The papers in this volume were presented at the 1st International Conference on Algorithmic Applications in Management (AAIM 2005), held June 22-25, 2005 in Xi'an, China. The topics cover algorithmic applications in most manageme- related areas. Submissions to the conference this year were conducted electronically. A - tal of 140 papers were submitted, of which 46 were accepted. The papers were evaluated by an international Program Committee consisting of Franz Aur- hammer, Sergey Bereg, Danny Z. Chen, Jian Chen, Zhixiang Chen, Edith - hen, Xiaotie Deng, Michael Goldwasser, Jason Hartline, Wen-Lian Hsu, Haijun Huang, Minghui Jiang, Ellis Johnson, Naoki Katoh, Masakazu Kojima, Moh- mad Mahdian, Nimrod Megiddo, Zhongping Qin, Panos Pardalos, Chung Keung Poon, Bruce Reed, Shouyang Wang, Peter Widmayer, Yinfeng Xu, Frances Yao, Yinyu Ye and Binhai Zhu. The submitted papers were from Canada, Chile, China, Finland, Germany, Hong Kong, Iran, Israel, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, Singapore, UK and USA. Each paper was evaluated by at least two Program Committee members, assisted in some cases by subreferees.
In addition to selected papers, the conference also included two invited presentations, by Ellis Johnson and Yinyu Ye, and two invited papers, by Xujin Chen et al. and Siu-Wing Cheng et al. We thank all the people who made this meeting possible: the authors for s- mitting papers, the Program Committee members and external referees (listed on the pages that follows) for their excellent work, and the two invited speakers.