Tuesday, May 16, 2017

[DMANET] ADFOCS 2017: Max-Planck Summer School "Advanced Course on the Foundations of Computer Science - Algebraic Complexity Theory and Computer Algebra"

18th Max-Planck Summer School
Advanced Course on the Foundations of Computer Science


August 21 - 25, 2017
Saarbrücken, Germany


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
"Algebraic Complexity Theory and Computer Algebra".

Our invited speakers give three 90-minute lectures with subsequent
exercise and discussion sessions. The lecturers are (in alphabetical order):

* François Le Gall, Kyoto University, Japan
* Joachim von zur Gathen, Bonn-Aachen International Center for
Information Technology, Germany
* Amir Yehudayoff, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Israel

ADFOCS will be held at the Max Planck Institute for Informatics in
Saarbrücken, Germany. Saarbrücken is the capital of one of Germany's
16 federal states, the Saarland. It is conveniently located in the
center of Europe, on the border of Germany with France, between
Luxembourg, the Saar-Mosel valley, Frankfurt, and Strasbourg. Being
located on several main train and road routes, Saarbrücken is easily
reachable from Frankfurt, Stuttgart, Paris, or Luxembourg. 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
hostel, double room) to about EUR 70 (hotel, single room). A limited
number of
grants for graduate students or young researchers are available. For
please send your CV until *June 23*. Further, please have your supervisor at
your institute send an email with a brief letter of recommendation,
in particular your relation with the topics in ADFOCS, before the

The homepage of ADFOCS, providing forms for registration and hotel
reservation can be found at


If you have further questions, please do not hesitate to contact the
ADFOCS team by sending an email to adfocs at mpi-inf.mpg.de

Organizers: Christian Ikenmeyer and Michael Sagraloff

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