Summer School on Algorithm Engineering

An International Summer School on Algorithm Engineering is organized as an accompanying event of the Final Meeting of the DFG Priority Program 1307 "Algorithm Engineering". The school aims to introduce the young researchers of a graduate level and above from all over the world to the field of algorithm engineering. It achieves it by bringing together the school's participants with the leading researchers in this field. The program will include lectures and "hands on" tutorials on such topics as

  • route planning in road networks
  • data compression
  • networks analysis
  • linear optimization


The lecturers will share their experience in all aspects of the algorithm engineering cycle - from the design and analysis of an algorithm to its implementation and evaluation.



Martin Grötschel and Gerald Gamrath, Konrad-Zuse-Zentrum für Informationstechnik Berlin, Germany

Designing and Engineering the SCIP Optimization Suite

Paolo Ferragina, University of Pisa, Italy

Data compression: past, present, and a foresight.

Henning Meyerhenke and Dorothea Wagner, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany

Algorithmic Methods for Network Analysis

Renato Werneck, Microsoft Research, USA

Engineering Shortest Path Algorithms



18-19 September 2014 right after the Final meeting of the DFG Priority Program 1307 "Algorithm Engineering".
Begin: 09:00 18th of September 2014
End:   18:00 19th of September 2014
Attendees of the summer school are highly recommended to attend the final meeting also!



The venue for the summber school is the House of the Ev. Akadamie Baden in the Black Forest resort Bad Herrenalb, about 30 kilometres south of Karlsruhe, Germany. The venue is easily reachable by train within 2 hrs from Frankfurt airport (FRA) or 40 minutes from the Karlsruhe main train station.

Haus der Kirche - Evangelische Akademie Baden, Dobler Str. 51, 76332 Bad Herrenalb