Tuesday, March 6, 2012

[DMANET] FPSAC 2012 - Call for participation

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


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

Forth announcement -- Call for participation

***** Registration will open soon. *****
***** Requests for support are due March 15. *****
***** Submission deadline for Software demonstration *****
***** is extended till March 15. *****

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)

Contributed Talks and Posters
The list of contributed papers is now available at

Registration for FPSAC'12 will open soon. All participants are
encouraged to register by the Early Registration Deadline of
April 30, 2012.

Registration fee on or before April 30, 2012 :
Regular : 20,000 JPY,
Student : 10,000 JPY.
Registration fee after April 30, 2012
Regular : 30,000 JPY,
Student : 15,000 JPY.
Note that the registration fee is in Japanese Yen.

Rooms have been blocked for the participants of FPSAC'12 with
special rates at several hotels in Sakae area, downtown Nagoya.
You can book a room at one of these hotels through the online
registration system at the time of conference registration.
Details can be found in the 'Accommodation' section of the
conference website.

Social Programs
There will be an opening reception on Sunday evening (July 29)
at a restaurant on campus. The conference banquet will be held
on Thursday evening (August 2) at Restaurant Shiro adjacent to
Nagoya Nogakudo (Nagoya Noh Theater), where a short Kyogen performance
(Japanese classical comic theater) is planned before the banquet.
The banquet costs 6,500 JPY per person, which includes the Kyogen
performance. On Wednesday afternoon (August 1), we plan to have
an excursion to Inuyama, an old castle town located in the north
of Nagoya, for 4,500 JPY per person. You can register the banquet
and the excursion at the time of conference registration. Details
can be found in the 'Social Programs' section of the conference

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 fpsac12@math.nagoya-u.ac.jp
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 fpsac12@math.nagoya-u.ac.jp before March 15, 2012
a paper briefly explaining the software, and including the hardware

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,
Japan. The first talk is scheduled for July 30, 2012 at 9:00 a.m.

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 fpsac12@math.nagoya-u.ac.jp

Summary of important dates
Requests for support : March 15, 2012.
Submission for software demonstration : March 15, 2012
Early registration : April 30, 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 Haglund (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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