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Sixth Workshop on Massive Data Algorithmics

The Workshop will be part of ALGO 2014 hosted by University of Wroclaw

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 algorithmics 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 and distributed algorithms for massive data problems
                       - Engineering massive data algorithms

Paper submission

We invite submissions of extended abstracts of original research.

The submission should begin with the title of the paper, each author's name, affiliation, and e-mail address, followed by a succinct statement of the problems considered, the main results, an explanation of their significance, and a comparison to past research, all of which should be easily understood by non-specialists. More technical developments follow as appropriate. Use 11-point or larger font in single column format, with one-inch or wider margins all around. You may include a clearly marked appendix, which will be read at the discretion of the committee.

The submission, excluding title page, bibliography and appendix, must not exceed 10 pages (authors should feel free to send submissions that are significantly shorter than 10 pages). Extended abstract should be submitted through the EasyChair website by July 14th. Authors will be notified about acceptance by July 28th. There will be no formal proceedings, so work presented at the workshop can also be (or have been) presented at other conferences. An informal collection of the extended abstracts will be provided to the workshop participants. An author of each accepted abstract is expected to give a presentation of the abstract at the workshop.

Program committee

Peyman Afshani (MADALGO, Aarhus University)
Deepak Ajwani (Bell Labs)
Lars Arge (MADALGO, Aarhus University)
Michael A. Bender (Stony Brook University)
Gerth Brodal (MADALGO, Aarhus University)
Jeff Erickson (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
Jeremy T. Fineman (Georgetown University)
Johannes Fischer (TU Dortmund)
Sudipto Guha (University of Pennsylvania)
John Iacono (New York University)
Riko Jacob (ETH Zurich)
Ulrich Meyer (Goethe University Frankfurt am Main)
Ian Munro (University of Waterloo)
Jeff M. Phillips (University of Utah)
Alejandro Salinger (University of Saarland)
Francesco Silvestri (University of Padova)
Sergei Vassilvitski (Google and Columbia University)
Ke Yi (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)
Norbert Zeh (Dalhousie University)
Qin Zhang (Indiana University, Bloomington)

Chair: Nodari Sitchinava (University of Hawaii, Manoa)

Organizing committee

Lars Arge (Aarhus and MADALGO)
Gerth Stølting Brodal (Aarhus and MADALGO) 
Peyman Afshani (Aarhus and MADALGO)
Trine Ji Holmgaard (Aarhus and MADALGO)


The workshop will take place on September 11, 2014 in Wroclaw, Poland, as part of ALGO 2014 immediately following the European Symposium on Algorithms (ESA). Participants for MASSIVE should register through the on-line registration on the ALGO-webpage. Early registration before July 31st. All researchers and industry people interested in massive data algorithmics are encouraged to attend the workshop.