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Combinatorialists in the news

  Pioneers Linking Math and Computer Science Win the Abel Prize https://www.quantamagazine.org/avi-wigderson-and-laszlo-lovasz-win-abel-prize-20210317/ " “I wouldn’t call it obscure, but certainly graph theory was not mainstream mathematics because many of the problems or results arose from puzzles or sort of recreational mathematics,” said Lovász, who is now at Eötvös Loránd University in Hungary. But things were already changing by the time Lovász earned his doctorate in 1970 at the age of 22 — and a main reason was the birth and rapid growth of computer science. "

Conference Announcement: International Conference on Finite Fields and Their Applications 2022 (Fq15)

 https://fq15.telecom-paris.fr/ The conference  Fq15  will take place at Campus Condorcet, Aubervilliers, France (on line 12 of the Paris metro, at one station from the limit of Paris) during the week of June 13-17, 2022. Fq15  will continue the 30-year-old tradition of a forum for researchers on the mathematical aspects of finite fields and their applications. Previous editions of the  Fq  conference could be found  here . Scientific Scope Topics of interest include, but are not limited to: Theory: structure of finite fields, primitive elements, normal bases, polynomials, number-theoretic aspects of finite fields, character sums, function fields, planar functions and almost perfect nonlinear functions, equations over finite fields. Computation: algorithms and complexity, polynomial factorization, decomposition, and irreducibility testing, sequences and functions. Applications: algebraic coding theory, cryptography, algebraic geometry over finite fields, finite incidence geometry, desi

New ICA Council members

 We had to take the vote a second time to accommodate nominations from the floor, thus here's the new list followed by the complete list. Jeff Dinitz Melissa Keranen Mariusz Meszka Gary Mullen Bojan Mohar Ortrud Oellermann Patric Östergård Adrián Pastine Dinesh Sarvate S. Arumugam   Doug Stinson (President)                          2016-2022                     Dalibor Froncek (Vice-president)             2016-2022                     David Pike (Vice-president)                       2016-2022                     Kiki Ariyanti Sugeng (Vice-president)      2017-2023                     Sarah Holliday (Secretary)                         2016-2022           S. Arumugam                                              2021-2024 Marco Buratti                                              2016-2022                     Darryn Bryant                                              2016-2022 Jeff Dinitz                                                     2018-2

Conference Announcement: MIGHTY LXIII is online for 2021

 http://mightylxiii.ysu.edu/ MIGHTY is a series of conferences devoted to the area of graph theory and its applications. MIGHTY began in 1978 and the first MIGHTY was hosted by Professor Frank Harary at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.   The 63rd MIdwestern GrapH TheorY conference (MIGHTY LXIII) will be held April 16-17, 2021 (Virtual) Organizers Alexis Byers – Youngstown State University Jamie Hallas – Concord University Drake Olejniczak – Purdue University Fort Wayne Ranjan Rohatgi – Saint Mary’s College For more information, please visit the  MIGHTY LXIII website .

Minutes of the 2021 Annual General Meeting

  1. President’s report Mission of the ICA The ICA was established in 1990 by Ralph Stanton for the purpose of promoting the development of combinatorics and of encouraging publications and conferences in combinatorics and its applications. The three most important functions of the ICA are:     publishing the Bulletin of the ICA     supporting conferences, and     awarding medals and honorary fellowships. All three of these functions have been addressed and greatly improved in recent years, thanks to the efforts of many people ICA Executive (202012021) Doug Stinson President 2019-2022 Dalibor Froncek Vice-president 2019-2022 David Pike Vice-president 2019-2022 Kiki Ariyanti Sugeng Vice-president 2020-2023 Sarah Holliday Secretary 2019-2022 Spyros Magliveras Registrar Members of ICA Council (2020-2021) Marco Buratti 2019-2022  Darryn Bryant 2019-2022 Yeow Meng Chee 2020-2023  Jeff Dinitz 2018-2021 Dalibor Froncek 2019-2022  Wayne Goddard 2020-2023 James Hammer, III 2017-2020  Masaaki Ha

Agenda for the 2021 Annual General Meeting

  Agenda for the Annual General Meeting of the ICA 1. President’s report 2. Membership and Financial Report  3. Election of New Council Members  4. Upcoming Office Move and General Discussion  We'll take comments and questions in the WHOVA app text area for conference attendees, and through zoom text chat for members who are not conference attendees:  Topic: ICA AGM Time: Mar 10, 2021 11:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87310208584?pwd=amdRMTZjWE1MelpkVVlpdHVjcjludz09 Meeting ID: 873 1020 8584 Passcode: 074371 One tap mobile +19292056099,,87310208584#,,,,*074371# US (New York) +13017158592,,87310208584#,,,,*074371# US (Washington DC) Dial by your location         +1 929 205 6099 US (New York)         +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC)         +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)         +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)         +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)         +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston) Meeting ID: 873 1020 8584 Passcode: 074371 Find your loca

Conference Postponement: Combinatorics 2020/2022

  Dear Colleagues I inform that, due to the Coronavirus emergency, the organizers have decided that the Conference "Combinatorics 2021" will NOT take place 31 May - 4 June 2021. This event was already a postponed version of "Combinatorics 2020"   originally scheduled for 1-5 June 2020. The event is rescheduled for 30 May - 3 June 2022, another year ahead. The Conference will thus hopefully become a "Combinatorics 2022" at Mantua (Italy). The pandemic situation in Europe is known. The Italian Government is going back and forth with partial openings and limitations. Travelling from one region to another one is currently forbidden, unless strictly necessary. The vaccine campaign has not properly taken off yet. The Organizing Committee feels that no reasonable planning is possible for June 2021 under these circumstances. At the same time we felt that we did not want to turn this Conference into a virtual event. Whence our decision for a further postponement.