Call for Papers

Conference on Integer Programming and Combinatorial Optimization
IPCO XXII, May 19-21, 2021
Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Best Paper Award

The best paper for IPCO 2021 has been awarded to Jannis Blauth, Vera Traub and Jens Vygen. Improving the Approximation Ratio for Capacitated Vehicle Routing.

IPCO 2021 Accepted Papers

Submission deadline: November 11, 2020 (23:59 Hawaii Standard Time)

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 11, 2020 (23:59 Hawaii Standard Time); 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 Contributions are expected to be original, unpublished and not under review by journals or conferences with proceedings before the notification date (January 31, 2021). 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.

Submission Guidelines

The extended abstract – in Springer LNCS format – should not exceed 12 pages plus references. Appendices are allowed only if they fit within the 12 page limit. 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 under review by, or accepted to, a journal or 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.