About Us

The conference continues the tradition of group theoretic conferences "Groups and Group Rings" I-XI and "Groups and Their Actions" 2007, 2010, 2012, 2015 held in Poland between 1993-2015.

Aims and scope

The discussed topics will include:

  • special aspects of finite p-groups, including combinatorial and Lie methods in this theory;
  • geometric and combinatorial methods in important classes of infinite groups;
  • groups of automorphisms of trees, self similar groups;
  • linear groups;
  • varieties of groups;
  • unit groups of rings, with a special emphasis on unit groups of group rings and related problems.
The lecture time is 50 minutes for the invited speakers and 15 or 30 minutes for other participants. All lectures are open to students and academic community.

September 9 - 13



Main speakers


Conference is organized and supported by:
Institute of Mathematics, Faculty of Applied Mathematics
Silesian University of Technology (Gliwice, Poland)

Program Committee

  • W. Hołubowski - Gliwice
  • A. Iwanow - Gliwice
  • O. Macedońska - Gliwice
  • J. Wilson - Oxford/Leipzig

Organizing Committee

  • A. Bier - Gliwice
  • W. Hołubowski - Gliwice
  • Z. Sroczyński - Gliwice
  • W. Tomaszewski - Gliwice

e-mail: lp.lslop@spuorg

Main speakers


Oleg Bogopolski

Düsseldorf University


Yves de Cornulier

CNRS / University Lyon


Gustavo Fernandez-Alcober

University of Basque Country


Wolfgang Herfort

University of Technology Vienna


Kate Juschenko

University of Texas


Anton Klyachko*

Moscow State University


Pavel Shumyatsky

University of Brasilia


Gunnar Traustason

University of Bath


John Wilson

Oxford / Leipzig University


Nikolai Vavilov

St Petersburg State University

* - to be confirmed

Dates and deadlines

Arrival day: September 8, 2019
Departure day: September 13, 2019

The registration is now open. Please fill in the registration form!
EXTENDED deadline for registration: July 31, 2019

Abstract submission:
Please provide us the abstract of your talk in a tex file. You may use our template and send it to lp.lslop@spuorg.
Deadline for abstract submission: August 15, 2019

The registration fee is 1000 PLN / 250 EUR.
Deadline for payments: August 15, 2019


Faculty of Apllied Mathematics
Silesian University of Technology
Gliwice, Poland
Kaszubska 23 Str.

Gliwice is the westernmost city of the Upper Silesian metropolis, south of Poland. It is easily accessible by air (four international airports nearby: Katowice (KTW), Cracow (CRA), Ostrava (OSR) and Wrocław (WRO)), train (direct trains from major Polish cities: Warsaw, Cracow, Wrocław) and roads (A1 highway from Ostrava and Gdansk, A4 highway from Wrocław and Cracow).

To reach Gliwice from Katowice - Pyrzowice airport you can take a taxi (30 min) or a bus AP1 (60 min).

From Cracow - Balice airport you can take a bus LEO Express (direct connection to Gliwice, 90 min).


Few hotels are located in the city center, about 10 minutes walk to the campus.
We have agreement with Diament Economy Hotel - in order to get occassional discount please enter the code POLSL092019 in the reservation form.

Hotel Diament

Hotel Qubus

Hotel Royal

Hotel Silvia

Alternative options - hostels and appartments:

Hostel Malinowski

Hostel Gliwice

Social events

Coal mine trip
details: TBA
Social event - coal mine trip

Registration & Conference fee

The registration fee is 1000 PLN/250 EUR. Registered participants will be provided with lunches, coffee breaks, conference dinner and social events.
The fee should be paid by bank transfer to the following account:

  • PL 60 1050 1230 1000 0002 0211 3056 for payments in PLN
  • PL 68 1050 1230 1000 0023 6055 5748 for payments in EUR
Account owner: Politechnika Slaska, ul. Akademicka 2A, 44-100 Gliwice, Poland

In the payment title, please include your name and surname and the conference acronym: "Name Surname GaTA2019".

To register as a participant, please fill in the form below. If you have any special requirements or you need assistance in organizing your travel/stay, please use the Comments box to provide additional information.

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