Australian Algebra Conference 01

Monday November 27 - Wednesday November 29, 2017
Venue: University of Technology Sydney

The aim of the annual Australian Algebra Conference is to foster communication between algebraists in Australia. We interpret algebra broadly, including areas such as topological algebra, algebraic logic, graph theory and coding theory. The conference is run by the Australian Algebra Group, which is a special interest group of the Australian Mathematical Society.

UTS Building 11 (venue for the conference)


UTS online registration system to register and pay (visa/mastercard)

Abstract submission form if you wish to propose a contributed talk

Student travel support application form for a contribution to student travel costs

Deadlines: Monday 6 November for registration and abstract submission, and Friday 27 October for student travel grants.


UTS Building 11, corner Broadway and Wattle streets, Ultimo.
Lecture theatre CB11.00.405

Interior of the lecture theatre


List of hotels and youth hostels close by: 

  • try travel booking websites like Wotif, Expedia, Agoda, Booking ( for deals.
  • list of CBD hotels with discounts for conference participants is here
  • YHA Railway Square good youth hostel close by UTS and central station, rates around $35 p/n in shared dorm room
  • Capsule Hotel (a recommendation of Michal)


A list of local providers is here


An electronic version will be available here close to the conference date.


The Conference Dinner will be held on Tuesday evening, location to be advised. Please pay in advance, at the same time as registration, so that we can secure a nice restaurant and so that you get a formal receipt. Please indicate any dietary restrictions in the registration process.


UTS is conveniently located close to Central station, next to Chinatown and close to Darling Harbour.
Visitors from out of state should invest in an opal card upon arrival at airport or buy in advance online to be posted out. Unlike myki there is no cost for the card itself, purchase a $20 card and it has $20 credit. Top up online or at 7-eleven etc. Train from the airport to central is around $16 on opal card.


The Gordon Preston Prize is awarded for the best presentation at the AAC given by a current student based at an Australian university.  The presentations will be judged by a panel appointed by the executive committee.  The winner of the prize will receive $200. The Rules for the Gordon Preston Prize are available here


  • Professor Anthony Bak, Bielefeld University, Germany
  • Associate Professor Intan Muchtadi-Alamsyah, Institut Teknologi Bandung, Indonesia



  • Members of the Australian Algebra Group: $10
  • Students: $10
  • Members of the AustMS who are not members of the Australian Algebra Group: $30
  • Non-members of the AustMS: $40
  • Non-student: $50
  • Student: $25
Please register and pay (visa/mastercard) via the UTS online system by the deadline of Monday 6 November 2017Note: student members of the Australian Algebra Group should select "Student" to get the correct dinner price.



AAC01 endorses this statement of inclusiveness and is a participating conference:

"We are a group of scholars, researchers, and teachers. We refuse to compromise the ideals of academic freedom and open exchange. We affirm that scientific events have to be open to everybody, regardless of race, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, age, pregnancy, immigration status, or any other aspect of identity. We believe that such events have to be supportive, inclusive, and safe environments for all participants. We believe that all participants are to be treated with dignity and respect. Discrimination and harassment cannot be tolerated. We are committed to ensuring that the scientific events in which we participate follow these principles, and we request that organisers of scientific events make explicit statements on the event website to that effect."


Current list of submitted talks is here.

Participants are invited to propose a contributed talk. Please submit a title and abstract (in plain text with simple LaTex) here

We particularly encourage talks by students. Most students talk about original research undertaken as part of their thesis, but beginning students can give a survey talk on their thesis topic. Students should feel free to give the same talk at the AAC and the AustMS meeting. There is a prize for the best student talk; see above.


We particularly encourage graduate students to give presentations on their work. Students from Australian universities, regardless of their intention to give a talk, are entitled to apply here for a travel contribution. The amount will be a function of the number of applicants and where you are coming from, and will be announced soon after the application deadline. Preference given to students coming from outside of the Sydney metropolitan area. Unfortunately, it is not possible to provide any contribution to costs for students from non-Australian universities. Retired or unwaged participants may also request support by emailing the local organiser directly.

Deadline for travel funding applications: Friday 27 October 2017