Workshop on Algorithm Engineering and Experimentation

January 15-16, 1999
Omni Hotel, Baltimore, Maryland

This workshop was a great success. Please join us for ALENEX 2000, January 7-8, 2000, in San Francisco, California.

The first Workshop on Algorithm Engineering and Experimentation (ALENEX99) was sponsored by DIMACS, the Center for Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science, with additional support from SIGACT, the ACM Special Interest Group on Algorithms and Computation Theory, and SIAM, the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics.

Principal Organizers:

The aim of ALENEX99 was to provide a forum for the presentation of original research in the implementation and experimental evaluation of algorithms and data structures. Papers are invited which present significant case studies in experimental analysis (which may tighten, extend, or otherwise improve current theoretical results), or in the implementation, testing, and evaluation of algorithms for realistic environments and scenarios. We also invite papers that address methodological issues and standards in the context of empirical research on algorithms and data structures.

The scientific program will include invited talks as well as contributed research papers, and will include time for discussion and debate of topics in this rapidly evolving research area. The proceedings of ALENEX99 will be published as a volume of the Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science series.

This workshop was colocated with SODA '99, the ACM-SIAM Symposium on Discrete Algorithms, and will be held on the two days preceeding that conference.

Program Committee:

Richard Anderson, University of Washington
Roberto Battiti, University of Trento, Italy
Michael Goodrich (Co-chair), Johns Hopkins University
Giuseppe F. Italiano ,Universita Ca Foscari di Venezia, Italy
David S. Johnson, AT&T Labs
David R. Karger, MIT
Catherine C. McGeoch (Co-chair), Amherst College
Steven Skiena SUNY Stony Brook
Roberto Tamassia Brown University