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Present CFP : 2017
SEA (Symposium on Experimental Algorithms), previously known as WEA (Workshop on Experimental Algorithms), is an international forum for researchers in the area of design, analysis, and experimental evaluation and engineering of algorithms, as well as in various aspects of computational optimization and its applications. The preceding symposia were held in Riga, Monte Verità, Rio de Janeiro, Santorini, Menorca Island, Rome, Cape Cod, Dortmund, Ischia Island, Crete, Bordeaux, Rome, Copenhagen, Paris, and St. Petersburg.
SEA aims to attract papers from both the CS and the OR/Mathematical Programming communities.
The main theme of the symposium is the role of experimentation and of algorithm engineering techniques in the design and evaluation of algorithms and data structures. Submissions should present significant contributions supported by experimental evaluation, methodological issues in the design and interpretation of experiments, the use of (meta-) heuristics, or application-driven case studies that deepen the understanding of the complexity of a problem.
In 2017 the proceedings of SEA will be published for the first time in the Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs) open-access series.
Topics of Interest
Contributions solicited cover a variety of topics including but not limited to:
Algorithmic Mechanism Design
Analysis of Algorithms
Algorithms for Memory Hierarchies
Combinatorial and Irregular Problems
Combinatorial Structures and Graphs
Computational Learning Theory
Cryptography and Security
Distributed and Parallel Algorithms
Evaluation of Algorithms for Realistic Environments
Experimental Techniques and Statistics
Heuristics for Combinatorial Optimization
Implementation, Testing, Evaluation and Fine-tuning
Logistics and Operations Management
Machine Learning and Data Mining
Multiple Criteria Decision Making
Novel Applications of Algorithms in Other Disciplines
Parallel Algorithms and Computing
Railway Optimization using Algorithmic Methods
Software Repositories and Platforms for using Algorithms
Telecommunications and Networking
Authors are invited to submit an extended abstract not exceeding 12 single-spaced pages, including references, figures, title, authors, affiliations, e-mail addresses, and a short (one paragraph) abstract. Authors are strongly advised to use the LaTeX style file supplied for the LIPIcs style here. 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’ discretion. All submissions have to be made via the EasyChair submission page for the conference at
Authors are encouraged to include a link to the source code and/or datasets to increase confidence in the reproducibility of their experiments; the code may be read and/or executed at the referees' discretion.
Papers submitted for review should represent original, previously unpublished work or surveys of important results. At the time the extended abstract is submitted to SEA, 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 of each accepted paper will be expected to attend the conference and present the paper.