A workshop on Grothendieck derivators and related methods in Homotopy Theory will be held at the Institute of Mathematics of the University of Barcelona (IMUB) from September 1 to 4, 2015. Introductory talks are planned during the first day, so that participants potentially interested in derivators become aware of the current state of the art and applications.

Invited Speakers

  • Denis-Charles Cisinski (Université Paul Sabatier, Toulouse)
    Smooth or proper base change formulas

  • Martin Gallauer Alves de Souza (Universität Zürich)
    Traces in monoidal derivators

  • Moritz Groth (Max-Planck-Institut für Mathematik, Bonn)
    Mini-course Towards abstract representation theory (with Šťovíček) + Introductory lectures A quick introduction to derivators

  • Fritz Hörmann (Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg)
    Fibered multiderivators, (co)homological descent and Grothendieck's six operations

  • Georges Maltsiniotis (Institut de Mathématiques de Jussieu, Paris)
    The origin of derivators

  • Kate Ponto (University of Kentucky)
    Linearity of traces

  • George Raptis (Universität Regensburg)
    Comparison between Waldhausen and derivator K-theory

  • Jan Šťovíček (Univerzita Karlova v Praze)
    Mini-course Towards abstract representation theory (with Groth)

See the abstracts.


See a list of participants.


Tuesday 1stWednesday 2nd             Thursday 3rdFriday 4th
10:00  Registration10:00  Ponto10:00  Raptis10:00  Cisinski
11:00  Coffee11:00  Coffee11:00  Coffee11:00  Coffee
11:30  Maltsiniotis11:30  Gallauer11:30  Groth11:30  Groth
13:00  Lunch break12:30  Lunch break12:30  Lunch break12:30  End
15:00  Introductory lectures15:00  Hörmann15:00  Problem session     
16:30  Break 16:00  Break16:00  Break
17:00  Introductory lectures    16:30  Šťovíček16:30  Šťovíček
18:30  End17:30  End17:30  End

The sessions will take place in Aula B6 on the ground floor of the Historical Building of the University of Barcelona (Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes, 585, Barcelona). Here is a map.


In order to register, send the following information to congres.dab2015@ub.edu before August 25:

  • Name (as in badge):
  • Affiliation:
  • Do you need help in finding accommodation? If so, for which dates?
  • Do you wish to request financial support from the organizers? If so, how much and for what purpose? Please send a curriculum vitae together with your request.

The registration fee amounts to 75 Euro. It is payable by bank transfer to the following account:

Owner: UB-IMUB
IBAN: ES38 2100 3642 1222 0009 3134
Address: CaixaBank, Universitat-1 Central, Gran Via 585, 08007 Barcelona

Please include your name and specify "DAB2015" in the transfer order.

Financial Support

A small amount of funding is available to cover accommodation costs of early-career participants or reimbursement of travel costs. In order to apply, please indicate it when registering or contact the organizers.

Organizing Committee


The organizers gratefully acknowledge sponsorship from

Institut de Matemàtica, Universitat de Barcelona (IMUB)
Instituto de Matemáticas, Universidad de Sevilla (IMUS)
Instituto de Matemáticas, Universidade de Santiago de Compostela (IMAT)
Red de Institutos Universitarios de Matemáticas (RedIUM)
Red Española de Topología (RET)
Agència de Gestió d'Ajuts Universitaris i de Recerca (AGAUR), 2014 SGR 114
Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad (MINECO), MTM2013-42178-P


Find directions to the IMUB at the Institute's website.