Eurocomb'03 - European conference on Combinatorics, Graph Theory and Applications

Prague, September 8 - 12, 2003

Organized jointly by European network COMBSTRU and center DIMATIA.



The conference follows the format established by
EuroComb '01 in Barcelona (as a blend of a mathematical and computer science meeting):

The program of the meeting will consist of invited lectures and of talks selected on the basis of extended abstracts submitted to the committee. The abstracts of accepted talks will be made available in form of a conference booklet.

Contributions to a special volume of a combinatorial journal will be solicited during the conference.

The topic of the conference is Combinatorics and Graph Theory. It concentrates mainly in the areas of Algebraic, Algorithmic, Geometric and Probabilistic Combinatorics, including their applications to other areas of Mathematics, Computer Science and Engineering.

The European Prize in Combinatorics, supported among others by DIMATIA, COMBSTRU and Elsevier will be awarded during the symposium.

You can have a look at the full text of the Call for Contributed Talks in format pdf (Adobe Acrobat) and in a postscript file.

All questions should be mailed to:

Invited Speakers

Important Dates

Call for contributed talks

Authors are invited to submit an abstract of the talk of at most 5 pages in 12 pt font size, including e-mail address, to arrive by May 15, 2003. A standard PostScript and LaTeX source files of the manuscript may be sent to The e-mail message should have following format:
Author: name of the author(s)
Title:  the title of the paper
\documentclass[12pt]{article}  LaTeX source
%!PS  ... the Postscipt file of the manuscript

A booklet of extended abstracts will be distributed among participants to the Conference.

A special journal issue will be devoted to selected papers from contributions presented at the Conference. The usual high standards of the journal will be applied through a strict and thorough refereeing process.

Program Committee

Organizing committee


The Symposium will take place at the campus of the Czech University of Agriculture in Suchdol (Kamýcká 129, 16521 Praha 6), which is located in the northern part of Prague.

The lecture halls and internet connection during the meeting will be provided by courtesy of the Czech University of Agriculture. Important bulidings in this campus are:

  • 26 - Congress center - plenary talks, registration, help desk, internet room
  • 3 - Faculty of agriculture - contributed talks
  • 10 - Dormitory J.I.H.
  • 11 - Cafeteria, dining room
(Note that bus routes 107 and 147 are on the map directed towards the city center.)
campus map

Conference fees

The full EuroComb registration fee includes a copy of the conference booklet, other conference materials, lunches for Sept 8-12, refreshments during breaks, welcome party, concert & banquet ticket, and use of conference facilities.

The student fee includes all of the above except for the concert and banquet. Additional banquet ticket for accompanying persons and students costs 1.000 CZK.

(One Euro (EUR) is approximately 30 Czech Crowns (CZK)).

The deadline for the early registration is July 5, 2003.

Students and young researchers may apply for a financial support (prior May 15).


All participants are requested to pre-register by filling in the registration form latest by July 5, 2003.

The registration desk on the campus will be open:
- on September 7 (Sun) from 2 pm to 8 pm, and
- on September 8-9 (Mon, Tue) from 8 am to 2 pm.

Those who arrive earlier, please check in at the reception of the dormitory J.I.H.


The participants will be accommodated in good quality student dormitories Suchdol of the Czech University of Agriculture in Suchdol, which operate as summer hotels during the summer break. A typical twin unit consists of two double rooms and a bathroom. The price for the 5 night package (September 7-12, 2003) is 3.000 CZK for single occupancy, 2.400 CZK for double occupancy (rates per person, including breakfasts). Addtional accomodation in the dormitories can be purchased for 500 CZK for single and for 380 CZK for double occupancy (rates per night & person, without breakfast).

Apart from the accommodation on the campus we have reserved rooms in hotel Wienna in walking distance from the lecture halls. The prices are 2.250 CZK per night in single rooms, and 2.400 CZK per night for double rooms (rates per room, including breakfasts; subject to availability).

Lunches will be served on the campus in a good quality cafeteria, starting on September 8 and ending on September 12.


All prices (registration, accommodation) are in Czech Crowns. All payments can be made We strongly encourage to realize the payment via bank transfer. A confirmation of receiving of your payment will be sent to you by e-mail. The hard copy will be given to you at the registration desk.

Cancellation Policy

75% of the registration fee will be refunded for all written cancellations postmarked no later than July 5, 2003. After that date no refund of registration fee will be provided. Refunds of accommodation payments will be granted in full for all written cancellations postmarked no later than July 5, 2003. Any cancellation after that date will result in a one-night charge.

Travel instructions

The campus is easily accessible from the airport, railway stations and from the city center.

The expected price of a taxi from the airport is 600 CZK. For groups coming to Prague by plain we recommend to hire airport shuttle CEDAZ, hire of a minivan for 1-4 persons costs 360 CZK and for 4-8 persons it costs 720 CZK. The company has an information desk at the arrival hall of the airport.

A cheaper way is to take bus No. 119 or the airport limousine from the airport to the subway stop Dejvicka (line A - green). Then go by bus No. 107 or 147 to the stop "Zemedelská univerzita", bus ride approx. 15 minutes). All major train stations are located by the subway, so if you come by train, get by subway to Dejvicka and then continue by the above instructions.

There is a single type of ticket for subway, trams, and buses. The tickets must be bought in advance at tobacconists, newsagents and from the slot machines located at the subway stations. On buses and trams you must punch your ticket immediately after getting on. At the metro, the ticket must be punched at the entrance. Once punched, the standard ticket (12 CZK) is valid on the whole Prague city transportation network for 60 minutes (90 minutes on weekends and late evening). For details please consult the posters by the entrance to the metro or at the information desk at the airport.

If you intend come by car then the optimal approach direction is from northwest (from Teplice, passing by the Prague airport), continue on Evropska street to Vitezne namesti = Dejvicka subway stop (a large roundabout), turn north (down the hill) along the bus 107/147 line and continue to Suchdol. (see the map at web) From other directions, find your way to Dejvicka and continue along the above given directions. (From southeast you arrive on D-1 freeway, continue through the city and turn left after crossing the river in direction Letna, and turn right after Hradcanska subway stop - the only subway stop along this way, this way will bring you to Dejvicka from south.) For more information, look at an interactive map of Prague.


It is possible to park your car either behind the congress center or behind the Faculty of agriculture (see the plan). Both parking lots are guarded, so mail us your licence plate in advance so we can gain you the access there.

Breakfasts, Lunches

Breakfasts for participant accomodated at dormitories are served in the cafeteria from 7:30 am to 8:30 am. The breakfast service starts by September 8 (Mon), so those who come earlier must arrange their own breakfast. Lunches for all participants are served at the same place from 12:00 to 13:30 pm. Vouchers for all meals will be distributed at the registration.

Computer facilities, Internet

The computer room with approx. 15 PCs connected to the internet will be located at the congress centre. It will be open from 10:30 am - 6:00 pm.

Projecting equipment

The lecture halls wil be equipped with a blackboard, two overhead projectors and with beamer connected to a notebook for a possible presentation of Acrobat (.pdf), PostScript (.ps) or Powerpoint (.ppt) presentation. Utilization of your own notebook is possible, but consult us before to check the compatibility of your notebook with the beamer. Please, contact the organizers if you need other projecting equipment.

August 2003