4th Max-Planck Summer School: ADFOCS 2003

Lutz Kettner kettner at mpi-sb.mpg.de
Tue May 13 13:18:30 PDT 2003

(please forward to potentially interested students and postdocs)

                  * CALL FOR PARTICIPATION *

                 4th Max-Planck Summer School

    Advanced Course on the Foundations of Computer Science

                          ADFOCS 2003

           Saarbrücken, Germany, September 8-12, 2003



The program consists of 12 lecture blocks and 8 tutorial/discussion
blocks. The speakers and topics are:

- Robert E. Bixby, Rice University / ILOG, and Ed Rothberg, ILOG:
  The CPLEX Library for Linear, Mixed-Integer, and Quadratic Programming.

- Dan Halperin, Tel Aviv University:
  Arrangements and Their Applications.

- Bertrand Meyer, ETH Zürich / Eiffel Software / Monash: Principles of
  Library Design, from Reuse and  Contracts to Proofs: the Eiffel Experience.

- Stefan N\"aher, University of Trier:
  Design and Implementation of Efficient Data Types for Static Graphs.


ADFOCS is organized as part of the activities of the Algorithms and
Complexity Group and the International Max-Planck Research School of
the Max-Planck-Institut für Informatik.  The scope of ADFOCS is
international and it is addressed mainly to young researchers at the
PhD student or postdoc level.  The goal of ADFOCS is to provide an
overview of selected topics from the foundations of computer science
and to highlight major research directions in these areas.

This years ADFOCS will address topics in software engineering and
algorithm engineering.  The course will highlight important problems,
techniques and ongoing research in these areas.  It will also
emphasize the discussion of open problems and the active involvement
of the participants, thus strengthening the links of cooperation
between young researchers of the field.


ADFOCS will be held at the Max-Planck-Institut für Informatik in
Saarbrücken. Saarbrücken is the capital of one of Germany's 16 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.
It also has its own international airport.


The registration fee covers lunches and social events. The deadline
for early registration is August 1, 2003 and the registration fee is
Euro 100.

Please note that the registration fee does not include accommodation,
although MPI can help for making reservations.  Per-night price including
taxes and breakfast are ranging from 20 Euro (youth hostel, double room)
to about 50 Euro (hotel, single room).

ALCOM-FT will provides some grants for graduate students and young
researchers. Priority will be given to applications of students and
young researchers from ALCOM sites.


The home page of ADFOCS with forms for registration and hotel
reservation and information about grants can be found at


For further information or questions, send an e-mail to
adfocs at mpi-sb.mpg.de.

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