Announcement and Call for Papers

Call for Papers for the Sixteenth
Conference on Integer Programming and Combinatorial Optimization
IPCO XVI, March 18–20, 2013
to be held at Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María in Valparaíso, Chile.

The IPCO conference is held every year, except for those in which the International Symposium on Mathematical Programming takes place. The 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 October 24th, 2012 (note the unusual date); see the submission page 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 Contributions are expected to be original, unpublished and not submitted to journals or conferences with proceedings before the notification date (December 13th, 2012). 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 Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science. They will contain extended abstracts of all accepted submissions. Each participant will receive a copy at the conference.

Program Committee

  • Chandra Chekuri (UIUC)
  • Bill Cook (Georgia Tech)
  • Jose Correa (U. Chile; local arrangements chair)
  • Jesus De Loera (UC Davis)
  • Michel Goemans (MIT, chair)
  • Volker Kaibel (U. Magdeburg)
  • Jon Lee (U. Michigan)
  • Francois Margot (CMU)
  • Thomas McCormick (UBC)
  • Andreas Schulz (MIT)
  • David Shmoys (Cornell)
  • Zoltan Szigeti (INP Grenoble)
  • Robert Weismantel (ETH)
  • Giacomo Zambelli (LSE)

Important Dates


Abstract submission:
October 24, 2012, noon EDT.
December 13, 2012.
March 18 - 20, 2013.