The 4th International Summer School on Geometry, Mechanics and Control will be held in Santiago de Compostela (Spain) on July 5th–9th, 2010.

Latest news:

  • We have added some extra maps (June 21st).
  • See the updated schedule (June 21st).
  • Registration is now closed. Also, there are no rooms left in the University residence.

Important dates:

  • Registration: no later than May 15, 2010. Note that registration is now closed.
  • Accommodation: no later than May 15, 2010.
  • Scholarships: no later than April 15, 2010.


  • Roger Brockett (Harvard University, USA) — Aspects of Subriemannian Geometry with Applications in Control Theory and Physics (course, 7 hours) [pdf with references]
  • Alberto Ibort (University Carlos III de Madrid, Spain) — A tribute to V.I. Arnold: Theory of Singularities and Optimal Control(course, 4 hours)
  • Fátima Leite (University of Coimbra, Portugal) — Four lectures on geometric control theory (course, 4 hours) [pdf]
  • Joris Vankerschaver (Ghent University, Belgium) — Rigid Bodies with circulation from a geometric point of view (talk) [pdf]

Invited short talks

List of invited short talks, with abstracts.

  • Paula Balseiro (IMPA, Brazil) [pdf]
  • Javier de Lucas (Institute of Mathematics of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland) [pdf]
  • David Martínez (Instituto Superior Técnico de Lisboa, Portugal) [pdf]
  • Viviana Díaz (University of Nacional del Sur, Argentina) [pdf]
  • Silvia Vilariño (University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain) [pdf]
  • Marco Caponigro (Institut Elie Cartan, France) [pdf]
  • Anna Korolko (University of Bergen, Norway) [pdf]
  • David Ellis (Imperial College London, UK) [pdf]


  (Pre)registration for the School is already closed. Of course, you can still pay the registration fee. The standard registration fee for participants is 200 Euros. The fee for students and retired scientists is 100 Euros. The registration fee includes: conference materials and coffee breaks. Payment should be made by bank order to the following bank account:

  • Bank: Cajacanarias
  • Account: 2065 0067 61 1400223636
  • IBAN: ES31 2065 0067 6114 0022 3636

Please, ask your bank to write explicitly in your transference order the name "4GMC + surname of the participant" and send confirmation (your name and transfer details) by e-mail to gmcnetatull [dot] es or by fax to the number +34922318145, no later than May 15, 2010.

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 (and grade certificate in case you are an undergraduate student) to gmcnetatull [dot] es, not later than April 15, 2010.  

Lodging reservation:

  The number of rooms that have been reserved by the organization is limited (In Santiago 2010 is Xacobeo year and there are problems to reserve the lodging) therefore we ask you to make the reservation as soon as possible (not later than May 15, 2010). The prices of the rooms are the following:

  • MONTE DA CONDESA (University Residence) FULL
    • Double room: 15 Euros per person and day, VAT included.
    • Single room: 90 Euros (Room + Breakfast) VAT included.
    • Double room: 50 Euros per person (Room + breakfast) VAT included.

To make the reservation of the accommodation in MONTE DA CONDESA you can send an e-mail to gmcnetatull [dot] es with the following information: (Disregard this information, since Monte da Condesa is already full)

  • If you have a preference to share the room
  • Check-in date:
  • Check-out date:

To make the reservation of the accommodation contact with Agencia Viajes Santyago (congresos [dot] santyagoatgrupoeuropa [dot] com), writing explicitly “GMC” in the subject of the message.


List of preregistered participants as of June 30th, 2010.

1 Martha Alvarez Ramírez UAM–Iztapalapa Mexico
2 José Ricardo Arteaga Bejaran Universidad de Los Andes Colombia
3 Mònica Aymerich University of Barcelona Spain
4 Paula Balseiro IMPA Brazil
5 María Barbero Queen's University Canada
6 Davide Barilari SISSA Italy
7 Daoud Bilel Bourgogne Univ. France
8 Roger Brockett Harvard University USA
9 Martins Bruveris Imperial College London UK
10 Esteban Calviño-Louzao University of Santiago de Compostela Spain
11 Marco Caponigro Institut Elie Cartan Italy
12 Pablo Miguel Chacón Martín University of Salamanca Spain
13 Olivier Cots Bourgogne Univ France
14 Manuel De León CSIC Spain
15 Javier de Lucas Institute of Mathematics of the Polish Academy of Science Poland
16 Antonio de Nicola University of Coimbra Portugal
17 Viviana Díaz Universidad Nacional del Sur Argentina
18 Miguel Domínguez Vázquez University of Santiago de Compostela Spain
19 Kurusch Ebrahimi-Fard University of Zaragoza Spain
20 David Ellis Imperial College London UK
21 Manuel Fernández Universidad de Sevilla Spain
22 Sebastián Ferraro Universidad Nacional del Sur Argentina
23 Pedro Luis García Pérez University of Salamanca Spain
24 Ana Elizabeth García Sipols Universidad Rey Juan Carlos Spain
25 Luis García-Naranjo EPFL Switzerland
26 Sandra Gavino-Fernández University of Santiago de Compostela Spain
27 François Gay-Balmaz Caltech USA
28 Roberta Ghezzi SISSA Italy
29 Mauricio Godoy Molina University of Bergen Norway
30 Xavier Gràcia Technical University of Catalonia Spain
31 Erlend Grong University of Bergen Norway
32 Elisa Guzmán University of La Laguna Spain
33 Simon Hochgerner EPFL Switzerland
34 Alberto Ibort University Carlos III de Madrid Spain
35 David Iglesias CSIC Spain
36 Fernando Jiménez CSIC Spain
37 Michal Jozwikowski Institute of Mathematics, Polish Accademy of Sciences Poland
38 Jair Koiller Fundacao Getulio Vargas Brazil
39 Anna Korolko University of Bergen Norway
40 Wojciech Krynski Institute of Mathematics, Polish Academy of Sciences Poland
41 Ksenia Lavrichenko University of Bergen Norway
42 Fátima Leite University of Coimbra Portugal
43 Fernando Louro Instituto Superior Técnico Lisboa
44 Abdol-Reza Mansouri Queen's University Canada
45 Antonio Marigonda University of Verona Italy
46 Juan Carlos Marrero University of La Laguna Spain
47 David Martín de Diego CSIC Spain
48 David Martínez Instituto Superior Técnico Lisboa
49 Eduardo Martínez University of Zaragoza Spain
50 Cédric Martinez Campos CSIC Spain
51 David Meier Imperial College, London UK
52 Miguel Muñoz Lecanda Technical University of Catalonia Spain
53 João Nuno Mestre University of Coimbra Portugal
54 Edith Padrón University of La Laguna Spain
55 María José Pereira Sáez Universidade da Coruña Spain
56 María Pérez Fernández de Córdoba Universidad de Santiago de Compostela Spain
57 María del Carmen Pérez Martínez University of Cádiz Spain
58 Mehdi Rahmani Sharif University of Technology Iran
59 Angel Manuel Rey Roca Universidad de Santiago de Compostela Spain
60 Sandra Ricardo Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro Portugal
61 Adela Rodríguez UAM–Iztapalapa Mexico
62 Miguel Rodriguez-Olmos University of Manchester UK
63 Juan Pablo Roggiero Ayala Instituto Superior Técnico Portugal
64 Narciso Román Roy Technical University of Catalonia Spain
65 Modesto Salgado University of Santiago de Compostela Spain
66 Nicola Sansonetto University of Verona Italy
67 Gerd Simon Schmidt Insitute for Systems Theory and Automatic Control Germany
68 Javier Seoane Bascoy University of Santiago de Compostela Spain
69 Baiquan Su Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics The People's Republic of China
70 Cesare Tronci EPFL Switzerland
71 Joris Vankerschaver Ghent University Belgium
72 Miguel Vaquero University of Santiago de Compostela Spain
73 Silvia Vilariño Universidad de A Coruña Spain
74 Raquel Villacampa University of Zaragoza Spain
75 Hong Wang Nankai University China
76 Huiyan Xue University of Bergen Norway



  Organizing Committee

  • Sebastián Ferraro (Universidad Nacional del Sur, Argentina)
  • Jair Koiller (Fundação Getulio Vargas, Brazil)
  • 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)
  • Silvia Vilariño (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:

By plane

Santiago de Compostela Airport (SCQ) is located 10km from the city center. The following airlines fly to SCQ from different countries:

Other airports near Santiago de Compostela:

From Santiago de Compostela Airport to the city

You can take a Compañía Freire bus to get from the airport to the city center. Also, taxis from the airport to anywhere in Santiago de Compostela cost 19 euro.

By train

Santiago de Compostela is connected to the international rail network through RENFE. The train station is located near the city center.

By bus

The bus station is located in the east side of the city, about 10 minutes from the city center. The following companies connect Santiago de Compostela to different European cities:

By car

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Going from the train station to the University Residence (Monte da Condesa)

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Going from the University Residence and the hotel to the conference venue (Faculty of Mathematics)

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