Abstract: January 10, 2020
Submission: January 17, 2020
Notification: March, 20, 2020
Camera-ready: April 10, 2020
Registration: April 17, 2020
Conference: June 16-18, 2020
SEA aims to attract papers from both the Computer Science and the Operations Research/Mathematical Programming communities.
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.
SEA calls papers for a main general track, covering the above concepts, and two specific tracks, covering aspects of string processing and aspects of graph theory, as presented below.
"I am reborn from (my) ashes even more beautiful", the inscription on Porta Ferdinandea, after 1860 entitled Porta Garibaldi, a triumphal arch built in 1768 to commemorate the marriage of King Ferdinand III of Sicily and Maria Carolina of Habsburg-Lorraine. It is located between Piazza Palestro and Piazza Crocifisso, at the end of Via Giuseppe Garibaldi.
Catania is the second largest city in Sicily. It is located on the eastern coast of Sicily at the foot of Mount Etna, the biggest volcano in Europe. Its metropolitan area reaches one million inhabitants, being the major transport hub and economic centre in Sicily. It is also a university city where you will enjoy a busy downtown and an active nightlife.
The history of Catania is dating back 2700 years. The city has been dominated by several different cultures, among which Greeks, Romans, Arabs, Normans and Spanish. Thanks to its port, the city has been always a rich commercial centre. Since Catania is situated under the biggest active volcano in Europe, it has been destroyed many times in the past. Moreover, like most of eastern Sicily, after the great earthquake of 1693 Catania has been rebuilt. As a consequence, Catania is a city where you can find a great variety of landscape and architecture. In particular it is well known for its particular baroque architecture and urban design. The downtown area is a World Heritage Site.
One of the best features of Catania is its city centre, rich of Baroque architecture, where you can see beautiful palaces, churches and fountains. The Elephant Statue of the 17th century, in Piazza Duomo, is the symbol of the city. Every morning, except on Sundays, you can walk across two of the most fascinating markets of the city, a large fish market in a beautiful setting off Piazza del Duomo and a bustling food and clothes market off Via Etnea.
During the visit you can make a stop at "the kiosks", which act as social areas for the locals by selling refreshments, such as coffee, Lemoncello or popular unique drinks such as "seltz al limone" or "mandarino al limone". Don't miss to ascend Mount Etna or to relax on the sandy beaches of "La Plaja". You can also visit the "Riviera dei Ciclopi", a rocky volcano coast in the north of the city.
The Conference will be hold at the Benedictine Monastery of “San Nicolò”, a unique place that tells about the human and historic events of the city on the slope at the foot of Etna, from the ancient times until today.
The monastery was founded in 1558, it's complex is located in the historical centre of the city of Catania, with the church of San Nicolò l'Arena. It shows architectonical integration of many styles through different centuries. Although the monastery was founded in the 16th century, it was modified by two natural disasters in the 17th century.
In 1977 the monastery was donated to the University of Catania, which restored the entire structure and nowdays it hosts the Department of Humanities of the University of Catania and is 10 minutes walk from the Cathedral square. It is a late baroque monument and one of the biggest Benedictine monastery in Europe. The construction of the building started in 1500 and has continued until today.
It is an example of architectonical integration of different styles through different epochs: you can find a roman house, the cloisters and a roof garden. The monastery is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The International Symposium on Experimental Algorithms (SEA) was previously known, until 2008, as Workshop on Experimental Algorithms (WEA).
It is an international forum for researchers in the area of the design, analysis, and experimental evaluation and engineering of algorithms, started in 2001 at Riga, Latvia.
SEA 2018, L'Aquila, Italy SEA 2017, London, UK SEA 2016, Petersburg, Russia SEA 2015, Paris, France SEA 2014, Copenhagen, Denmark SEA 2013, Rome Italy SEA 2012, Bordeaux, France SEA 2011, Crete, Greece SEA 2010, Ischia Island, Italy SEA 2009, Dortmund, Germany WEA 2008, Cape Cod, USA WEA 2007, Rome, Italy WEA 2006, Menorca Island, Spain WEA 2005, Santorini, Greece WEA 2004, Angra dos Reis, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil WEA 2003, Monte Verità, Ascona, Switzerland WEA 2001, Riga, Latvia
From 2001 to 2016 the prooceedings of SEA (and WEA) were published by Springer Verlag in a volume of Lecture Notes in Computer Science (see proceedings timelines).
Since 2017 the proceedings of SEA are published in the Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs), a series of high-quality conference proceedings across all fields in informatics established in cooperation with Schloss Dagstuhl Leibniz Center for Informatics.
SEA 2018, ISBN 978-3-95977-070-5, LIPICS Vol.103 SEA 2017, ISBN 978-3-95977-036-1, LIPICS Vol.75 SEA 2016, ISBN 978-3-319-38851-9, LNCS Vol.9685 SEA 2015, ISBN 978-3-319-20085-9, LNCS Vol.9125 SEA 2014, ISBN 978-3-319-07959-2, LNCS Vol.8504 SEA 2013, ISBN 978-3-642-38527-8, LNCS Vol.7933 SEA 2012, ISBN 978-3-642-30850-5, LNCS Vol.7276 SEA 2011, ISBN 978-3-642-20662-7, LNCS Vol.6630 SEA 2010, ISBN 978-3-642-13193-6, LNCS Vol.6049 SEA 2009, ISBN 978-3-642-02011-7, LNCS vol.5526 WEA 2008, ISBN 978-3-540-68548-7, LNCS Vol.5038 WEA 2007, ISBN 978-3-540-72844-3, LNCS Vol.4525 WEA 2006, ISBN 978-3-540-34597-8, LNCS Vol.4007 WEA 2005, ISBN 978-3-540-25920-6, LNCS Vol.3503 WEA 2004, ISBN 978-3-540-22067-1, LNCS Vol.3059 WEA 2003, ISBN 978-3-540-40205-3, LNCS Vol.2647