Special Issue "Optimization Algorithms for Graphs and Complex Networks"

A special issue of Algorithms (ISSN 1999-4893). This special issue belongs to the section "Combinatorial Optimization, Graph, and Network Algorithms".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2021.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Chris Walshaw
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Guest Editor
School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences, University of Greenwich, London, UK
Interests: combinatorial optimisation; multilevel refinement; graph partitioning; graph visualisation; music similarity

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Researchers are warmly invited to submit high-quality papers to this Special Issue on “Optimization Algorithms for Graphs and Complex Networks”.

Since their first appearance in the 18th century graphs have had a long history as a branch of mathematics dealing with relationships. This history has been revitalised in the 21st century with the increased interest in complex networks and other graphs with non-trivial topological features. This special issue is dedicated to optimisation algorithms that can be formulated on such graphs and networks.

Papers may cover theory and/or applications, including but not limited to:

  • Tree algorithms
  • Path algorithms
  • Flow algorithms
  • Matching algorithms
  • Clustering, partitioning & colouring algorithms
  • Graph drawing & layout algorithms
  • Graph metaheuristics
  • Multilevel & hierarchical algorithms

Dr. Chris Walshaw
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Algorithms is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1400 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • Combinatorial optimization
  • Graph theory
  • Complex networks

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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