Thursday, May 26, 2005

CCC 2005

Ravi Kumar and D. Sivakumar, the local organizers of the upcoming Conference on Computational Complexity in San Jose, ask that I post the following. I hope to see you all there.

The early registration deadline for Complexity 2005 is 5 pm EDT on FRIDAY, MAY 27, 2005 (Eastern Daylight Time == 4 hrs behind Coordinated Universal Time (UTC/GMT)). Please take special note of the time: though the conference is on the Pacific Coast, early registration ends 5pm Eastern Time.

When you register for the conference, if you are not an IEEE Member but a SIGACT/EATCS Member, please enter that number (e.g., SIGACT xxxxx) to qualify for the discounted rate.

Please consider staying at the Conference hotel, Hyatt Sainte Claire; besides being convenient, it will help limit the conference expenses.

In San Jose and around the Silicon Valley, you will experience a unique combination of cultures and cuisines (American, Asian, European, Mexican) like nowhere else. There is a large number of restaurants, coffee shops, and bars within walking distance from the conference venue; these include highly-rated upscale restaurants as well as hole-in-the-wall type places that serve authentic food from around the world. For example, you could even get falafels that pass Ziv Bar-Yossef's stringent standards, and South Indian food certified by your local organizers as the best outside of Chennai. If you're one of those poor souls that happen to be vegetarian/vegan at a theory conference, relax -- there's Good Karma, White Lotus, and Vegetarian House within walking distance.

During mid-June, San Jose is an absolutely pleasant place to be, with daytime highs close to 80 degrees Fahrenheit (about 27 degrees Celsius), and night time lows near 55 degrees Fahrenheit (about 13 degrees Celsius). Downtown San Jose, where the conference will be located, has numerous interesting places: the Cesar Chavez Plaza and the Tech Museum of Innovation are right across from the hotel. The Center for the Performing Arts (CPA), the San Jose Repertory Theatre, the San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose State University, as well as the light rail station, are all within walking distance. CalTrain station (to go to San Francisco) is only about a mile away. The Repertory features Exceptions to Gravity by Avner Eisenberg during some of the conference days. CPA has the Festival of Cultures by the SJ Jazz Society, and an American Musical Theatre show during some of the conference days (see here). The Museum of Art (no entry fee!) has the Blobjects and Beyond : The New Fluidity in Design exhibit during all of June. The Tech Museum of Innovation is a one-of-its-kind museum that you should absolutely not miss when you're in town; during June, the IMAX theater there features a limited-screening edition of BATMAN, plus the Mysteries of the Nile -- be sure to check it out. If you're bringing children along, they will definitely enjoy the Children's Discovery Museum, within walking distance of the conference. Unfortunately, Major League Soccer's San Jose Earthquakes are playing Chivas USA on the road in Los Angeles.


  1. That sounds like so much more fun then STOC '05. I mean, baltimore was not very exciting.

  2. Besides the food sucked. And the vegetarian/vegan options were quite limited.

  3. San Jose is very pleasant except for the fact that there's nothing to do there.