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International Conference on Semigroups and Automata (CSA 2016)

20/06/2016 Faculty of Sciences (building C6), University of Lisbon, Campo Grande, Lisbon 

Faculty of Sciences, University of Lisbon

       International Conference on Semigroups and Automata (CSA 2016)

Celebrating the 60th birthdays of Jorge Almeida and Gracinda Gomes

Lisbon, 20-24 June 2016


Professors Jorge Almeida (University of Porto) and Gracinda Gomes (University of Lisbon) have played an extraordinary role developing the semigroup and automata theory in Portugal over the years, and have been fully acknowledged by the international community in this area, as much for their scientific contributions, as well as for having driven forward the so called “Portuguese school of semigroups”.

It comes as no surprise that on the occasion of their 60th birthdays that their ex-students have taken the initiative to organize an international conference in Portugal of the highest scientific quality to mark this event and to give all the researchers in this field the opportunity to take part in this celebration.

This conference will take place at the Faculty of Sciences, University of Lisbon, from the 20th to 24th of June of 2016, and has 19 confirmed invited speakers, including well established researchers and young rising stars. See list below.

The social side of the conference includes an evening meal on June 22nd for everyone who is participating, and for anyone else who would like to join in this celebration in honour of Gracinda Gomes and Jorge Almeida. Further information (with reference to whereabouts, menu, price and how to reserve a place) will be publicised nearer the time.

 Invited speakers:

João Araújo (Univ. Aberta)

Karl Auinger (Univ. Vienna)

José Carlos Costa (Univ. Minho)

Volker Diekert (Univ. Stuttgart)

Ruy Exel (Univ. Federal Santa Catarina)

Victoria Gould (Univ. York)

Robert Gray (Univ. East Anglia)

Mark Kambites (Univ. Manchester)

Ganna Kudryavtseva (Univ. Ljubljana)

Mark Lawson (Heriot-Watt Univ.)

Markus Lohrey (Univ. Siegen)

Volodymyr Mazorchuk (Univ. Uppsala)

Jean-Eric Pin (CNRS/Univ. Paris-Diderot)

John Rhodes (Univ. California, Berkeley)

Emanuele Rodaro (Univ. Porto)

Anne Schilling (Univ. California, Davis)

Benjamin Steinberg (City Univ. New York)

Mária Szendrei (Univ. Szeged)

Marc Zeitoun (Univ. Bordeaux)


Scientific committee:

Karl Auinger (Univ. Vienna)

Peter Cameron (Univ. St. Andrews)

Volker Diekert (Univ. Stuttgart)

John Fountain (Univ. York)

Mark Lawson (Heriot-Watt Univ.)

Stuart Margolis (Bar-Ilan Univ.)

John Meakin (Univ. Nebraska-Lincoln)

Jean-Eric Pin (CNRS/Univ. Paris-Diderot)

Benjamin Steinberg (City Univ. New York)

Mikhail Volkov (Ural Federal Univ.)


Organizing committee:

Mário Branco (Univ. Lisboa)

Alfredo Costa (Univ. Coimbra)

Manuel Delgado (Univ. Porto)

Vítor Hugo Fernandes (Univ. NOVA de Lisboa)

António Malheiro (Univ. NOVA de Lisboa)

Ana Moura (Politécnico do Porto)

Catarina Santa-Clara (Univ. Lisboa)

Pedro Silva (Univ. Porto) – Coordenator