Joint Summer Research Conferences 
Graph Coloring and SymmetrySunday, July 21 Thursday, July 25, 2002 Karen
Collins (cochair), Wesleyan University
The goal of this conference will be to gather together in one place researchers working in three different but synergistic areas: graph coloring and homomorphisms, symmetric functions, and graph algorithms. The workshop will focus on applications of results from the theory of symmetric functions to graph homomorphism problems and to the development of graphcoloring algorithms, and applications of tools from the theory of graph homomorphisms and graphcoloring algorithms to illuminate the theory of symmetric functions. Offering a forum where researchers in these fields can unite and share their tools, methodology, and experience, the workshop will serve both to deepen our understanding of these beautiful topics and to provide new perspectives for the participants. Our list of hour speakers includes Lenore Cowen (Tufts University), Chris Godsil (University of Waterloo), Pavol Hell (Simon Fraser University), Odile Marcotte (Université du Québec à Montréal), Richard Stanley (MIT), and Xuding Zhu (National Sun Yatsen University).
Current Participant List: Michael Albertson (Smith College), Trevor Alan Bass (Harvard), Anthony Bonato,(Wilfrid Laurier Univ.), Seth Chaiken (SUNY Albany), Zhongyuan Che (Wesleyan Univ.), Tim Chow (Quincy, MA), Peter Christopher (Worcester Polytech), Karen L. Collins (Wesleyan Univ.), Lenore Cowen (Tufts Univ.), Chris Godsil (Univ. of Waterloo), Ruth Haas (Smith College), Ezra Halleck (NY College of Tech), Pavol Hell (Simon Fraser Univ.), Evangelos Kranakis (Carleton), Danny Krizanc (Wesleyan Univ.), Yueher Kuo (Univ. of Tennessee), Joshua Laison (Colorado College), Daphne Liu (Califormia State Univ., LA), Daniel Marcotte (Bishop's Univ.), Odile Marcotte (Université du Québec à Montréal), Ross McConnell (Colorado State), Kathleen McKeon (Connecticut College), Maurice Morel (Université du Québec à Montréal), Rosa Orellana (Dartmouth College), Val Pinciu (Southern Connecticut State University), Jeff Queen (Bishop's University), Alex Russell (UConn), Cindy Sawchuk (Carleton University), Frank Sottile (UMass), Richard Stanley (MIT), Sheila Sundaram (Danbury, CT), Claude Tardif (University of Regina), Kimber Tysdal (Hood College), Greg Warrington (UMass), Brian Wynne (Wesleyan University), Xuding Zhu (National Sun YatSen Univ.), Ran Ziv (TelHai Rodman College) Abstracts

