Call for Papers

The 12th International Conference and Workshop on Algorithms and Computation (WALCOM) is intended to provide an international forum for researchers working in the areas of algorithms and computation. WALCOM 2018 will be held during March 03- 05, 2018 at Dhaka, Bangladesh. It is being organized in cooperation with IEICE Technical Committee on Theoretical Foundations of Computing (COMP), the Special Interest Group for ALgorithms (SIGAL) of the Information Processing Society of Japan (IPSJ) and the EATCS Japan Chapter.


The range of topics within the scope of WALCOM includes (but is not limited to):

  • Approximation Algorithms
  • Algorithmic Graph Theory and Combinatorics
  • Combinatorial Algorithms
  • Combinatorial Optimization
  • Computational Biology
  • Computational Complexity
  • Computational Geometry
  • Discrete Geometry
  • Data Structures
  • Experimental Algorithm Methodologies
  • Graph Algorithms
  • Graph Drawing
  • Parallel and Distributed Algorithms
  • Parameterized Algorithms
  • Parameterized Complexity
  • Network Optimization
  • Online Algorithms
  • Randomized Algorithms
  • String Algorithms

Author Instructions

Authors are invited to submit papers (extended abstracts) describing original research of theoretical or practical significance to algorithms and computation. Papers should not exceed 12 pages in LNCS style. Papers significantly shorter than 12 pages are also welcome. If the authors feel that more details are essential to substantiate the main claim of the paper, they may include a clearly marked appendix that will be read at the discretion of the Program Committee. Only electronic submissions via Easychair will be allowed (Link: Submitted papers must describe work not previously published. They must not be submitted simultaneously to another conference with refereed proceedings or to a journal.


Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings. Following the tradition of the previous editions of WALCOM the proceedings will be included in the Springer-Verlag series, Lecture Notes in Computer Science.


WALCOM 2018 will be held at the Department of CSE, BUET, ECE Building, West Palasi, Dhaka.

Important Dates

Paper Submission Deadline (Extended): 02 October (Monday), 2017 (Anywhere on Earth, Paper submission closes on this date but submitted papers can be updated until 05 October, 2017)
Notification of Acceptance: 17 November (Friday), 2017
Camera-ready Submission: 01 December (Friday), 2017
Conference Dates: 03 March – 05 March, 2018

Program Committee

Invited Speakers

Giuseppe Di Battista
Professor of Computer Science
Vice President for Research
Università Roma Tre, Italy
Naoki Katoh
Department of Informatics
Kwansei Gakuin University, Japan
Limsoon Wong
Professor of Computer Science, School of Computing, National University of Singapore
Professor of Pathology, School of Medicine, National University of Singapore

Journal Special Issues

Special issues dedicated to WALCOM 2018 will be published at the Journal of Graph Algorithms and Applications ( and Theoretical Computer Science, Elsevier (


Two awards, namely, “The Best Paper” and “The Best Student Paper” will be awarded. A paper is eligible for the Best Student Paper if all authors are students at the time of submission.

Contact Address

M. Sohel Rahman
Professor & Head
Department of CSE
BUET, Dhaka-1000

Wing-Kin Sung
Professor of Computer Science
National University of Singapore

Ryuhei Uehara
School of Information Science
Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology