The Danish graph theory community (represented by Lars Døvling Andersen, Jørgen Bang-Jensen, Leif Kjær Jørgensen, Carsten Thomassen, Bjarne Toft, Preben Dahl Vestergaard) arranges a meeting GRAPH THEORY AT SANDBJERG MANOR, August 17-23, 2008. The meeting will focus on all aspects of graph theory. During the meeting we shall celebrate Carsten Thomassen’s 60th birthday (Aug. 22, 2008).
Sandbjerg Manor is situated in
beautiful surroundings in South Jutland, close to the border between
Germany and Denmark, close (~7 km) to the town of Sonderborg. There is
website for Sandbjerg with address www.sandbjerg.dk
. A website with general touristinformation for South Jutland and the
Sonderborg area is here and
Sonderborg itself here.
area has a very rich history - there is a virtual history museum for the whole
area between Hamburg and Odense, created by among others the University
of Southern Denmark - but so far unfortunately only in Danish and
There is a
small local airport with connections from and to Copenhagen ( by
Cimber Air: www.cimber.dk), but
Sonderborg also have train connections from Copenhagen and may
be reached by train from Hamburg and from Aarhus. Find more information
these connections here (additions
made on July 25).
For those needing cheap hotel
accomodation in Copenhagen, one suggestion is (BB-hotel) and another (Hotel Rye).
participants arrive late in Copenhagen on the 17th and may have
difficulties reaching Sonderborg. One idea is to break the trip into
two at Odense (if you have a ticket all the way to Sonderborg, tell the
conductor on the train that you wish to break the journey). At Odense a
possibility for accomodation is Cabinn
right next to the railwaystation (turn left when you get out and walk
50 meters). There are direct trains from the airport to Odense 20 min
to the hour, the trip taking less than 2 hours. From Odense there are
direct trains to Sonderborg, also taking approx. 2 hours.
Sunday Aug. 17 will be the recommended
day of arrival, with the scientific program starting Monday
Aug. 18. There is no dinner at
Sandbjerg on Sunday 17, but sandwiches will be available through the
conference dinner will take place on Thursday August 21.
The meeting ends at lunchtime on Saturday Aug. 23.
The program will consist of main lectures in the mornings 9:00 -
12:00 on all six days (Monday-Saturday) and Friday afternoon. There
will be shorter lectures in
the afternoons 15:00-18:00 on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday and on
Tuesday evening. A problem
session is planned for Monday evening and the conference dinner for
Thursday. On Wednesday afternoon we plan an excursion to the
Science Park Danfoss Universe.
overview of the program
is available (last update August 15, 2008).
Abstracts of talks
are available (and updated along the way) - also a booklet in pdf
format (3 MB) with all the abstracts is now
available (Aug.13). This booklet will be distributed in paper
form to all participants upon arrival at Sandbjerg.
has wireless internet in all buildings.
We are not able to provide funding,
except for a small number of participants. We expect in general
participants to cover their own travel expenses and the local
expenses at Sandbjerg. The charge for room and full board is 130 EURO
per day per person. In addition there will be an extra charge of 70
the whole period as conference fee (to cover
due amounts will be charged in cash at the meeting, or preferably
you may pay into the bank account of the meeting in
advance. Or you may visit a branch of The Danish Bank
during your stay and pay directly into the account.
about how much we expect each participant to
pay has been sent out by individual e-mails on July 26 and 27.
bank account of the conference is in The Danish Bank (account
holder Bjarne Toft, Christiansgade 55, DK-5000 Odense C, Denmark) with
SWIFT CODE: DABADKKK and IBAN: DK3530003362584868 .
(The above should be enough, but here is some more info if needed:
address of the bank is: Den Danske Bank, Flakhaven 1, DK-5100
Odense C, Denmark
the Danish registration number of the branch is 3574 ,
and the account number is the last 10 digits of the above IBAN number).
A list of participants is available. It will in due time be provided with a list of e-mail addresses also.