All the partners have contributed to the setting up of
*CAIN Europe*: The Computer Algebra Information
Network (see the URL `http://www.can.nl`).
*CAIN Europe* is a server on the
*World-Wide-Web* giving the means to easily access
various information related to *Symbolic and Algebraic
Computation*.
*CAIN Europe* is a distributed system. It means that most
information is maintained at the level of the research teams and the individual users
all around the world. *CAIN Europe* gives the means to easily find
the information one
looks for. These are the four most important features of the server's
design:

- The information is sorted out by category.
- The system is user-driven.
- The
*SAC*partners provide different kinds of service to CAIN Europe. - Search engines give the means to easily find information.

- The News: 16 newsletters.
- Announcements: 44 job opportunities between December 1996 and September 1997, 33 conferences and workshops, of which 21 in Europe, between December 1996 and October 1997, 14 software releases and 34 new books.
- Newcomers in Computer Algebra: 18 tutorials and 14 demos.
- Teams and People: the ``Home page" of 66 research teams
and the ``Personal page" of 81 individuals dealing with
*Symbolic and Algebraic Computation*. - Systems and Packages: information about more than 110 general purpose, special purpose and experimental software.
- ``Computer Algebra in Action'': 72 applications
of
*Computer Algebra*. - Literature: 64 Preprints, 87 BibTex files, the proceedings
of 27 conferences, Journals in Math and Computer Science
from 13 publishers, 21 journals related to
*Symbolic and Algebraic Computation*with searchable contents on the publishers' sites, a local compilation of 154 books related to*Symbolic and Algebraic Computation*. - The ``Virtual Computer Algebra Library'' contains 8 tutorials and many other useful information about the 5 topics covered so far.
- European Projects in Symbolic and Algebraic Computation: information about 8 projects.