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WAOA 2006

WAOA 2006

Fourth Workshop on Approximation and Online Algorithms

14-15 September 2006

ETH Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland


Approximation and online algorithms are fundamental tools that deal with computationally hard problems and problems in which the input is gradually disclosed over time. Both kinds of problems have a large number of applications arising from a variety of fields. The workshop focuses on the design and analysis of algorithms for online and computationally hard problems. It also covers experimental methods used to design and analyze efficient approximation and online algorithms. WAOA 2006 will be part of ALGO 2006, which also hosts ESA, WABI, IWPEC, and ATMOS. ALGO will take place 11-15 September 2006 at ETH Zürich in Zürich, Switzerland.


Papers are solicited in all research areas related to approximation and online algorithms, including, but not limited to:

  • algorithmic game theory
  • approximation classes
  • coloring and partitioning
  • competitive analysis
  • computational finance
  • cuts and connectivity
  • geometric problems
  • inapproximability results
  • mechanism design
  • network design
  • packing and covering
  • paradigms for design and analysis of approximation and online algorithms
  • randomization techniques
  • real-world applications
  • scheduling problems


Proceedings will be published after the workshop takes place in the Springer series Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Instructions for authors can be found at The proceedings of WAOA 2003 , WAOA 2004, and WAOA 2005 have appeared as volumes 2909, 3351, and 3879, respectively, of Lecture Notes in Computer Science.

Submission Guidelines

Authors are invited to submit an extended abstract or full paper of at most 12 pages describing original unpublished research. Simultaneous submission to other conferences with published proceedings is not permitted. The title page of the submission should include the authors' full names, addresses, fax numbers, and e-mail addresses, and an abstract summarizing the results in roughly 100-200 words; the remainder of the submission should contain a description of the main results and an explanation of their importance. Proofs omitted due to space limitations should be included in an appendix to be read by the program committee members at their discretion.

Authors who wish to submit a paper must submit a Postscript or PDF file with their paper using the electronic submission system available at the following website:

The submission file must be received by 23:59 (GMT) on June 11, 2006. Each accepted paper must be presented at the workshop by one of the authors.

Important Dates

Submissions: June 11, 2006
Notifications: July 25, 2006
Workshop: September 14-15, 2006
Camera Ready: October 15, 2006

Program Chairs

  • Thomas Erlebach (University of Leicester)
  • Christos Kaklamanis (University of Patras)

Program Committee

  • Evripidis Bampis (University of Evry)
  • Reuven Bar-Yehuda (Technion Haifa)
  • Leah Epstein (University of Haifa)
  • Thomas Erlebach (University of Leicester)
  • Klaus Jansen (Universität Kiel)
  • Christos Kaklamanis (University of Patras)
  • Jochen Könemann (University of Waterloo)
  • Danny Krizanc (Wesleyan University)
  • Madhav Marathe (Virginia Tech)
  • Seffi Naor (Microsoft Research and Technion, Israel)
  • Alessandro Panconesi (University of Rome "La Sapienza")
  • Pino Persiano (Universita di Salerno)
  • Martin Skutella (University of Dortmund)
  • Roberto Solis-Oba (University of Western Ontario)
  • Rob van Stee (University of Karlsruhe)
For more information please contact Thomas Erlebach or Christos Kaklamanis.
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