The 11th 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), Zaragoza (2015) and Paris (2016).  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 mini-courses, 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 (PhD-students, recent PhD's) are encouraged to submit a talk or poster proposal.

The following is a non-exhaustive 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, non-holonomic 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.

Important dates:

  • Deadline for registration: December 20, 2016.
  • Deadline for submitting abstracts for short talks/poster: November 15, 2016.

Send the title and abstract to

Note that a limited number of short talks will be accepted. The scientific committee will select them after the deadline date.


Nicola Sansonetto (Università di Padova, Italy): Integrability and Nonholonomic Systems with Symmetry


Marco Caponigro (CNAM, Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers, Paris, France): Stabilization and optimal control in multiagent dynamics

Alejandro Cabrera (UFRJ, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil): Introduction to supergeometry


9:00-9:30 Registration A. Cabrera M. Caponigro
9:30-10:30 A. Cabrera A. Cabrera M. Caponigro
10:30-11:00 A. Cabrera Coffee + Poster Coffee
11:00-11:30 Coffee Palacios Clark
11:30-13:00 N. Sansonetto M. Caponigro N. Sansonetto
15:00-15:30 Jiménez Morales Rojo  
15:30-16:30 M. Caponigro N. Sansonetto  
16:30-17:00 Coffee Coffee + Poster  
17:00-17:30 Bouloc A. Cabrera  
17:30-18:00 Fontaine A. Cabrera  
18:00-18:30 Shaddad Boriero  

A pdf of the programme is here

Short talks

Fabrizio Boriero: "Trajectory generation for under-actuated mechanical systems: the "limbo dance" problem"

Damien Bouloc: "Singular fibers of the Gelfand-Cetlin system on $\mathfrak{su}(n)$"

William Clark: "Time minimal control for a quantum Hamiltonian under Lindbland dissipation"

Marine Fontaine: "Explicit symmetry breaking for equivariant Hamiltonian systems"

Víctor Jiménez: "Study of Cosserat media with Lie groupoids and algebroids"

Maximiliano Palacios: "A variational formalism for finite dimensional thermo-mechanical systems"

Ana Rojo: "Discrete moving Frames and Noether's Finite Difference Conservation Laws"

Amna Shaddad: "Point vortices on the complex projective plane"

Poster session

Paz Albares Vicente: "Lump solitons in a generalized nonlinear Schrödinger equation in 2+1 dimensions"

Philip Arathoon: "The dynamics of a rigid body immersed in a fluid"

Nicolás Borda: "Discrete cotangent flows by blowing up at zero time step"

Roksana Brodnicka: "Dynamical systems with multiplicative perturbations in financial mathematics"
Daniel de la Fuente: "Completeness of electromagnetic trajectories in stationary spacetimes"
Wojciech Fabjanczuk: "Superlinear extensions of linear algebra"
Eduardo Fernández Saiz: "Quantum algebra in Lie-Hamilton system"
Iván Gutiérrez Sagredo: "Drinfel'd doubles: the vanishing cosmological constant case"
Juan Jesús Salamanca: "Pendulums on surfaces of constant curvature: an intrinsic approach"
José Antonio Sánchez Pelegrín: "Uniqueness results for complete maximal hypersurfaces in certain Robertson-Walker spacetimes"
Rodrigo T. Sato: "Higher-order Geometric Nonholonomic Integrators"
Daniel Wysocky: "Structure and classification of Lie bialgebras"
Marcin Zając: "The reduced mechanics on a Lie group" 




Please  fill in this form before December 20, 2015.

If you have any question, please contact the organization at

Lodging reservation:

The organization has reserved rooms at Laguna Nivaria Hotel & Spa. The price of the single room is 65,97€ and of the double room is 84,50€. In order to make the reservation, fill the registration form with your dates and your room preference (single or double). Then, you should send a message to with the reference ULL 2017 and  the following information 

In order to confirm your room reservation, you have to pay before December 31. The method of payment is explained in this file


Updated on january  3, 2017.

Paz Albares Vicente University of Salamanca Spain
Philip Arathoon University of Manchester UK
Paula Balseiro Universidade Federal Fluminense (UFF) Brazil
Geir Bogfjellmo Chalmers University of Technology Sweden
Nicolas Borda Universidad Nacional de La Plata Argentina
Fabrizio Boriero University of Verona Italy
Damien Bouloc Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier France
Roksana Brodnicka University of Silesia Poland
Henrique Bursztyn IMPA Brazil
Alejandro Cabrera Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro Brazil
Cédric M. Campos Yachay Tech Ecuador
Marco Caponigro Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers, Paris France
Santiago Capriotti Universidad Nacional del Sur Argentina
Domingo Chinea University of La Laguna Spain
William Clark University of Michigan USA
Leonardo Colombo University of Michigan USA
Daniel De la Fuente University of Granada Spain
Viviana Alejandra Díaz Universidad Nacional del Sur Argentina
Wojciech Fabjańczuk University of Warsaw Poland
Eduardo Fernández Saiz Universidad Complutense de Madrid Spain
Marine Fontaine University of Manchester UK
José Carmelo González Dávila University of La Laguna Spain
Iván Gutiérrez Sagredo University of Burgos Spain
Malte Heuer University of Sheffield UK
David Iglesias University of La Laguna Spain
Víctor Manuel Jiménez Morales ICMAT Spain
Jorge Alberto Jover Galtier University of Zaragoza Spain
Ramiro Lafuente Universität Münster Germany
Juan Margalef UC3M-CSIC Spain
Juan Carlos Marrero University of La Laguna Spain
Francisco Martín Cabrera University of La Laguna Spain
Edith Padrón University of La Laguna Spain
Maximiliano Palacios Amaya CRUB - Universidad Nacional del Comahue Argentina
Xavier Rivas Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya Spain
Ana Rojo University of Kent UK
Juan Jesús Salamanca Jurado University of Granada España
José Antonio Sánchez Pelegrín University of Granada Spain
Nicola Sansonetto Università di Padova Italy
Cristina Sardón Muñoz ICMAT Spain
Rodrigo T. Sato Martín de Almagro ICMAT Spain
Amna Shadad University of Manchester UK
Diana Sosa University of La Laguna Spain
Milo Viviani Chalmers Tekniska Högskola Sweden
Daniel Wysocki University of Warsaw Poland
Marcin Zając University of Warsaw Poland


Organizing Committee:

  • David Iglesias (Universidad de La Laguna, Spain)
  • Juan Carlos Marrero  (Universidad de La Laguna, Spain)
  • Edith Padrón  (Universidad de La Laguna, Spain)
  • Diana Sosa (Universidad de La Laguna, Spain)

Scientific Committee:

  • Paula Balseiro (Universidad Federal Fluminense, Brazil)
  • María Barbero (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid and ICMAT, Spain)
  • Cédric M. Campos (YachayTech, Ecuador)
  • Madeleine Jotz (Universitt of Sheffield, UK)
  • Leonardo Colombo (University of Michigan, USA)
  • François Gay-Balmaz (CNRS, École Normale Supérieure, France)
  • Bahman Gharesifard (Queen’s University, Canada)
  • Marco Zambon (KU Leuven, Belgium)

How to get here:

Getting to Tenerife (flight information)

There are two airports on the island of Tenerife, one on the north side (Tenerife Norte, TFN, also known as “Aeropuerto de Los Rodeos”) and the other one on the south of the island (Tenerife Sur, TFS, also known as “Aeropuerto Reina Sofía”). Both airports are at about 2,5 hours flying time from Madrid, and about 3 hours from Barcelona. San Cristóbal de La Laguna lies 5 km from TFN, and 65 km from TFS, with a motorway link covering the full journey in both cases. The easiest access is from the northern airport (TFN) along the TF-5 motorway and it takes about 10 min.

From Tenerife South Airport (TFS)

You can either catch a taxi (about 100 €); or Bus number 111 (5,40 €) from TFS to Santa Cruz de Tenerife (main bus terminal). Until 22:30 h, departure frequency is 30 min, starting at 6:00 h. The bus desk (labelled TITSA) is located at the extreme north side and the bus stop is just outside of the Arrivals terminal. The journey to Sta. Cruz bus station is about 40 min. From there, the most convenient option to reach La Laguna is to take the tram (“tranvía”) as it is really comfortable and the end of the line is very close to Hotel La Laguna Nivaria (3 min. walk). As you go out of the Bus terminal station in Sta. Cruz (East exit facing to the sea) you will see the tram station (it is the terminal station). Your destination is “La Trinidad”, the other end of Line 1. Alternatively, a taxi from the Bus terminal station in Sta. Cruz to Hotel Nivaria will cost you about 20 €.

From Tenerife North Airport (TFN)

We recommend you to take a taxi as it will just cost you about 10 €. Alternatively, bus line numer 102, 107 and 108 will take you to near the Bus terminal station in La Laguna. From there, a 15 min. walk to Hotel Nivaria.

Note: The local bus company is called TITSA, buses are painted bright green.