As predicted in the Preface for WM'96, we are back on track with WM'97. The decision to cancel ER'97 was followed by a request to hold a series of ER workshops. The ER program included a luncheon with Owendoff as speaker. This program was very successful.

The review of the full papers continued and was quite successful, so the process will be continued. Our participation in the web has been extensive and will continue. Although the announcements of WM'97 have been removed, the data are archived and will continue to be available. These table of contents for WM'97 proceedings will be on the internet but access to the full papers will be available only to the paid attendees and subscribers. The Call for Papers, Preliminary Program and registration will continue to be available on the internet.