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The European Mathematical Trust (EMT)

About the EMT

The EMT is a non-profit company established in the United Kingdom in 1987. Its members are the national Mathematical Societies in each of the European Countries. Its chief purpose is the management of the Euromath Project for the mathematical community of Europe. EMT is an Associate Member of the European Mathematical Society.

STOP PRESS - Release of EUROMATH version 2


Who's who in the EMT

The EUROMATH Software - an Editor for a Mathematical Environment

The EUROMATH Programme in Eastern Europe

The EUROMATH Bulletin



Committee of Management (COM)

The Committee of Management is the overall senior committee of the EMT. The current membership is:

House Committee

The House Committee organises the internal management of the EMT and has responsibilities for legal and statutory matters. the current membership is:

EUROMATH Project Committee (PC)

This committee is responsible for the development of the Euromath Mathematical Editor and associated software. The current members are:

Liaison with other Mathematical Organisations

Who's who at the EMT

Prof. James H. Davenport

School of Mathematical Sciences
University of Bath
Bath BA2 7AY
Phone +44 225 826181 (office)
Phone +44 225 465435 (home + answering machine)
FAX +44 225 826492 email - jhd@maths.bath.ac.uk

Committees - House Committee, Committee of Management

Prof. Helmut Lenzing

Fachbereich Mathematik-Informatik
Universit{\"a}t-GH Paderborn
Warburger Str. 100
D-4790 Paderborn
Phone +49-5251-60-2623 (2635) (office)
Phone +49-5251-63346 (home)
FAX +49 5251-60-3836
email helmut@uni-paderborn.de

Committees - Chair of Project Committee, Committee of Management

Prof. Branislav Rovan

Comenius University
Department of Computer Science
MFFUK, Mlynská dolina
SK-842 15 Bratislava
Phone +42 7 726 635 (office)
Phone +42 7 391353 (home)
FAX +42 7 727 041
email rovan@fmph.uniba.cs

Committee of Management

Prof. John Slater

Computing Laboratory
University of Kent
Phone +44 227 450750 (office)
Phone +44 227 771745 (home fax)
FAX +44 227 762811
email jbs@ukc.ac.uk

Committees - Project Committee, Committee of Management, House Committee

Ian Stone

The Registry
University of Kent, CANTERBURY
Kent CT2 7NZ
Phone +44 227 764 000 (ext. 3229) (office)
Phone +44 227 361265 (home)
FAX +44 227 452 196
email irs1@ukc.ac.uk

EMT Company Secretary

Dr. Richard M. Timoney

School of Mathematics
Trinity College Dublin
Trinity College
IRL Dublin 2
Phone +353-1-702 1196 (office)
Phone +353-1-289 6900 (home)
FAX +353-1-702 2282 (department)
email richardt@maths.tcd.ie

Committees - Project Committee, Committee of Management

Prof. Flemming Topsöe

Department of Mathematics
University of Copenhagen
Universitetsparken 5
DK-2100 Copenhagen \O
Phone +45 35 320732 (office)
Phone +45 42 890908 (home)
FAX +45 35 32 07 19
email topsoe@math.ku.dk

Committees - EMT Chairman, Committee of Management, House Committee

Prof. Jose M.E. Valença

Departamento de Informatica
Universidade do Minho
Campus de Gualtar
4700 Braga
Phone +351 53 604 460 or +351 53 604 470
FAX +351 53 612 954
email jmv@di.uminho.pt

Committees - Committee of Management

Prof. Jose Luis Vicente

Facultad de Matematicas
Universidad de Sevilla
Apartado 1160
E-41080 Sevilla
Phone +34 5 4557955 (office)
Phone +34 5 4639207 (home)
FAX +34 5 4234053
email euro@cica.es

Committees - Committee of Management

Prof. Björn von Sydow

Sektionen för matematik och datavetenskap
Chalmers Tekniska Högskola
S-412 96 Göteborg
Phone +46 31 772 10 40 (office)
Phone +46 300 72848 (home); +46 35 52379 (summer house)
FAX +46 31 16 56 55
email sydow@cs.chalmers.se

Committees - Project Committee, Committee of Management

The EUROMATH Mathematical Editor

Introduction to the EUROMATH Editor - A software environment for mathematics

The EUROMATH project was funded through the SCIENCE programme of the European Union and administered through the European Mathematical Trust based at the University of Kent at Canterbury, UK.

EUROMATH is a project to enhance research support for european mathematicians and to stimulate interchange among them by creating a research environment based on modern information technology. The project aims to produce both software and services.

the EUROMATH software is a homogeneous working environment adapted to the needs of the mathematician. The system is designed to incorporate an editor capable of handling mathematical documents, access to mathematical databases, an electronic mail interface and computer algebra capability.

The development is a cooperative effort between mathematicians, computer scientists and software organisations throughout Europe, latterly including individuals and organisations from Central and Eastern Europe. The project is managed on behalf of the EMT by members of the Project Committee (PC)

Central to EUROMATH is a powerful structured editor which uses Standard Generalised Mark-up Language (SGML) to create ASCII based tagged text. Documents created by the system can then be distributed electronically or as printed paper. The editor is based on the Grif structured editor designed by Vincent Quint (Grenoble) and developed by GRIF SA, St Quentin. Additional functionality has been developed by a number of partners. Organisations involved in the development of EUROMATH include:


Managing Mathematics - the Mathematics DTD

Mathematical notation is essential to mathematicians for conveying ideas. However formulae were not constructed with typesetting and printing in mind and cause a number of problems when they are represented in or via electronic media.

It is desirable that mathematical notation be displayed by an authoring system in such a way that during editing their appearance is the same as that seen by the reader. It is also desirable that their elements can be easily manipulated by the author, so that they may be edited if required.

A number of text editing systems are available which encode mathematical notation. In most of these formulae are represented as an encoded string and the appropriate typesetting language must be learned in order to create them. Creating or altering formulae can be a tedious process as the strings must be edited and then viewed. Altering a formula may necessitate several iterations of the edit/preview cycle. The LaTEX system, much used for typesetting by mathematicians exhibits these disadvantages.

Most popular text editors hardly handle mathematical notation. The only way of including anything more complex than very simple formulae in documents is to first executed the formula as a graphic which is then included in the text. Needless to say the only method of editing a formula in these circumstances is to recreate or alter the graphic.

EUROMATH is a WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) text editor with powerful mathmatics facilities, which include two methods formulae preparation. During editing, formulae are displayed on screen as they would appear on the printed page. The elements of a formula may be manipulated - moved, added or removed, and the result seen immediately by the author. Formulae can be constructed by selection from symbol palettes or, importantly, input as a LaTEX string and instantly converted to appear on screen in their final form. Changes can be made by directly manipulating the symbols or by swiftly converting the formula into a LaTEX string and editing that.

The EUROMATH Editor is a structured editor which encodes documents in Standard Generalised Mark-up Language (SGML). The essence of a structured document is that the various structural elements (title, paragraphs, headings, etc.) are predefined for each type of document. In SGML these structural rules are described in the Document Type Definition (DTD) and each document created must comply to a set of structure rules in a DTD. For example a letter DTD might define that there must be an author and recipient's address before the salutation (Dear ....). The author's address could be defined as containing several elements in a predefined order, some of which may be optional (name, house name, street name, area name, city name, code, country). In theory this makes the document completely portable between different SGML editors as long as the document includes the DTD and both editors have access to a set of rules for handling these elements.

The Euromath system, release version 2

EUROMATH version 2, a significant upgrade, was released in October 1996.

EUROMATH v2 is UNIX and X Window based. Currently there are versions for SUN4, Solaris, DECStation, IBM RS6000 and Hewlett Packard. A server running EUROMATH across a network must be a machine of this type.

EUROMATH is accessed under X Windows (commercial X versions of at least R5 or MIT X version of at least R6) in X Terminal mode across a network, or on an individual machine if it is the same type as the EUROMATH server. EUROMATH needs at least 16 MB main memory and about 30 MB disk space.

Any academic institute may subscribe to EUROMATH. Subscribers receive a copy of EUROMATH v2 for a specified platform which includes:

The European Mathematical Trust offers free trial licences expiring on June 15th, 1997.

After the expiry of the free licence, the subscription rates are as follows:

There will be an annual charge for upgrades.

Please contact (e-mail preferred):

Euromath Support
Faculty of Mathematics and Physics
Comenius University
Mlynska' dolina
842 15 Bratislava
Slovak Republic email: emt@fmph.uniba.sk
Tel: +42-7-726 635 Fax: +42-7-727 041

The EUROMATH Programme in Eastern Europe

Jill Tardivel (gmt@ukc.ac.uk)
Computing Laboratory, University of Kent at Canterbury
22th October 1996.