Number crunching in Alice 


Overseas and interstate guest speakers will be heading to the Northern Territory this month for the 31st Australasian Conference for Combinatorial Mathematics and Combinatorial Computing.

CDU academics have joined with colleagues from Monash University to organise the event which is the annual conference for the Combinational Mathematics Society of Australasia.

The conference will take place at the Alice Springs Resort from 8 to 12 July 2006 and will feature special guest Dereck Holton from New Zealand, winner of the CMSA medal for lifetime contribution to combinatorics.

Senior lecturer in mathematics at CDU, Dr Ian Roberts and senior lecturer in mathematics at Monash University, Dr Ian Wanless are co chairs on the organizing committee. The program includes a number of one hour talks plus shorter contributed talks, opportunities for discussion and social functions.

A special session on Combinatorics for Cryptography has being organised and will include papers by Ed Dawson from Queensland University of Technology on ‘Combinatorial Aspects of Cryptology: A Personal Journey’ and Lei Pan from Deakin University with ‘Using orthogonal arrays to test forensic tools’. From the Technical University of Denmark Tanja Lange will present ‘Analysis of pseudo-random number generators based on elliptic curves’.

The ACCMC conference will be followed by the 17th Australasian Workshop on Combinatorial Algorithms which will be held at Uluru (Ayers Rock) and Kings Canyon in Central Australia 12 to 19 July 2006.

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