International Conference on Cycles in Graphs, May 30 - June 2
The International Conference on Cycles in Graphs was held at Vanderbilt May 30 to June 2, 2012, in conjunction with the 27th Annual Shanks Lectures.
The purpose of the conference was to bring together workers from around the world to focus on recent developments in cycles in graphs. This includes many different aspects of this area, including: conditions for hamiltonicity, pancyclicity and related properties such as the existence of degree-bounded spanning trees; cycle decompositions of graphs; cycle double covers; cycles in random graphs or graphs with density conditions; matroid extensions of graph cycle problems; cycles in directed graphs and hypergraphs; and enumeration of cycles.
The event was held in conjunction with the 27th Annual Shanks Lectures, which were given by Daniela Kühn (University of Birmingham, UK). Kühn gave two lectures: "Hamilton Cycles in Graphs and Directed Graphs" and "Cycles and Trees in Robustly Expanding Directed Graphs."
The prestigious Shanks Lecture Series is organized annually by the Department of Mathematics of Vanderbilt University, honoring Baylis and Olivia Shanks. The late Professor Baylis Shanks was chairman of the Department from 1955 through 1969. A list of previous Shanks Conferences and Lecturers can be found here.
The organizing committee of the International Conference on Cycles in Graphs comprised Paul Edelman (Vanderbilt University), Mark Ellingham (Vanderbilt University), Genghua Fan (Fuzhou University, China), Ron Gould (Emory University), Tomáš Kaiser (University of West Bohemia, Czech Republic), Atsuhiro Nakamoto (Yokohama National University, Japan), Bruce Richter (University of Waterloo, Canada), Chris Rodger (Auburn University), and Xingxing Yu (Georgia Institute of Technology).
Further information is available on the conference website.