Algorithms and Data Structures: 5th International Workshop, by Bernard Chazelle (auth.), Frank Dehne, Andrew Rau-Chaplin,

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By Bernard Chazelle (auth.), Frank Dehne, Andrew Rau-Chaplin, Jörg-Rüdiger Sack, Roberto Tamassia (eds.)

This publication constitutes the refereed lawsuits of the fifth overseas Workshop on Algorithms and information buildings, WADS'97, held in Nova Scotia, Halifax, Canada, in August 1997.
The 37 revised complete papers provided have been rigorously chosen from a complete of eighty one submissions. additionally incorporated are 4 abstracts and one complete contribution akin to the invited talks. one of the issues coated are info constructions and algorithmic points in various parts like computational geometry, graph concept, networking, load balancing, optimization, approximation, sorting, development matching, etc.

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