The goal of this year's ADFOCS is that people with traditional TCS background learn the continuous optimization techniques which have become indispensable tools for modern graph algorithms, LP solvers, and numerous other applications.
Unlike previous ADFOCS, this year the event will take place over the span of three weeks. There will be a talk every day from 16:00-18:00 CEST from July 26 to August 13. We will start with a primer week to learn the very basics of continuous optimization (July 26 - July 30), followed by two weeks of talks by the speakers on more advanced continuous optimization and its use in graph algorithms (August 2 - 13).
The event will take place entirely online and there is no cost for registration.
This summer school's scope is international, and its goal is to bring together leading researchers with international participants of graduate level and above.
The registration is now open (see the Registration tab) and we have the preliminary schedule (see the Program tab).
ADFOCS is organized by Karl Bringmann, Alejandro Cassis, Cosmina Croitoru, Themis Gouleakis, Andreas Karrenbauer, Kurt Mehlhorn and Vasileios Nakos as part of the activities of the Algorithms and Complexity Group and the International Max Planck Research School of the Max Planck Institute for Informatics.
Please do not hesitate to contact us for any questions via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
This year the event will take place over the span of three weeks. We will start with a primer week with the goal of learning the basics of convex optimization. This is meant to cover the necessary background for the talks given by the invited speakers, which start in the second week.
|July 26||July 27||July 28||July 29||July 30|
|16:00-18:00||Primer I||Primer II||Primer III||Primer IV||Primer V|
|August 2||August 3||August 4||August 5||August 6|
|15:00-16:00||Alina Exercises I||Alina Exercises II||Rasmus Exercises I|
|16:00-18:00||Alina I||Alina II||Alina III||Rasmus I||Rasmus II|
|August 9||August 10||August 11||August 12||August 13|
|15:00-16:00||Rasmus Exercises II|
|16:00-18:00||Aaron I||Aaron II||MPI talks||Rasmus III||Aaron III|
|18:00-19:00||Aaron Exercises I||Aaron Exercises II|
The topics of the lectures are the following:
The registration for the lectures is free and open for everyone. If you want to participate in the exercise sessions, you will need to provide either a motivation letter or a recommendation letter from your advisor. If you choose to do this, please mark the check-box in the registration link! We will contact you to provide the letter at a suitable time.
Websites of previous ADFOCS summer schools.
ADFOCS supports the recommendations of the SafeTOC report to combat harassment and discrimination in the Theory of Computing community.
By participating in the ADFOCS program, you agree to not exercise any demeaning, discriminatory, or harassing behavior and speech. More precisely, we will adhere to the guidelines as recommended by the ACM/STOC code of conduct.
If at anytime you feel unsafe, intimidated or harrassed during ADFOCS, please contact the organizers immediately and we will start an (anonymous) investigation.
The organizers reserve the right to remove any participant from the ADFOCS summer school.