CMSA E-Newsletter 16

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COMBINATORIAL MATHEMATICS SOCIETY OF AUSTRALASIA (INC) E-Newsletter 16 (October 2004) INTRODUCTION:

Thank you to the members who have sent information for this newsletter. 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 at: p.manyem at ballarat.edu.au

CLOSING DATE for Issue 17: January 30, 2005. (Please email items to me ONLY in plain text.)

CMSA WEB PAGE: http://www.maths.uq.edu.au/~db/CMSA/cmsa.html

NEWSLETTER WEB VERSIONS: http://uob-community.ballarat.edu.au/~pmanyem/cmsa/

CMSA CONFERENCE HISTORY PAGE (all past conferences organised under the CMSA; thanks to Kevin McAvaney for starting this page) http://www.maths.uq.edu.au/~ejb/history.html

CONTENTS:

   * AIMS of the newsletter
   * FUTURE WORKSHOP AND CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENTS
  • Second Prairie Discrete Mathematics Workshop, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada, OCTOBER 1-3, 2004.
  • Colloquium on Combinatorics Magdeburg, Germany, NOVEMBER 11-13, 2004.
  • IwoGL 2004: International Workshop on Graph Labeling Jawa Timur (East Java), Indonesia, DECEMBER 6-9, 2004.
  • 29th ACCMCC and the 2004 NZIMA Conference in Combinatorics Copthornes-Manuels, Lake Taupo, New Zealand, DECEMBER 13-18, 2004.
  • Conference on Combinatorics in Honour of Frank K. Hwang's 65th Birthday Hsin Chu, Taiwan, MAY 19-21, 2005.
  • The 16th Australasian Workshop on Combinatorial Algorithms (AWOCA 2005) University of Ballarat, Victoria, Australia, SEPTEMBER, 2005.
  • 30th ACCMCC University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia, DECEMBER 5-9, 2005.
  • A few useful conference webpages.
   * RECENT NEWS OF CMSA MEMBERS and others
  • Mirka Miller and Joseph Ryan move to the University of Ballarat, Australia.
  • Photos from Combinatorics'04 held in Italy are now available.
   * Six-month thematic programme on COMBINATORICS AND ITS APPLICATIONS,  New Zealand Institute of Mathematics & its Applications (NZIMA),  July-Dec, 2004.
   * Open Position at Charles Darwin University, Darwin, Australia
   * AUSTRALASIAN JOURNAL OF COMBINATORICS

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

FUTURE WORKSHOP AND CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENTS Second Prairie Discrete Mathematics Workshop, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada OCTOBER 1-3, 2004.

The second Prairie Discrete Mathematics workshop is being held at the University of Lethbridge (Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada), from October 1 (Friday) to October 3 (Sunday), 2004.

For further details, contact Hadi Kharaghani at: kharaghani-at-uleth.ca



Colloquium on Combinatorics, University of Magdeburg, Germany NOVEMBER 11-13, 2004.

The series of conferences on Colloquium on Combinatorics will continue this year 2004 in Magdeburg.

The Colloquium on Combinatorics is a forum that brings together young researchers and well established scientists. It will cover all parts from Combinatorics and Discrete Mathematics in a broad sense, including combinatorial aspects in Algebra, Geometry and Computer Science. Please register before October 29, 2004.

Colloquium website: http://www.math.uni-magdeburg.de/kolkom

Stefan Felsner and Alexander Pott (email: kolkom-at-uni-magdeburg.de)



International Workshop on Graph Labeling (IwoGL 2004), Jawa Timur (East Java), Indonesia DECEMBER 6-9, 2004.

IwoGL 2004 will be held at Klub Bunga Hotel, Batu, East Java, Indonesia, during December 6-9 (Mon-Thu), 2004. The style of the workshop will be problem-oriented and the workshop emphasis will be on informal discussion.

Registration (early bird) closes on October 31. For additional information, see the workshop website:

http://www.math.itb.ac.id/~iwogl2004/

Edy Baskaro, Co-Chair (email: ebaskoro-at-dns.math.itb.ac.id)



The 2004 NZIMA Conference in Combinatorics and The 29th Australasian Conference in Combinatorial Mathematics and Combinatorial Computing (29th ACCMCC) (Joint Conferences) Copthornes-Manuels, Lake Taupo, NZ, DECEMBER 13-18, 2004.

Topics include: Graph Theory, Matroid Theory, Design Theory, Coding Theory, Enumerative Combinatorics, Combinatorial Optimisation, and Combinatorial Computing and Theoretical Computer Science.

Organising Committee:

   * ACCMCC:   Brendan McKay   and   Ian Wanless,
   * NZIMA:   Geoff Whittle   and   Paul Bonnington.

Accommodation options range from Backpackers/lodge-style (~FREE to NZ$30 per night), 1 and 2 bedroom Motels units (~NZ$90-$120 twin share per night) through to Luxury Studio (~NZ$160 per night)

All enquiries to Paul Bonnington: p.bonnington-at-auckland.ac.nz.

Conference Webpage: http://www.nzima.auckland.ac.nz/combinatorics/conference.html.



CTS Conference on Combinatorics and Applications in Honour of Frank K. Hwang's 65th Birthday, Hsin Chu, Taiwan Venue: Department of Applied Mathematics, National Chiao Tung University (NCTU), Hsin Chu, Taiwan, MAY 19-21, 2005.

Organizers: Chiu-Yuan Chen (NCTU), cychen-at-math.nctu.edu.tw Ding-Zhu Du (Univ. of Minnesota), ddu-at-nsf.gov Hung-Lin Fu (NCTU), hlfu-at-math.nctu.edu.tw

Program Committee: Hung-Lin Fu (NCTU, chair), Gerard J. Chang (NTU, co-chair), Chiu-Yuan Chen (NCTU), Ding-Zhu Du (Univ. of Minnesota), Chin-Mei K. Fu (Tamkang Univ.), Hua-Ming Huang (NCU), Tayuan Huang(NCTU), Ko-Wei Lih(Acadernia Sinica), Chi-Wen Weng (NCTU), Xuding Zhu (NSYSU).

For all participants, please register at http://www.math.nctu.edu.tw/ctsconference/ (registration will open after June 1, 2004), and no later than April, 1, 2005. For the purpose of promoting research (by CTS) in combinatorics, this conference is free of registration fee and all meals during the period of conference including a banquet on May 20, 2005.

National Center for Theoretical Sciences, Mathematics Division Email: math-at-math.cts.nthu.edu.tw



AWOCA 2005, The University of Ballarat, Victoria, Australia The 16th Australasian Workshop on Combinatorial Algorithms will be held at the University of Ballarat in September 2005. Exact dates will be announced shortly.

Topics include: Algorithms and Data Structures, Complexity Theory, Graph Theory and Combinatorics, Cryptography, Algorithms on Strings, Graph Algorithms, Graph Drawing, Computational Algebra and Geometry, Computational Biology, Communications Networks, Probabilistic and Randomized Algorithms, New Paradigms of Computation, and other topics in theoretical Computer Science.

Organising Committee: To be announced.

Program Committee: To be announced.

The workshop webpage will be available soon.

Mirka Miller (Chairperson, Organising Committee)



ACCMCC 2005, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia The 30th ACCMCC (Australasian Conference in Combinatorial Mathematics and Combinatorial Computing) will be held at the University of Queensland during December 5-9, 2005.

Details will appear at the website http://www.maths.uq.edu.au/cdmc/30accmcc.html in due course.

Elizabeth Billington



A few useful conference webpages:

http://www.combinatorics.org/Conferences/

http://www.maths.qmw.ac.uk/~pjc/bcc/conferences.html

http://www.maths.qmw.ac.uk/~pjc/bcc/conferences.html#main

Upcoming conferences in Coding, Cryptography and Effective Algebra: http://www-rocq.inria.fr/codes/Anne.Canteaut/annonces.html.

RECENT NEWS OF CMSA MEMBERS and others

Mirka Miller and Joesph Ryan have moved from the University of Newcastle to the University of Ballarat, Victoria, Australia. Mirka has joined University of Ballarat as a Professor of Computer Science. Her email: m.miller-at-ballarat.edu.au (Congratulations to Mirka!)

Photos from Combinatorics'04, held in Italy, are now available at http://www.dmi.unict.it/combinatorics04/pictures.htm.


SIX-MONTH THEMATIC PROGRAMME ON COMBINATORICS AND ITS APPLICATIONS New Zealand Institute of Mathematics & its Applications (NZIMA), July-Dec, 2004

Last year, the New Zealand government established five Centres of Research Excellence. This initiative was to encourage world-class research, which will contribute to New Zealand's development. The New Zealand Institute of Mathematics & its Applications (NZIMA) is one of the new Centres of Research Excellence, formed as a partnership between the University of Auckland (its host) and the NZ Mathematics Research Institute (Inc.).

We are pleased to announce that the NZIMA will run a special 6-month thematic programme in Combinatorics and its Applications, July-December 2004. This programme will involve a concentrated period of activity centred around a workshop at the University of Auckland in July 2004 and a conference in December 2004, participation by visiting lead experts, and the appointment of a two-year postdoctoral fellow and a number of postgraduate research students. Besides Combinatorics, additional points of focus will be applications to computational biology, complexity theory, theoretical computer science and abstract algebra -- areas that are already well developed in New Zealand.

All enquiries to the two co-directors of the NZIMA programme: Paul Bonnington: p.bonnington-at-auckland.ac.nz, or Geoff Whittle: geoff.whittle-at-vuw.ac.nz.

Webpage: http://www.nzima.auckland.ac.nz/combinatorics/.


Open Position at Charles Darwin University, Darwin, Australia

The recruitment will be in the area of Mathematics.

The successful candidate may be offered the rank of an Associate Lecturer or Lecturer or Senior Lecturer, depending on his/her qualifications, background and experience.

Closing Date: October 11, 2004.

For further information, contact Dr. Ian Roberts (Mathematics Discipline Leader) at ian.roberts-at-cdu.edu.au or phone +61-8-8946-6381.

You can download application forms and obtain necessary material from http://www.cdu.edu.au/staffservices/vacancies.html (position number 2749).


The AUSTRALASIAN JOURNAL OF COMBINATORICS

The web page for the Australasian Journal of Combinatorics is at http://ajc.math.auckland.ac.nz/.

The Journal will be published three times per year from 2005, in February, June and October.

There is a search facility for past authors and for keywords in the titles of papers. Instructions to authors are also available at this web site.

The contents of all volumes, 1 to 30, are listed at the above web page. We also now have free public access to the full papers in Volumes 1 to 22 inclusive. All but the last four years are available free.

Submissions to the Australas. J. Combin. may be sent to ajc@maths.uq.edu.au. Electronic submissions are encouraged. For paper submissions, please check the web page.

The Australasian Journal of Combinatorics is published by the Combinatorial Mathematics Society of Australasia Inc.



REMINDER: Deadline for the next issue of this Newsletter: January 30, 2005. Please email items to me ONLY in plain text format.

Prabhu Manyem, School of Maths and Stats, University of South Australia. Phone: +61 8 8302 3966. Fax: +61 8 8302 5785. Email: p.manyem at ballarat.edu.au