Monday, April 30, 2018

[DMANET] IPEC 2018: Second Call for Papers

==== IPEC 2018 Second Call for Papers ====

The 13th International Symposium on Parameterized and Exact Computation (
IPEC 2018) covers research in all aspects of parameterized and exact
algorithms and complexity.

Conference website:

--- Topics ---

Papers presenting original research in the area are sought, including but
not limited to:
- new techniques for the design and analysis of parameterized and exact
- fixed-parameter tractability and kernelization results;
- parameterized complexity theory;
- relationship between parameterized complexity and traditional complexity
- applications of parameterized and exact computation; and
- implementation issues of exact, parameterized, and kernelization
In particular, theoretically grounded studies on parameterized and exact
computations and kernelization for real-world applications and algorithmic
engineering are especially encouraged.

--- Conference ---

IPEC 2018 will be part of ALGO 2018, which also hosts ESA 2018 and a number
of more specialized conferences and workshops. IPEC 2018 will take place
August 22-24, 2018, in Helsinki, Finland.

Accepted papers will be published in the symposium proceedings in the
Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs) series, based at
Schloss Dagstuhl. Authors of accepted papers are expected to present their
work at the symposium, and to incorporate the comments from the program
committee. A journal special issue is planned for selected papers presented
at IPEC 2018.

--- Important dates ---

Title and short abstract registration deadline: May 14, 2018, 23:59 AoE
Full paper submission deadline: May 17, 2018, 23:59 AoE
Notification: July 1, 2018
Conference: August 22-24, 2018

--- Awards ---

The program committee may award a Best Paper Award and a Best Student Paper
Award, both of which may be exceptionally split between two or more papers.
A student is someone who has not received a PhD degree before the full
paper submission deadline. A paper accepted to the conference is eligible
for the Best Student Paper Award if either all its authors are students, or
besides student co-author(s) there is one non-student co-author that
confirms, at the moment of submission, that a clear majority of conceptual
work on the paper was done by the student co-author(s). In the latter case,
it is moreover expected that a student gives a presentation at the
conference. Papers co-authored by members of the programme committee are
eligible neither for the Best Paper Award nor for the Best Student Paper

--- Special Events ---

An invited talk will be given by the 2018 EATCS-IPEC Nerode Prize winner.
In addition, Radu Curticapean will give an invited tutorial on counting
problems in parameterized complexity and there will be a session presenting
the results of the 3rd Parameterized Algorithms and Computational
Experiments Challenge (PACE 2018).

--- Submission guidelines ---

Authors are invited to submit an extended abstract of up to 12 pages
(excluding references) in LIPIcs style, in English, describing original
unpublished research. Results previously published in another conference
proceedings or journal (or scheduled for publication prior to IPEC) will
not be considered. Simultaneous submission of the results to another
conference with published proceedings is not allowed. However, the authors
are encouraged to make full versions of their submissions freely accessible
in an on-line repository such as ArXiv or ECCC.

The extended abstract should contain a summary of the main results, their
motivation and importance, and evidence of their correctness. All claims
made in the extended abstract must be fully justified in a clearly marked
appendix that will be read at the discretion of the program committee. The
authors may choose to either present in the appendix only the material
excluded from the extended abstract or to attach a full version of the
paper as the appendix. In either case, the authors should take a particular
notice that the extended abstract should present their work in a
comprehensible and self-contained way and the quality of the presentation
in the extended abstract will be taken into account by the programme

Authors must submit their papers electronically via easychair:

The use of the LIPIcs 2018 style file (see )
is mandatory; no changes to font size, page margins, etc., are permitted.
Note that the style file has been very recently updated, so please make
sure that you are using the latest version. Program committee members
(except the co-chairs) are allowed to submit papers.

--- Program Committee ---

David Coudert : Université Côte d'Azur, Inria, CNRS, I3S
Serge Gaspers : UNSW Sydney and Data61, CSIRO
Fedor Fomin : University of Bergen
Petteri Kaski : Aalto University
Christian Knauer : Universität Bayreuth
Stephan Kreutzer : TU Berlin
Michael Lampis : Lamsade, Université Paris Dauphine
Sebastian Ordyniak : TU Wien
Sang-il Oum : KAIST
Christophe Paul (co-chair) : LIRMM, CNRS
Daniël Paulusma : Durham University
Geevarghese Philip : Chennai Mathematical Institute
Michał Pilipczuk (co-chair) : University of Warsaw
Hisao Tamaki : Meiji University
Till Tantau : Universität zu Lübeck
Meirav Zehavi : Ben-Gurion University

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