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Monday, July 07, 2008

Attendence at CCC I: History

(This is the first of two postings about Attendencd at CCC. Todays is about history. Next time I post (probably Wedensday) I'll talk about College Park and modern times.) Here is attendence for all years of CCC.
Where Year Attendence Comment
Berkeley 1986 110 co-locate with STOC
Cornell 1987 100 co-locate with LICS
Wash, DC 1988 89
Oregon 1989 63
Barcelona 1990 108 Europe
Chicago 1991 100
Boston 1992 100
San Diego 1993 123 FCRC
Amsterdam 1994 110 Europe
Minnesota 1995 80
Philadelphia 1996 90 FCRC
Ulm 1997 80 Europe
Buffalo 1998 84
Atlanta 1999 84 FCRC
Florence 2000 66 Europe
Chicago 2001 96
Montreal 2002 140 Co-located with STOC
Aarhus 2003 78 Europe
Amherst 2004 82
San Jose 2005 67
Prague 2006 75 Europe
San Diego 2007 85 FCRC
College Park 2008 81
  1. As part of FCRC: 123, 90, 84, 85. So lately this has not been a real boon, but not a loss either.
  2. Co-locate with STOC, non-FCRC: 110, 140.
  3. Co-locate with LICS. 100.
  4. Europe Attendence: 108, 110, 80, 66, 78, 75. I suspect that Florence drew so badly because there are no complexity theorists in Italy (at least not since Luca was in High School.)
  5. American non-co-locate, non-FCRC: 89, 63, 100, 100, 80, 84, 96, 82, 67, 81. Note that the two in the 60's were on the West Coast. Chicago did very well: it was there twice and we got 96 and 100. Boston is the other 100. 100 is a suspiciouly round number- I suspect they only had 99.
  6. Lessons Learned: Good to co-locate with stoc, and good to have it in a place that has a strong complextiy community. We might have very high attendence in Boston co-locating with STOC in 2010. Mitigating factor: the price of gas.

2 comments:

  1. The number of people attending CCC remained more or less same since it started. Does it mean number of people working in Complexity Theory also remained the same?

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  2. The community is substantially larger than it was 20 or even 10 years ago. The number of workshops and conferences has grown but travel budgets have declined in real terms.

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