Department of Mathematics
Louisiana State University








The Thirty-Second Southeastern International Conference on Combinatorics, Graph Theory and Computing was held in Baton Rouge from February 26 until March 2, 2001.The organizing committee (Frederick Hoffman, Ronald C. Mullin, James Oxley, and Ralph G. Stanton) thanks all participants for their interest in the conference.

Invited Lectures

Monday: Professor Herbert Wilf of the University of Pennsylvania
  • 9:00-10:00 Search Engines, Eigenvectors, and Chromatic Numbers (abstract)
  • 1:30-2:30 The Lean, Mean, Bijection Machine(abstract)
Tuesday: Professor Paul Seymour of Princeton University
  • 9:00-10:00 The Structure of Berge Graphs (abstract)
Wednesday: Professor Noga Alon of Tel Aviv University
Polynomials in Discrete Mathematics
  • 9:00-10:00 Geometric and Number Theoretic Applications (abstract)
  • 1:30-2:30 Graph Theoretic Applications (abstract)
Thursday: Professor Alexander Schrijver of CWI and University of Amsterdam
  • 9:00-10:00 Permanents and Edge-Colouring (abstract)
  • 1:30-2:30 Graph embedding and Eigenvalues (abstract)
Friday: Professor William Cook of Rice University
  • 9:00-10:00 Optimization via Branch Decomposition (abstract)
  • 11:30-12:30 The Traveling Salesman Problem (abstract)

Contributed Papers

There were over 200 fifteen-minute contributed papers throughout the conference. The schedule of contributed talks is available here in the PDF format. The entire 144-page conference program, which includes the abstracts, is available here as a 540 kB PDF file.

Papers presented at the conference will be considered for publication in special issues of the refereed journal Congressus Numerantium. In preparing the paper, it is assumed that word processing software (LaTeX, Word, etc.) is used. The paper should be in camera-ready form, justified on both sides and EXACTLY filling a box of dimensions 4.5 by 7.125 inches. The paper should be prepared in 10-point Times (or similar font); use single spacing for straight text, and do not set off single symbols; all diagrams should be in black ink; labels should be typed, not hand-written. TWO COPIES of the paper should be submitted by May 15, 2001 to:

Dr. J. L. Allston
Utilitas Mathematica Publishing, Inc.
Box 7, 107 Helen Glass Building
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, Canada R3T 2N2

List of Participants

The current list of registered participants and speakers is available here. This list is also available sorted by the participants countries here.

A Few Images

Dr. Jane Collins, Dean of LSU College of Arts and Sciences, opens the conference.
Audience listens to Professor Seymour's lecture.
Professor Robertson is called to the board by Professor Harary.
Robin Blankenship, a graduate student of mathematics at LSU, during her talk.
Conference banquet
Professor Manoel Lemos of Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Brazil, delivers his talk.
Professor Dirk Vertigan of LSU
Professor Allan Mills of Tennessee Technical University, an LSU alumnus, during his talk


Comments and Requests

Comments and requests related to the conference should be addressed to:

James Oxley or Bogdan Oporowski
Department of Mathematics
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70803-4918
(225) 578-1665

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