The NIST has an RFC of sorts for help on the Dictionary of Algorithms, Data Structures, and Problems
Quoting We need help in state machines, combinatorics, parallel and randomized algorithms, heuristics, and quantum computing. I have spent a few hours digging through the site, and have even found one contribution that was somewhat attributed to Abigail. But there were only a few perl implementations to be found. I think this is an area where perl could really show it's true worth.
NIST - The United States National Institute of Standards and Technology.
Update: Athough "quantum computing" is a portion of the site, it doesn't come close to defining the scope of this site or its purpose. Here's a link to the categorized listings, most of which seem to involve sorting string data.