Call for Papers

(The CFP in pdf format can be found here)

Papers presenting original unpublished results in all areas of combinatorial optimization and its applications are welcome.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Approximation algorithms - Branch-and-bound algorithms - Branch-and-cut-and price algorithms - Computational biology - Computational complexity - Computational geometry - Constraint Programming - cutting plane algorithms - Exact and parameterized algorithms - Graph and network algorithms - Interior point methods - Linear and nonlinear integer programming - Local search algorithm - Metaheuristic - Multiobjective optimization - On-line algorithms - Polyhedral combinatorics - Randomized algorithms - Scheduling algorithms.

The submission deadline is January 10, 2018. Simultaneous submissions to other conferences with published proceedings or journals are not allowed. Paper submission and reviewing will be handled only via Easychair (to be announced soon).

There will be two types of submissions: regular papers and short papers. All accepted regular and short papers must be presented at the conference, and will be given an equal amount of time.

Regular papers

Accepted regular papers will be published by Springer-Verlag in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series in a post-conference proceedings volume (

Simultaneous submissions to other conferences with published proceedings or journals are not allowed.

These should be at most 12 pages (including an abstract and bibliography), in LNCS style see Proofs omitted due to space constraints may be included in a clearly marked appendix which will be taken into account by the program committee members and the reviewers, but they will not be published in the post-conference proceedings volume.

For an accepted paper to be included in the proceedings, it should be presented at the conference by one of the authors.

The authors of accepted papers will have to prepare their camera-ready version two weeks after the end of ISCO 2018.

Paper submission and reviewing will be handled via Easychair.

More information about the submission procedure will be available in the web site of the conference in due time.

Short papers

They should be of at most 2 pages with no optional appendix. Accepted short papers will be included in a volume of local proceedings.


Special Issues

Selected papers presented at the conference will be invited to special issues devoted to the event that will be published in international journals.

A special issue of the journal Discrete Applied Mathematics will be dedicated to ISCO 2018.