CMSA E-Newsletter 43

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Combinatorial Mathematics Society of Australasia (incorporated 8th July 1996)
Combinatorial Mathematics Society of Australasia (incorporated 8th July 1996)



Thanks to all CMSA members who have sent information for this newsletter, CMSA E-Newsletter 43, issued July 2015. 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 44: 30 September 2015. (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

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.

Invited speakers

  • 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)
  • Gordon Royle (University of Western Australia)
  • Charles Semple (University of Canterbury, NZ)

More Information

Conference website:
Contact: Darryn Bryant, db at

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 and Jamie Simpson (Jamie.Simpson at We warmly invite contributed talks from CMSA members and anyone else who is interested.

More information

Conference website:

More combinatorics conferences

Graphs and groups, algorithms and automata (conference and summer school), Yekaterinburg, Russia, 9-15 August 2015.

8th International Conference on Lattice Path Combinatorics and Applications, Pomona, CA, USA, 17-20 August 2015.

Algebraic Combinatorics and Applications, Houghton, MI, USA, 26-30 August 2015.

26th International Workshop on Combinatorial Algorithms (IWOCA 2015), Verona, Italy, 5-7 October 2015.

15th IMA Conference on Cryptography and Coding, Oxford, UK, 15-17 December 2015.

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

Japanese Conference on Combinatorics and its Applications (JCCA 2016), Kyoto, Japan, 21-25 May.

Recent news


Professor Jennifer Seberry has been appointed Emeritus Professor at the University of Wollongong, NSW.

Michael Brand has rejoined the Faculty of I.T. and Discrete Maths Research Group at Monash University, this time as an Associate Professor (Data Science). He has over 20 years of experience in that field, most recently with Pivotal Inc. For his past life at Monash, see

New PhD

Bin Jia recently completed his PhD thesis entitled Link Graphs at the University of Melbourne. It was supervised by David Wood. Congratulations to both.

The Laborastory

Several Monash University combinatorialists have recently given talks at The Laborastory,, a monthly event in Melbourne where five scientists from different fields tell inspiring and often amusing stories of science – the heroes, the egos, the breakthroughs and the mistakes of genius.

  • Padraig O Cathain on James Joseph Sylvester: audio
  • Ian Wanless on Leonard Euler: audio video
  • Sarade Herke on Sal Kahn: audio video
  • Daniel Horsley on Georg Cantor: audio
  • Graham Farr on William Tutte: audio
  • Burkard Polster on Martin Gardner: audio
  • Norm Do on Évariste Galois: audio

Other stories can be found at

The Australasian Journal of Combinatorics

The website for the Australasian Journal of Combinatorics is

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 62 are now online. Volume 63 part 1 will appear in August.

Visit and sign up to subscribe to email notices whenever new papers are published. The contents of all volumes, 1 to 62, are listed at the above web page.

Submissions to the Australasian Journal of Combinatorics may be sent to 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, after 2013); 1034-4942 (paper, before 2014).


Kevin McAvaney, Australia.
Email: kevin.mcavaney at