CMSA E-Newsletter 25

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CMSA E-Newsletter 25 (December 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 26: February 20, 2008. (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:
  • 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:
  • A Prof. Paul Bonnington, has been appointed to the position of Professor and Director of the Monash University e-Research Centre.
  • A Prof. Charles Little of Massey University in Palmerston North, New Zealand, has been promoted to Professor.
  • Prof. Manley Perkel has accepted a visiting position with the University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, Washington, USA.
  • The University of Vermont, USA, is searching for a tenure-track assistant or associate professor.


   * 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
     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
     (See http://velorum.ballarat.edu.au/~pmanyem/cats-08/keynote.html)
     Authors were 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 were thoroughly refereed and accepted papers will appear in the electronic proceedings at http://crpit.com.
     For the list of accepted papers, see
     http://uob-community.ballarat.edu.au/~pmanyem/cats-08/schedule.html
     For more information http://uob-community.ballarat.edu.au/~pmanyem/cats-08/.
     We look forward to seeing you in Wollongong in January!
     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 for the 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: Mark Wilson.
     Email:  mc.wilson 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
     A Prof. Paul Bonnington has been appointed to the position of Professor (in association with the School of Mathematical Sciences) and Director of the Monash University e-Research Centre. Paul will be moving to Melbourne with his family at the end of the year to take up the position January 2008.
     Congratulations Paul!
     For more information about the Monash University e-Research Centre http://www.monash.edu.au/eresearch/.


     A Prof. Charles Little of the Institute of Fundamental Sciences in Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand, has been promoted to Professor. Effective January 1, 2008.
     Congratulations Charles!


     Prof. Manley Perkel has accepted a visiting position for the 2007/2008 academic year with the University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, Washington, USA.


     The University of Vermont, USA, is searching for a tenure-track assistant or associate professor in combinatorics and graph theory to start in August, 2008.
     For details see: http://www.uvm.edu/~cems/mathstat/?Page=news/mathjob.php.
     Contact: Dan Archdeacon.
     Email:  dan.archdeacon at uvm.edu



     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 38, are listed at the above web page, and volume 39 is currently being posted out.
     We also now have free public access to the full papers in Volumes 1 to 28 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:   February 20, 2008.
     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