Mathematics Wiskunde


Enumerative and analytic combinatorics – NEW DATES!!!

**Due to the current COVID-19 outbreak, the CIMPA School “Enumerative and analytic combinatorics” in Stellenbosch has been postponed. **

NEW DATES: 09–18 December 2021

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The aim of this CIMPA school will be to familiarise graduate students and young researchers with the field of enumerative and analytic combinatorics, and to show its many connections to other areas, especially computer science. The courses range from introductory to more advanced levels. The introductory courses will lay the groundwork by discussing the basic concepts (such as generating functions and q-series) and techniques (various enumeration techniques and analytic methods such as singularity analysis). The more advanced courses will build on these and discuss various more specialised topics, related to random graphs and trees, automata and the analysis of algorithms. These topics are connected in various ways, not only methodologically.

Administrative and scientific coordinators:

  • Dimbinaina RALAIVAOSAONA, Stellenbosch University, email:
  • Vlady RAVELOMANANA, Université Paris 7, email address:

Scientific committee:

  • Frédérique BASSINO (Université Paris 13, France)
  • Cecilia HOLMGREN (Uppsala University, Sweden)
  • Vlady RAVELOMANANA (Université Paris 7, France)
  • Stephan WAGNER (Stellenbosch University/Uppsala University, South Africa/Sweden)

Scientific program:

Course 1: “Enumeration methods”, Dimbinaina RALAIVAOSAONA (Stellenbosch University, South Africa)

Course 2: “Introduction to Analytic Combinatorics”, Frédérique BASSINO (Université Paris 13, France)

Course 3: “Partitions and q-series”, Darlison NYIRENDA (University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa)

Course 4: “Automata and Transducers”, Clemens HEUBERGER (Alpen-Adria Universität Klagenfurt, Austria)

Course 5: “Split trees and Galton Watson trees: Two important classes of random trees”, Cecilia HOLMGREN (Uppsala University, Sweden)

Course 6: “Advanced Algorithms”, Vonjy RASENDRAHASINA (ENS Université d’Antananarivo, Madagascar)

Course 7: “Analysis of algorithms”, Amalia DUCH-BROWN (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain)


All participants must register here.

We can provide financial support for a limited number of local participants, please send an email to Email: after completing the online registration form.

Application to a CIMPA financial support, follow the instructions given here.

New Deadline for registration and application: 29 August 2021

Conctact us:

Dimbinaina Ralaivaosaona, PhD
Tel: +27 21 808 9506
Address: Mathematics Division
Stellenbosch University
Mathematics/Industrial Psychology Building
Merriman Street
7600 Stellenbosch, SOUTH AFRICA