CMSA E-Newsletter 46

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Combinatorial Mathematics Society of Australasia (incorporated 8th July 1996)


Thanks to all CMSA members who have sent information for this newsletter, CMSA E-Newsletter 46, issued July 2016. Please send news as soon as you have anything of possible interest to CMSA members and the Combinatorial Community, even if no newsletter is imminent! Please email the Newsletter Editor (Kevin McAvaney): kevin.mcavaney at

CLOSING DATE for Issue 47: 30 September 2016. (Please email items to the newsletter editor ONLY in plain text.)

Old newsletters can be found here.

Aims of the newsletter

  • To promote combinatorics within Australasia.
  • To provide a forum for sharing combinatorial and related information.
  • To keep CMSA members informed and in touch with combinatorial and related matters.

Workshop and conference announcements

40ACCMCC December 2016

The 40th Australasian Conference on Combinatorial Mathematics and Combinatorial Computing (40ACCMCC) will be held at the University of Newcastle, Australia, Monday 12 to Friday 16 December 2016.

Early-bird registration until 1 November. Abstract submission deadline is 18 November. Registration closes 25 November.

Invited speakers

  • Nathan Clisby (University of Melbourne, Australia)
  • Amy Glen (Murdoch University, Australia)
  • Bojan Mohar (Simon Fraser University, Canada)
  • Florian Pfender (University of Colorado Denver, USA)
  • Dana Randall (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA)
  • Bruce Reed (McGill University, Canada)
  • Benny Sudakov (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, Switzerland)
  • Geoff Whittle (Victoria University of Wellington, NZ)

More Information

Attendees are invited to submit an abstract for a contributed talk of 25 minutes duration (including time for questions), covering some topic in discrete or combinatorial mathematics or a related area of computer science.

Conference website:
Contact: Thomas.Kalinowski at Telephone: (02) 492 16558

Information on registration, submission of abstracts, accommodation, etc. can be found at the website.
We look forward to seeing you in Newcastle.

60th Annual Meeting of the Australian Mathematical Society

The 60th Annual Meeting of the Australian Mathematical Society will be held at Australian National University (ANU), Canberra, from Monday 5 to Thursday 8 December 2016.

There will be a Special Session for Combinatorics organised by Amy Glen (A.Glen at and Jamie Simpson (Jamie.Simpson at We warmly invite contributed talks from CMSA members and anyone else who is interested.


More combinatorics conferences

Algebraic Combinatorics and Group Actions, Herstmonceux Castle in East Sussex, UK, 11-16 July 2016.

Distance in Graph 2016 (A conference to celebrate the life and work of Mirka Miller), Ubud, Bali, Indonesia, 19-22 July 2016.

The 22nd International Computing and Combinatorics Conference (COCOON'16), Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam, 2-4 August 2016.

The 1st Macedonian Workshop on Graph Theory and its Applications, Ohrid, Macedonia, 16-20 August 2016.

The 6th Polish Combinatorial Conference, Będlewo, Poland, 19-23 September 2016.

The 30th Midwest Conference on Combinatorics and Combinatorial Computing, Illinois State University, Normal, USA, 14-16 October 2016.

The 4th Bordeaux Graph Workshop, Bordeaux, France, 7-10 November 2016.

Recent news

Job Vacancy

Lecturer, Mathematical Sciences, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia. For further information please contact Assoc. Professor Asha Rao, Program Director, Information Security, Females are encouraged to apply. Applications close 24 July 2016.

Monash University People

Ron Steinfeld (Faculty of Information Technology) was a joint winner of a Best Paper prize at ASIACRYPT 2015 (Auckland, NZ, 29 Nov - 3 Dec 2015). The paper is "Improved security proofs in lattice-based cryptography: using the Rényi divergence rather than the statistical distance" by Shi Bai, Adeline Langlois, Tancrède Lepoint, Damien Stehlé, and Ron Steinfeld.

Graham Farr (Faculty of Information Technology) has had an article on the recent film "The Man Who Knew Infinity", about Srinivasa Ramanujan, published in The Conversation (24 May 2016):

Daniel Harvey, recently a Research Fellow in the School of Mathematical Sciences, has taken a position as Research Associate in the Logic and Semantics Research Group at the Technical University of Berlin.

Dr Yezhou Wang, of the School of Mathematical Sciences in the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC) in Chengdu, is visiting Graham Farr until October 2016.

The Australasian Journal of Combinatorics

The website for the Australasian Journal of Combinatorics is

The Journal is now online only, free for readers and authors (so it is a 'diamond open access' journal). There are three volumes per year, with each volume closing in February, June and October, matching the time of publication of the old paper volumes. Volumes are currently being uploaded in three batches. All three parts of Volume 65 (June 2016) are now online. Volume 66 part 1 will appear in early August.

Visit and sign up to subscribe to email notices whenever new papers are published. The contents of all volumes, 1 to 65, are listed at the above web page.

Submissions to the Australasian Journal of Combinatorics may be sent to Only pdf files are required at submission stage.

The Journal is now indexed by Scopus from Volume 13 (1996) onwards, and by Thomson Reuters "Emerging Sources Citation Index" from 2015 on.

ISSN: 2202-3518 (online only, after 2013); 1034-4942 (paper, before 2014).


Kevin McAvaney, Australia.
Email: kevin.mcavaney at