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BICA call for papers

Dear Colleagues,

We (Marco Buratti, Donald Kreher and Tran van Trung) ​have recently been named Editors-in-Chief of the Bulletin of the Institute of Combinatorics and its Applications (BICA). Our goal is to re-invigorate this publication as well as improve the quality of papers published in it.

​We are interested in publishing a wider variety of items than before, including expository and survey papers, classroom notes, conference reviews, conference announcements, and news of members, along with research papers. Because there is a lack of material in the pipeline, we encourage all ICA members to submit high quality papers for publication.

There will be a dedicated email address for the Bulletin set up in the near future.​ But for now, please submit your items for possible inclusion in BICA to the following email

Sincerely yours,

Marco, Don and Trung

2012-13 Medal Winners

Euler medals: Alex Rosa (2012)        Curt Lindner (2013)    
Hall medals: Michael Giudici (2012) 
Kirkman medals: Rebecca Stones (2012)   Xiande Zhang (2012)    
Congratulations to our winners!

End-of-year donations!


As we build up the ICA bank account to support ICA activities, we would like to mention that it is now possible to make donations to the ICA. Since the ICA is associated with the non-profit FAU Foundation, a donation to the ICA will be tax-deductible.  Please consider making a donation on the following web page:

Of course all donations will go towards ICA activities such as printing and mailing the Bulletin, conference support and ICA medals. 

Donors will be acknowledged in the Bulletin of the ICA (unless they wish to remain anonymous).

2011 Medal winners

Euler medals: Cheryl Praeger
Hall medals: Olga Polverino 
Kirkman medals: Tao Feng  
Congratulations to our winners!

BICA Updates

The Bulletin of the Institute of Combinatorics and its Applications has been published since 1991. Currently, three volumes per year are published. Volume 78 will be dated September, 2016.

Three new editors-in-chief for the Bulletin of the ICA were selected in late 2016. They will be editing volumes starting in 2017. The three new editors are Marco Buratti, Donald Kreher and Tran van Trung.
A subscription to the Bulletin of the ICA is automatically included with membership in the ICA.
Manuscripts should be submitted to (an alternative address for submissions is
Tables of contents of back issues of the Bulletin of the ICA can be found here.

2009-2010 Medal Winners

Nominations from 2009-2010 were re-discovered and vetted by the most excellent Medals committee, and then voted on by the Council. For 2009, no eligible nominations were recovered, and for 2010, the following medals will be awarded retroactively:

Euler Medal 2010 Bojan Mohar

Hall Medal 2010 Catherine Greenhill

Kirkman Medal 2010 Daniel Horsley, Kai-Uwe Schmidt

Each nomination for a medal is to be made by two or more Fellows of the ICA. No ICA medal can be awarded to a current member of the ICA Council; and no Kirkman, Hall, or Euler Medal can be awarded to an Honorary Fellow. Further, nominees for an Euler, Hall, or Kirkman medal must be ICA members in the year for which they are nominated. A nomination must include a complete curriculum vitae and a letter detailing the extent and importance of the nominee's contributions, addressing the selection criteria. Nomination letters should be suitable for inclusion, in whole or in part, in a citation that may appear in the Bulletin of t…

An update on the medals

An update on the Medals:

Euler Medals recognize distinguished lifetime career contributions to combinatorial research by Fellows of the ICA who are still active in research. Normally, at most one medal per year is awarded.
Hall Medals recognize extensive quality research with substantial international impact by Fellows of the ICA in mid-career. Recipients must not have reached age 41 before the end of the year for which they are nominated. At most two medals per year are awarded. Kirkman Medals recognize excellent research by Fellows or Associate Fellows of the ICA early in their research career, as evidenced by an excellent body of published research. Recipients must have earned their doctoral degree within the four years preceding the end of the year for which they are nominated. At most two medals per year are awarded. Stanton Medals, instituted in 2016, honour significant lifetime contributions to promoting the discipline of combinatorics through advocacy, outreach, service, teaching …

Bulletin of ICA tables of content

The tables of content of BICA issues starting in 2002 are maintained by Bill Kocay. In the future, we would like to have BICA completely published online, but it will take some time.

BICA Issue number 1

Capture of the old bootcamp website, last updated May 17, 2007.

The Institute of Combinatorics & Its Applications
The Bulletin of the ICA

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History of the ICA
The ICA began in 1990. It benefitted greatly from the leadership of Professor Bill Tutte who served as the first President during 1990-1996, and as Past President from 1996 until his death in 2002. Professor Tutte was followed as President by Professor Anne Penfold Street, and the current President is Professor Ronald C. Mullin. Under their able guidance, the Institute has flourished in over 40 countries around the world and membership has grown steadily.

Organization of the Institute
The Institute is headed by its President and Vice-President, who are assisted by the Secretary and Registrar in running the organization. The current list of Council members is published on the title page of the Bulletin of the ICA.

Activities of the Institute
The most visible activity of the ICA is the publication of the Bulletin of the ICA, which is the main forum for news of the Institute and its …

Minutes of the March 9, 2016 meeting

The meeting opened with a letter from Wal Wallis, current President of the ICA, read by Spyros Magliveras, in which Dr. Wallis resigned his position and proposed Douglas Stinson as new President.
A report from the Registrar, Ernest Ruet D'Auteuil.  
He reminded the assemblage that there were two bodies, a Learned Society of the The ICA and the corporate body ICA, incorporated.

As in past years, the ICA published three issues of The Bulletin and supported several international conferences, as given by the mandate from the membership.

Motion was made and seconded to intentionally thank Dr. Wallis for his time as President.

Conference Support and Advertising:
The ICA maintains a web presence through FaceBook:

Work is underway to create user forms.

News of members:
Professor Mirka Miller has passed away.
Professor Henda Swart has passed away.

A moment of silence was observed in their…

Constitution 3-9-16

Constitution of The Institute of Combinatorics and its Applications

Article I: Name, Identification, and Location
The name of this organization shall be The Institute of Combinatorics and its Applications (below referred to as ICA). The principal office shall be located _______________________

Article II: Definition and Purposes
The Institute of Combinatorics and its Applications shall promote combinatorial mathematics.

Article III: Members:
The Members shall be the legislative body of the ICA.

Article IV: Officers
The officers of the ICA shall be a President, three Vice-Presidents, Secretary, Treasurer, Registrar, and Council Members. They are to be elected by the members of ICA. Only ICA members can be elected to any of the above offices. Officers will serve unto their successors have been elected and assume office. The Council shall serve as the advisory body to the President and other officials.

Article V: Meetings:
The Annual General Meeting (AGM) shall normally be held in March.…