ITCDM is a forum for discrete mathematics researchers from Taiwan and India to showcase the recent advances in their respective fields of study. The conference also aims to give registered participants exposure to new avenues of research and a chance to interact with subject experts. Since its inception in 2009, the ITCDM has taken place once every two years, hosted alternately in Taiwan and in India. The 2015 edition of ITCDM will take place at the ICSR Auditorium, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai, India, from 10 to 13 July, 2015.
The conference will have talks in five streams: Graph Algorithms, Graph Coloring, Combinatorics, Algebraic Graph Theory, Coding/Design Theory and a special session.
So as to benefit the teachers and research students from colleges in India and in particular from around Chennai, we are making most of the talks expository in nature. Those from Chennai colleges who does not need accommodation, the registration fee will be waived, provided funds are available.
Dates of Conference: 10th to 13th July, 2015
Last date of registration : 1st May, 2015
Confirmation of registration: 15th May, 2015
Last date for sending registration fee: 1st June, 2015
The conference will be held in the IC & SR building located in the IIT Madras campus. Once you've entered through the IIT Madras main gate, you can take a campus bus to Gajendra Circle. The IC & SR building is nearby.
The IIT Madras campus is located on the Sardar Patel Road, midway between the Raj Bhavan and Adyar bus terminus. Other landmarks include the Guindy Snake Park near the IIT main gate and the Central Leather Reasearch Institute (CLRI) campus opposite the IIT campus.The following is a Google map showing some relevant locations.
Airports: The nearest airport to IIT Madras is Chennai Airport, which is about 15 kms from IIT Madras. It is an international airport connected by flights from all over the world, and from other major airports at New Delhi, Mumbai, and Kolkata.
Transportation from Airport: Please check out the various transportation options between airport and IIT Madras campus.
Chennai is well-connected in the Indian Railway network. We have two train stations, Chennai Central and Egmore. Central is well connected to the rest of the country and is usually the destination for most inter-state trains. For details, see Indian Railways.
Transportation from Train Station: IIT Madras is located about 12 km away from Chennai Central. If you have light luggage (a bag or an attache) you could consider taking a bus to IIT. The bus stop is just across the road from the Central Railway Station. You could use the subway to cross the road which is perpetually busy. There are direct buses to IIT, which start at the Central Station bus stop. If you take any of them, get down at Gandhi Mandapam, which is at walking distance from the IIT main gate. Otherwise, take any bus to Saidapet and from there, any bus heading for Adyar or Besant Nagar which will drop you right in front of the IIT gate. You could also take any bus to Adyar; there are frequent buses from Adyar Signal to the campus. Once you reach the In gate, there are buses to Gajendra Circle (near the administrative block and Central Library), the academic zone and the hostels (they are around 3.8 km from the main gate!) almost every 30 minutes.
If you have luggage, an auto-rickshaw or taxi would be the most comfortable option. The fare will be around Rs. 250 for an auto-rickshaw and around Rs. 350 for a taxi. If you arrive at Egmore Station, you could take buses to IIT, Gandhi Mandapam or Adyar from where there are number of buses to the IIT. Should you choose to take an autorickshaw, please note that there is a pre-paid autorickshaw stand located just outside the railway station. Pay at the counter, name your destination, get a slip, and give it to an auto driver.
There are a plethora of places worth visiting in and around Chennai should you find yourself so inclined. You can use the intercity trains, buses or autorickshaws to get around. A word of caution regarding autorickshaws, it is a good idea to find out how much an auto ride would cost from a local before asking the auto driver, because Chennai auto drivers have been known to make steep demands of those not in the know. To get an idea of what you can do and see in and around Chennai, check out this link and this link. Shops and restaurants tend to be open between 10 am and 10 pm. Please note that Chennai goes to sleep a bit early, so it is advisable to have your dinner sometime before 9 pm. Fortunately for those who do need a snack late at night, we have a 24/7 canteen on campus in the form of IRCTC 24-hour Snacketeria.