Monday, May 27, 2019

[DMANET] ADFOCS 2019 - Games, Brains, and Distributed Computing

Announcing ADFOCS 2019!

The 20th Annual Max-Planck Advanced Course
on the Foundations of Computer Science presents:

"Games, Brains, and Distributed Computing"

19--23 August, 2019

Max Planck Institute for Informatics,
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 that are the focus of current research in
theoretical computer science. We bring together three leading
researchers in the field with international participants at the
graduate level and above. The focus of ADFOCS 2019 is
"Games, Brains, and Distributed Computing."


This year, our speakers and topics are:

- Éva Tardos (Cornell University): Price of Anarchy and
Game Dynamics

- Christos Papadimitriou (Columbia University): Computation
in the Brain

- Pierre Fraigniaud (Paris Diderot and CNRS): Distributed

The speakers will each give three 90-minute lectures with
subsequent exercise and discussion sessions. The intended
audience is graduate students and young researchers in computer
science and related fields. No prior knowledge of any of the
topics will be assumed.

ADFOCS will be held at the Max Planck Institute for Informatics
in Saarbrücken, Germany. Saarbrücken is the capital of Saarland,
one of Germany's 16 federal states. It is conveniently located in
the center of Europe, on the border of Germany and France,
between Luxembourg, the Saar-Mosel valley, Frankfurt, and
Strasbourg. Saarbrücken is located on several main train and road
routes, and is easily reachable from Frankfurt, Stuttgart, Paris,
and Luxembourg. Saarbrücken also has its own international

The registration fee is is EUR 130 before 20 July, and EUR 180
after 21 July. The fee covers the workshop, 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 travel grants for graduate students and young
researchers are available. Travel grants should be sufficient to
cover registration and local accommodations, but will not cover
international travel to the workshop. To apply please send us

- your CV, and

- a brief letter of recommendation from your supervisor
addressing your relationship with the topics in ADFOCS.

Application materials must be sent to The
deadline for travel grant applications is *21 June*. You will
receive notification by 28 June.

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

Organizers: Stefano Leucci, Will Rosenbaum, and Cosmina Croitoru

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

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