Séminaires et Congrès 2005; 460 pp; softcover Number: 10 ISBN10: 285629166X ISBN13: 9782856291665 List Price: US$82 Member Price: US$65.60 Order Code: SECO/10
 The second FrancoJapanese Singularity Conference was held in the CIRM (MarseilleLuminy) in September 2002. The proceedings of the meeting published in this volume show not only the diversity, but also the consistency of the fields discussed. The main topics covered by the lectures were characteristic classes, residues, stratifications, singularities of curves and surfaces, valuations, resolution of singularities, and toric varieties. Several papers present the results recently obtained in the field so as to be accessible to nonspecialists and to users of singularity theory. The volume is suitable for graduate students and research mathematicians interested in geometry and topology. A publication of the Société Mathématique de France, Marseilles (SMF), distributed by the AMS in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. Orders from other countries should be sent to the SMF. Members of the SMF receive a 30% discount from list. Readership Graduate students and research mathematicians interested in geometry and topology. Table of Contents  F. Aroca and J. Snoussi  Normal quasiordinary singularities
 R. Bondil  General elements of an \(m\)primary ideal on a normal surface singularity
 J.P. Brasselet, J. Seade, and T. Suwa  An explicit cycle representing the FultonJohnson class, I
 T. Brélivet  Sur les paires spectrales de polynômes à deux variables
 D. Garber  On the connection between affine and projective fundamental groups of line arrangements and curves
 H. A. Hamm and D. T. Lê  On the Picard group for noncomplete algebraic varieties
 H. Hironaka  Three key theorems on infinitely near singularities
 D. Juniati and D. Trotman  Determination of Lipschitz stratifications for the surfaces \(y^a=z^bx^c+x^d\)
 V. P. Kostov  On arrangements of the roots of a hyperbolic polynomial and of one of its derivatives
 K. Kurdyka and L. Paunescu  Arcanalyticity is an open property
 I. Luengo and A. Pichon  Lê's conjecture for cyclic covers
 Y. Nakamura and S. Tajima  Unimodal singularities and differential operators
 M. Oka  A survey on Alexander polynomials of plane curves
 H. Ohta and K. Ono  Symplectic 1manifolds containing singular rational curves with \((2,3)\)cusp
 A. Parusiński  Integrability of some functions on semianalytic sets
 P. Polo  Construction d'hypersurfaces affines à cohomologie d'intersection prescrite
 T. Suwa  Residues of Chern classes on singular varieties
 S. Tajima and Y. Nakamura  Computational aspects of Grothendieck local residues
 H. Tokunaga  \(2\)dimensional versal \(S_4\)covers and rational elliptic surfaces
 T. Tomaru  On some classes of weakly Kodaira singularities
 M. Tosun  ADE surface singularities, chambers and toric varieties
 S. Tsuboi  The Chern numbers of the normalization of an algebraic threefold with ordinary singularities
 N. C. Tu  On semistable, singular cubic surfaces
 M. Vaquié  Famille admise associée à une valuation de \(K\[x\]\)
 S. Yokura  Generalized GinzburgChern classes
 A. Y. Yoshikawa and K. Yoshikawa  Isolated critical points and adiabatic limits of Chern forms
