FSTTCS '99, First Call for Papers

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*			  FST & TCS '99				      *
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* Foundations of Software Technology and Theoretical Computer Science *
*		December 13--15, 1999, Chennai, India		      *
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*			  Call for Papers			      *

IARCS, the Indian Association for Research in Computing Science,
announces the 19th Annual FST&TCS Conference in Chennai. Tentatively 
planned satellite events include two 2-day preconference workshops: 
one on Mobile Computing and Concurrency and the other on Data Structures.

The conference will be followed by the International Symposium on 
Algorithms and Computation (ISAAC) also to be held in Chennai from 
December 16 to 18, 1999. ISAAC will also include a post-conference 
school on Approximate Algorithms.  Some joint FST&TCS-ISAAC events 
are being planned. See below for more details.

Authors are invited to submit papers presenting original and
unpublished research on **any** theoretical aspects of Computer 
Science}. Papers in applied areas with a strong foundational 
emphasis are also welcome. The Proceedings of the last five years'
conferences (Springer-Verlag Lecture Notes in Computer Science volumes 
880, 1026, 1180, 1346, 1530) give an idea of the kind of papers
typically presented at FST&TCS.

For an accepted paper to be included in the proceedings, one of 
the authors must commit to presenting the paper at the conference.

Invited Speakers who have confirmed participation include:
   Lila Kari          (U. Western Ontario)
   Jean-Jacques Levy  (INRIA, Paris)
   Micha Sharir       (U. Tel Aviv)
   Seinosuke Toda     (IEC, Tokyo).

Submission Guidelines
Authors may submit drafts of full papers or extended abstracts.
Submissions are limited to 12 A4-size pages, with 1.5 inch top
margin and other margins 1 inch wide with 11 point or larger font.  
Authors who feel that more details are necessary may include a 
clearly marked appendix which will be read at the discretion of 
the Programme Committee.  Each paper should contain a short abstract.  
If available, e-mail addresses and fax numbers of the authors should 
be included.

Electronic Submissions
Electronic submission is strongly encouraged.  Self-contained
uuencoded gzipped Postscript versions of the paper may be sent by
e-mail to 
In addition, the following information in ASCII format should be 
sent to this address in a separate e-mail: Title; authors; 
communicating author's name, address, and e-mail address and 
fax number if available; abstract of paper.

Hard-Copy Submissions
If electronic submission is not possible, authors may submit five 
(5) hard-copies of the paper by post to the following address:

	   FST&TCS 99
	   The Institute of Mathematical Sciences
	   C.I.T. Campus, Taramani
	   Chennai 600 113, INDIA

Important dates
  Deadline for Submission                      31 May, 1999
  Notification to Authors                      15 August, 1999
  Final Version of Accepted Papers due         12 September, 1999

Conference General Chair
C. Pandurangan (IIT, Chennai)

Programme Committee
S. Arun-Kumar       (IIT, Delhi)
V. Arvind           (IMSc, Chennai)
Zhou Chaochen       (UNU/IIST, Macau)
Tamal Dey           (IIT, Kharagpur)
Devdatt Dubhashi    (IIT, Delhi)
Melvin Fitting      (CUNY, New York)
Lance Fortnow       (U. Chicago)
Ramesh Hariharan    (IISc, Bangalore)
Kohei Honda         (U. Edinburgh)
Samir Khuller       (U. Maryland, College Park)
Kamala Krithivasan  (IIT, Chennai)
K. Narayan Kumar    (SMI, Chennai)
Ming Li             (U. Waterloo)
Kamal Lodaya        (IMSc, Chennai)
Paliath Narendran   (SUNY, Albany)
Rajeev Raman        (King's College, London)
Venkatesh Raman     (IMSc, Chennai)              (Co-chair)
R. Ramanujam        (IMSc, Chennai)              (Co-chair)
S. Ramesh           (IIT, Mumbai)
Uday S. Reddy       (U. Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
Natarajan Shankar   (SRI, Menlo Park)
Scott Smolka        (SUNY, Stony Brook)
Milind Sohoni       (IIT, Mumbai)
Wolfgang Thomas     (RWTH, Aachen)

Organized by
Indian Institute of Technology, 
Chennai 600 036.

Conference Site
The Conference will take place in the IC & SR auditorium of the
Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Campus situated in
Chennai (formerly Madras).

Satellite Events
The following satellite events are being planned:

A workshop on 
	      * Mobile Computing and Concurrency *
organized by Sanjiva Prasad (sanjiva@cse.iitd.ernet.in).

A workshop on 
	      *   Data Structures   *
jointly organized by Ramesh Hariharan (ramesh@csa.iisc.ernet.in)
and Rajeev Raman (raman@helium.dcs.kcl.ac.uk).

Joint Events with ISAAC
A tutorial on 
     Web Algorithmics 
by Monica Henzinger (Compaq Systems, USA).

A theme session on 
     Algorithm Engineering
by Kurt Mehlhorn (MPI, Saarbrucken).

Correspondence Address
All correspondence regarding submissions may be addressed to 
The Institute of Mathematical Sciences 
C.I.T. Campus, Taramani
Chennai 600 113, INDIA
Email: fsttcs99@imsc.ernet.in
URL: http://www.imsc.ernet.in/fsttcs99
Fax: +91 44 235 0586 
Phone: (+91 44) 235 5372 or 235 1856