The Second Announcement

The organizers of an international conference Foliations 2012 warmly welcome all the mathematicians interested in that field to participate in our meeting. The conference is hosted by the University of Łódź, Poland and takes place in the period June 24 - 30, 2012. The lectures start on Monday June 25's morning and ends on Saturday June 30's noon.
Foliations 2012 is a satellite of the 6th European Congress of Mathematics (July 2 - 7, 2012, Kraków, Poland). On July 1, participants of both events, Foliations 2012 and 6th ECM, will be transfered from Łódź to Kraków.
The main purpose of the conference is to stimulate the exchange of new ideas in all aspects of foliations theory and related topics such as
  • - foliations and laminations of 3-manifolds,
  • - foliations and contact structures,
  • - foliations and symplectic structures,
  • - holomorphic differential forms and foliations,
  • - rigidity of foliated structures,
  • - dynamical systems and foliations,
  • - characteristic classes for foliations,
  • - classifying spaces for foliated structures,
  • - analysis on foliated spaces,
  • - confoliations,
  • - Engel and Goursat structures,
  • - groups and pseudogroups actions on manifolds,
  • - holonomy groups and pseudogroups of foliations,
  • - extrinsic and conformal geometry of foliated Riemannian manifolds.
We encourage young researchers and students to take part in the conference. Some financial support should be available.
Foliations 2012 is the fifth conference organized by the Chair of Geometry of the University of Łódź and personally by Paweł Walczak and his collaborators. The previous meetings were held in Łódź (1990, 2005) and Warsaw (1995, 2000). The conference is supported by the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science of the University of Łódź, the Stefan Banach International Mathematical Center and the Polish National Science Center.


Abstract submission and/or financial support application: April 16, 2012
Registration and fee payment: June 15, 2012
Proceedings submission deadline: November 30, 2012


The scientific program consists of invited lectures as well as contributed talks. The following colleagues accepted the invitation for a lecture during Foliations 2012:

      Masayuki Asaoka (Kyoto University)
      Taro Asuke (University of Tokyo)
      Gilbert Hector (Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1)
      Victor Kleptsyn (Institut de recherche mathématique de Rennes)
      Olga Lukina (University of Leicester)
      Shigenori Matsumoto (Nagoya University)
      Gael Meigniez (Université de Bretagne-Sud)
      Yoshi Mitsumatsu (Chuo University)
      Hiromichi Nakayama (Hiroshima University)
      Ana Rechtman (Université de Strasbourg)
      Paul Schweitzer (Pontificia Universidade Católica de Rio de Janeiro)

We shall try to make your stay in Łódź as pleasant as possible. A list of social events contains an opening reception (June 25's evening), Łódź sightseeing (June 27's afternoon), and a banquet (June 29's evening).

Registration, accommodation and payment

If you are interested in participation in Foliations 2012 then simply fill out the registration form at the web page of the meeting. If you need an official invitation letter, please indicate this on the registration form.
All the participants will be accommodated at the University of Łódź Training and Conference Center, ul. Kopcińskiego 16/18, Łódź, which is located 5 minutes walk from the conference venue.
If you would like to stay in a hotel in the city, please indicate this during the registration process and make the reservation by yourself.
The conference fee is 900 PLN for participants and 400 PLN for accompanying persons. It covers a volume of proceedings, abstract booklet, conference items (for participants) and lunches, coffee breaks and all the social events (for both participants and accompanying persons). The conference fee does not cover the cost of accommodation. This should be paid separately at the hotel.
We strongly recommend to pay the registration fee through the bank transfer. All the payments should be made in Polish złoty (PLN) and should be free of any additional charges for the receiver. The transfers should be directed to the following account of the University of Łódź:

Data of the bank account owner:
Uniwersytet Łódzki
ul. Narutowicza 65
90-131 Łódź

Bank data:
PKO SA                                   (name of the bank)
II Oddział w Łodzi                    (branch of the bank)
ul. Piotrkowska 270                  (street)
90-361 Łódź                             (city)

Bank account number:
    (a) for transfers from outside of Poland
           IBAN: PL 54 1240 3028 1111 0010 2943 1262
           SWIFT: PKOPPLPW
    (b) for transfers from Poland
           54 1240 3028 1111 0010 2943 1262

Please do not forget to indicate the name of the participant for whom the payment is made.

Organizers try to find some financial support for young mathematicians (PhD not earlier than 2009). Participants could apply for it via e-mail. The third announcement containing practical information will be sent to registered participants by the end of April, 2012.


If you plan to give a talk, please fill out the field "title" in the registration form and attach an abstract (LaTeX format is strongly recommended). The deadline for abstract submission is April 16, 2012. The Proceedings of Foliations 2012 will be published by the World Scientific Publishing in Singapore. All the participants are invited to submit a contribution (LaTeX class will be provided). The deadline for the submission is November 30, 2012. All submissions will be reviewed.


Łódź is located in the center of Poland. Łódź has the local airport (LCJ, Władysław Reymont Łódź Airport) which offers a few destinations mainly British Islands. The closest international airport is Warsaw Fryderyk Chopin International Airport (WAW). It is about 130 km from Łódź and this part of a trip (local bus+train) lasts about 2,5 h.


Scientific Committee

Jesús A. Álvarez López, Universidade de Santiago de Compostela
Steven Hurder, University of Illinois at Chicago
Rémi Langevin, Université de Bourgogne, Dijon
Takashi Tsuboi, University of Tokyo
Paweł Walczak, Uniwersytet Łódzki
Robert Wolak, Uniwersytet Jagielloński, Kraków

Organizing Committee

Paweł Walczak (chair)
Maciej Czarnecki (secretary)
Marek Badura
Szymon Walczak
Zofia Walczak



Phone: +48 42 6355881
Fax: +48 42 6354266

Mailing address:
Foliations 2012
Uniwersytet Łódzki, Wydział Matematyki i Informatyki
ul. Banacha 22
PL 90-238 Łódź, Poland

Created by Marek Badura