On the one hand, the network objectives contained clear deliverables, notably workshops, the distributed information system CAIN and the SAC newsletter.
The information server CAIN Europe (http://www.can.nl) is widely acclaimed to be the most important source for computer algebra in the world for users in research and applications. This Web-server is a joint realization of all SAC teams. Tasks are divided among the research groups to keep the effort of maintenance feasible.
The SAC Newsletter, whose first issue has been published in the Fall 1996, disseminates useful information related to Symbolic and Algebraic Computation as well as news from the partners of the SAC network. The SAC newsletter both exists on the World-Wide-Web (http://www.can.nl/SAC_Newsletter) and in printed form. Scientific publishers contacted the coordinator about continuation of both services after the funding period.
On the other hand, the objectives towards research were more of a supportive and long term nature. Many possibilities for mutual visits and for attending meetings were created thanks to the funds of the network. The list of joint publications shows that this has been a fruitful approach.
The fulfillments of the concrete goals for joint work and supportive deliverables form the main way of arriving at the prime objective: a platform for exchange of people and dissemination of scientific information.