Equational Theory of Regular Languages

Brno, Czech Republic
March 5-6, 2009

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The AutoMathA Brainstorming and Cooperation Days meeting on Equational Theory of Regular Languages will take place at the Department of Mathematics and Statistics of the Masaryk University from 5th to 6th March 2009. The goal of the workshop is to have advanced discussions on recent developments in the theory of regular languages and their connection with equational theories and profinite monoids.

Main topics

Preliminary programme



Call for participation

We invite scientists and doctoral students active in the field to attend the workshop. If you would like to participate, please send your name, affiliation and arrival and departure dates to kunc@math.muni.cz by January 31, 2009. There is no registration fee.

Confirmed participants

Jorge Almeida   (University of Porto, Portugal)
Mário Branco   (University of Lisboa, Portugal)
Thomas Colcombet   (University Paris Diderot, France)
Alfredo Costa   (University of Coimbra, Portugal)
José Carlos Costa   (University of Minho, Portugal)
Ondřej Klíma   (Masaryk University Brno, Czech Republic)
Michal Kunc   (Masaryk University Brno, Czech Republic)
Jean-Éric Pin   (University Paris Diderot, France)
Libor Polák   (Masaryk University Brno, Czech Republic)
Pedro Silva   (University of Porto, Portugal)
Benjamin Steinberg   (Carleton University, Canada)
Pascal Weil   (University of Bordeaux, France)
Marc Zeitoun   (University of Bordeaux, France)

Scientific organizers

Michal Kunc (Masaryk University Brno)
Jean-Éric Pin (LIAFA, CNRS and University Paris Diderot)

How to get to Brno

From Prague airport

We recommend to take bus AE (tickets can be bought from the driver for 45 Kč) to the main station and then direct train to Brno. Alternatively, one can use ordinary city transport (two changes: bus 119, metro A, metro C) to get to Praha-Holešovice station with better connections to Brno.
Timetables for March 4.

From Vienna airport

Take bus to Südbahnhof and then direct train to Brno.
Timetables for March 4.

From Bratislava airport

Take bus 61 to the main station and then direct train to Brno.
Timetables for March 4.

From Brno airport

During day bus 76 goes to the main station. At night bus 89 goes directly almost to the hotel (get off at Česká).

Currency:   current exchange rate: 1 euro = 28-30 Kč


Accommodation for participants is provided in hotel Continental, Kounicova 6 (number 2 on the map). Hotel reservations are arranged by workshop organizers. The hotel is situated within walking distance of the main station (15 minutes). If needed, you can use tram 1 in the direction of Řečkovice to get closer to the hotel (get off at Moravské náměstí).

Workshop location

The workshop will take place at the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, which is situated on the campus of the Faculty of Natural Sciences on Kotlářská 2 (number 3 on the map, 10 minutes walk from the hotel).

Equipment of the lecture room: data projector & computer, visualizer, whiteboard.

Internet connection: Wireless connection will be available both in the hotel and at the department. Access to several desktop computers will be provided.


The workshop is supported by the AutoMathA project of the European Science Foundation (ESF). Therefore, the support of the ESF should be acknowledged in every publication resulting from the event, and a reprint should be sent to the ESF.

Local organizers

Ondřej Klíma, Michal Kunc

Contact:     kunc@math.muni.cz         tel. +420 49494839 or +420 49494900         fax +420 49491421