Workshop on Local Algorithms - WOLA 2023
August 7-9, 2023, MIT, Cambridge, MA

Program Committee:
  • Sepehr Assadi, Rutgers University, US
  • Clement Canonne, University of Sydney, Australia
  • Artur Czumaj (chair), University of Warwick, UK
  • Michal Dory, University of Haifa, Israel
  • Talya Eden, Bar Ilan University, Israel
  • C. Seshadhri, University of California Santa Cruz, US
  • Yuichi Yoshida, National Institute of Informatics, Japan

Local Organizers: Mohsen Ghaffari and Ronitt Rubinfeld, MIT

Steering Comittee: Clement Canonne, Jacob Fox, Mohsen Ghaffari, Oded Goldreich, Sanjeev Khanna, Dana Ron, and Ronitt Rubinfeld


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. To this end, the workshop will feature a small number of longer talks that, in part, survey approaches by various communities, as well as short, focused talks on recent, exciting results. The first instantiation of the Workshop on Local Algorithms (WoLA) was held in Fall of 2016. Previous WOLA webpages can be found at: 2016, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022.

We are inviting all students and postdocs to give a poster on their works. If we have time, we hope to accommodate very short talks as well. If you are interested in giving a poster and/or short talk, please contact Joanne Hanley at Here is some advice about making the posters. Please note that the dimensions are 30" by 40" now (not 4'x4').

Workshop Location: WOLA 2023 will be held in room 32-G449 at MIT Stata Center. See Local Information for directions. Poster session will be in building 32, R&D Commons on the 4th floor of the Stata Center - just outside of room 32-G449.

Hotel Information: Please make sure to book your hotels as soon as possible, as hotels in Boston/Cambridge get quite expensive at this time of the year. Please see this page for some recommended hotels nearby.

Registration: Now Open!

Spotlight Speakers

Provisional Schedule

Contact Information: Joanne Hanley, CSAIL, MIT. Telephone: (617) 253-6054. Email: joanne at csail dot mit dot edu