5th Polish Combinatorial Conference
Będlewo, September 22-26, 2014
The idea of Polish Combinatorial Conferences was born after a very successful meeting: Poznań – Zielona Góra Workshop on Combinatorics, in Będlewo (October 2006).

Consecutive conferences are meant to integrate Polish and international combinatorial community. As the conference is mostly dedicated to young scientists, we plan several invited talks, and a couple of tutorials for PhD students, by leading world experts in Combinatorics.

The scope of the conference is intended to cover most aspects of modern combinatorics, including graph theory, probabilistic combinatorics, extremal combinatorics, combinatorial optimization, algorithmic problems, combinatorial number theory, applications of combinatorics in computer science.

invited speakers
  • Alan Frieze, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Daniela Kühn, Birmingham University
  • Deryk Osthus, Birmingham University
  • János Pach, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
  • Stanisław Radziszowski, Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Piotr Sankowski, University of Warsaw
  • Benny Sudakov, Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich

Friday, September 26, will be the day of tutorials. Two independent courses are proposed and their titles will be announced soon. Each course will consist of a few hours of lectures, followed by exercises and solutions sessions. It will be possible, although quite hectic, to attend both courses. The tutorials will be led by
  • Adrian Kosowski, Inria and Université Paris Diderot
    Deterministic walks on graphs: exploration and diffusion, [pdf]
  • Daniel Kráľ, University of Warwick
    Limits of discrete structures and their applications [pdf]
contributed talks

Participants are invited to give contributed talks. You can find the details here. The deadline for the title and abstract submission is August 1, 2014.

open mind prize

The Open Mind Prize, established in 2010, is awarded biennially to a junior Polish researcher for outstanding research in combinatorics (a precise definition of eligibility can be found in the award rules). The awards are announced at the Polish Combinatorial Conferences and the awardees are expected to attend the ceremony and deliver a lecture. The name of the prize comes from the saying of Paul Erdős: My mind is open. The rules are here. The deadline for nominations is July 31, 2014.

fee and support

The conference fee is 750 PLN for transfers made before August 15 and 900 PLN otherwise. The fee includes accommodation and full board. For details click here.

Young researchers may apply for financial support. An application should be supplemented with either a list of three best research articles published in 2010-2014 or a short letter of recommendation sent via email directly to email=a@b, a=3pcc b=tcs.uj.edu.pl by a senior researcher. The deadline for support applications is July 21, 2014.

We acknowledge a support of Stefan Banach Center and Warsaw Center of Mathematics and Computer Science which allow us to reduce the fee substabtially.

program committee
  • Jarosław Grytczuk, Jagiellonian University
  • Paweł M. Idziak, Jagiellonian University
  • Michał Karoński, Adam Mickiewicz University
  • Zbigniew Lonc, Warsaw University of Technology
  • Tomasz Łuczak, Adam Mickiewicz University
  • Andrzej Ruciński, Adam Mickiewicz University
  • Mariusz Woźniak, AGH University of Science and Technology
organizing committee
  • Jarosław Grytczuk, Jagiellonian University
  • Jerzy Jaworski, Adam Mickiewicz University
  • Piotr Micek, Jagiellonian University
  • Paweł Naroski, Warsaw University of Technology
  • Mateusz Nikodem, AGH University of Science and Technology
  • Katarzyna Rybarczyk-Krzywdzińska, Adam Mickiewicz University
  • Alina Szelecka, University of Zielona Góra
  • July 21, 2014 for applications for support
  • July 31, 2014 for the Open Mind Prize candidate proposal
  • August 1, 2014 for title and abstract submission
  • August 15, 2014 for registration
  • August 15, 2014 for early fee transfer
Looking forward to seeing you in Będlewo, the organizers.