THIRD ANNOUNCEMENT

Fourteenth Mid-West Conference on

COMBINATORICS, CRYPTOGRAPHY, AND COMPUTING

October 26-October 28, 2000

Wichita State University, Wichita, Kansas

The Fourteenth Midwest Conference on Combinatorics, Cryptography and Computing (MCCCC) will be held at Wichita State University, Wichita, Kansas, on October 26-28, 2000. Invited speakers are:

1. Doug Stinson, University of Waterloo, Combinatorial and Cryptographic Properties of Strongly Random Number Generators.
2. Stan Stahl, University of Kansas, Permutations and the Enumeration of the Orientable Embeddings of a Graph.
3. Ralph Stanton, University of Manitoba, Minimal PBDs with Specified Longest Block Length.
4. Neil Robertson, Ohio State University, On the Strong Perfect Graph Conjecture.
5. Neal Koblitz, University of Washington, The Origin and Current State of Elliptic curve Cryptography.
6. Sin-Min Lee, San Jose State University, Magic Graph Labeling.

The conference (with its organizing committee consisting of: D. Chopra, R. Bagai, K. Gopalkrishnan, and W.D. Wallis) gratefully acknowledges the support of the Institute of Combinatorics and its Applications, and the following units of Wichita State University: Department of Mathematics/Statistics, Department of Computer Science, and the Research Administration.

PROCEEDINGS
The invited speakers have been invited to publish versions of their talks in The Journal of Combinatorial Mathematics and Combinatorial Computing. Papers arising from contributed talks will be given priority to appear in the same volume as the invited talks. If you wish your paper to appear, the manuscript must reach Dharam Chopra, Dept. of Math/Stat, Wichita State University, Wichita, KS 67260-0033 by January 31, 2001 and the contributed papers will be subjected to the normal refereeing procedures of the journal before publication. Complete details will be given at the meeting.

REGISTRATION, FEES, TIMES
The conference fee will be $85.00 (including banquet), payable by September 30. The fee will be $100.00 (including banquet) if paid at registration. The conference registration desk will be open on the morning of October 26 in the Rhatigan Student Center. Late registration arrangements will be posted. Click here for registration form.

CONFERENCE PROGRAM
The conference talks will be held in the Rhatigan Student Center. The conference is scheduled to begin on Thursday morning and will finish on Saturday by 1:00 p.m. The conference social events will include a reception on Thursday evening and a Conference Banquet on Friday evening. Further details will be announced later. Click here for conference program

ACCOMMODATIONS
There are many hotels in Wichita, but we will provide transportation to and from the university at specified times from those listed below. Rates are before tax; s=single, d=double occupancy. Make reservations directly with the hotel by October 11. Please mention "Math Conference at WSU" while making reservation.

1. Ramada Inn (formerly Holiday Inn), 7335 E. Kellogg
(316)685-1281 or 1-800-272-6232
S or d = $45.00      Triple/Quad = $49.00
Continental breakfast, free transportation to and from the airport, indoor swimming pool, coffee in rooms; 15 to 20 rooms have been set aside at the above discounted rate.

2. Super 8 Motel, 527 S. Webb Road
(316)686-3888 only for reservations
S = $38.00      D = $42.00 (this rate good up to 4 in a room)
Continental breakfast; 25 rooms with king bed and 30 rooms with two beds set aside for the above special rates.

3. Scotsman Inn, 5465 S. Webb Road
(316)684-6363 or 1-800-477-7268
S = $34.95      D (one bed) = $38.95      D (2 beds) = $39.95
Free coffee in the lobby (no breakfast); 20 rooms with one bed and 15 rooms with 2 beds have been set aside.

4. Wichita Inn (East), 8220 E. Kellogg
(316)685-8291 or 1-888-685-8291
S = $39.00 (Add $4.00 for each additional person.)
Continental breakfast; 8 rooms with 1 bed and 7 rooms with double bed have been set aside.

TRAVEL
Wichita has one airport which is served by most major airlines. The airport is located on the west side of Wichita, whereas Wichita State University is located on the northeast side. The distance is about 12 miles. (Make note of this when deciding on a hotel. Unfortunately, there is no hotel close to campus. We will be providing a shuttle to and from campus at specified times from the hotels listed. There are hotels located closer to the airport but we are unable to provide transportation from them. Wichita is also served by Greyhound Bus Lines located in the heart of Wichita. For those driving, Wichita State University is surrounded by the streets: Oliver, 21st, Hillside, and 17th. The interstate I35 is nearly a mile to the west of WSU campus with an exit at 21st Street.

WICHITA
Set at the confluence of two rivers, Wichita (the largest city in Kansas with a population of over 350,000) has been an important site in the south central Kansas area since the days of the Santa Fe Trail. Wichita provides outstanding career opportunities in a variety of fields. Known as the "Air Capital of the World," Wichita is the home to Beech, Boeing, Cessna, and Learjet. Many other high tech companies including UNISYS, Vulcan Chemicals, Cargill, Safelite Corporation, IFR, Bank of America, Southwestern Bell, Electrotech, and Microtech are located in the Wichita area. In addition, Pizza Hut, Taco Tico, Koch Industries, Rent-A-Center, and Coleman are also major local employers with their corporate headquarters in Wichita. Pizza Hut started in Wichita. Art museums and exhibits; an excellent symphony orchestra; Historic Cowtown; Botanica Gardens; the Omnisphere Space Center; Lake Afton Public Observatory; Exploration Place, amusement and water fun parks; and an outstanding zoo provide entertainment and culture for persons of all ages.

ABSTRACTS
We require from those presenting papers that the title and an abstract (10 - 20 lines single space) of each paper be submitted to be received by October 10, 2000. The abstract must include the title of the paper on the first line, the author's name and institution on the second line, and be about six inches wide and not more than five inches long in all. There should be no unnecessary blank spaces. Please indicate the presenter of multiple author papers with an asterisk (*). Please do not include the word Abstract. Please mail abstracts (preferably typed in latex form to:
      Dharam Chopra, Conference Director
      Department of Mathematics/Statistics
      Wichita State University
      Wichita, Kansas 67260-0033
      e-mail address: chopra@twsuvm.uc.twsu.edu

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE:
Wal Wallis Department of Mathematics
Southern Illinois University
Carbondale, Illinois
wdwallis@math.siu.edu

K. Gopalakrishnan
Department of Mathematics
East Carolina University
Greenville, NC 27858-4353
gopal@mail.ecu.edu or gopal@cs.ecu.edu

Rajiv Bagai Department of Computer Science
Wichita State University
Wichita, KS 67260-0083
bagai@cs.twsu.edu

Dharam Chopra, Conference Director
Dept. of Mathematics & Statistics
Wichita State University
Wichita, KS 67260-0033
chopra@twsuvm.uc.twsu.edu

Deana Beek, Coordinator for Organizing Committee
mathstat@twsuvm.uc.twsu.edu