Electronic Colloquium on Computational Complexity
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About the ECCC

What we do and why

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,
  • trade-off results,
  • 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.

More reading

Here are some papers on the idea and concept of electronic colloquia and ECCC.
Latest News
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 for ordering.

9th March 2011 09:41

ECCC Archive DVD 2010

The collection of all reports published on ECCC in 2010 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 for ordering.

8th April 2010 10:10

Adapted Call for Papers

With the extension of our scientific board and the implementation of the improved screening mechanism incorporating topics of interest already in the submission process, the ECCC can now provide a clarified Call for Papers.
Please keep in mind, that the ECCC focusses on complexity issues rather than on general algorithmic topics. If you plan to submit, please verify that your work matches the scope of interest defined in the CfP.

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Latest Reports
TR14-062 | 22nd March 2014
Alexander Kozachinsky

On the role of private coins in unbounded-round Information Complexity

We prove a version of "Reversed Newman Theorem" in context of information complexity: every private-coin communication protocol with information complexity $I$ and communication complexity $C$ can be replaced by public-coin protocol with the same behavior so that it's information complexity does not exceed $O\left(\sqrt{IC}\right)$. This result holds for unbounded-round communication ... more >>>

TR14-061 | 21st April 2014
Raghav Kulkarni, Youming Qiao, Xiaoming Sun

Any Monotone Property of 3-uniform Hypergraphs is Weakly Evasive

For a Boolean function $f,$ let $D(f)$ denote its deterministic decision tree complexity, i.e., minimum number of (adaptive) queries required in worst case in order to determine $f.$ In a classic paper,
Rivest and Vuillemin \cite{rv} show that any non-constant monotone property $\mathcal{P} : \{0, 1\}^{n \choose 2} \to ... more >>>

TR14-060 | 21st April 2014
Anup Rao, Amir Yehudayoff

Simplified Lower Bounds on the Multiparty Communication Complexity of Disjointness

We show that the deterministic multiparty communication complexity of set disjointness for $k$ parties on a universe of size $n$ is $\Omega(n/4^k)$. We also simplify Sherstov's proof
showing an $\Omega(\sqrt{n}/(k2^k))$ lower bound for the randomized communication complexity of set disjointness.

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