By Maurice Nivat, Charles Rattray BSc, MSc, FIMA, FBCS, C.Eng., C.Math., Teodor Rus PhD (auth.), Maurice Nivat, Charles Rattray BSc, MSc, FIMA, FBCS, C.Eng., C.Math., Teodor Rus PhD, Giuseppe Scollo PhD (eds.)

The aim of the AMAST meetings is to foster algebraic method as a beginning for software program expertise, and to teach that this may bring about useful mathematical choices to the ad-hoc ways usual in software program engineering and improvement. the 1st AMAST meetings, held in may well 1989 and will 1991 on the collage of Iowa, have been good bought and inspired the standard association of extra AMAST meetings on a biennial agenda. The 3rd convention on Algebraic method and software program expertise used to be held within the campus of the collage of Twente, The Netherlands, throughout the first week of summer time 1993. approximately 100 humans from all continents attended the convention. the biggest curiosity bought through the AMAST convention one of the pros prolonged to incorporate the management organisations to boot. AMAST'93 used to be opened through the Rector of the collage of Twente, through the neighborhood Chairman. Their beginning addresses open this lawsuits, too. The complaints includes eight invited papers and 32 chosen communica tions. the choice was once very strict, for 121 submissions have been received.

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Ni3jN32 ~ (z + y) . ZjY ~ Z by (v) and (vi), respectively. From these last two equations we get Ni2 ~ Z . Nil jN12 ~ z· Z jZ = 0 by (vii), again contradicting the assumption that N is zeroless. This exhausts the possibilities. Thus we have Nil: ~ l' for exactly one k E {I, 2, 3}. This allows us to define -r : V -+ {I, 2,3} by -rei) = k if and only if f Nil: ~ 1', for every i E V. Now if (i,j) E E, then we must have -rei) 'I -rei), for if -rei) -r(j) k, then we have Nil: ~ l' and Njl: ~ 1', from which we obtain = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = 40 x + x + y+ Y+ z + z = Nij ~ Nik ;Nkj ~ 1'; l' = 1', contradicting (i).

Nli;Ni2 ~ y. z;y = 0, contradicting the assumption that N is zeroless. The following table shows which cases are ruled out by hypotheses (ii)-(vii). N1£ Nli Nli ~ z ~ y ~ z Ni2 ~ Z Ni2 ~ Y No, by (ii). No, by (iii). No, by (iv). No, by (vi). The remaining three cases are used to define r : V Ni2 ~ Z No, by (v). No, by (vii). -+ {1, 2, 3}. For every i E V, if N 1£ ~ z and Ni2 ~ z if N 1£ ~ Y and Ni2 ~ Y . if N 1£ ~ z and Ni2 ~ z Now we must show r(i) # r(j) whenever (i,j) E E. Since N is closed and N ~ M, we have Nij ~ z + z and Nj i ~ Z + z.

Finally, if r(i) = 3 then Nli ~ z, so Nlj ~ (z + y + z)· Nli;Nij ~ (z + y + z) . z;(z + z) ~ (z + y + z) . (z;z + z;z) ~ y + z by (viii). Either Nj2 ~ z and r(j) = 2, or else Nj2 ~ z and r(j) = 1. Hence r(i) # r(j). This completes the proof that r( i) # r(j) whenever (i, j) E E, and shows that r is a 3-coloring of G. = = For the other direction, if we have a 3-coloring r : V -+ {1, 2, 3}, we can get a closed zeroless reduction N ~ M which is bounded by {1', z, Z, y, ii, z, z}. Set 42 N12 = y, N21 = y, and Nii = l' whenever 1 :::; i:::; n.