Call for Papers

IWOCA 2020

 31st International Workshop on Combinatorial Algorithms

8-10 June 2020
Bordeaux, France

Authors are invited to submit original research papers in the broad area of combinatorial algorithms.

Important dates

Paper submission:                         1 February 2020 (AoE)
Notification to authors:                 9 March 2020
Camera-ready submission:           25 March 2020
Symposium:                                    8-10 June 2020


Since its inception in 1989 as AWOCA (Australasian Workshop on Combinatorial Algorithms), IWOCA has provided an annual forum for researchers who design algorithms for the myriad combinatorial problems that underlie computer applications in science, engineering and business. Previous IWOCA and AWOCA meetings have been held in Australia, Canada, Czech Republic, Finland, France, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, UK, and USA. Previous IWOCAs can be found at

IWOCA 2020 will take place in Bordeaux, France. Bordeaux is located in the South West of France and is easy to reach by plane and by fast train (TGV). The region is famous for its wines and its gastronomy. The city centre of Bordeaux is classified at the Unesco World Heritage.


The program committee is soliciting original and significant research contributions to the broad area of combinatorial algorithms, including (but not limited to):

  • Algorithms and Data Structures
  • Complexity Theory
  • Graph Theory & Combinatorics
  • Combinatorial Optimization
  • Cryptography & Information Security
  • Algorithms on Strings & Graphs
  • Graph Drawing & Labelling
  • Computational Algebra & Geometry
  • Computational Biology
  • Algorithms for Big Data and Networks Analytics
  • Probabilistic & Randomised Algorithms
  • New Paradigms of Computation
  • Experimental Evaluation of Algorithms
  • Distributed and Parallel Algorithms
  • Mobile Agents
  • Algorithmic Game Theory
  • Circuits and Boolean Functions
  • Approximation Algorithms
  • Parameterized and Exact Algorithms
  • Online Algorithms
  • Streaming Algorithms
  • Ad Hoc, Dynamic and Evolving Networks
  • Foundations of Cloud Computing


Conference proceedings will be published in the ARCoSS subline of the Springer "Lecture Notes in Computer Science" series.

Special Issue

Selected papers will be invited to a special issue of the Springer journal "Algorithmica", devoted to IWOCA 2020. (


Awards will be given to the best paper and the best student paper. To be eligible for the best student paper award, at least one of the paper authors must be a full-time student at the time of submission, and the student(s) must have made a significant contribution to the paper. The program committee may decline to make these awards or may split them.


Authors are invited to submit high-quality manuscripts reporting original unpublished research in the topics related to the symposium. Simultaneous submission to other conferences or workshops with published proceedings is not allowed. It is required that each accepted paper be presented at the conference by one of its authors.

Submissions must be in the form of a single pdf file prepared using the LNCS latex templates and style files. Springer’s proceedings LaTeX templates are also available on Overleaf. Springer’s authors’ guidelines may be consulted here.

Each submission should consist of the main part of the paper, not exceeding 12 pages (including the title page and excluding the references), plus an optional clearly marked appendix (to be read at the discretion of the program committee). Any figure pertaining to the main part of the paper should be included therein (within the 12 page limit). The first page must include an indication of whether the paper is eligible for the best student paper award.

Papers are to be submitted electronically through EasyChair at the following link:

Program Committee

Steering Committee

Organizing Committee

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