Keynote Speakers

Invited Speakers

And there are still slots available for contributed talks!


Aim of the Conference

A conference on "Groups, Rings and the Yang-Baxter equation" will be held at Domain Sol Cress in the beautiful town of Spa, Belgium. The international conference focusses on recent developments in the areas of ring theory, group theory and the new structure, called braces, that recently has attracted a lot of attention because of its role in a description of set-theoretic solutions of the Yang-Baxter equation. Special emphasis is given on the relations between these areas and in particular on topics where a mixture of methods (involving these theories) has been used. Some topics of particular interest are: group rings, unit groups, (graded) rings and also various algebraic structures used in the context of the Yang-Baxter Equation.

There will be the opportunity for presenting a contributed talk (15 minutes) for interested participants. Please indicate during registration whether you would like to give such a talk and in that case please send us an abstract of your talk before April 18th, 2017. We will inform all interested participants by May 1whether we can schedule their proposed talk. There also will be a poster session to which participants can contribute.

The talks will begin early Monday morning, June 19th, and the last talk will be presented late afternoon on Friday, June 23th. Arrival is expected on June 18th and departure on June 24th.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate and write to us: Doryan.Temmerman@gmail.com

  • A poster is available here.
  • The registration is open now.
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  • Mehdi Aaghabali (University of Edinburgh, UK)
  • Eli Aljadeff (Technion Institute of Technology, Israel)
  • Andreas Bächle (Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium)
  • Gurmeet K. Bakshi (Panjab University, India)
  • Jason Bell (University of Waterloo, Canada)
  • Sushil Bhunia (Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Pune, India)
  • Marco Bonatto (Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic)
  • Nigel Byott (University of Exeter, UK)
  • Frederik Caenepeel (Universiteit Antwerpen, Belgium)
  • Mauricio Caicedo (Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium)
  • Marco Castelli (Università del Salento, Italy)
  • Francesco Catino (Università del Salento, Italy)
  • Stefan Catoiu (DePaul University, USA)
  • Ferran Cedó (Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain)
  • Nega Chere (Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia)
  • William Chin (DePaul University, USA)
  • Fabienne Chouraqui (University of Haifa, Israel)
  • Leo Creedon Institute of Technology Sligo, Ireland)
  • Ilaria Colazzo (Università del Salento, Italy)
  • Patrick Dehornoy (University of Caen, France)
  • Matyas Domokos (MTA Alfred Renyi Institute of Mathematics, Hungary)
  • Amir Ehsani (Islamic Azad University, Iran)
  • Florian Eisele (City, University of London, UK)
  • Islam Foniqi (University of Bonn, Germany)
  • Tatiana Gateva-Ivanova (Bulgarian Acadamy of Science, Bulgaria)
  • Eugenio Giannelli (University of Cambridge, UK)
  • Anthony Giaquinto (Loyola University Chicago, USA)
  • Jairo Gonçalves (University of São Paulo, Brazil)
  • Alexey Gordienko (Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium)
  • Ehsaan Hossain (University of Waterloo, Canada)
  • Ted Hurley (National University of Ireland Galway, Ireland)
  • Geoffrey Janssens (Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium)
  • Eric Jespers (Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium)
  • Tibor Juhász (Eszterházy Károly University, Hungary)
  • Yaakov Karasik (Technion Institute of Technology, Israel)
  • Christian Kassel (CNRS and Université de Strasbourg, France)
  • Vladislav Kharchenko (UNAM, Mexico)
  • Evgeny Khukhro (University of Lincoln, UK)
  • Ann Kiefer (University of Bielefeld, Germany)
  • Wolfgang Kimmerle (University of Stuttgart, Germany)
  • Łukasz Kubat (University of Warsaw, Poland)
  • Victoria Lebed (Trinity College Dublin, Ireland)
  • Sugandha Maheshwary (Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Mohali, India)
  • Gunter Malle (TU Kaiserslautern, Germany)
  • Mohamed Mame (USTM)
  • Leo Margolis (University of Murcia, Spain)
  • Sanjeev Maurya (IIT BHU Varanasi, India)
  • Marzia Mazzotta (Università del Salento, Italy)
  • Arkadiusz Męcel (University of Warsaw, Poland)
  • Szabolcs Mészáros (Central European University, Hungary)
  • Maria Maddalena Miccoli (Università del Salento, Italy)
  • Andrey Mikhovich (Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia)
  • Paula Murgel Veloso (Universidade Federal Fluminense, Brazil)
  • Jan Okniński (University of Warsaw, Poland)
  • Don Passman (University of Wisconsin, USA)
  • Agata Pilitowska (Warsaw University of Technology, Poland)
  • Giuseppina Pinto (Università del Salento, Italy)
  • Dmitri Piontkovski (NRU HSE, Russia)
  • Puguh Wahyu Prasetyo (Gadjah Mada University, Indonesia)
  • Ángel del Río (University of Murcia, Spain)
  • David Riley (The University of Western Ontario, Canada)
  • Ann Rogers (DePaul University, USA)
  • Louis Rowen (Bar-Ilan University, Israel)
  • Wolfgang Rump (University of Stuttgart, Germany)
  • Sudarshan Sehgal (University of Alberta, Canada)
  • Mariano Serrano (University of Murcia, Spain)
  • Salvatore Siciliano (Università del Salento, Italy)
  • Gurmail Singh (University of Regina, Canada)
  • Lance Small (University of San Diego, USA)
  • Agata Smoktunowicz (University of Edinburgh, UK)
  • Ernesto Spinelli (Sapienza Universita Di Roma, Italy)
  • David Stanovský (Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic)
  • Paola Stefanelli (Università del Salento, Italy)
  • Doryan Temmerman (Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium)
  • François Thilmany (University of California, San Diego, USA)
  • Hamid Usefi (Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada)
  • Arne Van Antwerpen (Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium)
  • Michel Van den Bergh (FWO, University Hasselt, Belgium)
  • Leandro Vendramin (University of Buenos Aires, Argentina)
  • Magdalena Wiertel (University of Warsaw, Poland)
  • Alexandre Zalesski (University of East Anglia, UK)
  • Anna Zamojska-Dzienio (Warsaw University of Technology, Poland)
  • Efim Zelmanov (University of California at San Diego, USA)
  • Michal Ziembowski (Warsaw University of Technology, Poland)

Organizers

Ferran Cedó (Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain)
Eric Jespers (Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium)
Jan Okniński (University of Warsaw, Poland)
Michel Van den Bergh (FWO, University Hasselt, Belgium)

Scientific committee

Eli Aljadeff (Technion Institute of Technology, Israel)
Ferran Cedó (Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain)
Eric Jespers (Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium)
Wolfgang Kimmerle (University of Stuttgart, Germany)
Jan Okniński (University of Warsaw, Poland)
Ángel del Río (University of Murcia, Spain)
Michel Van den Bergh (FWO, University Hasselt, Belgium)

local organizers

Andreas Bächle (Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium)
Mauricio Caicedo (Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium)
Alexey Gordienko (Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium)
Geoffrey Janssens (Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium)
Ann Kiefer (University of Bielefeld, Germany)
Leo Margolis (University of Murcia, Spain)
Doryan Temmerman (Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium)
Arne Van Antwerpen (Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium)

Registration

If you would like to register for the conference please follow this link.
After your registration we will send you information on how to book a room in the conference center. The rooms reserved by us will be available until April 18th, 2017. It is important that the reservation for the accommodation is made via the e-mail address provided in the e-mail confirming your registration and not via booking.com or other websites.


Event schedule

A schedule of the talks and their abstracts will be available here at a reasonable moment.


Accommodation

There is a limited number of rooms available in the conference center. Please register for the conference first. Afterwards you will receive contact details and instructions on how to book a room at the conference venue. The rates for full board are 88.50 Euro (double room for single use), 77.50 Euro (double room) and 66.67 Euro (double room for triple use with extendable sofa) per person per day. It is important that the reservation for the accommodation is made via the e-mail address provided in the e-mail confirming your registration and not via booking.com or other websites.

Here are some links with interesting sites in Spa and its surroundings.

Here are some links with information about Belgium.



Arrival

There is a railway station in the town of Spa. From the railway station "Spa" it is a (maximum) 10 minutes walk to the cable car which takes you to the thermal bath right next to the conference venue. There are hourly direct trains to Spa from the cities Pepinster, Verviers and Aachen (Germany). Note that the last connection in direction Spa leaves the big hubs already around 20:00, see the boxes on the right for detailed information.
Taxi Jean-Yves in Spa can be reached at +32 495 772020.

On Sunday there is a connection each hour from Brussels Airport-Zaventem to Spa with two changes (in Leuven and at Verviers-Central), with a total duration of the journey being 2 hours. The last connection to Spa departs from the Airport at 20:10 on Saturday and Sunday and at 18:41 during weekdays. Later there are still connections to Verviers-Central, from where a taxi can take you to Spa for about 50 Euros (the taxi company "centraltax" in Verviers can be reached via +32 87 333333 or +32 475 661387). For detailed information on train connections you can consult the webpage of the SNCB=NMBS.

This is the terminal for Eurostar trains and Thalys trains:
There is a connection each hour from Bruxelles-Midi to Spa with one change at Verviers-Central, the last one departing from Bruxelles-Midi at 19:56 on Saturdays and Sundays and one hour earlier during weekdays. Later there are still connections to Verviers-Central, from where a taxi can take you to Spa for about 50 Euros (the taxi company "centraltax" in Verviers can be reached via +32 87 333333 or +32 475 661387). For detailed information on train connections you can consult webpage of the SNCB=NMBS.

There are six connections per day taking you in about 3h30 from Frankfurt Airport (departure at 8:31, 10:31, 12:43, 14:43, 16:43, 18:43) to Spa with only one change in Aachen and some others with more changes. See the website of Deutsche Bahn for more information.

Event Location

Domain Sol Cress

Spaloumont 5
4900 Spa
Belgium
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