CoCoA is a software system for Computational Commutative Algebra, which specializes in handling ideals and modules over rings of multivariate polynomials. The techniques used are mainly based on the theory of Gröbner bases.

COCOA Schools have been organised since 1999, with the objective of offering researchers an exposition to contemporary research topics in Computational Commutative Algebra. Usually, these schools focus on a set of themes and possess three components conducted by eminent researchers in the field. These components include Lectures, Tutorials (using the CoCoA system) and Special Lectures. This year’s COCOA school is special in so far as the event is being hosted for the first time in India. COCOA 2016 will focus on Computational Aspects of Burnside Algebras and Computational Linear and Commutative Algebra. There will be a poster session for showcasing contemporary and ongoing research in Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry by young researchers.

Previous COCOA Workshops:
2013 Osnabrück, Germany
2011 Passau, Germany
2009 Barcelona, Spain
2007 RISC, Hagenberg-Linz, Austria
2005 Porto Conte (Sardegna), Italy
2003 Cadiz, Spain
2001 Kingston, Canada
1999 Torino, Italy