Eighth Annual Workshop on Geometry and Graphs
Jan 31–Feb 7, 2020
Bellairs Research Institute, Holetown, Barbados
The following publications resulted from this workshop:
- Vida Dujmović, Louis Esperet, Cyril Gavoille, Gwenaël Joret, Piotr Micek, and Pat Morin. Adjacency labelling for planar graphs (and beyond). To appear at FOCS 2020. [arxiv:2003.04280]
- Anil Maheshwari, Wolfgang Mulzer, and Michiel Smid. A simple randomized $O(n\log n)$-time closest-pair algorithm in doubling metrics. [arxiv:2003.04280]
- Pat Morin. A fast algorithm for the product structure of planar graphs. [arxiv:2004.02530]
- Gwenaël Joret, Piotr Micek, Bruce Reed, and
Michiel Smid. Tight Bounds on The Clique Chromatic
At this workshop, a group of 35–40 researchers
will work on open problems at the intersection of graph theory
After a welcome dinner on Friday January 31st, the technical
program will begin at 9:00 on Saturday with an open problems
session at which every attendee is encouraged to present an
open problem. Following this, each day will consist of work
sessions in the mornings from 9:00–12:00 and the evenings
19:00–22:00. Afternoons are reserved for breakaway sessions.
A special plenary lecture by Pavel Valtr titled
Long Alternating Paths Exist will be presented on Monday afternoon at 16:30.
The workshop ends with a wrap-up session on Thursday evening.
Dinner is provided and is served promptly at 18:15 every
evening. Simple breakfast foods, including cereals, cheese,
breads, and spreads, will be provided and will be available
in the communal fridge. Participants are left to their own
devices for lunch and may try the local restaurants or prepare
their own lunch, using the kitchen, with food purchased from
the nearby grocery store. Participants should alert the
organizers if they have any special dietary restrictions.
Barbados is safe.
US currency can be used at the rate of two Barbados dollars
for one US dollar. There are plenty of ATM machines all over
the island (including in the departure area of the airport)
that have access to the major banks in North America. All
major US and Canadian bank cards work fine.
Bring mosquito repellant. There are (infrequent) outbreaks of
dengue fever and (more recently) chikungunya, so check ahead
of time. In the recent past, neither has been a problem.
More recently, there have been reported Zika virus infections.
Zika infections are usually mild, but are linked to birth defects
(microcephalitis). Women who are pregnant or may become
pregnant within the next six months and men who may impregnate
a woman in the next six months should be aware of the risks.
For up-to-date information about security and health in Barbados,
consult the Government of Canada Barbados Travel Advisories.
There are computers on campus with access to the
internet. Bellairs is fully covered by a wireless network
called Bellairs or Bellair's. The SSID and password for this network will be provided to participants in a welcome email.
The accommodation is basic but very charming. The rates
vary per room and differ for basic rooms, newer apartments,
and rooms in Seabourne House. There may be an additional fee
for single occupancy of a room. The organizers will assign
the rooms. Keep in mind that the institute is near-capacity,
so we have very little freedom in the room assignments.
Food is not included in the room rates.
document (PDF) contains a description of the house rules
of the Institute.
- Hugo Akitaya
- Greg Aloupis
- Elena Arseneva
- Saman Bazargani
- Therese Biedl
- Ahmad Biniaz
- Jit Bose
- Pilar Cano Vila
- Jean-Lou De Carufel
- Erin Chambers
- Anne Driemel
- Vida Dujmović
- Louis Esperet
- Stefan Felsner
- Fabrizio Frati
- Cyril Gavoille
- John Iacono
- Gwenäel Joret
- Michael Kaufmann
- Irina Kostitsyna
- Stefan Langerman
- Anil Maheshwari
- Viola Mészáros
- Tamara Mchedlidze
- Piotr Micek
- Pat Morin
- Wolfgang Mulzer
- Aurélien Ooms
- Bruce Reed
- Günter Rote
- Tom Shermer
- Luís Fernando Schulz Xavier da Silveira
- Michiel Smid
- Torsten Ueckerdt
- Pavel Valtr
- David Wood