CMSA E-Newsletter 42
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- 1 Introduction
- 2 Aims of the newsletter
- 3 Workshop and conference announcements
- 4 Recent news
- 5 The Australasian Journal of Combinatorics
- 6 Editor
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 ozemail.com.au
CLOSING DATE for Issue 43: 30 June 2015. (Please email items to the newsletter editor ONLY in plain text.)
Old newsletters can be found here.
- 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
39ACCMCC December 2015
The 39th Australasian Conference on Combinatorial Mathematics and Combinatorial Computing (39ACCMCC) will be held at the University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia, Monday 7 to Friday 11 December 2015.
- Peter Cameron (University of St Andrews and Queen Mary University of London, UK)
- Saad El-Zanati (Illinois State University, USA)
- Nevena Francetić (Monash University, Australia)
- Catherine Greenhill (University of New South Wales, Australia)
- Penny Haxell (University of Waterloo, Canada)
- Jonathan Jedwab (Simon Fraser University, Canada)
- Charles Semple (University of Canterbury, NZ)
- more to come ...
Conference website: http://39accmcc.smp.uq.edu.au
Contact: Darryn Bryant, db at maths.uq.edu.au
59th Annual Meeting of the Australian Mathematical Society
The 59th Annual Meeting of the Australian Mathematical Society will be held at Flinders University, Adelaide, South Australia, from Monday 28 September to Thursday 1 October 2015.
There will be a Special Session for Combinatorics organised by Amy Glen (A.Glen at murdoch.edu.au) and Jamie Simpson (Jamie.Simpson at curtin.edu.au). We warmly invite contributed talks from CMSA members and anyone else who is interested. The deadline for submission of abstracts is 31 May 2015.
More combinatorics conferences
5th Canadian Discrete and Algorithmic Mathematics Conference. University of Saskatchewan, Canada, 1-4 Jun 2015. http://canadam.math.ca/
Connections in Discrete Mathematics (honoring Ron Graham's 80th birthday). Simon Fraser University, Canada, 15-19 Jun 2015. https://sites.google.com/site/connectionsindiscretemath/
8th Slovenian International Conference on Graph Theory. Kranjska Gora, Slovenia, 21-27 Jun 2015. http://conferences2.imfm.si/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=17
25th British Combinatorial Conference. University of Warwick, U.K., 6-10 Jul 2015. http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/maths/research/events/2014-15/nonsymposium/25bcc/
Algebraic Combinatorics and Applications, Houghton, MI, USA, 26-30 August 2015. http://www.math.mtu.edu/~tonchev/aca15.htm
26th International Workshop on Combinatorial Algorithms (IWOCA 2015), Verona, Italy, 5-7 October 2015. http://iwoca2015.di.univr.it/
Symmetries and Covers of Discrete Objects. Incorporating the 8th conference on Algebraic, Topological and Complexity Aspects of Graph Covers, and the 2nd conference on Symmetries of Discrete Objects. Queenstown, New Zealand, 14-19 February 2016. Contact: Dimitri Leemans, d.leemans at auckland.ac.nz
Marston Conder (University of Auckland) was awarded the Hector Medal of the Royal Society of New Zealand in November 2014, for "his outstanding contributions to mathematics both internationally and locally, particularly in the construction and analysis of discrete objects with maximum symmetry under given conditions". Established in 1910, the Hector Medal is one of the oldest medals awarded by the RSNZ. The recipient in 1916 was one Ernest Rutherford. For more details, see http://www.royalsociety.org.nz/2014/11/26/2014-hector-medal-maximum-symmetry-and-open-questions/
On 6 March, as part of the WA celebrations of International Women's Day, Cheryl Praeger (University of Western Australia) was inducted onto the Western Australian Women's Hall of Fame http://www.powerof100.com.au/halloffame/inductees-2015.html?start=6 https://www.facebook.com/InternationalWomensDayWA She featured along with two other inductees in a video shown at the presentation ceremony in the WA Government House Ballroom https://vimeo.com/121111208. Also inducted was the first female Governor of Western Australia, Kerry Sanderson AO, a very distinguished mathematics graduate. http://www.powerof100.com.au/halloffame/inductees-2015.html?start=1
Some members of the CMSA will have known Dan Archdeacon, University of Vermont USA.
He was a very fine graph theorist, and served as Editor of the Journal
of Graph Theory for some time. Also he was a frequent visitor to Auckland
(to work with Paul Bonnington), and was an invited speaker at the 29ACCMCC
in Taupo in 2004. Sadly Dan died in February, after a battle with cancer,
aged only 60. Obituaries for Dan can be read at
The Australasian Journal of Combinatorics
The website for the Australasian Journal of Combinatorics is http://ajc.maths.uq.edu.au/.
The Journal is now online only, free for readers and authors (so it is a "diamond open access" journal). There are three volumes per year, with each volume closing in February, June and October, matching the time of publication of the old paper volumes. Volumes are currently being uploaded in three batches. All three parts of Volume 61 are now online.
Visit http://ajc.maths.uq.edu.au/ and sign up to subscribe to email notices whenever new papers are published. The contents of all volumes, 1 to 61, are listed at the above web page.
Submissions to the Australasian Journal of Combinatorics may be sent to email@example.com. Only pdf files are required at submission stage.
The Journal is now indexed by Scopus from Volume 13 (1996) onwards.
ISSN: 2202-3518 (online only, from 2014); 1034-4942 (paper, to end 2013).
Kevin McAvaney, Australia.
Email: kevin.mcavaney at ozemail.com.au