ISCO (International Symposium on Combinatorial Optimization) is a biennial symposium with its first issue held in Hammamet, Tunisia in March 2010, its second one in Athens, Greece in April 2012, its third one in Lisbon, Portugal in March 2014, and its fourth one in Vietri, Italy in May 2016. The symposium aims to bring together researchers from all the communities related to combinatorial optimization, including algorithms and complexity, mathematical programming and operations research. It is intended to be a forum for presenting original research in these areas and especially in their intersections. Quality papers on all aspects of combinatorial optimization, from mathematical foundations and theory of algorithms to computational studies and practical applications, are solicited.
Previous editions: ISCO2010 in Hammamet, Tunisia, ISCO2012 in Athens, Greece, ISCO2014 in Lisboa, Portugal, ISCO2016 in Vietri-sul-Mare (Salerno), Italy. See the ISCO webpage.
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
The Fiftieth Southeastern International Conference on Combinatorics, Graph Theory, and Computing (SEICCGTC) will be held March 5-9, 2018 in the Student Union at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, FL. The main campus is located three miles from the Atlantic Ocean, on an 850-acre site in Boca Raton, south of Palm Beach and north of Fort Lauderdale and Miami. The climate is subtropical with an average temperature of 75 degrees.
Invited speakers at this year's 50th SEICCGTC will include:
Lazlo Babai, University of Chicago
Fan Chung Graham, University of California, San Diego
Martin Golumbic, University of Haifa
Ron Graham, University of California, San Diego
Jon Kleinberg, Cornell University
Kristin Lauter, Microsoft Reserach
Ron Mullin, University of Waterloo and Florida Atlantic University
Robin Wilson, The Open University
The meeting opened with a letter from Wal Wallis, current President of the ICA, read by Spyros Magliveras, in which Dr. Wallis resigned his position and proposed Douglas Stinson as new President.
A report from the Registrar, Ernest Ruet D'Auteuil.
He reminded the assemblage that there were two bodies, a Learned Society of the The ICA and the corporate body ICA, incorporated.
As in past years, the ICA published three issues of The Bulletin and supported several international conferences, as given by the mandate from the membership.
Motion was made and seconded to intentionally thank Dr. Wallis for his time as President.
The Coast Combinatorics Conferences are low-key meetings that welcome 30-minute (or so) talks on any topic in discrete mathematics and/or theoretical computer science. They are informal and largely "self-serve", meaning that there is no registration fee, no main speaker, and you may be on your own for coffee etc. at a nearby cafe. Sometimes you may even need to introduce yourself when it is your time to speak. Everyone is welcome to attend the CCC. Please let us know if you are coming by sending email to Gary MacGillivray: gmacgill at UVic dot ca. It makes planning easier. We are in the process of arranging a lunch booking for Saturday, a social event (happy hour) for Saturday evening. Details are not available yet. Confirm…