Computational Problems in Low-dimensional Topology II


April 16 - April 18, 2019
 (arrival 4/15; departure 4/19)




Confirmed Speakers

Mark Bell, Independent
David Futer, Temple University
Ilya Kofman, CUNY
Joan Licata, Australian National University
Joseph Maher, CUNY
Nicholas Owad, OIST
Jessica Purcell, Monash University
Yoav Rieck, University of Arkansas
Takuya Sakasai, University of Tokyo
Eric Samperton, UC Santa Barbara
Anastasiia Tsvietkova, OIST/Rutgers-Newark
Yasushi Yamashita, Nara Women's University

Conference Center, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST), Japan

The mini-symposium is open to all. Please email one of the organizers if you are interested in attending the mini-symposium so that we can plan the room size accordingly.

Tentative schedule and abstracts
Download Schedule and abstracts here. This pdf is likely to updated.

16 April 2019
10:00–10:50 Purcell
11:10–12:00 Futer
12:00–13:20 Lunch
13:20–14:10 Licata
14:30–15:20 Maher
15:20-15:50 Tea
16:00 Return to hotel

17 April 2019
10:00–10:50 Sakasai
11:10–12:00 Owad
12:00–13:20 Lunch
13:20–14:10 Kofman
14:30–15:20 Yamashita
15:30–16:00 OIST campus tour and group photo on a bridge
16:15 Return to hotel
17:20 Leave hotel by taxi for dinner
17:30 Dinner at Nakadomari Seafood Restaurant

18 April 2019
10:00–10:50 Tsvietkova
11:10–12:00 Rieck
12:00–13:20 Lunch
13:20–14:10 Samperton
14:30–15:20 Bell
15:30 Return to hotel via Cape Manzamo
17:30 Dinner at Tsubaki (it situates a few minutes walk from the hotel)

Local information
Rooms for the speakers are booked at Moon Beach Hotel, Onna. Shuttle from the hotel to OIST conference center (on campus) is arranged for the speakers, as well as taxi from the airport to hotel and back. Moon Beach Hotel has a beach, several restaurants on site, and is located in Onna, close to some shops and eateries. For other destinations, public transportation is limited, and Okinawa is best explored by car. Car rentals are available for those who have an International Driving Permit (it can be obtained, for example, at AAA shops in the US within 2-week period). For non-speaking participants that prefer not to rent a car, Peridot hotel is within walking distance from campus, and OIST Grano is recommended for meals on campus.

Organizers: Tirasan Khandawit, Dale Koenig, Nicholas Owad, Robert Tang, Anastasiia Tsvietkova

Contact: Yukiko Nakagawa, yukiko.nakagawa at