NOTE: Link to WADS 2021

WADS 2019

August 5 - August 7, 2019
University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada

The Algorithms and Data Structures Symposium, WADS, which alternates with the Scandinavian Symposium and Workshops on Algorithm Theory, SWAT, is intended as a forum for researchers in the area of design and analysis of algorithms and data structures.

We invite submissions of papers presenting original research on the theory and application of algorithms and data structures in all areas, including combinatorics, computational geometry, databases, graphics, and parallel and distributed computing.

All proceedings are published in the Springer Verlag series Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Two special issues of papers selected from WADS are planned for the Algorithmica and Computational Geometry: Theory and Applications journals.

Plenary Speakers


  • The WADS 2019 group photo is available!
  • Excursion information is here.
  • The conference proceedings will be made available through this link when the conference begins.
  • Registration is open. See the Local Arrangements tab for rates.
  • The schedule is now available.
  • Venue information, hotel deals, and registration rates have been posted to the Local Arrangements page. The registration portal itself will be up soon.
  • The list of accepted papers is now available.
  • The page limit has changed. See Call for Papers page.
  • The submission link is now active on the Call for Papers page.

Important Dates

Submission Deadline
Feb 20, 2019, 11:59pm PST (UTC -8)

April 13, 2019

Final Papers Due
May 6, 2019

Early Registration Deadline
July 8

Edmonton, AB

Organizing Committee

Mohammad R. Salavatipour, University of Alberta
Zachary Friggstad, University of Alberta
University of Alberta



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