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Sydney Algorithms Workshop 2016

Together with UNSW’s algorithms group the SACT group will organise a pre-ISAAC algorithms workshop.  The focus of the workshop will be Fixed Parameter Computational Geometry.

Workshop description

Algorithms and data structures form a key component of any software system. Many algorithmic problems arising in practice are intractable, which means there are no fast algorithm solving these problems optimally on all problem instances.  The area of fixed-parameter tractability tries to gain more insight into such problems, by analyzing them in terms of some well-defined parameter(s) that capture the difficulty of the problem. In many applications, algorithms are needed for problems involving spatial data. Computational geometry is the area within algorithm research dealing with spatial data. This workshop brings together researchers from the areas of computational geometry and fixed-parameter tractability, to advance the study of intractable problems on spatial data.

Dates and time

The workshop will start at 10am on Tuesday the 6th of December and end at 3pm on Friday the 9th of December.


The workshop will be hosted by the School of Information Technologies at University of Sydney.

Address: Lecture theatre 123, School of Information Technologies, University of Sydney, building J12, 1 Cleveland Street, Darlington NSW 2008, Australia.

Tentative schedule


  • 10am: Workshop starts (open problem session)
  • 1pm: Lunch at The Rose Hotel
  • 2:30pm Transport to Clovelly
  • 3pm-6pm: Lawn bowl at Clovelly Lawn Bowl Club (Clovelly also has excellent snorkelling!)
  • 7pm: Dinner at Farinha‘s in Coogee


  • 9:30am-12:30pm: Open problems and research discussion
  • 12:30pm-1:30pm: Lunch at Goen Japanese Restaurant
  • 1:30pm-5pm: Research discussion


  • 9:30am-12:30pm: Open problems and research discussion
  • 12:30pm-1:30pm: Lunch at Thai Tha Hai
  • 1:30pm-5pm: Research discussion
  • 7pm: Workshop dinner at Rubyo’s


  • 9:30am-12:30pm: Research discussion
  • 12:30pm-1:30pm: Lunch at Baja Cantina
  • 2pm-3pm: Progress report
  • 3pm: End of workshop

List of tentative participants

  • Akanksha Agrawal, University of Bergen
  • Haris Aziz, UNSW/Data61
  • Katrin Casel, University of Trier
  • Hubert Chan, University of Hong Kong
  • Man Kwun Chiu, National Institute of Informatics
  • Michael R. Fellows, University of Bergen
  • Serge Gaspers, UNSW/Data61
  • Joachim Gudmundsson, University of Sydney
  • Shenwei Huang, UNSW
  • Paul Hunter, UNSW
  • Matias Korman, Tohoku University
  • Luke Mathieson, University of Newcastle
  • Saeed Mehrabi, University of Waterloo
  • Julián Mestre, University of Sydney
  • Matthias Mnich, University of Bonn
  • André van Renssen, National Institute of Informatics
  • Marcel Roeloffzen, National Institute of Informatics
  • Frances A. Rosamond, University of Bergen
  • Stefan Rümmele, University of Sydney/UNSW
  • Abdallah Saffidine, UNSW
  • Mingyu Xiao, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China

Related activities

  • ISAAC 2016, 12-14 December 2016 in Sydney, Australia
  • ACCMCC 2016, 12-16 December in Newcastle, Australia
  • APCO 2016, 16-17 December in Newcastle, Australia

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