Algebraic Topological Methods in Computer Science, II

Department of Mathematics
University of Western Ontario

July 16-20, 2004

The main areas to be covered by this conference include computational geometry and topology, networks and concurrency theory. The meeting will consist of invited one-hour lectures, with additional sessions for shorter lectures.

The following mathematical scientists have agreed to speak:

Saugata Basu (Georgia Tech)
Peter Bubenik (Lausanne)
Herbert Edelsbrunner (Duke)
Robin Forman (Rice)
Robert Ghrist (Illinois/Urbana-Champaign)
Eric Goubault (Commissariat a l'Energie Atomique, France)
Kathryn Hess (Lausanne)
Michael Joswig (Berlin)
Robert Kotiuga (Boston Univ.)
Dmitry Kozlov (KTH)
Reinhard Laubenbacher (Virginia Bioinformatics Institute)
Frank Lutz (Technische Universitaet Berlin)
Martin Raussen (Aalborg)
Vin de Silva (Stanford)
Afra Zomorodian (Stanford)

All lectures will be held in Room 240 of Western Science Centre.

There will be a session for contributed talks. Participants who would like to speak in this session should send a title and abstract for their lecture to one of the organizers. The contributed talks will be 30 minutes in length.

Here is a schedule for the lectures. The abstracts for the conference are here.


Several conference participants have reservations at the Station Park Hotel. There was a block booking for the meeting at this hotel, but the deadline for reservations under that booking has expired. Rooms may still be available at this hotel for the period of the conference, but we have no information on cost.

The University of Western Ontario runs a bed and breakfast operation in Essex Hall (a residence on campus) during the summer months. The cost is between $29.00 and $43.00 CDN per night, and there is high speed internet access in the rooms. You can find further information and make reservations online at this site.

For alternative housing arrangements, see Dan Christensen's housing page. This page also contains links to travel directions and restaurant listings.

This conference has been funded by grants from the National Science Foundation and the Fields Institute. Limited financial support may be available for conference participants, especially for grad students and postdocs.

The organizers for this meeting are:

Gunnar Carlsson
Rick Jardine

We ask that you contact one of us if you intend to come to the meeting. Please also indicate whether or not you require financial support in order to attend.

All further conference announcements and information will be available at this web site.