Algorithm Engineering and Experiments (ALENEX19), Analytic Algorithmics and Combinatorics (ANALCO19), and Symposium on Simplicity in Algorithms will take place at the same location.

SODA is sponsored by the SIAM Activity Group on Discrete Mathematics.

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Program Committee Chair

Timothy M. Chan, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA

Program Committee

Program Committee details will be posted here when available.

Steering Committee

Pavol Hell, Simon Fraser University, Canada
Daniel Král, University of Warwick, United Kingdom
Dana Randall, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
Cliff Stein, Columbia University, USA (chair)
Shang-Hua Teng, University of Southern California, USA



This symposium focuses on research topics related to efficient algorithms and data structures for discrete problems. In addition to the design of such methods and structures, the scope also includes their use, performance analysis, and the mathematical problems related to their development or limitations. Performance analyses may be analytical or experimental and may address worst-case or expected-case performance. Studies can be theoretical or based on data sets that have arisen in practice and may address methodological issues involved in performance analysis.


Funding Agencies

Funding agency information will be posted here when available.



Themes and application areas include, but are not limited to, the following topics:

Aspects of combinatorics and discrete mathematics, such as:
• Combinatorial structures
• Discrete optimization
• Discrete probability
• Finite metric spaces
• Graph theory
• Mathematical programming
• Random structures
• Topological problems

Core topics in discrete algorithms, such as:
• Algorithm analysis
• Data structures
• Experimental algorithmics

Algorithmic aspects of other areas of computer science, such as:
• Combinatorial scientific computing
• Communication networks and the Internet
• Computational geometry and topology
• Computer graphics and computer vision
• Computer systems
• Cryptography and security
• Databases and information retrieval
• Data compression
• Data privacy
• Distributed and parallel computing
• Game theory and mechanism design
• Machine learning
• Quantum computing


Important Deadlines

July 5, 2018, 4:59 PM EDT:  Short Abstract Submission and Paper Registration
July 12, 2018, 4:59 PM EDT:  Full Paper Submission
Acceptance/rejection notices will be sent to authors via email in early October 2018.

December 3, 2018: Disconnect time is 11:59 PM EST

December 3, 2018

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