Geometric and Asymptotic Group Theory with Applications
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On the occasion of the International Congress of Mathematicians (ICM06) to be held in Madrid (Spain) on August, 2006, we are organising a conference entitled "Geometric and Asymptotic Group Theory Conference with Applications" (GAGTA for short), which will be held from August 31st to September 4th, 2006 at the Escola Politècnica Superior d'Enginyeria de Manresa (EPSEM) of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC). It is an official satellite activity of the ICM06.

It will be devoted to the study of a variety of topics in Geometric and Combinatorial Group Theory, including asymptotic and probabilistic methods, as well as algorithmic and computational topics involving groups. More specifically, this includes but is not limited to: combinatorial methods, group actions, hyperbolicity, quasi-isometries, isoperimetric functions, growth, asymptotic invariants, Poisson boundaries, random walks, algorithmic problems related to groups...

To emphasise the "Applications" of geometric and asymptotic group theory, and highlighting the very recent developments regarding "group based cryptography", we will devote the last day of the conference to this subject: September 4th will be the "Cryptography Day".

The conference will take place at the campus of the UPC in Manresa. Manresa is a middle sized, comfortable and nice city located in the area of Barcelona and very close to the spectacular Montserrat mountains (for more details click here). We want to emphasize that this conference will take place immediately after the International Congress of Mathematicians in Madrid. So, we encourage you to connect both events coming to Manresa directly from Madrid on August 30th. We also want to highlight the fact that immediately after Manresa conference there will be another satellite activity of the ICM related to Group Theory: the conference Groups in Geometry and Topology that will take place in Málaga (south Spain). Connecting Manresa and Málaga also seems a good idea ! 

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The organization of this conference thanks the following for their support:

Departament de Matemàtica Aplicada III, Escola Politècnica Superior d'Enginyeria de Manresa, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Oficina de Suport a la Recerca Matemàtica, Societat Catalana de Matemàtiques, Ajuntament de Manresa, Caixa Manresa, The National Science Foundation (USA), Ministerio de Educación y Ciencia and Departament d'Universitats, Recerca i Societat de la Informació de la Generalitat de Catalunya.

Ajuntament Manresa Caixa Manresa
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