The Institute of Combinatorics and its Applications keeps a low profile. There is no on-line version of its Bulletin. When I was forced to leave my office in Queen Mary at two weeks notice, old issues of the Bulletin (along with many other journals) had to be put in the recycling, and now I have no access to that material.

For the last few years, the Institute has been relatively inactive, failing (for example) to award its annual medals.

However, I am glad to say that the sleeping giant seems to be stirring. There is, as of March this year, an ICA blog, which I have put on the blogroll so you can take a look. (I have only just been notified about this, eight months after the event.) There is even a promise to look into the possibility of an ICA website and even on-line publication of the Bulletin.

We shall see!

About Peter Cameron

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5 Responses to The ICA

  1. Ambat Vijayakumar says:

    Well said

  2. Dear Peter,

    I checked ICA mailing records and discovered that your email address in ICA database is obsolete, but the emails never bounced back, so we were unaware of it until now.

    I have added your current address ICA mailing list now, so you should be kept in the loop from now on. I have also forwarded to you all mailings that have been sent to members since we started our revival efforts.

    Best regards,


  3. Doug Stinson says:

    I was elected president of the ICA in March of this year. Together with Council and the Executive, we have been working hard to reinvigorate the ICA. The ICA medals have been reinstated and we are catching up on the years when they were not awarded. The ICA Office has very recently been moved to Florida Atlantic University and operations are currently being set up there. The Bulletin of the ICA has three new editors-in-chief who were just named, namely Marco Buratti, Don Kreher and Tran van Trung, all of whom are highly regarded mathematicians. Finally, a website is in development and should be ready to go online within the next few weeks.

  4. Dear Doug and Dalibor, Thank you very much! This is all good news! Peter.

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