Sunday, March 27, 2011

STOC 2011 Posters

STOC 2011 Call for Posters. Details at:

This year, STOC 2011 (part of FCRC) is experimenting with a new Poster Session. The poster session will be held from 8:30pm to 10:30pm on Monday June 6, and should be thought of as an extended hallway-discussion with a visual aid. The poster session will be accompanied by refreshments. We welcome posters from registered FCRC attendees on research in any aspect of theoretical computer sciences, and believe presenting posters should be especially appealing for:

- Researchers with new results since the STOC submission deadline.
- Researchers with papers in other FCRC conferences that would be of interest to the STOC community.
- Researchers with TCS papers not appearing at FCRC that would be of interest to the STOC community.
- Students who want to let senior researchers know of their work.
- STOC authors who want to have a visual aid for extended discussions of their work.

May 2. Poster Committee: Avrim Blum (CMU), Lisa Fleischer (Dartmouth), Ravi Sundaram (Northeastern), Salil Vadhan (Harvard). Please send any questions to



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is it deliberate that this list doesn't (explicitly) include researchers whose papers were not accepted into STOC 2011?

7:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's probably left implicit so that people won't feel like poster presentations are for "second class" work.

7:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

isn't a poster at stoc going to be pretty useless? it is not peer-reviewed and sounds like almost all poster submissions will be accepted. so why really call it "call-for-posters" and try to make it sound cool, when it is basically a chance for anyone to come, prepare, and present anything. if you want to talk with someone about ongoing or completed work, one can do that directly and i doubt a poster helps much. seems like the organization is trying to dupe people into believing that a "poster at stoc" would boost a student's resume. i think the (potential) reward is not worth the time (to be) invested in making a poster.

9:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It will probably do nothing for a student's resume, but the potential reward is easily worth the time invested. For unestablished students, it's not so easy to approach a professor and start chatting them up. Here is the opportunity to advertise yourself and your work, and if someone comes up and talks to you and remembers your name, it's easily worth the 10 hours of effort.


10:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wait and see how many of these professors (just talking to whom is worth 10 hours of effort) actually go and pay attention to posters from unestablished students and chat them up; my guess is zero (unless the student's professor asks these people to go look at the poster - in which case he might as well ask the people to talk to the student instead).

2:21 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think of poster sessions as two-sided markets. Both browsers and presenters find some connection, many times with unexpected matches, the kind that is difficult to make by approaching someone in a premeditated way, or even over a random lunch table. It works well in some conferences, hope STOC finds a version that works for it.

-- Metoo

6:58 AM  

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