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Under consideration for publication in Math. Struct. in Comp. Science and ANNA INGOLFSDOTTIR

Summary: Under consideration for publication in Math. Struct. in Comp. Science
ICE-TCS, School of Computer Science, ReykjavŽik University,
Kringlan 1, 103 ReykjavŽik, Iceland.
Received 10 August 2009
We still recall very vividly the announcement of Nadia Busi's death. It was Wednesday,
5 September 2007, and we were enjoying the half-day excursion at CONCUR 2007, a
conference where some of Nadia's latest work had been presented on that day just before
lunch. The weather was splendid and we were enjoying the gorgeous view from the
ArrŽabida Convent, basking in the glorious sunlight and admiring the blue sea in the
distance. Everything was a celebration of life until death struck. Mario Bravetti, one of
our colleagues from Bologna, received a phone call and broke the news to us: `Nadia has
passed away.' That was the message we received from him and a cloud came over all the
CONCUR participants who knew her.
For us, Nadia had also become a friend. She visited us twice in Reykjavik in successive
years and she sent us two good M.Sc. students who worked on their theses under our
joint supervision. We still remember the walks we took together around Reykjavik, a
barbecue at our house with one of our students and the happiness she derived from


Source: Aceto, Luca - School of Computer Science, Reykjavík University


Collections: Mathematics; Computer Technologies and Information Sciences