Nonpertubative Quantum Physics
and Gauge Theory
October 31st   - November 6th, 2009
Celebration  of the 10th Anniversary of COPROMAPH WORKSHOPS

International Chair in Mathematical Physics and Application
072 BP 50 Cotonou, Rep. of Benin
Tel: +229 38 61 28   Fax: +229 38 61 27


Title to be specified
October 24th - 30th, 2009
Cotonou, Republic of Benin
Organized by
The UNESCO Chair  of
Mathematical Physics and Applications

   Downloads: Application Form [DOC]    Annoucncement-[PDF]  Links: Benin Scientific Network

Building on the growing success of its previous editions, one of the main objectives of this sixth COPROMAPH Workshop is to contribute to the development of a critical mass of researchers in Africa in as dynamic an area as is mathematical physics. The Workshop brings together specialists in Mathematics, Theoretical and Mathematical Physics. It offers the international scientific community an arena for interactions and presentations of scientific research results on contemporary problems in these fields.
The Workshop also provides young African researchers an opportunity to know each other and initiate scientific collaboration. The Workshop thereby contributes in strengthening the research capacity and revitalizing activities in mathematical physics in African universities. Given that perspective, the Workshop is preceded by the Fifth International COPROMAPH School dedicated to lay the ground-work in preparation of the Workshop, through two series of graduate level lectures, accompanying tutorials, and student seminars.

The Workshop is organized every second year, and the School every year, in the Republic of Benin, under the auspices of the Executive Secretariat of the International Chair in Mathematical Physics and Applications (ICMPA – UNESCO Chair).
The Year 2009 marks the 10th Anniversary of the COPROMAPH WORKSHOPS the first edition of which was held in 1999.
The previous five editions of this international Workshops series took place in Benin in 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005 and 2007. The sixth Workshop (COPROMAPH6) includes a thematic lecture series, invited review talks and contributed communications. The invited review talks will be presented in plenary sessions whereas the specialized contributed papers will be presented in appropriate parallel working groups.
The booklet of abstracts will be distributed to participants upon registration at the Workshop desk.
The Proceedings of the first four COPROMAPH Workshops are available from World Scientific Publishing (WSPC, Singapore) in the series "International Workshop on Contemporary Problems in Mathematical Physics". The Proceedings of the fifth COPROMAPH Workshop have been edited by the ICMPA – UNESCO Chair and are available on the website The Proceedings of the COPROMAPH6 Workshop will be published following guidelines as strict as in the past for the paper editions of the Proceedings and are made available on the same website.

Only participants giving an oral presentation are entitled to have a contribution submitted to the Proceedings, to be accepted after a strict refereeing process. Contributions must all be written in good English.
    Contributions for short communications and posters are restricted without exception to a maximum of 7 pages. Those for invited conferences and lectures to a strict maximum of 15 and 100  pages, respectively.

Official languages:  English and French. English is the preferred choice, though, given the international attendance.

Scientific Advisory Committee: A. Afouda (Benin), S. T. Ali (Canada), J. P. Antoine (Belgium), A. Antonevich (Byelorussia), A. Banyaga (USA), S. Belmehdi (France), K. Bota (USA), X. Chapuisat (France), J. M. Combes (France), G. Ciccotti (Italy), M. Englis (Czech Republic), S. J. Gates, Jr  (USA), J. P. Gazeau (France), G. A. Goldin (USA), J. Govaerts (Belgium), M. N. Hounkonnou (Benin), R. Kerner (France), J. Klauder (USA), W. Koepf  (Germany), Th. Lebel (France), W. A. Lester (USA), A. Makhoute (Maroc),  A. Z. Msezane (USA), S. Mtingwa (USA), R. Murenzi (Rwanda), A. Odzijewicz  (Poland), V. Rivasseau (France), A. Ronveaux (Belgium), J.- P. Ryckaert (Belgium), M. Sangaré (Senegal), B. Torrésani (France)

Organizing Committee: A. Afouda (Benin), G. Allagnon (Benin), G. Y. H. Avossevou (Benin), E. Azatassou (Benin), E. Baloïtcha (Benin), J. O. Chabi (Benin), X. Chapuisat (France), J. Djessou (Benin), N. Fonton (Benin), J. Govaerts (Belgium), M. N. Hounkonnou (Benin), W. A. Lester (USA), B. Olory  (Benin), G. D. Soglohoun (Benin).

Deadline for applications: July 15th, 2009.
Registration and abstracts have to be received before July 15th. The invited speakers are also requested to send a one page abstract of their presentation.

COPROMAPH6 and the Fifth COPROMAPH School will be co-organized by

- Prof. S. T. Ali,
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Concordia University
1455, de Maisonneuve Blvd West
Montreal, Quebec, CANADA H3G 1M8
E-mail :

- Prof. J. Govaerts,
Center for Particle Physics and Phenomenology
Institut de Physique Nucléaire,
Université catholique de Louvain,
2, Chemin du Cyclotron,
B-1348 Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium,
Phone: +32-10-47 32 26
Fax: +32-10-45 21 83

- Prof. M.  N.  Hounkonnou,
UNESCO Chair of Mathematical Physics and Applications (ICMPA-UNESCO Chair)
072 B.P. 50 Cotonou, Republic of Benin,
Phone: +229-21 38 40 03/ +229 95 06 26 89
Fax: +229-21 31 31 38
E-mail: or

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The activity is open to scientists from all countries. Travel and local (subsistence, accommodation) expenses should be covered by the home institution. Limited funds will be made available for scientists from African countries to the best of abilities. Former students from the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) wishing to apply to these COPROMAPH School and Workshop are encouraged to also seek support from AIMS by applying to the Grants for African Networking in Mathematical Sciences programme. Participants from French speaking African countries are encouraged to also apply for support from the Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie ( Mention of such applications should be made in the application form to the Workshop and School.
All participants benefiting from some financial support from the Workshop organizing Committee (accommodation, local expenses, travel or other) will be requested to present a communication at the Workshop.

Participants interested in presenting a paper are requested to send a camera ready copy of their abstract. The deadline for submission of abstracts and/or requests for financial support is July 15th, 2009. To be accepted for publication in the Proceedings, the contribution must be written in the appropriate LaTeX style (contact the COPROMAPH Secretariat to get a sample) and must be accepted by the editorial board of COPROMAPH6 after a refereeing procedure. A notice of acceptance or the referee report should have been sent to authors by January 31st, 2010.  The deadline for resubmission will be strictly February 20th, 2010.

Applications should be submitted to:

University of Abomey-Calavi
UNESCO Chair of Mathematical Physics and Applications (ICMPA-UNESCO chair),
072 B. P. 50, Cotonou, Republic of Benin
i)  Tel.: +229-21 38 40 03
ii) Fax:  +229-21 38 61 27
iii) E-mail:
with copy to:
online via the website


All participants will be staying in hotels in Cotonou, close to  the Workshop site. Please indicate which kind of room you wish and if you accept to share your room with someone else. The accommodation will be paid directly to the hotel by the organizers if the full registration fee (see below) has been paid.
For convenience, each participant is requested to pay a total sum of either FCFA  450,000, Euros 650 or $US 850, to cover all the costs for their stay (registration, hotel accommodation, meals, excursions, miscellanea). A receipt will be issued, which the participant must countersign. For those also attending in addition the COPROMAPH School these fees become FCFA 700 000, Euros 1,100 or $US 1,500.
Those participants wishing to stay in a hotel different from the place of accommodation foreseen by the organizers may ask for the necessary information, but they should then arrange for their accommodation themselves, including the payment for the ensuing costs. However, in order to avoid problems, it is imperative to reserve a room well a month in advance before arrival in Cotonou. Moreover, the costs to be paid for the Workshop itself then amount to either FCFA 230,000, Euros 350 or $US 450 to cover for the registration and local restauration on the site of the Workshop. In case of attendance of the School as well, these fees are FCFA 400 000, Euros 600 or $US 800.
A local organization committee will be set-up to welcome you on your arrival at the international airport of Cotonou, and to take you to your place of accommodation. It is imperative that all participants do inform the organizing committee of the details of their travel arrangements through the above mentioned COPROMAPH SECRETARIAT addresses.
The city itself and its surroundings are special attractions. Beaches are close to the hotels which often possess their own swimming pool.
Benin society is rich in history and culture. If there is enough interest, tours could be organized to some places of historical and cultural interest.  Benin is situated in West Africa, between Nigeria and Togo. The climate is tropical and the temperature is close to 30°C.

Hotel prices:
- Novotel Horisha (category A):
Single room with breakfast: US$ 100.00 per day;
- Hotels (category B):
Single room without breakfast: US$ 60.00 - US$ 80.00 per day.
Daily board can be estimated at about US$ 30.00.

Official invitations: In special cases, the organizing committee is prepared to send a personal invitation letter to the Workshop. It should be understood that such an invitation is not a commitment on the part of the organizers to provide any financial support.
Payment of the total fee can be made at the arrival at the hotel  or  at the meeting place

Upon presentation at the registration desk, participants will receive their Workshop documents and a badge.

Application Form

COPROMAPH6 International Workshop
(October 31st   - November 6th, 2009)

Last name: --------------------
First name(s): --------------------------------------
Nationality: --------------------------
Professional address (phone, fax): -------------------------------------
E-mail: --------------------------------
Address for correspondence (if different from above):

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Field of research interest:

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Please check what is appropriate:
I am also applying to the COPROMAPH School:    YES: ----   NO: ----
I can find funds to cover my expenses: -----------------------------
I am requesting financial support for:    half travel: -------------------
full travel: -------------------
 living expenses: ------------
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I shall submit (present) a paper (poster):  YES: ----     NO: ----

Registration fees: see details above
Accommodation: I would like to be lodged at the hotel
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