Call for Papers



Isola d'Elba, Italy, June 18-20, 1998
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...pleasure has probably been the main goal all along. But I hesitate to admit it, because computer scientists want to maintain their image as hard-working individuals who deserve high salaries. Sooner or later society will realise that certain kinds of hard work are in fact admirable even though they are more fun than just about anything else.
(KNUTH D.E., The Stanford Graph Base. A Platform for Combinatorial Computing)

Topics of the workshop.

  • Fun with combinatorial
  • Fun with randomized algorithms
  • Fun with parallel algorithms
  • Fun with distributed algorithms
  • Fun with geometrical algorithms
  • Fun with numerical algorithms
  • This conference concerns, to a general extent, the use, design and analysis of algorithms and data structures, particularly seeking results that provide amusing, witty but nonetheless original and scientifically profound contributions to the area.

    Location. The workshop will take place in a seashore resort of Isola d'Elba, famous for its white sand, deep blue sea and fascinating nature.

    Submissions. The deadline for receiving submissions is FEBRUARY 28, 1998. Authors should send an extended abstract of 8 to 10 pages. E-mail submissions in postscript are encouraged. Hard copy submissions (5 copies) are also acceptable and should be sent to:

    Gabriele Lenzini, Dipartimento di Informatica, Corso Italia 40, 56125 PISA, Italy - email:

    All accepted papers are expected to be presented at the workshop.

    Proceedings and Special Issue. The conference proceedings will be published by Carleton University and will be distributed to the partecipants.A special Issue of the journal "Computational Geometry: Theory and Application", dedicated to the conference, is beeing planned.

    Notifications. Notification of acceptance will be sent before April 15.

    Conference Chairs. Elena Lodi (Univ. of Siena, Italy), Linda Pagli (Univ. of Pisa, Italy), Nicola Santoro (Carleton Univ., Canada).

    Program Committee.

    Giorgio Ausiello (Univ. of Rome, Italy)
    Shimon Even (Technion Univ., Israel)
    Zvi Galil  (Columbia Univ., USA)
    Fabrizio Luccio  (Univ. of Pisa, Italy)
    Jurg Nievergelt  (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)
    David Peleg  (Weizmann Institute, Israel)
    Kurt Mehlhorn (MPI of Saarbrucken, Germany)
    Franco Preparata  (Brown Univ., USA)
    Arnold Rosenberg  (Univ. of Massachusetts, USA)
    Invited Speakers. The set of invited speakers coincides with the program committee.

    Local Organizer. Gabriele Lenzini (Univ. of Pisa, Italy)


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