Keynote Speakers

* To be confirmed

Invited Speakers

And there are still slots available for contributed talks!

Aim of the Conference

The conference about "Groups, Rings and the Yang-Baxter equation 2023" will be held at Corsendonk Duinse Polders in the beautiful town of Blankenberge, Belgium. This international conference is a sequel to the meetings held in 2017 and 2019 at Corsendonk Sol Cress, Spa, Belgium concentrating on recent developments in and the interplay between the areas of ring theory and group theory, with a focus on the methods involved in their study and applications to other areas, mainly related to the celebrated YBE.

There will be the opportunity for presenting a contributed talk (15 minutes) for interested participants. Please indicate during registration whether you would like to give such a talk, and in that case please send us an abstract of your talk before April 17th, 2023. We will inform all interested participants by May 1st whether we can schedule their proposed talk. There also will be a poster session to which participants can contribute.

The talks will begin early Monday morning, June 19th, and the last talk will be presented late afternoon on Friday, June 23th. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to write to us:

  • Eli Aljadeff (Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel)
  • Ariel Amsalem (Haifa University, Israel)
  • Sigiswald Barbier (Ghent University, Belgium)
  • Peter Cameron (University of St Andrews, UK)
  • Andrea Caranti (University of Trento, Italy)
  • Francesco Catino (Università del Salento, Italy)
  • Roberto Civino (Università dell'Aquila, Italy)
  • Ilaria Colazzo (University of Exeter, UK)
  • Asmaa Elsawy (Menoufia University, Egypt)
  • Valerio Fedele (University of L'Aquila, Italy)
  • Edouard Feingesicht (University of Caen, France)
  • Andrew Darlignton (University of Exeter, UK)
  • Ilaria Del Corso (Università di Pisa, Italy)
  • Maria Ferrara (Univeristà della Campania, Italy)
  • Fabio Ferri (University of Exeter, UK)
  • César Galindo (Universidad de los Andes, Colombia)
  • Àngel García Blàzquez (Universidad de Murcia, Spain)
  • Diego García Lucas (Universidad de Murcia, Spain)
  • Tatiana Gateva-Ivanova (American University in Bulgaria, Bulgaria)
  • Beeri Greenfeld (University of California San Diego, US)
  • Gurnoor Gujral (Cheentan, India)
  • Roghayeh Hafezieh (GEBZE Technical University, Turkey)
  • Harald Helfgott (University of Göttingen, Germany)
  • Geoffrey Janssens (UCLouvain, Belgium)
  • Arpan Kanrar (Harish-Chandra Research Institute, India)
  • Rahul Kaushik (Indian Institute of science education and Research, Pune, India)
  • Łukasz Kubat (University of Warsaw, Poland)
  • Manoj Kumar (Harish-Chandra Research Institute, India)
  • Victoria Lebed (University of Caen, France)
  • Neha Malik (Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Mohali, India)
  • Pallabi Manna (National Institute of Technology, Rourkela, India)
  • Isabel Martin-Lyons (Keele University, UK)
  • Marzia Mazzotta (Università del Salento, Italy)
  • Fatemeh Mohammadi (KU Leuven, Belgium)
  • Juan Carlos Morales Parra (Heriot-Watt University, UK)
  • Nishant Nishant (IISER Mohali, India)
  • Jan Okniński (University of Warsaw, Poland)
  • Pilar Paez-Guillan (University of Vienna, Austria)
  • Ashutosh Pandey (University Delhi Kashmere Gate campus, India)
  • Mani Shankar Pandey (The Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai, India)
  • Elena Pascucci (Sapienza Università di Roma, Italy)
  • Vicent Pérez-Calabuig (University of Valencia, Spain)
  • Kevin Piterman (Philipps-Universität Marburg, Germany)
  • Julia Plavnik (Indiana University, USA)
  • Ahmed Ratnani (UM6P, Morocco)
  • Bernard Rybołowicz (Heriot-Watt University, UK)
  • Raúl Sastriques Guardiola (University of Valencia, Spain)
  • Ofir Schnabel (Braude college of engineering, Karmiel)
  • Himanshu Setia (Indian Institute of Technology, India)
  • Aner Shalev (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel)
  • Promod Sharma (IITBHU Varanasi)
  • Agata Smoktunowicz (University of Edinburgh, UK)
  • Paola Stefanelli (Università del Salento, Italy)
  • Lorenzo Stefanello (Università di Pisa, Italy)
  • Pedro Tamaroff (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany)
  • Ghada Tharwat (Egypt)
  • Senne Trappeniers (Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium)
  • Marco Trombetti (Università di Napoli, Italy)
  • Paul Truman (Keele University, UK)
  • Leandro Vendramin (Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium)
  • Arne Van Antwerpen (Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium)
  • Magdalena Wiertel (University of Warsaw, Poland)
  • Simon Wood (Cardiff University, UK)


Ilaria Colazzo (University of Exeter, UK)
Fatemeh Mohammadi (KU Leuven, Belgium)
Arne Van Antwerpen (Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium)
Leandro Vendramin (Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium)

Scientific committee

Nigel Byott (University of Exeter, UK)
Kenny De Commer (Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium)
Anastasia Doikou (Heriot-Watt University, UK)
Fatemeh Mohammadi (KU Leuven, Belgium)
Jan Okninski (University of Warsaw, Poland)
Julia Plavnik (Indiana University in Bloomington, USA)
Leandro Vendramin (Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium)

local organizers

Ilaria Colazzo (University of Exeter, UK)
Carsten Dietzel (University of Stuttgart, Germany)
Thomas Letourmy (Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium)
Kevin Piterman (University of Marburg, Germany)
Silvia Properzi (Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium)
Senne Trappeniers (Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium)
Arne Van Antwerpen (Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium)


There will be a conference fee of 50 euros payable upon arrival.

If you would like to register for the conference please follow this link.
After your registration we will send you information on how to book a room in the conference center. The rooms reserved by us will be available until April 17th, 2023.

Event schedule

A schedule of the talks and their abstracts will be available here at a reasonable moment.


There is a limited number of rooms available in the conference center. Please register for the conference first. Afterwards you will receive contact details and instructions on how to book a room at the conference venue.

The rates for full board are

  • 126.45 euros (studio for single use)
  • 111.85 euros (double room for single use)
  • 98.35 euros (shared double room)

per person per day.

You can get to the hotel by public transport. Tram stop Blankenberge Duinse Polders is right in front of the hotel. The coastal tram De Panne - Oostende - Knokke (line 0) stops at this stop: De Lijn). Also, Blankenberge station is only 2 km away from Corsendonk Duinse Polders (more info:

Coordinates of the conference site:

Corsendonk Duinse Polders
A. Ruzettelaan 195, 8370 Blankenberge

Below Brussels Airport is a railway station.
Take the train to Bruxelles Midi (Brussels South), where you change train with end destination Blankenberge. From here you can take the coastal tram in the direction to "Knokke". Get off at the stop "Duinse Polders", this is only 2 stops.

There is also an airport called 'Brussels South', which is located close to the city of Charleroi. Note that it is more difficult and it takes significantly longer to arrive from this airport to the conference site. See the relative item.

This is the terminal for Eurostar trains and Thalys trains:
Take the train to Blankenberge. From here you can take the coastal tram in the direction to "Knokke". Get off at the stop "Duinse Polders", this is only 2 stops.

Either take one of the Flibco busses just outside the airport to Bruxelles Midi (Brussels South) railway station, or take a local bus (company TEC) to "Charleroi Gare" and take a train to "Bruxelles Midi" (Brussels South), several trains have this as end destination. Change in Bruxelles Midi to the IC-train with end destination "Blankenberge". From here you can take the coastal tram in the direction to "Knokke". Get off at the stop "Duinse Polders", this is only 2 stops.