Monday, March 14, 2016

[DMANET] CFP: 27th International Workshop on Combinatorial Algorithms (IWOCA 2016)

First Call for Papers

27th International Workshop on Combinatorial Algorithms (IWOCA 2016)
Helsinki, Finland, 17-19 August 2016


IWOCA 2016 continues the long and well-established tradition of encouraging
high-quality research in theoretical computer science and providing an
opportunity to bring together specialists and young researchers working in
the area. The scientific program will include three invited lectures
covering the areas of main interest, accepted contributed talks, posters,
and an open problem session.

This year we will also have a best student paper award, sponsored by the

Leslie Anne Goldberg (Oxford University)
Giuseppe F. Italiano (University of Rome "Tor Vergata")
Petteri Kaski (Aalto University)

We solicit high-quality papers in the broad area of combinatorial
algorithms. Topics include (but are not restricted to): Algorithms and Data
Structures (including sequential, parallel, distributed, approximation,
probabilistic, randomised, and on-line algorithms); Algorithms on Graphs
and Strings; Applications (bioinformatics, music analysis, networking, and
others); Combinatorics on Words; Combinatorial Enumeration; Combinatorial
Optimization; Complexity Theory; Computational Biology; Compression and
Information Retrieval; Cryptography and Information Security;
Decompositions and Combinatorial Designs; Discrete and Computational
Geometry; Graph Drawing and Labelling; Graph Theory.

The conference proceedings with invited papers and accepted contributed
papers will be published as a volume of the Springer-Verlag Lecture Notes
in Computer Science (LNCS) series. There will be a special issue of the
journal Theory of Computing Systems with papers from the conference.

Authors are invited to submit an extended abstract of no more than 12 pages
in LNCS style, including references. A clearly marked Appendix can be
included, which will be read at the referees' discretion. All submissions
have to be made via the EasyChair page for the conference. No simultaneous
submission to other conferences with published proceedings is allowed, and
submitted papers should not be under review by a journal during the whole
refereeing process. At least one author of each accepted paper will be
expected to attend the conference and present the paper.

The conference will take place in the center of Helsinki, which is
perennially listed amongst the world's most liveable cities. Helsinki is
easily reachable by plane from anywhere in Europe.

Abstract submission: 25 April, 2016 (anywhere on earth)
Paper submission (FIRM): 2 May, 2016 (anywhere on earth)
Notification: 3 June, 2016
Conference: 17-19 August, 2016
Invitations to special issue: 31 August, 2016

Golnaz Badkobeh (Warwick University)
Hideo Bannai (Kyushu University)
Petra Berenbrink (Simon Fraser University)
Christina Boucher (Colorado State University)
Charles Colbourn (Arizona State University)
Vida Dujmovic (University of Ottawa)
Travis Gagie (University of Helsinki)
Roberto Grossi (University of Pisa)
Pinar Heggernes (University of Bergen)
Seok-Hee Hong (University of Sydney)
Costas S. Iliopoulos (King's College London)
Ralf Klasing (CNRS Bordeaux)
Jan Kratochvil (Charles University)
Daniela Kühn (Birmingham University)
Jesper Jansson (Kyoto University)
Zsuzsanna Lipták (University of Verona)
Veli Mäkinen (University of Helsinki, co-chair)
Petra Mutzel (TU Dortmund)
Christophe Paul (CNRS Montpellier)
Solon Pissis (King's College London)
Simon J. Puglisi (University of Helsinki, co-chair)
Michiel Smid (Carleton University)
Jukka Suomela (Aalto University)
Tatiana Starikovskaya (University of Bristol)
Kavitha Telikepalli (Tata Institute of Fundamental Research)
Alexandru Tomescu (University of Helsinki)
Stéphane Vialette (Université Paris-Est)
Dorothea Wagner (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology)
Oren Weimann (University of Haifa)
Sue Whitesides (University of Victoria)
Christos Zaroliagis (University of Patras)

Gabriele Fici (University of Palermo)
Oliver Schaudt (University of Köln)

Veli Mäkinen (University of Helsinki)
Simon J. Puglisi (University of Helsinki)
Leena Salmela (University of Helsinki)
Alexandru Tomescu (University of Helsinki)
Daniel Valenzuela (University of Helsinki)

Costas Iliopoulos (King's College London, UK)
Mirka Miller (University of Newcastle, Australia)
Bill Smyth (McMaster University, Canada)

The conference is organized by the Department of Computer Science of the
University of Helsinki, in cooperation with the EATCS (European Association
for Theoretical Computer Science) and HIIT (Helsinki Institute for
Information Technology).

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