24th International Conference on Operator Theory

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The 24th International Conference in Operator Theory, organized jointly in Timisoara by the Institute of Mathematics of the Romanian Academy and the West University in Timisoara, will take place between July 2 and 7, 2012, in Timisoara, Romania.

The editors of the Journal of Operator Theory:

K.R. Davidson, G. Pisier, N.K. Nikolski, S. Stratila, and F.-H. Vasilescu,

constitute the Steering Committee of the conference.

As usually, the conference is devoted to operator theory, operator algebras and their applications  (differential operators, complex functions, mathematical physics, matrix analysis, system theory, etc.).

Invited speakers:

E. Albrecht, C. Anantharaman, G. Cassier, M. Dadarlat, M. Dritschel, K. Dykema, L. Fialkow, F. Fidaleo, V. Kaftal,Y. Kawahigashi, E. Kirchberg, H. Moscovici, V. Muller, C. Muscalu, V. Peller, G. Popescu, H. Queffélec, F. Radulescu, J. Renault, M. Rordam, K. Schmüdgen, F.H. Vasilescu, G. Weiss, B. Wick, Q. Xu, L. Zsido.

List of participants (as of May 15, 2012)

The registration is closed.

The Conference will be held in the main building of the West University of Timisoara (str. V. Parvan 4). The program of the conference is here.

A registration office will be open at the West University of Timisoara (main venue for the conference) on Sunday, July 1st, between 13:00 and 19:00. It will be possible to register also on July 2nd, during the breaks of the conference.

A welcome cocktail will take place at Casa Politehnicii 2, on July 1st, starting at 19:30. On Thursday afternoon (July 5) an excursion will be organized.

An abstract of maximum 20 lines of the corresponding lecture/communication should be submitted online on the Web at


Abstracts can be viewed at


Alternatively, abstracts can be sent by e-mail to ot[at]theta.ro. The deadline for receiving abstracts is June 15th, 2012.

Timisoara can be reached:

- by plane:    - directly to Timisoara (strongly recommended);

The English web page of the airport in Timisoara contains useful information about flights and access to/from the airport. The airport is 12km far from downtown (where all conference venues are located). 

                     - to Budapest, where several low cost airlines fly from western Europe. An efficient way to reach Timisoara from the Budapest airport is the shuttle service provided by the company Sirius (which require advance reservations). It takes 5-6 hours from Budapest airport to Timisoara.

                     - to Bucharest, then taking a domestic flight or the train to Timisoara.

- by train:      Timisoara is about 8 hours distance from Bucharest, 6 hours from Budapest (Hungary) and 3 hours from Belgrade (Yugoslavia).

The English web page of the Romanian Railways is here. To look for international train connections all over Europe, a good place is the site of the Austrian Railways. The required destination should be Timisoara Nord.

- by car:       If you travel from Western Europe take from Wien to Budapest the freeway M1; then after Budapest M5 all the way to Mako (after Szeged). Exiting the highway look for signs directing towards Timisoara (you will cross the border at Csanad/Cenad and pass afterwards through Sannicolau Mare).

EU, US, and Canadian citizens do not need a visa to enter Romania. Otherwise the requirements depend on different bilateral agreements, so the safest thing is to contact early the Romanian Embassy in your country.

The Conference fee is 200 Euros, which is expected to be paid at arrival. A limited number of waivers might be granted to graduate students and young researchers; applications should be made in due time. 

Two types of lodging are available:

        - Hotel: We suggest that participants contact one of the following hotels. They are all conveniently situated, less than 15 minutes walking distance from the main venues of the conference.

        - Students Dormitory:  One place in a double room is 15 Euros per night, payable through the registration office of the conference. The student residence that will be used is G4: see the map below for location. However, it is highly advisable that you contact first the organizers (in emergency, use phone numbers below).

Map (with main points of interest).

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Emergency phone numbers: Dan Timotin +40 722 638 975, Aurelian Craciunescu +40 740 794 514.

e-mail: ot[at]theta.ro