Third International Workshop “Algebra across the borders”

Pictures and Presentations


You can find pictures of the conference here.
The presentations can be found here.



You can find the program here.

How to get to the conference venue in Astana

Nazarbayev university is at 53 Kabanbay Batyr. To get there there are two options:

1) Taxi: You can flag down anybody on the street and negotiate a fare. From the city center it will cost you between 500 and 700 tenge. Tell them Nazarbayev University as your destination.

2) Public buses: Lines 10, 12, 27, 40, 51 and 55 stop in front of the university.

You will have to go through the main gates with an ID (bring your passport and look important). We will leave the participants’ list with security, so they should let you in. In case of problem, tell them about the “conference in Algebra” (that sounds about the same in Russian).

Once inside the university, go into large atrium, get down the stairs and turn into the first block on your right (called block 3). The conference room is 3323 (on the third floor).

First Announcement

The Department of Mathematics of School of Science and Technology (SST), Nazarbayev University (NU), will be the host of third International Workshop “Algebra across the borders”.

The first workshop was organized at Yeshiva University in New York, in 2011, and the second at the Bolayi Institute of University of Szeged, Hungary, in 2012. The related Dagstuhl Seminar N14201 took place in 2014, in Germany.

The workshop continues to be the venue where we are looking for various emerging cross-border topics and applications of algebra in computer science, artificial intelligence, geometry, economics and elsewhere.

The workshop will have two parts and will start on

September 8-10, 2015,

Tuesday to Thursday, in Nazarbayev University, in Astana.

Then we relocate to the Almaty region, for

September 11-13, 2015

Friday to Sunday, for the second half of our program, consisting of additional lectures, mutual research collaboration, and opportunities for hiking in the mountains. Participants may choose to take part only in one half of this program.

We would like to receive a note from prospective participants about their interest in the workshop by April 15, 2015. Then we would like to receive the abstracts of the presentations by May 15, 2015.

All requests should be sent to

There will be no fee for the participation in the workshop. We are planning to publish the abstracts of the talks on the web-site of Nazarbayev University.

The program committee:

Kira Adaricheva, Head of Mathematics Department, SST/NU

David Stanovsky, Department of Mathematics, International IT University, Almaty

                             and Charles University in Prague

Nikolay Shilov,  Institute of Informatics Systems, RAS, Novosibirsk

Francesco Sica, Department of Mathematics, SST/NU

Manat Mustafa, Department of Mathematics, SST/NU

Alexandru Popa, Department of Computer Science, SST/NU

Konstantin Klemm, Department of Computer Science, SST/NU



In Astana:
We have made arrangements with  the following hotel:
Royal Park Hotel & SPA 4-star hotel, located on Zhanibeka and Kereya Khanov Str, 18 (see its location on Google maps). Our contact Aidana Ibraimova has agreed to a 40% discount on room rates for workshop participants. See also attached file.

For additional information on hotel bookings, please email

Astana Royal Park Hotel Discounted Rates

To view discounted rates please click on the link below.


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Traveling from Astana to Almaty

The two options are:
1) Train. Note that booking cannot be made on the English version of the site. If you need help booking a ticket, please contact
2) Air Astana.

Local information

The tenge conversion rate (these days) is about USD 1 = KZT 240 and EUR 1 = KZT 270.
There are exchange counters at the airport accepting USD and EUR. There are also ATM’s.

A taxi from the airport to the city center should not cost you more than 2000 tenge. The fare is always negotiable. A more expensive taxi company (Ecotaxi), may charge you up to 3000 tenge, but their fleet is very clean and modern.