Mathematical Programming Society  D. R. FULKERSON PRIZE
 Call for nominations 2006

NOTE: The 2006 prize winners have been anounced, see citations.

The Fulkerson Prize Committee invites nominations for the Delbert Ray Fulkerson Prize, sponsored jointly by the Mathematical Programming Society and the American Mathematical Society. Up to three awards of US$1500 each are presented at each (triennal) International Symposium of the MPS. The Fulkerson Prize is for outstanding papers in the area of discrete mathematics. The Prize will be awarded at the 19th International Symposium on Mathematical Programming to be held in Rio, Brazil from July 30 to August 4, 2006.

Eligible papers should represent the final publication of the main result(s) and should have been published in a recognized journal, or in a comparable, well-refereed volume intended to publish final publications only, during the six calendar years preceding the year of the Symposium (thus, from January 2000 through December 2005). The prizes will be given for single papers, not series of papers or books, and in the event of joint authorship the prize will be divided.

The term `discrete mathematics' is interpreted broadly and is intended to include graph theory, networks, mathematical programming, applied combinatorics, applications of discrete mathematics to computer science, and related subjects. While research work in these areas is usually not far removed from practical applications, the judging of papers will be based only on their mathematical quality and significance.

Previous winners and further information about the Fulkerson Prize can be found at and at

The Fulkerson Prize Committee consists of Noga Alon (Tel-Aviv University), Bill Cunningham (U. Waterloo) and Michel Goemans (MIT), chair.

Please send your nominations (including reference to the nominated article and an evaluation of the work) by January 31st, 2006 to the chair of the committee. Electronic submissions to are preferred.

      Michel Goemans
      MIT, Room 2-351
      Department of Mathematics
      77 Massachusetts Avenue
      Cambridge, MA 02139

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