Conference Postponement: 10SHCC
Notice of Postponement of 10SHCC The Tenth Shanghai Conference on Combinatorics (10SHCC) would be originally held in Shanghai Jiao Tong University from May 24th to May 28th, 2020.
Because  up to now, the coronavirus has not been completely controlled,it is appropriate to postpone the time of the conference. We hope that it won't inconvenience you too much. 
We are discussing  that 10SHCC will be held from May 24-28, 2021.  We still sincerely welcome you to attend the conference.  At the suitable time, we will send you the conference announcement again. If you have any good suggestions, please let us know.
We really appreciate your support and help!
If you have any question, please contact us without hesitation.

Conference Cancellation: ALCOMA 20

ALCOMA 20 International conference on Algebraic Combinatorics and Applications Cancelled due to COVID-19 ! Date: 29.3.2020 - 3.4.2020Venue: Kloster Banz, Lichtenfels, Germany Theme The intention is to bring together researchers that work in the field of combinatorics, coding theory and researchers from applications like communications, distributed storage, private information retrieval, to name a few. TopicsAlgebraic coding theoryDesign theoryq-analoguesFinite geometryFinite group actionsFinite fieldsAssociation schemesSubspace codesRank-metric codesDistance regular graphsFrame theoryCombinatorial algorithmsApplications: focussing on, but not limited to data transmission, cryptography (traditional, post-quantum, code-based), storage (nano-structures, distributed, DNA) network coding, private information retrieval, batch codes, locally recoverable codes, CPU cooling, CPU security. Important DatesEnd of early bird registration: 31/01/2020Abstract of contributed talks: 29/02/2020Begin of…

Hall Medal Winner Shillewaert

Dr Jeroen Schillewaert awarded the 2019 Hall Medal of the ICA
Hall Medals recognize extensive quality research with substantial international impact by Fellows of the ICA in mid-career.
Dr Schillewaert earned his PhD in 2009 from the University of Ghent under Drs J Thas and L Storme.He currently holds the rank of Senior Lecturer at University of Auckland, in New Zealand, in the Department of Mathematics.
Jeroen Schillewaert has made significant contributions to a broad range of topics in combinatorics and finite geometry, combining techniques from extremal and probabilistic combinatorics, linear algebra, and group theory. He is a world expert on buildings, the combinatorial and geometric structures introduced by Jacques Tits. His work has applications in coding theory and cryptography.
Dr. Schillewaert has published over thirty papers in prestigious generalist journals and in the best specialist journals. He has been awarded several prestigious fellowships, including an Oberwolfach Leib…

Conference Postponement: Polygons, Buildings and related Geometries

Dear participants, speakers, ...

We regret to announce that, due to the current situation of covid-19, the "Polygons, Buildings and related Geometries" conference has been canceled. We will inform you once the new date is confirmed.

Kind regards,
The scientific and organizing committee

Stanton Medal Winner Charlie Colbourn

Dr Charlie Colbourn awarded the 2019 Stanton Medal of the ICA
Stanton Medals honour significant lifetime contributions to promoting the discipline of combinatorics through advocacy, outreach, service, teaching and/or mentoring.
Dr Colbourn has been a Professor of Computer Science and Engineering in the School of Computing, Informatics and Decision Systems Engineering in the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering at Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona since 2001.Prior to that, from September, 1996, until August, 2001, he was the Dorothean Professor of Computer Science in the College of Engineering and Mathematics at the University of Vermont in Burlington, Vermont. From 1984-1996, he was a Professor of Combinatorics and Optimization and of Computer Science in the Faculty of Mathematics at University of Waterloo in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.He earned his PhD in 1980 from University of Toronto.
Dr. Charles Colbourn has been a tireless lifelong champion for the discipline of combinatori…

In Memoriam John Conway

John Horton Conway FRS (26 December 1937 – 11 April 2020) was an English mathematician active in the theory of finite groups, knot theory, number theory, combinatorial game theory and coding theory. He also made contributions to many branches of recreational mathematics, most notably the invention of the cellular automaton called the Game of Life.

Game of Life is one of the early examples of a cellular automaton. His initial experiments in that field were done with pen and paper, long before personal computers existed.

Since the game was introduced by Martin Gardner in Scientific American in 1970, it has spawned hundreds of computer programs, web sites, and articles. It is a staple of recreational mathematics. From the earliest days, it has been a favorite in computer labs, both for its theoretical interest and as a practical exercise in programming and data display. Conway used to hate the Game of Life — largely because it had come to overshadow some of the other deeper and more impo…

Online colloquia series

In the time of social distancing, these colloquia/seminars are available digitally:

weekly online combinatorics seminar aimed at graduate students and am excited to announce that the seminar is now official! Here is the website: Talks will generally be 1:00-2:00 on Wednesday and all are welcome to attend (although first priority to present will be given to grad students and postdocs). If you'd like to join the GOCC googlegroup which will allow you to get emails and zoom links for future talks, please email That's also where you can let me know if you'd like to sign up to give a talk. 
I'd like to point your attention to this online listing of upcoming combinatorics talks from around the world, all taking place online via Zoom:
Northeast Combinatorics Network
Spring Discrete Math Day at Alban…