Permutation Patterns 2008

The sixth annual international conference on Permutation Patterns will take place at the University of Otago in Dunedin, New Zealand, 16 - 20 June, 2008.

patters.gifThe conference themes include (but are not limited to) enumeration questions, excluded pattern questions, study of the involvement order, algorithms for computing with permutation patterns, applications and generalisations of permutation patterns, and others.

Researchers who wish to present a talk at the conference should send an extended abstract of at most six pages to Michael Albert by 29 May 2008.

To register for the conference please send an email to Mike Atkinson saying that you would like to attend. The registration fee for the conference is $250 (NZ) if notification of intention to attend is received by 22 May 2008, or $300 (NZ) thereafter; this will cover the operating costs of the conference, the conference dinner, and conference excursion. However, please do not send money to us before the conference; instead we shall collect the registration fee at the conference itself.

NZIMA logoThe conference is partially supported by the New Zealand Institute of Mathematics and its Applications and will therefore be able to offer some funding to support some of the participants, particularly graduate students.

We ask that you request support only in case of a real need for it. Priority will be given to graduate students and postdocs who have a hard time finding money to attend. If you are interested in financial support, please send your request (electronically) to Mike Atkinson by April 22, 2008. Your request should include the following:

  1. Your name
  2. E-mail address
  3. Affiliation
  4. Current position
  5. (Expected) year of Ph.D.
  6. Your estimated transportation and living expenses. If you are a student, please give the name and email address of your advisor. Also, it is highly recommended that your advisor send a short letter of recommendation for you directly to Mike Atkinson by the due-date.