Aug 19 – 23, 2024
Asia/Seoul timezone

The 2024 Workshop on (Mostly) Matroids will be held in-person at the Institute for Basic Science (IBS), Daejeon, South Korea, from August 19, 2024 to August 23, 2024. We expect that most people would arrive on Sunday, August 18 and leave on Saturday, August 24.

Our hope is that this workshop will continue the tradition of previous workshops held in Sittard (2008), Maastricht (2010,2012), Princeton (2014), Eindhoven(2016), Waterloo (2017), and Baton Rouge (2019). The focus will be on all aspects of matroid theory, including its connection to graph theory, algebraic geometry, and other areas of mathematics.

There are no registration fees.

We will bring together 50-70 researchers from all over the world.

See the previous offerings of this workshop:

2017, 2016, 2014, 2012, 2010, 2008



Daejeon is 140km south of Seoul and is the fifth-largest city in South Korea. It is easily reached from Incheon Airport (near Seoul) in 2h by bus or train. 

  • Airports: Cheongju (CJJ) is the closest and has flights to Japan, Taipei, the Philippines, and Vietnam. Incheon Airport (ICN) is the biggest, and there are many airport buses taking 2.5 hours between Daejeon and Incheon Airport. There is also an airport train from the Incheon airport to Seoul station, roughly taking 50 min. 
  • From Seoul: The (fast) KTX Train from Seoul Station to Daejeon Station takes 1 hour. Or, an express bus from the Seoul Central City Terminal to Yuseong Bus Terminal takes 2 hours.


It'll be held at the 2nd floor of the IBS Science Culture Center, Institute for Basic Science, Daejeon, South Korea

55 Expo-ro Yuseong-gu Daejeon 34126, South Korea.


Travelers, including those from the US, the UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and most European countries, can visit Korea for up to 90 days without a visa. This year it is not even necessary to apply for the Korea Electronic Travel Authorization (K-ETA) for the following countries: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, Macao, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, UK, US (including Guam).


The organizers have contacted the following nearby hotels for discounts for the participants. 

  • ICC Hotel: A 2-star hotel within a short walking distance (about 800m).  Please fill out this form and send it to the ICC hotel email address to secure a reservation at a discounted rate. Expect to pay around 100 USD per night. Free breakfast.
  • I-Hotel: Formerly a guest house for visitors to research institutions in Daejeon. In the same neighborhood as the ICC Hotel and is next to the famous bakery cafe (Sungsimdang) of Daejeon. Visit the iHotel website, fill out the form, and send it. You can pay the accommodation fee upon check-in. Expect to pay about 35 USD per night for a single one-person room, or 46 USD for a two-person room after the IBS discount.
  • Onoma Hotel. A 5-star hotel in the Marriott group across the street from the workshop venue and located next to the biggest department store complex (Shinsaegae) in Daejeon. We are waiting to hear back regarding discounts. Expect to pay around 200 USD per night.


Other potential hotels:

  • Lotte City Hotel: A 3-star business hotel within the same neighbourhood as ICC Hotel (so about 800m from IBS). Expect to pay around 120 USD per night.
  • Gaon Residence Hotel (가온 레지던스 호텔): A mix of a long-term residence and a short-term residence hotel. A few members of IBS DIMAG live in the same building, including one of the organizers. Close to the airport bus stop. Expect to pay around 55 USD per night. 1.8km, 25 min walking.
  • Toyoko Inn Daejeon Daejeon Government Complex: A Japanese business hotel chain featuring small but economical rooms. Free breakfast. Expect to pay 50 USD per night. Close to the airport bus stop.  2.5 km away and 40 min walking through a park. 10 min taxi ride, around 6,000 KRW.


Please be careful that scammers may email you that they will arrange your hotel. Please do not reply to such an email and report to the organizers if you received one.

Application for this event is currently open.