Workshop on Local Algorithms

July 20-21, 2020
Virtual (8am — 12pm Pacific Time)

Submission deadline: May 15, 2020
Registration deadline: June 30, 2020

Due to the current situation with COVID-19, we have decided to hold a virtual and shorter version of WOLA this year. WOLA 2020 will run for two days between 8am – 12pm PT to maximize the attendance. This year, we will only include spotlight talks and short (postdoc/student) talks. Hopefully next year we can go back to a more inclusive format.

* You are all invited and we would love to see you all. If you plan to attend, please register before June 30th.
* In addition, we will have short (5-10 minutes) talks for postdocs and graduate students. If you would like to give such a talk please submit your proposed title and abstract before May 15th.

Please refer to the website to find registration and short talk submission forms.

Workshop in Quantum Information, Complexity & Cryptography

June 11-12, 2020
University of York, UK

We are organising a two-day event at the University of York in collaboration with York Interdisciplinary Centre for Cyber Security, which brings researchers in Quantum Information, Complexity and Cryptography together. The goal is to cover recent topics in these areas and facilitate interactions between them. The event is generously sponsored by the Heilbronn Institute for Mathematical Research and York CS department. We hope to have mathematicians, physicists and computer scientists alike at the event. We have about 20 travel bursaries to support the attendance of young and early-career researchers, and encourage under-represented groups to apply.

Prague Summer School on Discrete Mathematics

August 24-28, 2020
Prague, Czech Republic

Registration deadline: March 22, 2020

The third edition of Prague Summer School on Discrete Mathematics will feature two lecture series:

Subhash Khot (New York University): Hardness of Approximation: From the PCP Theorem to the 2-to-2 Games Theorem, and

Shayan Oveis Gharan (University of Washington): Polynomial Paradigm in Algorithm Design.

The School is primarily intended for PhD students and early career researchers. There is no registration fee and a number of travel stipends will be available.

Krajíček’s Fest – Celebrating Jan Krajíček’s 60th Anniversary and his Contributions to Logic and Complexity

September 1, 2020
Tábor, Czech Republic

We would like to invite you to participate in a workshop on the Logical Foundations of Complexity Theory to celebrate Prof. Jan Krajicek’s 60th anniversary.

Preliminary list of speakers:
Pavel Pudlák (Czech Adacemy of Sciences)
Samuel Buss (University of California, San Diego)
Neil Thapen (Czech Adacemy of Sciences)
Leszek Kołodziejczyk (University of Warsaw)
Emil Jeřábek (Czech Adacemy of Sciences)
Moritz Müller (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya)

The event will be followed by a 3-day workshop on Complexity Theory which will include tutorials and contributed talks. For more information about the workshops, please visit the website above.

Women in Theory 2020

June 16-19, 2020
Simons Institute, Berkeley, CA

Submission deadline: February 7, 2020
Registration deadline: February 7, 2020

The Women in Theory (WIT) Workshop is intended for graduate and exceptional undergraduate students in the area of theory of computer science. The workshop will feature technical talks and tutorials by senior and junior women in the field, as well as social events and activities. The motivation for the workshop is twofold. The first goal is to deliver an invigorating educational program; the second is to bring together theory women students from different departments and foster a sense of kinship and camaraderie.

Complexity Theory with a Human Face

September 1-4, 2020
Czech Republic

The workshop consists of excellent speakers giving enlightening tutorials on delectable aspects of complexity theory which will take place in Tábor, Czech Republic. The event is co-organized with Krajíček’s Fest celebrating the 60th birthday of Jan Krajíček.

15th International Computer Science Sysmposium in Russia

June 29 – July 3, 2020
Yekaterinburg, Russia

Submission deadline: January 10, 2020

CSR is an annual international conference held in Russia that is designed to cover a broad range of topics in Theoretical Computer Science. The list of previous CSR conferences can be found at .

Tropical Geometry, Berkovich Spaces, Arithmetic D-Modules and p-adic Local Systems

June 15-19, 2020
Imperial College of London (UK)

Registration deadline: March 31, 2020

With this workshop we would like to promote the interaction between the following five fields:

Berkovich spaces
Tropical geometry
p-adic differential equations
Arithmetic D-modules and representations of p-adic Lie groups Arithmetic applications of p-adic local systems

While the first two are already tightly linked, the role of Berkovich spaces in the last ones is only emerging and within this, the role of tropical geometry has not yet been explored. More generally, we consider this conference to be a good opportunity to study new techniques recently introduced into the field. We are convinced that each of these areas has plenty of potential and that a fruitful interaction between them might nourish their development. The aim of the conference is precisely to give leading experts in these each of these domains the opportunity to meet, present their last results and open challenges, and encourage an exchange that will drive forward these exciting and rapidly developing subjects.

Quantum Computer Science School 2020

January 14-16, 2020
University of Technology Sydney, Australia

The Quantum Computer Science School 2020 will consist of three days of lectures and academic activities, targeting at senior undergraduates and graduate students in Australian and Asian universities. The lecturers are Mingsheng Ying, Luming Duan, Michael Bremner, Troy Lee, and Ran Duan, and the topics include quantum algorithms, quantum programming, quantum supremacy, and matrix multiplication algorithms. This school is co-organised by the University of Technology Sydney and Tsinghua University.