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AISB event Bulletin Item

CFP: Frontiers of Algorithmics Workshop FAW 2008

Call for Papers
The Second International Frontiers of Algorithmics Workshop
                          (FAW 2008)
              June 19  21, 2008, Changsha, China

The Second International Frontiers of Algorithmics Workshop (FAW 2008)
will be held from June 19 - 21, 2008 in Changsha, China, in close
proximity to the famous and beautiful Zhangjiajie National Forest Park,
which is a World Natural Heritage Site.

The Workshop will provide a focused forum on current trends in research
on algorithms, discrete structures, and their applications, and will
bring together international experts at the research frontiers in those
areas to exchange ideas and to present significant new results.  The
mission of the workshop is to stimulate the various fields for which
algorithmics can become a crucial enabler, and to strengthen the ties
between the Eastern and Western algorithmics research communities. While
interesting results in all areas of algorithmics are welcome, different
topics may be emphasized each year to reflect contemporary trends and
developments. In addition, each year there will be a few special focus
themes to ensure a critical mass of participants in the selected areas
and an intense exchange of ideas and experiences in those areas.

Contributions to FAW 2008 are solicited in (but are not limited to) the
following topics:
     . Algorithms in medical research
     . Approximation and online algorithms
     . Bioinformatics
     . Computational statistics
     . Discrete structures
     . Games and incentive analysis
     . Geometric information processing and communication
     . Graph algorithms
     . Internet algorithms and protocols
     . Multicore parallel algorithms
     . Parameterized algorithms, heuristics and analysis

The special focus themes for 2008 are algorithms in biomedical research,
games and incentive analysis, and multicore parallel algorithms.

Paper Submission
All submissions will be rigorously peer-reviewed and evaluated based on
the quality, originality, soundness, and significance of their
contributions. Application and position papers presenting novel ideas,
issues, challenges and directions are all welcome.  Only on-line
submissions (in ps or pdf format) will be considered. Simultaneous
submissions of papers to any other conference with published proceedings
and submissions of previously published papers are not allowed. The
proceedings of the Workshop will be published by Springer-Verlag in the
Lecture Notes in Computer Science (pending approval).

Papers should be submitted in the form of an extended abstract in single
column format, using 11-point or larger font, with reasonable margins
and line spacing. Excluding the title page and bibliography, the
extended abstract must not exceed ten pages. A clearly marked appendix
with additional technical details, which is to be read by the program
committee members at their discretion, may be included at the end of the
extended abstract. It is highly recommended to use the Springer LNCS
LaTeX style format (
Submissions deviating significantly from these guidelines risk rejection
without consideration of their merits.

Authors should submit papers to the submission web site  Questions regarding the Workshop or
the submission process should be directed to

Important Dates
Jan 18, 2008		Submission Deadline
March 7, 2008		Notification of Acceptance/Rejection
April 3, 2008		Camera-ready Submission
May 1, 2008		Early Registration
June 19  21, 2008	Conference

Program Committee
Nancy Amato		Texas A&M University, USA
Tetsuo Asano		Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Japan
Mikhail Atallah		Purdue University, USA
David A. Bader		Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
Chandra Chekuri		University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
Jianer Chen		Texas A&M University, USA
Kyung-Yong Chwa		Korea Advanced Institute of Science Technology, Korea
Bhaskar DasGupta	University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
Qizhi Fang		Ocean University of China, China
Michael R. Fellows	University of Newcastle, Australia
Michael T. Goodrich	University of California  Irvine, USA
Horst W. Hamacher	University of Kaiserslautern, Germany
Pinar Heggernes		University of Bergen, Norway
Kazuo Iwama		Kyoto University, Japan
Der-Tsai Lee		Institute of Information Science Academia Sinica, Taiwan
Erricos J. Kontoghiorghes Birkbeck College, University of London, UK
Lian Li			Hefei University of Technology, China
Xiang-Yang Li		Illinois Institute of Technology, USA
Andy McLennan		University of Queensland, Australia
Franco P. Preparata	Brown University, USA (chair)
Detlef Seese		Universitt Karlsruhe, Germany
Kasturi Varadarajan	University of Iowa, USA
Guoqing Wu    		Wuhan University, China
Xiaodong Wu		University of Iowa, USA (co-chair)
Jinhui Xu		State University of New York at Buffalo, USA
Jinyun Xue   		Jiangxi Normal University, China
Chee Yap		New York University, USA
Jianping Yin		National University of Defense Technology, China (co-chair)
Ramin Zabih		Cornell University, USA
Louxin Zhang		National University of Singapore, Singapore