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WALCOM 2018 : The 12th International Conference and Workshop on Algorithms and Computation (WALCOM)


Conference Series : Workshop on Algorithms and Computation
When Mar 3, 2018 - Mar 5, 2018
Where Dhaka, Bangladesh
Submission Deadline Sep 22, 2017
Notification Due Nov 17, 2017
Final Version Due Dec 1, 2017
Categories    algorithms   computation   theory

Call For Papers

Call for Papers - WALCOM 2018

The 12th International Conference and Workshop on Algorithms and Computation (WALCOM) is intended to provide an international forum for researchers working in the areas of algorithms and computation. WALCOM 2018 will be held during March 03- 05, 2018 at Dhaka, Bangladesh. It is being organized in cooperation with IEICE Technical Committee on Theoretical Foundations of Computing (COMP), the Special Interest Group for ALgorithms (SIGAL) of the Information Processing Society of Japan (IPSJ) and the EATCS Japan Chapter.

The range of topics within the scope of WALCOM includes (but is not limited to):

Approximation Algorithms
Algorithmic Graph Theory and Combinatorics
Combinatorial Algorithms
Combinatorial Optimization
Computational Biology
Computational Complexity
Computational Geometry
Discrete Geometry
Data Structures
Experimental Algorithm Methodologies
Graph Algorithms
Graph Drawing
Parallel and Distributed Algorithms
Parameterized Algorithms
Parameterized Complexity
Network Optimization
Online Algorithms
Randomized Algorithms
String Algorithms

Authors are invited to submit papers (extended abstracts) describing original research of theoretical or practical significance to algorithms and computation. Papers should not exceed 12 pages in LNCS style. Papers significantly shorter than 12 pages are also welcome. If the authors feel that more details are essential to substantiate the main claim of the paper, they may include a clearly marked appendix that will be read at the discretion of the Program Committee. Only electronic submissions via Easychair will be allowed (Link: Submitted papers must describe work not previously published. They must not be submitted simultaneously to another conference with refereed proceedings or to a journal.

Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings. Following the tradition of the previous editions of WALCOM it is expected that the proceedings will be included in the Springer-Verlag series Lecture Notes in Computer Science.

WALCOM 2018 will be held at the Department of CSE, BUET, ECE Building, West Palasi, Dhaka.

Paper Submission: 22 September (Friday) 2017 (Anywhere on Earth)
Notification: 17 November (Friday) 2017
Camera Ready Version: 01 December (Friday) 2017
Conference Dates: 03 March (Saturday) - 05 March (Monday) 2018


Hee-Kap Ahn, Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH), South Korea
Muhammad Jawaherul Alam, Amazon, USA
Md. Shamsuzzoha Bayzid, BUET, Bangladesh
Guillaume Blin, Université de Bordeaux, France
Jackie Daykin, King's College, London, UK
Amr Elmasry, Alexandria University, Egypt
Wing-Kai Hon, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan
Seok-Hee Hong, University of Sydney, Australia
Giuseppe F. Italiano, Universita' di Roma "Tor Vergata", Italy
Jesper Jansson, Kyoto University, Japan
Ralf Klasing, Université Bordeaux 1, France
Gad M. Landau, University of Haifa, Israel
Hon Wai Leong, National University Singapore, Singapore
Giuseppe Liotta, University of Perugia, Italy
Stefano Lonardi, University of California, Riverside, USA
Debajyoti Mondal, University of Waterloo, Canada
Gonzalo Navarro , University of Chile, Chile
Solon P Pissis, King's College, London, UK
Sheung Hung Poon, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan
Simon J Puglisi, University of Helsinki, Finland
Tomasz Radzik, King's College, London, UK
M. Sohel Rahman (Co-Chair), BUET, Bangladesh
Md. Saidur Rahman, BUET, Bangladesh
Atif Hasan Rahman, BUET, Bangladesh
Kunihiko Sadakane, The University of Tokyo, Japan
William F. Smyth, McMaster University, Canada
Paul Spirakis, University of Liverpool, UK and University of Patras, Greece
Wing-Kin Sung (Co-Chair), National University Singapore, Singapore
Etsuji Tomita, The University of Electro-Communications, Japan
Ryuhei UEHARA (Co-Chair), JAIST, Japan
Osamu Watanabe, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Bruce Watson, Stellenbosch University, South Africa
Sue Whitesides, University of Victoria, Canada
Prudence Wong, University of Liverpool, UK
Hsu-Chun Yen, National Taiwan University, Taiwan

Giuseppe Di Battista
Professor of Computer Science
Vice President for Research
Università Roma Tre, Italy


Naoki Katoh
Department of Informatics
Kwansei Gakuin University, Japan

Special issues dedicated to WALCOM 2018 will be published at the Journal of Graph Algorithms and Applications ( and Theoretical Computer Science, Elsevier (

Two awards, namely, “The Best Paper” and “The Best Student Paper” will be awarded. A paper is eligible for the Best Student Paper if all authors are students at the time of submission.


M. Sohel Rahman
Professor & Head
Department of CSE
BUET, Dhaka-1000

Wing-Kin Sung
Professor of Computer Science
National University of Singapore

Ryuhei Uehara
School of Information Science
Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology

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