Wednesday, May 19, 2021

[DMANET] Workshop on Local Algorithms (WOLA) 2021 --- call for participation and posters

The fifth Workshop on Local Algorithms (WOLA 2021)
June 14-15, 2021. Virtual event. <>

The fifth Workshop on Local Algorithms (WOLA 2021) will take place
virtually on June14th and 15th, 2021. Participation is FREE, but please
register at
<>by June 10th.

Local algorithms --- that is, algorithms that compute and make decisions
on parts of the output considering only a portion of the input --- have
been studied in a number of areas in theoretical computer science and
mathematics. Some of the related areas include sublinear-time
algorithms, distributed algorithms, streaming algorithms, (massively)
parallel algorithms, inference in large networks, and graphical models.
These communities have similar goals but a variety of approaches,
techniques, and methods. This workshop is aimed at fostering dialogue
and cross-pollination of ideas between the various communities.

This year, the workshop will include:

* A poster session: Please submit your poster proposal (title and
abstract) at
<>by May
26th.Everyone is invited to contribute. This session will take place
* Invited long talks: Please find the tentative schedule at
* An "Ask Me Anything" session:Moderated by Merav Parter.
* Junior-senior social meetings:More details soon to come.
* A slack channel:More details soon to come.
* Open problem session:More details soon to come.

To stay up to date with the latest announcements concerning WOLA, join
our mailing list at
For any questions related to WOLA 2021, please do not hesitate to send
an email to <>.

Invited Speakers

James Aspnes (Yale)
Jelani Nelson (Berkeley)
Elaine Shi (Cornell)
Christian Sohler (University of Cologne)
Uri Stemmer (Ben-Gurion University)
Mary Wootters (Stanford)

Program Committee

Venkatesan Guruswami (CMU)
Elchanan Mossel (MIT)
Merav Parter (Weizmann Institute of Science)
Sofya Raskhodnikova (chair) (Boston University)
Gregory Valiant (Stanford)

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