) is a new
conference in theoretical computer science, narrowly
construed, encouraging difficult arguments, analyses,
and algorithms. SLOGN
aims to regain
and support the interest in works that are heavily
technically focused. Its goal is to provide a venue
for papers that contain pages and pages of involved
calculations, heavy-duty math, extensive case
analyses, and a general flavor of "grinding it out."
When you're sloggin', SLOGN
conference for you.
The conference will run for eight days. The total
number of papers will be around 30, so as to allow
ample time for attendees to check the details of each
others' proofs. The first two meetings of
SLOGN will be held at IIT-Kathmandu,
Everest Campus. Each attendee will receive the
(12-volume) paper proceedings for the conference.
Program Selection Process
- Papers with formidable technical content will
be given preference in the selection process. The
program committee of SLOGN will
assign significant weight to the "heft" of the
submission. Technical simplicity and "obviousness"
will be viewed as a drawback.
- Papers may only address
well-established topics and longstanding open
problems. The ideal SLOGN submission will make
important progress on a well-established direction
via a highly technical "shock and awe"-type
argument. Papers making incremental improvements on
well-known problems by "hitting it harder" may also
be acceptable for SLOGN.
- At the discretion of the program committee, the
evaluation process may be interactive. These
electronic "hallway discussions" will allow the
committee to ask questions of the authors about
technical details of proofs.
- Submission format: There is a
strict minimum submission length of thirty
(30) pages (excluding abstract and references), in
PDF format. Appropriate technical notation is a
must, and a subsection entitled "Setting
Parameters" is recommended. Strong submissions are
likely to include at least seventy (70) numbered
equations. Excessive prose and "intuition" will be
considered as supplementary material and will be
read at the committee's discretion only.
- Submission deadline: February
- Notification deadline: April
- Conference dates:
- Web site: http://slogn.org
SLOGN 2018 Program Committee
Triple-blind reviewing will be implemented. Even
the identities of the Program Committee members will