Workshop on Complexity Issues
in Parallel and Distributed Computation

Sunday, June 1 to Friday, June 5, 1998

to be held at
The Fields Institute, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Organizer: Faith Fich, University of Toronto

Program Committee:
Faith Fich
Evangelos Kranakis
Danny Krizanc
Nicholas Pippenger
Nicola Santoro

Distributed and parallel computation are important aspects of modern computing. However, the complex interactions that may arise make it difficult to obtain correct and efficient algorithms. This workshop will bring together prominent researchers who want to develop a deeper understanding of the fundamental computational problems in these areas and techniques to solve them. Various theoretical models of parallel and distributed computation, encompassing both shared memory and communication networks, will be considered. Topics will include relationships among these models, what problems are solvable in these models, and how efficiently certain problems can be solved in these models.

Schedule of Events

Workshop Speakers:

Michael Ben-Or, Hebrew University
Gianfranco Bilardi, University of Padova, University of Illinois
Martin Dietzfelbinger, Technische Universität Illmenau
Maurice Herlihy, Brown University
Prasad Jayanti, Dartmouth College
Evangelos Kranakis, Carleton University
Mirek Kutylowski, University of Wroclaw
Nancy Lynch, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Bruce Maggs, Carnegie Mellon University
Marios Mavronikolas, University of Cyprus
Shlomo Moran, Technion, University of Arizona
Michael Paterson, University of Warwick
Sergio Rajsbaum, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico
Vijaya Ramachandran, University of Texas at Austin
Rüdiger Reischuk, Medizinische Universität zu Lubeck
Eric Ruppert, University of Toronto
Nicola Santoro, Carleton University
Nir Shavit, Tel-Aviv University
Ramesh Sitaraman, University of Massachusetts
Sam Toueg, Cornell University
Eli Upfal, Brown University
Rolf Wanka, University of Paderborn


Registration will take place on the morning of Monday, June 1st, between 8:30 - 9:30 am.

The welcoming reception will take place on the evening of Monday, June 1st, at 5:30 pm.

On-line Registration

For additional information email:
or fax: 416-348-9385

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