Eighteenth International Conference on Computability and Complexity in Analysis

July 26-28, 2021, virtual

University Bologna


CCA 2021 will take place online as a virtual conference, technically organized by the Universität der Bundeswehr München. The conference link will be distributed to all registered participants.


The conference is concerned with the theory of computability and complexity over real-valued data.

Computability and complexity theory are two central areas of research in mathematical logic and theoretical computer science. Computability theory is the study of the limitations and abilities of computers in principle. Computational complexity theory provides a framework for understanding the cost of solving computational problems, as measured by the requirement for resources such as time and space. The classical approach in these areas is to consider algorithms as operating on finite strings of symbols from a finite alphabet. Such strings may represent various discrete objects such as integers or algebraic expressions, but cannot represent general real or complex numbers, unless they are rounded.

Most mathematical models in physics and engineering, however, are based on the real number concept. Thus, a computability theory and a complexity theory over the real numbers and over more general continuous data structures is needed. Despite remarkable progress in recent years many important fundamental problems have not yet been studied, and presumably numerous unexpected and surprising results are waiting to be detected.

Scientists working in the area of computation on real-valued data come from different fields, such as theoretical computer science, domain theory, logic, constructive mathematics, computer arithmetic, numerical mathematics and all branches of analysis. The conference provides a unique opportunity for people from such diverse areas to meet, present work in progress and exchange ideas and knowledge.

The topics of interest include foundational work on various models and approaches for describing computability and complexity over the real numbers. They also include complexity-theoretic investigations, both foundational and with respect to concrete problems, and new implementations of exact real arithmetic, as well as further developments of already existing software packages. We hope to gain new insights into computability-theoretic aspects of various computational questions from physics and from other fields involving computations over the real numbers.


Invited Speakers

Scientific Programme Committee

Organizing Committee


Authors are invited to submit 1-2 pages abstracts in PDF format, including references via the following web page: If full versions of papers are already available as technical report or arXiv version, then corresponding links should be added to the reference list. Final versions of abstracts might be distributed to participants in hardcopy and/or in electronic form.



Participants have to register for CCA 2021 via the Registration Form. There are no fees involved. The technical meeting details will be sent to registered participants only.


This is a preliminary schedule that might still be subject to changes!

In cases of doubts regarding time zones that are displayed in this electronic version of the calendar, please check the printable program below, which is provided in the Central European Summer Time Zone (CEST). The program starts at 9:30h CEST and ends on 17:00h CEST on each day.

Group Picture

The following screen shot shows only a few of the about 100 registered participants of CCA 2021:

Group Picture CCA 2021

CCA Steering Committee

Vasco Brattka, chair (Munich, Germany and Cape Town, South Africa), Peter Hertling (Munich, Germany), Akitoshi Kawamura (Fukuoka, Japan), Klaus Weihrauch (Hagen, Germany), Ning Zhong (Cincinnati, USA), Martin Ziegler (Daejeon, Republic of Korea)

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