Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Two Possible Discussion Items

I was wondering whether we should have a concurrency report series like the Electronic Colloquium on Computational Complexity, which has been going strong for over ten years now. Would there be added value in having a repository of that type, where full versions of concurrency-related papers are posted? If so, where should it located? At DBLP/Trier?

Also, what should the connection between the WG and the CONCUR conference series be? Should we make a point of organizing a (possibly informal) meeting at each CONCUR conference? Or should we aim at organizing affiliated workshops at CONCUR?

Addendum: Luca Trevisan mentioned the existence of this blog on his excellent blog in theory. I therefore took the opportunity of asking his readers about the value of the Electronic Colloquium on Computational Complexity for the complexity theory community. It'll be good to have them contribute their experiences to this discussion---a case of volume A-volume B communication :-)


Blogger Jos Baeten said...

I think it is a good idea to have a one-day WG 1.8 workshop at each CONCUR conference, with a short WG meeting at the end of it.

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Blogger Janos Simon said...

One value of ECCC: it has encouraged Complexity Theorists to really write up their results. The previous practice often was to have a 10-page FOCS/STOC paper, cobbled together the night before the due date, and a journal publication that may or may not exist.

The repository seems to have encouraged people to write up their results fully, and even to try to polish them. The results are unrefereed, but many people read them. It's great!


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Blogger Kohei Honda said...

I also agree with Luca's proposal: Concur would be a very good place to have a yearly meeting. I hope we can share our ideas a lot in this electronic forum (which is really great, many thanks to Luca!) and can also do a F2F meeting. I would say this is very nice. About the repository, I will first take a look at ECCC, all in all I think it will be good to have something which reflect the nature of our field that would be nice.


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