Peter Sanders receives an European Reasearch Council's Advanced Grant for his project "ScAlBox – Engineering Scalable Algorithms for the Basic Toolbox". The ERC selects and funds the very best, creative researchers once a year to run projects based in Europe. In his project "ScAlBox" the computer scientist Peter Sanders develops basic computing tools for many different applications at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology Department of Informatics. The project's goal is to provide algorithms and software libraries that can handle very large amounts of data and can be executed on millions of processors working in parallel.


The Indo-German Spring School will take place at IIIT Delhi, India.


February 10 ‒ 13, 2020

More details can be found here.


The second edition of the textbook Algorithms and Data Structures -- The Basic Toolbox by Peter Sanders, Kurt Mehlhorn, Martin Dietzfelbinger and Roman Dementiev has been published. The book includes parallel techniques in every chapter as parallel processing can be found in every real world computer. Therefore the book title changed to Sequential and Parallel Algorithms and Data Structures -- The Basic Toolbox.

The target group includes students and professionals who are proficient in programming and basic mathematical language. The intention is to learn about the basic algorithmic toolbox. This includes structures that enable efficient organization and retrieval of data, algorithms for problems on graphs and generic techniques for modeling.

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During the first week of September 2019 SPP members Timo Bingmann (KIT), Ulrich Meyer (Goethe University), and Matthias Mnich (Bonn University) together with Tim Conrad (FU Berlin) co-organised a GI-Dagstuhl seminar with close to thirty participants.
The workshop targeted algorithms and systems for big data, with the objective to discuss and identify current research challenges and prospective solutions in the areas of big data management, algorithmic research, machine learning, distributed systems, and applications. More pieces of information can be found here.


Dorothea Wagner received the Konrad Zuse medal of the Gesellschaft für Informatik for being an outstanding scientist. She is the first woman to receive Germany's highest computer science award. Her contributions can be found in numerous applications today and include, for example, automated route planning or the optimization of energy systems. The award also recognizes her honorary commitment to computer science and science in general.


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