Given an action of an affine algebraic group with only trivial characters on a factorial variety, we ask for categorical quotients. We characterize existence in the category of algebraic varieties. Moreover, allowing constructible sets as quotients, we obtain a more general existence result, which, for example, settles the case of afinitely generated algebra of invariants. As an application, we provide a combinatorial GIT-type construction of categorical quotients for actions of not necessarily reductive groups on, e.g. complete varieties with finitely generated Cox ring via lifting to the characteristic space
Full papers (articles) of 2nd Stochastic Modeling Techniques and Data Analysis (SMTDA-2012) International Conference are represented in the proceedings. This conference took place from 5 June by 8 June 2012 in Chania, Crete, Greece.