Erlogol is the name of the biannual algebraic conference organized by the Novosibirsk State Technical University and Sobolev Institute of Mathematics of Siberian Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences.
The conference is aimed at the discussion of algebraic and modeltheoretical methods applicable in the theory of algebraic systems. Specialists in model theory and universal algebra are invited to participate in the conference. The program traditionally includes lectures, plenary, and short reports.
There are two major approaches to studying algebraic systems. The first one is related to universal algebra, the second one  to model theory. These fields of research mutually complement each other.
In Russia, the idea of organizing a joint conference for specialists in these fields belongs to Prof. Evgeny Palyutin and Prof. Alexander Pinus. In 1991, they have organized the first conference of this kind in Saratov city, Russia; it was a part of the wellknown Suslin's conference. Later on, the Erlogol camping center of Novosibirsk State Technical University was chosen as a central place for conferences meetings. The first international conference "Frontiers in model theory and universal algebra" was held in 1995, the second one took place in 1997. Erlogol2009 is the eighth conference under this name.
Traditionally conference topics include, but not limited to:
Model theory
Universal algebra
This year, a special session on the theory of group rings is planned.
Conference chair:
Prof. Victor D. Mazurov  (Institute of Mathematics of Siberian Branch of Academy of Sciences) 
Prof. Alexander V. Mikhalev  (Moscow State University) 
Prof. Evgeny A. Palyutin  (Institute of Mathematics of Siberian Branch of Academy of Sciences) 
Prof. Alexander G. Pinus  (Novosibirsk State Technical University) 
Prof. Konstantin N. Ponomaryov  (Novosibirsk State Technical University) 
Prof. Sergei V. Sudoplatov  (Novosibirsk State Technical University) 
Secretary: Associate Prof. Evgeny N. Poroshenko (Novosibirsk State Technical University)
15 March, 2009  Talk abstracts submission deadline
15 April, 2009  Author notification
June, 2227, 2009  Conference
Email: algebra@nstu.ru
Phone: +7 383 3461166
Fax: +7 383 3460209
