The Fifth Czech - Slovak International Symposium on Combinatorics, Graph Theory, Algorithms and Applications will be organized by the DIMATIA Center of Charles University, in cooperation with the majority of Czech and Slovak universities and academic institutions. The Symposium will be held in the year of the 650th anniversary of Charles University in Prague, July 6 - 11, 1998. It is the fifth in a series of symposia which started with the 1963 Smolenice meeting and continued in 1974, 1982 (Prague) and 1990 (Prachatice).
The Organizing and Programme Committee includes:
J. Nesetril, Chair, DIMATIA - Charles University, Prague
M. Fiedler Academy of Sciences, Prague
D. Froncek Technical University, Ostrava
E. Fuchs Masaryk University, Brno
I. Havel Academy of Sciences, Prague
S. Jendrol Safarik University, Kosice
A. Kotesovcova Conforg, Prague
J. Kratochvil DIMATIA - Charles University, Prague
R. Nedela M. Bel University, Banska Bystrica
H. Nesetrilova University of Agriculture, Prague
V. Nydl University of South Bohemia, Ceske Budejovice
Z. Ryjacek University of West Bohemia, Pilsen
J. Siran Slovak Technical University, Bratislava
M. Skoviera Comenius University, Bratislava
D. Turzik Institute of Chemical Technology, Prague
B. Zelinka Technical University of Liberec
So far the following speakers have confirmed their participation at the Symposium: J. Beck, B. Bollobas, G. Brightwell, W. Deuber, H. Enomoto, R. Faudree, J. Fonlupt, H. de Fraysseix, J. Griggs, A. J. Hoffman, B.Korte, A. Kostocka, L. Lovasz, T. Luczak, W. Mader, B. Mohar, J. Pach, H.-J. Prommel, L.Pyber, B. Reed, V. Rodl, P. Rosenstiehl, A. Saito, N. Sauer, E. Sopena, V. T. Sos, E. Szemeredi, R. Thomas, C. Thomassen, B. Toft, I. Tomescu, W. T. Trotter, H. Wilf, P. Winkler.
All participants will get the opportunity to give contributed talks. Brief abstracts (10-15 lines) should be sent to the organizers before May 15, 1998 (the same deadline as for registration). Electronic submission of abstracts in plainTeX or LaTeX format is preferred (please, do not use any personal makros). All abstracts will be available with the conference materials.
The proceedings of the conference, containing original research papers based on the lectures and talks presented at the conference, will be published by North Holland as a special volume of Discrete Mathematics. Every participant will get one copy. Contributions to the proceedings will be refereed. The deadline for submissions to the proceedings is July 11 during the symposium.
The lecture halls and Internet connection during the meeting will be provided by courtesy of the Faculty of Farm Economics and Management, Czech University of Agriculture. The lecture halls will be equipped with overhead projectors and blackboards.
The registration desk on the campus will be open Monday July 6 from 1 pm to 8 pm and Tuesday July 7 from 8 am to 2 pm.
The campus offers possibilities of sporting activities - an indoor swimming pool, tennis and volleyball courts and a field track.
Apart from the accommodation on the campus we have reserved a limited number of rooms in hotel Wienna (walking distance from the lecture halls). The prices are 2200 CZK (or 65 US$) per night in single rooms, 3000 CZK (or 90 US$) per night for double rooms (rates per room).
A higher category hotel for the conference is Holiday Inn located cca 5 km from the campus (about 10 minutes by bus or taxi). The prices are 169 US$ for single room, 176 US$ for double room per night (rates per room). These are also the typical prices for other downtown hotels.
Participants interested in accommodation in one of the recommended hotels should contact as soon as possible Mrs. Anna Kotesovcova (secretary of the organizing commiittee). Accommodation before and after the conference both in the dorms and in the hotels is possible upon request.
The conference fee for accompanying persons also covers two guided tours through the historic parts of Prague.
Please, check our web page for updated information about the events and program of the symposium shortly before the meeting.
The currency unit in the Czech Republic is the Czech koruna (CZK). The current exchange rate is approximately 1 US$ = 34 CZK, 1 DEM = 18 CZK.
Advance payments should be arranged by bank transfer to
Bank: Komercni banka
Address: Spalena ul., 110 00 Prague 1, Czech Republic
Account No.: 19-3318450267/0100
Account name: CONFORG, s.r.o.
On site payment at the registration is possible in cash (CZK or US$) or by credit cards [VISA, MASTER, EUROCARD, JCB]. No personal checks can be accepted at the registration.