Statement from EATCS President and vice Presidents about the recent US travel restrictions to foreigners

The EATCS is an international professional society of computer scientists, whose members are citizens of many different countries including the United States and countries in Europe.

The EATCS is deeply concerned about the travel restrictions that the US government has recently imposed on foreigners — restrictions that are based on country of citizenship and on religious background.

In the 21st century, most scientific and technological advances stem from collaborations between scientists from different countries. This requires the crossing of borders.

In the United States, as in Europe, both academic research and industrial developments in information technology have been sustained by a large number of foreign students and employees. The current policy of the US government prevents foreign scientists from visiting conferences and research centres in the United States. It also prevents US-based scientists from visiting international scientific conferences and research centres (as well as family abroad), out of fear of not being able to return.

We believe that the current travel restrictions, in addition to causing individual hardships, will slow down and harm scientific progress and research, both in academia and industry, in the United States, in Europe, and elsewhere.

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EATCS Fellows class of 2017 named

The EATCS has recognized four of its members for their outstanding contributions to theoretical computer science by naming them as recipients of an EATCS fellowship.

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Call for Nominations - IPEC Nerode Prize

The EATCS-IPEC Nerode Prize is given annually for outstanding papers in the area of multivariate algorithmics.

ELIGIBILITY: research paper or series of research papers by a single author or by a team of authors published in a recognized refereed journal. The year of publication should be at least two years and at most ten years before the year of the award nomination. The research work nominated for the award should be in the area of multivariate algorithms and complexity meant in a broad sense, and encompasses, but is not restricted to, those areas covered by the International Symposium on Parameterized and Exact Computation (IPEC).

TO NOMINATE: Send an email to Award Committee Chair containing a brief summary of the technical content of each nominated paper and a brief explanation of its significance. Send copies to the members of the committee. The Subject line of the nomination E-mail should contain the group of words "Nerode Prize Nomination".

The nomination deadline is March 1, 2017.

COMMITTEE:

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Gran Sasso Science Institute - Computer Science Area  Expression of Interest for Faculty Positions

Gran Sasso Science Institute (GSSI) is a new Center for Advanced studies and PhD School established in L’Aquila (Italy). 
The Computer Science Area of GSSI (http://cs.gssi.infn.it/phd-program/information/) invites expressions of interest for permanent positions at the level of Full or Associate Professor, and for tenure track (Ricercatore TD – B), and temporary (Ricercatore TD – A) research assistants. Highly qualified candidates with a strong research background in the following fields: cryptography, network security, algorithms, and software engineering are encouraged to apply. The Institute is particularly interested in (potential) leaders of multi-disciplinary research groups in the above fields.
Candidates must have an excellent record of publications, a clear potential to promote and lead research activities, and a specific interest in teaching at the postgraduate level to skilled students recruited internationally.

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Alonzo Church Award 2017 - Call for Nominations

An annual award, called the

Alonzo Church Award for Outstanding Contributions to Logic and Computation

was established in 2015 by the ACM Special Interest Group for Logic and Computation (SIGLOG), the European Association for Theoretical Computer Science (EATCS), the European Association for Computer Science Logic (EACSL), and the Kurt Gödel Society (KGS). The award is for an outstanding contribution represented by a paper or by a small group of papers published within the past 25 years. This time span allows the lasting impact and depth of the contribution to have been established. The award can be given to an individual, or to a group of individuals who have collaborated on the research. For the rules governing this award, see: http://siglog.hosting.acm.org/the-alonzo-church-award-for-outstanding-contributions-to-logic-and-computation/

The 2016 Alonzo Church Award was given to Rajeev Alur and David Dill for their invention of timed automata, see: http://siglog.hosting.acm.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/church16.pdf

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The EATCS Award 2017 to Éva Tardos

The EATCS is proud to announce that the EATCS Award Committee consisting of Fedor Fomin (chair), Christos Papadimitriou and Jean-Eric Pin has selected Professor Éva Tardos (Cornell University, USA; http://www.cs.cornell.edu/~eva/) as the recipient of the EATCS Award 2017.

The EATCS Award is given to acknowledge extensive and widely recognized contributions to theoretical computer science over a life-long scientific career. The list of the previous recipients of the EATCS Award is available at http://eatcs.org/index.php/eatcs-award.

The EATCS Award carries a prize money of 1000 Euros and will be presented at ICALP 2017, which will take place in Warsaw (Poland) from the 10th till the 14th of July 2017.

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Call for Nominations for Scientific Directorship in Algorithms and Complexity at the Max Planck Institute for Informatics

The Max Planck Institute for Informatics in Saarbrücken is seeking nominations for the position of Scientific Member of the Max Planck Society and Director of the Institute. The founding director, Kurt Mehlhorn, will be retiring in the next three years, and the Institute is looking for a new scientific director for the algorithms and complexity department. (More precisely, Kurt Mehlhorn will step down as Director on the day a new director joins. He will stay on as a researcher at the Institute.)

Webpage with the details of the call for nominations: http://www.mpi-inf.mpg.de/fileadmin/inf/d1/download/MPI-INF-Call-for-Nomations.pdf (Self-nominations are possible.)

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Aalborg, Denmark

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Vienna, Austria

September 4-8, 2017

DISC 2017

Vienna, Austria

October 16-20, 2017               

 


ICALP 2019

Patras, Greece

July 8-12, 2019               


 

 

New BEATCS issue is out!

Number 123, October 2017

European Association for Theoretical Computer Science - Maintained and hosted by RU1 / CTI.