Sunday, September 4, 2022

[DMANET] Call for Papers: Special Issue on Graph Searching:Theory and Applications, Theoretical Computer Science

Call For Papers--Theoretical Computer Science.
Special Issue on "Graph Searching: Theory and Applications".

We invite submissions to a special issue of the journal "Theoretical
Computer Science" (TCS) on the topic "Theory and Applications of Graph
Searching". The scope of the issue is inspired by, but not limited to
papers presented in the 10th International Workshop on Graph Searching:
Theory and Algorithms (GRASTA 2022), which took place in Porquerolles,
France, May 16-20 2002.

Graph searching involves a team of mobile agents (called searchers
or pursuers or cops) that aims at capturing a set of escaping agents
(called evaders or fugitives or robbers) that hide in a network
which may be modeled by a graph. Many variants of graph searching
have been studied in the literature, such as pursuit-evasion games or
cops and robber games. These variants are either application driven,
i.e., motivated by settings of practical interest, or are inspired by
foundational issues at the intersection of Computer Science, Discrete
Mathematics, and Artificial Intelligence. As a result, graph searching
has attracted significant interest from different areas of Mathematics,
Computer Science and Operations Research.

With this Special Issue, we aim to further foster research in the area
of Graph Searching by presenting recent results and directions for
future research. The purpose of the Special Issue is to highlight recent
research, predominantly from the theoretical point of view. Topics of
interest include (but are not limited to) the following:

Cops and Robbers Games
Conquest and Expansion Games
Search, Patrolling and Surveillance Games
Graph Parameters Related to Graph Searching
Graph Searching and Logic
Graph Searching and Theory of Robotic Search
Database Theory and Robber and Marshals Games
Probabilistic Techniques in Graph Searching
Monotonicity and Connectivity in Graph Searching
New Variants and Performance Measures of Graph Searching
Graph Searching and Distributed Computing
Graph Searching and Network Security
Searching in Unbounded Domains

Submission format and guidelines
All submissions must contain original work and be written in English.
The manuscript and any
supplementary material should be submitted using the Elsevier Editorial
System (EES) at The authors must
select "VSI: GRASTA_2022" when they reach the
"Article Type" step in the submission process. All submitted papers will
be refereed according to
the rigorous standards of TCS. The editorial team will make all effort
to ensure the timely
completion of the refereeing process. Requests for additional
information should be addressed to
the guest editors.

Important dates

Submission deadline: December 30, 2022
Final decision notification (tentative): December 30, 2023
Publication of special issue (tentative): March 30, 2023

Guest Editors:

Spyros Angelopoulos
Pierre Fraigniaud
Nicolas Nisse
Dimitrios Thilikos
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