CMSA E-Newsletter 24

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CMSA E-Newsletter 24 (August 2007) INTRODUCTION:

Thanks to all CMSA 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 (Eyal Loz, University of Auckland, NZ) at: eyal at math.auckland.ac.nz

CLOSING DATE for Issue 25: November 30, 2007. (Please email items to the newsletter editor ONLY in plain text.)

CMSA WEB PAGE: http://www.maths.uq.edu.au/CMSA

NEWSLETTER WEB VERSIONS: http://www.math.auckland.ac.nz/~eloz002/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/cdmc/history.html


CONTENT:

   * Aims of the newsletter


   * Future workshop and conference announcements:
  • Peter Cameron's 60th birthday conference, St Martin's College, Ambleside, England. 23–26 August 2007.
  • 32nd ACCMCC, University of Otago, Dunedin, NZ, December 3-7, 2007.
  • CATS 2008 --- Computing: The Australasian Theory Symposium, University of Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia. January 22-25, 2008
  • Workshop on Algorithmics, Napier, New Zealand. 18-22 February 2008.
  • CMSA - 4th International Conference on Combinatorial Mathematics and Combinatorial Computing (4-ICC), University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand. 15-19 December 2008.
  • A few useful conference webpages.


   * Recent news of CMSA members and others:
  • Dr. Darryn Bryant, received his Hall Medal.
  • Prof. Cheryl Praeger of the University of Western Australia has been awarded the Australian Professorial Fellowship 2007-11.
  • Dr. Rebecca Gower has a new position as the Technology Translator for the Smith Institute.
  • A Prof. Gordon Royle of the University of Western Australia, will be moving to Mathematics & Statistics.
  • Prof. Jozef Siran has a new position at the The Open University UK.


   * 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
     Peter Cameron's 60th birthday conference,  St Martin's College, Ambleside, England
     This meeting will be held at St. Martin's College, Ambleside (Lake District), UK, from Thursday August 23 (afternoon) to Sunday August 26 (morning), 2007. As well as a celebration of Peter's mathematical interests, we hope to gather together as many as possible of his present and former students, collaborators, colleagues and friends. There will also be music, a celebration dinner on the Saturday, and a walk in the hills on the Sunday.
     The following have provisionally agreed to speak.
  • Prof. R.A. Bailey (Queen Mary, University of London, UK)
  • Prof. P.J. Cameron (Queen Mary, University of London, UK)
  • Prof. P. Diaconis (Stanford University, USA)
  • Dr. D.M. Evans (University of East Anglia, UK)
  • Prof. D. Fon-der-Flaass (Novosibirsk, Russia)
  • Prof. J.I. Hall (Michigan State University, East Lansing, USA)
  • Dr. C.Y. Ku (Caltech, USA)
  • Prof. E.S. Lander (MIT and Harvard, USA)
  • Dr. P.M. Neumann (Oxford, UK)
  • Prof. C.E. Praeger (University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia)
  • Dr. C.M. Roney-Dougal (St. Andrews University, UK)
  • Prof. J. Saxl (Cambridge, UK)
  • Prof. A. Sokal (New York University, USA)
  • Prof. S. Thomas (Rutgers University, USA)
     Registration for this meeting will start around March/April.
     If you hope to come, it would be helpful if you let us know now, via the conference e-mail address above.
     The organisers are:
     Dugald Macpherson (Leeds), Sarah Rees (Newcastle-upon-Tyne), Leonard Soicher (QMUL), and Robert Bailey (QMUL).
     Webpage:   http://www.maths.qmul.ac.uk/~rfb/pjc60/
     Email:  pjc60 at maths.qmul.ac.uk



     32nd ACCMCC, 2007, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
     The thirty-second meeting of the Australasian Conference on Combinatorial Mathematics and Combinatorial Computing will be held at the University of Otago in Dunedin, New Zealand, 3 - 7 December 2007. Abstracts for contributed talks should be submitted by 16 November.
     Guest speakers include:
  • Nik Ruskuc - University of St Andrews.
  • Richard Nowakowski - Dalhousie University.
  • Chris Godsil - University of Waterloo.
  • Elizabeth Billington - University of Queensland.
  • Brian Alspach - Simon Fraser University.
  • Gareth Jones - Southampton University.
     For more information:   http://www.cs.otago.ac.nz/staffpriv/mike/ACCMCC32/32ACCMCC.html
     Director for this conference:  Mike Atkinson
     Email:  mike at cs.otago.ac.nz



     CATS 2008 --- Computing: The Australasian Theory Symposium , University of Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia.
     The 14th CATS symposium will be held at the University of Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia, during January 22-25, 2008. CATS is one of the two premier annual conferences in theoretical computer science in the Asia-Pacific.
     Keynote Speaker: Eric Allender, Rutgers, New Jersey
     Authors are invited to submit papers that present original and unpublished research on topics including (but not limited to) the following areas:
  • Algorithms and Data Structures, Complexity Theory, Graph Theory, Graph
  • Algorithms and Combinatorics, Semantics of Programming Languages,
  • Algorithms on Strings, Optimisation, Formal Program Specification and
  • Transformation, Computational Algebra and Geometry, Computational
  • Biology, Logic and Type systems, and New Paradigms of Computation.
     Submitted papers will be thoroughly refereed and accepted papers will appear in the electronic proceedings at http://crpit.com. For full details on the publication policy, go to http://crpit.com/Authors.html.
     See submission details at:
     http://uob-community.ballarat.edu.au/~pmanyem/cats-08/submission.html
     For more information http://uob-community.ballarat.edu.au/~pmanyem/cats-08/.
     Program Committee Co-Chairs:
     James Harland, RMIT University, Australia.
     Email:  James.Harland at rmit.edu.au.
     Prabhu Manyem, University of Ballarat, Australia.
     Email:  p.Manyem at ballarat.edu.au.



     Workshop on Algorithmics, Napier, New Zealand 
     The New Zealand Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (NZIMA) is funding a thematic programme on Algorithmics: "New Directions and Applications in 2008". To launch the programme, a workshop is being held in Napier, Feb 18-22 2008. The workshop includes two expository lectures by each of the invited speakers, as well as short contributed talks and problem sessions.
     Invited Speakers will include:
  • Michael Langston, University of Tennessee
  • Steve Linton, University of St Andrews
  • Brendan McKay, Australian National University
  • Michael Mitzenmacher, Harvard University
  • Dominic Welsh, University of Oxford
     For further details of the programme and to register your interest for the workshop:
     http://www.cs.otago.ac.nz/algorithmics/home/
     and
     http://www.cs.otago.ac.nz/algorithmics/activities/febmeeting.html
     We welcome enquires from anyone interested in participating in the programme.
     Mike Atkinson (Director, University of Otago)  Email:mike at cs.otago.ac.nz
     Charles Semple (Director, University of Canterbury)  Email:c.semple at math.canterbury.ac.nz
     Mark Wilson (Associate Director, University of Auckland)  Email:mcw at cs.auckland.ac.nz



     4-ICC, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand.
     CMSA - 4th International Conference on Combinatorial Mathematics and Combinatorial Computing. 15-19 December 2008.
     For more information:   http://www.math.auckland.ac.nz/~bonning/4icc/index.html
     Contact: Paul Bonnington.
     Email:  p.bonnington at auckland.ac.nz



     A few useful conference webpages and a few upcoming conferences:
     DMANET (Discrete Maths Net) and the TheoryNT List have lots of conferences listed in Combinatorics and Theoretical Computer Science respectively.
     http://www.combinatorics.org/Conferences/
     http://www.maths.qmw.ac.uk/~pjc/bcc/conferences.html
     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
     Dr. Darryn Bryant from The University of Queensland, received his Hall Medal at the ICA meeting in Reading at the 2007 BCC.


     Prof. Cheryl Praeger of the University of Western Australia, has been awarded an ARC Federation Fellowship on May 2007.
     The list of Federation Fellows announced this month appears at http://www.arc.gov.au/media/fedfellows_media_att_07.htm.


     Dr. Rebecca Gower, a life member of the CMSA, has a new permanent position as the Technology Translator for the Smith Institute (for Industrial Mathematics and System Engineering).
     The Smith Institute undertakes private consulting in applications of mathematics but it also runs the Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) for Industrial Mathematics. KTNs are a UK government initiative to transfer knowledge into Industry and the public sector (for more information on the Maths KTN see http://www.industrialmaths.net.)
     For detailed information about the Smith Institute see http://www.smithinst.co.uk.
     To contact Rebecca for more information about Industrial Mathematics and the Smith Institute:
     Email:Rebecca.gower at smithinst.co.uk


     A Prof. Gordon Royle of the University of Western Australia will be moving from Computer Science & Software Engineering to Mathematics & Statistics in July 2008.


     Prof. Jozef Siran has a new position as the Professor in Pure Mathematics in The Mathematics Department at the The Open University UK.



     The AUSTRALASIAN JOURNAL OF COMBINATORICS
     The web page for the Australasian Journal of Combinatorics is at http://ajc.math.auckland.ac.nz/.
     The Journal is now published three times per year, in February, June and October.   CMSA Members are entitled to a $10 discount per volume.
     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 37, are listed at the above web page, and volume 38 is currently being posted out.
     We also now have free public access to the full papers in Volumes 1 to 27 inclusive.   All but the last four years are available free.
     Submissions to the Australas. J. Combin. may be sent to ajc at 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:   November 30, 2007.
     Please email items to the newsletter editor ONLY in plain text format.
     EDITOR:
     Eyal Loz,
     Department of Mathematics,
     University of Auckland,
     New Zealand.
     Email:  eyal at math.auckland.ac.nz