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Theory of Computing Systems

Theory of Computing Systems

Editor-in-Chief: Alan L. Selman

ISSN: 1432-4350 (print version)
ISSN: 1433-0490 (electronic version)

Journal no. 224

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50th Anniversary

In 2017 Theory of Computing Systems will be celebrating its Gold Jubilee!

Happy 50th, Theory of Computing Systems!  

Alan L.Selman, Editor-in-Chief about the journal

Theory of Computing Systems (TOCS) has been a notable journal since its first issue in 1967 under the title of Mathematical Systems Theory. I was invited to join the editorial board in 1981. By that time Professor Sheila Greibach, at UCLA, was Managing Editor and the Board consisted of giants in the field: Ronald Book, Joost Engelfriet, Turing Award winner, Juris Hartmanis, Rao Kosaraju, and Arnold Rosenberg, to name a few. Rosenberg became Editor-in-Chief in 1990. At that time, the title of the journal was amplified to stress its scope to Mathematical Systems Theory—An International Journal on Mathematical Computing Theory. TOCS published interesting, strong papers then, and that continues to this day.

Today we are celebrating with free access to notable papers that you don’t want to miss 

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    TOCS is devoted to publishing original research from all areas of theoretical computer science, ranging from foundational areas such as computational complexity, to fundamental areas such as algorithms and data structures, to focused areas such as parallel and distributed algorithms and architectures. Topics include theoretical aspects of the following items:


    ·         Algebraic methods

    ·         Algorithmic game theory

    ·         Algorithmic information theory

    ·         Algorithms and data structures

    ·         Analysis of algorithms

    ·         Applied graph theory

    ·         Approximate algorithms for hard problems

    ·         Approximation algorithms

    ·         Automata

    ·         Formal languages

    ·         Combinatorial pattern matching

    ·         Communication networks

    ·         Complexity and computability theory

    ·         Computational and algorithmic learning theory

    ·         Computational biology

    ·         Computational complexity

    ·         Computational geometry

    ·         Computational molecular biology

    ·         Computational science 

    ·         Cryptography and security

    ·         Data compression algorithms

    ·         Data mining

    ·         Data structures

    ·         Database theory

    ·         Distributed algorithms

    ·         Distributed computing

    ·         Dynamic data structures

    ·         Effective mathematics

    ·         Exact algorithms

    ·         External memory algorithms

    ·         Graph algorithms

    ·         Kolmogorov complexity

    ·         Logic in computer science

    ·         Machine learning

    ·         Machine-based complexity theory

    ·         Mobile computing

    ·         Models of computation

    ·         Molecular computation

    ·         Networks

    ·         Parallel and distributed computing

    ·         Physics and computation

    ·         Program checking

    ·         Property testing

    ·         Quantum computing

    ·         Randomized algorithms

    ·         Routing, broadcasting, searching

    ·         String algorithms

    ·         Text indexing

    ·         Theoretical aspects of parallel algorithms and architectures of networks

    ·         Theory of communication networks

    ·         Theory of concurrent systems

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