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The 2nd Eastern Great Lakes Theory of Computation Workshop

Dates: October 3 and 4, 2009

Location: Center for Tomorrow, University at Buffalo North Campus.

This workshop will be an opportunity for researchers in theory of computation within a few hours driving distance to Buffalo to interact. Talks will begin after lunch Saturday afternoon, October 3, and the event will end after lunch Sunday, October 4.

The First Eastern Great Lakes Theory of Computation workshop was held on September 6 and 7, 2008.



The workshop will feature talks by the speakers above and a graduate student hour. Here is the schedule.

Graduate Student Hour

On Saturday, October 3, there will be short talks by graduate students from 5-6pm (this is in place of last year's rump session). We will have at most four talks of equal duration in one hour. Preference will be given to students who will graduate by summer of 2010. If you are interested, please email the following information to atri "at" buffalo.edu:

  1. Name.
  2. School.
  3. Expected graduation month.
  4. Advisor.
  5. Research focus.
  6. Title and (short) abstract of the proposed talk.

If we receive more than four proposals, the organizing committee will pick four speakers. Our goal will be to have a diverse set of talks, both in research topics and geographical representation.

The deadline for sending in your nominations is September 8, 2009 and the list of speakers will be finalized by September 10, 2009.

Update 8/26: We will be able to waive the registration fees for the student speakers.


The registration fees is $60. This will cover Saturday lunch, Sunday breakfast and lunch and all refreshments during breaks (Saturday dinner is not included). To register online, click here. The deadline for registration is September 24, 2009.

Cancellation Policy: Cancellation requests received on or before September 24, 2009 are fully refundable less a processing fee of $10. There will be no refunds after September 24, 2009. All cancellation requests must be in writing via email to cse-workshop "at" cse.buffalo.edu.

Sorry, the deadline has passed.


The workshop is reserving a block of rooms at the Ramada Inn. These rooms are being held at a first-come-first-serve basis till September 2, 2009. The rooms charges are $74 per night (+tax) for rooms with two queen beds and $84 per night (+tax) for rooms with one king sized bed. This rate is guaranteed until the cutoff date unless the block fills prior to that. To make your reservations, please call (716) 636-7500 and mention that you are with the UB Computer Science and Engineering's event to avail the special room rate.

Unlike the first EaGL, when the talks were also held at the Ramada, this time around the workshop is going to be at the Center for Tomorrow, which is about 20 minutes brisk walk from the Ramada. If you want to be within walking distance of the Center for Tomorrow, you could stay at these hotels: Buffalo Mariott Niagara, Red Roof Inn, Comfort Inn or Candlewood Suites. (Google might throw up other options.) However, for these hotels we do not have any special rates.


There will ample free parking for EaGL attendees at the Center for Tomorrow (the parking lot is right across the Center for Tomorrow building and is called Center for Tomorrow lot). For your convenience here is a link to the UB north campus map: Center for Tomorrow is in the south-west corner (building number 53) and the Ramada Inn is on the north-east corner of the map (it is not shown on the map but it is at the intersection of North Forest Rd and (John James) Audubon Parkway). If you are staying at the Ramada Inn, we recommend that you drive (unless of course you want to get some exercise by walking).

The Ramada Inn has free parking for its guests.


The 2nd Eastern Great Lakes Theory of Computation Workshop is made possible by the generous sponsorship of


Here is a link to the most comprehensive listing of restaurants in Buffalo. Advance reservations are recommended for most restaurants on Saturday evening.



Please email cse-workshop "at" cse.buffalo.edu.