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The 2001 Workshop on Algorithms and Data Structures (WADS 2001) was held on August 8-10, 2001 at Brown University. WADS 2001 was sponsored by the Center for Geometric Computing and by the Department of Computer Science at Brown University, with additional support from John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Participants from all over the world attended the workshop, which is a forum for researchers in the area of design, analysis, and implementation of algorithms and data structures. Plenary lectures were given by Mike Atallah (Purdue) on `Secure Multi-Party Computational Geometry,' Tom Leighton (Akamai) on `The Challenges of Delivering Content on the Internet,' and Mihalis Yannakakis (Avaya) on `Approximation of Multiobjective Optimization Problems.'

The proceedings are published as volume 2125 of the Springer-Verlag series Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Roberto Tamassia served as general chair and co-chaired the program committee together with Frank Dehne (Carleton) and Joerg Sack (Carleton). Galina Shubina (current Ph.D. student) was local arrangements chair, and Brown Ph.D. Yi-Jen Chiang (Polytechnic) was publicity chair. For more information, see the WADS 2001 Web site http://www.cs.brown.edu/cgc/wads2001/