Supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Security Agency (NSA), the Atlanta Lecture Series in Combinatorics and Graph Theory (ALS) consists of three mini-conferences each year that are rotated among three major research universities in Atlanta: Emory University, Georgia Institute of Technology, and Georgia State University. The conferences stress a variety of areas. Each conference features one prominent researcher with two one-hour lectures, four one–hour lectures by outstanding combinatorists and graph theorists, and a few 30–minute talks by junior researchers in this area.
The eleventh mini-conference will be held at Georgia State University on the weekend of January 25-26. The featured speaker of this mini-conference is Dr. Alexander Schrijver from Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica in Amsterdam and The University of Amsterdam. The four main speakers are Drs. Ralph Faudree, Illya Hicks, Gretchen Matthews, and Jozef Skokan. Three young researchers are Drs. Bernard Lidicky, Dong Ye, and Shoichi Tsuchiya. Additionally, there will be a Graduate Student Section on Saturday morning, January 25.