About this series
Springer Proceedings in Mathematics features volumes of selected contributions from workshops and conferences in all areas of current research activity in mathematics. Besides an overall evaluation, at the hands of the publisher, of the interest, scientific quality, and timeliness of each proposal, every individual contribution is refereed to standards comparable to those of leading mathematics journals. This series thus proposes to the research community well-edited and authoritative reports on newest developments in the most interesting and promising areas of mathematical research today.Series will be continued with title "Springer Proceedings in Mathematics & Statistics". The new series starts with volume 19.