NSF/CBMS Regional Research Conference
in Mathematical Sciences on
Geometric Graph Theory

May 28 - June 1, 2002
Gateway Center

University of North Texas, Denton

General Announcement

The Computer Science Department at the University of North Texas will host an NSF-CBMS Regional Research Conference in Mathematical Sciences on Geometric Graph Theory from May 28 to June 1, 2002. The principal speaker will be Professor JANOS PACH of City College, CUNY and the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.

GEOMETRIC GRAPH THEORY is an emerging new discipline at the borderline of computer science and discrete mathematics, abounding in open problems, which has been developed to address the fundamental questions that arise in graph drawing. During the past d ecade Geometric Graph Theory yielded many striking results that have proved to be instrumental for the solution of a variety of problems in combinatorial and computational geometry. The better understanding of this field will be beneficial to researchers in many branches of mathematics and computer science.

Professor Pach will deliver ten one-hour lectures. His lectures are designed to introduce a broad range of classical methods applicable in Geometric Graph Theory as well as many recent developments and their applications in combinatorial and computational geometry.

The opening lecture will be given by Professor Ronald L.Graham (UC San Diego). The program will also include special invited lectures by Professors Branko Grunbaum (University of Washington), Daniel J. Kleitman (M.I.T), Takao Nishizeki (Tahoku University) , Miklos Simonovits (Renyi Institute), Endre Szemeredi (Rutgers University), Roberto Tamassia (Brown University), Robin Thomas (Georgia Tech.) and William T. Trotter (Arizona State and Georgia Tech.).

There will be ample opportunities for discussions and interactions among the participants. Applications for participation are invited from anyone interested in this or in a related area, in particular, from researchers in discrete and computational geome try, graph theory, combinatorics, topology, theory of algorithms, and graph drawing. WOMEN and MINORITIES are especially encouraged to apply. GRADUATE STUDENTS are welcome to apply.

Application for participation and for financial support should be made as soon as possible but no later than March 15, 2002. Inclusion of resume and/or statement of current research interests from junior researchers and from graduate students would be hel pful in the selection process. This NSF-CBMS conference is funded by the National Science Foundation. Matching funds have been provided by the University of North Texas. Up-to-date online information and application forms are available at our website:

For more details contact
      Professor FARHAD SHAHROKHI
      Organizing Committee Chair