Wednesday, February 10, 2010



APPROX 2010 and RANDOM 2010

13th Intl. Workshop on Approximation Algorithms for Combinatorial
Optimization Problems - APPROX 2010
14th Intl. Workshop on Randomization and Computation - RANDOM 2010

1-3 September 2010

UPC Barcelona, Spain

Call for papers


13th Intl. Workshop on Approximation Algorithms for Combinatorial
Optimization Problems - APPROX 2010
14th Intl. Workshop on Randomization and Computation - RANDOM 2010
1-3 September 2010 UPC Barcelona, Spain
The 13th. International Workshop on Approximation Algorithms for
Combinatorial Optimization Problems (APPROX'2010),
and the 14th. International Workshop on Randomized Techniques in
Computation (RANDOM'2010) will be held in
UPC Barcelona, Spain, on 1-3 September, 2010.
APPROX'2010 focuses on algorithmic and complexity theoretic issues
relevant to the development of efficient approximate
solutions to computationally difficult problems, while RANDOM'2010 focuses
on applications of randomness to computational
and combinatorial problems. RANDOM'2010 is the fourteenth workshop in the
series; APPROX'2010 is the thirteenth in the series.

Papers are solicited in all research areas related to randomization and
approximation, including, but not limited to:
- design and analysis of approximation algorithms
- hardness of approximation
- small space, sub-linear time, and streaming algorithms
- embeddings and metric space methods
- mathematical programming methods
- combinatorial problems in graphs and networks
- game theory, markets, and economic applications
- geometric problems
- packing, covering, and scheduling
- approximate learning
- other applications
- design and analysis of randomized algorithms
- randomized complexity theory
- pseudorandomness and derandomization
- random combinatorial structures
- random walks/Markov chains
- expander graphs and randomness extractors
- probabilistic proof systems
- random projections and embeddings
- error-correcting codes
- average-case analysis
- property testing
- computational learning theory


Abstract Format: Electronic submissions are solicited. Please consult the
following servers:
For submission of APPROX papers:
For submission of RANDOM papers:
Note: You will be asked to login using an EasyChair account.
Directions on how to register for such an account are available at the
submission servers (you may also have an old account from a previous
conference submission).

The postscript must be received by 17:00pm (PDT) of April 18 for your
submission to be considered.

Abstract Format: Authors should submit an extended abstract (not a full
paper). An abstract should start with the title of the paper,
each author's name, affiliation, and e-mail address, followed by a
one-paragraph summary of the results to be presented. This should then
be followed by a technical exposition of the main ideas and techniques
used to achieve these results including motivation and a clear comparison
with related work. The abstract should not exceed 10 single-spaced pages
on letter-size paper, using reasonable margins and at least 11-point font
(not including the references). If the authors believe that more details
are essential to substantiate the main claims of the paper, they may
include a clearly marked appendix that will be read at the discretion
of the program committee.

Simultaneous submission

Simultaneous submission to other conferences with published proceedings is
not allowed.


Proceedings will be published in the Springer-Verlag series Lecture Notes
in Computer Science.
Previous proceedings of APPROX appeared as LNCS 1444, 1671, 1913, 2129,
2462, 2764, 3122, 3624, 4110 and 4627
while previous proceedings of RANDOM appeared as LNCS 1269, 1518, 1671,
2129, 2483, 2764, 3122, 3624, 4110, 4627
and as Proceedings in Informatics 8.


Submissions: April 18
Notifications: June 12

Camera ready: June 23
Conference: September 1-3



Chandra Chekuri, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
Uriel Feige, The Weizmann Institute.
Pierre Fraigniaud, CNRS and University Paris Diderot.
Magnús M. Halldórsson, Reykjavik University.
Christos Kaklamanis, Patras University.
Anna Karlin, University of Washington.
Samir Khuller, University of Maryland.
Guy Kortsarz, Rutgers at Camden.
Monaldo Mastrolilli, IDSIA Lugano.
Claire Mathieu, Brown University.
Zeev Nutov, The Open University of Israel.
Giuseppe Persiano, University of Salerno.
Maria Serna, UPC Barcelona (chair).
Martin Skutella, TU Berlin.
Maxim Sviridenko, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center.
David P. Williamson, Cornell University.


Dimitris Achlioptas, UC Santa Cruz and University of Athens.
Alexandr Andoni, Princeton University.
Anna Gal, University of Texas at Austin.
Valentine Kabanets, Institute for Advanced Study and Simon Fraser
Swastik Kopparty, MIT.
Michael Krivelevich, Tel-Aviv University.
Sofya Raskhodnikova, Pennsylvania State University.
Ran Raz, Weizmann Institute.
Atri Rudra, University at Buffalo, State University of New York.
Rocco Servedio, Columbia University.
Ronen Shaltiel, University of Haifa (chair).
Angelika Steger, ETH Zurich.
Christopher Umans, California Institute of Technology.
Eric Vigoda, Georgia Tech.
Sergey Yekhanin, Microsoft Research Silicon Valley.



Maria Serna,
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya


Ronen Shaltiel,
University of Haifa

Workshop Chairs

Klaus Jansen,
U. of Kiel
José Rolim,
U. of Geneva

Local Chairs

Maria Blesa,
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
Maria Serna,
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya


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