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#### 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,
• 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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TR16-153 | 30th September 2016
Christian Engels, Raghavendra Rao B V, Karteek Sreenivasaiah

#### Lower Bounds for Projections of Power Symmetric Polynomials

The power symmetric polynomial on $n$ variables of degree $d$ is defined as
$p_d(x_1,\ldots, x_n) = x_{1}^{d}+\dots + x_{n}^{d}$. We study polynomials that are expressible as a sum of powers
of homogenous linear projections of power symmetric polynomials. These form a subclass of polynomials computed by
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TR16-152 | 27th September 2016
Oded Goldreich

#### Deconstructing 1-local expanders

Contemplating the recently announced 1-local expanders of Viola and Wigderson (ECCC, TR16-129, 2016), one may observe that weaker constructs are well know. For example, one may easily obtain a 4-regular $N$-vertex graph with spectral gap that is $\Omega(1/\log^2 N)$, and similarly a $O(1)$-regular $N$-vertex graph with spectral gap $1/\tildeO(\log N)$.
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TR16-151 | 26th September 2016
Amir Yehudayoff

#### Pointer chasing via triangular discrimination

We prove an essentially sharp $\tilde\Omega(n/k)$ lower bound on the $k$-round distributional complexity of the $k$-step pointer chasing problem under the uniform distribution, when Bob speaks first. This is an improvement over Nisan and Wigderson's $\tilde \Omega(n/k^2)$ lower bound. A key part of the proof is using triangular discrimination instead ... more >>>

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