First Workshop on Geometry and Graphs
March 10-15, 2013
Bellairs Research Institute, Holetown, Barbados

The following publications resulted from this workshop:

  1. L. Barba, P. Bose, M. Damian, R. Fagerberg, J. O'Rourke, A. van Renssen, P. Taslakian, S. Verdonschot. New and improved spanning ratios for Yao graphs. arXiv:1307.5829.
  2. V. Dujmović and P. Morin. On obstacle numbers. Electronic Journal of Combinatorics. arXiv:1308.4321.
  3. P. Kamousi, S. Lazard, A. Maheshwari, and S. Wuhrer. Analysis of farthest point sampling for approximating geodesics in a graph. arXiv:1311.4665.
  4. Luis Barba, Stephane Durocher, Robert Fraser, Ferran Hurtado, Saeed Mehrabi, Debajyoti Mondal, Jason Morrison, Matthew Skala and Mohammad Abdul Wahid. On k-enclosing objects in a coloured point set. In Proceedings of the 25th Canadian Conference on Computational Geometry (CCCG 2013), 2013.
  5. L. Barba, P. Bose, J.-L. De Carufel, M. Damian, R. Fagerberg, A. van Renssen, P. Taslakian, and S. Verdonschot. Continuous Yao graphs. Proceedings of the 26th Canadian Conference on Computational Geometry (CCCG 2014), 2014.
At this workshop, a group of 25–30 researchers will work on open problems at the intersection of graph theory and geometry.
The organizers are Prosenjit Bose, Vida Dujmović, Stefan Langerman, and Pat Morin.
After a welcome dinner on Sunday March 5th, the technical program will begin at 9:00 on Monday with an open problems session at which every attendee is encouraged to present an open problem. Following this, each day will consist of work session in the mornings from 9:00-12:00 and the evenings 19:00-22:00. Afternoons are reserved for breakaway sessions. The workshop ends with a wrap-up session on Thursday evening.
Dinner is provided and is served promptly at 18:30 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.

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About Barbados
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, so check ahead of time. In the recent past, dengue has not been a problem.

There are computers on campus with access to the internet. Bellairs is fully covered by a wireless network called Bellairs or Bellair's. There is a 15USD (weekly) charge for the use of this network.

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 these rates.

Finally, this document (PDF) contains a description of the house rules of the Institute.