- J. van Leeuwen. email j.vanleeuwen@cs.uu.nl, tel. 030-2534001, CGN kamer A309.
- M. Veldhorst. email marinus@cs.uu.nl, tel. 030-2534450, CGN kamer A310.

This year's course will have the same structure as last year's but its contents will be almost entirely different.

- Lecture hours:
- Tuesday 11.00 - 13.00, in: BBL-420.
- Thursday 09.00 - 11.00, in: BBL-420.
- From week 40 onward also: Tuesday 9.00 - 11.00 (in: BBL-430).

- First meeting: Tuesday September 2, 11.00 - 13.00 (in: BBL-420).
- Office hours: by appoinment.
- Final exam (tentamen): Tuesday November 4, 9.00 - 12.00 (in: BBL-160).
- Here is the weekschedule.
- Search tools and links

#### Lectures

Twice a week (plus student presentations once a week after week 38). Attendence is recorded. (The course will be taught in English unless all participating students are fluent in Dutch.)

#### Homework/Studies

With every lecture one or two (homework) questions will be given, which must be reported on `next time'. These homework questions will not be graded.

#### `Scribe'-tasks

Each student must write the notes of approximately two of the lectures (details depend on the number of participants). The notes must give the details of the lecture in a compact but complete manner, and possibly extend the material slightly. The draft notes must be handed in within one week, the complete and final version within one week after this (in collaboration with the lecturer). The notes will be posted as course notes immediately, in ps, pdf and/or html*and*also the (LaTeX) source. The notes are to be written in English, using the format defined by the template.

- LaTeX template: scribe.tex

Example of a `scribed course':

- this year's course on `algorithmic modeling and complexity'.

#### `Research'-assignment

Each student must prepare a presentation on a topic in algorithmic modeling and complexity, typically based on one or two recent papers. After the first lecture, one can submit a proposal within two days (which will not necessarily be assigned). The topics will be assigned by the third lecture. The presentations should be prepared on transparencies or in PPT, there will be 20-25 minutes available per presentation. From week .. onward, presentations will be scheduled in the ..day slots.

#### Final exam

The final exam will be `open notes'.

- Final exam (tentamen): Tuesday November 4, 9.00 - 12.00 (in: BBL-...).

- Algorithms in the real world (Guy Blelloch).
- Introduction to linear programming (Goemans).
- LaTeX (various sources).

- For searching documentation: use the scientific information links of the Center.

- Course on `algorithmic modeling and complexity' (AMC): version 2002.
- The Center for Algorithmic Systems.
- The MSc programme `Algorithmic Systems'.
- Projecten en stages: (MSc/afstudeer)projects with the AS-group, and `algemene mogelijkheden'.
- Becoming a `assistent-in-opleiding' (promovendus) (`PhD studies'): the AiO-Guide of the ICS.

*Last modified*: June 2003