International Conference Japan-Mexico on Topology and its Applications

Colima, Mexico
September 27 - October 1, 2010
This is the fifth edition of the conference Joint Meeting Japan-Mexico on Topology and its Applications

The Facultad de Ciencias of the Universidad de Colima will host the International Conference Japan-Mexico on Topology and its Applications (V-JAMEX). The purpose of this international meeting is to gather topologists from around the world to explore some of the recent achievements in topology with the hope to promote scientific exchange among them.

We are completely sure that the conference will provide an opportunity for interaction between people who work on different aspects of topology. All areas of topology will be covered with special emphasis on Algebraic Topology, Continuum Theory, Geometric Topology, Knot Theory and Set-Theoretic Topology, Set-Theory and Symplectic Topology.


This is the fifth of a series of meetings organized by Japanese and Mexican topologists. The first one took place in Morelia, Mexico, July 1999; the second one in Matsue, Japan, June 2002; the third in Oaxaca, Mexico, December 2004; and the fourth in Kyoto, Japan, December 2007.


The academic program of the conference will consist of plenary lectures, invited talks, and contributed talks of 25 minutes which will be scheduled in parallel sessions with the exception of the plenary lectures. Since it is an international meeting the official language is English.

"The sessions of Set-Theoretic Topology will be dedicated to Professor Ángel Tamariz on his 60th birthday"

Call for papers

Participants are encouraged to present 25-minute talks. If you wish to present a talk please indicate it in your registration form.


If you plan to participate or simply to attend the Conference, we would appreciate that you register in the registration page where you should indicate if you plan to present a talk.

Conference Fee

The conference fee is $1000.00 pesos (approximately $55.00 EUR or $80.00 USD, for currency exchange see This will be paid in cash (either in pesos, euros or USA dollars) at the registration desk. The fee covers registration, welcome reception, conference materials, coffee-break and refreshments. Students are exempt from the registration fee.


We have obtained a significant discount of the normal rates in the Conference Hotel:

Hotel María Isabel
Phone: +52(312)316 0750

The Hotel Maria Isabel is located at a walking distance (about 500 meters) from the Conference Place (Facultad de Ciencias) and 10 minutes by taxi from downtown.

For your convenience, we recall that lectures will start on Monday morning (September 27th), and the conference activities will finish on Friday afternoon (October first).

The price per night is $856.00 Mexican Pesos either single room or doble room, tax included. To guarantee the discount please make your reservation by phone to +52(312)316 0750 metioning that you are a participant of the Japan-Mexican Conference on Topology and its Applications.

For more information, see the accommodations webpage.

Financial aid

There will be support for a limited number of Ph. D. students who want to attend the conference. The support will consist of a shared room in the Hotel los Candiles plus some stipend. Preference will be given to graduate students who will present a talk. To ask for support please fill out the finantial aid application. The deadline for request of support is July 31, 2010.


The proceedings of the V International Congress Japan-Mexico of Topology and its Applications will be published in a special issue of Topology and its Applications. The articles to be submitted shall be refereed and evaluated in accordance with the usual high standards of the Journal. Information about submission and guidelines can be found in Guide for Authors webpage, and will be available at the Conference.

Free Airport Transportation

On Sunday September 26, the organizers will be providing free transportation from Colima International Airport to the conference hotel. If you want this service, please let us know your arrival time and flight number in your registration form. The airport offers official taxi service to the city of Colima and the cost is about $150.00 pesos.

Conference Party

On Friday night, there will be a party which will include dinner, drinks, dancing, and etc.. .


Pending sufficient interest, the organizers will set up a sightseeing tour to the Colima Volcano on the afternoon of Wednesday 29th, returning to Colima in the night. There will be a special fee which covers transportation and English speaking tourist guides. The complete information will be available at the registration desk.


It is usually very warm during daylight and it is the raining season in Colima.

Local Organizing Committee

Please address all the correspondence regarding the conference to one of the local organizers:

The Conference is supported by CONACYT, Universidad de Colima, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, and the Mexican Mathematical Society.