CMSA E-Newsletter 50

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 Society of Australasia
(incorporated 8th July 1996)


Thanks to all CMSA members who have sent information for this newsletter, CMSA E-Newsletter 50, issued October 2017. 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 51: 31 March 2018. (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

5ICC December 2017

The 5th International Combinatorics Conference (5ICC) will be held at Monash University in Melbourne from Monday 4 to Friday 9 December 2017. The ICC is held approximately every 10 years, and incorporates the annual meeting of the Combinatorial Mathematics Society of Australasia. Researchers in any area of discrete mathematics and its applications are warmly invited. Students are also encouraged to attend, and there will be a prize for the best student talk.

Invited speakers

  • Bill Chen, Nankai University
  • Maria Chudnovsky, Princeton University
  • Charlie Colbourn, Arizona State University
  • Marston Conder, University of Auckland
  • David Eppstein, University of California, Irvine
  • Joanna Fawcett, Cambridge University
  • Jacob Fox, Stanford University
  • Daniela Kühn, Birmingham University
  • Barbara Maenhaut, University of Queensland
  • Brendan McKay, Australian National University
  • Alexander Scott, Oxford University
  • Paul Seymour, Princeton University
  • Balázs Szegedy, Rényi Institute
  • Le Anh Vinh, Vietnam National University

More Information

Organising Committee Chair: Ian Wanless
Conference website:
Contact: 5icc at Telephone: +61 3 99054442

61st Annual Meeting of the Australian Mathematical Society December 2017

The 6ist Annual Meeting of the Australian Mathematical Society will be held at Macquarie University, Sydney, from Tuesday 12 to Friday 15 December 2017

Invited speakers include

Maryna Viazovska (Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany): number theory, discrete geometry
Catherine Greenhill (UNSW): graph theory, random algorithms

More Information

Conference website:
Contact: co-directors Paul Smith and Xuan Duong

More combinatorics conferences

The 31st Midwestern Conference on Combinatorics and Combinatorial Computing (MCCCC31), Carrollton, USA, 20–22 October 2017

The 26th Edition of the Annual 3in1 Workshop, Dosłońce, Poland, 26–28 October 2017

Australian Algebra Conference 01, University of Technology, Sydney, 27–29 November 2017

Workshop on Graph Spectra, Combinatorics and Optimization, Aveiro, Portugal, 25–27 January 2018

49th Southeastern Conference on Combinatorics, Graph Theory and Computing, Boca Raton, USA, 5–9 March 2018

The Japanese Conference on Combinatorics and its Applications (JCCA 2018), Sendai, Japan, 20–24 May 2018

Graphs, groups, and more: celebrating Brian Alspach’s 80th and Dragan Marušič’s 65th birthdays, Koper, Slovenia, 28 May – 1 June 2018

Combinatorics 2018, Arco, Italy, 3–9 June 2018

Building Bridges II: Laszlo Lovasz is 70, Budapest, Hungary, 2–6 July 2018

10th International Colloquium on Graph Theory and Combinatorics, Lyon, France, 9–13 July 2018

FPSAC2018 (Formal Power Series and Algebraic Combinatorics), Hanover, USA, 16–20 July 2018

Recent news

La Trobe University News

Emeritus Professor Jennie Seberry was recently awarded an honorary Doctor of Science degree for her significant contributions to combinatorial mathematics and cryptology.


The Australian Mathematics Trust (AMT) has a part time vacancy for European Girls Mathematical Olympiad (EGMO) Team Leader to assist in the selection and training and management of the Australian EGMO team. The role will be involved across a number of AMT activities including residential schools, marking, and team selection. Applications close 13 October 2017.

CMSA Council

CMSA Secretary Darryn Bryant (db at has called for nominations for office bearers and members of Council for 2018. They may be lodged with him by email (db at or at the CMSA annual general meeting at 5ICC. Past and present incumbents are listed on

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. Part 2 of Volume 69 (2017) is now uploaded, and part 3 will be shortly; this part of Volume 69 will contain papers in honour of Mirka Miller.

Visit and sign up to subscribe to email notices whenever new papers are published. The contents of all volumes, 1 to 68, 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. There will be a special issue in honour of Anne Penfold Street appearing in 2018.

The Journal is now indexed by Scopus from Volume 13 (1996) onwards, and by Thomson Reuters "Emerging Sources Citation Index" from 2015 on.

ISSN: 2202-3518 (online only, after 2013); 1034-4942 (paper, before 2014).


Kevin McAvaney, Australia.
Email: kevin.mcavaney at