44th Annual IEEE Symposium on Foundations of Computer
Science (FOCS 2003)
October 11-14, 2003
The 44th Annual Symposium on Foundations of Computer Science (FOCS 2003), sponsored by the IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on Mathematical Foundations of Computing (TCMF), will be held in Cambridge, MA, on October 11-14, 2003. Papers presenting original research on foundational aspects of computer science are sought. Typical but not exclusive topics of interest include: algorithms and data structures, computational complexity, cryptography, computational geometry, algorithmic graph theory and combinatorics, parallel and distributed computing, machine learning, applications of logic, algorithmic algebra and coding theory, theoretical aspects of databases, information retrieval, networks, computational biology, robotics, and quantum computing. More information on the conference is available on the FOCS 2003 web site: http://theory.lcs.mit.edu/FOCS03.
Abstract submission: Authors are strongly encouraged to submit their extended abstracts electronically. A detailed description of the electronic submission process is available at http://theory.lcs.mit.edu/FOCS03/elsub.html. Authors who are unable to submit electronically must send seventeen (17) printed copies (double-sided preferred) of an extended abstract, together with a cover letter, to:
Madhu SudanTo facilitate notification, authors submitting printed copies should also send an e-mail, to firstname.lastname@example.org, indicating that they are submitting in this manner. The abstract, in either form, MUST be received by 18:59 EDT April 7, 2003 or postmarked by March 28, 2003. Late submissions will be rejected. Simultaneous submission of the same (or essentially the same) abstract to FOCS and to another conference with published proceedings is not allowed.
FOCS 2003 Program Chair
MIT, Laboratory for Computer Science
200 Technology Square, NE43-366
Cambridge, MA 02143
Notification: Authors will be sent notification of acceptance or rejection by e-mail on or before June 25, 2003. A final copy of each accepted paper is required by July 24, 2003. Again this is a firm deadline. An author of each accepted paper must attend the symposium and present the paper, or make alternative arrangements to have it presented.
Machtey award: This prize will be given to the best paper written solely by one or more students. An abstract is eligible if all authors are full-time students at the time of submission. This should be indicated through the electronic submission process or by email to the program chair. The program committee may decline to make the award, or may split it among several papers.
|Manindra Agrawal||IIT, Kanpur|
|Paul Beame||U. Washington|
|Ran Canetti||IBM T.J. Watson|
|Chandra Chekuri||Lucent Bell Labs|
|Anna Karlin||U. Washington|
|Dana Randall||Georgia Tech.|
|Dana Ron||Tel Aviv|
|Madhu Sudan (PC Chair)||MIT|
|John Watrous||U. Calgary|
|Avi Wigderson||IAS & Hebrew U.|
Information about local arrangements can be obtained from the Local Arrangements Chair:
Prof. Michael Mitzenmacher
Department of Engineering and Applied Sciences
33 Oxford St.,
Cambridge, MA 02138