Wednesday, February 20, 2019



In view of proximity with other deadlines, we decided to extend both
abstract and paper submission by one week.

(EXTENDED)February 27th 2019: Abstract due date
(EXTENDED) March 4th 2019: Paper due date

All other dates remain the same. Updated call for paper below.
Apologies for cross-posting.


30th International Workshop on Combinatorial Algorithms
Department of Computer Science, University of Pisa, Italy
Pisa, July 23-25, 2019

Conference website:
Submission link:
Associated events:
- StringMasters ( )
- GraphMasters ( )


The series of IWOCA conferences grew out of over 30 years history of the
International (since 2007) respectively Australasian (until 2006)
Workshops on Combinatorial Algorithms. Previous IWOCA and AWOCA meetings
have been held in Australia, Canada, Czech Republic, Finland, France,
Indonesia, India, Italy, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, UK, and USA.

Link to previous IWOCAs web pages can be found at


We solicit high-quality proceedings papers in the broad area of
combinatorial algorithms.

The topics include (but are not restricted to):

Algorithms and Data Structures
Complexity Theory
Graph Theory & Combinatorics
Combinatorial Optimization
Cryptography & Information Security
Algorithms on Strings & Graphs
Graph Drawing & Labelling
Computational Algebra & Geometry
Computational Biology
Algorithms for Big Data and Networks Analytics
Probabilistic & Randomised Algorithms
New Paradigms of Computation

Proceedings papers cannot exceed 12 single-spaced pages, including
references, figures, title, authors, affiliations, e-mail addresses, and a
short (one paragraph) abstract. The authors are required to use the LaTeX
style file supplied by Springer Verlag for Lecture Notes in Computer
Science. Final proceedings papers must be camera-ready in this format. A
clearly marked Appendix, which will not count toward the 12 page
submission limit, can be included and will be read at the referees'

All submissions have to be made via the EasyChair submission page for the
conference at

Papers submitted for review should represent original, previously
unpublished work and surveys of important results. At the time the paper
is submitted to IWOCA, and for the entire review period, the paper (or
essentially the same paper) should not be under review by any other
conference with published proceedings or by a scientific journal. At least
one author per each accepted paper will have to attend the conference and
present the paper.

Proceedings will be published in Springer Lecture Notes in Computer
Science (LNCS) and made available at the Conference. Authors of selected
papers will be invited to submit extended versions of their papers to a
special issue of a journal.


(EXTENDED) February 27th 2019: Abstract due date
(EXTENDED) March 4th 2019: Paper due date
May 10th 2019: Notification
May 25th 2019: Camera ready
July 22nd 2019: StringMasters and GraphMasters
July 23rd - 25th 2019: IWOCA


Marinella Sciortino (University of Palermo)
Stephane Vialette (University of Paris Est)
Ugo Vaccaro (University of Salerno)


Charles Colbourn (co-chair, Arizona State University, USA)
Roberto Grossi (co-chair, University of Pisa, Italy)
Nadia Pisanti (co-chair, University of Pisa, Italy)
Hiroki Arimura (Hokkaido University, Japan)
Hideo Bannai (Kyushu University, Japan)
Philip Bille (Technical University of Denmark)
Paola Bonizzoni (University of Milano Bicocca, Italy)
Gerth Stolting Brodal (Aarhus University, Denmark)
Maria Chudnovsky (Princeton University, USA)
Dalibor Froncek (University of Minnesota - Duluth, USA)
Travis Gagie (Diego Portales University, Chile)
Serge Gaspers (UNSW Sydney and Data61, CSIRO, Australia)
Dora Giammaresi (University of Roma Tor Vergata, Italy)
Jan Holub (Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic)
Costas Iliopoulos (King's College London, UK)
Artur Jez (University of Wroclaw, Poland)
Ilias Kotsireas (Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada)
Gregory Kucherov (CNRS & University of Paris Est, France)
Gad Landau (University of Haifa, Israel)
Thierry Lecroq (University of Rouen, France)
Christos Makris (University of Patras, Greece)
Sebastian Maneth (University of Bremen, Germany)
Sabrina Mantaci (University of Palermo, Italy)
Lucia Moura (University of Ottawa, Canada)
Patric R. J. Östergård (Aalto University, Finland)
Kunsoo Park (Seoul National University, South Korea)
David Pike (Memorial University of Newfoundland, Caada)
Solon Pissis (CWI Amsterdam, the Netherlands)
Alexandru Popa (University of Bucharest, Romania)
Rajeev Raman (University of Leicester, UK)
Frank Ruskey (University of Victoria, Canada)
Rahul Shah (Louisiana State University, USA)
Marinella Sciortino (University of Palermo, Italy)
Dimitris Simos (SBA Research, Austria)
Blerina Sinaimeri (INRIA, France)
Douglas Stinson (University of Waterloo, Canada)
Alexandru I. Tomescu (University of Helsinki, Finland)
Stephane Vialette (CNRS & University of Paris Est, France)
Lusheng Wang (City University of Hong Kong, SAR China)
Ian Wanless (Monash University, Australia)


Anna Bernasconi, Pisa
Alessio Conte, NII and Pisa
Roberto Grossi, Pisa
Veronica Guerrini, Pisa
Andrea Marino, Pisa
Nadia Pisanti, Pisa
Nicola Prezza, Pisa
Giovanna Rosone, Pisa


Maria Chudnovsky (Princeton University, USA)
Charles Colbourn (Arizona State University, USA)
Costas Iliopoulos (King's College London, UK)
Bill Smyth (McMaster University, Canada; Murdoch University, Australia;
King's College London, UK)

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