47th Midwest Graph Theory Conference
Saturday, November 8, 2008
Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL

(Supported by the Department of Applied Mathematics and the College of Science and Letters at IIT,
and the College of Computing and Digital Media at DePaul University)

Invited Speakers: László Babai (U. Chicago) and Douglas B. West (U. Illinois Urbana-Champaign)

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[Schedule] [Titles and Abstracts]
[Organizers] [Participants] [Registration] [Giving a talk] [Deadlines] [Travel] [Housing] [Contact]
[Main MIGHTY Webpage]


Rob Ellis, IIT
Hemanshu Kaul, IIT
Michael Pelsmajer, IIT
Marcus Schaefer, Depaul CDM

Contact: Email mightyfall08 AT gmail DOT com with any/all questions, please.


Friday, November 7, 6:00pm-9:00pm
Reception at The Bog.
The Bog is located down the stairway in the southeast part of Hermann Hall.

Saturday, November 8, 7:45am-6:00pm
Life Sciences Building, which is on the southwest corner of 31st and State streets. The entrance is on the south side.
[Schedule + Abstracts (Hyperlinked PDF)] [Schedule Only (PDF)]

You can pick up registration materials Friday night or Saturday morning.

There will be coffee in the morning, and coffee breaks later.
Saturday lunch: Go to Furama for dim sum ($10). (There are other options on/near campus.)
Saturday night: On your own, but we will help organize groups for dinner.

Travel Information

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Map and Directions to IIT
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All talks are in the Life Sciences building. The Bog is in Hermann Hall. [Campus Map]

IIT's campus is easily accessible by car or by public transportation (Red or Green line on CTA, also see trip planner).
Parking map [PDF] [JPEG] (lots A2V and A4 are metered 7am-7pm and free 7pm-7am). Street parking on Michigan and Indiana is free, and usually available. For a temporary permit for on-campus parking, see the IIT Parking website and [0][1][2][3].


Mustafa Atici, Western Kentucky University
Laszlo Babai, University of Chicago
Jay Bagga, Ball State University
Amlan Barua, IIT
Michael Barrus, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Lowell Beineke, Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne
Oluyato Boyinbode, Ball State University
Christine Cheng, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Eddie Cheng, Oakland University
Jeong Ok Choi, Furman University
Paolo Codenotti, University of Chicago
Todd Dang, IIT
Dimitris Diochnos, University of Illinois at Chicago
Rob Ellis, IIT
Anne Freudenthal, IIT
Pauline Fotso, Ball State University
Dave Galvin, University of Notre Dame
Peter Hamburger, Western Kentucky University
Glenn Harris, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Adrian Heinz, Ball State University
Lou Ibarra, DePaul CDM
Tao Jiang, Miami University
YoungJu Jo, IIT
Garry Johns, Saginaw Valley State University
Darin Johnson, Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Sanjiv Kapoor, IIT
Jon Konvalina, University of Nebraska at Omaha
Hemanshu Kaul, IIT
Cory Knapp, IIT
Hannah Kolb, IIT
Raghav Kulkarni, University of Chicago
Mohit Kumbhat, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Josh Lambert, North Dakota State University
Eugene Lamie, IIT
Hao Li, West Virginia University
Yanting Liang, West Virginia University
Hong Liu, IIT
Jingran Liu, IIT
Andrew Lyons, University of Chicago/Argonne National Laboratory
Dave Maharry, Wabash College
John Maharry, The Ohio State University at Marion
Terry McKee, Wright State University
Kevin Milans, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Dhruv Mubayi, University of Illinois at Chicago
Yacin Nadji, IIT
Suil O, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Sibel Ozkan, Michigan Technological University
Michael Pelsmajer, IIT
Ljubomir Perkovic, DePaul CDM
Dan Pritikin, Miami University
Gregory Puleo, Rochester Institute of Technology
Ilya Safro, Argonne National Lab
Marcus Schaefer, DePaul CDM
Andrew Schwartz, Southeast Missouri State University
Yehong Shao, Ohio University Southern
Nart Shawash, University of Detroit
Jian Shen, Texas State
Janos Simon, University of Chicago
Stacy Staples, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Despina Stasi, University of Illinois at Chicago
Chris Stocker, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Yihan Su, IIT
Ozgur Sumer, University of Chicago
Yuxiang Tan, IIT
Bridget Tenner, DePaul University
Robert (Chip) Vandell, Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne
William R. Vautaw, Saginaw Valley State University
Matt Walsh, Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne
W. Douglas Weakley, Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne
Paul Wenger, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Doug West, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Huiya Yan, West Virginia University


As is the custom at MIGHTY conference, registration is free. However, we ask that you register by email by October 24. In the email, please give your name, department & university, and whether you expect to attend Friday's reception (free) and lunch ($10) at "Furama" Saturday.

Giving a talk

Talks will be 15 minutes long, plus a few minutes for questions. We welcome submissions on any topic in graph theory. Reviving an old MIGHTY tradition, we encourage talks on work-in-progress, as well as presentations of finished work.

If you are thinking about speaking, please email us as soon as possible to indicate your interest. Titles & abstracts are due October 24.

There will be a laptop and digital projector, as well as an overhead projector, and a whiteboard.


There are several options.

IIT has deals with a few hotels downtown:
Club Quarters (two downtown locations, $129/night, you must mention "Illinois Institute of Technology")
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On campus, there are several guest rooms available: Guest Suites

You might try using an online hotel finder. Using Kayak.com, we found two reasonable, inexpensive hotels:
- Chinatown Hotel SRO Ltd. $86/night (1 stop from IIT on Red Line, 2 stops from downtown)
- Travelodge Hotel Downtown Chicago $99/night: (south part of downtown, 2 blocks from Red Line, 2 stops from IIT)
(There are many cheaper ones, too, but not so well-located.)

Sharing a room
If you are interested in sharing a room with another participant, email us and we will help you make connections with others like you.

If you don't mind sharing a room with strangers, there's a very inexpensive, nice-looking hostel downtown. (No age restriction)

Last updated on December 19, 2008