October 17 – 21 , 1994, Dagstuhl Seminar 9442

Algorithms and Complexity for Continuous Problems


S. Heinrich, J. Traub, H. Wozniakowski

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The Seminar was attended by 39 scientists from 11 countries. The main subjects of the seminar were: Complexity of the approximate solution of continuous problems, multivariate problems and algorithms for their solution, randomized algorithms, path integrals, low discrepancy sequences, approximation and n–widths, average case analysis, combinatorial continuous complexity. Contributions spanned the whole domain from theoretical foundation up to concrete applications such as finance, geology, gas dynamics, and computer graphics. The seminar provided a forum of exchange of ideas between these different topics, based on the general uniting idea of complexity. In addition to the lecture program we had two sessions on open problems and directions of research, one about approximation, the other about complexity and algorithms for multivariate problems.

The Dagstuhl center provided us with excellent working and living conditions, we profited very much from the efficiency of the staff of Schloss Dagstuhl as well as of the office in Saarbruecken. Our thanks go to these people for their considerable help in making the seminar a success.

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