Midsummer Combinatorial Workshop XX

July 28 - August 1, 2014, Prague


The workshop continues the tradition of Prague Combinatorial Workshops held since 1993. Oriented on problems of all fields of graph theory, combinatorics and discrete geometry, it will continue in the spirit and informal working atmosphere of the previous meetings.

The workshop takes place at DIMATIA and the Department of Applied Mathematics of Charles University, Malostranske namesti 25, Prague 1, which is located in a historic building in the center of Old Prague. The workshop is also supported by Computer Science Institute of Charles University.

This year, Midsummer Combinatorial Workshop celebrates an unbelievable anniversary: it is over 20 years when we met together for the first time, with Paul Erdös repeatedly a star of our meetings. Despite the time MCW is still alive and well; we are sure the 2014 anniversary edition will demonstrate it.

The workshop participation is by invitation only. Regardless, if you wish to participate, please email the organizers and we will respond to you shortly. In case you need an invitation letter (for example for your visa), please let us know and we will be happy to write one for you.

The accommodation and part of the meals are provided by the organizers. We will collect a modest fee of EUR 70 towards a fraction of the expenses.

As is the tradition, the program of the workshop is determined from day to day. The afternoons are reserved for discussions and other activities. If you intend to give a talk during the MCW, please let us know a few days in advance.




List of lectures


The registration starts on Monday at 9:30 in the hallway of 2nd floor, just in front of lecture room S5. The talks will begin at 10:00 in S5. If you arrive later during the workshop, please register with the secretaries in the room 222 (at the 2nd floor).

On Wednesday afternoon, there will be an awesome social event. We will visit the Karolinum, the historical seat of Charles University in Prague. In the evening, there will be a workshop dinner at the Nebozizek restaurant.


Besides the workshop itself, you are free to use the following facilities of our departments:

If you need anything else, contact the organizers.

Travel info (public transport)

For the public transportation you can buy a 90-minute ticket for 32 CZK or 30-minute for 24 CZK in a newsstand or in a vending machine. The vending machines only accept coins (no credit cards, no paper money).

The ticket needs to be validated (in a magic yellow validating machine with a shining arrow). The validating machines are located inside buses and trams. In the Metro subway system, the machine is located at the entryway to the station.

If you need to find a tram connection, you can use the official website. The department building is located near the tram stop "Malostranske namesti". You can see it from the tram stop. It is this building.

Useful routes:

Airport -> Marianeum Hotel

Marianeum Hotel -> MCW

Airport -> Karolinum Hotel

Karolinum Hotel -> MCW


All e-mail correspondence concerning the workshop (e.g. registration, accommodation) should be directed to mcw2014@kam.mff.cuni.cz.

Senior organizer: Jaroslav Nešetřil

Junior organizer: Martin Böhm

Previous Workshops

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