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Computers in Scientific Discovery III

Computers are used in increasingly diverse ways in Mathematics and the Physical and Life Sciences. This workshop aims to bring together researchers in Mathematics, Computer Science, Chemistry and Biology to explore the links between their disciplines and to encourage new collaborations.

The main themes are Mathematics and Computer Science in With these aims in mind, the workshop will combine formal lectures, short talks, parallel moderated discussion sessions and of course ample time for informal discussions.

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Monday February 6, 2006 to Thursday February 9, 2006


Ghent University
Ghent, Belgium


Prof. Gunnar Brinkmann

Department of Applied Mathematics and Computer Science
Ghent University, Belgium

Prof. Patrick W. Fowler

Department of Chemistry
University of Sheffield, UK

Organising Committee:
Prof. Arnout Ceulemans, Prof. Mel Janowitz, Prof. Martine Labbé, Hadrien Mélot

Local Organising Committee:
Prof. Kris Coolsaet, Prof. Veerle Fack, Adriaan Peeters
Ghent University


In the first instance, please register your interest in participating by sending an email to Gunnar Brinkmann before 15 June 2005. If you also wish to offer a talk, please send a title for consideration by the organising committee.
In keeping with the workshop character of the meeting, the number of participants will be restricted to about 50 and the total number of talks to 25.
A feature of the workshop will be moderated discussion sessions with brief presentations of ideas and points for debate.
The proposed overall themes for three (parallel) sessions are: mathematics/conjecturing, chemistry/software, bioinformatics/education.

Financial Aspects

Some (limited) support will be available for travel and accommodation costs of speakers.
There is no registration fee and all registered participants are invited, free of charge, to the Conference Dinner.

Scientific Committee

Prof. Arnout Ceulemans (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven)
Prof. Andreas Dress (MPI Leipzig/Shanghai)
Prof. Pierre Hansen (GERAD and HEC, Montréal)
Prof. Mel Janowitz (DIMACS)
Prof. Martine Labbé (Université Libre de Bruxelles)
Prof. Reinhard Laue (University of Bayreuth)
Prof. Tomaž Pisanski (University of Ljubljana)

Keynote Speakers

Dr. Olaf Delgado-Friedrichs (Arizona State University)
Prof. Andreas Dress (MPI Leipzig/Shanghai)
Prof. Pierre Hansen (GERAD and HEC Montréal)
Prof. Adalbert Kerber (University of Bayreuth)
Prof. Brendan McKay (Australian National University, Canberra)
Prof. Neil J. A. Sloane (AT&T Shannon Lab)


Ali Reza Ashrafi (University of Kashan)
Rene Boel (Ghent University)
Mathieu Bogaerts (Université Libre de Bruxelles)
Eric Breimer (Siena College)
Gunnar Brinkmann (Ghent University)
Patrick Bultinck (Ghent University)
Gilles Caporossi (GERAD and HEC Montréal)
Ramon Carbó-Dorca (Ghent University and University of Girona (Spain))
Arnout Ceulemans (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven)
Miroslava Cimráková (Ghent University)
Kris Coolsaet (Ghent University)
Sean Daugherty (University of Victoria)
Frank De Clerck (Ghent University)
Karel De Loof (Ghent University)
Jan Degraer (Ghent University)
Anne Delandtsheer (Université Libre de Bruxelles)
Ermelinda Delavina (University of Houston- Downtown)
Mircea Diudea (Technical University of Cluj-Napoca)
Jean-Paul Doignon (Université Libre de Bruxelles)
Andreas Dress (PICB/SIBS Shanghai)
Susan L Epstein (Hunter College, NY)
Veerle Fack (Ghent University)
Patrick Fowler (University of Sheffield)
Dieter Gernert (TU München)
Jack Graver (Syracuse University)
Harald Gropp (University of Heidelberg)
Pierre Hansen (GERAD and HEC Montréal)
Eveline Hoekx (Universiteit Hasselt)
Gašper Jaklič (University of Ljubljana)
Claudia Justus (University of Bielefeld)
Adalbert Kerber (University of Bayreuth)
Mikhail Klin (Ben-Gurion University of the Negev)
William Kocay (University of Manitoba)
Anthony Labarre (Université Libre de Bruxelles)
Martine Labbé (Université Libre de Bruxelles)
Brenda Latka (DIMACS)
Reinhard Laue (University of Bayreuth)
Erwin Lijnen (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven)
Yunguang Lu (National University of Colombia)
Brendan McKay (Australian National University, Canberra)
Hadrien Mélot (University of Mons-Hainaut)
Jean-Luc Michel (Université Libre de Bruxelles)
Ghorban Ali Moghani (Iran Color Research Center)
Vince Moulton (School of Computing Sciences University of East Anglia)
Wendy Myrvold (University of Victoria)
Sanja Narancic (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich)
Patric Östergård (Helsinki University of Technology)
Adriaan Peeters (Ghent University)
Tomaž Pisanski (University of Ljubljana)
Neil Sloane (AT&T Shannon Lab)
Dragan Stevanović (University of Niš)
Leo Storme (Ghent University)
Brian Sutcliffe (Université Libre de Bruxelles)
Tibor Tarnai (Budapest University of Technology and Economics)
Dries Van Dyck (Universiteit Hasselt)
Joost Winne (Ghent University)
Maolin Zheng (Fair Isaac)

Media Participants

Eric Angelini (KeyNews Television)
Tahar Nasri (KeyNews Television)
Alexandre Wajnberg (RTBF and University of Brussels)

Registered but then unable to attend

Jonathan Berry (Sandia National Laboratories)
Jon Borwein (Dalhousie University)
Simon Colton (Imperial College)
Olaf Delgado-Friedrichs (Arizona State University)
Oliver Eulenstein (Iowa State University)
Ivan Gutman (University of Kragujevac)
Mel Janowitz (DIMACS)
Peter John (TU Ilmenau)
Mahmud Tareq Hassan Khan (University of Tromsø)
Robert Kingan (Kingan Analytics)
Sandra Kingan (Penn State Harrisburg)
Sandi Klavžar (University of Maribor)
Douglas Klein (Texas A&M University at Galveston)
Eythan Levy (Université Libre de Bruxelles)
Peter Lipke (Hunter College, NY)
Mason Macklem (Dalhousie University)
Markus Meringer (KIADIS)
Mark Pagel (University of Reading)
Ryan Pepper (Texas A&M University at Galveston)
Horst Sachs (Technische Universität Ilmenau)
Hui-Ming Wee (Chung Yuan Christian University, Taiwan)


The Computers in Scientific Discovery III conference is supported by DIMACS and the Research Foundation Flanders (FWO).