The workshop will provide a forum for researchers to present their work on the design, implementation and experimental evaluation of algorithms and data structures for graph partitioning and graph clustering in the context of the Challenge.

The workshop is scheduled for February 13-14, 2012 in the Klaus Advanced Computing Building of Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.


New: The workshop page at DIMACS has information about the registration process (follow the registration form link). Please note that, in order to qualify for travel support, one important requirement is to use a US flag carrier. You can find some technical details on the according DIMACS reimbursement webpage.


More details at the DIMACS website (includes links to abstracts) or at our program page (includes links to the final workshop versions of the presented papers).

Monday, Feb 13:

  • 08:30am: Breakfast
  • 08:45am: Registration
  • 09:15am: Welcome
  • 09:30am: Session 1 (3 talks)
  • 10:45am: Coffee break
  • 11:15am: Session 2 (3 talks)
  • 12:30pm: Lunch break
  • 02:00pm: Session 3 (3 talks)
  • 03:15pm: Coffee break
  • 03:45pm: Session 4 (3 talks)
  • 05:00pm: Break
  • 05:10pm: Session 5 (2 talks)
  • 06:00pm: End of technical part
  • 07:30pm: Workshop dinner at STEEL Restaurant & Lounge

Tuesday, Feb 14:

  • 08:30am: Breakfast
  • 09:00am: Keynote
  • 09:30am: Session 6 (2 talks)
  • 10:20am: Coffee break
  • 10:45am: Session 7 (3 talks)
  • 12:00pm: Break (Grab & Go lunch)
  • 12:15pm: Challenge results
  • 01:00pm: Summary
  • 01:15pm: Expected end of workshop

About Atlanta


Georgia Institute of Technology (or GeorgiaTech for short) is located in the Midtown area of Atlanta. Unfortunately, the GeorgiaTech Hotel and Conference Center is sold out during the workshop dates. As announced on the mailing list, we have made special arrangements with the following hotels:

When you call to make a reservation, please let the agent know that you are a Georgia Tech guest and would like the Georgia Tech discounted rate.

There are a few other options in walking distance as well.

Local Transit

The Atlanta Airport Shuttle Service -
Shuttle Fares: From airport to downtown is currently (Sep 2011) $16.50 one-way plus $2 per each additional person. Round-trip is currently $29.

MARTA – Metro Rapid Transit -
Metro Fares: Single one-way is $2.50 (plus a small ticket fee) including all transfers. Take the red or gold line to Midtown station. See the MARTA website for routes & schedules. From Midtown station you can walk 10-15 minutes to the GeorgiaTech campus or transfer to the free GeorgiaTech trolley.

Atlanta Taxi Info
Midtown to Airport: approx. $35 plus $2 for each additional passenger.