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
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 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.
Program Chair: Michael Albert
Contact the organisers by email for further inquiries.