CMSA E-Newsletter 35

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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. 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 36: 31 March 2013. (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

36ACCMCC December 2012

Registration is now open for the 36th Australasian Conference on Combinatorial Mathematics and Combinatorial Computing (36ACCMCC), to be held at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia, 10-14 December 2012.

Invited speakers

  • Ron Aharoni, Technion, Israel: "Beyond Hall's theorem - independent systems of representatives."
  • Marston Conder, University of Auckland, New Zealand: "Graph symmetries."
  • Daniel Horsley, Monash University, Australia: "Embeddings of partial Steiner triple systems: best-possible and better."
  • Christine O'Keefe, CSIRO, Australia: TBA
  • Chris Rodger, Auburn University, USA: TBA
  • Frank Ruskey, University of Victoria, Canada: "The mysterious nature of nested recurrence relations."
  • Carsten Thomassen, Danish Technical University, Denmark: "The weak circular flow conjecture and applications."
  • Anders Yeo, University of Johannesburg, South Africa: "Fixed Parameter Tractability above lower bounds."

Important dates

  • Early bird registration deadline: 9 November 2012
  • Abstract submission deadline: 16 November 2012
  • Travel support is available for students who wish to attend 36ACCMCC and give a talk. For an early decision, please submit your application by 10 October 2012. See the 36ACCMCC website for instructions.

More Information

Conference website:
Director: Dr Catherine Greenhill, accmcc2012 at

Recent news of CMSA members and others


Jennifer Seberry, Foundation Professor Centre for Computer and Information Security Research, University of Wollongong, NSW Australia, has recently been elected Fellow of the International Association for Cryptologic Research. She is the first Australian to be so elected.


The combinatorics group in the School of Mathematical Sciences at Monash University is delighted to announce the appointment of two highly distinguished graph theorists to the group.

  • Associate Professor David Wood will be starting in December. He is currently a QEII Principal Research Fellow at the University of Melbourne.
  • Professor Nick Wormald will be starting in January. He currently holds a Canada Research Chair in Combinatorics and Optimization at the University of Waterloo. He was awarded an Australian Laureate Fellowship by the Australian Research Council, one of only 17 across all disciplines.

Congratulations to these new appointees.

The Australasian Journal of Combinatorics

The website for the Australasian Journal of Combinatorics is

The Journal is 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 website.

The contents of all volumes, 1 to 54, are listed at the above web page. We also now have free public access to the full papers in Volumes 1 to 42 inclusive. All but the last four years are available for free.

The CMSA Council recently confirmed that the production of paper copies of the journal will cease from 2014, so next year Volumes 55, 56 and 57 (February, June and October 2013) will be the last paper volumes. From the start of 2014, the journal and all back issues will be available free online to all, with no costs involved for either authors or readers.

Recent blogs by Peter Cameron (Honorary Editor) and by Gordon Royle (Chief Managing/Production Editor) have reported this change as a move to "diamond open access". As Peter says, "Send your best papers to diamond journals."

Submissions to the Australas. J. Combin. may be sent to ajc at Only pdf files are required at submission stage. For submissions on paper, please check the journal's website.


Kevin McAvaney, Australia.
Email: kevin.mcavaney at