Computational & Algorithmic Topology,

The University of Sydney
Sydney, Australia
2–4 April 2014


Mark Bell (University of Warwick)
Ben Burton (The University of Queensland)
Nathan Dunfield (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
Stefan Friedl (University of Regensburg)
Joachim Gudmundsson (The University of Sydney)
Joan Licata (Australian National University)
Jessica Purcell (Brigham Young University)
Hyam Rubinstein (The University of Melbourne)
Saul Schleimer (University of Warwick)
Jonathan Spreer (The University of Queensland)


Stephan Tillmann (The University of Sydney)


A preliminary schedule, including titles and abstracts.


This workshop at the University of Sydney will bring together experts and emerging researchers from Australia, the USA and Europe to report on recent results and explore future directions in computational and algorithmic topology. There will be a focus on problems in low-dimensional geometry and topology, and on the development of practical algorithms and their implementation. This is an area with an abundance of computational and algorithmic challenges, where practical solutions to many solvable problems, such as the homeomorphism problem, remain elusive. Five of the ten speakers develop freely available software to assist in their theoretical research or in the analysis of their algorithms and computational techniques. This workshop aims to stimulate interaction between researchers in order to bring about new collaborations on difficult problems that cannot be tackled from one viewpoint alone.


Please register by e-mailing with the following information:
  • Which days will you participate in the workshop?
  • Will you attend the conference dinner on Wednesday evening?
  • Are you a member of the Australian Mathematical Society?
  • Are you a student?
A small registration fee will be collected at the event to contribute towards catering costs (around AUD 10) and (if applicable) the conference dinner (around AUD 50, BYO). Reduced fees apply to students and members of the Australian Mathematical Society.

I hope to see you in April!
Stephan Tillmann (Organiser)


You can book rooms at the Haven Inn in Glebe with the University special rate of AUD 109/night. Just call and mention that you participate at a workshop here.

directions and links

To appear soon!


This workshop is financially supported by ARC Discovery Project DP110101104 "Generic complexity in computational topology", the University of Sydney and the Australian Mathematical Society.
17 February 2014