Call for Papers
ESA 2006

Scope
The symposium covers research in the use, design and analysis of efficient algorithms and data structures in computer science, discrete applied mathematics, operations research and mathematical programming. It has two tracks, which deal respectively with:
 the design and mathematical analysis of algorithms (the "Design and Analysis" track);
 realworld applications, engineering and experimental analysis of algorithms (the "Engineering and Applications" track).
ESA 2006 is sponsored by EATCS (the European Association for Theoretical Computer Science) and organized in the context of ALGO 2006.
Topics
Papers presenting original research in all areas of algorithmic research are sought, including but not limited to:
 Algorithmic Aspects of Networks
 Approximation and Online Algorithms
 Computational Biology
 Computational Finance and Algorithmic Game Theory
 Computational Geometry
 Data Structures
 Databases and Information Retrieval
 ExternalMemory Algorithms
 Graph and Network Algorithms
 Graph Drawing
 Machine Learning
 Mobile and Distributed Computing
 Pattern Matching and Data Compression
 Quantum Computing
 Randomized Algorithms
The algorithms may be sequential, distributed or parallel.
Submissions are especially encouraged in the areas of mathematical programming and operations research, including Combinatorial Optimization, Integer Programming, Polyhedral Combinatorics and Network Optimization.
Submissions
Authors are invited to submit an extended abstract or full paper of at most 12 pages. The paper should contain a succinct statement of the issues and of their motivation, a summary of the main results, and a brief explanation of their significance, accessible to nonspecialist readers. Proofs omitted due to space constraints must be put into an appendix to be read by the program committee members at their discretion.
Papers must be submitted electronically:
 Submission instructions for Design and Analysis Track
 Submission instructions for Engineering and Applications Track
Authors of papers that include an experimental aspect can make supporting source code or data sets available on a webpage (referenced in the submitted paper) or send them by email to esa06code@mcs.le.ac.uk; such supporting files will be considered by the program committee members at their discretion. Authors of accepted papers will be encouraged to contribute such supporting code or data files to the new JEA Research Code Repository.
Simultaneous submission to other conferences with published proceedings, or to both tracks of ESA 2006, is not permitted. A paper submitted to one track of ESA 2006 may be switched to the other track if, in the opinion of the PC chairs, the paper is better suited to the other track. Authors are expected to present their accepted papers at the conference.
Best Student Paper Award
ESA 2006 offers the EATCS award for the best student paper at ESA 2006. Please indicate "student paper" on the front page of the submission if all authors are students.
Proceedings
Accepted papers will be published in the Springer series Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Each paper will receive an allotment of 12 pages in the proceedings in LNCSstyle. Previous proceedings of ESA, 2001 in Aarhus, 2002 in Rome, 2003 in Budapest, 2004 in Bergen, and 2005 in Mallorca, appeared as LNCS 2161, 2461, 2832, 3221 and 3669. Previous proceedings of the precursor to the Engineering and Applications track, the Workshop on Algorithm Engineering, held in 1999 in London, 2000 in Saarbruecken and 2001 in Aarhus, appeared as LNCS 1668, 1982 and 2141.
Program Committees
Design and Analysis Track
 Pankaj Agarwal, Duke University
 Lars Arge, University of Aarhus
 Yossi Azar, TelAviv University (Chair)
 Nikhil Bansal, IBM T.J. Watson
 Allan Borodin, University of Toronto
 Martin Dyer, University of Leeds
 Dimitris Fotakis, University of Aegean
 Magnus M Halldorsson, University of Iceland
 Monika Henzinger, Google & ETH Lausanne
 Tibor Jordan, Eotvos University, Budapest
 Jan Karel Lenstra, CWI, Amsterdam
 Yishay Mansour, TelAviv University
 Friedhelm Meyer auf der Heide, University of Paderborn
 Alessandro Panconesi, University La Sapienza, Rome
 Rob van Stee, Karlsruhe University
 Mariette Yvinec, INRIA Sophia Antipolis
Engineering and Applications Track
 Edoardo Amaldi, Politecnico di Milano
 Leah Epstein, University of Haifa
 Thomas Erlebach, University of Leicester (Chair)
 Lene Favrholdt, University of Southern Denmark
 Alexander Hall, ETH Zurich
 Dan Halperin, TelAviv University
 Ulrich Meyer, MPIINF Saarbrücken
 Rolf Niedermeier, University of Jena
 Cliff Stein, Columbia University
 Roberto Tamassia, Brown University
 Suresh Venkatasubramanian, AT&T
Important Dates
Submissions: April 15, 2006
Notifications: May 31, 2006
Final version: June 26, 2006
Workshop: September 1113, 2006