Sponsored by SIAM Activity Group on Discrete Mathematics.


All sessions will be held at the University of Vermont in the Dudley H. Davis Center.

Forward Looking Session


The first award of the The Dénes König Prize in Discrete Mathematics will be presented to Adam Marcus of Georgia Institute of Technology at the SIAM Conference on Discrete Mathematics. The prize ceremony and lecture is scheduled for Monday, June 16 from 5:45 pm - 6:30 pm.

SIAM and the organizing committee wish to extend their thanks and appreciation to Google for their funding of the Dénes König Prize.

Organizing Committee

Dan Archdeacon (Co-chair), University of Vermont
Dan Braha, University of Massachusetts and New England Complex Systems Institute
Peter Cameron, Queen Mary, University of London, United Kingdom
Lila Kari, University of Western Ontario, Canada
Mike Molloy, University of Toronto, Canada
Ortrud Oellermann (Co-chair), University of Winnipeg, Canada
Alex Rosa, McMaster University, Canada
Bruce Shepherd, McGill University, Canada
Vera T. Sos, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary
Robin Thomas, Georgia Institute of Technology
Andrew Tomkins, Yahoo Research
Sue Whitesides, McGill University, Canada
Peter Winkler, Dartmouth College


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.   


Conference Themes in Discrete Mathematics:
Graph theory and matroids
Combinatorial algorithms
Coding theory and cryptography
Ordered sets

With its connection to other disciplines including:
Computer science
Computational biology

Important Deadlines

December 26, 2007 January 7, 2008:  Minisymposium proposals
January 2, 2008 January 21, 2008:  Abstracts for contributed and minisymposium speakers


May 19, 2008

May 19, 2008

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