Organisers: Aart Blokhuis, James Hirschfeld, Dieter Jungnickel,
We invite you to participate in this research workshop
and, if you wish, to give a talk of 20 minutes on some aspect of your research
related to the main topics of this workshop, which extends the series that
began with the meeting at the Isle of Thorns in July 2000 and continued
with the Oberwolfach meeting in December 2001. As before, the conference
Combinatorial structures in finite projective spaces;
The conference will take place at Kloster
Irsee, an early 18th century monastery which has been transformed into
a high class conference centre, preserving many of the original late baroque
features, including a beautiful church. It is set in the attractive little
town of Irsee in the northern part of the Allgäu, a few kilometres
from Kaufbeuren. The facilities include a bar (in the historic cellars
and serving the local Klosterbräu beer), table tennis, pool table,
Irsee is about 7 kilometres from Kaufbeuren, which has direct
train connections to both Augsburg and Munich; from Kaufbeuren it is simplest
to take a taxi. It would be advisable to fly into
we might also be able to arrange a direct bus transport from
there at a reasonable price. By car, Irsee is easily accessible from the
Stuttgart-Munich and the Lindau-Munich motorways.
Kloster Irsee has 62 single rooms and 19 double rooms; so
we would be able to accommodate a few accompanying persons. The rooms have
all modern amenities: all are en-suite, with phones, minibar and the possibility
of internet connection, but excluding TV which is only available on special
Arrival time is from 3 p.m. on Sunday 16 February. The first
session will begin on Monday morning and the last session will end before
dinner Friday 21 February. Participants are expected to leave Saturday
morning; we can also arrange for a limited number of rooms to be available
till Sunday morning.
The conference fee is 150 Euro (reduced to 100 Euro for accompanying
persons); this includes the proceedings volume, the formal conference dinner
and a Bavarian evening in the cellars. Accommodation and all meals will
come to 720 Euro in a single room, and to 630 Euro in a double
room. However, it is hoped to subsidise this for some or all participants,
depending on the outcome of grant applications.
Please submit by 10 November 2002 an abstract of between
one half and a whole page, in LaTeX, modifying the
attached sample file.
Abstracts should be sent to James by e-mail as below.
We would be grateful for a reply by 1 July 2002. If
you wish to book a double room, please indicate with whom you want to share
it. Payment for both the conference fee and accommodation should be made
by credit card and will be processed via the Kloster Irsee administration.
If you intend to come please fill in the
attached registration form (including
your credit card information); your card will only be charged shortly before
the conference. If credit card information is sent by email, the message
will be deleted immediately afterwards.
We have to confirm the final number of rooms needed by
Christmas 2002; till then, there is no penalty for cancellation. In case
of cancellation between 1 January 2003 and 14 February 2003, Kloster Irsee
will charge 50 % of the accommodation costs; in case of cancellation after
14 February, the entire cost will be charged. Hence we can only waive the
registration fee in such cases. By sending in your registration, you agree
to these conditions.
Please send all correspondence other than the abstract,
to Dieter, either by email as below, or to
Prof. Dr. Dieter Jungnickel
Lehrstuhl für Diskrete Mathematik
For any questions, consult any one of the organisers.