http://www.math.tu-dresden.de/num/chess2008/ is a rare announcement for a math / chess meeting. The date for this workshop is 21.11 - 23.11 in Dresden, where the chess olympiad is taking place from 11.11-25.11.
There is a tradition to use chess as a toy model for many problems in combinatorics, game theory and information theory. But there has been very little progress some classical chess-math problems like the n-queen problem. Perhaps this meeting gives the opportunity to present some new results and also to promote such kind of problems.