Venue: Room 420, Research Institute for Mathematical Sciences,

Kyoto University, Japan

Period: July 7 (Mon) to July 11 (Fri), 2014

Algebraic geometry and related fields have recently seen remarkable developments in automorphism groups (including birational automorphism groups) and algebraic group actions. We will hold an international workshop within the RIMS workshop programs and specialized in the following items. This workshop will be useful to you interested in these areas. Participants please complete the registration by 31 May.
Those who are interested in these areas are warmly welcome and required to fill in the registration form.
Topics of interest
(1) Log algebraic surfaces and varieties of higher dimension
(2) Algebraic varieties containing A^n-cylinders
(3) Contractible and acyclic varieties
(4) Algebraic group actions and orbit stratifications including spherical and unipotent varieties
(5) Problems related to the coordinate ring of any of the above varieties
(6) Automorphism groups and birational automorphism groups of any of the above varieties
List of speakers
I. Arzhantsev (Moscow)   J. Blanc (Basel)   P. Cassou-Noguès (Bordeaux)
D. Daigle (Ottawa)   H. Flenner (Bochum)   O. Fujino (Kyoto)
R.V. Gurjar (Mumbai)   M. Hanamura (Sendai)   M. Ishida (Sendai)
T. Kishimoto (Saitama)  H. Kojima (Niigata)   S. Kuroda (Hachioji)
M. Miyanishi (Sanda)  L. Moser-Jauslin (Dijon)  N. Nakayama (Kyoto)
A. Perepechko (St. Petersburg)  V. Popov (Moscow)   D. Wright (St. Louis)
D.-Q. Zhang (Singapore)
Confirmed Participants   Please visit here.
Welcome Party   ▪ Date: 8 July (Tue)   ▪ Place: Restaurant "Camphora''
Proceedings   The refereed Proceedings of this workshop will be published. The details will be announced by the Organizing Committee later.
Support  ▪ Research Institute for Mathematical Sciences (RIMS), Kyoto University ▪ JSPS Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (B), No. 24340006 (M. Miyanishi (RCMS, Kwansei Gakuin Univ.))
Organizing Committee
Kayo Masuda (head) (Kwansei Gakuin Univ.), Takashi Kishimoto (Saitama Univ.), Hideo Kojima (Niigata Univ.),
Masayoshi Miyanishi (Kwansei Gakuin Univ.), Mikhail Zaidenberg (Université Grenoble I, Institut Fourier)