August 06-19, 2018 - Novosibirsk, Russia

Online registration will be opening in February

The International Conference and PhD-Master Summer School on Graphs and Groups, Representations and Relations

G2R2 is the International Conference and PhD-Master Summer School on Graphs and Groups, Representations and Relations which will be held on August 06-19, 2018, in Akademgorodok, Novosibirsk, Russia.

The G2R2-events will take place in Novosibirsk State University (NSU).

The main goal of these international interdisciplinary events is to bring together researchers from different fields of mathematics and its applications mainly based on graph theory, group theory and low dimensional geometry and topology, especially those involving group actions on combinatorial objects.

The scientific program consists of the G2R2-Conference and the G2R2-Summer School according to the G2R2-Timetable.

The scientific program of the G2R2-Conference consists of plenary and contributed talks.

Main conference speakers

Leonid Bokut, Sobolev Institute of Mathematics, Russia
Sebastian M. Cioabă, University of Delaware, USA
Edwin van Dam, Tilburg University, The Netherlands
Clara Franchi*, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Italy
Sergey Goryainov, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China, Krasovskii Institute of Mathematics and Mechanics, Russia
Štefan Gyürki, Matej Bel University, Slovakia
Vsevolod Gubarev, University of Vienna, Austria, Sobolev Institute of Mathematics, Russia
Bobo Hua, Fudan University, China
Tatsuro Ito, Anhui University, China
Alexander A. Ivanov, Imperial College London, UK
Ruth Kellerhals*, University of Fribourg, Switzerland
Jack Koolen*, University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), China
István Kovács, University of Primorska, Slovenia
Sergei Lando, National Research University Higher School of Economics, Russia
Mario Mainardis*, University of Udine, Italy
Atsushi Matsuo, The University of Tokyo, Japan
Tomaž Pisanski, University of Ljubljana, University of Primorska, Slovenia
Leonard H. Soicher*, Queen Mary University of London, UK
Evgeny Vdovin, Sobolev Institute of Mathematics, Russia
Norman Wildberger, University of New South Wales, Australia
Jiping Zhang, Peking University, China

(*) to be confirmed

Titles and abstracts of talks of the main speakers will be posted here.

Contributed talks will be selected by the Scientific Programme Committee on the basis of the abstracts which will be submitted through EasyChair. Online registration will be opening in February 2018.

Summer School Minicourses

The scientific program of the G2R2-Summer School consists of the following four courses.

Gareth Jones, University of Southampton, UK
Groups and symmetry in low dimensional geometry and topology

Akihiro Munemasa, Tohoku University, Japan
Permutation representations of finite groups and association schemes

Mikhail Muzychuk, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
Coherent configurations and association schemes: structure theory and linear representations

Roman Nedela, University of West Bohemia, Czech Republic
Graph coverings and harmonic morphisms between graphs

Each of the minicourses contains eight 50-minutes lectures. Syllabus of each of the minicourses can be found here.

The cultural program of the G2R2-Summer School can be found here.

Registration fee

There is no registration fee for participants of the G2R2-Conference.

There is a registration fee for those participants of the G2R2-Summer School who are interested in participating in Siberian Summer School on August 1-22. There will be a cultural program including local tours and a day trip to Altai. Novosibirsk State University awards 10 scholarships for this Summer School Program. Accommodation fee is $20 for 22 nights. Please visit G2R2-Siberian Summer School to get more information and to contact the organizers.

Trip to Altai

Participants of the G2R2-Conference wishing to travel to Altai before the G2R2-events please contact the G2R2-organizers.


Two levels of submissions will be offered for the G2R2-conference.

1. Abstract Submission. Abstracts will be submitted through EasyChair. Submission will open in February 2018. Notification of the acceptance of contributions for presentation at the G2R2-Conference will be made to all submitting authors in April 2018.

2. Paper Submission. Selected papers based on invited and contributed talks given at the G2R2-conference will be published in a special issue of Algebra Colloqium. Submission will open in September 2018.


Two types of accommodations will be offered for the G2R2-participants.

1. Hotel "Zolotaya Dolina" ("Golden Valley"). There are special rates for researchers of Russian Academy of Sciences. Special rates for participants will be also available in the Hotel. The information on the prices will appear by February.

2. The guesthouse of the Novosibirsk State University. The price is 700 Rub (~$10) per night.

Accommodation will be booked by G2S2-organizers upon a registration request.


G2S2 is organized by Sobolev Institute of Mathematics and Novosibirsk State University, Novosibirsk, Russia
G2S2 email: g2@math.nsc.ru


Krasovskii Institute of Mathematics and Mechanics, Russia

Important dates

Registration: February 1, 2018
Abstract submission: February 1, 2018
Abstract notification: April 1, 2018
Conference: August 06-19, 2018
Paper submission: September 1, 2018