MTA-ELTE Geometric and Algebraic
Combinatorics Research Group

GAC Workshop 2016, Pécs

May 5-9 (Thu-Mon)

We are glad to annonuce the forthcoming international Geometric and Algebraic Combinatorics Workshop in Pécs, May 5-9, 2016. The workshop fits into the series of several former Slovenian-Hungarian collaborative events held in Pécs but, now for the second time, with a broader international spectrum, including Belgium, Italy and The Netherlands.
The main topics of the workshop will be combinatorial questions and algebraic methods in Galois geometries, algebraic graph theory.

Technical updates:

  • Registration will be in Hotel Szinbád. If you arrive later than 9 p.m. on Thursday, you may go directly to the hotel in which your room is found (check the secret link for this information), and register on Friday. In case you have any (technical) questions after arriving to Pécs, please go to Hotel Szinbád to resolve them.
  • A provisory timetable is available here, minor changes may occur, but (hopefully) not in the schedule of the talks.
  • Here you find the abstracts of the keynote and contributed talks.

Keynote speakers

  • Aart Blokhuis (Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands)
  • Gábor Korchmáros (University of Basilicata, Italy)
  • Klavdija Kutnar (University of Primorska, Slovenia)
  • Tomaž Pisanski (University of Primorska, Slovenia)*
  • Leo Storme (Ghent University, Belgium)
* Sad update: Tomaž Pisanski's talk had to be cancelled due to unexpected circumstances.

Venue

The workshop will take place at Szinbád Hotel and Restaurant, Pécs, Klimó György street 9. If you wish to contact the Hotel, click here.
Update: due to the increased interest, we have outgrown the rooming capacity of Hotel Szinbád, hence some of the participants will stay in Hotel Barbakán, Bartók Béla u. 10, just 400 meters to the North of the conference venue. Here is a map showing the locations of both hotels.

Szinbád Hotel Pécs


Conference trip

Saturday afternoon an optional trip to József Szemes' cellar in the famous wine region Villány awaits those who like gastronomic adventures. The trip costs an additional 30-35 Euros including travel expenses, wine tasting and dinner (the exact cost depends on the number of participants).

Villány wine region     József Szemes


Contributed talks

Contributed talks of 25 minutes are also welcome. Please, send your abstract to Tamás Héger (hetamas at cs dot elte dot hu) before April 17. Please note that we have a limited number of time slots available for this purpose so we might not be able to include all talks.

Registration, contact

Some attendees are invited and most of their conference costs are covered by (international) research funds. We are glad to have many excellent colleagues and friends working in the workshop's fields; however, this also means that we cannot provide support for all who we would be happy to.

Nevertheless, guest attendees are warmly welcome; there is indeed a possibility to take part in the workshop for those whose participation we could not support (details below). Please note that the number of participants is limited to 35.

Early bird registration deadline and fee: February 29, 150 EUR
Final registration deadline and fee: March 30, 200 EUR.

The fee includes all conference costs and a four-night stay in double room with half board (breakfast (Fri-Mon) and lunch (Fri-Sun)), and it should be paid on the spot on the day of arrival. If you have different requests, we may arrange accomodation and catering that meets your personal needs (which might modify the costs). As talks are scheduled from Friday morning to Sunday afternoon, default arrival and departure dates are Thursday (May 5) afternoon and Monday (May 9) morning.

For further information and registration, or in case you need any help, please contact Klaudia Szalay (szalayk at cs dot elte dot hu) or István Kovács (istvan.kovacs at upr dot si).
When registering, please inform us about

  • when you plan to arrive and depart,
  • if you would like to give a talk of 25 minutes,
  • who would you share your room with,
  • if you have any special requests,
  • if you would like to join the trip to Villány.


Registration at Pécs: Registration will be in Hotel Szinbád. If you arrive later than 9 p.m. on Thursday, you may go directly to the hotel in which your room is found (check the secret link for this information), and register later. In case you have any (technical) questions after arriving to Pécs, please go to Hotel Szinbád to resolve them.

Travel information

If you arrive at Liszt Ferenc Airport in Budapest, the easiest way to get to Pécs is to order an airport shuttle, say, at this Pécs based company. This costs about 30 EUR (one way). You may also choose public transportation for about 15 EUR (one way, there is no direct sevice); railway timetable is available here. If you need any further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Klaudia Szalay (szalayk at cs dot elte dot hu).