STAGE 1: REQUIREMENT ANALYSIS, FUNCTIONAL SPECIFICATION, AND PROTOTYPING;
STAGE 2: DEVELOPMENT, IMPLEMENTATION AND COMMISSIONING OF THE SYSTEM;
STAGE 3: PREPARATION FOR THE OPERATIONAL PHASE OF EUROMATH.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

RISOE NATIONAL LABORATORY
Address
Frederiksborgvej 399
Roskilde
Denmark

Participants (2)

European Mathematical Trust Ltd
United Kingdom
Address
C/o The Registry
CT2 7NZ Canterbury
National Institute for Higher Education-Dublin
Ireland
Address
Glasnevin
9 Dublin