The symposium covers research in all aspects of parameterized and exact exponential-time algorithms and complexity. In particular, studies on parameterized and exact computations for real-world applications and algorithmic engineering are especially encouraged.
Papers presenting original research in the area are sought, including but not limited to:
Authors are invited to submit an extended abstract in English not exceeding 12 pages, including references. Additional material may be included in an appendix section. Authors must submit their papers electronically via EasyChair. The use of the LIPIcs style file is mandatory; no changes to font size, page margins, etc., are permitted. Program committee members, except the chairs, are allowed to submit papers. The paper should describe original unpublished research. It should contain a summary of the main results, their motivation and importance, and evidence of their correctness. Additional details and proofs may be included in a clearly marked appendix that will be read at the discretion of the program committee. Simultaneous submission to other conferences with published proceedings is not permitted.
The program committee may award an Excellent Student Paper Award to one or more papers accepted to the symposium. A paper is eligible for the award if at most one of its authors has received a PhD degree before the paper submission deadline. if there is a non-student author, the students' contributions must be substantial, and a student must give the presentation at the conference.
Accepted papers will be published in the symposium proceedings. Authors of accepted papers must present their work at the symposium. The proceedings will appear in the Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs) series, based at Schloss Dagstuhl.
Selected papers presented at the IPEC 2016 symposium will be published in a special issue of Algorithmica.