July, 3rd 2017 − July, 7th 2017
A conference on the occasion of the 60th birthday of Mieczysław Mastyło
Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland



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The conference Banach Spaces and Operator Theory with Applications marks the 60th anniversary of Professor Mieczysław Mastyło. The aim of the meeting is to gather together specialists interested in mathematical analysis. Although the conference is open for contributions from all branches of functional analysis, it is dedicated principally to those in which Professor Mieczysław Mastyło is an active researcher:

  • interpolation of operators on Banach spaces
  • geometry and local theory of Banach spaces
  • multilinear maps and polynomials
  • geometric and topological properties of Banach lattices of measurable functions
  • factorization of operators on Banach function spaces.

In general, we welcome contributions on topics Professor Mieczysław Mastyło has been interested in throughout his scientific career.


Regular conference talks will start on Tuesday, July 4th 2017. The scientific core of the conference consists of four main one-hour-long lectures, half-hour talks by invited speakers, and contributed talks. Prospective participants are invited to submit proposed subjects of their expositions. If need be, the organizers will arrange parallel sessions. You can see the constantly updated list of speakers here.. The conference will close on Friday, July 7th 2017, around noon.

introductory courses

On Monday, July 3rd 2017, several introductory courses will be offered. The aim of the courses will be to introduce younger participants (graduates, PhD students and junior researches) into current topics in functional analysis, and help them participate fruitfully in the ensuing conference. The details will be given later.

conference venue

The conference will be held in Poznań at the faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science.

conference fee

All details, including the amount of the conference fee and the deadlines, will be published on this website later on.


conference place

The conference will be held at the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science of Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland. The Faculty offers comfortable facilities to house a conference and support research activities, i.e. it has a sufficient number of rooms equipped with computers and projectors, convenient common space, and a library providing access to many scientific journals and services.

The Faculty is located at a campus of Adam Mickiewicz University in the northern part of Poznań, approximately 8 kilometers from the city center but with a comfortable access via the PST (Poznań Fast Tram). You can find here a public transportation guide and a journey planner. Alternatively, you might want to use the well-developed network of public bike service. The details may be found here.

reaching Poznań

Poznań is located in the west of Poland and is easily accessible by any means of transport.

Ławica is the name of the Poznań airport. There are flights from many destinations in Europe, operated by regular as well as low-cost airlines. Consult a list of the current flight connections here. The airport is close to the city center and easily accessible by means of public transportation.
Poznań has a well-developed network of rail connections with the largest Polish cities (Warszawa, Wrocław, Gdańsk, Łódź, etc.). You can find the available connections and a timetable here. The main station (Poznań Główny) is located in the city center.
Near Poznań passes the European highway E 30 (West-East European route). It takes approximately 3 hours to get to Poznań from Berlin, or Warsaw. Notice that the route is payable; you can find the toll rate here.

accommodation in Poznań

Participants are expected to make their own arrangements for accommodation. Poznań gives you a wide choice in every price category. You can stay at a large hotel of a renowned chain in the city centre, or at a quiet hotel, beautifully situated farther off from the downtown area. Accommodation possibilites in Poznań.

border-crossing formalities

Poland is a member of The European Union and belongs to the Schengen area. Citizens of some of non-EU countries have to obtain a visa to enter Poland. A formal letter of invitation to attend the conference can be forwarded to any participant upon sending an email to the address banachspacetheory@gmail.com. Such an invitation implies no obligation on the part of the Organizers to cover registration fee, accommodation, travel expenses, or any other costs relative to the participation in the meeting. For more information, visit the official service of the Polish government.

practical information


In July, the weather in Poznań is rather hot and dry. The expected temperatures are between 25 and 35 Celsius (77−97 Fahrenheit) with few rains (and then, more likely rainstorms).


The zloty (zł, PLN) is the Polish currency unit. One zloty is divided into 100 groszy (1 zł = 100 gr).
Banknotes and coins of the following denominations are in use:
banknotes: 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, and 500 zł (PLN)
coins: 1, 2, 5, 10, 20 and 50 gr and 1, 2, 5 zł (PLN)

currency exchange

Currencies can be exchanged in banks or some hotels, but the rates might be not too favorable. For better rates, visit a currency exchange office (Polish name: kantor). You can also use ATMs (Polish name: bankomat), which accept most international cards (including Visa and MasterCard). Your withdrawal will be in zloty. Current exchange rate is approx. 1 Euro = 4.5 PLN (as of February 15th, 2016).

credit cards

Most restaurants, hotels, and shops accept Visa and MasterCard. Some accept also American Express, JCB, and Eurocard, although it is always a good idea to keep cash for pocket expenses.


Tips are not expected in Poland and there is no obligation to give them. They should only be given when you are satisfied with the service. The usual amount is 5−10% of the bill; in more expensive restaurants this amount is automatically included in the bill as a payment for service.


Prices of groceries are lower in Poland than in most of Western Europe. Shopping is the cheapest in hypermarkets and at markets, while corner shops tend to be more expensive.


organizing committee

local organizing committee

  • Paweł Mleczko (Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań)
  • Michał Rzeczkowski (Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań)
  • Bartosz Staniów (Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań)
  • Radosław Szwedek (Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań)

organizing institutions



Should you need to contact the organizers feel free to write to the following address


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Paweł Mleczko
Collegium Mathematicum
Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań
ul. Umultowska 87
61-614 Poznań, Poland