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Programme

Minisymposia

In addition to the talks in the general session, the conference will host a number of special minisymposia. A minisymposium will consist of at least 9 contributed talks and at least one invited talk. Currently confirmed minisymposia are listed below.

When submitting an abstract please select an option whether you wish to submit it to the general session or to a specific minisymposium.

Organizer

Jae-Ho Lee (University of North Florida), sicgt23@fmf.uni-lj.si

Co-Organizers

Paul Terwilliger (University of Wisconsin - Madison), sicgt23@fmf.uni-lj.si
Štefko Miklavič (University of Primorska), sicgt23@fmf.uni-lj.si

Description

An association scheme is a combinatorial object that generalizes both a finite group and a distance-regular graph. There are a number of algebras related to association schemes, such as the Bose-Mesner algebra, dual Bose-Mesner algebra, subconstituent algebra, q-Onsager algebra, and Askey-Wilson algebra. Our mini-symposium is about association schemes from both a combinatorial and algebraic point of view.

Organizer

Martin Milanič (University of Primorska), sicgt23@fmf.uni-lj.si

Co-Organizer

Viktor Zamaraev (University of Liverpool), sicgt23@fmf.uni-lj.si

Description

Being the intersection of graph theory and computer science, Algorithmic Graph Theory is the study of graph-theoretical problems from a computational perspective. The goal of this minisymposium is to present the spectrum of current research in the area, highlighting relevant open problems and possible techniques for solving them. The topics of interest include (but are not limited to): structural graph theory, graph classes, width parameters, algorithmic metatheorems, parameterized complexity, and approximation algorithms.

For more information about the minisymposium, please see the minisymposium web site.

Organizer

Michael Henning (University of Johannesburg, South Africa), sicgt23@fmf.uni-lj.si

Co-Organizer

Csilla Bujtas (University of Ljubljana), sicgt23@fmf.uni-lj.si

Description

TBA

Organizer

Ismael Yero (Cadiz University), sicgt23@fmf.uni-lj.si

Description

TBA

Organizer

Anita Pasotti (University of Brescia), sicgt23@fmf.uni-lj.si

Co-Organizer

Tommaso Traetta (University of Brescia), sicgt23@fmf.uni-lj.si

Description

Combinatorial Design theory is a rich branch of Combinatorics that deals with the existence and construction of discrete structures having some special balance or symmetry properties, whose studies have produced and have been influenced by innovative applications. This minisymposium is devoted to all topics related to Combinatorial Designs and their applications with the scope of bringing together experts of different scientific backgrounds and seniority to discuss the latest achievements as well as new directions of future research.

Organizer

Isabel Hubard (National Autonomus University of Mexico), sicgt23@fmf.uni-lj.si

Co-Organizer

Primož Šparl (University of Ljubljana), sicgt23@fmf.uni-lj.si

Description

The purpose of this minisymposium is to bring together researchers working on various aspects of symmetries of graphs and/or all kinds of discrete structures related to graphs such as maps, hypermaps, polytopes, configurations, etc. The main focus is on contributions presenting results and/or interesting problems concerning symmetries of discrete structures, where combinatorics meets algebra and in particular group theory, but we also welcome related contributions.

Organizer

Damjana Kokol Bukovšek (University of Ljubljana), sicgt23@fmf.uni-lj.si

Co-Organizer

Bojan Kuzma (University of Primorska), sicgt23@fmf.uni-lj.si

Description

TBA

Organizer

Nino Bašić (University of Primorska), sicgt23@fmf.uni-lj.si

Description

Chemical graph theory investigates various applications of graph theory to chemistry. For example, a molecule can be modeled as a graph, where vertices represent atoms and edges represent chemical bonds. Benzenoids and fullerenes are two well known examples of such graph classes. Combinatorial properties of these graphs (such as perfect matchings) and graph spectra can be used to model characteristics of molecules, from stability and reactivity to electronic structure. This minisymposium will cover cutting-edge results in the area. The topics of interest of the minisymposium include: topological indices, enumeration of graphs classes, graphs with importance for biosciences, phylogenetics and synthetic biology, etc.

A special sub-theme concerns the class of nut graphs as a special tribute to Prof. Irene Sciriha (University of Malta), a pioneer in this area. These graphs have emerging applications in chemistry and molecular physics.

Proceedings of this minisymposium will be published in the new platinum open access journal Discrete Mathematical Chemistry, after peer review. Contributions to this special issue from non-participants will also be welcome.

Organizer

Gábor Gévay (University of Szeged), sicgt23@fmf.uni-lj.si

Description

In spite of being objects of discrete mathematics, with particularly simple definition, configurations occur in many different areas of research, such as algebraic geometry, incidence geometry, matroids, dessins d'enfants on Riemann surfaces, even application of finite geometry in theoretical physics, just to mention some of them. On the combinatorial side, they are closely related to graph theory which provide useful tools for studying them, considering especially their symmetry properties. The goal of this minisymposium is to exchange ideas, to provoke fruitful discussions, hence motivating and inspiring new results, possibly even to open new directions of research.