Call for Participation: CHED-IMSP Research Summer School in Algebraic Combinatorics

The Institute of Mathematical Science and Physics is calling for participants to the CHED-IMSP Research Summer School in Algebraic Combinatorics #ALGCOM2013 which will be held 20-23 May 2013, at UP Los Banos, College, Laguna. The School specifically aims to provide college or senior high school teachers, researchers, graduate students and senior undergraduate students in mathematics and allied fields a venue to enhance their knowledge and training in graphs and codes, and in the use of algebra, including computational algebra systems, in the study of these structures. Please click on link for more details.


Algebraic combinatorics is the area of mathematics that employs algebraic concepts in the study of combinatorial structures, or where combinatorial techniques are applied to solve algebraic problems. The content focus of this Research School will be on graphs and codes, two structures that have significant and interesting applications in various fields such as network theory and information theory.


The specific topics to be discussed are:

  • Algebraic structures
  • Computational algebra systems
  • Research methods in mathematics
  • Projective geometries and designs
  • Groups and graphs
  • Codes over rings and fields 

There will be lectures, research discussions, workshops and hands-on exercises on these topics. At the end of the School, participants are expected to gain the fundamental background that would enable them to teach the subject, to participate actively in focal research teams and to forge linkages and collaborations on related research problems.


This School is part of the CHED-approved and funded Comprehensive Research Program for Excellence in Mathematics organized by the Institute of Mathematical Sciences and Physics as a CHED Center of Excellence in Mathematics and as a National Center of Excellence in the Basic Sciences.


Consistent with IMSP's mandate to promote interest, awareness and knowledge of mathematics and its applications, the main goal of the Summer School is to foster mathematics research not only in the basic disciplines, but particularly in multidisciplinary research that links mathematics to other disciplines. The School attempts to nurture the growth of expertise among research talents, train future researchers, and provide a platform for interaction and collaboration. Updated information (including detailed program of activities and list of possible accommodations) is posted in IMSP’s official site




Interested participants may please accomplish the confirmation slip which can be requested from the organisers. Kindly reproduce the slip if necessary for your other colleagues who may be interested.


The registration fee per participant is PHP1,500 with a 20% discount for early registrants (on or before April 15, 2013). The student rate is PHP1,000 for undergraduate students. The registration fee covers food (lunch and snacks) and training kit that contains the materials for the school. The registration fee does not include breakfast, dinner, transportation and accommodations. As there are limited slots for the summer school, prospective participants are advised to send the confirmation slip as soon as possible together with a proof of payment of the registration fee. Prospective participants who sent only the confirmation slip are not considered registered unless they have sent proof of payment of the registration fee. The deadline for registration is April 30, 2013. After this date, the slot reserved for those who confirmed but did not pay their registration fees may be given to other interested participants.


Registration may be done through the following options:


1. Go to any bank that accepts Land Bank deposits. Make the deposit to the following bank account. Bank Name: Philippine National Bank Bank Branch: UPLB Branch Bank Address: U.P. Los Banos, College, Laguna Account Name: UPLB Foundation Inc. Peso Savings Account Number: 212-8379-001-53 Fax or scan e-mail the deposit slip as proof of payment together with the confirmation slip to the following telefax number or e-mail addresses: DR. MA. CRISTETA N. CUARESMA Over-all Chair, ALGCOM2013 Division of Mathematics Institute of Mathematical Sciences and Physics U.P. Los Baños, College, Laguna 4031 Telephone: (049) 501-2982 Telefax: (049) 536-6610 Mobile: (0915) 340-2305 Emails: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


2. Get a payment slip from the Office of the Head of the Division of Mathematics, Room 200, Mathematics Building (in front of St. Therere Chapel) and proceed to the Office of the UPLB Foundation, Inc. to pay the registration fee. The account name is 2010-IMSP. Go back to the Office of the Division Head and give a copy of the deposit slip together with the accomplished confirmation slip.