In addition to the three invited talks, we invite all participants to propose short presentations fitting the wide topic of the workshop. If you are interested in giving a talk, please send a brief email to with your proposed title and a short (one paragraph) abstract. To fit the time constraints, the organizers may need to limit the number of contributed talks.

The workshop will start in the afternoon of the 21st of August. Note that the 28th Nordic Congress of Mathematicians ( that takes place also in Espoo ends before lunch of the same day. The workshop will end in the afternoon of the 23rd of August.

Tentative schedule:

Sunday, 21 August

14:50 Opening

15:00 Invited talk: Jouko Väänänen 

16:00 Coffee break

16:30 Contributed talks

19.00 Sauna / Evening snack

Monday, 22 August

9:00 Invited talk: Phokion Kolaitis

10:00 Coffee break

10:30 Contributed talks

12:00 Lunch

13.30 Contributed talks / Time for collaboration

15.00 Coffee break

15:30 Contributed talks

19.00 Dinner

Tuesday, 23 August

9.00 Invited talk: Anuj Dawar

10:00 Coffee break

10.30 Contributed talks 

12:00 Lunch

13.30 Contributed talks

15:00 Closing remarks