COCOON 2018, July 2-4, 2018, Qingdao, China
The 24th International Computing and Combinatorics Conference

Call for Papers

The 24th International Computing and Combinatorics Conference (COCOON'18) will be held in Qingdao, China during July 2-4, 2018. Original research papers in the areas of algorithms, theory of computation, computational complexity, and combinatorics related to computing 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 venue of the conference will be the Qingdao Campus of Shandong University.

All the papers will be published to the symposium in Springer-Verlag's Lecture Notes.

Papers of high quality will be invited to special issues of Algorithmica, Theoretical Computer Science (TCS), and Journal of Combinatorial Optimization (JOCO), respectively.

The topics of interest include (but are not limited to) the following:
  • Algorithms and Data Structures
  • Algorithmic Game Theory
  • Approximation Algorithms and Online Algorithms
  • Automata, Languages, Logic, and Computability
  • Complexity Theory
  • Computational Learning Theory and Knowledge Discovery
  • Cryptography, Reliability and Security, and Database Theory
  • Computational Biology and Bioinformatics
  • Computational Algebra, Geometry, and Number Theory
  • Graph Drawing and Information Visualization
  • Graph Theory, Communication Networks, and Optimization
  • Parallel and Distributed Computing

Important Dates:

  • Paper submission due:                Feb. 20, 2018, Mar. 9, 2018 (Anywhere on Earth)
  • Notification of Acceptance:          Apr. 25, 2018
  • Camera-ready and Registration: May 15, 2018
  • Conference Dates:                      July 2-4, 2018

Submission instructions

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 without altering margins or the font point. The maximum length of the paper (including references, but excluding the optional appendix) is 12 pages. Proofs omitted due to space constraints must be placed in an appendix to be read by the program committee members at their discretion. Papers that deviate from these guidelines risk being rejected without consideration of their merits. 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=cocoon2018

Related Events:

On the same dates, the CPM 2018 meeting will also be organized in the same venue. Those who are also interested in CPM 2018 can check the CPM 2018 page.


Past Editions

  • COCOON 2017
  • COCOON 2016