International symposium on theoretical computer science comes to Saarland

The “Symposium on Theoretical Aspects of Computer Science” is among the most important international conferences in theoretical computer science. This year, the event will be held entirely digitally, hosted by the Saarland Informatics Campus at Saarland University. From March 16 – 18, computer scientists from all over the world will discuss fundamental computer science topics such as algorithms and data structures, automata and formal languages, complexity, but also current topics such as quantum computing.

Chair of this year’s installment of the conference is Computer Science Professor Markus Bläser, head of the Computational Complexity research group at Saarland University. “The community has had a lot of experience with digital conferences over the past year. In total, we have about 150 registrations from more than 30 nations,” says Markus Bläser. An international program committee selected 56 from 228 submitted scientific papers to be presented and discussed at the conference.

The Symposium on Theoretical Aspects of Computer Science is held annually since 1984, alternating between Germany and France. In 1985, the conference was already held in Saarbrücken under the direction of Professor Kurt Mehlhorn, founding director of the Max Planck Institute for Informatics.

Over the last year, several important conferences in the field of theoretical computer science were hosted by the Saarland Informatics Campus: the IEEE “Symposium on Logic in Computer Science (LICS)”, the “International Colloquium on Automata Languages and Programming (ICALP)” and the IEEE “Conference on Computational Complexity (CCC)”, all of them digitally. With the “Symposium on Theoretical Aspects of Computer Science (STACS)”, another renowned event has now been added to the list.

Registration for the conference is still possible under the following link:

Background Saarland Informatics Campus:
800 scientists and about 2100 students from more than 80 nations make the Saarland Informatics Campus (SIC) one of the leading locations for computer science in Germany and Europe. Five world-renowned research institutes, namely the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI), the Max Planck Institute for Computer Science, the Max Planck Institute for Software Systems, the Center for Bioinformatics and the Cluster for “Multimodal Computing and Interaction” as well as Saarland University with three departments and 21 degree programs cover the entire spectrum of computer science.

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Questions can be directed at:
Prof. Dr. Markus Bläser
+ 49 681 302 5501


Philipp Zapf-Schramm
Competence Center Computer Science
Saarland Informatics Campus
Phone: +49 681 302-70741

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Die Öffentlichkeitsarbeit am Saarland Informatics Campus wird unterstützt durch das Kompetenzzentrum Informatik Saarland, gefördert aus Mitteln des Europäischen Fonds für regionale Entwicklung (EFRE) und Mitteln der Staatskanzlei Saarland.

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