Friday, March 16, 2018

[DMANET] 2nd IMA Conference on Theoretical and Computational Discrete Mathematics - Sept 2018, Derby

2nd IMA Conference on Theoretical and Computational Discrete Mathematics
Friday 14 - Saturday 15 September 2018, The Enterprise Centre, University of Derby

Discrete mathematics poses a wide range of challenging research problems, giving 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 relatively new area that the IMA is pleased to support through a second event of its kind at the University of Derby.

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. 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.

Abstracts of up to 500 words are invited to be submitted for either oral or poster presentation via by Friday 13 April 2018, in areas including, but not limited to, the following:

* Theoretical Computer Science (Algorithms, Automata, Codes, Cryptography, Image Processing, Logic Gates and Circuits)

* Number Theory (Computational, Elementary, Additive, Combinatorial)

* Set Relations, Orderings, Words, Permutation Patterns

* Graph Theory and Network Problems

* Number Sequences, Arithmetic Functions and Partitions

* Combinatorics (Algorithmic, Algebraic, Analytic, Enumerative, Extremal, Probabilistic, Topological, Geometric, Theory of Designs, Matroids, Percolation)

* Optimization (Discrete, Combinatorial) and Game Theory

* Operations Research

Please indicate if you have a preference for oral or poster presentation. Posters are encouraged particularly from PhD students, and a prize for the best poster presentation will be awarded.

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 to gain a broader snapshot of activity - 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 it is hoped that personal collaborations will be both encouraged and fostered as a result. Plenary and contributed talks will be featured, as well as a poster presence.

Organising Committee
Professor Peter J. Larcombe (University of Derby) = Chair
Dr. Ovidiu D. Bagdasar (University of Derby) = Co-Chair
Dr. Nicholas Korpelainen (University of Derby) = Co-Chair
Dr. David B. Penman (University of Essex)
Dr. Ioan-Lucian Popa (UAB Alba Iulia, Romania)
Dr. A. Frazer Jarvis (University of Sheffield)
Dr. Marcello W. Trovati (Edge Hill University)
Dr. Eric J. Fennessey (BAE Systems Ltd, Portsmouth)
Mrs. Chris Parkes (University of Derby)

Further information
Conference webpage:

For technical or informal queries, please contact Professor Peter J. 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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