Call for Papers


The 13th Annual International Conference on Combinatorial Optimization and Applications (COCOA 2019) will be held during December 13-15, 2019 in Xiamen, FuJian, China. Original research papers in the areas of combinatorial optimization and its applications are solicited. In addition to theoretical results, we are particularly interested in submissions that report on experimental and applied research of general algorithmic interest. Special consideration will be given to research that is motivated by real-world problems. Experimental and applied papers are expected to show convincingly the usefulness and efficiency of the algorithms discussed in a practical setting.

The topics include, but are not limited to:

Important Dates

Paper Submission

Authors are invited to submit an extended abstract of original research on Computing and Combinatorics. Submissions must contain a scholarly exposition of the ideas, techniques, and a full description of the results achieved. A clear indication of the motivation and comparison with prior related work should be presented. Simultaneous submission to a journal or another conference with refereed proceedings is not allowed.

Submissions must adhere to the following guidelines. Papers must be formatted using the LNCS style file. For review, each submitted manuscript can have at most 15 pages with 10 point font. Proofs omitted due to space constraints must be placed in an appendix to be read by the program committee members at their discretion. Once the paper is accepted, it must be formatted using the LNCS style file without altering margins or the font point. And the maximum length of the paper (including references, but excluding the optional appendix) is 12 pages. Submission is through the EasyChair conference system. The submission process requires registration to create an EasyChair account prior to submission. Submission page:https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=cocoa2019.

Publication and Special Issue

The conference proceedings will be published by Springer-Verlag in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science series. After the conference, selected papers will be published in special issues of journals: Theoretical Computer Science (SCI), Journal of Combinatorial Optimization (SCI-E), and Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing (SCI-E).

Awards

The Best Paper and the Best Student Paper will be awarded. A paper is eligible for the Best Student Paper if all authors are full-time students at the time of submission. To indicate that a submission is eligible, please add the phrase "Eligible for best student paper" as the last sentence in the "Abstract" field in the web form on the submission server as well as in the paper.