Celebrating its 38 th year, the Conference continues in the spirit of earlier conferences in Baton Rouge and Boca Raton. It brings together mathematicians and others interested in combinatorics, graph theory and computing, and their interactions. The Conference lectures and contributed papers, as well as the opportunities for informal conversations, have proved to be of great interest to other scientists and analysts employing these mathematical sciences in their professional work in business, industry, and government.
The Conference proceedings, which appear in the series, Congressus Numerantium, have been invaluable in the dissemination of important advances in the represented disciplines. The Conference continues to promote better understanding of the roles of modern applied mathematics, combinatorics, and computer science to acquaint the investigator in each of these areas with the various techniques and algorithms which are available to assist in his or her research. Each discipline has contributed greatly to the others, and the purpose of the Conference is to decrease even further the gaps between the fields.
For our 38 th Conference, we again have a program of exceptional invited speakers. Aviezri Fraenkel from the Weizmann Institute will speak on Monday March 5; Brigitte Servatius from the Worcester Polytechnic Institute will speak on Tuesday March 6; Ralph Faudree from the University of Memphis will speak on Wednesday March 7; Jonathan Jedwab from Simon Fraser University will speak on Thursday March 8; Mike Burmester from Florida State University will speak on Friday March 9th. The organizing committee (Frederick Hoffman, Ronald C. Mullin, James Oxley, and Ralph G. Stanton) cordially invite participation in our Conference by interested persons in the academic community as well as business, industry and government.