Vladimir Estivill-Castro vlad at
Wed Oct 13 10:21:27 PDT 1999

              COCOON'2OOO --- Preliminary Call for Papers ---

        Sixth Annual International Computing and Combinatorics Conference
        July 26-28, 2000, Bondi Beach , Sydney , Australia 

The Sixth Annual International Computing and Combinatorics Conference, COCOON'2000, will 
be held in Bondi Beach , Sydney , Australia July 26--28, 2000 (a few weeks before the XXVII 
Olympics, September 15 -- October 1 ). The conference aims to provide a forum for researchers in 
theoretical computer science. Original research papers in the areas of algorithms, theory of 
computation, computational complexity, and combinatorics related to computing are solicited. In 
additional to theoretical results, submissions that report substantial results in experimental and 
applied research are encouraged. Typical, but not exclusive, topics of interest include: 
        -- algorithms and data structures 
        -- automata, languages and logic 
        -- combinatorics related to algorithms and complexity 
        -- complexity theory 
        -- computational algebra, biology, geometry, and number theory 
        -- computational learning theory and knowledge discovery 
        -- cryptography and database theory 
        -- graph drawing and information visualization 
        -- graph theory, communication networks, and optimization 
        -- parallel and distributed computing 
Submissions to the conference this year will again be conducted electronically. Authors should 
send a PostScript file of a paper (in English) to cocoon2000 at by February 8, 
2000. A submission guideline will be given on our home page:
Alternatively, authors unable to access e-mail may send 6 hard copies of their papers to: 
        Xuemin Lin - COCOON'2000 
        School of Computer Science and Engineering 
        University of New South Wales 
        Sydney, NSW 2052, Australia. 
        e-mail: lxue at
A paper should start with the title of the paper, each author's name, affiliation, e-mail address, and 
a short summary of the main results. The paper should provide sufficient detail to allow the 
Program Committee to evaluate its validity, quality, and relevance to the conference. The length of 
the paper should not exceed 10 pages (using 11 point or larger font, with ample margins all 
around). If necessary, authors may include a clearly marked appendix that will be read at the 
discretion of the Program Committee. An abstract of the paper must be submitted electronically by 
February 1, 2000. 
Authors will be notified of acceptance or rejection by March 30, 2000. A camera-ready copy of 
each accepted paper will be required by April 26, 2000. The proceedings of the conference will 
be published by Springer-Verlag in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science series, and will be 
available for distribution at the conference. The Hao Wang award will be given to the best paper 
(details will be given on our home page). We also introduce an award for the best paper from a 
young researcher (at most 3 years since PhD). 

Program Committee Co-Chairs 
        Ding-Zhu Du (U. of Minnesota, USA)  
        Peter Eades (Newcastle, Australia)  
        Xuemin Lin (New South Wales, Australia) 
Conference Co-Chairs 
        Vladimir Estivill-Castro (Newcastle, Australia)  
        Arun Sharma (New South Wales, Australia) 
Program Committee
        David Avis (McGill, Canada), Jianer Chen (Texas A&M, USA), Francis Chin (Hong Kong U, 
Hong Kong), Vladimir Estivill-Castro (Newcastle, Australia), George Havas (UQ, Australia), 
Hiroshi Imai (Tokyo, Japan), Tao Jiang (UC Riverside, USA), Richard Karp (UC Berkeley, USA), 
Michael Juenger (Cologne, Germany), D. T. Lee (Academia Sinica, Taiwan), Bernard Mans 
(Macquarie U., Australia), Brendan McKay (ANU, Australia), Maurice Nivat (Universitie de 
Paris VII, France), Takeshi Tokuyama (Tohoku, Japan), Roberto Tamassia (Brown, USA), Jie 
Wang (UNC Greensboro, USA), Shmuel Zaks (Technion, Israel), Louxin Zhang (NUS, Singapore), 
Shuzhong Zhang (CUHK, Hong Kong), Binhai Zhu (City U Hong Kong, Hong Kong) 
Invited Speakers 
        - Christos H. Papadimitriou (University of California, Berkeley) 
        -  Richard Brent (Oxford University Computing Laboratory) 
Important Dates
        -- Submission of Abstracts: February 1, 2000 
        -- Submission of Papers: February 8, 2000. 
        -- Notification of Acceptance: March 30, 2000. 
        -- Final Version: April 26, 2000. 
        -- Conference: July 26-28, 2000 . 
The conference will be held at the Swiss-Grand Hotel in Bondi Beach , Sydney , Australia . 
Further Information
Please contact cocoon2000 at for further information. 
        - University of New South Wales 
        - University of Newcastle 
        - Computer Science Association of Australasia 

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