Ottawa-Carleton Discrete Mathematics Days : 13–14 May 2011

DMD 2011

The joint Ottawa-Carleton Discrete Mathematics Days 2011 will be held 13–14 May 2011, at the University of Ottawa.

The invited speakers are:
 Ed Bender, University of California at San Diego
 Jim Geelen, University of Waterloo
 William Martin, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
 Wendy Myrvold, University of Victoria
 Leonard Soicher, Queen Mary University of London

Browse the schedule and abstracts.

Feel free to put up a copy of our poster.

Practical Details for Participants

Directions to the University of Ottawa.

All talks will be in room A0150, SITE building. Note that Nicolas street is basically an expressway, so you'll want to come via King Edward or through the campus; if you are coming from west of the canal the footbridge at Somerset is helpful. The University of Ottawa campus map has the buildings labelled more (or less?) clearly than google. SITE is at the southern tip of the campus, so you might need to scroll down on the campus map.

The nearest parking is at lot "M" or the Mann garage, at the bottom-right of this map. For more details, see here.
The nearest bus stop is Campus, marked "OC Transpo" towards the middle-left of the same map.
Plentiful bicycle racks can be found at the upper entrance to the Colonel By building next door.

Participants are responsible for arranging their own accomodation. We have no particular recommendation, but here are some links that might be helpful.
One popular option is the university residences, which have both rooms and dorms available during the summer. Participants should mention the Discrete Math Days conference and the confirmation number when booking (concatenate the first four positive Fibonacci numbers and multiply the result by 204).
Alternatively here are some listings of local hotels and bed and breakfasts.
As a last resort, you can always go to jail.


Please register online at the official Fields website. This will help us in event planning!

There will be $25 registration fee, payable onsite at the meeting. This fee is waived for students, postdocs and speakers.

Contributed Talks

We will be accepting 25 minute contributed talks in any area of discrete mathematics. Titles and abstracts (text or LaTex only please) should be sent to Jason Gao (zgao at and Mike Newman (mnewman at by 13 April.

Travel Support

We may be able to offer partial travel support to graduate students and postdocs. Applications should be sent to Jason Gao (zgao at and Mike Newman (mnewman at by 13 April.


We gratefully acknowledge major funding for this conference from the Fields Institute.

Thanks also to the CMS student committee for supporting our social evening on Friday night.

Discrete Math Days is jointly hosted by the University of Ottawa and Carleton University, and funded by the Fields institute. The organizers for 2011 are Jason Gao (zgao at and Mike Newman (mnewman at