Papers I find interesting---mostly, but not solely, in Process Algebra---, and some fun stuff in Mathematics and Computer Science at large and on general issues related to research, teaching and academic life.
The most important message, however, is that one should tear down the wall between Vol. A and Vol. B. As readers of this blog may have realized, this is a message to which I wholeheartedly subscribe, perhaps because in the small research community I live in, we have to go to each other's talks to even have an audience at all.
Irene Finocchi asked me to distribute the appended call for workshop proposals for ICALP 2016. If you plan to organize a TCS workshop, why not co-locating it with that conference in Rome? The workshop chair is Nicola Galesi.
Call for Workshops Proposals affiliated with ICALP 2016 July 11-15, 2016, Rome, Italy
proposals are solicited for ICALP 2016. A workshop may relate to any of
the three tracks of ICALP, but proposals related to all aspects of
theoretical computer science will be considered as well.
workshops typically feature a number of invited speakers and a number of
contributed presentations. Workshops will be held on the first day of
the conference (July 11, 2016) and will have a duration of at most one
Workshop proposals should be no longer than two pages and should include: - title of the workshop; - person(s) responsible for the workshop (name and email address); -
a short scientific summary and justification of the proposed topic.
This should include a discussion of the particular benefits of the topic
to the ICALP community; - the proposed format and agenda; - procedures for selecting participants and papers; - expected number of participants.
Important dates Submission due: December 20, 2015 Notifications: January 10, 2016 Final program due: 15 May 15, 2016
We provide the following aspects of the workshop organisation: - registration; - wireless network, conference rooms, etc. (as for ICALP); - a link to the web page of the workshop; - local support and organization.
We do not provide: -
management of any scientific aspects of the workshop program (the
workshop organizers are responsible for call for papers, call for
participation, notification, program, workshop webpage, publication of
workshop proceedings or journal special issues, etc.); - publicity for the workshop.