TTI-Chicago Summer Workshop Program

June 18 – September 14, 2018
TTI-Chicago, Chicago IL
http://www.ttic.edu/summer-workshop-2018/

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 http://www.ttic.edu/summer-workshop-2018/

Celebrating Don Knuth’s 80th Birthday

January 8-10, 2018
Piteå, Sweden
http://knuth80.elfbrink.se/

Donald Knuth’s 80th birthday on January 10, 2018 will be celebrated by two connected events, both in Piteå, Sweden.

January 8-10 (Monday-Wednesday morning): The scientific symposium ”Knuth80: Algorithms, Combinatorics, and Information” in honor of Don’s career-long efforts that have inspired us all. Don’s interests and accomplishments are very broad, and the symposium will therefore include contributions from distinguished scientists in several areas where Don’s influence has been important.

January 10, afternoon (Wednesday): The world premiere of Fantasia Apocalytica, a multimedia work for pipe organ and video that Don has written. It will be performed by the Canadian organist Jan Overduin on the magnificent new pipe organ in Studio Acusticum in Piteå.

Symposium on Simplicity in Algorithms 2018

January 7-10, 2018
New Orleans
https://simplicityalgorithms.wixsite.com/sosa

Submission deadline: August 24, 2017

The Symposium on Simplicity in Algorithms is a new conference in theoretical computer science dedicated to advancing simplicity and elegance in the design and analysis of algorithms. The 1st SOSA will be co-located with SODA 2018 in New Orleans. Ideal submissions will present simpler algorithms for important algorithmic problems, or present simpler analyses of known algorithms, or offer insights that simplify our understanding of important computational problems.

Omni Buss Celebration

July 14, 2017
UC San Diego
http://cseweb.ucsd.edu/~slovett/workshops/sam-buss-60/

In celebration of Samuel Buss’s 60th birthday, we are organizing an Omni Buss celebration. As Sam’s work has had major impact on many areas of mathematics and computer science, including logic, proof complexity computational complexity, algorithms and graphics, the celebration will feature an eclectic combination of speakers.

Discrete Geometry and Convexity BÁRÁNY 70

June 19-23, 2017
Budapest, Hungary
http://www.renyi.hu/conferences/barany70/

The aim of the conference is to celebrate the scientific achievements of professor Imre Bárány, a pioneering researcher of discrete and convex geometry, topological methods, and combinatorics. The conference will consist of invited 45 minute talks by prominent mathematicians whose work has special connections to that of Imre. The topics to be covered include: discrete and combinatorial geometry, convex geometry and general convexity, topological and combinatorial methods.