This Workshop is organized by the Center for Combinatorics of Nankai University on April 21-25, 2006. The aim of the workshop is to introduce the fundamental techniques and current research directions in combinatorics to the graduate students and young researchers. Topics include algebraic combinatorics, generating functions, computer proofs of combinatorial identities and graph theory. The principal speaker, Professor Herbert Wilf, will give series of lectures on combinatorics and mechanization. Other invited speakers will give talks about their respective research areas. The workshop also provides plenty of time for group discussions and problem sessions.
The principal speaker, Prof. Herbert Wilf, is Thomas Scott Chair of Mathematics at University of Pennsylvania, who received Haimo Award and Leroy P. Steele Prize (jointly with D. Zeilberger) in 1996 and 1998 for his achievements in combinatorics. He was also awarded the Euler Medal in 2004.