The Organization Committee (OC) and the Chairs of ALGO 2020 decided to run the conferences online in a virtual way. What is most important is that the scientific activity of the Programme Committees of the ALGO conferences is not suspended or stopped: peer review, accepted papers, camera ready and proceedings will be accomplished as usual. Instructions for authors on how to give their talks online in the virtual room will be provided.

Welcome to ALGO 2020

ALGO is an annual meeting combining the premier algorithmic conference European Symposium on Algorithms (ESA) and a number of other specialized conferences and workshops, all related to algorithms and their applications, making ALGO the major European event for researchers, students and practitioners in algorithms.

ALGO 2020 will be held in Pisa, in Tuscany, and organized by the Computer Science Department of the University of Pisa, Italy. The town hosts the University of Pisa, which has a history going back to the 12th century. Leonardo Fibonacci and Galileo Galilei are among the prominent scientists who were born in Pisa.


Among the most important monuments of the city is the famous Piazza del Duomo, also called Piazza dei Miracoli (Miracles Square), declared World Heritage Site, with the Cathedral built between 1063 and 1118 in Pisan Romanesque style and the Leaning Tower, a bell tower of the twelfth century, today one of the most famous Italian monuments in the world because of its characteristic inclination. Pisa has 20 other historic churches, several medieval palaces and various bridges across the Arno river.

Important Events

Please refer to the PC Chairs for the missing details.

Keynote Speakers (list to be expanded)

Pierre Fraigniaud

IRIF, Université Paris-Diderot, France

Pierre's main research interest is parallel and distributed computing, and specifically the design and analysis of distributed algorithms and data structures for networks. He is member of the Editorial Boards of Distributed Computing (DC), and Theory of Computing Systems (TOCS). He was Management Committee Chair of the European COST Action 295 DYNAMO on Algorithmic Aspects of Dynamic Networks. He is currently Chair of the national working group Complexity and Algorithms (CoA) of GdR IM. In 2012, he received the Silver Medal from CNRS, and, in 2014, the Prize for Innovation in Distributed Computing.

Dan Gusfield

University of California, Davis, USA

Dan's primary interests involve the efficiency of algorithms, particularly for problems in combinatorial optimization and graph theory. These algorithms have been applied to study data security, stable matching, network flow, matroid optimization, string/pattern matching problems, molecular sequence analysis, and optimization problems in population-scale genomics. Currently, he is focused on string and combinatorial problems that arise in computational biology and bioinformatics. He served as chair of the computer science department at UCD from July 2000 until August 2004, and was the founding Editor-in-Chief of The IEEE/ACM Transactions of Computational Biology and Bioinformatics until January 2009.

Ronitt Rubinfeld

CSAIL, MIT, Cambridge, USA

Ronitt's main research interests are in algorithms for data sets that are so large that one cannot view the entire input--namely, sublinear time algorithms. Such algorithms have been applied in a variety of settings, including the processing of large graphs and when studying data from distributions over large discrete domains. Ronitt gave an invited lecture at the International Congress of Mathematicians in 2006. She became a fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery in 2014 for contributions to delegated computation, sublinear time algorithms and property testing. She published over 100 papers, mostly in top TCS conferences and journals.

Martin Savelsbergh

Georgia Tech, USA

Martin's research interests are in mathematical modeling, operations research, optimization methods, algorithm design, performance analysis, logistics, supply chain management, and transportation systems. He has published over 150 research papers in many of the top optimization and logistics journals, and has a track record of innovative techniques for solving large-scale optimization problems in a variety of areas. Ongoing research projects include innovations in last-mile delivery, advances in dynamic ride-sharing, methods for multi-objective optimization, and dynamic management of time-expanded networks. Martin Savelsbergh is the Editor-in-Chief of Transportation Science, the flagship journal of INFORMS in the area of transportation and logistics.

Clifford Stein

Columbia University, USA

Cliff's research interests include the design and analysis of algorithms, combinatorial optimization, operations research, network algorithms, scheduling, algorithm engineering and computational biology. He has published many influential papers and has occupied a variety of editorial positions. His work has been supported by the National Science Foundation and Sloan Foundation. He is the winner of several prestigious awards including an NSF Career Award, an Alfred Sloan Research Fellowship and the Karen Wetterhahn Award for Distinguished Creative or Scholarly Achievement. He is also the co-author of two popular textbooks: Introduction to Algorithms, and Discrete Math for Computer Scientists.


To be announced in July 2020.

Organizing Committee

  • Anna Bernasconi, Università di Pisa
  • Alessio Conte, Università di Pisa
  • Roberto Grossi (chair), Università di Pisa
  • Veronica Guerrini, Università di Pisa
  • Andrea Marino, Università di Firenze
  • Giulio Ermanno Pibiri, CNR ISTI, Pisa
  • Nadia Pisanti, Università di Pisa
  • Nicola Prezza, Luiss Guido Carli, Roma
  • Giulia Punzi, Università di Pisa
  • Giovanna Rosone, Università di Pisa
  • Rossano Venturini, Università di Pisa


Email interaction: Who is in charge for...? Please check the list below.

  • Front desk: Giulia, Nicola, Veronica
  • Keynotes: Alessio, Rossano
  • Visas: Nadia, Roberto
  • Webmaster: Giulio, Roberto
  • Dietary req: Andrea, Giovanna
  • Conference rooms: all of us
  • Everything else: Roberto, and maybe the Blue Fairy:)


  • Logistics, payments and invoicing: A.I.C. - Asti Incentives & Congressi Srl
  • Administrative support: Letizia Petrellese, Camilla Sovani, Università di Pisa


At least one author for each accepted paper must register at regular conference rate. Registration deadlines and charges are:

Registration Deadline Regular Student
Early TBA
Late TBA

For student registrations, please send us an email to with subject line "Registration - Student" in which you declare that you are currently a student and you do not hold a PhD. Then proceed to register as indicated below.

Registration, invoicing, and related logistics activities, are managed by our organizing secretariat.

A.I.C. - Asti Incentives & Congressi Srl
Piazza San Uomobono 30, 56126 Pisa, Italy
phone +39050598808, fax +390500987825

Please follow this link (active from June 2020) to register. The registration fees include:

  • Attendance to ALGO 2020 sessions and invited talks
  • Proceedings (electronic version)
  • Conference material
  • Coffee breaks
  • Lunches
  • Banquet
  • Reception

  • Extra tickets for the banquet and the reception will be available.


    Polo Didattico delle Piagge

    Address: via Giacomo Matteotti, 56124 Pisa, Italy

    This location is part of the University of Pisa and provides several conferences rooms. It is close to downtown (walking distance 15 minutes), and to the river park Le Piagge (walking distance 5 minutes), where you can enjoy walking and jogging.

    Travel and food information

    Getting to Pisa. Pisa is served by the local International airport, Galileo Galilei located 4km from downtown. Several low-cost companies flow directiy to Pisa airport, one of the largest in Italy. There are daily flights from most european hubs, New York, as well as several other european cities served by low-cost companies, see e.g. a snapshot of today's arrivals. If you don't have a direct connection, you should be able to reach Pisa via Milan, Rome, London, Munchen, Paris, Frankfurt (Main), Brusselles (Charleroi) and New York.

    Getting to the city center from the Airport of Pisa. The Pisa Airport is about 1 km from Pisa Centrale railway station, from which you can reach any Italian railway network destination. You can reach the center of the city by bus, taxi cab (tipically 15 euro), or using the high-speed, fully automatic People Mover service (located at less than 40 metres from the Passenger Terminal at the Pisa Airport) The latter service is available every day from 6:00 AM to midnight at 5/8 minute intervals.

    Food in Pisa. Several good and cheap places can be found downtown. Click on the red placeholders in the map to get more information (yellow ones indicate our Department and conference venue).

    Hotel and B&B booking

    Any accommodation in town is fine as everything in Pisa is at walking distance (including the airport itself :). Websites such as Booking, Trivago and so on, are good sources at finding a room at a good price. If you ask for names, here are some of the downtown hotels, and their walking distances from the Conference Venue, such as Hotel Bologna 4* (1.5 km), Hotel Di Stefano 3* (1.7 km), Hotel Duomo 4* (2.1 km), Hotel Leonardo 3* (1.5 km), Hotel NH Pisa 4* (1.2 km), Hotel Verdi 3* (1 km) and, quite close to the conference venue, Hotel Repubblica Marinara 4* (0.9 km).

    If you are in special need or are willing help to reserve, please contact our organizing secreteriat A.I.C. - Asti Incentives & Congressi Srl (see the registration section).

    Header photo by: M. Guilbot (CC BY 2.0)