Challenges for Theory of Computing

Report of an NSF-Sponsored Workshop on Research in Theoretical Computer Science

April 1999

This report is the culmination of a two-day workshop, funded by the National Science Foundation, that took place March 11-12, 1999 in Chicago.

The report demonstrates the following major points about theory of computing research:

The report finds that there is an historically demonstrated, enormous potential impact of theory of computing research, in view of which, funding for cutting-edge theory of computing should be increased dramatically. There is a need to increase the number of researchers in theoretical computer science, enhance interactions among researchers, and encourage various types of collaboration. To these ends, the report concludes with a series of specific recommendations to NSF.

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Alan Selman