Friday, January 15, 2016

[DMANET] 1st IMA Conference on Theoretical and Computational Discrete Mathematics - early bird fees until 22 February 2016

1st IMA Conference on Theoretical and Computational Discrete Mathematics
Tuesday 22 - Wednesday 23 March 2016, The Enterprise Centre, University of Derby

Discrete mathematics is a branch of the mathematical sciences which poses a wide range of challenging research problems and gives rise to important applications in other fields such as computer science, engineering, industry, business, finance and the physical/biological sciences. It is a dynamic subject in which techniques, theories and algorithms are drawn from many different areas, and it offers a diverse and stimulating environment for those whose work lies within it. This is a new area for IMA Conferences that the IMA is pleased to support.

The conference will showcase theoretical and computational advances in the general field of discrete mathematics. It is open to researchers working with mathematical structures and abstract constructs, and to those involved in the theory and practise of discrete algorithmic computing. Results which establish links between different areas of discrete mathematics are welcomed, as are applications and the development of new tools. The purpose of this event is to highlight progress in the field through the development of novel theories, methodologies, and applications accordingly, and to inspire future work.

Extended abstracts were solicited from areas including, but not limited to, the following:

· Graph Theory

· Network Visualisation

· Combinatorics (Algebraic, Analytic, Enumerative, Extremal, Probabilistic, Geometric, Algorithmic)

· Number Theory

· Discrete Probability

· Matroid Theory

· Cryptography

· Computer Science

· Large-Scale Networks

· Ordered Sets and Permutations

· Designs

· Topology

· Information Processing

· Discrete Mathematics of Data Mining

· Optimization (Discrete, Combinatorial)

· Theory and Applications of Sequences

· Operations Research and Analytics.

The submissions deadline has now passed. Participants will have the opportunity to submit extended abstracts (3-6 pages in length) for publication in a special conference issue of the online journal 'Electronic Notes in Discrete Mathematics' (Elsevier). Please note that the publication of an extended abstract will NOT restrict the author(s) from publishing a full-length article on the same topic, and with the same title, in another journal (possibly with another publisher) provided that the original publication is sufficiently enhanced (i.e. approximately doubled in size). The required LaTeX-style package and template can be found at: More specific instructions relating to online submission will be released closer to the event.

Such a meeting aims to assemble prominent and emerging researchers in discrete mathematics to present new findings and gain a broader snapshot of activity. It is proposed to have both plenary/invited talks and contributed talks. We welcome the participation of graduate students and early career mathematicians, as well as more established academics. The conference seeks to bring together colleagues from the many different arenas where discrete mathematics is developed and applied, and hopes to both encourage and foster personal collaborations as a result.

Invited Speakers
Tuesday 22 March:
Professor Ernesto Estrada (Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Strathclyde, U.K)
Matrix Functions for the Analysis of Large-Scale Networks
Professor Dorin Andrica (Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science, Babes-Bolyai University, Romania)
>From a Result in Analysis to Some Hard Problems in Combinatorial Number Theory

Wednesday 23 March:
Professor Vadim Lozin (Centre For Discrete Mathematics and its Applications, Mathematics Institute, University of Warwick, U.K)
Breaking the Boundaries: From Structure to Algorithms
Dr. Eric J. Fennessey (B.A.E. Systems Surface Ships Limited, H.M. Naval Base, Portsmouth, U.K.)
Statistical Problems in Discrete Event Simulation

Conference Fees

Early Bird Fees*
IMA Member £220
Non-IMA Member £290
IMA Student £150
Non-IMA Student £160

Early Bird Fees* will be available until Monday 22 February 2016, after which the fees will be:
IMA Member £240
Non-IMA Member £310
IMA Student £170
Non-IMA Student £180

*Early Bird Fees must be paid by Monday 22 February 2016 otherwise the higher price will be implemented.

Conference fees include refreshments and lunches throughout the conference, facilities hire and a drinks reception on evening of Tuesday 22 March. To register, please download, complete and return the application form available on the conference webpage:

A list of suggested hotels is also available on the conference webpage.

Organising Committee
Professor Peter J. Larcombe (University of Derby) = Chair
Dr. David B. Penman (University of Essex) = Co-Chair
Dr. Ovidiu D. Bagdasar (University of Derby)
Dr. Richard Conniss (University of Derby)
Dr. A. Frazer Jarvis (University of Sheffield)
Dr. Nicholas Korpelainen (University of Derby)
Professor Fionn Murtagh (University of Derby)
Dr. Marcello W. Trovati (University of Derby)

Further information
Conference webpage:

For technical or informal queries, please contact Peter Larcombe, Conference Chair:<>

To register your interest, or for conference queries, please contact the IMA Conferences Department: e-mail:<>, tel: +44 (0) 1702 354020, fax: +44 (0) 1702 354 111, Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, Catherine Richards House, 16 Nelson Street, Southend-on-Sea, Essex SS1 1EF, UK.

Pamela Bye
Conference Support Officer
Institute of Mathematics and its Applications
Tel: 01702 354020

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