FINAL ANNOUNCEMENT (Updated 10.6.99)

Thirteenth Midwestern Conference on
Thursday, Oct. 14 - Saturday, Oct. 16, 1999
Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois

You are warmly invited to participate in the Thirteenth Midwestern Conference on Combinatorics, Cryptography, and Computing to be held October 14-16, 1999 at Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois. The aim is to bring together researchers in all areas of pure and applied combinatorics, including graph theory, design theory, enumeration, cryptography and combinatorial computing. The conference will feature six invited one-hour lectures. There will also be sessions for 20-minute contributed papers.


Joseph Gallian , University of Minnesota-Duluth, Graph Labelings
Jeannette Janssen, Dalhousie University, List-Colourings of Edges and the Asymptotics of Vizing's Conjecture
Rolf Rees, Memorial University of Newfoundland, A Survey of Results on Mandatory Representation Designs
Christopher Rodger , Auburn University, Graph Amalgamations and their Uses
Douglas Stinson , University of Waterloo, Combinatorial Methods for Traceability
John van Rees , University of Manitoba, Enumeration of Inequivalent Binary Self-Dual Codes of Length 32 and 34

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SECOND CALL FOR PAPERS: Authors who wish to contribute 20-minute talks are invited to submit an abstract of at most 300 words. We prefer abstracts to be written in LaTeX, but any reasonable electronic form is preferable to a "hard copy." To ensure consideration, abstracts should be e-mailed by October 1, 1999. They will be reviewed by the organizing committee and all acceptances will be promptly confirmed by e-mail.

All invited speakers will be asked to contribute versions of their talks for inclusion in one volume of the Journal of Combinatorial Mathematics and Combinatorial Computing (JCMCC), and other speakers are invited to submit their papers for inclusion in the same volume. Acceptance will depend upon usual refereeing standards, though it should be noted that survey papers will also be welcome if they closely follow survey talks presented at the conference. For consideration, papers should be submitted to Saad El-Zanati (address below) by December 31, to avoid the Y2K bug. The submitted papers will be edited for JCMCC by Saad El-Zanati and Roger Eggleton.

Early Registration: Sept. 17, 1999
Most Hotel Rooms: Sept. 22, 1999
Submission of Abstracts: Oct. 1, 1999

Note: Abstracts received after Oct. 1 will continue to be considered while there are time slots available in the program.

REGISTRATION: Conference registration fees are $85 if paid prior to September 17, 1999. Late registration fees are $100. Registration fees are reduced to $30 for unemployed or retired mathematicians and graduate students. There will be no additional charge for the Conference banquet, social functions, or abstract volume.

You may register by mail or e-mail. E-mail registration is encouraged, you will need to send your registration fee by regular mail.

REGISTRATION BY MAIL: Complete the enclosed registration form and mail with check payable to: ISU Math Department (in U.S. dollars only). Please return form to:

Department of Mathematics 
Campus Box 4520 
Illinois State University 
Normal, IL 61790-4520

ASSISTANCE: The following telephone numbers are provided in case you require assistance.

Mathematics Dept.: (309) 438-8781
Saad El-Zanati: (309) 438-5765 (office)
Emergency: (309) 888-9809 (home)

CONFERENCE LOCATION: All conference events will be held at the ISU campus in Normal.  A map of ISU will be enclosed with your registration receipt.

LOCAL INFORMATION: Visit the websites of ISU and Bloomington-Normal .

TRAVEL: Bloomington-Normal is easily accessible to visitors. It is located at the intersection of three interstate highways (I-55, I-74 and I-39), is served by the Central Illinois Regional Airport , and is linked with Chicago and St. Louis by Amtrak .

HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS: We have a limited number of rooms reserved at the hotels listed below. Please indicate that you are with the Midwestern Combinatorics Conference. With the exception of Best Western, all other hotels request that reservations be made prior to Sept. 22.
Hotel (in Normal)



Best Western
University Inn 
6 Trader Cir. 
Indoor Pool, Continental Breakfast 
Complimentary Van Service to 
     Central Illinois Regional Airport 
Complimentary Van Service to and from Conference 
(Rooms will be held until all have been reserved)

(309) 454-4070



Holiday Inn Express 
& Suites Hotel 
1715 Parkway Plaza Dr 
Indoor Pool/Fitness Center/... 
Complimentary Van Service to 
     Central Illinois Regional Airport

(309) 862-1600



Jumer Hotels Chateau 
Jumer's Drive @ 
N. Veterans Pkwy 
Indoor Pool/Fitness Center/...

(309) 662-2020



Motel 6 
1600 N. Main St

(309) 452-0422



Super 8 Motel 
2 Traders Cir. 
Continental Breakfast

(309) 454-5858



Hotel (in Bloomington)




Comfort Inn 
500 Brock Dr, Bloomington 
Continental Breakfast

(309) 828-6000



*** There are other hotels in the Bloomington-Normal area.




Dr. Saad El-Zanati
4520 Mathematics Department
Illinois State University
Normal, IL 61790-4520

Saad El-Zanati, Chair 
Roger Eggleton
Charles Vanden Eynden
Michael Plantholt
Wal Wallis
Shailesh Tipnis
Douglas West


Thirteenth Midwestern Conference on
October 14 - October 16, 1999
Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois


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