The Scandinavian Symposium and Workshops on Algorithm Theory (SWAT) is an biannual conference, held on even numbered years, whose goal it is to provide a forum for scientists to meet, present their work, interact, and establish collaborations, in order to promote research in the field of Algorithm Theory. The conference alternates with WADS, the Algorithms and Data Structures Symposium, held in Canada on odd numbered years.

The 16th Scandinavian Symposium and Workshops on Algorithm Theory (SWAT 2018) will be held on June 18 - 20, 2018 in the "Niagara" building at Malmö University, at the southern tip of Sweden.

We invite submissions of papers presenting original research on algorithms and data structures. Though we welcome experiments, the theoretical results in the articles will be the main measure for evaluating their merits. The algorithmic problems considered may be motivated by applications, e.g. in optimization, geometry and topology, graph analysis, bioinformatics, visualization, string processing, information retrieval, machine learning, algorithmic game theory, or mechanism design.

Important Dates

  • Submission Deadline: February 18, 2018
  • Acceptance Notification: April 9, 2018
  • Symposium: June 18-20, 2018

Invited Speakers

Nancy M. Amato, Texas A&M University
Sorelle Friedler, Haverford College and Data and the Society Research Institute
Ankur Moitra, MIT


Jesper Larsson, Malmö University
Bengt J. Nilsson, Malmö University