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The Electronic Colloquium on Computational Complexity is a new forum for the rapid and widespread interchange of ideas, techniques, and research in computational complexity. The purpose of this Colloquium is to use electronic media for scientific communication and discussions in the computational complexity community. The Electronic Colloquium on Computational Complexity (ECCC) welcomes papers, short notes and surveys with
• relevance to the theory of computation,
• clear mathematical profile and
• strictly mathematical format.

Central topics

• models of computation and their complexity,
• complexity bounds (with the emphasis on lower bounds).
Specific areas including complexity issues are
• combinatorics,
• communication complexity,
• cryptography,
• combinatorial optimization,
• complexity of learning algorithms,
• logic.

Here are some papers on the idea and concept of electronic colloquia and ECCC.
7th April 2014 13:36

ECCC Archive DVD 2013

191 reports have been published on ECCC in 2013. The collection of all these reports is now available on DVD. You can order the archive (and also the archive DVDs from earlier years) at the local office. Please email < href="mailto:eccc@eccc.hpi-web.de">eccc@eccc.hpi-web.de for ordering.

4th March 2013 09:03

ECCC Archive DVD 2012

In 2012 we had a total count of 186 published reports on ECCC. The collection of all the reports from 2012 is now available on DVD. You can order the archive (and also the archive DVDs from earlier years) at the local office. Please email to eccc@eccc.hpi-web.de for ordering.

6th March 2012 12:04

ECCC Archive DVD 2011

In 2011 we had a total count of 174 published reports on ECCC. The collection of all the reports from 2011 is now available on DVD. You can order the archive (and also the archive DVDs from earlier years) at the local office. Please email to eccc@eccc.hpi-web.de for ordering.

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TR16-085 | 28th May 2016
Shiteng Chen, Periklis Papakonstantinou

Depth-reduction for composites

We obtain a new depth-reduction construction, which implies a super-exponential improvement in the depth lower bound separating $NEXP$ from non-uniform $ACC$.

In particular, we show that every circuit with $AND,OR,NOT$, and $MOD_m$ gates, $m\in\mathbb{Z}^+$, of polynomial size and depth $d$ can be reduced to a depth-$2$, $SYM\circ AND$, circuit of ... more >>>

TR16-084 | 23rd May 2016
Shalev Ben-David

Low-Sensitivity Functions from Unambiguous Certificates

We provide new query complexity separations against sensitivity for total Boolean functions: a power 3 separation between deterministic (and even randomized or quantum) query complexity and sensitivity, and a power 2.1 separation between certificate complexity and sensitivity. We get these separations by using a new connection between sensitivity and a ... more >>>

TR16-083 | 23rd May 2016

Derandomizing Chernoff Bound with Union Bound with an Application to $k$-wise Independent Sets

Derandomization of Chernoff bound with union bound is already proven in many papers.
We here give another explicit version of it that obtains a construction of size
that is arbitrary close to the probabilistic nonconstructive size.

We apply this to give a new simple polynomial time constructions of
almost $k$-wise ... more >>>

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