This workshop is currently planned as a face-to-face event, though the organisers are monitoring the progress of the epidemiological situation. A decision on the possibility of moving the event to a virtual setting will be made before September 20th.

XVI Young Researchers Workshop in Geometry, Mechanics and Control

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From December 01, 2021
to December 03, 2021

We plan to carry out the workshop on-site but it will depend on the Covid-19 evolution. We will inform you by September 20, 2021 if the activity is finally virtual. 

Registration deadline 21 / 11 / 2021

Workshop’s ​Information

The 16th Young Researchers Workshop in Geometry, Mechanics, and Control is a yearly event to promote young researchers in the field of differential geometry and its relations to mechanics and control theory. The 16th edition will take place in Barcelona. This event offers researchers in the field, especially to the younger participants, a platform to share their latest results to an international audience and discuss current topics. The workshop will contain three mini-courses in key topics in the field, selected talks proposed by the participants and a poster session.

Location and dates:

  • Where: Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
  • When: December 1-3, 2021
  • Other questions? Contact us at 16ywgmc(at)

Organiz​ing Committee

Jordi Gaset Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
Cédric Oms Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
Xavier Rivas Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya

Scientific Committee

María Barbero Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
Cédric M. Campos Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Spain
Madeleine Jotz Lean Georg-August Universität Göttingen, Germany
François Gay-Balmaz CNRS, École Normale Supérieure, France
Bahman Gharesifard Queen’s University, Canada
Ramiro Lafuente The University of Queensland, Australia
Juan Margalef Penn State’s University, USA
Rodrigo T. Sato Martín de Almagro Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany


Generalized geometry and complex Dirac structures

by Roberto Rubio (Universitat de Barcelona)

An introduction to Information Geometry: Dynamics on Statistical Manifolds

by Luigi Malagó (Romanian Institute of Science and Technology – RIST)


Graph-based optimal control with application to autonomous driving

Kathrin Flaßkamp (Universität des Saarlandes)


Contributed talks & Poster presentations

Participants have the option to contribute with a talk or a poster presentation if they wish to do so. The poster boards that are available at the CRM measure one meter wide by two meters high. Any poster size within these limits is fine.

To apply, please select the relevant option during the registration process.

Application deadline is September 30, 2021 
Resolutions will be sent by October 6, 2021


In order to increase the number of young researchers participating in this activity, the CRM announces a call for those participants interested in taking part in this activity. This grant covers the housing expenses in a shared apartment on campus during the workshop. To apply, please select the relevant option during your registration.
Application deadline is September 30, 2021 
Resolutions will be sent by October 6, 2021
The EMS offers some travel grants to young mathematicians from less-favoured regions within the geographical area of EMS membership for presenting results at conferences or attending courses, or for research stays in foreign countries, normally up to a maximum of 900 euros in each case or 500 euros for trips within Europe.
Eligible researchers should use this online form​ in order to apply for travel grants.

Past Editions

Lodging Information

  • For lodging in the area please click here​
  • For off-campus and family accommodation click here​​​



For inquiries about this event please contact the research programs coordinator Ms. Núria Hernández at​​