17th Coast Combinatorics Conference

First BC Combinatorics Day

Saturday October 20, 2012

University of Victoria
Victoria BC, Canada

Clearihue Building, Room A127

Maps, directions, bus and parking information for UVic


The Coast Combinatorics Conferences are low-key meetings that welcome 30-minute (or so) talks
on any topic in discrete mathematics and/or theoretical computer science.  They are informal and largely "self-serve", meaning that there is no registration fee, no main speaker, you are on your own for coffee etc. at a nearby cafe, and sometimes you need to introduce yourself when it is your time to speak.

Everyone is welcome to attend the CCC.  Please let us know if you are coming by sending email to Gary MacGillivray:  gmacgill at UVic dot ca.  It makes planning easier.

The organizers are grateful for the financial support of the Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences.        

There will be a social event at the Canoe Brewpub following the last talk.    Some hospitality for graduate students at this event is thanks to funding from the Student Committee of the Canadian Mathematical Society.

Schedule of Events

EARLY?  Coffee is available at BEAN THERE in the Student Union Building (across the street from the Clearihue Building)

10:00 Mark Schurch UVic
Edge Colourings and the Depression of a Graph
Daryl Funk
Unique graph representations of frame matroids
Vasu Tewari UBC
Computation of certain Kronecker coefficients
11:30 Luis Goddyn SFU
Classification of Toroidal Triangulations with one Vertex of Degree Greater than Six


Matt DeVos
Sets with very small product
2:30 Branko Grunbaum Washington
A chaotic generation of regular polygons
3:00 Pei-Lan Yen SFU
Hankel determinants of sums of consecutive weighted Schröder numbers

COFFEE BREAK (thanks to PIMS!)

4:00 Colin Garnett UVic The Nilpotent-Centralizer Method and its Applications
Andrew King
Getting to the point of Reed's Conjecture: How local can you go?
5:00 Padraic Bartlett CalTech
Completions of $\leq \epsilon$-Dense Partial Latin Squares

SOCIAL EVENT at Canoe Brewpub, 450 Swift Street (grad students, please see above!)

Download the Schedule and Abstracts

Please don't hesitate to ask if any information is required.  We are pleased to suggest hotels or travel options.  Contact info is in the Overview.