The International Research Workshop on Graph Domination was organized by the Department of Mathematics in association with the Ramanujan Mathematical society in the online mode during July 20-24, 2021. The workshop was announced by sharing the brochure through the online platforms well in advance and the registration was closed by July 7th when the Registration crossed 80. We restricted the number of participants for the effectiveness of the programme.The registered participants were from various parts of the country: Andhra Pradesh, Bangalore, Gujarat, Karnataka, Kerala, Maharashtra, Nagaland, New Delhi, Orissa, Tamilnadu, Telengana, Utharpradesh. The webpage of the workshop is https://stpauls.ac.in/blog/department-news/mathematics/international-research-workshop-on-graph-domination-july-20-24-2021/
The workshop was inaugurated by Prof. Sabu Thomas, Honorable Vice Chancellor of M G University, Kottayam on 20/07/21. The inaugural meeting started with a prayer. TheConvener& Head, Department of Mathematics; Dr. Manju K. Menon welcomed the gathering and she gave an idea about the workshop. Dr. Savitha K S, Principal in charge,delivered the Principal’s address. The President of the meeting was Rev. Fr. Joseph Antony Pallipparambil, Associate Manager, St. Paul’s College, Kalamassery. He congratulated the Department of Mathematics for organizing the workshops like this and thanked RMS for supporting this event. Prof. Sabu Thomas, Honorable Vice Chancellor, M G University, Kottayam inaugurated the meeting and congratulated the whole team behind this event. Prof. Ambat Vijayakumar, (Professor, CUSAT) Vice President, RMS felicitated and he remarked that Department of Mathematics, St. Paul’s College, Kalamassery has good collaborations with RMS. Dr. Pramada Ramachandran delivered the vote of thanks.
There were 10 sessions each of 1.5 hrs. duration, two sessions per day. The speakers were Prof. S. Arumugam, Adjunct Professor, Amrutha Viswa Vidya Peetham, Coimbatore, Prof. Ambat Vijayakumar, Emeritus Professor, CUSAT, Prof. Douglus F Rall, USA, Prof. Sandi Klavzar, Slovenia, Prof. Ismael G Yero, Spain, Dr. Anu V, St. Peter’s College, Kolenchery, Dr. Chithra M R, Kerala University, Dr. Seethu Varghese, BMC College, Thrikkakkara, and Dr. Tijo James, Pavanathma College, Murickassery. All the speakers were experts in their areas and their sessions were well appreciated. Good discussions were there at the end of each session and the young researchers cleared their doubts from the speakers. We sincerely hope that some collaboration works will be published in the near future as a biproduct of this workshop.