As mentioned before on this blog, STOC 2017 will be part of an expanded “Theory Fest” (http://acm-stoc.org/stoc2017/) which is being planned by a small committee (Sanjeev Arora, Paul Beame, Avrim Blum, and Ryan Williams, as well as SIGACT chair Michael Mitzenmacher and STOC’17 PC chair Valerie King).
One component of Theory Fest would be a series of presentations to highlight some of the best theoretical work in the past two years from other conferences or journals. (A non-exhaustive list of sample venues is ICALP,SODA, CRYPTO, LICS, PODS, PODC, QIP, SPAA, KDD, CCC, SIGMETRICS, Transaction on IT, WWW, ICML/NIPS , Science/Nature, etc..) Invited papers from these venues will be presented in short (20-30 minute) plenary presentations at Theory Fest.
We (the sub-committee in charge of this component) seek suggestions of theoretical papers that have made breakthrough advances, opened up new questions or areas, made unexpected connections, or had significant impact on practice or other sciences. Anyone is welcome to contact us, but we especially invite members of PCs or editorial boards in various venues to send us suggestions.
If you can think of any recent result that satisfies these criteria, or have any related questions, please email email@example.com (please CC my personal email as well). Suggestions for presentations should include the following information:
- Name of the paper and authors.
- Publication venue (conference / journal), with publication date no earlier than January 1 2015.
- Short (1-3 paragraph) explanation of the paper and its importance.
- (Optional) Names of 1-3 knowledgeable experts on the area of this paper.
To ensure maximum consideration, please send us all these suggestions by December 12, 2016. Self-nominations are discouraged.
Theory Fest 2017 short plenaries committee:
Dorit Aharonov (Hebrew University)
Boaz Barak (Harvard University, committee chair)
Paul Beame (University of Washington)
Kamalika Chaudhuri (UC San Diego)
Ronald Fagin (IBM Research – Almaden)
Piotr Indyk (MIT)
Friedhelm Meyer auf der Heide (University of Paderborn)
Eva Tardos (Cornell)
Suresh Venkatasubramanian (University of Utah)