Conference announcement: SEICCGTC54 6-10 March, 2023 54th Southeastern International Conference on Combinatorics, Graph Theory & Computing March 6-10, 2023 The Fifty-fourth Southeastern International Conference on Combinatorics, Graph Theory, and Computing (SEICCGTC) will be held March 6-10, 2023 in the  Student Union  at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, FL.  The main campus is located three miles from the Atlantic Ocean, on an 850-acre site in Boca Raton, south of Palm Beach and north of Fort Lauderdale and Miami. The climate is subtropical with an average temperature of 75 degrees. This years 54th conference will be a fully in-person conference held on our beautiful campus in lovely Boca Raton, Florida!     Invited speakers at this year's 54th SEICCGTC:  Edinah Gnang, Johns Hopkins University, Maryland, USA Ron Gould, Emory University, Georgia, USA Natasha Morrison, University of Victoria, Canada Robin Pemantle, University of Pennsylvania, USA Lara Pudwell, Valparaiso University

Conference announcement: CANDAM 23, 5-8 June 2023

  Canadian Discrete and Algorithmic Mathematics CanaDAM 2023 Monday–Thursday, June 5–8, 2023 Hosted by  University of Manitoba  and  University of Winnipeg Held in downtown Winnipeg, MB The ninth biennial Canadian Discrete and Algorithmic Mathematics conference (CanaDAM) will be held in downtown Winnipeg, jointly hosted by the  University of Manitoba  and the  University of Winnipeg . Plenary Speakers The following are the confimed invited speakers: Nima Anari , Stanford University Simina Brânzei , Purdue University Penny Haxell , University of Waterloo Ferdinand Ihringer , Universiteit Gent Jennifer Morse , University of Virginia Igor Pak , University of California Los Angeles Alexey Pokrovskiy , University College London Laura Sanita , Eindhoven University of Technology The Public Interest Lecture wil be given by  Laura Albert , University of Wisconsin. Registration Details on registration and submissions as well as exact dates will be posted soon. For now, approximate dates: proposa

Gus Simmons' Memoir

Ross Anderson [1] writes: Gus Simmons is one of the pioneers of cryptography and computer security. His contributions to public-key cryptography, unconditional authentication, covert channels and information hiding earned him an honorary degree, fellowship of the IACR, and election to the Rothschild chair of mathematics when he visited us in Cambridge in 1996. And this was his hobby; his day job was a mathematician at Sandia National Laboratories, where he worked on satellite imagery, arms-control treaty verification, and the command and control of nuclear weapons. During lockdown, Gus wrote a book of stories about growing up in West Virginia during the depression years of the 1930s. After he circulated it privately to a few friends in the cryptographic community, we persuaded him to put it online so everyone can read it. During this desolate time, coal mines closed and fired their workers, who took over abandoned farms and survived as best they could. Gus’s memoir is a gripping oral h

Call for nominations: The Euler, Hall, Kirkman, and Stanton Medals and Honorary Fellows

 Call for Nominations: The Euler, Hall, Kirkman, and Stanton Medals and Honorary Fellows Until 31 December 2022, nominations are invited for the 2022 Medals of the ICA, and for Honorary Fellowship in the ICA. A nomination for a medal or for Honorary Fellowship is to be made by at least two nominators. Each nominator must be an Associate Fellow, Fellow, or Honorary Fellow of the ICA. Nominees must not be members of the ICA Council as of the closing date of nominations; nominees for the Euler, Hall, and Kirkman medals must not be Honorary Fellows. Normally, nominees must also meet the eligibility requirements given below, although documented career interruptions are taken into account when assessing eligibility. Each nomination must include a complete curriculum vitae, list of publications, and a letter of support. The letter of support must provide details of the extent and importance of the nominee's contributions in relation to the selection criteria, and include a summary of up t

Conference announcement: 34 MCCCC October 21-23

  The 34th Midwest Conference on Combinatorics and Combinatorial Computing (MCCCC)  will be held October 21-23, 2022 on the campus of Illinois State University (Normal).  Invited Speakers Include: Brian Alspach ,  University of Newcastle, Australia; Marijn Heule,  Carnegie Mellon University, USA; Mariusz Meszka,  AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland; Anita Pasotti,  University of Brescia, Italy;    Wannasiri Wannasit,  Chiang Mai University, Thailand;   Anna Weigandt,  Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA; We invite the participants to give a 20-minute contributed talk. Deadline for the submission of abstracts and early registration is October 7, 2022 Registration fee is $150.00 and includes one banquette dinner. For more information, check the Conference Site:  

The Bulletin of the ICA seeks a volunteer to be our News Editor

 The Bulletin of the ICA seeks a volunteer to be our News Editor.  Why a News Editor?   The Bulletin of the ICA brings its members entertaining and informative conference reports; conference announcements; reports about presentations to ICA medallists; and updates from members, among others.  The ICA is a society that is geographically diverse, one that spans many research emphases; these are great strengths. Newsworthy things happen in the ICA community regularly, but some go unreported.  Perhaps a member is unsure how and to whom they can report. Perhaps a member assumes that someone else is already writing a conference report.  We need a News Editor to coordinate the solicitation and collection of news to inform – and sometimes amuse – our readers.  What does a News Editor do?  The News Editor will • serve as the first point-of-contact for news items of all kinds, • proactively seek news items from conference organizers or attendees, ICA-sponsored activities, and ICA members, and •

Conference announcement: Polygons, Buildings and Related Geometries September 19-22 Polygons, Buildings and Related Geometries September 19-22, 2022 A conference in honor of Hendrik Van Maldeghem's 60th birthday 28th edition of the Buildings conference.