Announcement Regarding COVID-19:
Due to the current situation with COVID-19, we have decided to hold a virtual and shorter version of WOLA this year. WOLA 2020 will run for two days between 8am - 12pm PT to maximize the attendance.
This year, we will only include spotlight talks and short (postdoc/student) talks. Hopefully next year we can go back to a more inclusive format.
Local algorithms --- that is, algorithms that compute and make decisions on parts of the output
considering only a portion of the input --- have been studied in a number of areas in
theoretical computer science and mathematics. Some of the related areas include sublinear-time
algorithms, distributed algorithms, streaming algorithms, (massively) parallel algorithms,
inference in large networks, and graphical models.
These communities have similar goals but a variety of approaches, techniques, and methods.
This workshop is aimed at fostering dialogue and cross-pollination of ideas between the
various communities. The workshop will feature a small number of longer spotlight talks
that, in part, survey approaches by various communities, as well as short, focused talks
on recent, exciting results.
was held in the Fall of 2016 at MSR New England, the
was held in the summer of 2018 at MIT, and last year the
was held in the summer of 2019 at ETH Zurich, Switzerland.