Wednesday, November 16, 2011

[DMANET] FPSAC 2012 - Submission deadline Nov. 30

24th Annual International Conference on
Formal Power Series and Algebraic Combinatorics


July 30 - August 3, 2012
Nagoya University
(Nagoya, Japan)

Second announcement -- Last call for papers

All aspects of combinatorics and their relations with other
parts of mathematics, physics, computer science and biology.

Conference program
The conference will feature invited lectures, contributed
presentations, poster session, problem session, and software
demonstrations. As usual there will be no parallel sessions.

Official languages
The official languages of the conference are English and French.

Invited Speakers
Alexei Borodin (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, U.S.A.)
Gil Kalai (Hebrew University, Israel)
Manuel Kauers (Johannes Kepler Universitat, Austria)
Rinat Kedem (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, U.S.A.)
Thomas Lam (University of Michigan, U.S.A.)
Jennifer Morse (Drexel University, U.S.A.)
Hjalmar Rosengren (Chalmers University of Technology and
University of Gothenburg, Sweden)
Catharina Stroppel (Universitat Bonn, Germany)
Hiroaki Terao (Hokkaido University, Japan)

Call for papers and posters
Authors are invited to submit extended abstracts of at most
twelve pages by November 30, 2011. To submit papers please
visit the conference website
Author instructions can also be found at the conference website.

The submitted papers should begin with a short abstract written
both in English and in French (translation provided if necessary).
Authors should indicate the mode of presentation which they
consider appropriate for their paper, i.e. lecture or poster.
The notifications of acceptance are scheduled for March 1, 2012.

The accepted extended abstracts will be published in a volume
dedicated to FPSAC'12 of Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical
Computer Science Proceedings
If authors desire to publish full versions of papers elsewhere,
this is no problem, as long as the extended abstract is indeed
a short version of the full paper.

Important Note: Each submitted abstract must be prepared in
accordance with LaTeX (see ). Authors
are required to use the LaTeX template which is provided on
the 'Author Instructions' section of the conference website.

Open problem session
Contributions to the problem session are invited in advance
of the conference dates. People interested in submitting a problem
in advance should submit it by e-mail to
before June 15, 2012.

Software demonstrations
Demonstrations of software relevant to the topics of the conference
are encouraged. People interested in giving a software demonstration
should submit to before March 1, 2012
a paper briefly explaining the software, and including the hardware

Best Student Paper Award
In an ongoing FPSAC tradition, an award will be made for the best
paper submitted by a graduate student. Students submitting extended
abstracts are invited to indicate their eligibility for this award.

Participant support
Limited funds are available for partial support of participants;
in particular for students, junior scientists, and mathematicians
from under-represented groups. Requests should contain a letter
of recommendation and include the estimated transportation and
living expenses for the duration of the conference as well as
the amount of any support available from other sources. All
requests should be sent by March 15, 2012. Please see the conference
website for details.

The conference will take place at Nagoya University, Nagoya,

Further information
All important information concerning FPSAC'12 can be found on
the conference web site at

More details will be given in future announcements. Please direct
further questions to

Summary of important dates
Deadline of submission : November 30, 2011.
Notification of acceptance : March 1, 2012.
Requests for support : March 15, 2012.
Conference : July 30 -- August 3, 2012.

Program Committee
Hiro-Fumi Yamada (Okayama University, Japan)
Nantel Bergeron (York University, Canada)
Susumu Ariki (Osaka University, Japan)
Jean-Christophe Aval (Universite Bordeaux 1, France)
Christine Bessenrodt (Leibniz Universitat Hannover, Germany)
Francesco Brenti (Universita' di Roma "Tor Vergata", Italy)
Sylvie Corteel (Universite Paris Diderot 7, France)
Michael Drmota (Technische Universitat Wien, Austria)
Mariko Hagita (Ochanomizu University, Japan)
Florent Hivert (Universite de Rouen, France)
Jim Hugland (University of Pennsylvania, U.S.A.)
Dongsu Kim (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology,
Jeremy Martin (University of Kansas, U.S.A.)
Satoshi Murai (Yamaguchi University, Japan)
Arun Ram (University of Melbourne, Australia)
Andrew Rechnitzer (University of British Columbia, Canada)
Gilles Schaeffer (Ecole Polytechnique, France)
Piotr Sniady (University of Wroclaw, Poland)
Dennis Stanton (University of Minnesota, U.S.A.)
Kai Meng Tan (National University of Singapore, Singapore)
David Wagner (University of Waterloo, Canada)

Organizing Committee
Soichi Okada (Nagoya University, Japan)
Susanna Fishel (Arizona State University, U.S.A.)
Masao Ishikawa (University of the Ryukyus, Japan)
Christian Krattenthaler (Universitat Wien, Austria)
Hiroshi Mizukawa (National Defense Academy, Japan)
Sho Matsumoto (Nagoya University, Japan)
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