SWAT 2024

19th Scandinavian Symposium on Algorithm Theory
June 12-14, 2024. Helsinki, Finland


Submissions and symposium

February 7, 2024

Paper submission deadline
(23:59 Anywhere on Earth)

April 2, 2024

Notification of acceptance

May 18, 2024

Early Registration Deadline

June 12 - 14, 2024


Invited Speakers

  • Karen Aardal, TU Delft, The Netherlands
  • Greg Bodwin, University of Michigan, USA
  • Michał Pilipczuk, University of Warsaw, Poland


The registration fee includes lunch and a small morning buffet all three days, conference excursion and dinner, welcome reception. There is a student discount, but no travel grants. Early registration deadline is May 18.

The registration is not available yet.


Program Committee

  • Anders Aamand, MIT, US
  • Ahmad Biniaz, University of Windsor, Canada
  • Hans Bodlaender, Utrecht University, the Netherlands (chair)
  • Flavia Bonomo, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Kevin Buchin, Technical University Dortmund, Germany
  • Pål Grønås Drange, University of Bergen, Norway
  • Franziska Eberle, Technische Universität Berlin, Germany
  • Klim Efremenko, Ben Gurion University, Israel
  • Gramoz Goranci, University of Vienna, Austria
  • Kazuo Iwama, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan
  • Matthew Johnson, Durham University, UK
  • Matthew Katz, Ben Gurion University, Israel
  • Jan Kratochvíl, Charles University, Czech Republic
  • Stefan Kratsch, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany
  • Łukasz Kowalik, University of Warsaw, Poland
  • Anil Maheshwari, Carleton University, Canada
  • George B. Mertzios, Durham University, UK
  • Yoshio Okamoto, The University of Electro-Communications, Japan
  • Yota Otachi, Nagoya University, Japan
  • Sang-il Oum, Institute for Basic Science / KAIST, Korea
  • Sharath Raghvendra, NCSU, US
  • Laura Sanita, Bocconi University of Milan, Italy
  • Subhash Suri, University of California, Santa Barbara, US
  • Ioan Todinca, University of Orleans, France
  • Jara Uitto, Aalto University, Finland
  • Tandy Warnow, University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign, US
  • Prudence Wong, University of Liverpool, UK
  • Meirav Zehavi, Ben Gurion University, Israel

Local Organizing Committee

  • Jara Uitto, Aalto University, Finland
  • Mikko Koivisto, University of Helsinki, Finland
  • Sándor Kisfaludi-Bak, Aalto University, Finland
  • Alexandru Paler, Aalto University, Finland


For further questions, please contact Jara Uitto or Sándor Kisfaludi-Bak.

Email: firstname.lastname@aalto.fi.

Call for Papers

19th Scandinavian Symposium on Algorithm Theory, SWAT 2024

June 12 - 14, 2024, Helsinki, Finland

Conference webpage: swat2024.github.io/website/

Paper submission deadline: February 7, 2024 (AoE, anywhere on earth) Submission link: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=swat2024

SWAT (Scandinavian Symposium on Algorithm Theory), which alternates with the Algorithms and Data Structures Symposium (WADS), is a forum for researchers in the area of design and analysis of algorithms and data structures.

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.

Algorithmic approaches of interest include, but are not limited to: approximation algorithms, parameterized algorithms, distributed algorithms, parallel algorithms, external-memory algorithms, data structures, exponential time algorithms, online algorithms, randomized algorithms, streaming algorithms, sub-linear algorithms. 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.

Contributors must submit their papers using the Easychair system. Submissions should be in LIPIcs format (without font size, margin, or line spacing changes), and not exceed 15 pages including front page, but excluding references. See www.dagstuhl.de/publikationen/lipics/anleitung-fuer-autoren for instructions. Additionally, if full details of proofs do not fit into the page limit, a clearly marked appendix containing the remaining details must be included; this appendix will not be regarded as part of the submission and will be considered only at the discretion of the program committee. Submissions deviating substantially from this format risk rejection without consideration of their merits.

Papers submitted for review should represent original, previously unpublished work. At the time the paper is submitted to the symposium, and for the entire review period, the paper (or essentially the same paper) must not be under review by any other conference with published proceedings or by a scientific journal. However, we encourage authors to make a preprint of their paper available at a public repository such as arXiv. At least one author of every accepted paper is expected to register and present the paper at the symposium. Symposium proceedings will be published in the "Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics" (LIPIcs) series. A prize will be awarded to the author(s) of the best student-authored paper. A paper is eligible if all of its authors are full-time students at the time of submission. This must be indicated in the paper in the submission process.

Important Dates

Paper submission deadline: February 7, 2024 (AoE, anywhere on earth)
Notification of acceptance: April 2, 2024
Program Committee Chair: Hans Bodlaender (Utrecht University, the Netherlands)
Local Organization: Sándor Kisfaludi-Bak, Alexandru Paler, Jara Uitto (Aalto University, Espoo, Finland), Mikko Koivisto (University of Helsinki, Finland)


All questions about submissions should be emailed to the PC chair:
Hans Bodlaender (h.l.bodlaender at uu.nl)


SWAT 2024 will be held in Helsinki, the capital of Finland.

The venue is the freshly renovated main building of the University of Helsinki in the heart of the city. It is close to a number of hotels, public transport and most of the major sights in Helsinki.
Address: Fabianinkatu 33, 00170 Helsinki