## Abstract

To celebrate Professor Masatoshi Noumi's 60th Birthday, the international conference "Representation Theory, Special Functions and Painlevé Equations" was held at the Research Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Kyoto University from March 3 to March 6 in 2015.

This volume contains the proceedings of the conference. It contains 15 papers covering a variety of topics in the research fields where Prof. Noumi has made many significant contributions over the years – representation theory, special functions, Painlevé equations and so on. We hope that readers interested in those subjects will find exciting and stimulating insights from excellent papers of this volume.