### Conference on Algebraic Topological Methods in
Computer Science

##### July 30–August 3, 2001, Stanford
University, Stanford, CA

Mark your calendar! ATMCS 2, July
16–20, 2004

##### Synopsis

Over the past 5 to 10 years, there has been an increasing interest in the
potential applications of algebraic topology, particularly in the area of
computing. This new interest derives from several directions.

The recognition that within the area of computational geometry, the
methods of algebraic topology can provide qualitative and shape
information which isn't available from other methods.

- Algebraic topology provides a tool for visualization and feature
identification in high dimensional data.
- Algebraic topology is an extremely useful framework for analyzing
problems
in distributed computing, such as concurrency.
- Algebraic topology has been demonstrated to be a useful tool in
solving
combinatorial problems of relevance to computing.

The goal of the conference is to bring together people working in
different areas of applications of algebraic topology, but who have in
common an interest in algebraic topology. It is our feeling that this is
an extremely fertile area at the moment, and that this meeting will be
intellectually extremely fruitful.
M. Bern, *Equivariant Topology and Regression Depth* PDF

A. Björner, *Topological Lower Bounds for Decision Trees* PDF

T. Dey, *Shapes from Discrete Samples* PDF

P. Gaucher, *Achronal Simplices and Deformations of Higher
Dimensional Automata* PS

P. Gaucher, *Investigating the Algebraic Structures of Dihomotopy
Types* PS

M. Grandis, * Ordinary and Directed Combinatorial Homotopy for Image
Analysis and Concurrency* PDF

J. Haas, *Topology, Geometry and Computational Complexity* PDF

R. Laudenbacher, *A Connectivity Theory for Simplicial Complexes*
PDF

N. Yanofsky, *Algebraic Structure and Homotopy* PDF

B. Sturmfels, *Cell Complexes in Computational Algebraic Geometry*
PDF

???, *Computational Topology: Applications Driven* PDF

Selected papers presented at the conference have appeared in *Homology,
Homotopy and Applications*, **5** (2), 2003.

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