Workshop on Local Algorithms (WOLA) 2019

July 20-22, 2019, ETH Zurich, Switzerland


  • David Gamarnik, MIT, USA
  • Mohsen Ghaffari, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
  • Oded Goldreich, Weizmann Institute, Israel
  • Seth Pettie, University of Michigan, USA
  • Dana Ron, Tel Aviv University, Israel
  • Ronitt Rubinfeld, MIT, USA


The workshop will take place in room E3 (ground floor) of the main building of ETH Zurich at Ramistrasse 101, 8092 Zurich.


Local algorithms --- that is, algorithms that compute and make decisions on parts of the output considering only a portion of the input --- have been studied in a number of areas in theoretical computer science and mathematics. Some of these areas include sublinear-time algorithms, distributed algorithms, inference in large networks, and graphical models. These communities have similar goals but a variety of approaches, techniques, and methods. This workshop is aimed at fostering dialogue and cross-pollination of ideas between the various communities. The workshop will feature a small number of longer spotlight talks that, in part, survey approaches by various communities, as well as short, focused talks on recent, exciting results. The first WOLA was held in the Fall of 2016 at Microsoft Research of New England and the second WOLA was held in the summer of 2018 at MIT.

Spotlight Talks


Hotel Information:

Here are some hotels in Zurich which have offered a slightly reduced price: and some other ones that are much closer to ETH and we recommend, but might become more expensive in July:

Contact Information

Andrea Salow
CS Department, ETH Zurich
telephone: +41 44 632 73 92
email: andrea dot salow at inf dot ethz dot ch

Joanne Hanley
telephone: +1 (617) 253-6054
email: joanne at csail dot mit dot edu