ESF Research Conferences

ESF Mathematics Conference in Partnership with EMS and ERCOM

Perspectives in Discrete Mathematics

24-29 June 2012

Centre de Recerca Matemàtica, Bellaterra, Spain  

Chaired by:

Professor Marc Noy, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, ES

Scientific Committee:
Noga Alon (Chair), Tel Aviv University, IL
Peter Cameron, Queen Mary, University of London, UK
Maria Chudnovsky, Columbia University, US
Michael Drmota, Technical University of Vienna, AT
Jean-François Le Gall, University Paris 11, Orsay, FR
Jaroslav Nesetril, Charles University, CZ
Marc Noy, UPC Barcelona, ES
Oriol Serra, UPC Barcelona, ES
Angelika Steger, ETH Zurich, CH
Benny Sudakov, UCLA, US
Günter Ziegler, Free University Berlin, DE


The scope of this conference is Discrete Mathematics in a wide sense: graph theory, combinatorics, discrete geometry, computer science, and applications.
One of the main goals is to stress connections with other areas, in particular: analysis, geometry, number theory, physics and probability.
We ultimately aim to provide a panoramic view of deep mathematical developments in the area of discrete mathematics.

To learn more about this conference, click here

Conference Flyer (PDF) - Last updated 11 January 2012

Problem Session

A problem session took place on Tuesday 26 July.
Notes from the session are available to participants and can be downloaded here:


How to Participate

Registration Form

For accepted participants and invited speakers only

All participants - including speakers, chairs & session chairs - are kindly expected to confirm their attendance (and, when applicable, to pay the conference fee) by filling in a Registration Form.

Closing date for Early Bird Registration & fee payment: 26 April 2012

FINAL closing date for ALL registration & fee payment: 24 May 2012

Official list of invited speakers and accepted participants.

List of Accepted Posters: PDF Last updated 12-June-2012

Schedule of the poster presentations: PDF Last updated 12-June-2012

Abstracts, Posters & Short Oral Contributions

Recommended poster size is A0 (Vertical). Use letters and drawings that can be read from approximately 100 cm distance. Posters can be affixed with cellotape and Blu-Tack.

Fees & Grants

Conference fees cover: 5 nights in twin-shared B&B accommodation, lunches at the University canteen, half day excursion and conference dinner. No other dinners and/or transportation are included in the fee.

Conference Fees

To Pay
Early Bird
Registration and payment by 24 April 2012510 €
Registration and payment after 29 April 2012 and by 24 May 2012 610 €
Registration and payment after 24 May 2012
750 €
Conference participation without accommodation300 €

Grants are available for students and early stage researchers to cover the conference fee and possibly part of the travel costs. Grants are distributed based on financial need and scientific merit. Grantees must attend the entire conference in order to benefit from the grant. Grant requests should be made by ticking appropriate field(s) in the paragraph "Grant application" of the application form.

Practical Information

The conference will take place at the Centre de Recerca Matemàtica (CRM), Bellaterra, Spain, located 20 minutes north of Barcelona. Group transportation will be arranged from/to Barcelona airport, on arrival and departure days.

Detailed information on all practical aspects of the conference, group transportation and accommodation on available on the practical information page.

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ESF Contact

If you have any questions please consult our FAQ page or contact:
Ms. Caroline Nsenda Email
Conference Officer
Phone +32 (0)2 533 2024
Fax +32 (0)2 538 8486
Please quote 12-390 in any correspondence.