SEA 2017

16th International Symposium on Experimental Algorithms

King's College London, UK, June 21–23, 2017


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SEA (Symposium on Experimental Algorithms), previously known as WEA (Workshop on Experimental Algorithms), is an international forum for researchers in the area of design, analysis, and experimental evaluation and engineering of algorithms, as well as in various aspects of computational optimization and its applications. The preceding symposia were held in Riga, Monte Verità, Rio de Janeiro, Santorini, Menorca Island, Rome, Cape Cod, Dortmund, Ischia Island, Crete, Bordeaux, Rome, Copenhagen, Paris, and St. Petersburg.

SEA aims to attract papers from both the CS and the OR/Mathematical Programming communities.

The main theme of the symposium is the role of experimentation and of algorithm engineering techniques in the design and evaluation of algorithms and data structures. Submissions should present significant contributions supported by experimental evaluation, methodological issues in the design and interpretation of experiments, the use of (meta-) heuristics, or application-driven case studies that deepen the understanding of the complexity of a problem.

In 2017 the proceedings of SEA will be published for the first time in the Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs) open-access series.

Topics of Interest

Contributions solicited cover a variety of topics including but not limited to:


The authors should submit an extended abstract not exceeding 12 pages, including figures, title, authors, affiliations, e-mail addresses, and a short abstract. References will not be counted in the page limit. At least 10-point font should be used. Authors are strongly advised to use the LaTeX style file supplied for the LIPIcs style here. Final proceedings papers must be camera-ready in this format. A clearly marked Appendix, which will not count toward the 12 page submission limit, can be included and will be read at the referees’ discretion. All submissions have to be made via the EasyChair submission page for the conference at

Authors are encouraged to include a link to the source code and/or datasets to increase confidence in the reproducibility of their experiments; the code may be read and/or executed at the referees' discretion.

Papers submitted for review should represent original, previously unpublished work or surveys of important results. At the time the extended abstract is submitted to SEA, and for the entire review period, the paper (or essentially the same paper) should not be under review by any other conference with published proceedings or by a scientific journal. At least one author of each accepted paper will be expected to attend the conference and present the paper.