Conference photos:

To see pictures from the conference, click here


Click here to see the program.



Invited speakers (in alphabetical order; select name to see abstract):

  • Jorge Almeida  (University of Porto, CMUP)
  • Karl Auinger  (University of Vienna)
  • Jean-Camille Birget  (Rutgers University-Camden)
  • Rostislav Grigorchuk  (Steklov Institute)
  • Victor Guba  (Vologda State Pedagogical University)
  • Karsten Henckell  (New College of the University of South Florida)
  • John Meakin  (University of Nebraska-Lincoln)
  • Jon McCammond  (Texas A & M University)
  • Chrystopher Nehaniv  (University of Hertfordshire)
  • Jean-Eric Pin  (CNRS, University of Paris VII, LIAFA)
  • John Rhodes  (University of California-Berkeley)
  • Luis Ribes  (Carleton University)
  • Mark Sapir  (Vanderbilt University)
  • Pedro Silva  (University of Porto, CMUP)
  • Howard Straubing  (Boston College)
  • Denis Thérien  (McGill University)
  • Mikhail Volkov  (Ural State University)
  • Pascal Weil  (CNRS, University of Bordeaux, LABRI)
  • Other speakers (in alphabetical order; select name to see abstract):

  • Manuel Branco (University of Evora)
  • José Carlos Costa (Univeristy of Minho)
  • Manuel Delgado (University of Porto, CMUP)
  • Ouziel Hadad (Bar-Ilan University)
  • Alexei Miasnikov (City College of New York)
  • Volodymyr Nekrashevych (Kyiv Taras Shevchenko University)
  • Luis Teixeira Oliveira (University of Porto, CMUP, Marquette University)
  • Steve Pride (University of Glasgow)
  • Lev Shneyerson (The City University of New York)
  • Vitaly Sushchanskyy (Kyiv Taras Shevchenko University)
  • Avram Trahtman (Bar-Ilan University)
  • Grigori Zhitomirski (Bar-Ilan University)
  • Accomodations and Travel Information:

    We recommend going by plane to Porto's airport (OPO). If arriving in Lisbon, one can take the Alfa-Pendular train from either Gare Oriente or Santa Apolonia to Porto, Campanha. The average travel time by train from Lisbon to Porto is 3.5 hours.

    We plan to use Hotel Tuela. It is a 3 star hotel located within a 5 minute walk from the conference site and is conveniently located for restaurants. Downtown Porto is a short bus ride away.

    You should get a taxi to the hotel. Taxis at the airport do not have to use a meter. They should charge you around 15-20 Euros. If you want a receipt (invited speakers should get one), ask for a factura.

    On Wednesday morning, somebody from the conference will show up around 8h45 to bring you to the conference site.

    If you want to try walking, maps and further travel information can be found at:

    Here there is a small map showing Hotel Tuela (not to be confused with Hotel Tuela Torre which is next door).

    Our building is Rua do Campo Alegre, 687. It is the first of the modern buildings you will see on the left hand side of the road when you reach Rua do Campo Alegre. Rua do Campo Alegre can be found to the southwest of the hotel (more west than south). It is best to locate the hotel on the map next to its address and then compare with the map showing the location of our building.

    Hotel Prices:

    Single 45,00 Euros per night

    Double 50,00 Euros per night

    These prices are special for the conference and must be booked through us.


    Click here for the registration form.

    Social Events:

    There will be a conference banquet. Bring your favorite John Rhodes story.

    Registration Fee:

    35 Euros. The majority of this will be used to defray the banquet and so any acompanying guests who wish to attend the banquet will be charged 25 Euros.



    Sponsored in part by the FCT approved projects POCTI 32817/99 and POCTI/MAT/37670/2001 in participation with the European Community Fund FEDER and by FCT through Centro de Matemática da Universidade do Porto. Also sponsored in part by FCT, the Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade do Porto, Programa Operacional Ciência, Tecnologia, Inovação do Quadro Comunitário de Apoio III, by Caixa Geral de Depósitos, and by the Posto de Turismo da Câmara Municipal do Porto.


    Last update: June 5, 2002

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