Geometric and Topological Methods in Computer Science 2010

Workshop at Aalborg University, Denmark (January 11-15, 2010)


In recent years, topological methods and "ideology" have been used successfully to analyze and attack a number of problems in theoretical computer science and engineering. This was prominently recognized when the Gödel Prize (awarded jointly by the European Association for Theoretical Computer Science (EATCS) and the Association for Computing Machinery Special Interest Group on Algorithms and Computation Theory (ACM SIGACT)) in 2004 was awarded to Maurice Herlihy, Michael Saks, Nir Shavit and Fotios Zaharoglou for applications of topology to the theory of distributed computing.

The workshop "Geometric and Topological methods in Computer Science" aims to bring together mathematicians and computer scientists collaborating on applications of "old" algebraic topology and the development of new methods motivated from and tailored towards applications. Special emphasis will be given to



Aalborg University, Fredrik Bajersvej 7B3-104, DK-9220 Aalborg East.
Note: The department of Mathematical Sciences is in building 7G.


Please contact secretary Amra Ibrisevic: amra(at)

List of participants


Collection of abstracts

Poster Session

Conference Slides

Short minutes of the business meeting (thanks to Ulrich Fahrenberg)

Conference photos


We expect to publish workshop proceedings in a journal like ENTCS (Electronic Notes in Theoretical Computer Science).

Traveling to Aalborg University

Aalborg airport is very close to the city center (8 km) and to the university (14 km). There are many regular and cheap flights between Copenhagen and Aalborg. To find domestic and international flight connections, try Momondo.

There is a convenient bus connection (red buses to AAU Busterminal, no.2) between city center and University; leave the bus at the stop marked Bertil Ohlins Vej; one ride is approximately 15 minutes. You can buy tickets for individual rides on the bus; and cheaper tickets for multiple rides ("klippekort") in the railway station and in many shops.

The conference lecture room B3-104 is at Fredrik Bajersvej, building 7B; the Department of Mathematical Sciences is in building 7G.


A number of rooms has been reserved at Prinsen Hotel, Prinsensgade 14, close to the railway station and to the city center; furthermore a few rooms at Hotel Cabinn Aalborg.

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