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Fifth Workshop on Massive Data Algorithmics

Sophis Antipolis, France. September 5, 2013.

The Workshop will be part of ALGO2013 hosted by Inria and Campus SophiaTech.

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 algorithms 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 algorithmis 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 July 26th. Authors will be notified about acceptance by August 12th, and final versions will be due on August 23rd. Accepted extended abstracts will be collected in a booklet, which will be distributed at the workshops. There will be no formal proceedings, so work presented at the workshop can also be (or have been) presented at other conferences. An auther 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)
Guy E. Blelloch (CMU)
Gerth Stølting Brodal (Aarhus and MADALGO)
Ken Clarkson (IBM Almaden)
Graham Cormode (AT&T Research)
Michael Goodrich (UC IRvine)
John Iacono (NYU Polytechnic)
Piotr Indyk (MIT and MADALGO)
Christian S. Jensen (Aarhus and MADALGO)
Alejandro Lopez-Ortiz (Waterloo)
Andrew McGregor (Massachusetts, Amherst)
Ulrich Meyer (Frankfurt and MADALGO)
Nodari Sitchinava (Karlsruhe)
Sergei Vassilvitskii (Stanford)
Suresh Venkatasubramanian (Utah)
Jeffrey Scott Vitter (Kansas)
Norbert Zeh (Dalhousie)

Chair: Peyman Afshani (Aarhus and MADALGO)

Organizing committee

Lars Arge (Aarhus and MADALGO)
Gerth Stølting Brodal (Aarhus and MADALGO)
Peyman Afshani (Aarhus and MADALGO)
Else Magård (Aarhus and MADALGO)
Matie Bach Søgaard (Aarhus and MADALGO)


The workshop will take place on September 5, 2013 in Sophia Antipolis, France as part of ALGO 2013 immediately following the European Symposium on Algorithms (ESA). Participants for MASSIVE should register through the on-line registration on the ALGO-webpage which we will link to as soon as it is open. All researchers and industry people interested in massive data algorithmics are encouraged to attend the workshop.