Workshop on Incidence Geometry and Applications of Discrete Mathematics
Official Announcement

Dates: Monday 14th February - Wednesday 16th February, 2005.

Location: The Mathematics Building and the Engineering/Mathematics Building at the University of Adelaide. Here is a map of the campus.

Dr Sue Barwick (
Dr Matthew Brown (

There is no registration fee. All interested are welcome.

The Institute for Geometry and its Applications, the University of Adelaide, is hosting a Workshop on Incidence Geometry and Applications of Discrete Mathematics on 14 - 16 February 2005 at the University of Adelaide, Australia.

The purpose of this workshop to discuss recent and current research techniques in the area of incidence geometry and associated applications. This will mainly, but not exclusively, include finite incidence geometries such as generalized quadrangles, projective and polar spaces and applications such as information security and Genetics.

The workshop will include organised sessions of talks, of 50 or 25 minutes length. There will be a scheduled session to discuss open problems, as well as opportunities for informal discussions between participants.

Please feel free to circulate this announcement to anyone whom you feel may be interested.

There is no registration fee, and all interested in attending are welcome. There is no expectation of participants presenting a talk, although it is strongly encouraged.

Speakers include

Professor Gary Ebert (University of Delaware, U.S.A.): Shult Sets and Translation Ovoids of the Hermitian Surface
Dr Nicholas Hamilton (Institute for Molecular Bioscience and Advanced Computational Modelling Centre, University of Queensland):
Identifying lateral gene transfer events
Associate Professor Christine O'Keefe (CSIRO Mathematical and Information Sciences): Privacy-Preserving Data Linkage Protocols
Associate Professor Tim Penttila (University of Western Australia): The groups of the Cherowitzo hyperovals

Titles and abstracts for talks will appear here and a schedule of events here.


There will be some financial support available to interstate and overseas participants, with graduate students being given priority. Please indicate if you wish to be considered for support.
Graduate students are especially encouraged to attend.


As the University of Adelaide is located adjacent to the Adelaide CBD there are many accommodation options. Amongst these are the Princes Lodge Motel (a 25 minute walk through the parklands to the university), budget accommodation at the Royal Adelaide Hospital Residential Wing which is adjacent to the University of Adelaide and a number of serviced apartments around the CBD and North Adelaide.


If you wish to attend, please complete the registration form, preferably by 1 February 2005.

Although there is no registration fee, registration is necessary for organisational purposes and for the official records of the IGA.

Should you require any further information or assistance, or if you require a written invitation to the workshop, please contact the organisers
Dr Sue Barwick (, or
Dr Matthew Brown ( at:

School of Pure Mathematics
University of Adelaide
SA 5005
Fax: +61 8 83033696