The Second Iberoamerican Meeting on Geometry, Mechanics and Control, in honor of Hernán Cendra, will take place in Bariloche (Patagonia, Argentina) on January 10th to 14th, 2011.

This conference will be a continuation of the First Iberoamerican Meeting on Geometry, Mechanics and Control held in Santiago de Compostela, Spain, in 2008. These meetings will be hosted alternately in Spain and a Latin American country.



Important dates:


  • Application for financial support: November 3rd
  • Submission of poster abstracts: November 30th
  • Registration: November 30th.


The meeting will include twelve 60-minute plenary lectures, thirteen 30-minute invited lectures and a poster session.

Plenary speakers

  • Anthony Bloch (University of Michigan, United States of America)
  • Marco Castrillón Lopez (Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain)
  • Florin Diacu (University of Victoria, Canada)
  • María del Rosario Etchechoury (Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Argentina)
  • Pedro Luis García-Pérez (Universidad de Salamanca, Spain)
  • Alberto Ibort (Universidad Carlos III, Spain)
  • Boris Khesin (University of Toronto, Canada)
  • Ernesto A. Lacomba (Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, Mexico)
  • David Martín de Diego (Instituto de Ciencias Matemáticas, Spain)
  • Eduardo Martínez (Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain)
  • Tudor S. Ratiu (Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland)
  • Hiroaki Yoshimura (Waseda University, Japan)

Invited lectures

  • Paula Balseiro (Instituto de Matemática Pura e Aplicada, Brazil)
  • María Barbero (Queen's University, Canada)
  • Alejandro Cabrera (University of Toronto, Canada)
  • Santiago Capriotti (Universidad Nacional del Sur, Argentina)
  • Viviana Díaz (Universidad Nacional del Sur, Argentina)
  • Sebastián Ferraro (Universidad Nacional del Sur, Argentina)
  • François Gay-Balmaz (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, France)
  • Sergio Grillo (Instituto Balseiro, Argentina)
  • David Iglesias-Ponte (Instituto de Ciencias Matemáticas, Spain)
  • Marin Kobilarov (Caltech, United States of America)
  • Miguel Rodríguez-Olmos (University of Manchester, England)
  • Joris Vankerschaver (Ghent University, Belgium)
  • Silvia Vilariño (Universidad de La Coruña, Spain)

If you are interested in presenting a poster, please send an abstract by November 30th to


Registration fee: 1000 ARS (approximately equivalent to 180 EUR or 250 USD)
For undergraduate/PhD students and retired scientists: 500 ARS

The registration fee includes the conference material, lunch, coffee breaks, and the conference dinner.

Registration Procedure

Send us an e-mail to with your full name, institution and country, as well as your position (PhD student, postdoc, researcher, etc).

Keep in mind that the deadline for registration is November 30th, 2010.

Please register as soon as possible in order to help us have an early estimate on the number of participants. Note that you do not need to pay when registering, as the payment will take place in Bariloche.

Financial Support:

  • Members of the Unión Matemática Argentina have a 50% discount over these fees.
  • There will also be a limited number of scholarships for covering accommodation and/or at least a portion of the registration fee. Everyone can apply, and we will consider especially undergraduate/PhD students and postdocs. Send us an e-mail to no later than November 3rd, detailing which costs you would need covered, and a copy of your CV.

Lodging reservation:

In campus (recommended)

There is a limited number of rooms in the campus of Centro Atómico Bariloche (CAB), which is the conference venue. This is the place where the participants will be lodged by default.

The rooms have two beds, a bathroom and a fridge. There is also a common kitchen and a common TV room. We will cover the accommodation costs for all the campus rooms.

In order to book a room, it is very important that you contact us at with the following information:

  • Name
  • Date of birth
  • Gender
  • Preference to share the room with (name)
  • Estimated date of arrival and departure

Please send us this information as soon as possible, since the number of rooms available is limited.


We recommend you to stay at the campus rooms, but if you prefer to go to a hotel instead, we can suggest the ones below. It is important that you book the hotel rooms in advance, since January is high season in Bariloche.

Also, please let us know if you intend to go to a hotel instead of the campus rooms.

In the city center (about 9 km away from CAB)

Closer to CAB

  • Hostería Santa Rita. Price: 80 USD single room, 90 USD double room. About 2.5 km away from CAB.
  • Hostería Rihue: 260 ARS single room, 330 ARS double room. About 1.5 km away from CAB.


Organizing Committee

  • Viviana Díaz
  • Javier Fernández
  • Sebastián Ferraro
  • Sergio Grillo
  • Jair Koiller
  • David Martín de Diego
  • Edith Padrón

Scientific Committee

  • Henrique Bursztyn
  • Manuel de León
  • Alberto Ibort Latre
  • Jair Koiller
  • Ernesto Lacomba
  • Juan Carlos Marrero
  • Jerrold Marsden
  • Tudor Ratiu
  • Jorge Solomin

We are deeply saddened by the passing of our dear colleague Jerry Marsden, who worked with us in the organization as a member of the scientific committee.

How to get here:

San Carlos de Bariloche (Wikipedia, Google Maps), more usually referred to as Bariloche, is a touristic city in the foothills of the Andes. It has temperatures between 6 and 22 degrees Celsius in January (average low and average high). Even though the conference will take place in the summer, you are encouraged to bring some warm clothes, especially for the night. You might also want to bring appropriate shoes for trekking in the mountains.

The easiest way to get to Bariloche is by plane from Buenos Aires. The following airlines have regular flights:

It is very important to note that virtually all international flights arrive at Ezeiza Airport, also called Ministro Pistarini Airport. On the other hand, domestic flights depart from Aeroparque Jorge Newbery, so you will most likely have to change airports. There is a shuttle service connecting Ezeiza to Aeroparque (prices are in ARS, not USD).

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