Call for Papers

The 30th International Computing and Combinatorics Conference (COCOON 2024) will be held in Shanghai, China during August 23-25, 2024. 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.

Topics of interest

The topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Algorithms and Data Structures
  • Algorithmic Game Theory and Online Algorithms
  • Automata, Languages, Logic, and Computability
  • Combinatorics Related to Algorithms and Complexity
  • Complexity Theory
  • Computational Learning Theory and Knowledge Discovery
  • Cryptography, Reliability, Security, and Database Theory
  • Computational Biology and Bioinformatics
  • Computational Algebra, Geometry, and Number Theory
  • Graph Drawing and Information Visualization
  • Communication Networks, and Optimization
  • Parallel and Distributed Computing

We particularly encourage submissions in emerging topics of high importance such as algorithms, data structures, machine learning, quantum computing, computational social science, blockchain, cyber-physical systems, bio-inspired computing, and human-computer interaction.

Important Dates

  • Paper Submission Due: Apr. 1, 2024 (AoE) Apr. 8, 2024 (AoE)
  • Author Notification: May. 25, 2024 (AoE)
  • Camera-Ready: Jun.10, 2024 (AoE)
  • Conference Date: Aug.23 - Aug.25, 2024
*All deadlines expire on 23:59 AoE (UTC - 12)

Paper Submission

The conference proceedings of COCOON 2024 will be published by Springer in Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS). The submission should contain scholarly exposition of ideas, techniques, and results, including the motivation and a clear comparison with related work. The length of the submission should not exceed 12 pages in LNCS style (including references, but excluding the optional appendix).

Submitted papers must describe work not previously published. They must not be submitted simultaneously to any other conference with refereed proceedings or to journals. We regard the following case as a simultaneous submission. Submission of drafts which contain the essentially same results from papers under review in other conferences or journals at the moment of the submission. Only electronic PDF submission will be allowed via the Springer Online Conference System. Please check conference webpage for more details.

The submitted papers will be reviewed in a double-blind peer review manner.

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