Institut Henri Poincaré, Paris, France. January 1315, 2016.
Activity
Introduction:
The 10th International Young Researchers Workshop on Geometry, Mechanics and Control will be the tenth anniversary of the series of workshops that have previously taken place in Madrid (2006, 2007), Barcelona (2008), Ghent (2009), La Laguna (2010), Coimbra (2012), Madrid (2012) , Barcelona (2013) and Zaragoza (2015). Its goal is to bring together young researchers working in geometry, mechanics and control theory and to offer a platform to present the results of their research to an international audience.
The core of the workshop consists on 3 minicourses, of 4 hours each, which serve as an introduction to different topics related to geometric structures in mechanics and control theory. The courses will be at a PhD and postdoctoral level, and it is expected that the young researchers will be, at the end of the workshop, able to access to the recent literature on the corresponding topics.
Along with the courses, there will be contributed short talks (30 minutes) and a poster session. Attendance is, of course, open to anyone, but in particular young researchers (PhDstudents, recent PhD's) are encouraged to submit a talk or poster proposal.
The following is a nonexhaustive list of topics that can be covered during the workshop:
 Geometry: (multi)symplectic geometry, Poisson and Jacobi manifolds, Lie groups, Lie algebroids and Lie groupoids.
 Mechanics: Lagrangian and Hamiltonian systems, nonholonomic mechanics, calculus of variations, mechanical systems with symmetry, conservation laws and reduction, classical field theories, geometric integration of mechanical systems, geometric quantization.
 Control: optimal control theory, control of mechanical systems, geometric control.
Latest news:
Important dates:
 Deadline for registration: December 24, 2015.
 Deadline for submitting abstracts for short talks/poster: November 1, 2015.
Send the title and abstract to iyrw.parisgmail.com
Note that a limited number of short talks will be accepted. The scientific committee will select them after the deadline date.
Courses:

Ioan Mărcuț, Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen, The Netherlands.
Dirac structures were first defined in the PhD thesis (1987) of Ted Courant, Alan Weinstein's student. Dirac geometry is a common setting for several geometric structures on smooth manifolds: Poisson structures, closed 2forms and foliations, but also generalized complex structures, the "complexified" version of Dirac geometry. In this introductory minicourse we will discuss the basics of Dirac geometry: definition, examples, decomposition into presymplectic leaves, submanifolds of Dirac manifolds, operations with Dirac structures, presymplectic realizations and presymplectic groupoids. These concepts will be illustrated in the setting of Poisson geometry, where many of them originate; however, many classical constructions in Poisson geometry turn out to be more natural for Dirac manifolds.

Giuseppe Notarstefano, Università del Salento, Italy.

Distributed methods for optimization in control.
Largescale cyberphysical network systems have become ubiquitous in everyday life. Cooperative robots, sensor networks, smart grids and socialnetworks are just few examples. An important prerequisite for numerous estimation, learning, decision and control tasks arising in such complex systems is the solution of optimization problems in a distributed, peertopeer framework. In this new setup, processing nodes have limited knowledge of the optimization problem and aim at solving it in a cooperative way.
In this course I will introduce the main mathematical setup for distributed optimization by combining proper definitions from optimization, systems and graph theories. Then, I will recall some main concepts from convex optimization and duality theory, and show how they can be used to design distributed optimization algorithms. In particular, I will present some basic distributed primal, primaldual and dual algorithms working in synchronous networks with fixed communication topology. In the second part of the course I will highlight some important challenges that distributed algorithms need to address as, e.g., asynchronous and unreliable communication, and present novel algorithms that can handle such issues. Finally, I will show some important control application in which these methods can be applied.

Maxime Zavidovique, Institut de Mathématiques de Jussieu, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, France.

Introduction to discrete weak KAM theory.
The goal of these lectures will be to give an account of weak KAM theory through its discrete version. We will present the main topics of weak KAM theory: the notion of subsolutions and of weak KAM solutions, the definition and main properties of the Aubry set, regularity properties of subsolutions and minimizing measures.
Schedule:
Wednesday 13 
Thrusday 14  Friday 15  

9:009:30  Registration  
9:3011:00  Zavidovique  Marcut  Notarstefano 
11:0011:30  Coffee  Coffee  Coffee 
11:3013:00  Marcut  Notarstefano  Zavidovique 
15:0015:30  Jozwikowski  Petkov  Arnaudon 
15:3016:30  Notarstefano  Zavidovique  Marcut 
16:3017:00  Coffee 
Coffee Poster session 
Coffee 
17:0017:30  Chupin  Sato  
17:3018:00  Rouot  Margalef Bentabol 
 List of short talks:
Stochastic Geometric Mechanics: some toy examples, A. Arnaudon (Imperial College London, UK).
EarthMoon Lyapunov to Lyapunov Mission: Long Time Duration, LowThrust Transfer, M. Chupin (Universtié Pierre et Marie Curie, France).
A covariant approach to subRiemannian geodesic problems, M. Jozwikowski (IMPAN, Poland).
Hamiltonian dynamics of the parametrized electromagnetic field, J. Margalef Bentabol (UC3MCSIC, Spain).
The Lichnerowicz and Obata type results on a quaternionic contact manifold, A. Petkov (University of Sofia "St. Kliment Ohridsky", Bulgaria).
Purcell swimmer vs Copepod swimmer, J. Rouot (INRIA Sophia Antipolis, France).
Timedependent geometric mechanics and variational integrators, R. T. Sato Martín de Almagro (ICMATUCM, Spain).
Registration:
Please fill in this form before December 24, 2015.
If you have any question, please contact the organization at iyrw.parisgmail.com .
Lodging reservation:
The organization will not provide support to book accommodation. Here you can find a list of hotels in the area of IHP.
Participants:
Updated on January 12, 2016.
First name:  Last name:  Institution:  Country: 
Entisar  Ali  Institut Fourier  France 
Alexis  Arnaudon  Imperial College London  United Kingdom 
Abdelhalim  Azzouz  University of saida  Algeria 
Amine  Bahayou  Kasdi Merbah University  Algeria 
Frederic  Barbaresco  Thales  France 
Joël  Bensoam  IRCAM  France 
Olivier  Brahic  UFPR  Brazil 
JeanBaptiste  Caillau  UBFC & CNRS / INRIA  France 
Marco  Caponigro  CNAM  France 
Zheng  Chen  University ParisSud  France 
Maxime  Chupin  LJLLUPMC  France 
Benjamin  Couéraud  Université d'Angers  France 
René  Dorville  Université des Antilles  Martinique 
Alfonso  Garmendia  KU LEUVEN  Belgium 
Jordi  Gaset  UPC  Spain 
François  GayBalmaz  CNRS, ENSParis  France 
Mohammed Amine  Ghezzar 
UMABMostaganem/UPJVAmiens 
Algérie/France 
Rabeh  Ghoudi  University of Gabes  Tunisia 
Fouzi  Hathout  Université de Saïda  Algerie 
Malte  Heuer  University of Sheffield  UK 
Frederic  Jean  ENSTA Paris Tech  France 
Michał  Jóźwikowski  IM PAN  Polska 
Daehwan  Kim  Pusan National University  Republic of Korea 
Victor  Lelin  Polytechnique  France 
Manuel  López  ICMAT  Spain 
Juan  Margalef Bentabol  UC3MCSIC  Spain 
Saliha  Marir 
UMABMostaganem/UPJVAmiens 
Algérie/France 
Juan Carlos  Marrero  University of La Laguna  Spain 
Sofya  Maslovskaya  ENSTA  France 
Rafik  NASRI  Tahar Moulay universitySaida  Algeria 
Quang Huy  Nguyen  Université ParisSud  France 
Michaël  Orieux  Université Paris Dauphine  France 
Ashraf  Owis  Padova University  Italy 
Edith  Padrón  University of La Laguna  Spain 
Alexander  Petkov  Sofia University, Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics  Bulgaria 
Nastassia  Pouradier Duteil  Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey  USA 
Pedro Daniel  PrietoMartínez  Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya  Spain 
Kumar  Pushpendra  Graphic Era University, Dehradun  India 
Zohreh  Ravanpak  University of La Laguna  Spain 
Amel  Redjil  Université d'Annaba  Algérie 
Xavier  Rivas  UPC  Spain 
Mikołaj  Rotkiewicz  Warsaw University  Poland 
Jérémy  Rouot  Inria Sophia Antipolis  France 
Khadidja  Sabri  Université d'Oran  Algeria 
Achille  Sassi  Airbus DS / ENSTA ParisTech  France 
Ouakkas  Seddik  Université de Saida  Algérie 
Rodrigo Takuro  Sato Martín de Almagro  ICMAT  Spain 
Guokuan  Shao  University ParisSud  France 
Ebtsam  Taha  Cairo University  Egypt 
Mariusz  Tobolski  University of Warsaw  Poland 
Marcin  Zając  University of Warsaw, Faculty of Physics  Poland 
Marco  Zambon  KU Leuven  Belgium 
Jiamin  Zhu  LJLL, UPMC  France 
Committees:
Organizing Committee:
 JeanBaptiste Caillau (Université de Bourgogne, FrancheComté, France)
 François GayBalmaz (CNRS, École Normale Supérieure, France)
 Frédéric Jean (ENSTA ParisTech, France)
 JeanPierre Marco (Université Pierre et Marie Curie, France)
Scientific Committee:
 Paula Balseiro (Universidad Federal Fluminense, Brazil)
 María Barbero (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid and ICMAT, Spain)
 Cédric M. Campos (Universidad de Valladolid, Spain)
 Sebastián Ferraro (Universidad Nacional del Sur, Argentina)
 François GayBalmaz (CNRS, École Normale Supérieure, France)
 Bahman Gharesifard (Queen’s University, Canada)
 Miguel RodríguezOlmos (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain)
 Marco Zambon (KU Leuven, Belgium)
How to get here:
In this link you will find how to get to IHP where the event will take place.