### DIMACS Workshop on Randomization Methods in Algorithm Design

#### December 12 - 14, 1997

Princeton University, Princeton, NJ

**Organizers:**
**Panos Pardalos**, Univ. of Florida, ` pardalos@ufl.edu `
**Sanguthevar Rajasekaran**, Univ. of Florida, `raj@cise.ufl.edu `
**Jose Rolim**, Univ. of Geneva, ` Jose.Rolim@cui.unige.ch `

Presented under the auspices of the DIMACS Special Focus on Discrete Probability

Randomization has played an important role in many optimization
algorithms (both sequential and parallel). This workshop is a forum
for bringing together researchers working in the theory and
implementation aspects of algorithms involving radomization.
The last decade has witnessed a tremendous growth in the area of
randomized algorithms. During this period, randomized algorithms went
from being a tool in computational number theory to finding widespread
application in many types of algorithms.
Major topics to be covered in the workshop include randomization
techniques for linear and integer programming problems, randomization
in the design of
approximate algorithms for combinatorial problems, randomization in
parallel and distributed algorithms, practical implementation of
randomized algorithms, de-randomization issues, and pseudo-random generators.

This workshop is organized in the context of the 1996-1997 Special Year on Discrete Probability.

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