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All sessions and on-site registration will take place at University of Colorado Denver, Denver, Colorado, USA.


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Conference Organizing Committee

Organizing Committee Co-Chairs
Jerry Griggs, University of South Carolina, USA  
Ravi Kumar, Google, Mountain View, USA

Organizing Committee
Bonnie Berger, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Jennifer Tour Chayes, Microsoft Research New England, USA
Bill Chen, Center for Combinatorics, Nankai University, China
Julia Chuzhoy, Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago, USA
David Conlon, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
Daniela Kühn, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom
David Shmoys, Cornell University, USA
Angelika Steger, ETH Zürich, Switzerland
Prasad Tetali, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
Michelle Wachs, University of Miami, USA

Local Organizing Committee
Michael Ferrara, University of Colorado Denver, USA
Stephen Hartke, University of Colorado Denver, USA
Michael Jacobson, University of Colorado Denver, USA
Florian Pfender, University of Colorado Denver, USA



Discrete mathematics is a branch of the mathematical sciences, with a wide range of challenging research problems and important applications in industry. Discrete mathematics has applications to all fields of computer science, and to the physical and biological sciences. It is used extensively in telecommunications, information processing, and manufacturing, and many businesses and industries use techniques of discrete optimization to improve the efficiency of their operations.

Discrete mathematics is a dynamic field in both theory and applications. Researchers in discrete mathematics have established important connections with mainstream areas of pure and applied mathematics, and as a consequence, research techniques and problems are drawn from a wide range of different fields, including algebra, topology, geometry, probability, analysis and logic.

The purpose of this conference is to highlight the major theoretical advances in the field, the development of new tools for discrete mathematics, and the most significant of the new applications of discrete mathematics to problems arising in industry and business. The conference also seeks to bring together participants from the many different environments where discrete mathematics is developed and applie.


Funding Agency


SIAM and the Conference Organizing Committee wish to extend their thanks and appreciation to the U.S. National Science Foundation for its support of this conference.



Discrete Mathematics, including:
Algebraic Combinatorics
Combinatorial Algorithms
Combinatorial Number Theory
Design Theory
Discrete Geometry
Extremal Combinatorics
Graph Theory
Ordered Sets
Probabilistic Combinatorics
Ramsey Theory
Topological and Analytical Techniques in Combinatorics

With connections to other disciplines, including:
Computational Biology
Combinatorial Scientific Computing  
Computer Science
Game Theory
Network Theory
Statistical Physics


Important Deadlines

January 8, 2018: Minisymposium Proposal Submissions
January 29, 2018: Contributed Lecture, Poster and Minisymposium Presentation Abstracts

January 19, 2018: SIAM Student Travel Award and Post-doc/Early Career Travel Award Applications

May 7, 2018: Disconnect time is midnight EDT

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