It is a special pleasure for me to recommend to the Readers the book Algorithms of Computer Science, edited with great care by Antal Iványi. Computer algorithms form a very important and fast developing branch of computer science. Design and analysis of large computer networks, large scale scientific computations and simulations, economic planning, data protection and cryptography and many other applications require effective, carefully planned and precisely analyzed algorithms.

Many years ago we wrote a small book with Péter Gács [ 168 ] under the title Algorithms. The three volumes of the book Algorithms of Computer Science show how this topic developed into a complex area that branches off into many exciting directions. It gives a special pleasure to me that so many excellent representatives of Hungarian computer science have cooperated to create this book. It is obvious to me that this book will be one of the most important reference books for students, researchers and computer users for a long time.

Budapest, July 2010

László Lovász