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Call for Paper

The 15th International Conference and Workshop on Algorithms and Computation (WALCOM) is intended to provide an international forum for researchers working in the areas of algorithms and computation. WALCOM 2021 will be held during February 28 – March 2, 2021 at University of Information Technology, Yangon, Myanmar. It is being organized in cooperation between University of Information Technology and Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology.


The range of topics within the scope of WALCOM includes but is not limited to:

  • Approximation Algorithms
  • Algorithmic Graph Theory and Combinatorics
  • Combinatorial Algorithms
  • Combinatorial Optimization
  • Computational Biology
  • Computational Complexity
  • Computational Geometry
  • Discrete Geometry
  • Data Structures
  • Experimental Algorithm Methodologies
  • Graph Algorithms
  • Graph Drawing
  • Parallel and Distributed Algorithms
  • Parameterized Algorithms
  • Parameterized Complexity
  • Network Optimization
  • Online Algorithms
  • Randomized Algorithms
  • String Algorithms
Submission Guideline

“The Best Paper” and “The Best Student Paper” will be awarded.

Proceedings and Special Issues

The proceedings will be included in the Springer-Verlag series, Lecture Notes in Computer Science.

Authors are invited to submit papers describing original research of theoretical or practical significance to algorithms and computation and must not simultaneously submit it to another journal or conference. Papers should not exceed 12 pages in LNCS style. It can be downloaded from here. If the authors feel that more details are essential to substantiate the main claim of the paper, they may include a clearly marked appendix that will be read at the discretion of the Program Committee. Only electronic submissions via Easychair will be allowed [link]. Papers submitted for review should represent original, previously unpublished work and surveys of important results. At the time the paper is submitted to WALCOM 2021, and for the entire review period, the paper (or essentially the same paper) should not be under review by any other conference with published proceedings or by a scientific journal. At least one author of each accepted paper will be expected to join the conference and present the paper. We are now planning to do WALCOM 2021 in hybrid style: You can attend the conference on site (recommended), and you can attend it online if you cannot come to Myanmar from your countries.

Important Dates
Submission Deadline September 22, 2020 October 2, 2020 (Anywhere on Earth)
Acceptance/ Rejection Notification November 2, 2020
Camera Ready and Registration November 23, 2020

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Advisory Board
  • M. Kaykobad,BUET, Bangladesh
  • Takao Nishizeki, Tohoku University, Japan
  • C. Pandu Rangan, IIT, Madras, India

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  • Tamal Dey, The Ohio State University, USA
  • Seok-Hee Hong, University of Sydney, Australia
  • Costas S. Iliopoulos, KCL, UK
  • Giuseppe Liotta, University of Perugia, Italy
  • Petra Mutzel, University of Bonn, Germany
  • Shin-ichi Nakano, Gunma University, Japan
  • Subhas Chandra Nandy, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, India
  • Md. Saidur Rahman, BUET, Bangladesh
  • Ryuhei Uehara, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Japan

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  • Hee-Kap Ahn (Pohang University of Science and Technology)
  • Shamsuzzoha Bayzid (Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology)
  • Guillaume Blin (University of Bordeaux)
  • Hans Bodlaender (Utrecht University)
  • Gautam Das (Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati)
  • Jesper Jansson (Hong Kong Polytechnic University)
  • Wing-Kai Hon (National Tsing Hua University)
  • Seok-Hee Hong (University of Sydney, AUSTRALIA), Chair
  • Ralf Klasing (University of Bordeaux)
  • Inbok Lee (Seoul National University)
  • Giuseppe Liotta (University of Perugia)
  • Takaaki Mizuki (Tohoku University)
  • Debajyoti Mondal (University of Saskatchewan)
  • Krishnendu Mukhopadhyaya (Indian Statistical Institute)
  • Shin-ichi Nakano (Gunma University)
  • Subhas C. Nandy (Indian Statistical Institute), Chair
  • Solon Pissis (Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica)
  • Simon Puglisi (University of Helsinki)
  • Tomasz Radzik (King’s College London)
  • Atif Rahman (Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology)
  • Mohammad Sohel Rahman (Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology)
  • Kunihiko Sadakane (University of Tokyo)
  • Slamin (University of Jember)
  • William F. Smyth (McMaster University)
  • Paul Spirakis (University of Liverpool)
  • Wing-Kin Sung (National University of Singapore)
  • Ryuhei Uehara (Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology), Chair
  • Bruce Watson (Stellenbosch University)
  • Hsu-Chun Yen (National Taiwan University)

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  • Prof. Saw Sand Aye, UIT, Myanmar
  • Prof. Ryuhei Uehara, JAIST, Japan
  • Prof. Wint Thida Zaw, UIT, Myanmar
  • Prof. Myat Thida Mon, UIT, Myanmar
  • Prof. Swe Zin Hlaing, UIT, Myanmar
  • Prof. Ei Chaw Htoon, UIT, Myanmar
  • Prof. Swe Swe Kyaw, UIT, Myanmar
  • Prof. Aye Theingi, UIT, Myanmar
  • Prof. Win Win Myo, UIT, Myanmar

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Prof. Mohammad Kaykobad,  BUET

Emeritus Prof. Tetsuo Asano, JAIST

Prof. Erik Demaine, MIT

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Accepted Papers

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Best Papers

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DAY 1 : 28 February 2021 (Sunday)
9:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Registration
10:15 a.m.– 10:30 a.m. Opening
10:30 a.m.– 11:15 a.m. Session 1
11:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Coffee Break
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Invited Talk 1
12:30 p.m.– 2:00 p.m. Lunch Break
2:00 p.m.– 4:00 p.m. Session 2
4:00 p.m.– 4:30 p.m. Coffee Break
4:30 p.m.– 5:30 p.m. WALCOM Business Meeting
DAY 2 : 1 March 2021 (Monday)
9: 30 a.m.– 10:30 a.m. Session 3
10:30 a.m.– 11:00 a.m. Coffee Break
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Invited Talk 2
12:00 p.m.– 1:30 p.m. Lunch Break
1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Session 4
3:30 p.m.– 4:00 p.m. Coffee Break
4:00 p.m.– 5:30 p.m. Session 5
DAY 3 : 2 March 2021 (Tuesday)
9: 30 a.m.– 10:30 a.m. Session 6
10:30 a.m.– 11:00 a.m. Coffee Break
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Invited Talk 3
12:00 p.m.– 1:30 p.m. Lunch Break
1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Session 7
3:30 p.m.– 4:00 p.m. Coffee Break
4:00 p.m.– 5:30 p.m. Session 8

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Each participant needs to register for WALCOM 2021. Registration will close on 5 November 2020. We DO NOT accept onsite cash payment.

  Early Bird Register by 20 OCT 2019 Regular Register by 5 Nov 2020
Participants and/or Students 250 USD 300 USD

Additional ticket for the conference dinner/accompanying person USD 100.



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UIT Meeting Room

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Travel & Accommodation

MoE Guest House
Thamine College St, Yangon, Myanmar
TEL: +95 5130501
Price: FOC

Super Hotel
51/D, Kabaraye Pagoda Road, Mayangone Township, Yangon, Myanmar
TEL: + 95-1-658-210
Price: 70 USD

Hotel 7 MILE
No. 32, Highland Avenue Road, 7 Mile, Mayangon Township, Yangon, Myanmar
TEL: +95-1-656 466
Price: 35 USD

Virtue Highland Hotel
No.34(D), Kone Myint Yeik Tha Street, Yangon, Myanmar
TEL: 09 955 199979
Price: 35 USD

Inya Lake Hotel
37 Kabar Aye Pagoda Road, Yangon, Myanmar
TEL: +95-1-966 2866
Price: 60 USD

Sightseeing Places

(close to UIT)

National Museum
(Close to UIT)

(Lower Myanmar)

(Upper Myanmar)

(Upper Myanmar)

(Lower Myanmar)

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Contact Details

Dr. Wint Thida Zaw
Pro-Rector, University of Information Technology

Parami Road, Universities’ Hlaing Campus, Ward (12), Hlaing Township,
Yangon, Myanmar

Phone: +95-9-798600164, +95-1-9664821
Fax: +95-1-9664250


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