Helsinki · Finland

20–24 August 2018


26th Annual European Symposium on Algorithms

Submission deadline
22 April 2018

The European Symposium on Algorithms (ESA) is one of the premier conferences on algorithms. The symposium covers research in all aspects of the design, analysis, engineering, and application of algorithms and data structures.

ESA 2018 will be held on 20–22 August 2018 in Helsinki, Finland. ESA 2018 will be part of ALGO 2018, which also hosts ALGOCLOUD, ALGOSENSORS, ATMOS, IPEC, WABI, and WAOA.

Call for papers

The symposium seeks original algorithmic contributions for problems with relevant theoretical and/or practical applications: papers with a strong emphasis on the theoretical analysis of algorithms should be submitted to Track A, while papers reporting on the results of extensive experimental evaluations and/or providing original contributions to the engineering of algorithms for practical applications should be submitted to Track B.

For Track B, ESA 2018 will conduct an experiment with two independent PCs, both of which will follow the usual procedure for reviewing the submissions. More details about the experiment are provided on this webpage.

There will be a Best Student Paper Award as well as a Best Paper Award, both sponsored by EATCS. In order for a paper to be considered for the Best Student Paper Award, all of its authors are required to be students.


Papers presenting original research in all areas of algorithmic research are sought, including but not limited to:

Important dates

Submission and proceedings

Papers should be submitted electronically via the EasyChair submission system:

Please follow our submission guidelines.

ESA 2018 proceedings will be published in the Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs) series, based at Schloss Dagstuhl. The proceedings chair is Grzegorz Herman, Jagiellonian University, Poland.

Keynote speakers

Programme committee

Track A (Design and Analysis Track)

Track B (Engineering and Application Track)

Steering committee

Previous edition

Please see for more information on the European Symposium on Algorithms.