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 applied.

**Discrete Mathematics, including:**

- Algebraic Combinatorics
- Combinatorial Algorithms
- Combinatorial Number Theory
- Design Theory
- Discrete Geometry
- Enumeration
- Extremal Combinatorics
- Graph Theory
- Matroids
- 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
- Optimization
- Probability
- Statistical Physics

**Alan Frieze**Carnegie Mellon University, U.S.

**Michael Albert**

University of Otago, New Zealand**Tom Bohman**

Carnegie Mellon University, U.S.**Sarah Billey**

University of Washington, U.S.**Penny Haxell**

University of Waterloo, Canada**Nati Linial**

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel**Rob Morris**

IMPA (Instituto Nacional de MatemÃ¡tica Pura e Aplicada), Brazil**Mathias Schact**

University of Hamburg, Germany**John Shareshian**

Washington University in St. Louis, U.S.**Tibor Szabo**

Freie UniversitÃ¤t Berlin, Germany**Cynthia Vinzant**

North Carolina State University, U.S. **Sue Whitesides**

University of Victoria, Canada

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.

SIAM invites you to show support of this meeting through sponsorship opportunities ranging from support of receptions, audio-video needs, to awards for student travel, and more.

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