Fourth workshop on Graph Classes, Optimization, and Width Parameters - Bergen, Norway, October 15-17, 2009
This is a continuation of the series of meetings: Barcelona 2001, Prague 2005, and Eugene 2007. As with each of the previous GROW workshops, a special issue of Discrete Applied Mathematics is dedicated to papers related to GROW 2009.
GROW 2009 dedicates October 16 to honor Dieter Kratsch on the occasion of his 50th birthday. That day's program consists of talks related to Dieter's work.
The conference and accommodation for all participants will be organized at Grand Hotel Terminus in Bergen. The organizers take care of everybody's accommodation according to registered dates.
The deadline to submit papers to the special issue of DAM for GROW 2009 is March 1, 2010.
Photos are available under "P & P". New photos added January 20.
Confirmed invited speakers
Ken-ichi Kawarabayashi Tokyo National Institute of Informatics
Jaroslav Nesetril Charles University of Prague
Kristina Vuskovic University of Leeds
Organizing and scientific committee
Pinar Heggernes (chair)
Scientific and social program
All scientific sessions are in the big lecture room Terminus Hall.
|Wednesday, October 14
|17:00||Registration desk opens (hotel lobby)|
|19:00-21:00||Welcoming reception (hotel whisky bar)|
|Thursday, October 15|
|08:15-08:30||Pinar Heggernes: Opening of the workshop, welcome, history, and practical information|
Kristina Vuskovic: The power of decomposition
|09:30-10:00||Jakub Marecek: Some probabilistic results on width parameters of graphs|
|10:00-10:30||Joonkyung Lee: The rank-width of random graphs|
|11:00-11:30||David Knipe: On the relationship between treewidth, cliquewidth, and degeneracy|
|11:30-12:00||Robert Ganian: Directed width measures for parameterized algorithms|
|12:00-12:30||Jan Arne Telle: Comparing width parameters for graphs|
Ken-ichi Kawarabayashi: The disjoint paths problem - algorithms and structure
|15:00-16:00||Open problems / discussions session|
|16:30-17:00||Marcin Kaminski: Induced packing of odd cycles in planar graphs|
|17:00-17:30||Thomas Erlebach: Approximating node-weighted dominating sets and Steiner subgraphs in unit disk graphs and beyond|
|17:30-18:00||Tomas Gavenciak: Fast cop games on interval graphs|
|Friday, October 16|
|08:15-08:30||Fedor Fomin and Andreas Brandstädt: Opening of the Dieter Kratsch 50th birthday celebration day|
|08:30-09:00||Jan Kratochvil: Exact algorithms for L(2, 1)-labeling of graphs of bounded degree
|09:00-09:30||Derek Corneil: Hamiltonian problems on cocomparability graphs and LexDFS
|09:30-10:00||Mathieu Liedloff: On induced and non-induced bicliques
|10:00-10:30||Dieter Rautenbach: Bounds on the independence number of a graph
|11:00-12:30||Open problems / discussions session|
|14:00-14:30||Hans Bodlaender: Dynamic programming on tree decompositions using generalised fast subset convolution
|14:30-15:00||Ioan Todinca: Constructing brambles
|15:00-15:30||Sang-il Oum: Computing rank-width exactly
|15:30-16:00||Frederic Mazoit: Tree-width and surface duality
|16:30-17:00||Yngve Villanger: Finding induced subgraphs via minimal triangulations
|Pim van't Hof: On contracting graphs to fixed pattern graphs
|17:30-18:00||Daniel Lokshtanov: Iterative localization
|19:30||Conference banquet dinner (hotel banquet room Forskjønnelsen)|
|Saturday, October 17|
Jaroslav Nesetril:Forbidden paths - universality and dualities
|09:30-10:00||Daniel Kral: Deciding first order logic properties for sparse graphs
|10:00-10:30||Isolde Adler: Treewidth for first order formulas
|11:00-11:30||Frederic Havet: The spanning galaxy problem|
|11:30-12:00||Vadim Lozin: Critical properties of bipartite graphs of unbounded clique-width|
|12:00-12:30||George Mertzios: The recognition of tolerance and bounded tolerance graphs|
|14:00-15:30||Open problems / discussions session|
|15:30||End of workshop|
Arrival and practical information
For all registered participants, the accommodation at the conference hotel is taken care of by the organizers, according to the dates they registered with. The participants do not need to contact the hotel prior to arrival.
The hotel is located next to the main train station in the center of Bergen and it is very easy to find. From the airport, there are frequent shuttle buses to the city center. The closest bus stop to the hotel is Bergen main bus terminal (which is not the last stop of the airport shuttle bus).
We encourage all speakers to prepare their talks in a format that can be viewed on and projected from a computer.
There will be free wireless Internet access during the conference.
P & P
Participants and photos
Photos by Yushi (login with user: grow and password: grow2009 - please be advised that Yushi will remove the gallery in December, so download the pictures you would like before that)