3rd polymake Workshop at TU Darmstadt

The 3rd polymake workshop will take place on March 22 and March 23, 2012 at TU Darmstadt. The developer meeting is scheduled for March 21.


There is no registration fee for the workshop. We will provide lunch on Thursday and Friday. On Thursday evening we plan to go to dinner together (here you have to pay yourself). Please indicate during registration whether you will join us.

Please register with your name, affiliation and the days you will attend until February 29 by completing the registration form.
(this link also leads to a list of already registered participants)

We welcome proposals for topics that you want to learn about during the workshop. You can tell us either during registration or anytime later via email.
Here are some suggestions:

  • using the callable library [CAL]
  • how to write extensions [EXT]
  • using perl in the polymake shell [BEG]
  • programming background: perl or c++ [PRL, PTL]
  • mathematical background (semantics) [SEM]
  • visualization [VIS]

Polymake Workshop Version

The official polymake version for the workshop is Release 2.12. It is available on the Downloads page. If you need any help with the installation, you are welcome to join the installation support session on Thursday, right before the workshop.

Preliminary Schedule

This is just a proposal. Time and sessions will be adapted during the workshop according to the wishes of the participants.

Thu Fri
09:30-10:00 Installation support 09:30-10:30 Invited talk
10:00-10:30 Introduction 10:30-10:45 Break
10:30-10:45 Break 10:45-11:30 Contributed talks A
10:45-12:15 Exercises Help 11:30-11:45 Break
12:15-12:30 Q&A 11:45-12:30 Contributed talks B
12:30-14:00 Lunch 12:30-14:00 Lunch
14:00-14:30 BEG (Katrin Herr) CPP (Ewgenij Gawrilow) 14:00-14:30 Tutorial E Tutorial F
14:30-15:30 Excercises Help 14:30-15:30 Exercises/Tutorial/Help
15:30-16:00 Break 15:30-16:00 Break
16:00-16:30 VIS (Benjamin Assarf) EXT/CAL/PRL (various) 16:00-17:30 Exercises/Tutorial/Help
16:30-17:30 Excercises Help
17:30-18:00 Q&A


Invited talk

  • Mathieu Dutour Sikiric (“polyhedral: A GAP package for dual description and homology computations”)

Contributed talks

  • Mohamed Barakat (homalg & polymake)
  • Burcin Erocal (pypolymake, Sage)
  • Sebastian Gutsche (GAP interface to polymake)
  • Lars Kastner (algebra in polymake via libsingular)
  • Simon Keicher (tropical resolutions for Chow quotients)
  • Thomas Rehn (SymPol)
  • Matthias Walter (total unimodularity)

Travel Information

The workshop will take place in the building S4|10 of TU Darmstadt (Dolivostraße 15 – the residence of the optimization group).

Travel information can be found here. A map can be found here. (Our building is marked by a blue pin.)


Please book accomodation yourself. Here are some choices:

  • Etap Hotel, Kasinostr. 4-6
    Conveniently located close to the conference location and the main station, approx. EUR 45 for a single room
  • Ibis Hotel, Kasinostr. 6
    Next to the Etap Hotel, slightly more expensive
  • Bockshaut, Kirchstraße 7-9
    In the center of Darmstadt, approx. 80-100 EUR per single room

Further Information

The institute has WLAN access via eduroam. This is the easiest way to get internet access here, so please check whether your institution offers eduroam accounts. We will try to arrange internet access for those that do not have an eduroam account. Please let us know if you don't have access to eduroam.

Workshop Material

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