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Editor-in-Chief: Ming-Yang Kao

ISSN: 0178-4617 (print version)
ISSN: 1432-0541 (electronic version)

Journal no. 453

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Ming-Yang Kao, Northwestern University, USA

Founding Editor-in-Chief (1984-2004)

C. K. Wong, IBM, USA / The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Application Experience-Editor: D. T. Lee
Problems-Editor: Bernard Chazelle

Executive Committee

John E. Hopcroft, Ming-Yang Kao, Richard M. Karp,
C. L. Liu, Franco P. Preparata

Editorial Board

Susanne Albers, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany
Andris Ambainis, University of Latvia, Riga, Latvia
Lars Arge, University of Aarhus, Denmark 
James Aspnes, Yale University, USA 
Allan B. Borodin, University of Toronto, Canada
Timothy M. Chan, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
Xi Chen, Columbia University, USA
Joseph Cheriyan, University of Waterloo, Canada
Edith Cohen, AT&T Labs, USA 
Richard Cole, New York University, USA
Marek Cygan, University of Warsaw, Poland
Xiaotie Deng, University of Liverpool, UK
Fedor V. Fomin, University of Bergen, Norway
Harold N. Gabow, University of Colorado, USA
Anupam Gupta, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Mohammad Hajiaghayi, University of Maryland, USA
Sariel Har-Peled, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
John E. Hopcroft, Cornell University, USA 
Giuseppe F. Italiano, Università di Roma "Tor Vergata," Italy
Kazuo Iwama, Kyoto University, Japan
Tao Jiang, University of California, Riverside, USA
Haim Kaplan, Tel Aviv University, Israel
Richard M. Karp, ICSI (International Computer Science Institute), USA
Ken-ichi Kawarabayashi, National Institute of Informatics, Japan
Samir Khuller, University of Maryland, USA
Lap Chi Lau, University of Waterloo, Canada
D. T. Lee, Academia Sinica, Taiwan 
Konstantin Makarychev, Microsoft Research, USA 
Nimrod Megiddo, The IBM Almaden Research Center, USA 
Joseph Mitchell, State University of New York at Stony Brook, USA
Joseph (Seffi) Naor, Technion, Israel
Rafail Ostrovsky, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
Seth Pettie, University of Michigan, USA 
Yuval Rabani, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
Ronitt Rubinfeld, MIT, USA
Robert Sedgewick, Princeton University, USA
Paul G. Spirakis, University of Patras, Greece
Madhur Tulsiani, Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago / University of Chicago, USA
Chris Umans, California Institute of Technology, USA

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    The development of algorithms is an integral part of computer science. The increasing complexity and scope of computer applications makes the design of efficient algorithms essential.

    Algorithmica is an international journal which publishes original papers on algorithms that are either (i) theoretical papers addressing problems arising in practical areas or (ii) experimental papers that have general appeal because of their practical importance or techniques. Papers are expected to make significant contributions, judged in terms of theoretical analysis, simulations, or algorithm behavior on data from applications. The areas listed below are representative areas; papers in other areas are certainly welcome.

    The fields of interest include algorithms in applied areas such as: VLSI, distributed computing, parallel processing, automated design, robotics, graphics, data base design, software tools, as well as algorithms in fundamental areas such as sorting, searching, data structures, computational geometry, and linear programming. It is expected that the areas covered by this journal will change as new technologies, methodologies and applications develop.

    In addition to these regular papers, the journal features two special sections: Application Experience and Problems.

    The objective of the Application Experience section is to publish findings obtained from applications of theoretical results to practical situations. Findings include, but are not limited to, difficulties encountered in the course of the implementation or testing of algorithms (e.g., handling of degenerate cases which are often not addressed in detail but which actually occur in practice), nontrivial deviations of actual running times of the implemented algorithms from the asymptotic analytical studies, comparisons of actual performance of various algorithms proposed, and discussions of applicability of theoretical studies in practice. All submissions will be subject to the reviewing process and copies of source codes should be made available upon request by the Editor for reviewing purposes.

    The Problems section publishes short papers presenting problems on selected topics of computer science. Special emphasis will be given to papers surveying open problems in a specific area of interest. Contributions will begin with a title and an introductory statement identifying a theme of research, followed by a list of related problems which to the author's knowledge are as yet unsolved. Authors are encouraged to annotate the text with comments, background material and appropriate references. All submissions will be subject to the reviewing process.

    Special issues devoted to a single topic are also planned.

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