Since 2012 the research continues as Center of Excellence - Institute for Theoretical Computer Science (CE-ITI). In particular, the activity of CE-ITI on the University of West Bohemia is to be found on the web of Pilsen branch of CE-ITI.
The Institute for Theoretical Computer Science (ITI) was founded on July 1, 2000 and it worked as such till 2011. The institute arised as a joint project of the following institutions:
- Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University, Prague,
- Institute of Mathematics of Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Prague,
- Institute of Computer Science of Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Prague,
- University of West Bohemia, Pilsen,
- Faculty of Informatics, Masaryk University, Brno (since 2005).
ITI was granted a support of the Czech Ministry of Education in the years 2000-2004 (project LN00A056) and the support has been renewed for another five years (project 1M0545) and in 2009 prolonged till 2011. The main aim of ITI is to promote research in Theoretical Computer Science and related fields of Mathematics and other areas with emphasis on the work of young researchers. Presently the institute has 18 young researchers that are fully supported from the institute and 11 senior researchers employed in their home institutes and receiving additional support from ITI.
ITI plans a wide range of activities, in particular: several regular research seminars, including a graduate student research seminar, workshops, a series of colloquium talks, an ITI preprint series, lectures on modern trends in theoretical computer science.
ITI will provide temporary positions for post-docs and distinguished senior researchers.
ITI invites all individuals and academic institutes to cooperate on projects in Theoretical Computer Science.
The central administration of ITI is located at the Department of Applied Mathematics, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University, Prague.