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 Harada 2020-2023 Derek Hein 2020-2023
Fred Hoffman 2019-2022 Sarah Holliday 2019-2022
Lijun Ji 2019-2023 Mark Kayll 2020-2023
Melissa Keranen 2018-2021 Bill Kocay 2019-2021
Don Kreher 2018-2021 Selda Kucukcifci 2020-2023
Marius Meszka 2018-2021 Ying Miao 2019-2022
Gary Mullen 2019-2022 Darren Narayan 2019-2022
Ortrud Oellermann 2018-2021 Daniel Panario 2020-2023
David Pike 2019-2022 Dinesh Sarvate 2018-2021
Ingo Schiermeyer 2018-2021 Doug Stinson 2019-2022
Kiki Ariyanti Sugeng 2020-2023 Tran van Trung 2018-2021
Ian Wanless 2018-2021
ICA Office The ICA Office is located at Boca Raton (Florida Atlantic University) and it is being run by Spyros Magliveras, the ICA Registrar. The ICA Assistant is Jeanne Camillo. Invoicing of members' dues from the new office started in November 2016. Dues payments can be made on a web page using a credit card: https://fauf.fau.edu/icamemberships Tax-deductable donations can be made to the ICA on the following web page: https://fauf.fau.edu/ica For information about memberships, please send email to ICAoffice@fau.edu New: The ICA Office will be moving to University of Minnesota Duluth later this year
Dues Schedule FTICA (fellow) one year : $85 two years: $155 (approximately a 10% discount) three years: $205 (approximately a 20% discount) lifetime: $1000 AFTICA (Associate Fellow) one year: $65 MTICA (Companion, Graduate, Student) one year: $45 Retired Persons one year: $42.50 (this is a 50% discount) lifetime: $500 (for members for at least 10 years) For most membership categories, dues are virtually unchanged since the founding of the ICA in 1990.
Institutional Members: $250 per year
Corporate Members: $500 per year
Senior Corporate Members: $1000 per year
Sponsoring Corporate Members: $2500 per year
New Member Initiatives any student who finishes a PhD in Combinatorics is eligible to receive a one-year free membership in the ICA a new ICA member who registers for two years will receive the first year of membership free
ICA Medals No ICA medals were awarded between 2009 and 2015. In 2016, a Medals Committee was formed. A new Stanton medal, to honour significant lifetime contributions to promoting the discipline of combinatorics through advocacy, outreach, service, teaching and/or mentoring, was approved by Council in 2016. An accelerated schedule was implemented starting in 2016 to award medals for the period 2009-2015. New medals were struck and, starting in 2017, awarding of medals resumed a normal schedule. Medal winners are recommended by the Medals Committee and approved by Council. The Medals Committee also recommends honorary follows.
ICA Medals Committee Mateja Sajna 2018-2021 (chair 2020-2021) Gennian Ge 2019-2022 Michael Giudici 2020-2023 Heather Jordon 2021-2024 Note that Heather Jordon is replacing Mateja Sajna, whose term has just finished. The three committee members are on staggered three year terms, which helps to ensure continuity in the committee. The new (2020) medal winners are being announced on the next slides. There is continuing concern about the lack of nominations in certain categories, especially Stanton medals and honorary fellows, where there were no eligible nominees this year.
Euler Medal Winners 2020 Marston Conder
Hall Medal Winners 2020 Jie Ma
Kirkman Medal Winners 2020 Chong Shangguan
Stanton Medal Winners 2020 no medal awarded
Honorary Fellows "The Council may elect to Honorary Fellowship any person who has made pre-eminent contributions to combinatorics or its applications. The number of living Honorary Fellows shall not exceed ten." As of December 31, 2017, there were five living honorary fellows: S.S. Shrikhande, C.R. Rao, G.J. Simmons, Vera Sos, Henry Gould. S.S. Shrikhande died in April 2020, aged 102. The ICA has put out calls for new honorary fellows annually since 2017. Neil Robertson was approved by Council as a new honorary fellow in 2018 and Carsten Thomassen was approved by Council as a new honorary fellow in 2019. There were no nominations received in 2019 or 2020 for new honorary fellows.
Conference Support The ICA has expanded its support of conferences in combinatorics and related areas. Of course most conferences were cancelled in 2020 due to Covid-19. Conferences are resuming (online, for the time being) in 2021. We provide up to $1000 in support for conferences in combinatorics and related areas, subject to approval by the Executive. Forthcoming Conferences to be supported by the ICA: 52nd Southeastern International Conference on Combinatorics, Graph Theory & Computing (March 2021) 28th British Combinatorial Conference (July 2021) 43rd Australasian Combinatorics Conference (December 2021) Combinatorics 2022 (Mantua, Italy, June 2022)
Bulletin of the ICA Three new EICs were chosen in 2016, namely Marco Buratti, Don Kreher and Tran van Trung. New: I am pleased to report that a fourth EIC was added in 2020, namely Ortrud Oellermann. The first issue of the Bulletin produced under the direction of the new EICs was the January 2017 issue, which is Volume 79. The most recent issue is the February 2021 issue, which is Volume 91. Printing and mailing is now done from Czechia. Production is handled by Don Kreher.
Online Publication of the Bulletin Starting from Volume 79 (January 2017), we have published the Bulletin online as a .pdf file, on a password-protected web page available to ICA members. We continue to also mail printed copies to members and subscription holders. Refereed research articles (from Volume 79 on) are now published on the ICA web pages and are available online free of charge to everyone. We are following a "diamond" open access policy for publication of research articles: no charge to authors or readers. Tables of contents (from Volume 79 on) are also available on the ICA web pages. New: Scopus has approved indexing of Bulletin of the ICA; this should start later this year.
ICA Web Pages Luca Giuzzi was approved as webmaster for the ICA in 2017. Official ICA web pages: http://the-ica.org Luca redesigned and maintains the ICA web pages. If you have not done so, check them out! They are continually being expanded, and contain a lot of useful information. The Bulletin of the ICA can be accessed there, along with press releases and citations of medal winners, a list of supported conferences, and much more.
Ongoing Challenges The ICA is able to function due to the efforts of many unpaid volunteers (a list is given on a later slide)! I cannot overstate the amount of work that is required to make everything run smoothly. We are definitely going to need people to step forward to take on leadership roles (including President) in the coming years. My term ends in 2022. We also need an increased membership base in order to be able to pay for the essential ICA functions. We do not want to increase dues unless it is absolutely necessary. After a steady decrease in membership starting in 2010, the paid-up membership is stable since 2016, at roughly 450 fellows of various ranks. However, the ICA needs to grow!
How You Can Support the ICA Persuade your friends and students to join the ICA. Persuade your library to subscribe to BICA. Make a donation to the ICA (see the ICA web pages). Many thanks to Gus Simmons for a generous donation in 2020. Find a rich benefactor who will support the ICA as a corporate member. Nominate worthy people for medals and honorary fellowships. Submit research articles and other items of interest to the Bulletin. These can include news items, book reviews, conference reports, etc. Consider serving the ICA as a Council member and/or as a member of the Executive.
Thanks! The ICA Executive: Dalibor, Sarah, David and Kiki The ICA Registrar: Spyros (and the ICA Assistant, Jeanne) The ICA Webmaster: Luca The EICs of the Bulletin: Marco Buratti, Don Kreher, Ortrud Oellermann, Tran van Trung ICA Council Medals Committee members (especially Mateja Sajna, for chairing this committee this past year)
See you next year! Doug Stinson, President of the ICA
2. Membership and Financial Report
FAU office •ICA office operations at FAU began on Nov. 1, 2016. •Our new ICA office Assistant, Ms. Jeanne Cimillo started work with the office in late February, 2020. Please thank Jeanne for extraordinary work effort, above remuneration and the call of duty. •As approved by the Council, we are ready to transition the ICA office to its new location at the University of Minnesota, Duluth. We are happy to pass the torch to UMD. •Approximately 250 invoices were written & sent during the period Mar 1, 2020 – Feb 20, 2020. This is less than last year’s 350 because of more multi-year membership dues at the $155 & $205 levels, and several new “life members”.
Financial summary Mar 1, 2020 – Feb 18, 2021 •Balance on Feb 29, 2020 $ 17,343.12 •Total proceeds in above period $ 25,480.00 •Total funds for the period $ 42,823.12 •Total expenses during period $ 19,841.78 •Balance in US funds as of Feb 18, 2021 $ 22,981.34
https://fq15.telecom-paris.fr/ International Conference on Finite Fields and Their Applications 2022 (Fq15) 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. 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
For immediate release Contact: Sarah Holliday June 4, 2021 Secretary of the ICA Email: email@example.com url: the-ica.org Dr Marston Conder awarded the 2020 Euler Medal of the ICA Euler Medals recognize distinguished lifetime career contributions to combinatorial research . Dr. Conder was born and raised in the Waikato region, studied at Hinuera Primary, Matamata College and the University of Waikato, New Zealand. He earned the DPhil at the University of Oxford (1980) on minimal generating pairs for permutation groups, under the supervision of Prof. Graham Higman FRS. Subsequently
Skip to content. | Skip to navigation Search Site Advanced Search… Site Map Accessibility Contact Personal tools Log in This is SunRain Plone Theme Navigation Home About us Research Groups Conferences Area privata Combinatorics 2018 You are here: Home / Combinatorics 2018 Combinatorics 2018 The Combinatorics 2018 conference will be organised by the research groups of the Universities of Brescia (Catholic and State Universities), Padova, and Verona. It will take place from June 3 to 9, 2018 in Arco, Province of Trento, Italy. It will be the 20th edition of this conference held in Italy--the first one in 1981, the second in 1982, and every two years ever since--with the participation of many experts in finite geometries and their applications from all over the world. The main themes of the conference will be Finite Geometries, Incidence Structures, Combinatorial Designs and Graph Theory. Arc