CoCoA 2015 -
Combinatorics and Computer Algebra
July 19-25 2015
Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado
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As part of the NSF grant "Algebraic Combinatorics Seminar and Miniconferences" this international conference will be held on the campus of Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado. It is organized by the Algebraic Combinatorics group at Colorado State University.

The goal of this conference is to bring together researchers from the field of combinatorics and researchers in algorithms, in particular those involving group actions on combinatorial objects. The ultimate goal is to enhance the mutual understanding between the fields. We wish to foster the development of software for computer classification, investigation and generation of discrete objects. The scope of applications is broadly construed, involving diverse fields such as coding theory, curves over finite fields, algebraic graph theory, algebraic combinatorics, finite geometry and design theory. Applications range from cryptography to big data to signal processing and radar.

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July 19-25 2015. July 19 is arrival day, July 25 is departure day. Talks will be scheduled July 20-24.

On the campus of Colorado State University.

The main talks will be given by
Aside from these main talks, there will be time for a limited number of contributed talks (20 minutes each).

Slides of Talks:
Aida Abiad
Anurag Bishnoi
Cicero Carvalho
Stefaan De Winter
Brian Diamond
Ronan Egan
Alexander Gavrilyuk
Gary Greaves
Daniel Horsley
Christine Kelley
Jack Koolen
Gabor Korchmaros
Brian Kronenthal
Brooke Logan
Tatsuya Maruta
Gretchen Matthews
Curtis Nelson
Peter Paule
Daniela Popova
David Raithel
Frank Ruskey
Leonard Soicher
Stacey Staples
Ferenc Szollosi
Peter Vandendriessche

Conference Fee:
There will be a conference fee of $ 210 (early bird registration: $ 150). There is the option of a one-day registration for $ 61.

About Fort Collins:
Fort Collins is a midsize college city, home to Colorado State University. It was named Money magazine's Best Place to Live in the U.S. in 2006, No. 2 in 2008, and No. 6 in 2010. It is also known as one of the towns that inspired the design of Main Street, U.S.A. inside the main entrance of the many 'Disneyland'-style parks run by The Walt Disney Company around the world. The city is situated at the base of the Rocky Mountain foothills of the northern Front Range approximately 60 miles (97 km) north of Denver, Colorado and 45 miles (72 km) south of Cheyenne, Wyoming. Elevation is 4,982 ft (1,519 m) above sea level. Geographic landmarks include Horsetooth Reservoir and Horsetooth Mountain - so named because of a tooth-shaped granite rock that dominates the city's western skyline. Longs Peak (depicted in the photo above) can also clearly be seen on a clear day to the southwest of the city. Located along the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains, Fort Collins experiences a semi-arid climate, with four distinct seasons and low annual precipitation. Summers range from mild to hot, with low humidity and occasional afternoon thunderstorms. Attractions include the Rocky Mountain National Park which is accessible from Estes Park, about one hour drive from Fort Collins. Trail Ridge Road is open during the summer and crosses the continental divide. Trail Ridge road passes through alpine flora at an elevation of over 12,000 ft (3600 m).

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On Campus.

Lodging can be arranged at the Hilton Hotel, 425 W Prospect Rd, Fort Collins, CO 80526 ++1 (970) 482-2626. Or at the BEST WESTERN University Inn, 914 S College Avenue, Fort Collins, Colorado, 80524-3033, US. Phone: 970/484-2984, Fax: 970/484-1987, Toll Free Reservations: 888-484-2984, Email: Either hotel is in walking distance from the conference venue.
We also offer lodging in the on-campus dormitories (aka Residence Halls), breakfast and dinner included.
Location map for hotels and dormitories
The on-campus housing comes in packages:
Package 1: 6 nights double occupancy basis (7/19-7/25): price for two persons: USD 672 (this includes two sets of meals)
Package 2: 6 nights single occupancy basis (7/19-7/25): price per person: USD 468
Package 3: 7 nights double occupancy basis (7/18-7/25): price for two persons: USD 778 (this includes two sets of meals)
Package 4: 7 nights single occupancy basis (7/18-7/25): price per person: USD 543
Package 5: 7 nights double occupancy basis (7/19-7/26): price for two persons: USD 778 (this includes two sets of meals)
Package 6: 7 nights single occupancy basis (7/19-7/26): price per person: USD 543

On-campus housing is limited in the number of rooms that we have available. Please book your housing package soon.

If you are looking for a roommate, please let us know and we can help you find suitable candidates.

We regret to note that the week of the conference overlaps with Cheyenne Frontier Days. For this reason, off-campus accommodation is going to be quite expensive.

The nearest international airport to Fort Collins is Denver (DIA). Shuttle services from DIA to Fort Collins are available: Green Ride or SuperShuttle. The one way trip takes about 1 hour and 30 minutes. Door-to-door service is available.
Location map for airport

The registration from will ask you for your arrival date/time at DIA. We plan to organize pickup trips for larger groups.

Limited funding for participant support is available. Priority is given to young researchers and/or early applicants. Please send you request to and please include your CV.

Important deadlines:

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Conference Dinner:
On the evening of July 23, we will hold the Robert A Liebler memorial dinner. Registered participants will receive one free dinner ticket each. Extra dinner tickets are available for $ 25 per person and can be ordered on the registration page.

Our conference excursion is planned for July 22 and will take us to Lory State Park
Lory State Park,
located just outside of town. Lory State park has access to the foothills, and offers plenty of hiking possibilities (easy, moderate and challenging) as well as access to Horsetooth reservoir. Each participant will receive one admission ticket to the excursion. The excursion will start promply in the morning and we will be back by afternoon. Please consider the weather pattern in Colorado. Afternoon thunderstorms are very frequent in the summer. We don't want to be on the mountain during thunderstorm period.

Contributed Talks:
Please fill out the following template abstract in latex and email it to
Abstract template




Abstract Booklet (preliminary as of 6/29)

Organizing Committee:

Funding for this conference is provided by:
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Linda Hamilton in memory of Robert A Liebler.

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