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Third Workshop on Massive Data Algorithmics, June 16, 2011, Paris, France

In connection with SoCG'11 and organized by
Center for Massive Data Algorithmics (MADALGO)

Aim and Scope

Tremendous advances in our ability to acquire, store and process data, as well as the pervasive use of computers in general, have resulted in a spectacular increase in the amount of data being collected. This availability of high-quality data has led to major advances in both science and industry. In general, society is becoming increasingly data driven, and this trend is likely to continue in the coming years.

The increasing number of applications processing massive data means that in general focus on algorithm efficiency is increasing. However, the large size of the data, and/or the small size of many modern computing devices, also means that issues such as memory hierarchy architecture often play a crucial role in algorithm efficiency. Thus the availability of massive data also means many new challenges for algorithm designers.

The aim of the workshop on massive data algorithmcs is to provide a forum for researchers from both academia and industry interested in algorithms for massive dataset problems. The scope of the workshop includes both fundamental algorithmic problems involving massive data, as well as algorithms for more specialized problems in, e.g., graphics, databases, statistics and bioinformatics. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

                       - I/O-efficient algorithms
                       - Cache-oblivious algorithms
                       - Memory hierarchy efficient algorithms
                       - Streaming algorithms
                       - Sublinear algorithms
                       - Parallel algorithms for massive data problem
                       - Engineering massive data algorithms

Paper submission

We invite submissions of extended abstracts (at most 10 pages not counting references) of original research. Extended abstract should be submitted through the EasyChair website by Wednesday April 27. Authors will be notified about acceptance by Monday May 9, and final versions will be due on May 30. Accepted extended abstracts will be collected in a booklet, which will be distributed at the workshop. There will be no formal proceedings, so work presented at the workshop can also be (or have been) presented at other conferences. An author of each accepted abstract is expected to give a presentation of the abstract at the workshop.

Program committee

  • Pankaj Agarwal (Duke)
  • Lars Arge (Aarhus and MADALGO)
  • Mark de Berg (Eindhoven)
  • Guy E. Blelloch (CMU)
  • Gerth Stølting Brodal (Aarhus and MADALGO)
  • Ken Clarkson (IBM Almaden)
  • Graham Cormode (AT&T Research)
  • Erik Demaine (MIT and MADALGO)
  • Sudipto Guha (U. Penn)
  • Sariel Har-Peled (UIUC)
  • John Iacono (NYU)
  • Piotr Indyk (MIT and MADALGO)
  • Riko Jacob (TU Munich)
  • Christian S. Jensen (Aarhus and MADALGO)
  • Ravi Kumar (Yahoo! Research)
  • Ian Munro (Waterloo)
  • S. Muthu Muthukrishnan (Google)
  • Mihai Pătraşcu (AT&T Research)
  • Ronitt Rubinfeld (MIT and Tel Aviv University)
  • Peter Sanders (KIT)
  • Suresh Venkatasubramanian (Utah)
  • Jeffrey Scott Vitter (Kansas)
  • Norbert Zeh (Dalhousie)

Chair: Ulrich Meyer (Frankfurt and MADALGO)

Organizing committee

  • Else Magård (Aarhus and MADALGO)
  • Gerth Stølting Brodal (Aarhus and MADALGO)
  • Lars Arge (Aarhus and MADALGO)
  • Ulrich Meyer (Frankfurt and MADALGO)

Important dates

Call for Papers: February 2011
Paper submission deadline: Wednesday April 27, 2011
Notification of acceptance: Monday May 9, 2011
Early registration deadline: May 30, 2011
Final version due: May 30, 2011
Symposium: June 16, 2011


The workshop will take place on June 16, 2011 in Paris, France, immediately following the 27th Annual Symposium on Computational Geometry (SoCG'11). The symposium is located at the venue of SoCG'11 at UICP in the Espace named Espace George Stephenson. Participants should register through On-line registration site. Accomodation information is available at the SoCG'11 venue website. All researchers and industri people interested in massive data algorithmics are encouraged to attend the workshop.