Pre-Workshop School on Graph and Geometric Algorithms

The school is being organized for PhD students and teachers in computer science and discrete mathematics during February 11-13, 2013. This school is organized jointly by ISI Kolkata, TIFR Mumbai, and RKM Vivekananda University, Belur. There are eight speakers in the school, and each of them will deliver one lecture of 1:15 hour on an advanced research topic on Graph Theory/Algorithms or Geometric Algorithms. The confirmed speakers of the school are:

  1. Prof. Matya Katz
  2. Prof. Haim Kaplan
  3. Prof. Shakhar Smorodinsky
  4. Prof. Anil Maheshwari
  5. Prof. Ajit Diwan
  6. Prof. Sathish Govindarajan
  7. Prof. Sumit Ganguly
  8. Prof. N.S. Narayanaswamy

In addition, four young speakers will deliver lectures of 0:30 hour each on the same topics mentioned above. The speakers are:
  1. Dr. Saurabh Ray
  2. Ms. Rinat Ben Avraham
  3. Dr. Arindam Pal
  4. Dr. Arijit Ghosh
Click here to download the lecture schedule.


There is no registration fee for the school. Arrangements have been made for speakers and 25 selected participants to stay in ISI guest house in the ISI campus, Kolkata. All participants will be provided boarding and lodging free of cost.

Online registration has started. Fill in the registration form within November 11, 2012, and email it as a plain txt file to:

Technical Sessions

Lectures on the first day (Monday, February 11, 2013) will be held in ISI Kolkata lecture hall. Lectures on the second day (Tuesday, February 12, 2013) will be held in the lecture hall of RKM Vivekananda University at Belur. After the lectures, there will be a small session of lectures on Swami Vivekananda's active role in encouraging and supporting research and teaching in science and engineering (not so well-known in the scientific community). Our school will be a humble effort to show our respect to Swamiji and, specially, to remember this aspect of Swamiji. At the end, there will be a guided walking tour of Ramakrishna Math and Mission, Belur. On the third day (Wednesday, February 13, 2013), lectures will be held at ISI lecture hall like the first day, and the school will end just before lunch.


The school is aimed at fulfilling three purposes: (i) as a pre-conference school for WALCOM 2013, (ii) as an Indo-Israeli School, 2013 and (iii) as a Celebration of Swami Vivekananda's 150th Birth Anniversary.


  1. Prof. Bimal Roy, Director, Indian Statistical Institute
  2. Swami Atmapriyananda, Vice-Chancellor, RKM Vivekananda University


  1. Prof. Subhas Nandy (Co-Convener)
  2. Prof. Subir Ghosh (Co-Convener)
  3. Prof. Matya Katz
  4. Prof. Sandip Das
  5. Swami Sarvottamananda

Further Details

Contact Professor Subir Ghosh (Email: