This volume contains the 25 papers presented at the First International ICST
Conference on Theory and Practice of Algorithms in (Computer) Systems
(TAPAS 2011), held in Rome during April 18-20 2011, including three papers
by the distinguished invited speakers Shay Kutten, Kirk Pruhs and Paolo Santi.
In light of the continuously increasing interaction between computing and
other areas, there arise a number of interesting and difficult algorithmic issues in
diverse topics including coverage, mobility, routing, cooperation, capacity planning,
scheduling, and power control. The aim of TAPAS is to provide a forum
for the presentation of original research in the design, implementation and evaluation
of algorithms. In total 45 papers adhering to the submission guidelines
were submitted. Each paper was reviewed by three referees. Based on the reviews
and the following electronic discussion, the committee selected 22 papers
to appear in final proceedings. We believe that these papers together with the
invited presentations made up a strong and varied program, showing the depth
and the breadth of algorithmic research.
TAPAS 2011 was sponsored by ICST (Institute for Computer Science, Social
Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering, Ghent, Belgium) and
Sapienza University of Rome. Besides the sponsor we wish to thank the people
from the EasyChair Conference Systems: their wonderful system saved us a
lot of time. Finally, we wish to thank the authors who submitted their work, all
Program Committee members for their hard work, and all reviewers who helped
the Program Committee in evaluating the submitted papers.