Optimal Discrete Structures and Algorithms
ODSA 2010
Rostock (Germany), September 13 - 15, 2010

The deadline for submissions for the conference proceedings has been extended to November 30, 2010.
The conference is over.
Pictures of the conference are available.

The ODSA 2010 conference, to be held at the University of Rostock, continues the ODSA series following previous conferences in 1997, 2000 and 2006. The University of Rostock was founded in 1419 and is the oldest university in northern continental Europe. The old Hanseatic city Rostock is located about 200 km north of Berlin at the Baltic coast.

The conference aims at the interactions between several aspects of Discrete Mathematics, Mathematical Optimization, Theoretical Computer Science, and their applications. In particular, the scope of the conference includes combinatorial optimization and algorithms on discrete structures, extremal problems in posets, design theory, coding theory, and graph theory.

Invited Speakers

Michał Karoński (Poznań, Atlanta) Imre Leader (Cambridge)
Kurt Mehlhorn (Saarbrücken) Walter Wallis (Carbondale)
Peter Widmayer (Zürich) Gerhard Woeginger (Eindhoven)

Registration and Conference Fee

The registration is closed now.

The conference fee of Euro 50 (students: Euro 35) includes refreshments, social events and a conference dinner. The conference fee has to be paid upon arrival at the conference office.

The conference office will be located in the restaurant "Genesis", Gerhart-Hauptmann-Straße 13. From the main railway station ("Hauptbahnhof"), you can reach the restaurant by leaving through the main exit towards the centre.

Cross the main road at the sole traffic light, and the restaurant is in the orange building directly at the street corner. The conference office will be open from 16.00h to 22.00h.

There, you will receive the conference materials. The restaurant is also intended to be a meeting point for conference participants, and presents itself as a good location for dinner.

On these days, the office will be located in Ulmenstrasse 69, Haus 3, Room 129. It will open on Monday at 8am.


All sessions of the conference will take place in Ulmenstrasse 69, Haus 3. The program booklet containing schedule and abstracts is also available on the conference web site. Please note that the 50 minutes slots for invited talks and the 25 minutes slots for contributed talks also include time for a brief discussion of about 5 minutes.

The conference will start on Monday morning and end on Wednesday afternoon. In the morning sessions we will have the talks of the invited speakers, while the afternoons are for the contributed talks in parallel sections.
The schedule is now available. (last update of online version: 15/09/2010)


Rooms for participants of ODSA 2010 have been reserved by the conference organizers in two hotels: Intercity Hotel Rostock and penta-Hotel Rostock. See here for more details. As a general remark, we should mention that Rostock is a major tourist destination. Therefore, we recommend early booking

How to get to Rostock

Rostock can be reached from Berlin, Hamburg or Frankfurt (airports TXL, HAM or FRA) by frequent trains departing usually in a two-hour-tact from Berlin, Hauptbahnhof, or Hamburg, Hauptbahnhof, or Frankfurt, Flughafen, respectively. See the online timetable in English or German.

How to get to our conference in Rostock is described here.

Conference Proceedings

There will be a special issue of Discrete Applied Mathematics (DAM) with contributions to the conference. Submitted papers will be reviewed according to the usual procedures. Proceedings of ODSA 1997, 2000 and 2006 appeared as DAM Volume 95, No. 1-3, Volume 138, No. 1-2, and Volume 157, No. 9.

The deadline for submission will be November 30, 2010.
Submissions during the conference are very welcome.

Organizing Committee

Information on ODSA 2010

Konrad Engel, Roger Labahn, ODSA
Universität Rostock, Institut für Mathematik
18051 Rostock, Germany

e-mail: odsa@uni-rostock.de 


The conference will be sponsored by

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Karsten Schölzel, odsa@uni-rostock.de

Last update: 02. November 2010

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