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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.
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.

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 eccc@eccc.hpi-web.de for ordering.

8th April 2010 10:10

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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TR13-077 | 14th May 2013
Ján Pich

#### Circuit Lower Bounds in Bounded Arithmetics

We prove that $T_{NC^1}$, the true universal first-order theory in the language containing names for all uniform $NC^1$ algorithms, cannot prove that for sufficiently large $n$, SAT is not computable by circuits of size $n^{2kc}$ where $k\geq 1, c\geq 4$ unless each function $f\in SIZE(n^k)$ can be approximated by formulas ... more >>>

TR13-076 | 15th May 2013
Divesh Aggarwal, Chandan Dubey

#### Improved hardness results for unique shortest vector problem

We give several improvements on the known hardness of the unique shortest vector problem in lattices, i.e., the problem of finding a shortest vector in a given lattice given a promise that the shortest vector is unique upto a uniqueness factor $\gamma$.
We give a deterministic reduction from the ... more >>>

TR13-075 | 23rd May 2013
Subhash Khot, Madhur Tulsiani, Pratik Worah

#### A Characterization of Strong Approximation Resistance

For a predicate $f:\{-1,1\}^k \mapsto \{0,1\}$ with $\rho(f) = \frac{|f^{-1}(1)|}{2^k}$, we call the predicate strongly approximation resistant if given a near-satisfiable instance of CSP$(f)$, it is computationally hard to find an assignment such that the fraction of constraints satisfied is outside the range $[\rho(f)-\Omega(1), \rho(f)+\Omega(1)]$.

We present a characterization of ... more >>>

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