The Second Lethbridge Workshop on|
Designs, Codes, Cryptography and Graph Theory
University of Lethbridge, Lethbridge, Alberta
July 9 - 14, 2001
Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences,
the University of Lethbridge
and VeriSign Inc.
are pleased to sponsor the workshop.
The workshop builds on the success of
the Workshop on Coding Theory, Cryptography and Computer Security held
at the University of Lethbridge, August 3 - 7, 1998.
Invited main speakers who will be giving expository/survey talks are:
Wolf Holzmann, University of Lethbridge
Hadi Kharaghani, University of Lethbridge
Jim Liu, University of Lethbridge
Additional invited main speakers are as follows:
- B. Alspach, University of Regina
- C. Colbourn, University of Vermont
- C. Rodger, Auburn University
- D. Stinson, University of Waterloo
- V. Tonchev, Michigan Technical University
The participants will include researchers in
designs, codes, cryptography and graph theory
from throughout the world,
mathematicians and computer scientists in related areas who
wish to explore connections to these areas,
research scientists and others from industry primarily from Canada,
graduate students primarily but not restricted to Western Canada,
and undergraduate students from southern Alberta including Lethbridge
and Calgary. Everyone is welcome.
Participants who wish to contribute 20-30 minute talks are invited to submit
an abstract of at most 300 words. The abstracts should preferably be
written in LaTeX or TeX and should be sent to
hadi at cs.uleth.ca.
- M. Buratti, Universita' di Perugia, Italy
- R. Craigen, University of Manitoba
- G. Hahn, University of Montreal
- S. Hedayat, University of Illinois at Chicago
- Y. Ionin, Central Michigan University
- G.B. Khosrovshahi, IPM and Tehran University, Iran
- T. Kloks, Royal Holloway University of London, Great Britain
- D. Kreher, Michigan Technological University
- A. Ling, Michigan Technological University
- K. Murty, University of Toronto
- R. Rees, Memorial University of Newfoundland
- R. Safavi-Naini, University of Wollongong, Australia
- P. Shiue, Univ. of Nevada Las Vegas
- R. Wei, Lakehead University
- H. Williams, University of Manitoba
Papers presented at the workshop will be considered as regular
submissions to the Journal of Combinatorial Designs (JCD)
and every effort will be made to have them
appear together in at least two special issues. As the workshop
is now over, these papers should be preferably be
submitted to jcd at uvm.edu
by October 15, 2001 (indicating that they are a "DCCG 2001" paper).
There is some financial support available for graduate students and
postdocs. Those working in an area of combinatorics related to the workshop
themes are encouraged to apply as soon as possible to be considered
for financial support.
All the workshop events will be held at the campus of the University of
Lethbridge. The university has excellent and inexpensive conference
facilities and accommodation.
The University of Lethbridge Conference Services
offers excellent rates on excellent two and four bedroom apartment
suites situated on the campus and only minutes from conference
meeting facilities. These apartment suites have full kitchens (no
kitchenware is supplied) as well as ensuite washroom facilities with
your choice of either a two or four bedroom configuration.
Here is a
photo of a typical suite.
More detailed information about accommodation and facilities is at
There are also floor plans and views of the apartment suites at
Housing Services - Single Student Housing
(select: Aperture Park - 2 or 4 bedroom apartments, not the alternatives).
Rates for the DCCG Workshop are as follows:
Note that rates quoted above are per person per
night, in Canadian dollars and 5% Alberta Hotel Tax and 7% GST will
be added. Payments can be made by cash, money order or Visa /
| ||Nightly||Weekly (7 night stay)|
|2 or 4 bedroom suite||$30.00||$175.00|
If you would like to make reservations, please:
FAX to (403) 329-5166
E-mail to cnf at uleth.ca
Visit website at http://home.uleth.ca/anc-con/
Write to: Conference Services,
University of Lethbridge
4401 University Drive
Lethbridge, AB T1K 3M4
If you would like information regarding local hotel
properties, please contact DCCG organizers directly.
Sports facilities on campus, including an Olympic size swimming pool across
from the suites, are available for the use of guests.
The workshop registration fee is Canadian $250 ($1 Canadian = 0.65 US).
Send your registration and fee to Conference Services (see above).
The fee includes a possible excursion (see below)
and a BBQ/banquet.
Kindly use the registration form.
We are planning to have a half day excursion to
The highlight of the trip will be
the Royal Tyrrell Museum
with its outstanding exhibit of dinosaur fossils.
Lethbridge is located approximately 200 km south of Calgary, Alberta by
highway and 300 km north of Great Falls, Montana. Most conference participant
will likely want to fly to Calgary, which has numerous connecting flights from
points in Canada and the USA. Participants from Europe, may find
it more convenient to fly direct to Calgary (instead of connecting
from Toronto or Montreal). Commuter flights from Calgary to Lethbridge run
several times throughout the day and are offered by the regional affiliate
of Air Canada. If there is enough interest we may
arrange for a car shuttle between Lethbridge and Calgary.
Please note that the
Calgary Stampede (the so-called ``The Greatest Show on Earth'')
will be held from July 6 to 15.
We suggest you book
tickets early. An alternative for a better airfare may be to fly
to Lethbridge via Edmonton, Alberta.
American participants may find it cheaper to fly to Great Falls and drive
north to Lethbridge.
See Lethbridge map
for an overview map of Lethbridge. The route to the campus is
well marked on highway and street signs. If you are driving from the
north (Calgary) turn south onto University Drive
If you are driving from the south (either the airport or the USA) turn onto
(if from airport) or
stay on (if from USA) Scenic Drive until you reach Whoop Up Drive.
Whoop Up Drive takes
all traffic from downtown to the university which is located west
of the river. Turn south onto University Drive.
Once on University Drive and immediately past Whoop Up Drive,
you will notice the
campus on your left. Make a left turn at Aperature Drive (after the
first traffic light).
See University Campus Map.
The office for housing is located in Kainai House. Morning
talks will be located in PE 252 aand PE 254 in a wing of the
Phys. Ed. building. Afternoon
talks will be in D634 in University Hall.
Meals will be in Coulee Corner in University Hall.
Weather in July in Lethbridge is very pleasant most of the time. Expect
sunny weather with
highs in the upper 20's C (80's F) while night time temperatures may drop to
the low 10's C (60's F). Rain, if any, will probably be in form of occasional
may wish to extend their stay to tour the area.
Scenic Waterton-Glacier Park is just 130 km (80 miles) SW of Lethbridge by
road. Historic Head Smashed In Buffalo Jump and interpretive center about
45 minutes west of Lethbridge by highway is also worth a visit,
as is Crowsnest Pass and the Frank Slide interpretative center
about 100 minutes west.
At the beginning of
July, the wild flowers in Waterton are at their peak. There are
many hiking trails, although some of the high altitude ones could still be
snow bound. Drives to Cameron Lake, and to Red Rock Canyon,
as well as the boat excursion on Waterton Lake are worthwhile.
Logan Pass and Going To the Sun Road in Glacier National Park, Montana is a
must do excursion for those with the time.
Some images of campus, Waterton, etc.
If you have questions or wish to be put on our mailing list,
please send e-mail to Hadi Kharaghani at
hadi at cs.uleth.ca
or write to:
Dept. of Mathematics and Computer Science,
University of Lethbridge,
Lethbridge, Alberta T1K 3M4
FAX: (403) 329-2519
email: hadi at cs.uleth.ca
Dept. Phone: (403) 329-2470
Abstracts (in PDF format).
The program consists of instructional lectures and
See (tentative) program for mornings and
for afternoon and evenings.
Copyright for any of the following belongs to the authors.
List of participants.