CMSA E-Newsletter 37

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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 38: 30 September 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

57th Annual Meeting of the Australian Mathematical Society

The 57th Annual Meeting of the Australian Mathematical Society will be held at the University of Sydney from 30th September to 3rd October, 2013.

There will be a Special Session for Combinatorics at which Prof Nick Wormald will be the keynote speaker.

Important dates

26 Jul: Last date for early bird registration
30 Aug: Last date for registration
30 Aug: Last date for submission (and modification) of abstracts


The registration fees are as follows (in Australian dollars):
AustMS Member $400 ($500 after 26 July)
Student AustMS Member $180 ($270 after 26 July)
Retired AustMS Member $290 ($400 after 26 July)
Non AustMS Member $575 ($690 after 26 July)
Education Afternoon $0

More information

Conference website:
Session Organiser: Leanne Rylands, L.Rylands at

37ACCMCC December 2013

The 37th Australasian Conference on Combinatorial Mathematics and Combinatorial Computing (37ACCMCC) will be held at the University of Western Australia in Perth, Australia, 9-13 December 2013.

Invited speakers

  • Matt DeVos (Simon Fraser University)
  • Graham Farr (Monash University)
  • Bill Martin (Worcester Polytechnic Institute)
  • Dillon Mayhew (Victoria University of Wellington)
  • Primož Potočnik (University of Ljubljana)
  • Dana Randall (Georgia Institute of Technology)
  • Tamás Szőnyi (Eötvös Loránd University)
  • Nick Wormald (Monash University)


The registration fees are as follows (in Australian dollars):
CMSA Life Member $300 ($360 after 11 Nov)
Unwaged $150 ($180 after 11 Nov)
Others $325 ($385 after 11 Nov)

More Information

Conference website:
Director: Prof Gordon Royle, 37accmcc at

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 56, are listed at the above web page. We also now have free public access to the full papers in Volumes 1 to 44 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 Volume 57 (October 2013) will be the last paper volume. 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