Monday, May 2, 2016

[DMANET] ADFOCS 2016 - Foundations of Distributed Computing

ADFOCS is an international summer school held annually at the Max Planck
Institute for Informatics (MPII). It is organized as part of the activities
of the MPII, in particular the International Max-Planck Research School
(IMPRS), MPII's graduate program. The purpose of this summer school is to
introduce young researchers to topics which are the focus of current
research in theoretical computer science. We bring together three leading
researchers in the field and international participants at the graduate
level and above. This year's focus is on "Foundations of Distributed

Our invited speakers give five 105-minute lectures/exercises, allowing for
discussions. The lecturers are (in alphabetical order):
* Maurice Herlihy, Brown University, USA
* Rotem Oshman, Tel-Aviv University, Israel
* Roger Wattenhofer, ETH Zurich, Switzerland

ADFOCS will be held at the Max Planck Institute for Informatics in
Saarbrücken, Germany. Saarbrücken is easily reachable from Frankfurt,
Stuttgart, Paris, or Luxembourg. Technically, Saarbrücken also has its own
international airport.

The registration fee is EUR 130 for *early registration until July 15* and
EUR 180 after that date. The fee covers lunches and social events. It does
not include accommodation, but we can help you with your reservations.
Per-night prices, including taxes and breakfast, typically range from about
EUR 20 (youth hostel, double room) to about EUR 70 (hotel, single room). A
limited number of grants for graduate students or young researchers are
available. For application please send your CV until *June 1*. Further,
please have your supervisor at your institute send an email with a brief
letter of recommendation, certifying in particular your relation with the
topics in ADFOCS, before the *deadline*.

For further details, please refer to the ADFOCS homepage:

Organizers: Cosmina Croitoru and Christoph Lenzen

"Nur wer erwachsen wird, und Kind bleibt, ist ein Mensch!" :D (Erich

Cosmina Croitoru
Raum 329

* Contributions to be spread via DMANET are submitted to
* Replies to a message carried on DMANET should NOT be
* addressed to DMANET but to the original sender. The
* original sender, however, is invited to prepare an
* update of the replies received and to communicate it
* via DMANET.