This conference is sponsored by SIAM Activity Group on Discrete Mathematics.

Conference registration and sessions will take place on the Dalhousie University campus. Registration will be located in the Marion McCain building. Sessions will take place in Marion McCain, Kenneth C. Rowe and the Henry Hicks building.

A campus map is available at The conference schedule is located at

Visitor parking is available on campus. Visitor parking permits cost $11.18 per day, and $44.72 per week. Method of payment is cash, debit card or credit card. parking passes are available at the Security Services office which is located in the basement of the Marion McCain building.

A campus map highlighting the location of the Security Serivces office is available at


Notes from the Forward Looking Session - [PDF, 40KB]

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Organizing Committee

Aaron Archer, AT&T Shannon Research Laboratory, USA
Jason Brown, Dalhousie University, Canada
Lenore Cowen, Tufts University, USA (Conference Chair)
Satoru Iwata, Kyoto University, Japan
Jeannette Janssen, Dalhousie University, Canada
Daniel Král, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic
Michael Krivelevich, Tel Aviv University, Israel
Adam Marcus, Yale University, USA
Richard Nowakowski, Dalhousie University, Canada
Teresa Przytycka, National Institutes of Health, USA
Richard Stanley, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Prasad Tetali, Georgia Institute of Technology, 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 applied.

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:

With connections to other disciplines including:

Important Deadlines

January 4, 2012:  Minisymposium proposals
January 18, 2012January 23, 2012 Abstracts for contributed and minisymposium speakers

January 25, 2012: SIAM Student Travel Award and Post-doc/Early Career Travel Award Applications

May 21, 2012 Disconnect time is 4:00 PM EDT

Hotel Reservation information will be posted here when it becomes available.

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