Program Committee


Matthew Andrews
Timothy Chan
Julia Chuzhoy
Uriel Feige
Ashish Goel (Chair)
Elad Hazan
Stefano Leonardi
Aranyak Mehta
Vahab Mirrokni
Kamesh Munagala
Adi Rosen
David Shmoys
Adrian Vetta
Jan Vondrak
David Williamson


Nir Ailon
Tugkan Batu
Petra Berenbrink
Harry Buhrman
Amin Coja-Οghlan
Anna Gal
Yuval Ishai
David Kempe
Adam Klivans
Ronitt Rubinfeld (Chair)
Alex Samorodnitsky
Martin Strauss
Amir Shpilka
Eric Vigoda
David Woodruff

Program Chairs

Ashish Goel,
Stanford University

Ronitt Rubinfeld,

Workshop Chairs

Klaus Jansen,
U. of Kiel

José Rolim,
U. of Geneva
Important dates
Submission deadline
April 7, 2008

Notification to authors
May 23, 2008

Camera ready
June 15, 2008

August 25-27, 2008

Early registration
Before 4 August, 2008

Group rate valid until
August 8, 2008
Call for papers
Thank you

The Random/Approx organization would like to thank Microsoft Corporation for their support.


From Logan airport, we highly recommend taking a taxi. You can also take the subway, called the T in Boston. You can find general information at

To get to the hotel from the airport, catch the subway bus to the airport terminal. Take the Blue line to Government center; switch to the Green Line, to Park Street; switch to the Red Line, to Central Square. The hotel is just a few blocks from the Central Square station. (And just a bit further from the Kendall/MIT station.)
To get to MIT CSAIL from the airport, do everything as though you were going to hotel (above), but get off at the Kendall/MIT station.
Also, see Directions to CSAIL and Directions to Le Meridien Hotel.

It may also be possible to fly into other nearby airports, such as Providence, which has bus service to the South Station T stop, on the Red Line. (The bus takes a little over 1 hour; then take the Red Line to Central Square..)Trains from New York also arrive at the South Station T stop, on the Red Line. (Take the Red Line to Central Square.)


Lots of dining -- see list of recommended restaurants (in progress) AND

What's for lunch in Kendall Square

Other local interest links

City info for Cambridge

City info for Boston

Harvard Square

Boston Duck Tours

New England Aquarium

Boston Symphony Hall

Fenway Park

Faneuil Hall/Quincy Market

Outdoor concerts in the hatch shell

Boston North End

Boston Museum of Science

Boston Museum of Fine Arts

Boston Beacon Hill

Boston Common and start of Freedom Trail

Boston Public Garden and Swan boats

Boston Harbor

Boston Harbor Islands

Boston Harbor Cruises

Boston Harbor Cruises to Provincetown, Cape Cod

Whale watch

Lots of universities and colleges in the area including Harvard, Tufts, Northeastern, UMass Boston, Boston College, Simmons, etc.

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