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André, J. M., V. H. Fernandes, and J. D. Mitchell. "Largest 2-generated subsemigroups of the symmetric inverse semigroup." Proc. Edinb. Math. Soc. (2). 50 (2007): 551-561.Website
Araújo, João, Vítor H. Fernandes, Manuel M. Jesus, Victor Maltcev, and James D. Mitchell. "Automorphisms of partial endomorphism semigroups." Publicationes Mathematicae Debrecen. 79.1-2 (2011): 23-39.
Araújo, Isabel M., Mário J. J. Branco, Vitor H. Fernandes, Gracinda M. S. Gomes, and N. Ruškuc. "On generators and relations for unions of semigroups." Semigroup Forum. 63 (2001): 49-62.
Caneco, Rita, Vítor H. Fernandes, and Teresa M. Quinteiro. "Ranks and presentations of some normally ordered inverse semigroups." Periodica Mathematica Hungarica (DOI 10.1007/s10998-022-00448-8). Online (2022). AbstractWebsite

In this paper we compute the rank and exhibit a presentation for the monoids
of all $P$-stable and $P$-order preserving partial permutations on a finite set
$\Omega$, with $P$ an ordered uniform partition of $\Omega$. These (inverse)
semigroups constitute a natural class of generators of the pseudovariety of
inverse semigroups ${\sf NO}$ of all normally ordered (finite) inverse

Cicalò, Serena, Vítor H. Fernandes, and Csaba Schneider. "Partial transformation monoids preserving a uniform partition." Semigroup Forum (DOI 10.1007/s00233-014-9629-5). 90.2 (2015): 532-544. AbstractWebsite

The objective of this paper is to study the monoid of all partial
transformations of a finite set that preserve a uniform partition. In addition
to proving that this monoid is a quotient of a wreath product with respect to a
congruence relation, we show that it is generated by 5 generators, we compute
its order and determine a presentation on a minimal generating set.

Cordeiro, E., M. Delgado, and V. H. Fernandes. "Relative abelian kernels of some classes of transformation monoids." Bull. Austral. Math. Soc.. 73 (2006): 375-404.Website
Delgado, Manuel, and Vítor H. Fernandes. "Abelian kernels of some monoids of injective partial transformations and an application." Semigroup Forum. 61 (2000): 435-452.Website
Delgado, Manuel, and Vítor H. Fernandes. "Abelian kernels of monoids of order-preserving maps and of some of its extensions." Semigroup Forum. 68 (2004): 335-356.Website
Delgado, Manuel, and Vítor H. Fernandes. "Abelian kernels, solvable monoids and the abelian kernel length of a finite monoid." Semigroups and languages. World Sci. Publ., River Edge, NJ, 2004. 68-85.
Delgado, Manuel, and Vítor H. Fernandes. "Rees quotients of numerical semigroups." Portugaliae Mathematica. 70.2 (2013): 93-112. AbstractWebsite

We introduce a class of finite semigroups obtained by considering Rees
quotients of numerical semigroups.
Several natural questions concerning this class, as well as particular
subclasses obtained by considering some special ideals, are answered while
others remain open. We exhibit nice presentations for these semigroups and
prove that the Rees quotients by ideals of N, the positive integers under
addition, constitute a set of generators for the pseudovariety of commutative
and nilpotent semigroups.

Delgado, Manuel, and Vítor H. Fernandes. "Solvable monoids with commuting idempotents." Int. J. Algebra Comput.. 15 (2005): 547-570. Abstract

The notion of the Abelian kernel of a finite monoid is a generalization of that of the derived subgroup of a finite group. A monoid $M$ is then called solvable if its chain of Abelian kernels terminates with the submonoid of $M$ generated by its idempotents. The main result of this paper is that the finite idempotent commuting monoids bearing this property are precisely those whose subgroups are solvable. In particular any finite aperiodic monoid is Abelian-solvable in this sense. A generalization of the main result of this paper has been published [in Int. J. Algebra Comput. 14, No. 5-6, 655-665 (2004; Zbl 1081.20067)] by the authors and ıt S. Margolis and ıt B. Steinberg.

Delgado, Manuel, V{\'ı}tor H. Fernandes, Stuart Margolis, and Benjamin Steinberg. "On semigroups whose idempotent-generated subsemigroup is aperiodic." Internat. J. Algebra Comput.. 14 (2004): 655-665.Website
Dimitrova, I., Vítor H. Fernandes, and J. Koppitz. "The maximal subsemigroups of semigroups of transformations preserving or reversing the orientation on a finite chain." Publicationes Mathematicae Debrecen. 81.1-2 (2012): 11-29.
Dimitrova, I., Vítor H. Fernandes, and J. Koppitz. "A note on generators of the endomorphism semigroup of an infinite countable chain." Journal of Algebra and its Applications (DOI: 10.1142/S0219498817500311). 16 (2017): 1750031 (9 pages). AbstractWebsite

In this note, we consider the semigroup $O(X)$ of all order endomorphisms of an infinite chain $X$ and the subset $J$ of $O(X)$ of all transformations $\alpha$ such that $|Im(\alpha)|=|X|$. For an infinite countable chain $X$, we give a necessary and sufficient condition on $X$ for $O(X) = < J >$ to hold. We also present a sufficient condition on $X$ for $O(X) = < J >$ to hold, for an arbitrary infinite chain $X$.

Dimitrova, I., V. H. Fernandes, J. Koppitz, and T. M. Quinteiro. "Partial Automorphisms and Injective Partial Endomorphisms of a Finite Undirected Path." Semigroup Forum. 103 (2021): 87-105. AbstractWebsite

In this paper, we study partial automorphisms and, more generally, injective partial endomorphisms of a finite undirected path from Semigroup Theory perspective. Our main objective is to give formulas for the ranks of the monoids IEnd(P_n) and PAut(P_n) of all injective partial endomorphisms and of all partial automorphisms of the undirected path P_n with n vertices. We also describe Green's relations of PAut(P_n) and IEnd(P_n) and calculate their cardinals.

Dimitrova, I., V. H. Fernandes, J. Koppitz, and T. M. Quinteiro. "Ranks of monoids of endomorphisms of a finite undirected path (DOI: 10.1007/s40840-019-00762-4)." Bulletin of the Malaysian Mathematical Sciences Society. 43 (2020): 1623-1645. AbstractWebsite

In this paper we study the widely considered endomorphisms and weak endomorphisms of a finite undirected path from monoid generators perspective. Our main aim is to determine the ranks of the monoids $wEnd P_n$ and $End P_n$ of all weak endomorphisms and all endomorphisms of the undirected path $P_n$ with $n$ vertices. We also consider strong and strong weak endomorphisms of $P_n$.

Fernandes, Vitor H. "Semigroups of order preserving mappings on a finite chain: a new class of divisors." Semigroup Forum. 54 (1997): 230-236.Website
Fernandes, Vítor H., and Teresa M. Quinteiro. "A note on bilateral semidirect product decompositions of some monoids of order-preserving partial permutations." Bull. Korean Math. Soc.. 53.2 (2016): 495-506. AbstractWebsite

In this note we consider the monoid $PODI_n$ of all monotone partial permutations on $\{1,\ldots,n\}$ and its submonoids $DP_n$, $POI_n$ and $ODP_n$ of all partial isometries, of all order-preserving partial permutations and of all order-preserving partial isometries, respectively. We prove that both the monoids $POI_n$ and $ODP_n$ are quotients of bilateral semidirect products of two of their remarkable submonoids, namely of extensive and of co-extensive transformations. Moreover, we show that $PODI_n$ is a quotient of a semidirect product of $POI_n$ and the group $\mathcal{C}_2$ of order two and, analogously, $DP_n$ is a quotient of a semidirect product of $ODP_n$ and $\mathcal{C}_2$.

Fernandes, Vítor H. "On divisors of pseudovarieties generated by some classes of full transformation semigroups." Algebra Colloq.. 15 (2008): 581-588.
Fernandes, V. H., and M. V. Volkov. "On divisors of semigroups of order-preserving mappings of a finite chain." Semigroup Forum. 81 (2010): 551-554.Website
Fernandes, Vítor H. "The Vagner-Preston representation of a block-group." Southeast Asian Bull. Math.. 45.6 (2021): 805-812. AbstractWebsite

In this short note we construct an extension of the Vagner-Preston representation for block-groups and show that its kernel is the largest congruence that separates regular elements.

Fernandes, Vítor H., and Teresa M. Quinteiro. "The cardinal of various monoids of transformations that preserve a uniform partition." Bulletin of the Malaysian Mathematical Sciences Society. 35.4 (2012): 885-896.
Fernandes, V. H., M. M. Jesus, and B. Singha. "On orientation-preserving transformations of a chain." Communications in Algebra (DOI 10.1080/00927872.2020.1870996). 49.6 (2021): 2300-2325. AbstractWebsite

In this paper we introduce the notion of an orientation-preserving transformation on an arbitrary chain, as
a natural extension for infinite chains of the well known concept for finite chains introduced in 1998 by McAlister and, independently, in 1999 by Catarino and Higgins.
We consider the monoid POP(X) of all orientation-preserving partial transformations on a finite or infinite chain X and its submonoids OP(X) and POPI(X) of all orientation-preserving full transformations and of all orientation-preserving partial permutations on X, respectively.
The monoid PO(X) of all order-preserving partial transformations on X and its injective counterpart POI(X) are also considered.
We study the regularity and give descriptions of the Green's relations of the monoids POP(X), PO(X), OP(X), POPI(X) and POI(X).

Fernandes, Vítor H., Gracinda M. S. Gomes, and Manuel M. Jesus. "The cardinal and the idempotent number of various monoids of transformations on a finite chain." Bulletin of the Malaysian Mathematical Sciences Society. 34.2 (2011): 79-85. Abstract

Summary: We consider various classes of monoids of transformations on a finite chain, in particular of transformations that preserve or reverse either the order or the orientation. Being finite monoids we are naturally interested in computing both their cardinals and their idempotent numbers. Fibonacci and Lucas numbers play an essential role in the last computations.