Graph Embeddings and Maps on Surfaces

Sunday, July 30, 2017 (All day) to Friday, August 4, 2017 (All day)

The workshop is the seventh in the series of Slovak GEMS workshops. The previous workshops were held in 1994 (Donovaly), 1997 (Banská Bystrica), 2001 (Bratislava), 2005 (Stará Lesná), 2009 (Tále), and 2013 (Smolenice). For more than twenty years, map-theoretic community has been meeting every year. Timings and places have been stabilised, with a period of 4 years, on New Zealand (in the years congruent to 0 mod 4), Slovakia (1 mod 4), some other places (2 mod 4), and Slovenia (3 mod 4).

The workshop should bring together people interested in various aspects of graphs embedded on surfaces. The programme will consist of lectures by invited speakers and short talks by participants. Contributed talks should be related to one or more of the following topics:

  • Embeddings of graphs on surfaces
  • Symmetrical embeddings, regular maps
  • Group actions on graphs
  • Representativity and graph minors
  • Convex polytopes and polytopal graphs
  • Dessins d’enfants
  • Enumeration of maps

Invited speakers

  • Marston Conder, University of Auckland, New Zealand
  • Robert Jajcay, Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia
  • Klavdija Kutnar, University Primorska, Koper, Slovenia
  • Cheryl Praeger, University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia
  • Egon Schulte, Northeastern University, Boston, U.S.A.
  • Pablo Spiga, University of Milano-Bicocca, Milano, Italy
  • Alexander Zvonkin, University of Bordeaux, Bordeaux France


  • Roman Nedela, Mathematical Institue of Slovak Academy of Sciences, Banská Bystrica
    Faculty of Applied Sciences, University of West Bohemia, Pilsen, Czech Republic
  • Martin Škoviera, Comenius University, Bratislava
  • Jozef Širáň, Slovak University of Technology, Bratislava
Grand Hotel Permon
Podbanské, Vysoké Tatry
03242 Pribylina
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