Call for Papers

Call for Papers

Conference on Integer Programming and Combinatorial Optimization
IPCO XXI, June 8–10, 2020 London School of Economics and Political Science Submission deadline: November 29, 2019 (23:59 EST)

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 29, 2019 (23:59 EST); see the submission guidelines below 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 Contributions are expected to be original, unpublished and not submitted to journals or conferences with proceedings before the notification date (January 31, 2020). 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. It is expected that revised and extended versions will subsequently be submitted for publication in appropriate journals.

Best Paper Award

For the first time in its history, IPCO will present a Best Paper Award, to be chosen by the program committee.

Submission Guidelines

The extended abstract — in Springer LNCS format — should not exceed 10 pages plus references. An appendix of at most 2 pages for more detailed proofs (e.g., main lemma) and / or detailed computational results is welcome and, if present, will be refereed and published. Submissions not following these guidelines will not be considered. Full versions of the submitted papers freely accessible in on-line repositories are welcome.

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. Submitted extended abstracts will be refereed according to the standards of 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.

Authors must use LaTeX2e together with the LNCS class file from Springer. Please check the Springer Information for LNCS Authors for additional information.

Submission website

Abstracts should be submitted through the submission website.

Abstracts should be submitted using the LNCS template for November 29, 2019

Information for authors and template are available here.