TTI-Chicago Summer Workshop Program

June 18 – September 14, 2018
TTI-Chicago, Chicago IL

Submission deadline: December 15, 2017

Would you like to get a group of 4-40 people together for a week to discuss a topic of common interest? Would you like to do it in an easy-to-reach vibrant city with a substantial local research community and with lodging, coffee breaks, and meeting room paid for by someone else? Is your topic of interest roughly within the areas of Theory, Machine Learning, Vision, NLP, Speech, Robotics, or Computational Biology? Then submit a proposal to the TTI-Chicago Summer Workshop Program! Workshops will run Monday-Friday (you can also propose a shorter workshop), and be held at TTI-Chicago. Dormitory-style lodging will be provided for free for up to 25 attendees. We will also supply continental breakfast and coffee breaks. Workshop structure is pretty much entirely up to you – talks, tutorials, brainstorming sessions, etc. – whatever works best for your topic. Workshop proposals (just 1-2 pages) are due December 15, 2017. More information at

Hardness Escalation in Communication Complexity and Query Complexity

October 14, 2017
FOCS 2017, Berkeley

The topic of this workshop is ‘hardness escalation’, a growing research area whereby lower bounds and separations in communication complexity are obtained by developing “simulation theorems”. The basic idea of a simulation theorem is to start with a simple ‘one-party’ function and “lift it” to a multi-party setting via function composition. These simulation theorems have introduced new tools into complexity theory, and have led to the resolution of many longstanding open problems including in graph theory, combinatorial optimization, circuit complexity and cryptography, proof complexity, game theory, and communication complexity. Moreover the field has led to a revival of query complexity, with new techniques leading to the resolution of some longstanding open problems. The goal of the workshop is to present a broad introduction to the area as well as highlight the recent developments.

Winter School in Software Engineering

December 11-16, 2017
Pune, India

Submission deadline: October 15, 2017

Winter School in Software Engineering (WSSE) aims to encourage students to delve into Software Engineering Research by providing them with a forum to get a first hand experience of the field. Renowned speakers from regional and international research communities will discuss on a range of topics in software engineering that uncover state-of-the-art research, on-going explorations and open problems in the field, together with providing hands-on experience for the participants. Also, experts from the industry will provide their perspective on software engineering in practice as well as give prototype tool demonstrations. WSSE will present an excellent forum to network with top academicians, industry researchers and fellow students, discuss advances in the area and learn from a rich lineup of talks.

XIII Summer School in Discrete Mathematics

January 8-12, 2018
Valparaiso, Chile

Submission deadline: October 27, 2017

The school is aimed to students in mathematics, sciences and engineering interested in algorithms, computer science, combinatorics, optimization, games, and their applications. The courses are oriented towards graduate and advance undergraduate students.