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This is the second annual project meeting of the TOPOLOGICAL COMPLEX  SYSTEMS project funded in the FP7 framework. Combining category theory, statistics, and dynamical systems with computational topology as the joint platform, we aim at new approaches to the mathematically rigorous description of dynamics of a system from a local to a global scale.

When: September 8-10, 2014
Where: Seminar Room Mondi 2, IST Austria, Klosterneuburg, Austria



Monday, September 8

08:20                Workshop Shuttle leaves Vienna Heiligenstadt
approx. 08:35   Workshop Shuttle stops at Parkhotel, continues to IST Austria
09:00 – 09:30   Marian Mrozek            Title TBA
09:40 – 10:10   Grzegorz Jablonsi       Title TBA

10:10 – 10:50  Coffee Break

10:50 – 11:20  Mateusz Juda            Title TBA
11:30 – 12:00  Marc Ethier                Title TBA

12:00 – 14:00  Lunch

14:00 – 14:30  Mikael Vejdomo Johansson  Title TBA
14:40 – 15:10  Florian Pokorny                    Title TBA

15:10 – 15:50  Coffee Break

15:50 – 16:20  Primoz Skraba             Financial Status of Project
16:30 – 17:00  ————-                   ———

18:00               Meet in front of Lecture Hall to walk to Redlinger Huette
18:30 – 20:30   Dinner at Redinger Huette
21:00               Workshop shuttle back to Parkhotel and Vienna (from IST)


Tuesday, September 9

08:20       Workshop Shuttle leaves Vienna Heiligenstadt
approx. 08:35   Workshop Shuttle stops at Parkhotel, continues to IST Austria   

9:00 –  9:30  Ulrich Bauer                 Title TBA
9:40 – 10:10  Stefan Huber              Title TBA

10:10 – 10:50  Coffee Break

10:50 – 11:20  Jan Reininghaus              Title TBA
11:30 – 12:00  Herbert Edelsbrunner      Title TBA

12:00 – 14:00  Lunch

14:00 – 14:30  Robert Adler                     Title TBA
14:40 – 15:10  Krishnan Sunder Ram       Title TBA

15:10 – 15:50  Coffee Break

15:50 – 16:20  Antonio Rieser               Title TBA
16:30 – 17:00  Takashi Owada             Title TBA
18:00               Meet in front of Lecture Hall to go to Vienna by bus (also for IST participants)
18:45 – 21:00   Dinner at Restaurant Hansen
21:00               Workshop shuttle back to Parkhotel and IST Austria (also for IST participants)


Wednesday, September 10

08:20                Workshop Shuttle leaves Vienna Heiligenstadt
approx. 08:35   Workshop Shuttle stops at Parkhotel, continues to IST Austria

09:00 – 09:30   Primoz Skraba             Title TBA
09:40 – 10:10   Joao Pita Costa           Title TBA

10:10 – 10:50   Coffee Break

10:50 – 11:20   Dejan Govc                Title TBA
11:30 – 12:00   ……………..                 ………

12:00 – 14:00   Lunch

14:00               End of Project Meeting. Workshop shuttle back to Parkhotel and Vienna Heiligenstadt


Registration is closed now.

Visa application letter

Participants registered for the workshop can fill in a form to request an invitation letter for their visa application.

Note: The invitation letter will be issued only for participants registered for the workshop!

Info and Directions


Raiffeisen Lecture Hall, Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria)
Am Campus 1, A – 3400 Klosterneuburg, Austria (*my GPS does not find the address )
GPS coordinates:   48° 18′ 32.31” N     16° 15′ 27.79” E

The campus of IST Austria is located in Klosterneuburg, a historical town to the northwest of Vienna. The campus lies only 18 km away from the center of Vienna.

Getting to / from IST Austria

Institute of Science and Technology Austria is located in Maria Gugging, Klosterneuburg, about 40 minutes from Vienna downtown.

There will be a special meeting bus picking up participants at Parkhotel going to IST Austria each day in the morning and returning after the meeting talks (times to be announced once the program is set).

Both the IST Shuttle (Bus 242) and the Bus 239 stop in front of the Institute (stop Maria Gugging – IST Austria) and travel to the subway stop Heiligenstadt on line U4 (see subway map). The trip takes about 25 minutes. IST Shuttle  service (free for conference participants with the printed program) is once an hour on weekdays, and Bus 239 approximately every 30 minutes (2 EUR payable on the bus). To get to the IST on Sunday take bus 239 from Vienna. From Klosterneuburg (see detailed map of Klosterneuburg city) you can take Bus 239 or Bus 341.

For directions by car, please follow this link.

Getting to / from the Airport (VIE)

By public transport, the best option is to:

  1. Take the CAT train directly from the VIE airport to Landstrasse-Wien Mitte U4 station (16 minutes with no intermediate stops, 11 EUR one way / 17 EUR return, service every 30 minutes, the well-marked stop is immediately outside the airport arrivals hall, green ticket machines are in the baggage claim and at the CAT train station).
  2. Take U4 direction Heiligenstadt to the last stop (Heiligenstadt) after getting a regular on-way ticket for 2 EUR.
  3. Take IST Shuttle bus (Bus 242), Bus 239 or the taxi from Heiligenstadt to IST. Both buses start from the same location, immediately outside of the subway station. Tickets for Bus 239 can be bought on the bus.

The IST shuttle bus schedule shows connections to the airport; the whole trip from IST to VIE should take about 1 hour. If you take the CAT train for your departure flight, you can check in your luggage directly at the CAT train terminal at Wien Mitte.

Public transport in Vienna

The public transit system connects to the Federal Railways (local S-bahn and long distance trains) and to the Vienna Airport. The same single-fare ticket is valid for all means of transport in the city zone and permits changes. U4 stop Heiligenstadt is the last stop within the city zone (separate fare is needed for Bus 239). Other kinds of tickets (e.g. day tickets, useful for exploring Vienna) are also available from the ticket machines. U-bahn runs very frequently (3-5 minutes during daytime), from 5am until 20 minutes past midnight, but throughout the night on Fridays and Saturdays and before public holidays.


It is possible to take a cab from IST to Heiligenstadt, Vienna downtown or the airport (best to have cash ready, ATM is in the institute lobby):

  • Taxi Danzinger (+43 2243 202 20, +43 676 666 50 70, about 55 EUR to the airport)
  • Taxi Glueck (+43 2243 361 11, +43 664 224 88 20, about 55 EUR to the airport)
  • ask at the IST Reception for help with other transport options

You can take a cab from the airport directly to IST, but be sure to have the full address of the Institute at hand (IST Austria, Am Campus 1, 3400 Maria Gugging-Klosterneuburg). If their GPS does not have this new address yet, try Hauptstrasse 2, 3400 Maria Gugging-Klosterneuburg.

Overview map of Vienna region
Detailed map of Klosterneuburg city


PLEASE NOTE: You need to book your own accommodation.

On the info and directions page we provide all the information on how to reach IST Austria. Additionally, we have here the telephone numbers of two local taxi companies: (i) +43 2243 20220 (Taxi Danzinger) and (ii) +43 2243 36111 (Taxi Glück).

Design Parkhotel Klosterneuburg

4-star design hotel with lounge bar next to sport and wellness center Happyland in Klosterneuburg

77 Euros per night for a single room or a double room, includes breakfast.

The participants can take the regular IST Shuttle bus from the Klosterneuburg center (Stadtplatz) to IST Austria.

As the hotel webpage is available only in German you can contact the office directly in English at Announce that you are a participant of the conference for negotiated rates.

Suggested hotels in Vienna without negotiated rates:

Hotel Stefanie

Hotel Boltzmann

Wombats City Hostel

For more hotels please visit



Herbert Edelsbrunner, herbert.edelsbrunner[AT]


Marie Trappl, marie.trappl[AT]

Mailing address
Institute of Science and Technology Austria
Am Campus 1
A – 3400 Klosterneuburg
Phone: +43 (0)2243 9000
Fax:     +43 (0)2243 9000 2000