Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, Santiago de Compostela,  Spain.

July 2-6, 2018.



Welcome to XII International ICMAT Summer School on Geometry, Mechanics and Control organised by the Geometry,  Mechanics and Control (GMC) Network.

The twelfth edition of the International Summer School on Geometry, Mechanics and Control will be held at Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, Spain, in July 2-6, 2018 (New location!). The conference venue will be AULA MAGNA in the FACULTAD DE MATEMÁTICAS.

The school is oriented to young researchers, Ph.D. and postdoctoral students in Mathematics, Physics and Engineering, in particular those interested in focusing their research on geometric control and its applications to mechanical and electrical systems, and optimal control. It is intended to present an up-to-date view of some fundamental issues in these topics and bring to the participants attention some open problems, in particular problems related to applications.  This year the courses will be delivered by:




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Important dates:

  • Application for scholarship no later than April 15, 2018.
  • Abstract submission for short talks/posters no later than April 15, 2018.
  • Registration no later than April 30,  2018.
  • Accommodation no later than April 30, 2018.

Please send your abstract to





NEW!!!  Please fill in this form to register.


The standard registration fee for participants is 200 Euros.

The fee for students, postdocs and retired scientists is 100 Euros.


Financial Support:

A limited number of scholarships for PhD students, advanced undergraduate students, and post-docs, will be provided by the organizers in order to partially cover the travel and/or lodging expenses. 

If you want to apply for a scholarship, please send your CV including names for recommendation letters (and a transcript in case you are an undegraduate student) to, no later than April 15, 2018.


Lodging reservation:

Double rooms have been booked in Monte da Condesa student residence on campus. We have already prebooked a limited number of rooms. The price is 25 €/night.

The residence is a 10-minute walk to the conference venue.

For alternative acommodation please contact the official Travel Agency for  special rates:

CONGRESOS SANT YAGO / Phone: 0034 981 553 113 / Email: 




Organizing Committee

  • María Barbero Liñán (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid-ICMAT, Spain)
  • David Iglesias Ponte (Universidad de La Laguna, Spain)
  • David Martín de Diego (Instituto de Ciencias Matemáticas (CSIC-UAM-UC3M-UCM), Spain)
  • Edith Padrón (Universidad de La Laguna, Spain)
  • Modesto Salgado (Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, Spain)

Scientific Committee

  • Anthony Bloch (University of Michigan, USA)
  • Jair Koiller (Fundação Getulio Vargas, Brazil)
  • Manuel de León (Instituto de Ciencias Matemáticas (CSIC-UAM-UC3M-UCM), Spain)
  • Juan Carlos Marrero (Universidad de La Laguna, Spain)
  • Eduardo Martínez (Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain)
  • Miguel Muñoz Lecanda (Universidad Politécnica de Cataluña, Spain)


How to get here:

Santiago de Compostela can be reached by plane, by train, by bus or car. 

More information can be found here