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LION16 -- June 5-10, 2022, Milos Island, Cyclades, Greece

  • 1.  LION16 -- June 5-10, 2022, Milos Island, Cyclades, Greece

    Posted 01-18-2022 09:42

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    LION16: The 16th Learning and Intelligent Optimization Conference

    June 5-10, 2022, Milos Island, Cyclades, Greece

    Conference website:

    Paper submission:

    Submission deadline:    February 15, 2022


    Submission Guidelines

    All papers must be original and not simultaneously submitted to another
    journal or conference. The following paper categories are welcome:

         Paper Format

         Please prepare your paper in English using the Lecture Notes in
    Computer Science (LNCS) template, which is available here.

         Papers must be submitted in PDF.

         Types of Submissions

         When submitting a paper to LION16, authors are required to select one
    of the following three types of papers:

         Long paper: original novel and unpublished work (max. 15 pages in LNCS format);
         Short paper: an extended abstract of novel work (max. 6 pages in LNCS format);
         Work for oral presentation only (no page restriction; any format). For
    example, work already published elsewhere, which is relevant, and which may
    solicit fruitful discussion at the conference.

    List of Topics

    LION16 welcomes high quality submissions on the broad topics of machine
    learning, artificial intelligence, energy, mathematical programming,
    optimization (models, algorithms, and applications) and heuristics.
    Additionally, more specialized, submission topics for long and short
    papers may include, but are not limited to:

         automatic solver configuration
         parallel methods for search and optimization
         hard combinatorial optimization problems
         intelligent optimization in health, e-health,
         bioinformatics and neurosciences
         machine learning and optimization methods in tourism and hospitality
         nature-inspired algorithms for combinatorial optimization problems
         hard combinatorial optimization problems in combinatorics,
         computational geometry and machine learning
         DC (difference of convex functions) learning: theory, algorithms and applications
         computational intelligence for smart cities
         computational intelligence for autonomous driving
         optimization and management in smart manufacturing
         algorithms and applied optimization for environmental data science
         machine learning and robust optimization techniques in finance applications
         machine learning and optimization methods in software engineering

    Organizing committee

    Francesco Archetti (General Chair),
    Universita degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca, Italy

    Panos M. Pardalos (General Chair),
    Center for Applied Optimization, University of Florida, USA &
    LATNA HSE Niznhy Novgorod, Russia

    Dimitris E. Simos (Program Committee Chair),
    SBA Research, Austria & Graz University of Tecnology, Austria &
    Information Technology Laboratory, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), USA

    Varvara A. Rasskazova (Program Committee Chair),
    Moscow Aviation Institute (National Research University), Moscow, Russia

    Ilias S. Kotsireas (Local Organizing Committee Chair),
    CARGO Lab, Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada & Athena RC, Athens, Greece


    LION16 proceedings will be published by Springer in Lecture Notes in
    Computer Science (LNCS)

    Revised selected papers of LION16 will be published in a special issue of
    Springer's Annals of Mathematics and Artificial Intelligence (AMAI)


    All questions about submissions should be emailed to the PC Chair,
    Dimitris E. Simos at