Nowadays, graph symmetries are becoming a very important and rapidly growing area of study, and often looked at closely by computer scientists and other network designers. One significant instance of this is the study of interconnection networks. These are usually represented by an undirected graph, in which vertices represent processors and edges represent links between processors. To achieve high performance, mathematicians and computer scientists recommend graphs with high levels of symmetry as models for interconnection networks, because of the many advantages that they exhibit. Networks modelled on vertex-transitive graphs (especially Cayley graphs) have been shown to be very “good” in their balance of cost (measured by the degree of each vertex in the network) against performance (how easy they are to disconnect, and the efficiency of algorithms run on them). The symmetry of these graphs often makes them relatively easy to study and understand, and has the huge advantage that “local” algorithms work globally, because vertex-transitivity implies that all vertices hold equivalent roles within the global network.
The goal of this workshop would be to provide an excellent forum for leading experts in the area of symmetries in graphs and networks to share recent developments and techniques among themselves, to develop further collaborations, and to provide an opportunity for younger, up-and- coming researchers to meet and learn from established authorities in the subject area.
University of Auckland, New Zealand
Beijing Jiaotong University, China
University of Primorska, Koper, Slovenia
Tsinghua University, China
Beijing Jiaotong University, China
January 29-February 2, 2018
Conference Room103 at TSIMF
Tsinghua Sanya International Mathematics Forum (TSIMF, 清华三亚国际数学论坛)
Address: No.100, Tsinghua Road, Phoenix Town, Sanya, Hainan, P. R. China. （The latitude and longitude position of TSIMF facility: 18.32, 109.41）中国海南省三亚市凤凰镇清华路100号, 清华三亚国际数学论坛（纬度18.32，经度109.41）
Our scheduled shuttle bus will take you to the TSIMF from the air-port as long as you have provided your flight information.
We will also have shuttle bus to send the participants to the airport once you have provided your departure flight information. ps: I will send you a seperate email about the airport pick up service
Tips of payment for your family’s (spouse) meals etc.:
Please kindly be informed that the cost of the meals for your spouse is a lump sum of RMB 1000 Yuan. The cost of accommodation is RMB 400 Yuan per night if an additional standard room is needed. The Visa, MasterCard, Credit Card and UnionPay Card could be accepted at TSIMF.
However, according to the rules of TSIMF, participants’ children (less than 16 years old), parents or other family members (except your spouses) cannot be accepted as accompanying persons attending this event.
There are no ATM machines in our TSIMF, but you could find them in the air-port and the lobby of Howard Johnston Hotel.
Departing on Feb. 3 Participants who plan to depart on Feb. 3 are welcome to stay in TSIMF on the night of Feb. 2. Meanwhile, they will not need to pay the cost of accommodation fee on the evening of Feb. 2, but will need to pay the meals and transportation fee to the Sanya air-port from TSIMF on Feb. 3. Formal receipts can be issued for the expenses for accommodation and meals, but unfortunately TSIMF cannot issue formal receipts for transportation costs. The standard charge for lifting to the airport is: RMB 15 Yuan for one trip in a four seats car, and RMB 30 Yuan for one trip in a six seats commercial vehicle.
Conference materials, Room key and name badge for participants will be distributed at the reception desk of Room 200, Building B (1st Floor), Tsinghua Sanya International Mathematics Forum. Please retain your name badge. It is also your meal card and entrance ticket for all events.
For the Original“Conference Notice”(会议通知) in Chinese which could help the domestic participants to deal with something financial matter in the domestic university of China, please take it once you register at our reception room of our TSIMF.
Transportation Arrangement during the conference
We will provide transportation for free charges to take you between the Haihong Square （海虹广场）of Howard Johnson and our TSIMF from Jan. 29 to Feb. 2, 2018.
Excursion on Tuesday’s Afternoon (May 30, 2017)
We will only provide transportation for your excursion. You are responsible for your own entrance tickets or the expense of hiring a tourist guide. You will need to pay the cost of entrance tickets in cash (Chinese Currency) when you have arrived at the tourist area. The scheduled time as below: The Tourist Area of Tianyahaijiao（天涯海角）--Price of ticket: about RMB100-200Yuan
13:30 Pick-up at the entrance of TSIMF
17:00 Back from the Tourist Area
Special Notes: Please be on time to catch the bus at the right place. Our bus would not wait for you if you are late for the scheduled time.
Conference Banquet on Tuesday’s Evening (May 30, 2017)
Place: Dining Hall, Building B of TSIMF
All the invited participants would be warmly welcome!
Please just feel free to contact our Room Manager of TSIMF: Ms. Li Ye (叶莉) if you have any problem about your room. Her cell phone number is (0086)139-7679-8300 and E-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org