Call for Papers for the Eighteenth
Conference on Integer Programming and Combinatorial Optimization
IPCO XVIII, June 1–3, 2016
to be held at University of Liège in Liège, Belgium.

Submission is now closed.

Posters can still be submitted.

The IPCO conference is a forum for researchers and practitioners working on various aspects of integer programming and combinatorial optimization. The aim is to present recent developments in theory, computation, and applications. The scope of IPCO is viewed in a broad sense, to include algorithmic and structural results in integer programming and combinatorial optimization as well as revealing computational studies and novel applications of discrete optimization to practical problems.

Authors are invited to submit extended abstracts of their recent work by November 20, 2015 (23:59 CET); see the submission guidelines for more information. The Program Committee will select the papers to be presented on the basis of the submitted extended abstracts. Contributions are expected to be original, unpublished and not submitted to journals or conferences with proceedings before the notification date (January 31, 2016). Papers violating these requirements will not be considered by the Program Committee.

During the conference, approximately 33 papers will be presented in single-track sessions. Each lecture will be 30 minutes long. The proceedings will be published as a volume of Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science. They will contain extended abstracts of all accepted submissions. Each participant will receive a copy of the proceedings at the conference. It is expected that revised and extended versions will subsequently be submitted for publication in appropriate journals.

Submission Guidelines

The extended abstract should not exceed 12 pages in Springer LNCS format, including references. If necessary, an appendix containing additional technical material (such as additional proofs) may be added and will be considered at the discretion of the Program Committee. The first page should contain the title, the authors with their affiliations, and a short abstract. The introduction should be a broadly accessible exposition of the main ideas and techniques used to achieve the results, including motivation and a clear comparison with related work. In particular, the introduction should convey to the non-expert why the paper should be accepted to IPCO.

It is required to use LaTeX2e together with the LNCS class file from Springer. Please check the Springer Information for LNCS Authors for additional information.

The submitted extended abstracts will be refereed according to the standards of other top tier refereed conferences. The main acceptance criteria used by the Program Committee are the quality and originality of the research, plus its interest to people working in the field. It is crucial that the importance of the work is understood by the committee. The claimed results must be correct and new.

A paper will not be considered in any of the following cases:

– it has been already published;
– it has been submitted to a journal or to another conference with proceedings before the notification date;
– it has a member of the Program Committee among its authors;
– it is submitted after the submission deadline.

Submission website

Abstracts should be submitted through the submission website : https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ipco2016

Abstracts should be submitted using the LNCS template for November 20, 2015

Information for authors and template available here : http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs/lncs+authors?SGWID=0-40209-0-0-0

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