Ottawa-Carleton Discrete Math Day 2004

Saturday April 24, 2004

School of Mathematics and Statistics

Carleton University

Past years homepages: DMD 2003, and DMD 2002.

The Ottawa-Carleton Discrete Math Day is held annually in the Spring. It location alternates between Carleton University and University of Ottawa. It is a continuation of the Carleton Discrete Math Day held since 1978 at Carleton University. The meeting format consists of 4 lectures by leading researchers covering a broad range of topics in Discrete Mathematics and presented during one day. In addition to these talks, there is a related Colloquium talk on the Friday before the Discrete Math Day.

The objective of the meeting is to gather researchers, postdocs and graduate students in various fields of Discrete Mathematics during one weekend in order to stimulate research collaboration in this vibrant and inter-disciplinary area.

Discrete Mathematics is a broad area involving the study of the properties, algorithms and applications of mathematical structures built on discrete objects. This year's speakers for the Discrete Mathematics Day conduct research in the areas of algorithms, combinatorial optimization, combinatorial enumeration and graph theory. They have been involved in theoretical, algorithmic and applied aspects of discrete mathematics. The Friday Colloquium will be given by a leader in combinatorial design theory.

The Ottawa-Carleton Discrete Math Day will be held in room SC 103 (Steacie Building), Carleton University on Saturday April 24, 2004. The Colloquium talk will be on Friday April 23 in HP 4351. There will be a reception at the end of the Discrete Math Day. This event is sponsored by the Fields Institute.

Information regarding the schedule of talks, the list of titles and abstracts of talks, accommodation, parking is below.

It would be very helpful if you would let the organizers know if you plan to attend. Please forward this webpage link to any colleagues and students who might be interested.

This year the Ontario Combinatorics Workshop will be in Kingston on May 6-7. Please contact


Friday April 23, 2004
All activities are in HP 4351.

Saturday April 24, 2004
All talks and coffee breaks in SC 103 (Steacie Building).

Titles and abstracts of talks



If you are planning to park your car on Carleton's campus on Friday April 23, please e-mail one of the organizers for a parking permit well in advance of the conference. You should park in one of the ``pay and display'' parking lots (lots P2 and P6) with your permit displayed. Otherwise, you will have to pay. A map of the campus can be found at Parking is free on Saturday April 24.


Sylvia Boyd, Jason Gao, Lucia Moura, Daniel Panario, Irwin Pressman, Mateja Sajna, Brett Stevens.

Daniel Panario 
Carleton University 
(613) 520-2600 x2159 
FAX: (613) 520-3536
Mateja Sajna 
University of Ottawa 
(613) 562-5800 x3788 
FAX: (613) 562-5776 

This conference is supported by The Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical Sciences.


School of Mathematics and Statistics - Carleton University
1125 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1S 5B6