First announcement sent out on November 22, 2005, with updates.

             Florianopolis, 24-28 July 2006
                ICMP Satellite Conference

Dear Colleague,

This is the first announcement for the BRAZILIAN OPERATOR
ALGEBRAS CONFERENCE to be held in Florianopolis, Brazil,
from 24-28 July, 2006.

The Conference is tentatively planned to take place at
the Jurere Beach Village (, a
beach side resort in the northern end of the island of
Santa Catarina.

The conference will be sponsored by Universidade Federal
de Santa Catarina, Instituto do Milenio (AGIMB), and
hopefully also by CNPq, and FAPESC.

At this moment the following main speakers have
tentatively agreed to give plenary talks:

    Ola Bratteli, University of Oslo, NORWAY
    Joachim Cuntz, University of Munster, GERMANY
    David E. Evans University of Wales, UK
    Vaughan Jones, University of California, USA
    Karl-Henning Rehren, University of Goettingen, GERMANY
    Mikael Rordam, University of Southern Denmark, DENMARK
    Yasuo Watatani, Kyushu University, JAPAN

In addition to the main plenary talks we plan to have
several other shorter contributed talks.

The International Organizing Committee is formed by
D. Bisch (Vanderbilt), A. Carey (Canberra), G. Corach
(Buenos Aires), J. Cuntz (Munster), D. Evans (Cardiff),
M. Izumi (Kyoto), V. Jones (Berkeley), M. Laca
(Victoria), R. Longo (Rome), R. Nest (Copenhagen),
P. Pinto (Lisbon), C. Skau (Trondheim).

Please consult the Conference Home Page at where further information
will be posted as soon as it becomes available.

Participants are urged to register as soon as possible
using the web interface available trough the Conference

This is a Satellite Conference to the International
Congress on Mathematical Physics - ICMP 2006 - to be held
in Rio de Janeiro from August 6-11, 2006

Although the Brazilian government and its funding
agencies have a history of strong support for the
sciences, it also has a history of instability and
uncertainty at times.  This of course makes the planning
of an international conference a bit of a chalenge.
Thus, although we are commited to doing all we can to
obtain proper funding, everyone involved should be aware
that the funding situation may not be as we hope.

Ruy Exel