There was a special year devoted to the topic of several complex variables at the Mittag-Leffler Institute in Stockholm, Sweden, and this volume contains the resulting survey papers and research papers. The work covers a broad spectrum of developments in this field. The contributors include H. Alexander; F. Almgren; E. Almar; M. Andersson; E. Bedford; J. Belanger; S. Bell; B. Berndtsson; U. Cegrell; C.H. Chang and H.P. Lee; J. Chaumat and A.M. Chollet; J. D’Angelo; J. P. Demailley; P. Dolbeault; A. Dor; F. Forstneric; B. Gaveau, M. Okada, and T. Okada; R. Greene and S. Krantz; A. Iordan; C. Laurent-Thiebaut and J. Leiterer; L. Lempert; I. Lieb and M. Range; L. Qi-King; P. Manne; A. Noell; M. Passare; J. Riihentaus; J. P. Rosay and W. Rudin; R. Saerens and W. Zame; A. Sergeev; N. Sibony; E.L. Stout; F. Treves; S. Webster; H. H. Wu; and A. Zeriahi.