Geometry and Foliations 2013
September 9-14, 2013
Graduate School of Mathematical Sciences,
University of Tokyo
Komaba, Meguro, Tokyo, 153-8914, Japan


About the Conference

Geometry and Foliations 2013 is an international conference on the foliation theory. The conference is hosted by the University of Tokyo, Komaba, Japan. The conference begins in the morning of September 9, 2013 and ends in the afternoon of September 14, 2013.

The objective of the conference is to stimulate the exchange of new ideas in various fields of foliations. Any field of foliation theory will be treated in Geometry and Foliations 2013 (GF2013), with special emphasis on new directions of research for future development.

The topics include:

The organizing committee would like to invite leading researchers on these topics. Young researchers are encouraged to take part in the conference: poster sessions and a limited number of contributed talks are planned. See below for the details.

Scientific information

(A) Outline of program

Scientific program of GF2013 will consist of:

Invited speakers include:

Deroin, BertrandUniversité Paris-Sud
Asaoka, MasayukiKyoto University
Asuke, TaroThe University of Tokyo
Bowden, JonathanUniversität Augsburg
Eliashberg, YakovStanford University
Eynard-Bontemps, HélèneUniversité Pierre et Marie Curie
Fenley, SergioFlorida State University
Haefliger, André *Université de Genève
Hurder, StevenUniversity of Illinois at Chicago
Kleptsyn, VictorInstitut de Recherche Mathématique de Rennes
Martínez Torres, DavidInstituto Superior Técnico
Matsuda, YoshifumiThe University of Tokyo
Matsumoto, ShigenoriNihon University
Meigniez, GaëlUniversité de Bretagne-Sud
Minakawa, HiroyukiYamagata University
Mitsumatsu, YoshihikoChuo University
Morita, ShigeyukiThe University of Tokyo, Emeritus
Navas, AndrésUniversidad de Santiago de Chile
Rebelo, JulioUniversité de Toulouse
Tsuboi, TakashiThe University of Tokyo
Vogel, ThomasMax Planck Institut für Mathematik
* to be confirmed 
Etienne Ghys will give a lecture in the workshop `Geometry and Dynamics 2013' held on September 15-16, successively after GF2013. See the last part of this announcement for additional information.

Those who wish to give a talk or participate in a poster session can apply via our GF2013 registration page at

Deadline of application is:

Friday, May 31, 2013.

Application should be accompanied with an abstract as well as other required information. The abstract should be in 2-4 pages of A4 paper in length. A more precise format by a style file (for LaTeX) will be provided quite soon on the conference web page.
Once your application is received, you will receive an (automated) confirmation. We will decide speakers in June and contact to the applicants separately.

Speakers, the both invited and contributed, are kindly asked to send the final version of their abstract of talks before:

Friday, July 28, 2013
Friday, June 28, 2013

(The deadline was once noticed as Friday, July 28, 2013 in error).

see the next section for the details.

Just in case you are not able to access our web pages, please send us the title of the proposed talk and its abstract by one of the following ways:

Fax: +81-3-5465-7011
(addressed to: GF2013 secretary)

Please note that applications for giving talks must be accompanied by the required registration information, see the Registration section (C) below.

Details of the scientific program will be posted on our conference web page in the middle of July.

(B) Abstract Booklet

We will distribute an extended Abstract Booklet, and for that, we request that all the speakers prepare a rather detailed abstract of 2-8 pages (of A4 paper).

A more precise format by a style file (for LaTeX) will be provided quite soon on the conference web page. We strongly recommend the authors to submit the manuscripts electronically as a PDF or DVI file at the web page.

We will also accept those clearly printed on A4 or letter size papers (so that they are legible when reduced to 80%) with the margin of all sides being at least 1 inch (2.5cm) and sent by postal mail to

GF2013 Secretary
Graduate School of Mathematical Sciences
University of Tokyo
Komaba, Meguro, Tokyo 153-8914 JAPAN

Please note that the manuscript MUST arrive no later than

Friday, July 28, 2013
Friday, June 28, 2013.

(The deadline was once noticed as Friday, July 28, 2013 in error).

Travel and practical information

(A) Travel

The conference is hosted by the University of Tokyo. The most convenient airport to fly to is the Haneda International airport. However, you will find mostly flights to the Narita International airport, from which you can come to the city center by `Narita express' (carried by JR-East), `Sky linear' (by Keisei lines) or `Airport Limousin' buses (carried by Airport Transport Service). More detailed information will be found on the web page of GF2013 ( Additional information can be found on the Web pages of:

Please see the maps on the GF2013 access page at

which also contains some additional information on transportation inside Japan and Tokyo. More practical information will be given in the Third Announcement, which will be sent by postal mail to those who are registered.

(B) Accommodations

We will now preparing for them. Details will be announced on the NEXT announcement.

(C) Registration

If you are interested in participating in our conference, please fill out the registration form at

and send it to us as soon as possible. After the registration, a confirmation email will be sent from the organizing committee. Only those who are registered will receive the Last Announcement by postal mail, which contains practical information such as arrival, transportation, social program, and other local information.

Although electronic registration through the web page is recommended, you can register by email in case you have serious trouble with the GF2013 registration web page. In this case, fill the registration form at

and send it to

with Subject: registration by email. If you cannot access the above .txt file, please contact to the GF2013 secretary (the address can be found in Section (A)).

No registration fee for GF2013 will be asked. On the other hand, We will ask some fee for conference dinner (see below).

(D) Social event

We plan to organize a Conference dinner on Wednesday, September 11. The normal fee is 10,000Yen for a person. The fee for unsupported students is 8,000Yen. On the other hand, no Registration Fee will be asked for GF2013 itself. The 60th anniversaries of Steven Hurder and Takashi Tsuboi will be celebrated in this occasion.

(E) Invitation letter and visa

If you need an official invitation letter, please write, preferably by email, to:

with Subject: invitation letter

or to: GF2013 secretary
Fax: +81-3-5465-7011

together with your postal mail address.

If you are not sure whether you need to apply for a visa, or if you want to know details of visa application, please consult the following official web page of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan:

For those who need to apply for a visa, please contact

with Subject: visa

or to:

GF2013 secretary
Fax: +81-3-5465-7011

for assistance.

(F) Financial support

Since funding for GF2013 will be limited, it may be difficult to support your international travel expenses, and therefore we would like to ask you to find your own source for travel to and from Japan. Those who are registered will be informed about the support. We might be able to get additional budget by the end of April, and in that case, we shall try our best to partially support the living expenses for a limited number of graduate students.

Those participants who wish to receive partial support are requested to register as soon as possible. Also please send your CV and list of publications to

with Subject: support

unless you think you are well recognized by the organizing committee.

If you are a graduate student, please also send a letter of recommendation from your advisor (or someone equivalent to it).

(G) Conference venues

Graduate school of Mathematical sciences, University of Tokyo,
3-8-1 Komaba, Meguro,
Tokyo 153-8914, JAPAN

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Other information

(I) Conference web site

(II) Organizing committee

Scientific Committee:

Asuke, TaroThe University of Tokyo
Matsumoto, ShigenoriNihon University
Mitsumatsu, YoshihikoChuo University
Tsuboi, TakashiThe University of Tokyo

Organizing local committee:

Asuke, TaroThe University of Tokyo
Hashiguchi, NorikazuNihon University
Kodama, HirokiThe University of Tokyo
Minakawa, HiroyukiYamagata University
Mitsumatsu, YoshihikoChuo University
Miyoshi, ShigeakiChuo University
Nakae, YasuharuAkita University
Noda, TakeoToho University
O'Hara, JunTokyo Metropolitan University

(III) Sponsor

Japan Society for Promotion of Sciences (JSPS)

(IV) Related workshops

The following workshops are planned.

(PDF file version of this Second Announcement is here.)