SWAT 2014

14th Scandinavian Symposium and Workshops on Algorithm Theory
July 2-4 2014. Copenhagen, Denmark


Submissions and symposium

February 28, 2014

Paper submission deadline (23:59 Anywhere on Earth)

April 14, 2014

Notification of acceptance: accepted papers

May 18, 2014

Early Registration Deadline

July 2-4, 2014

Symposium: schedule, online proceedings

Close (and related) events

June 29-July 1, 2014

SEA (at Copenhagen University)

July 7-11, 2014

ICALP (at IT University in Copenhagen)

July 4-13, 2014

Copenhagen Jazz Festival (all over Copenhagen)

July 14-17, 2014

EADS Summer School on Hashing: Theory and Applications (at Copenhagen University)


The registration fee includes lunch and a small morning buffet all three days, conference excursion and dinner, welcome reception, and printed proceedings. There is a student discount, but no travel grants. Early registration deadline is May 18.

Standard registration (click to register)

Early registration (until May 18): 340 Euro = 2550 DKK
Late registration (after May 18):  440 Euro = 3300 DKK

Student registration (click to register)

Early registration (until May 18): 280 Euro = 2100 DKK
Late registration (after May 18):  380 Euro = 2850 DKK

Accompanying person (click to register)

Accompany a registered participant to all the social events.
Price: 100 Euro = 750 DKK


Program Committee

  • Boris Aronov, Polytechnic School of Engineering, New York University
  • Per Austrin, KTH Stockholm
  • Siu-Wing Cheng, HKUST Hong Kong
  • Tamal Dey, Ohio State University
  • David Eppstein, UC Irvine
  • Sándor Fekete, TU Braunschweig
  • Petr Golovach, Bergen University
  • Inge Li Gørtz, Technical University of Denmark
  • Satoru Iwata, Tokyo University
  • Tibor Jordán, Eötvös Loránd University
  • Magnús M. Halldórsson, Reykjavík University
  • Sariel Har-Peled, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champagne
  • Aleksander Madry, EPFL
  • Dániel Marx, Hungarian Academy of Sciences
  • Marcin Mucha, University of Warsaw
  • Alantha Newman, CNRS, Grenoble
  • Viswanath Nagarajan, IBM Research
  • Andrzej Proskurowski, University of Oregon
  • Venkatesh Raman, IMSc Chennai
  • Harald Räcke, TU Munich
  • R Ravi, CMU (chair)
  • Mohammad Salavatipour, University of Alberta
  • Emo Welzl, ETH Zurich

Organizing Committee

  • Philip Bille (chair)
  • Inge Li Gørtz (chair)
  • Patrick Hagge Cording
  • Benjamin Sach
  • Hjalte Wedel Vildhøj
  • Søren Vind

Steering Committee

  • Lars Arge, Aarhus University
  • Magnús M. Halldórsson, Reykjavík University
  • Andrzej Lingas, Lund University
  • Jan Arne Telle, University of Bergen
  • Esko Ukkonen, University of Helsinki

Practical Information

We refer to the Wikitravel pages for Denmark and Copenhagen for common information. Copenhagen is extremely safe and it is generally safe to walk around outside at all hours. There is one situation in which you should be cautious:

Please be alert when walking around in traffic, look around and make sure that you do not step in front of bikes. We do have special bike lanes (a double shoulder) that you should AVOID walking on.

All of us ride bikes, and we ride them fast!


We do not have agreements with any hotels. There are hostels, hotels and other accomodation possibilities in all price ranges located within walking distance of the conference venue. Use your favorite search engine to find something suitable.


Copenhagen Airport is the largest hub for Scandinavian Air Service, and has connections via many airlines to most major European cities. The best, cheapest and quickest (15 minutes) way to go from the Airport to the centre of Copenhagen is to take the Metro. Get off at Kongens Nytorv or Nørreport depending on your hotel location.

If you arrive via train, Copenhagen Central Station is located in the centre of the city.


Copenhagen has repeatedly been celebrated for its wide range of cuisine and excellent restaurants. Avoiding the worst tourist spots, it is very hard to find a bad meal.

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Call for Papers

Aims and Scope

The symposium, which alternates with the Algorithms and Data Structures Symposium (WADS), is a forum for researchers in the area of design and analysis of algorithms and data structures. We invite submissions of papers presenting original research on algorithms and data structures in all areas, including but not limited to approximation algorithms, parameterized algorithms, computational biology, computational geometry and topology, distributed algorithms, external-memory algorithms, exponential algorithms, graph algorithms, online algorithms, optimization algorithms, randomized algorithms, streaming algorithms, string algorithms, sublinear algorithms, and algorithmic game theory.

Contributors must submit their papers using the Easychair system. Submissions should not exceed 12 pages in Springer LNCS format including references. Additionally, a clearly marked appendix may be included; this appendix will not be regarded as part of the submission and will be considered only at the discretion of the program committee. We recommend that you use LaTeX2e together with the LNCS class file from Springer. Please check the Springer Information for LNCS Authors for additional information.

Papers submitted for review should represent original, previously unpublished work. At the time the paper is submitted to the symposium, and for the entire review period, the paper (or essentially the same paper) must not be under review by any other conference with published proceedings or by a scientific journal. At least one author of every accepted paper is expected to register and present the paper at the symposium. Symposium proceedings will be published in the "Lecture Notes in Computer Science" (LNCS) series of Springer.

A prize will be awarded to the author(s) of the best student- authored paper. A paper is eligible if all of its authors are full-time students at the time of submission. This must be indicated in the submission process.

Keynote Speakers

  • Carsten Thomassen, Technical University of Denmark
  • Nikhil Bansal, Eindhoven University of Technology
  • Mikkel Thorup, University of Copenhagen

Social Events

There will be a number of social events as part of the conference. Besides those listed below, the conference venue is located in the center of Copenhagen, where there is a large number of sights, bars and restaurants that we can recommend. Check out the web site of Visit Copenhagen for more info.

Unless otherwise noted, costs for the social events are included in the conference fee.


Welcome reception for SWAT 2014 combined with goodbye reception for SEA 2014 at July 1st at 17:00. Takes place at Munkekælderen (monk cellar), one of the oldest buildings of the University of Copenhagen. In the past it was used to store food for students who studied at the university. One can still see the meat hooks that was used to mount whole oxes and pigs. Address: Munkekælderen, Nørregade 10, 1017 København K.


The excursion will be a canal tour around Copenhagen harbour on July 2nd. There is time and possibility to go to the Tivoli Gardens in the evening after the excursion (but this is voluntary and not included in the fee).


On July 3rd, we will have the conference dinner at the conference venue, IDA Mødecenter, in their restaurant overlooking the harbour.


SWAT 2014 will be held in central Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark.

The venue is Ingeniørernes Hus in the heart of the city, overlooking the harbour. It is close to a number of hotels, public transport and most of the major sights in Copenhagen.

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SWAT alternates with WADS and has been held biannually since 1988.

  1. SWAT 1988: Halmstad, Sweden
  2. SWAT 1990: Bergen, Norway
  3. SWAT 1992: Helsinki, Finland
  4. SWAT 1994: Aarhus, Denmark
  5. SWAT 1996: Reykjavík, Iceland
  6. SWAT 1998: Stockholm, Sweden
  7. SWAT 2000: Bergen, Norway
  8. SWAT 2002: Turku, Finland
  9. SWAT 2004: Humlebæk, Denmark
  10. SWAT 2006: Riga, Latvia
  11. SWAT 2008: Gothenburg, Sweden
  12. SWAT 2010: Bergen, Norway
  13. SWAT 2012: Helsinki, Finland
  14. SWAT 2014: Copenhagen, Denmark


For further questions, please contact Patrick (phaco@dtu.dk) or Søren (sovi@dtu.dk).