ANNOUNCEMENT [Updated Oct. 11, 2002]



Friday, Sept. 27 - Saturday, Sept. 28, 2002

Illinois State University

Normal, Illinois

You are warmly invited to participate in MIGHTY XXXV, the Thirty-Fifth Midwestern Graph Theory Conference, to be held September 27-28, 2002 at Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois. This regional conference brings together researchers in graph theory and combinatorics from the midwestern states. As a special feature, this conference will include two one-hour invited lectures. There will also be the traditional sessions of 20-minute contributed talks.





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Paid parking ($3 per day) is available in the

South University Street Parking Garage (map index 58)

Michal Morayne
, Wroclaw University of Technology
Welcome & First Invited Talk; Friday, September 27, 4:00-5:00p.m. ( Stevenson Hall , Room 401)
The Secretary Problem-graph theoretic aspects of the celebrated "secretary problem", a decision problem about selecting a candidate from a number of job applicants

Second Invited Talk; Saturday, September 28, 11:00a.m.-noon. ( Stevenson Hall , Room 401)
The Chromatic Number of the Euclidean Plane-aspects of the famous problem of determining the chromatic number of the unit distance graph on the Euclidean plane.

CONFERENCE RECEPTION: Friday evening, 7:30-9:30p.m. in the University Galleries ( Center for the Visual Arts -CVA )

CONTRIBUTED TALKS: 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 hard copy. Abstracts will be reviewed by the organizing committee and all acceptances will be promptly confirmed by e-mail.

DEADLINE: To ensure consideration, abstracts should be e-mailed by midnight on Monday, September 16. (We will try to accommodate later requests, but we give no assurances of inclusion beyond that deadline.)

REGISTRATION: In keeping with the tradition of the MIGHTY conference series, there will be no registration fee. We request that you notify us if you are planning to attend, preferably by e-mailing . Alternatively, write to us at: MIGHTY XXXV, Department of Mathematics, Campus Box 4520, Illinois State University, Normal, IL 61790-4520.

CONFERENCE LOCATION: All conference e vents will be held at the Illinois State University campus.  A Campus Map is available online. For additional 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/MOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS: We have a limited number of rooms block-booked for conference participants at the hotels listed below. When making your reservation, please indicate that you are with the MIGHTY Conference. Cut-off dates for rooms at conference rates apply as listed. Please note that there are many other hotels in the Bloomington-Normal area besides the ones listed here.




Best Western, University Inn 
6 Traders Cir., Normal
Indoor Pool, Continental Breakfast 
Complimentary Van Service to 
     Central Illinois Regional Airport 
Complimentary Van Service to and from Conference 
Cut-off date: Sept. 16 (morning)

(309) 454-4070



Fairfield Inn
202 Landmark Dr, Normal
Complimentary Continental Breakfast

Cut-off date: Sept. 26

(309) 454-6600



Holiday Inn
8 Traders Cir., Normal
Complimentary Hot Breakfast Buffet/Shuttle Service

Cut-off date: Sept. 12

(309) 452-8300



Motel 6
1600 N. Main St, Normal

Cut-off date: Sept. 16

(309) 452-0422



Ramada Hotel, Bloomington
1219 Holiday Dr,
Complementary Hot Breakfast Buffet/Indoor Pool/...

Cut-off date: Sept. 16

(309) 662-5311




FRIDAY, Sept. 27, 2002

 3:00-3:45 p.m.  Registration & Coffee
 3:45-4:00 p.m. Curtain Raiser
 4:00-5:00 p.m. The Secretary Problem [First Invited Lecture]
 5:30-7:00 p.m. Informal Dinner at a local restaurant
 7:30-9:30 p.m. Reception


SATURDAY, Sept. 28, 2002

8:30-9:00 a.m.  Registration & Coffee
9:00-9:10 a.m. Welcome by Illinois State Provost
9:10-10:45 a.m. Contributed Talks
10:45-11:00 a.m. Coffee Break
11:00-noon Chromatic Number of the Plane [Second Invited Lecture]
Noon-1:30 p.m. Lunch at local restaurants
1:35-2:45 p.m. Contributed Talks
2:45-3:00 p.m. Coffee Break
3:00-4:35 p.m. Contributed Talks
5:15-7:00 p.m. Survivors' Dinner at Ned Kelly's Restaurant


ORGANIZING COMMITTEE: Roger Eggleton, Chair; Saad El-Zanati, Heather Gavlas, Michael Plantholt, Shailesh Tipnis and Charles Vanden Eynden.

MIGHTY HOMEPAGE: For a history of the MIGHTY Conference, please see MIGHTY

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