tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3722233.post5616490209927164464..comments2024-11-08T03:41:35.200-06:00Comments on Computational Complexity: CommunityLance Fortnowhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/06752030912874378610noreply@blogger.comBlogger3125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3722233.post-64258413063145439622009-03-24T12:03:00.000-05:002009-03-24T12:03:00.000-05:00Bill: outreach is all well and good, but it's not ...Bill: outreach is all well and good, but it's not the same as having a coherent community.<BR/><BR/>On the other hand: Lance, what do you see as some of the problems arising from the increased specialization you mentioned?<BR/><BR/>Mathematics communities may provide a useful comparison. Math is similar to CS, in the sense that there are many communities (combinatorics, algebraic topology, geometric group theory, finite group theory, low-dimensional topology, ...). The different topics are all related, to greater or lesser degrees, but the communities are almost entirely disjoint in terms of people, journals, conferences, etc.<BR/><BR/>Does mathematics suffer from the problems you see as arising from the fractured nature of CS? (I think not, but I'm not sure.) If not, what is the difference?Joshhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/12723950176543566251noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3722233.post-91980630151058245522009-03-24T11:41:00.000-05:002009-03-24T11:41:00.000-05:00I agree and disagree.I AGREE that theory has becom...I agree and disagree.<BR/>I AGREE that theory has become<BR/>separate communities<BR/>(Note my post on Huet winning<BR/>some award and that LICS and CCC have little overlap.)<BR/>But theory HAS been doing a good OUTREACH to NON-THEORY.<BR/><BR/>Crypto and Security<BR/><BR/>Algorithms + Bio= Biocomp<BR/><BR/>Graph theory and Networks<BR/><BR/><BR/>This is all to the good.Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3722233.post-24397504689336234312009-03-24T09:22:00.000-05:002009-03-24T09:22:00.000-05:00Is this your campaign speech?Is this your campaign speech?Anonymousnoreply@blogger.com