SIAM Conference on Discrete Mathematics (DM21)

SIAM Conference

HAPPENING VIRTUALLY: SIAM Conference on Discrete Mathematics (DM21)

July 20 - 23, 2021

Virtual Conference


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A searchable abstract document for AN21, ACDA21, CT21, DM21, and OP21 is available below.

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About the Conference

About the Conference


The SIAM Conference on Discrete Mathematics (DM20), originally scheduled to take place June 1-4, 2020 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Portland, Portland, Oregon, U.S. has been rescheduled due to COVID-19. It will now take place virtually July 20 - 23, 2021.

This is the meeting of the SIAM Activity Group on Discrete Mathematics.

The following meetings will be held jointly:

SIAM Annual Meeting (AN21)
SIAM Conference on Applied and Computational Discrete Algorithms (ACDA21)
SIAM Conference on Control and Its Applications (CT21)
SIAM Conference on Discrete Mathematics (DM21)
SIAM Conference on Optimization (OP21)

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.

Included Themes

Included Themes

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

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Conference Sponsors

Funding Agency

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

Ways to Sponsor

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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Thank you to our sponsors

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