The symposium seeks original algorithmic contributions for problems with relevant theoretical and/or practical applications: papers with a strong emphasis on the theoretical analysis of algorithms should be submitted to Track A, while papers reporting on the results of extensive experimental evaluations and/or providing original contributions to the engineering of algorithms for practical applications should be submitted to Track B.
There will be a Best Student Paper Award as well as a Best Paper Award, both sponsored by EATCS. In order for a paper to be considered for the Best Student Paper Award, all of its authors are required to be students.
Papers presenting original research in all areas of algorithmic research are sought, including but not limited to:
Authors are invited to submit an extended abstract or full paper of at most 12 pages and an optional appendix. For the first time the ESA 2016 proceedings will be published in the Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs) series, based at Schloss Dagstuhl.
Submissions must be formatted in LaTeX, using the LIPIcs style file. The maximum length of the paper (excluding references and the optional appendix) is 12 pages. Do not change the margin size or the font, do not make a separate title page, etc.: use the LIPIcs style file as given.
Proofs omitted due to space constraints must be placed in an appendix to be read by the program committee members at their discretion. These guidelines are strict: papers failing to adhere to the guidelines (by not providing the omitted proofs in an appendix, being more than 12 pages, or not being in LIPIcs format) will be rejected without consideration of their merits. Papers should be submitted electronically via the EasyChair submission system.
Results previously published in another conference proceedings or journal (or scheduled for publication prior to ESA) will not be accepted at ESA. Simultaneous submission to other conferences with published proceedings, or to both tracks of ESA 2016, is not permitted.
There will be a Best Student Paper Award as well as a Best Paper Award, both sponsored by EATCS. In order for a paper to be considered for the Best Student Paper Award, all of its authors are required to be students. By submitting a paper the authors acknowledge that in case of acceptance at least one of the authors must register at ALGO 2016 or ESA 206, attend the conference, and present the paper.