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)






The Conference Dinner will be held on Tuesday evening at Bohdi, Cook and Philip Park near St Mary's Cathedral, from 7:30pm. 

The dinner will be vegan-friendly. Any dietary requirements other than vegetarian/vegan, please advise Murray asap.

If you already registered for the conference and did not select dinner, it is not to late to sign up for it, or to include a guest. Please use the online system (again) to purchase dinner tickets by Friday 24 Nov.


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 $17 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 Astrid An Huef, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
  • 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 (extended) deadline of Friday 24 November 2017
Notes: student members of the Australian Algebra Group should select "Student" to get the correct dinner price. 
If you wish to purchase just a dinner ticket (for yourself or guest) please use the system also, select Guest - dinner only. If you already registered without selecting dinner, and later decide you would like to join, use this method (student registrants may select student-dinner here too).


UTS Building 11, corner Broadway and Wattle streets, Ultimo.
Lecture theatres 11.00.405 and 11.00.401 

Interior of the lecture theatre


List of talk titles is hereDeadline for contributing a talk was Monday 6 November 2017.

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.

Speakers: the room is high-tech and has no blackboard/whiteboard. The best option is to prepare slides. There is a desktop, VGA and HDMI cables, document camera and a 12" iPadPro with apple pen. If you choose to write you can either write on paper with the document camera, or try using the iPad apple pen.

Contributed talks 20 minutes plus 5 minutes question time and 5 minute change-over; keynote talks 40 minutes plus 10 minutes question time.


  • Tony Dooley, UTS 
  • Murray Elder, UTS (local organiser) email:
  • Michal Ferov, UTS
  • Lucia Kralova, UTS (local administration, registration) email:
  • Lawrence Reeves, U Melbourne
  • Anne Thomas, U Sydney


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."


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 for a travel contribution (deadline passed). 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


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
  • airbbnb
  • Capsule Hotel (a recommendation of Michal)


A list of local providers is here
    Murray Elder,
    24 Nov 2017, 14:35
    Murray Elder,
    24 Nov 2017, 14:35