Thursday, June 23, 2011

FPSAC 2011

I have received the following short report on FPSAC 2011 from Henning Ăšlfarsson, which I post with pleasure. Sources within my extended family told me that the conference was very well attended. The lecture hall was packed and it was nearly impossible to get close to the posters. The lure of Iceland as a conference location strikes again :-)

The 23rd International Conference on Formal Power Series and Algebraic Combinatorics, FPSAC 2011, was held in Reykjavik, Iceland on June 13-17, on the premises of the University of Iceland. This year's conference was dedicated to the memory of Philippe Flajolet, who passed away recently, and was very influential in the field of algebraic and analytic combinatorics. (An obituary for Philippe Flajolet may be found here.)

The conference featured 10 invited speakers, 27 talks, 53 poster presentations as well as an afternoon of software demonstrations. The topics ranged from various aspects of combinatorics to applications such as shallow water waves and genome arrangements.

More information can be found on the website http://combinatorics.is/.

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