WAOA 2008
6th Workshop on Approximation and Online Algorithms (WAOA)
September 18-19, 2008
Universität Karlsruhe, Germany

Important Dates

Submissions: June 6, 2008
Notifications: July 31, 2008
Workshop: September 18-19, 2008
Camera Ready: October 31, 2008


The final program can be found here.


Approximation and online algorithms are fundamental tools that deal with computationally hard problems and problems in which the input is gradually disclosed over time. Both kinds of problems have a large number of applications arising from a variety of fields. The workshop focuses on the design and analysis of algorithms for online and computationally hard problems. It also covers experimental methods used to design and analyze efficient approximation and online algorithms. WAOA 2008 will be part of ALGO 2008, which also hosts ESA, WABI, and ATMOS. ALGO 2008 will take place 15-19 September 2008 at Karlsruhe, Germany.


Papers are solicited in all research areas related to approximation and online algorithms, including, but not limited to:

  • algorithmic game theory
  • approximation classes
  • coloring and partitioning
  • competitive analysis
  • computational finance
  • cuts and connectivity
  • geometric problems
  • inapproximability results
  • mechanism design
  • network design
  • packing and covering
  • paradigms for design and analysis of approximation and online algorithms
  • randomization techniques
  • real-world applications
  • scheduling problems


Authors are invited to submit an extended abstract or full paper of at most 12 pages describing original unpublished research. Simultaneous submission to other conferences with published proceedings is not permitted. The title page of the submission should include the authors' full names, addresses, fax numbers, and e-mail addresses, and an abstract summarizing the results in roughly 100-200 words; the remainder of the submission should contain a description of the main results and an explanation of their importance. Proofs omitted due to space limitations should be included in an appendix to be read by the program committee members at their discretion.

Authors who wish to submit a paper must submit a PostScript or PDF file with their paper. The submission server is now open:


The submission must be received by 23:59 (GMT) on June 6, 2008. Each accepted paper must be presented at the workshop by one of the authors.


Proceedings will be published after the workshop takes place in the Springer series Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Instructions for authors can be found at http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html. The proceedings of WAOA 2003, WAOA 2004, WAOA 2005, WAOA 2006, and WAOA 2007 have appeared as volumes 2909, 3351, 3879, 4368, and 4927, respectively, of Lecture Notes in Computer Science.

Accepted Papers

a list of accepted papers can be found here.

Program Committee

  • Yossi Azar, Microsoft Research and Tel-Aviv University
  • Evripidis Bampis, University of Evry (Chair)
  • Philippe Baptiste, CNRS, Ecole Polytechnique
  • Thomas Erlebach, University of Leicester
  • Klaus Jansen, University of Kiel
  • Christos Kaklamanis, University of Patras
  • Amit Kumar, IIT Delhi
  • Stefano Leonardi, University of Rome “La Sapienza”
  • Aris Pagourtzis, National Technical University of Athens
  • Paolo Penna, University of Salerno
  • Martin Skutella, TU Berlin (Chair)
  • Roberto Solis-Oba, University of Western Ontario
  • Maxim Sviridenko, IBM T. J. Watson Research Center
  • Marc Uetz, University of Twente
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