9-th International Conference on

Formal Power Series and Algebraic Combinatorics


July 14 - 18, 1997

Institut für Mathematik

University of Vienna

Vienna, Austria

This Conference is Dedicated to the Memory of

Marcel-Paul Schützenberger



Algebraic and bijective combinatorics and their relations with other parts of mathematics, computer science and physics.

Conference program

Invited lectures, contributed presentations, poster session, problem session and software demonstrations.

Official languages

The official languages of the conference are English and French.

Invited Speakers

Call for papers and posters

Authors are invited to submit extended abstracts of at most twelve pages before November 15, 1996. Preferred way of submission is by sending one postscript file by email to fpsac97@risc.uni-linz.ac.at. If an author is not able to send a postscript version of her/his extended abstract, four copies of the extended abstract should be mailed to Peter Paule, Chairman of the Program committee of FPSAC '97, RISC, Johannes Kepler Universität, A-4040 Linz, AUSTRIA.

The submitted papers should begin with a summary written in the two official languages of the conference (translations will be provided if necessary). Authors should indicate the mode of presentation which they consider appropriate for their paper : lecture or poster session. The notifications of acceptance or rejection are scheduled for the beginning of March 1997.

The authors whose papers will have been accepted for a lecture or a poster presentation will have the possibility to submit a complete version of their work to a special issue of the journal "Discrete Mathematics," devoted to the conference FPSAC '97. The deadline for submission to the special issue is September 1, 1997.

Open problem session

Contributions to the problem session are invited in advance of the conference dates. If possible, problems should be submitted by e-mail to the address fpsac97@risc.uni-linz.ac.at.

Software demonstrations

Demonstrations of software relevant to the topics of the conference are encouraged. People interested in giving a software demonstration should submit a paper as described above, including the hardware requirements, before January 15, 1997, by email to fpsac97@risc.uni-linz.ac.at.

Program committee

Nantel Bergeron (Canada)
Francesco Brenti (Italy)
David Bressoud (USA)
Mireille Bousquet-Mélou (France)
Omar Foda (Australia)
Sergey Fomin (USA, Russia)
Ian Goulden (Canada)
Tomas Kepka (Tchechia)
Sergey Kerov (Russia)
Christian Krattenthaler (Austria)
Bernard Leclerc (France)
Marc Noy (Spain)
Peter Paule (Austria; Chairman)
Marko Petkovsek (Slovenia)
Victor Reiner (USA)
Jeff Remmel (USA)
Christophe Reutenauer (Canada)
Bruno Salvy (France)
Volker Strehl (Germany; Chairman)
Itaru Terada (Japan)
Dominic Welsh (England)

Participant support

Limited funds are available for partial support of participants, in particular for students and scientists from Eastern countries. Requests should contain a letter of recommendation and include the estimated transportation and living expenses as well as the amount of support available from other sources. All requests should be sent in duplicate by January 15, 1997 to the following address : Christian Krattenthaler, Chairman of the Organizing committee of FPSAC '97, Institut für Mathematik, Universität Wien, Strudlhofgasse 4, A-1090 Vienna, AUSTRIA.


The conference will take place at the Institut für Mathematik of the Universität Wien. The Institut für Mathematik is located 10 minutes walking distance from the city center. The first talk is scheduled on July 14, 1997 at 9:00 a.m.


Rooms have been blocked for the participants of the conference at Hotel**** Kaiser Franz Joseph (at the special rates of 660 ATS/single room, 880 ATS/double; this includes breakfast; the hotel is 15 minutes by tram from the Institut für Mathematik) and at the Studentenheim Strudlhofgasse (at the rates of 210 ATS/single, 330 ATS/double; without breakfast, there are shared bath and shower facilities, and common kitchens where breakfast or other small meals could be prepared; the Studentenheim is directly opposite the Institut für Mathematik).

If you want to book a room at a hotel on your own, then you may contact the Wiener Tourismusverband, Obere Augartenstraße 40, A-1020 Vienna, Austria, Tel. +43/1/21114 or http://info.wien.at/e/hotel/index.htm. However, do not contact the Hotel Kaiser Franz Joseph directly if you want to get the above rates.

The Austrian currency is Austrian Schilling (ATS). Depending on the current exchange rate, 1 US dollar is roughly 11 Austrian Schilling. As a general rule, all prices in Austria include tax, so do, in particular, the above hotel rates.

N.B. It is important for the Hotel Kaiser Franz Joseph that you book before April 30, 1997. We cannot guarantee reservations that are made after that date; be aware that summer is the main tourist season in Vienna. If you are going to stay at the Studentenheim, then, please, bring your own towels.

Further information

For any question, just write to fpsac97@radon.mat.univie.ac.at.

Organizing committee

Peter Kirschenhofer (Leoben)
Christian Krattenthaler (Vienna; Chairman)
Daniel Krob (Paris)
Helmut Prodinger (Vienna)


The conference FPSAC'97 is supported by the European Commission for Science, Research and Development (TMR Euroconference Programme), Bank Austria, Bundesministerium für Wissenschaft, Stadt Wien, Wiener Fremdenverkehrsverband.


Until April 30, 1997, the regular registration fee is 2000 ATS. A reduced fee of 1000 ATS is offered for students (with verification, such as a letter from the advisor). These fees will be 3000 ATS and 1500 ATS, respectively, if the registration is made after April 30, 1997. The registration fee covers all instruction, program materials, refreshment breaks, a copy of the conference proceedings, a concert on Monday, a reception in the city hall on Tuesday, and a "Heurigenabend" (conference dinner) on Thursday. To register, please mail or FAX a completed copy of the registration form to C. Krattenthaler, FPSAC'97, Institut für Mathematik, Universität Wien, Strudlhofgasse 4, A-1090 Vienna, AUSTRIA; FAX: +43/1/31367-4040 or +43/1/310 63 47. Please, also indicate whether you will attend the "Heurigenabend" on Thursday, July 17, 1997.