Deadline: February 1, 2017
Note: Attendance is by invitation only.
Sanjeev Arora, Princeton University
Uriel Feige, Weizmann Institute of Science
Michele Goemans, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
David Shmoys, Cornell University
This is the third symposium organized by Sanjeev Arora (Princeton University), Uriel Feige (Weizmann Institute), Michel Goemans (MIT) and David Shmoys (Cornell University). The first, in January 2013, focused on core techniques and problems of this field. The second, in February 2015, highlighted how the notion of approximation has found uses in other areas, including mechanism design, combinatorial optimization, online algorithms, machine learning, differential privacy and discrepancy theory. The upcoming meeting is expected to address the above themes, as well as new themes such as proving hardness of approximation results under the exponential time hypothesis.
If you plan on taking part in the hike to Partnach Gorge we advise you to wear hiking boots, or even better, light mountain boots, warm clothing (e.g. a sweater), sun protection (e.g. light cap) and take waterproofs (e.g. raincoat or umbrella) with you. Bringing along a small backpack or satchel in which to carry your water, camera and other items may also be useful to you.
Participants arriving via plane will arrive via Munich International Airport (MUC).
All participants are required to arrive on Sunday prior to the meeting’s start and attend the entire week. No accommodations will be made for partial participation.
Additional Night at Elmau
Local Ground Transportation
Arrival at Munich International Airport
Travel time from Munich to Schloss Elmau is 90 minutes.
Arrival at Klais Train Station
Travel time from Kalis to Elmau is approximately 15 minutes.
Departure from Schloss Elmau
In Elmau 2, 82493 Krün
Tel: +49 (0) 8823 18-0
Check-in time is at 4:30 PM
Check-out time is 11:30 AM
Day of Arrival (Sunday)
Monday through Friday
Breakfast will be served daily starting at 7:30 AM at La Salle restaurant. Food at La Salle is served buffet-style and is open to all hotel guests and a table has been set aside so that symposia participants may dine together.
Lunch will be served daily at La Salle.
Dinner will be hosted around the hotel property at one of the restaurants. Locations are noted on the agenda.
Day of Departure (Saturday)
Registration and Travel Assistance
christophe.vergnol(replace this with the @ sign)protravelinc.com
Registration, Hotel and General Meeting Assistance
Senior Executive Assistant, Simons Foundation
mfazzi(replace this with the @ sign)simonsfoundation.org