|February 2, 2014; updated April 4, 2014 © Dieter van Melkebeek
Purpose and background of this forum.
This forum is intended for the computational complexity community to discuss the affiliation of the Conference on Computational Complexity (CCC) with IEEE.
The discussion was initiated during the business meeting of CCC’13, where a manifesto describing the issues was presented. The manifesto is reproduced in the next post. It is intended as a basis for the community-wide discussion on this forum.
The subsequent posts include a further update since CCC’13, and invited statements in response to the manifesto by IEEE TCMF chair David Shmoys and ACM SIGACT chair Paul Beame. Comments and posts are also invited from all other members of the computational complexity community. Comments on existing posts can be submitted on the respective pages. For new posts, please email Dieter van Melkebeek, the chair of the CCC steering committee.
After the discussion period there will be a voting period. Everyone on the CCC mailing list will have one vote. For instructions on how to subscribe to the mailing list, see here. The vote is non-binding but the forum discussion and the outcome of the vote will be the main factors in the ultimate decision, which by the CCC charter lies with the steering committee.
Here is the time-line for the process:
- Forum discussion: February-March 2014.
- Posting of the motions:
March 14, 2014April 4, 2014.
- Voting window:
March 15-31, 2014April 4-21, 2014.
- Decision by the steering committee: before or during CCC’14.
Give Your Opinion
This page collects opinions about the situation and manifesto in general. Look in the comments below for what others have said, and please enter your opinion as well. To comment on specific sections of the manifesto, you can leave comments on those particular pages.
Thanks for your cooperation and participation!