European Symposia on Algorithms

General information

The Symposium covers research in efficient algorithms and data structures in computer science, discrete applied mathematics, operations research and mathematical programming. Starting from 2002, the symposium has two tracks:

  • Design and Analysis Track

    Design and mathematical analysis of algorithms
  • Engineering and Application Track

    Real-world applications, engineering and experimental analysis of algorithms

The creation of two tracks in ESA follows the incorporation of the annual Workshop on Algorithm Engineering (WAE) into ESA.

Each track has its own program committee. Papers are submitted to a particular track, but the committees have the right to move papers between tracks.

In 2014 the ESA community decided to start an ESA Test-of-Time Award to recognize paper(s) from ESA Proceedings from 19-21 years afore.


  • ESA Test-of-Time Award 2015 goes to

    Mechthild Stoer, Frank Wagner:
    A Simple Min Cut Algorithm
    Proceedings ESA'94, also in: JACM 44:4 (1997) 585-591


    Sudipto Guha, Samir Khuller:
    Approximation Algorithms for Connected Dominating Sets
    Proceedings ESA'96, also in: Algorithmica 20:4 (1998) 374-387

    more information and laudationes

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