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MSC2020 Announcement of the plan to revise the Mathematics Subject Classification
Mathematical Reviews (MR) and zbMATH cooperate in maintaining the Mathematics Subject Classification (MSC), which is used by these reviewing services, publishers, and others to categorize items in the mathematical sciences literature. The current version, MSC2010, consists of 63 areas classified with two digits refined into over 5000 three- and five-digit classifications. Details of MSC2010 can be found at www.msc2010.org or www.ams.org/msc/msc2010.html and zbmath.org/classification/. MSC2010 was a revision of the 2000 subject classification scheme developed through the collaborative efforts of the editors of zbMATH and MR with considerable input from the community. zbMATH and MR have initiated the process of revising MSC2010 with an expectation that the revision will be used beginning in 2020. From the perspective of MR and zbMATH, the five-digit classification scheme MSC is an extremely important device that allows editors and reviewers to process the literature. Users of the publications of zbMATH and MR employ the MSC to search the literature by subject area. In the decade since the last revision, keyword searching has become increasingly prevalent, with remarkable improvements in searchable databases. Yet, the classification scheme remains important. Many publishers use the subject classes at either the time of submission of an article, as an aid to the editors, or at the time of publication, as an aid to readers. The arXiv uses author-supplied MSC codes to classify submissions, and as an option in creating alerts for the daily listings. Browsing the MR or zbMATH database using a two- or three-digit classification search is an effective method of keeping up with research in specific areas. Based in part on some thoughtful suggestions from members of the community, the editors of MR and zbMATH have given preliminary consideration to the scope of the revision of the MSC. We do not foresee any changes at the two-digit level; however, it is anticipated that there will be refinement of the three- and five-digit levels. At this point, zbMATH and MR welcome additional community input into the process. Comments should be submitted through the Web at msc2020.org. You may also send email to email@example.com. All information about the MSC revision is jointly shared by MR and zbMATH. This input will be of great value as the process moves forward.
Edward Dunne, Executive Editor, Mathematical Reviews
Klaus Hulek, Editor-in-Chief, zbMATH Version of 2016.07.25
The 17th ISDG Symposium has been started!
The web-site of the next ISDG Symposium is open now (see the section ISDG meetings).
The time and place of the forth-coming ISDG Symposium is known now (see the section ISDG meetings).
The information about the forthcoming ISDG Symposium is updated.
A new section Albums has been added.
Information about the next ISDG Workshop has been published.
More than 100 scientific societies, universities, research institutes, and organizations all over the world have banded together to dedicate 2013 as a special year for the Mathematics of Planet Earth. See the site of the program.
The list of related conferences has been renewed.
On the results of electing new executive board the corresponding page has been updated.
Today nighthas died. It is a grievous loss for the control and game community. Condolences to his relatives, friends, colleagues.
Information about the 15th ISDG Symposium is put to the site. See the ISDG meeting section.
The 8th ISDG Workshop is over. So, the page of ISDG meetings is corrected. Also, dead links are excluded from that page.
The list of related conferences is renewed.
Dear Colleagues! After a two-week pause the site has been restarted at a new server, which is planned to be permanent place of the site.
During two next weeks (March 7-13 and 20-27) there can be problems with the site functioning because it will be moved to a new server.
Related meetings section is renewed.
The 14th ISDG Sypmosium is over... During meetings of the ISDG executeive board and General Assembly of the Society, new body of executive board has been formed and the time and place of the coming ISDG Workshop has been determined.
Also, the section of related conferences has been renewed.
New information in the section about publications. First, the list of ISDG Annals is updated. Second, a new journal dedicated to game theory is added.
The site of ISDG has been started in new design.