Combinatorics Group Photo

The 2022 Combinatorics, Computing, Group Theory and Application in South Florida (2022 CCGTA) conference was held at the Wyndham in Deerfield Beach, Florida, August 14 – 21, 2022. This hybrid conference was organized by Dr. Daniela Nikolova-Popova and included 47 participants from all over the globe.  The purpose of this conference is to bring together experts in group theory, combinatorics and computing to discuss computational, algorithmic and applications aspects that have recently emerged at the interface between these areas.  Computational approaches, like computational group theory that give rise to new methodology in proving theoretical results, were also explored.   

This conference was supported by the National Science Foundation, and partially supported by The Institute of Combinatorics and its Applications, the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science, and the Department of Mathematical Sciences at Florida Atlantic University. 


The week schedule of talks included 45 minute plenary presentations delivered by top specialists in the fields: P. Cameron and R. Bayley (St. Andrews University, UK), G. Jones (University of South Hampton, UK), S. Shpectorov (University of Birmingham, UK), A. Olshansky (Vanderbilt University, USA), Cheryl Praeger, and St. Glasby (University of Western Australia), Eugene Plotkin (Bar Ilan University, Israel), J. Moori (NW University of South Africa), P. Longobardi and M.Maj (University of Salerno, Italy), C. Scoppola (University of l ’Aquila, Italy),   M. Bianchi (University of Milano, Italy), Charles Colbourn (Arizona State University, USA), B. Amberg (University of Mainz, Germany),  St. Elsenhans (Wuerzburg University, Germany), Ted Hurley (National University of Galway, Ireland), M. Lewis (Kent State University, USA), D. Savchuk (USF, USA), Delaram Kahrobaei (CUNY, USA).

There were also 20-min contributed talks, and a Poster session in which two FAU students took part.

The highlights of this conference were a day devoted to Young Researchers, and another day devoted to Women in Mathematics.

The full program is available at:

The abstracts may be viewed at:

Slides of the vast majority of the talks are available at:

The group also experienced some of South Florida’s nature when they visited Loxahatchee Nature Reserve, and took part in the Taras Oceanographic Foundation Dolphin Tour.  The conference participants also enjoyed touring the Max Planck Florida Institute of Neuroscience, the Scripps Biomedical Research Institute and the Florida Atlantic University campus located in Jupiter, Florida.  The week-long program also included a banquet dinner with music provided by musicians from the group of conference participants.