Conference Proceedings, Canadian Mathematical Society 1998; 239 pp; softcover Volume: 22 ISBN10: 0821808494 ISBN13: 9780821808498 List Price: US$60 Member Price: US$48 Order Code: CMSAMS/22
 The Ring Theory Conference (University of Miskolc, Hungary) successfully accomplished its two goals: 1) to reflect contemporary trends in the subject area and 2) to offer a meeting place for a large number of Eastern European algebraists and their colleagues from around the world. Particular emphasis was placed on recent developments in the following four areas: representation theory, group algebras, PI algebras, and general ring theory. This book presents 13 of the invited lectures. Titles in this series are copublished with the Canadian Mathematical Society. Members of the Canadian Mathematical Society may order at the AMS member price. Readership Graduate students and research mathematicians interested in ring theory. Table of Contents  V. V. Bavula  Filter dimension and its application
 V. Drensky  Automorphisms of polynomial, free and generic matrix algebras
 P. Gabriel  Matrix problems and representationtheory
 K. R. Goodearl and E. S. Letzter  Prime and primitive spectra of multiparameter quantum affine spaces
 A. Kemer  \(PI\)algebras and nil algebras of bounded index
 H. Lenzing  Representations of finite dimensional algebras and singularity theory
 Z. S. Marciniak and S. K. Sehgal  Zassenhaus conjectures for infinite groups
 J. Okninski  Graded rings  an approach via semigroups of matrices
 D. S. Passman  Semiprimitivity of group algebras: Past results and recent progress
 A. Regev  Asymptotics of codimensions of some P.I. algebras
 K. W. Roggenkamp  Problems on group rings
 A. Skowronski  Tame module categories of finite dimensional algebras
 A. E. Zalesskii  Direct limits of finite dimensional algebras and finite groups
