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This conference is being held in conjunction with the Conference on Probabilistic Combinatorics & Algorithms: a Conference in Honor of Joel Spencer's 60th Birthday, April 24 - 25, 2006, and conference participants are urged to consider attending both meetings. More information about the Conference on Probabilistic Combinatorics & Algorithms: a Conference in Honor of Joel Spencer's 60th Birthday is available at http://dimacs.rutgers.edu/Workshops/Spencer/.
DIMACS, the Center for Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science, headquartered at Rutgers University, DIMATIA, the Center for Discrete Mathematics, Theoretical Informatics, and Applications, at Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic, and the Alfred Rényi Institute of Mathematics of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in Budapest, Hungary are engaged in a three-way international research collaboration. They have combined their research strengths with the creation of multinational "working groups" in research areas where the three centers have major strength and where focused collaboration has the likelihood of leading to major scientific advances and increasing the involvement of outstanding junior researchers in international collaborations.
The working groups are devoted to Extremal Combinatorics, Graph Colorings and their Generalizations, and Algebraic and Geometric Methods in Combinatorics. We have observed many interfaces among the work of the three working groups and feel that a meeting where we bring representatives from all three working groups together may have some very interesting possibilities. A major focus of the nine working group meetings has been to identify those combinatorial challenges and research directions that will guide research in the immediate future. We believe that it is now appropriate to share these ideas with a broader research community. We invite researchers and their students from outside the three partner institutions with whom we have been interacting to join us. We will have invited speakers as well as contributed talks.