Papers presenting original unpublished results in all areas of combinatorial optimization and its applications are welcome.  There are two types of submissions:

* Extended abstracts up to 3 pages. Accepted abstracts will be published online on the conference website (and will not be included in the conference proceedings). The submission deadline is 10 March 2024 before 23:59 (CET)

* Regular papers up to 12 pages. The conference proceedings will be published by Springer (LNCS series). For an accepted paper to be included in the conference proceedings, it should be presented at the conference by one of the authorsIt is not allowed to submit a regular paper that has been submitted to a journal or another conference with proceedings before the ISCO 2024 notification date. The authors of accepted papers will have to complete their camera-ready version by 30 April 2024.  Appendices are allowed only if they fit within the 12-page limit in total. Guidelines. Submissions not following these guidelines will not be considered. It is allowed to put full versions of the submitted papers in an on-line repository. Each paper will be reviewed by two or three members of the Program Committee. The main acceptance criteria are the quality and originality of the results and their relevance to the community. A paper will not be considered in any of the following cases: (i) it has already been published; (ii) it is under review by a journal or another conference with proceedings; or (iii) if it is submitted after the submission deadline. The submission deadline is 10 January 2024 before 23:59 (CET).


The submission of papers and abstracts is managed using EquinOCS Springer Nature Conference Proceedings Submission System. Authors should consult Springer’s authors’ instructions and use the proceedings templates, either for LaTeX or for Word, for the preparation of their papers. Please, use up to 12 pages for regular papers, and up to 3 pages for the extended abstracts. Once you click on the submission link, you will be guided to the EquinOCS Login page, which will open in your browser. Click on the button “Submit now”. If you already have an account at EquinOCS you will be asked to Login. After Login, you can upload and submit your manuscript. If you do not have an account at EquinOCS yet, please follow the EquinOCS registration process. Once your account has been created, an email will be sent to the email you have stated in the registration process. Follow the instructions in this email to activate your account and submit your manuscript. Refer to the EquinOCS user guide for more information.



See "regular papers" in previous ISCO editions at