Thursday, January 25, 2018

[DMANET] Abstract submission open for "Graphs, groups, and more"

Abstract submission is now open for

"Graphs, groups, and more:
celebrating Brian Alspach's 80th and Dragan Marušič's 65th birthdays"
to be held from 28 May until 1 June, 2018 at UP FAMNIT in Koper, Slovenia.

Conference web-site:

Confirmed Invited Speakers:
Darryn Bryant, The University of Queensland, Australia
Danny Dyer, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada
Donovan Hare, University of British Columbia - Okanagan, Canada
Ademir Hujdurović, University of Primorska, Slovenia
Klavdija Kutnar, University of Primorska, Slovenia
Aleksander Malnič, University of Ljubljana & University of Primorska,
Joy Morris, University of Lethbridge, Canada
Primož Potočnik, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Mateja Šajna, University of Ottawa, Canada
Primož Šparl, University of Ljubljana & University of Primorska, Slovenia
Boris Zgrablić, University of Primorska, Slovenia
Cui Zhang, Sweden
Cun-Quan Zhang, West Virginia University, USA

It is our great pleasure to remind you of the conference "Graphs, groups,
and more: celebrating Brian Alspach's 80th and Dragan Marušič's 65th
birthdays" that will take place in Koper, Slovenia, from 28 May to 1 June,
The conference is dedicated to our colleagues Brian Alspach, on the
occasion of his 80th birthday, and Dragan Marušič, on the occasion of his
65th birthday.

Brian Alspach has had a distinguished career, primarily at Simon Fraser
University in Canada.
Since his retirement in 1999 he has held adjunct positions at the
Universities of Regina (Canada) and Newcastle (Australia).
He supervised 13 PhD students and has been a keen advocate and mentor for
young mathematicians, and for establishing innovative programs of study.
His research interests have included permutation groups and their actions
on graphs; tournaments and digraphs; decompositions and factorizations of
graphs; Hamilton cycles and other cycles in graphs, and more.

As one of the first mathematicians from the former Yugoslavia with a PhD
obtained abroad, Dragan Marušič returned home to take a teaching position
at the University of Ljubljana after having spent ten years at various
universities in England and USA.
He then moved to the University of Primorska where he now serves as the
third rector.
He has had a profound influence on mathematics in Slovenia, and is regarded
as the founder of the Slovenian school of algebraic graph theory.
He has been passionately involved in the promotion of mathematics and
mathematicians in Slovenia, having supervised 7 PhD students and mentored
many other young mathematicians.
His research interests focus on the concept of symmetry in the broadest
sense, with permutation groups and their actions on graphs as a primary
"point of interest".

You may now submit your abstracts at
Abstract submission will close on 30 April 2018.

The conference will take place at UP FAMNIT in Koper, Slovenia.

Organizing Committee:
Klavdija Kutnar, Joy Morris, Mateja Šajna

Organized by:
· Slovenian Discrete and Applied Mathematics Society
In Collaboration with:
· UP FAMNIT - University of Primorska, Faculty of Mathematics,
Natural Sciences and Information Technologies
· UP IAM - University of Primorska, Andrej Marušič Institute
· Centre for Discrete Mathematics, UL PeF (University of Ljubljana,
Faculty of Education)

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