# Call for Participation

Workshop on Algorithms, Combinatorics, and GeometryUniversity of North Texas, Denton, Texas

November 29 to December 1, 2007

Knowledge of mathematics and combinatorics is crucial to the design of combinatorial algorithms. Conversely, questions or concepts arising in the applications sometimes give rise to interesting mathematical problems, or can be used to solve mathematical problems. Hence, any type of interaction between the discrete mathematics and the computer science communities is beneficial to both groups and must be encouraged.

The University of North Texas will host a workshop on Algorithms, Combinatorics, and Geometry. The workshop is scheduled for November 29, 2007 through December 1, 2007.

The workshop will focus on mathematical and algorithmic problems arising from the combinatorial and geometric structures. It is planned to have about seven plenary talks by the plenary speakers, as well as about 20 contributed talks by the participants. The number of participants would be kept to about 50, some of whom we plan to support. It is anticipated that the talks will introduce a broad range of fundamental and recent results which will be of interest to the advanced and beginning researchers in combinatorics, combinatorial and computational geometry, computational biology, geometric graph theory, topology, theoretical computer science, and graph drawing. The workshop organizer, possibly with an advisory committee, will decide on the suitability of the particpant talks and their inclusion in the program.

It is anticipated that the workshop will bring together advanced researchers, as well as graduate students in many areas of discrete mathematics and computer science and engineering, and hence foster and facilitate collaboration and joint research among different communities. Specifically, the workshop will provide an excellent opportunity for the beginning researchers and graduate students to be exposed to advanced topics and to interact with senior researchers.

Partial list of plenary speakers:

- János Pach
- David Matula
- Bojan Mohar
- Mario Szegedy
- Roberto Tamassia

Funding for this workshop is provided by the National Science Foundation and the University of North Texas. Support for participation is available. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply for support.

For more information contact:

- Farhad Shahrokhi, Workshop Organizer
- Husain Husna, Workshop Assistant
- Olivia Loza, Workshop Assistant
- Cameron Palmer, Workshop Assistant