50th Southeastern International Conference on Combinatorics, Graph Theory & Computing

March 4-8, 2019

Undergraduate and Graduate Student Hospitality

Hello, and Welcome to all Undergraduate and Graduate Students!

The Organizing Committee of the 50th Southeastern International Conference on Combinatorics, Graph Theory and Computing welcomes you, and is glad that you are here!

Student Hospitality Center
Tuesday–Thursday, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., Grand Palm Room
organized by:
Dr. Maria W. Provost, Assistant Director
Dr. Stephen Locke, Professor and Associate Chair of Mathematical Sciences, FAU, and SEICCGTC Organizing Committee

We invite you to look around our website and see all that we have to offer young mathematicians like yourself! We encourage you to participate by bringing your research and making a presentation. You may either submit an abstract for one of our contributed paper sessions or for our "Best Student Paper" competition.  Either way, you can submit the full paper for consideration for publication in the refereed journal, Congressus Numerantium.  

We are looking for new results and high quality exposition in Combinatorics, Graph Theory and Computing.



Southeastern International Conference on Combinatorics, Graph Theory & Computing

The Best Student Paper Competition

Information and Instructions

Purpose of this event : To celebrate and encourage research that involves students at both graduate and undergraduate levels in the areas of Combinatorics, Graph Theory and Computing, and to acknowledge the work being done by the next generation of mathematicians.  The Best Student Paper competition consists of two major parts.  The first is to give a 15-minute presentation on your research at the conference.  The second is to submit a full paper that will be judged in the competition and also be eligible for publication in the journal Congressus Numerantium

  • Who is eligible:
    • Graduate or undergraduate students who present a paper based upon research in which they participated
    • Authors and presenters of papers
      • One of these students will be designated as the principal author and presenter of the paper
      • The principal author must present the paper at the Conference
      • Any faculty member or other professional who will be identified as contributing to the work must sign a form certifying that the mathematics in the paper is primarily the work of the student authors listed on the paper  
  • Presentation:
    • The principal author will submit an abstract to the conference in the customary manner to cgtc50@fau.edu by February 8, 2019 for the 15-minute presentation of the research
      • Indicate that the paper is to be entered in the Best Student Paper competition  
      • Submit a second copy of the abstract and the authorship form, if necessary, to Dr. Kim Factor (kim.factor@marquette.edu) no later that February 8, 2019
      • You will receive an email from Dr. Factor when your paper has been approved to be presented at the conference
    • Submit a copy of the full paper prepared for Congressus Numerantium no later than February 18, 2019 as described in the "How to submit a paper" paragraph  
    • Best Student Paper presentations will be scheduled for Monday, March 4th and Tuesday, March 5th whenever possible 
  • Judging:
    • Judging will be based on the full paper submitted
    • One faculty judge from each of the areas of combinatorics, graph theory and computing will rank the first three choices for graduates and the first three choices for undergraduates, with fewer if there are fewer papers in either section 
    • Best Paper Comment Sheets will be provided to each conference participant in the conference packets distributed during registration
    • Conference participants will be asked to submit Best Paper Comment Sheets at the registration desk no later than 9:30 a.m., Wednesday, March 6, 2019    
    • The Comments Sheets will be given to the judges at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, March 6, 2019
    • Awards will be presented at the Wednesday night banquet
  • Awards:
    • Cash prizes will be awarded. 
    • First place for the "Best Student Paper" in each division (graduate and undergraduate) will receive a cash award and one banquet ticket
  • How to submit a paper for the Best Student Paper competition:
    • Submit an abstract for the "Best Student Paper" on or before February 8, 2019 to cgtc50@fau.edu
    • Please put “Best Student Paper Submission” in the subject line on your email submission
    • Submit a copy of the abstract to Dr. Kim Factor (kim.factor@marquette.edu) with the authorship form, if necessary, and the submission form
    • You will receive an email from Dr. Kim Factor once your paper has been approved for the session
    • Submit a copy of the full paper prepared for Congressus Numerantium no later that February 18, 2019
    • Please see the "Instructions for submitting work to Congressus Numerantium

Instructions for Submission Form: 

Student Name and e-mail address
Supporting faculty member name, institution  and e-mail address
Title of the student paper
Student involvement (attach authorship form if necessary)

Abstract Submission Requirements:

  • An abstract is required for each paper
  • Submit your abstract as a PDF to cgtc50@fau.edu by February 8, 2019, at 5:00 PM EST

Format Requirements:

  • The abstract must not exceed ½ of an 8.5 by 11 inch page in length
  • A minimum of 250 words is required
  • Use a Times New Roman font
  • Font size should be no smaller than 10 pt and no larger than 12 pt
  • Text must be single-spaced
  • Margins:          
    Left:                 1.0 in.
    Right:               1.0 in.
    Top:                 1.0 in.
    Bottom:           1.0 in.