Dear PODC community,
the new issue of the Bulletin of the EATCS comes with several
innovations. First of all, I would like to welcome our new editors: *Seth
Gilbert*, *Dennis Komm*, *Michal Koucky*, and *Luca Trevisan*! Seth will
take over the Distributed Computing Column from me. Dennis will join the
Educational Column by Juraj Hromkovic as a co-editor. Michal will take over
the Computational Complexity Column from Vikraman Arvind.
And Luca Trevisan... well, this brings us to our next innovation: in this
issue of the Bulletin, we experiment with some new columns. In particular,
in order to complement the technical columns, we have
four new columns:
- The first, is a “*Theory Blogs Column*” led by Luca Trevisan, which
revolves around current trends on the web, including blogs and social
media. The idea for such a column was brought up by Sebastian
Forster during my recent visit in Salzburg.
- With the “*Viewpoint Column*”, we introduce a column in which a member of
the community shares an opinion or perspective on subjects of interest
to the community. *Roger Wattenhofer* kindly
offered to contribute a first such column.
- Then, we have an “*Interview Column*”, in which we introduce a “person
behind the papers”. Our first interview is with *Kurt Mehlhorn*, and I
highly recommend you to take a look at this column as well.
- A “*Memorial Column*”, in which a community member shares some memories
from her or his career. The first column is contributed by
The full column is available at:
I would like to thank all editors, authors, and other contributors, for
their help with this issue.
I hope you enjoy some of the new formats, and I welcome any feedback on the
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