The European Symposium on Algorithms (ESA) is one of the premier conferences on algorithms. It is organized in collaboration with the European Association for Theoretical Computer Science (EATCS) and is a part of ALGO 2023, to be held in beautiful Amsterdam.

Important Dates

  • Paper submission deadline: 28 April, 23:59 AoE. (EasyChair submission system)
  • Notification: 23 June
  • Camera ready: 30 June
  • Conference: 4-6 September, 2023, in Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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. Submissions that prove or explain known results in a much clearer, simpler or more elegant way than done before should be submitted to Track S. 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.

Paper submission and proceedings

Papers should be submitted electronically via the EasyChair submission system. The ESA 2023 proceedings will be published in the Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs) series.

Submission Guidelines

Authors are invited to submit an extended abstract or full paper of at most 12 pages excluding the title page (consisting of title and abstract), references, and an optional appendix. We recommend, but do not strictly require, making your initial submission adhere to LIPIcs publication guidelines. If not using LIPIcs style, the submission should be typeset using a 10-point or larger font in a single-column format with ample spacing throughout and 2cm margins all around on A4-size paper. Proofs omitted due to space constraints must be placed in an appendix. This appendix can even comprise an entire full version of the paper. The appendix will be read by the program committee members at their discretion. In particular, appendices of accepted papers are not going to be published in the proceedings. The main part of the submission should therefore contain a clear technical presentation of the merits of the paper, including a discussion of the paper’s importance within the context of prior work and a description of the key technical and conceptual ideas used to achieve its main claims. These guidelines are strict: submissions deviating significantly from these guidelines risk being rejected without consideration of their merits. Papers should be submitted electronically via the EasyChair submission system. Results previously published (or scheduled for publication) in another conference proceedings or journal will not be accepted at ESA. Simultaneous submission to other conferences with published proceedings, journals, or to multiple tracks of ESA 2023, is also not permitted. By submitting a paper the authors acknowledge that in case of acceptance, at least one of the authors must register at ALGO 2023, attend the conference on-site and present the paper.

Double-Blind Reviewing

The conference will employ a lightweight double-blind reviewing process. Submissions should not reveal the identity of the authors in any way. In particular, authors’ names, affiliations, and email addresses should not appear at the beginning or in the body of the submission. Authors should ensure that any references to their own related work is in the third person (e.g., not “We build on our previous work …” but rather “We build on the work of …”). The purpose of the double-blind reviewing is to help PC members and external reviewers come to an initial judgement about the paper without bias, not to make it impossible for them to discover the authors if they were to try. Nothing should be done in the name of anonymity that weakens the submission or makes the job of reviewing the paper more difficult. In particular, important references should not be omitted or anonymized. In addition, authors should feel free to disseminate their ideas or draft versions of their paper as they normally would. For example, authors may post drafts of their papers on the web, submit them to arXiv, and give talks on their research ideas. In case there exist publicly available versions of the submission online, the authors might mention this in their submission (without providing references/links), and briefly explain the differences if any. Alternatively, they might communicate the details to the chairs, who will keep them confidential unless revealing them to the PC is needed for a fair judgement. Authors with further questions on double-blind reviewing are encouraged to contact the PC chairs.


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

  • Algorithm engineering
  • Algorithmic aspects of networks
  • Algorithmic game theory
  • Algorithmic Data Science
  • Approximation algorithms
  • Computational biology
  • Computational finance
  • Computational geometry
  • Combinatorial optimization
  • Data compression
  • Data structures
  • Databases and information retrieval
  • Distributed and parallel computing
  • Graph algorithms
  • Hierarchical memories
  • Heuristics and meta-heuristics
  • Mathematical programming
  • Mobile computing
  • Online algorithms
  • Parameterized algorithms
  • Pattern matching
  • Quantum computing
  • Randomized algorithms
  • Scheduling and resource allocation problems
  • Streaming algorithms


PC chairs
PC Members (Track A)
  • Marek Adamczyk, Wroclaw University
  • Soheil Behnezhad, Northeastern University
  • Mark Bun, Boston University
  • Sergio Cabello, University of Ljubljana
  • Bhaskar Ray Chaudhury, University of Illinois at Urbana
  • Alex Conway, VMWare Research
  • Christian Coester, St. Anne’s College
  • Rathish Das, University of Liverpool
  • Anne Driemel, University of Bonn
  • Hendrik Fichtenberger, Google Research Zürich
  • Moses Ganardi, Max Planck Institute for Software Systems
  • Naveen Garg, IIT Delhi
  • Cyril Gavoille, LaBRI, University of Bordeaux
  • Paweł Gawrychowski, Wroclaw University
  • Shay Golan, Reichman and Haifa University
  • Carla Groenland, Utrecht University
  • Maximilian Probst Gutenberg, ETH Zürich
  • Danny Hermelin, Ben-Gurion University
  • Giuseppe Italiano, Luiss University
  • Lars Jaffke, University of Bergen
  • Haim Kaplan, Tel Aviv University
  • William Kuszmaul, MIT
  • Frédéric Magniez, CNRS, IRIF
  • Miguel Mosteiro, Pace University
  • Yasamin Nazari, University of Salzburg and VU Amsterdam
  • Eunjin Oh, Pohang University of Science and Technology
  • Merav Parter, Weizmann Institute of Science
  • Adam Polak, Max Planck Institute for Informatics
  • Kent Quanrud, Purdue University
  • Nicola Prezza, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice
  • Jakub Radoszewski, University of Warsaw and Samsung R&D Warsaw
  • Malin Rau, Hamburg University
  • Liam Roditty, Bar-Ilan
  • Marc Roth, University of Oxford
  • Saeed Seddighin, Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago
  • Francesco Silvestri, University of Padova
  • Christian Sohler, University of Cologne
  • Tatiana Starikovskaya, École Normale Supérieure Paris
  • Jukka Suomela, Aalto University
  • Alexandru Tomescu, University of Helsinki
  • Meng-Tsung Tsai, Academia Sinica
  • Ivor Djinn Van Der Hoog, Technical University of Denmark
  • Nicole Wein, DIMACS
  • Karol Węgrzycki, Max Planck Institute for Informatics
  • Anna Zych-Pawlewicz, University of Warsaw
PC Members (Track B)
  • Jarno Alanko, University of Helsinki
  • Giulia Bernardini, University of Trieste
  • Vincenzo Bonifaci, University of Rome Tre
  • Katrin Casel, Humboldt University of Berlin
  • David Coudert, INRIA Sophia Antipolis
  • Donatella Firmani, University of Rome, La Sapienza
  • Klaus Jansen, Christian-Albrechts University of Kiel
  • Quanquan C. Liu, Northwestern University
  • Tamara Mchedlidze, University of Utrecht
  • Prashant Pandey, University of Utah
  • Giulio Piribi, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice
  • Christian Schulz, University of Heidelberg
  • Sabine Storandt, University of Konstanz
  • David Tench, Rutgers University
  • Helen Xu, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab
PC Members (Track S)
  • Sepehr Assadi, Rutgers University and University of Waterloo
  • Deeparnab Chakrabarty, Dartmouth College
  • Graham Cormode, University of Warwick
  • Talya Eden, Bar Ilan University
  • Leah Epstein, University of Haifa
  • Magnus M. Halldorsson, Reykjavik University
  • John Iacono, Université libre de Bruxelles
  • Dominik Kempa, Stony Brook University
  • John Lapinskas, University of Bristol
  • Kasper Green Larsen, Aarhus University
  • Michał Pilipczuk, University of Warsaw
  • Aditya Potukuchi, York University
  • Ronitt Rubinfeld, MIT and Tel-Aviv University
  • Chris Schwiegelshohn, Aarhus University
  • Vera Traub, University of Bonn
  • Przemek Uznanski, University of Wroclaw
  • Oren Weimann, University of Haifa
  • Omri Weinstein, Hebrew University
Steering Committee
  • Shiri Chechik, Tel Aviv University
  • Martin Farach-Colton, Rutgers University
  • Inge Li Gørtz, Technical University of Denmark
  • Petra Mutzel, University of Bonn
  • Gonzalo Navarro, Universidad de Chile
  • Rasmus Pagh, University of Copenhagen (Chair)
  • Simon J. Puglisi, University of Helsinki
  • Eva Rotenberg, Technical University of Denmark
  • Sabine Storandt, University of Konstanz

Invited Speakers

  • Rotem Oshman, Tel-Aviv University
  • Martin Dietzfelbinger, Technische Universität Ilmenau