Participants are invited to submit articles for presentation at the workshop reporting on the implementation and experimental evaluation of particular algorithms. Articles should include results for the challenge testbed so that there is common ground for comparison. Algorithms that improve the state-of-the-art in practice are encouraged, as are other works of scientific merit. In particular, the experimental evaluation of algorithms with good theoretical guarantees is encouraged as well.

Submissions will be filtered by members of the organizing and advisory committees. Authors of accepted papers must prepare a final version to be posted online a few days before the workshop. Authors are free to update and improve their results for the final version.

At least one author of each accepted paper must attend the workshop. Submission of multiple articles by the same author(s) is allowed.

Since articles will not be strictly refereed, participants are welcome to submit versions of work previously published elsewhere, as long as it is clearly marked as such (on the title page). Only previously unpublished work may be invited for submission to the special issue of MPC (Mathematical Programming Computation) dedicated to the challenge.

How and When to Submit

Submissions must be made using EasyChair through the following link:

The deadline for submission is September 12, 2014 at 11:59 PM anywhere on Earth. The submission server is already open. Since you can change the submission as often as you want until the deadline, we encourage you to submit early and often.

Acceptance notifications will be sent to the authors by September 24, 2014.

Authors of accepted papers must submit a final version by November 24, 2014.

Submission Format

Papers must use the Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) style file distributed by Springer (more details here). The body of the paper should have at most 15 pages; this limit excludes a title page (with abstract) as well as bibliography. The body of the paper should be self-contained, but authors are free to include detailed results in an appendix. The appendix and the bibliography have no page limit.