DIMACS - RUTCOR Workshop on

Boolean and Pseudo-Boolean Functions

in Memory of Peter L. Hammer

Organizer: Endre Boros (Director of RUTCOR)

Dates: January 19-22, 2009.

Location: The workshop took place in the University Inn, a conveniently located conference center at Rutgers University. 

Workshop: This was a sequel to the highly successful meeting held at the Caesarea Rothschild Computer Science Institute (Haifa, January 27 - February 1, 2008) with a slightly expanded scope. Boolean and pseudo-Boolean functions are pervasive today in all areas of mathematics, computer science, operations research, various sciences and engineering. An ever increasing number and areas of applications demand new results from both structural and algorithmic points of views. The workshop aims at bringing together researchers from all walks of science to discuss the latest results and the most important open problems.

Peter L. Hammer Memorial Colloquium: The workshop concluded with a Colloquium honoring the memory of Peter L. Hammer (1936-2006). The colloquium was held at RUTCOR on Thursday, January 22, 2009, from 14:00-17:00PM, followed by a reception. Dr. Hammer initiated many of the research areas covered by this workshop. He published over 200 research papers, books and edited volumes in this area. His seminal works inspired hundreds of young researchers, and initiated entirely new research directions. In this afternoon Memorial Colloquium invited speakers will recall Dr. Hammer's contributions and report on the latest developments in his research areas. 

Sponsors: The workshop was made possible by the generous support from DIMACS, RUTCOR and an anonymous supporter.

Talks of the program are available here.

Colloquium for Peter L. Hammer & 25th Anniversary of RUTCOR, click here.