New trends in Hopf algebras and tensor categories

2–5 June 2015

Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Science and the Arts — Brussels

Keynote speakers


Tuesday 2nd Wednesday 3rd Thursday 4th Friday 5th
9:00-10:00 Registration and coffee 9:15-9:45 Janelidze 9:15-9:45 Böhm 9:15-9:45 Schauenburg
10:00-10:30 Andruskiewitsch 9:50-10:20 Kadison 9:50-10:20 Sommerhäuser 9:50-10:20 Goyvaerts
10:35-11:05 Meir 10:20-10:50 coffee 10:20-10:50 coffee 10:20-10:50 coffee
11:05-11:35 coffee 10:50-11:20 Westreich 10:50-11:20 Iovanov 10:50-11:20 Batista
11:35-12:05 Carnovale 11:25-11:55 Militaru 11:25-11:55 Burciu 11:25-11:55 El Kaoutit
12:10-12:40 Garcia 12:00-12:30 Agore 12:00-12:30 Lebed 12:00-12:30 Fieremans
12:40-14:30 lunch 12:30-14:30 lunch 12:30-14:30 lunch 12:30-14:30 lunch
14:30-15:00 Ardizzoni 14:30-15:00 Bulacu 14:30-15:00 Brzeziński 14:30-15:00 De Commer
15:05-15:35 Menini 15:05-15:35 Chen 15:05-15:35 López-Centella 15:05-15:35 Lentner
15:35-16:05 coffee 15:35-16:05 coffee 15:35-16:05 coffee 15:35-16:05 coffee
16:05-16:35 Saracco 16:05-16:35 Van der Linden 16:05-16:35 Kraehmer 16:05-16:35 Gordienko
16:40-17:10 Raedschelders 16:40-17:10 Kadjo 16:40-17:10 Rovi
17:30-19:30 Welcome reception 19:30 Conference dinner

Detailed program and book of abstracts (version of 25 May): program.pdf


Scientific committee

Organising committee

If you have any further questions, please contact the organizers on


All talks and coffee breaks take place at the Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Science and the Arts in Brussels, Belgium. Lectures take place in the Rubens room, there will be two small blackboards and a beamer available. Here is a leaflet (provided by the Academy) with some historical background.

The complete address of the Academy:

Paleis der Academiën / Palais des Académies
Hertogsstraat 1 rue Ducale
1000 Brussel / Bruxelles

The “satellite” option of Google maps has a very high resolution over Brussels, so you can easily identify the Academy in this picture: it is the rectangular building slightly on the north-east of the label.


We have made special deals with the following hotels. Please contact the hotel directly, and tell them that you are participating to the meeting "New trends in Hopf algebras and tensor categories" organised by VUB and ULB.

1) Argus Hotel
Kapitein Crespelstraat 6 Rue Capitaine Crespel
1050 Elsene / Ixelles
+ 32 2 5140770 /
rates for a single room, including breakfast: 99 Euro (Monday-Thursday); 69 Euro (Friday-Sunday)
Walking distance from the academy

1) Beverly Hills Hotel
Koninklijke Prinsstraat 71 Rue Du Prince Royal
1050 Elsene / Ixelles
+32 2 5132222 /
rates for a single room, including breakfast: 99.5 Euro (small) or 129.5 Euro (standard)
Walking distance from the academy

3) Hotel Mozart
Kaasmarktstraat 23 Rue Marché aux Fromages
1000 Brussel / Bruxelles
+ 32 2 5026661 /
rate for a single room, including breakfast: 90 Euro
Close to the famous Grand'Place

4) U-residence
Generaal Jacqueslaan 271 Boulevard Géneral Jacques 1050 Elsene / Ixelles
rate for a single room (breakfast not included): 75 Euro
Residence on the VUB campus. The residence has no restaurant, but the rooms have a kitchenette. You can have breakfast at the cafetaria of the VUB Academy can be reached by metro (appr. 40 minutes)
Before booking online, please contact Stefaan Caenepeel first. He will apply for a promotioncode. A limited number of such codes is available. With the promotioncode, the rate for a single room is reduced to 60 Euro

There are many hotels in Brussels, in many price classes. In any case, it's probably best to book a hotel in the city centre: you'd be only a short walk away from the Academy, and in case it rains you could take a metro or a bus.

Welcome reception and conference dinner

On Tuesday evening there is a welcome reception offered to the registered participants. The conference dinner will take place on Thursday evening, more details will be given later.


A conference proceedings will be published as a thematic issue of the Bulletin of the Belgian Mathematical Society - Simon Stevin in 2016.
The journal was created in 1994, as the successor of the "Bulletin de la Société Mathématique de Belgique/ Tijdschrift van het Belgisch Wiskundig Genootschap" and "Simon Stevin". It is covered by the Science Citation Index. For more detail, see
We invite participants of the conference to contribute a paper. The BBMS publishes research articles and expository papers. Expository papers should be sufficiently broad; it is not sufficient to make your last three papers into one expository paper by deleting the proofs.
Please send your contribution to . One of the four guest editors will act as handling editor for your paper, and will organize the refereeing process. The four guest editors are Stefaan Caenepeel, Marino Gran, Joost Vercruysse and Yinhuo Zhang.
May we draw your attention to the following policy of the journal. The BBMS is a research journal devoted to all areas of modern Mathematics. We require that the introduction is written in such a way that it is accessible to an audience that is broader than just the research community of the author, and we recommend that an effort is made to make the arguments in the paper transparent and self-contained.
The (flexible) deadline for submission is December 31, 2015.

To register, please fill out the form at,
to which the above button is redirecting.

Deadline for registration: May 6, 2015
Deadline for abstract submission: May 15, 2015

Registered participants

  • Ana Agore Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
  • Nicolás Andruskiewitsch Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Argentina
  • Ivan Angiono MPIM, Germany and Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Argentina
  • Alessandro Ardizzoni University of Turin, Italy
  • Eliezer Batista Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Brazil
  • Gabriella Böhm Wigner Research Centre for Physics, Hungary
  • Tomasz Brzezinski Swansea University, UK
  • Hoan-Phung Bui Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
  • Daniel Bulacu University of Bucharest, Romania
  • Sebastian Burciu Institute of Mathematics of Romanian Academy, Romania
  • Frederik Caenepeel Universiteit Antwerpen, Belgium
  • Stefaan Caenepeel Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
  • Giovanna Carnovale University of Padova, Italy
  • Huixiang Chen Yangzhou University, China
  • Kenny De Commer Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
  • Laiachi El Kaoutit University of Granada, Spain
  • Fatima Zahra El Khamouri University Hassan II, Morocco
  • Timmy Fieremans Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
  • Gaston Andres Garcia Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Argentina
  • Alexey Gordienko Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
  • Isar Goyvaerts University of Turin, Italy
  • Marino Gran Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium
  • Miodrag Iovanov University of Iowa, US
  • George Janelidze University of Cape Town, South Africa
  • Geoffrey Janssens Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
  • Jiawei Hu Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
  • Lars Kadison niversity of Porto, Portugal
  • Gabriel Kadjo Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium
  • Ulrich Kraehmer University of Glasgow, UK
  • Victoria Lebed University of Nantes, France
  • Simon Lentner University of Hamburg, Germany
  • Esperanza López Centella University of Granada, Spain
  • Laura Martín-Valverde University of Almería, Spain
  • Ehud Meir Center for Symmetry and Deformation, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Claudia Menini Università di Ferrara, Italy
  • Gigel Militaru University of Bucharest, Romania
  • Laura Nastasescu University of Bucharest and "Simion Stoilow" Institute of Mathematics, Romania
  • Theo Raedschelders Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
  • Ana Rovi University of Glasgow, UK
  • Paolo Saracco University of Turin, Italy
  • Peter Schauenburg Université de Bourgogne, France
  • Yorck Sommerhäuser State University of New York at Buffalo, US
  • Tim Van der Linden Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium
  • Fred Van Oystaeyen Universiteit Antwerpen, Belgium
  • Joost Vercruysse Université libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
  • Sara Westreich Bar Ilan University, Israel
  • Zhankui Xiao Universiteit Hasselt, Belgium
  • Yuping Yang Universiteit Hasselt, Belgium
  • Yinhuo Zhang Universiteit Hasselt, Belgium
  • Fédération Wallonnie-Bruxelles
  • Koninklijke Vlaamse Academie van België voor Wetenschappen en Kunsten
  • Vrije Universiteit Brussel

  • Fonds de la Recherche Scientifique–FNRS
  • Fonds voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek–Vlaanderen
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