7th International Young Researchers Workshop on Geometry, Mechanics and Control

ICMAT, Institute for the Mathematical Sciences (CSIC-UAM-UC3M-UCM), Madrid, Spain, December 17-19, 2012.

Monday, 17 December, 2012
Wednesday, 19 December, 2012
Madrid, Spain
17-19 December, 2012
Young Researchers Workshop on Geometry, Mechanics and Control
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  • Sina Ober-Blöbaum (University of Paderborn, Germany): Discrete mechanics and optimal control theory. Abstract
  • Joris Vankerschaver (Imperial College London, UK): The geometry of the diffeomorphism group: applications in fluid dynamics and imaging.  Abstract
  • San Vu Ngoc (Université de Rennes 1, France): Integrable systems. Abstract

Short talks:

Here is the list of abstracts of the short talks.

Here is the list of poster abstracts.

Here is the most updated information.



Organizing Committee

  • María Barbero Liñán (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid and ICMAT, Spain)
  • Marina Delgado (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain)
  • Kurusch Ebrahimi-Fard (Instituto de Ciencias Matemáticas, Spain)
  • Fernando Lledó (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain)
  • Marco Zambon (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid and ICMAT, Spain)

Scientific Committee

  • Paula Balseiro (Universidad Federal Fluminense, Brazil)
  • María Barbero (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid and ICMAT, Spain)
  • Cédric M. Campos (Technische Universität München, Germany)
  • Sebastián Ferraro (Universidad Nacional del Sur, Argentina)
  • David Iglesias (Universidad de La Laguna, Spain)
  • Marin Kobilarov (Caltech, USA)
  • Tom Mestdag (Ghent University, Belgium)
  • Miguel Rodríguez-Olmos (Universidad Politécnica de Catalunya, Spain)
  • Marco Zambon (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid and ICMAT, Spain)



This is a tentative shedule to make easier the travel arrangements. It will be updated as the workshop gets closer.

  Monday 17 Tuesday 18 Wednesday 19
9:00-9:30 Registration    
9:30-11:00 Sina Ober-Blöbaum Joris Vankerschaver San Vu Ngoc
11:00-11:30 COFFEE
11:30-13:00  Joris Vankerschaver San Vu Ngoc Sina Ober-Blöbaum
13:00-15:00 LUNCH
15:00-16:00 San Vu Ngoc Sina Ober-Blöbaum Joris Vankerschaver
16:00-16:30 Miguel Vaquero Blaz Jelenc James Hall
16:30-17:00 COFFEE Utkan Güngördü COFFEE
17:00-17:30 Miguel Teixidó Román POSTER-COFFEE Tomasz Tyranowski
17:30-18:00 Charalampos Evripidou Teresa Grilo
18:00-18:30 Carlos Zapata-Carratala   Florentina Nicolau



Registration for the workshop is closed. For any inquiry, you can contact us using the email address 7iyrgmc12 [at] icmat [dot] es

Unfortunately, we will not be able to provide any financial support. However, we will cover coffee and lunch expenses during the three days workshop.


Lodging reservation: 

TRYP Madrid Chamartín Hotel.

This hotel is located a few metres from Chamartín train station, which is two stops away from Cantoblanco campus where the conference will take place. All rooms include their own bathroom, television and wifi.

  • Double room with single use (breakfast included): 65,97 euros/night.
  • Double room (breakfast included): 93,29 euros/night.

If you are interested in booking this hotel, please send an e-mail before November 22, 2012 to Miriam [dot] ramiro [at] melia [dot] com with subject: grupo CSIC // Reserva 7898 indicating your name(s), arrival and departure dates, credit card number and expiry date.

Hotel San Lorenzo.

Hotel San Lorenzo is a three-star hotel which is conveniently located near to Sol in the centre of Madrid. All rooms include their own bathroom, television and wifi. Please check the website to book this hotel.

  • Double room: 50 euros/night.
  • Triple room: 70 euros/night.

Hostal Asunción.

Hostal Asunción is located at ten walking minutes from Puerta del Sol and a few minutes by foot from Plaza de Colón. It does not provide breakfast service. All rooms include their own bathroom and television. Please check the hostal website for special deals.

  • Double room: 53,90 euros/night.
  • Triple room: 77 euros/night.

If you would like to book this hostal, please send an e-mail to hostalasuncionathotmail.com with subject "CSIC-ICMAT. Young Workshop December 2012". If you have any problem, please send us an e-mail to 7iyrgmc12 [at] icmat [dot] es

These are a few suggestions. In any case the variety of hotels in Madrid is pretty wide. 



Updated on December 9, 2012

Odinette Renée Abib Université de Rouen, CNRS France
Teresa Daniela Batista de Jesús Faculdade de Ciencias da Universidade do Porto Portugal
Lucía Búa Devesa Universidad de Santiago de Compostela Spain
Cédric M. Campos Laboratoire Jacques-Louis Lions, UPMC-CNRS France
Marina Delgado Téllez Universidad Politécnica de Madrid Spain
Kurusch Ebrahimi-Fard Instituto de Ciencias Matemáticas Spain
Charalampos Evripidou University of Cyprus Cyprus
Marta Farré Universidad Complutense de Madrid Spain
Antonio Fernández Martínez University of Salamanca Spain
Irina Mihaela Gheorghiu University of Zaragoza Spain
Adrián Gordillo Universidad de Extremadura Spain
Utkan Güngördü Kinki University Japan
Elisa Lavinia Guzmán Alonso University of La Laguna Spain
James Hall University of California, San Diego USA
David Iglesias Ponte Universidad de La Laguna Spain
Blaz Jelenc Institute of Mathematics, Physics and Mechanics Slovenia
Sigrid Leyendecker University of Erlangen-Nuremberg Germany
Fernando Lledó Universidad Carlos III de Madrid Spain
Alejo López Universidad Autónoma de Madrid Spain
David Martín de Diego Instituto de Ciencias Matemáticas Spain
Saber Meddad Abou Bekr Belkaid University-Tlemcen Algeria
Alexandr Medvedev Masaryk University Czech Republic
Tom Mestdag Ghent University Belgium
Luis García Naranjo Universidad Politécnica de Cataluña Spain
Rafik Nasri Université Dr. Taher Moulay de Saïda Algery
José Navarro Universidad de Extremadura Spain
Alberto Navarro Instituto de Ciencias Matemáticas Spain
Florentina Nicolau LMI, INSA-Rouen France
Sina Ober-Blöbaum University of Paderborn Germany
Edith Padrón Universidad de La Laguna Spain
Pere Daniel Prieto Martínez Technical University of Catalonia Spain
Xavier Ramos Olivé Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya Spain
Miguel Rodríguez-Olmos Technical University of Catalonia Spain
Cristina Sardon Universidad de Salamanca Spain
Miguel Teixidó Román Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya Spain
Tomasz Tyranowski California Institute of Technology USA
Joris Vankerschaver Imperial College London England
Miguel Vaquero Instituto de Ciencias Matemáticas Spain
Silvia Vilariño Fernández Centro Universitario de la Defensa. Spain
San Vu Ngoc Université de Rennes 1 France
Marzo Zambon Universidad Autónoma de Madrid-ICMAT Spain
Carlos Zapata-Carratala Universitat de València-Imperial College of London Spain-England


How to get here: 

The easiest way to arrive to the ICMAT from Madrid city is by train: line C4, direction Alcobendas or Colmenar Viejo. The train line C4 stops at Puerta del Sol, Nuevos Ministerios and Chamartín. Get off at Cantoblanco Universidad station and head straight Vicente Tomás y Valiente street. The ICMAT is at the end of this street just on the intersection with Nicolás Cabrera street. Have a look at the map on the right. See this map for a pdf file of the campus.

Click here to go to Google Maps' website.

Information about how to arrive to ICMAT using alternative transportation methods:

Arrival by plane

The taxi from the airport to ICMAT costs approximately 30.00 Euros.

A good option is to take bus 827, direction Tres Cantos, at Arrivals-Terminal 4. The trip to Cantoblanco campus takes around 40 minutes. Get off at bus stop Facultad Informática (Faculty of Computer Science) on Marie Curie Street. Ask the driver to help you to identify the bus stop. If you zoom in the above map, you will see the bus stop icon. The price is 1.75 Euros.

Another option is to take Metro from Airport to Nuevos Ministerios. At the airport, take Metro (underground), Line 8 (pink) to "Nuevos Ministerios" (5-7 stations depending on the terminal you arrive to). Transfer in Nuevos Ministerios to train, line C4. Follow the indications given above. The price in total is 3.45 Euros.

Arrival by train

The long-distance trains stop at Atocha or Chamartín. In both train stations you can transfer to the local train, line C4 as described above.

Arrival by car

Take the city bypass M-40. If you come from the south, Portugal, or the Zaragoza Highways, take direction North (N-I). If you come from the Burgos Highway (N-I) take the direction M-607 Tres Cantos- Colmenar Viejo. Exit M-40 towards the M-607 Highway direction Tres Cantos-Colmenar Viejo. Exit M-607 towards M-616. At the first roundabout take the first exit. Turn left on the first street and go straight. Turn right on the third street. The building is on your left.


The 7th International Young Researchers Workshop on Geometry, Mechanics and Control will be the seventh in a series of workshops that have previously taken place in Madrid (20062007), Barcelona (2008), Ghent (2009), La Laguna (2010) and Coimbra (2012). Its goal is to bring together young researchers working in geometric mechanics and control theory and to offer a platform to present the results of their research to an international audience. The main idea of this conference is to offer 3 courses of 4 hours which serve as an introduction to different topics related to geometric structures in mechanics and control theory. The courses will be at a PhD level, so the young researchers would, at the end of the Workshop, access to the recent literature on the corresponding topics. Along with the courses, there will be short talks (30 minutes) by the participants willing to present their results. Moreover, there will be a poster session. Attendance is, of course, open to anyone, but in particular young researchers (PhD-students, recent PhD's) are allowed to deliver a talk or present a poster at this meeting. 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.