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Conference on Permutation Patterns
10 - 14 February, 2003
Otago university
University of Otago
New Zealand


The unifying theme of the conference is permutation patterns. The topics addressed will include enumeration questions, excluded pattern questions, study of the involvement order, algorithms for computing with permutation patterns, applications and generalisations of permutation patterns, and others.  The conference is sponsored by the New Zealand Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (NZIMA).

The keynote speaker will be Herbert Wilf.

The registration fee will be $100 NZ for registration by 1 November 2002, and $150 thereafter.

Extended abstracts (at most 6 pages) of papers to be presented at the conference should be sent to the Program Chair by 31 December 2002.

Participants will receive a booklet of extended abstracts of papers presented at the conference.  Presenters may wish to submit a full paper to the special issue of the Electronic Journal of Combinatorics on Permutation Patterns which will mark the conference. Articles for this issue are sought from researchers whether or not they plan to attend the conference and can be submitted to the editors of the special issue at any time before 31 May 2003.

The conference will be hosted by the Otago Computer Science Theory Group within the Department of Computer Science at the University of Otago.

The University, the oldest in New Zealand, is in the town of Dunedin which is situated on the east coast of the South Island. The surrounding countryside is exceptionally beautiful and in February the weather is generally mild and sunny. Aside from the academic program we plan a full social program that will give participants an opportunity to enjoy the location.  The conference dinner will be on Thursday 13 February.

Participants will be accommodated in St Margaret's College. This is a university residence offering excellent value for money. Facilities available include a library, sports hall, music room and computers with e-mail connection. Rooms are single with shared bathroom and toilet facilities. Alternatively, participants may make their own arrangements to stay in one of the nearby motels.

Participants may wish to also attend the Autralasian Theory of Computing Symposium (CATS '03) in Adelaide which will be held in the week previous to the conference.

Special issue E-JC Editors: Mike Atkinson, Derek Holton

Program Chair: Michael Albert

Contact the organisers by email for further inquiries.