SIAM Workshop on Combinatorial Scientific Computing 2018 (CSC18)

Bergen, Norway
June 6-8, 2018

Workshop website:


Image credit Gerd A.T. Mueller 

Call for Papers

CSC18 will be the 8th workshop in a series that provides a top-tier forum for presenting original research on the design, implementation, application, and evaluation of combinatorial algorithms and data structures that are applicable to problems in computational science and engineering.

Typical submissions will describe a combinatorial or graph problem arising in a relevant application area, an algorithmic approach to its solution, and a theoretical and/or experimental analysis of the approach.

Authors are invited to submit both extended abstracts or full papers , to be included in the proceedings published by SIAM (the same publishing platform is used by SODA, ALENEX, ANALCO, etc.). The proceedings of CSC16 are at All submissions must present original unpublished research; full papers may be up to 10 pages in length.  Short abstracts could be up to 2 pages in length and should describe preliminary results for presentation as talks at the workshop,  but these will not be included in the proceedings. Submissions should use the LaTeX macros at (authors using other software should adhere to the same double-column 11pt format).

Additionally poster presentations are also welcome, and abstracts for these will be solicited at a future date.

As in the past, CSC18 will award a prize for the best proceedings paper.

We invite papers in all areas of Combinatorial Scientific Computing, including (but not limited to):

* Combinatorial (discrete) models in scientific computing

* Graph and hypergraph algorithms in scientific computing

* Sparse matrix computations

* Combinatorial problems in data science and network science

* Combinatorial problems in Algorithmic Differentiation

* Applications of combinatorial scientific computing

* Randomized matrix computations

* Streaming algorithms for combinatorial and numerical problems

* Combinatorial problems in analyzing data stemming from scientific computations

* Numerical methods for solving combinatorial problems

* The interaction between algorithms in these areas and modern computing platforms, including challenges arising from memory hierarchies, novel memory technologies, and parallelism ranging from instruction-level and multi-core all the way to clouds and exascale.

The record of the earlier CSC Workshops is available at

Submission Page

Submission will be handled through EasyChair.

Submission link:

Important Dates

Submission deadline:  December 1, 2017.
Notification of Acceptance: February 15, 2018.

Final version of papers due: March 31, 2018.

Invited Speakers

To be announced.

General Chair

Fredrik Manne, University of Bergen, Norway

Program Co-Chairs

Peter Sanders, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany

Sivan Toledo, Tel-Aviv University, Israel

Publications Chair

Aydın Buluç, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA

Program Committee

Steering Committee

Rob Bisseling, Utrecht University, the Netherlands

Bruce Hendrickson, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA

X. Sherry Li, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA

Uwe Naumann, University of Aachen, Germany

Alex Pothen, Purdue University, USA

Bora Uçar, CNRS and ENS Lyon, France

Contact Information

Sivan Toledo, Tel-Aviv University,