Wednesday, July 1, 2015

[DMANET] COCOA 2015 Call for Papers (Submission Deadline: July 15)

*COCOA 2015 Call for Papers*

*The 9th Annual International Conference on Combinatorial Optimization and

*December 18-20, 2015 Houston, Texas, USA*

The 9th Annual International Conference on Combinatorial Optimization and
Applications (COCOA 2015) will be held during December 18-20, 2015 in
Houston, Texas, USA. Original research papers in the areas of combinatorial
optimization and its applications 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

The topics include, but are not limited to:

- Algorithms and Data Structures
- Approximation Algorithms
- Operation Research
- Communication Network Optimization
- Energy Efficient Wireless Sensor Networks
- Optimal Resource Management
- Social Networks
- Complex Network Optimization
- Bioinformatics
- Computational Algebra
- Computational Geometry
- Computational Biology
- Computational Financing
- Computational Game Theory
- Computational Learning Theory
- Computational Number Theory
- Graph Theory
- Graph Search
- Distributed Computational Systems
- Urban Transportation Networks
- Mobile Ad Hoc Networks
- Scheduling

*Important Dates*
Submission: July 15, 2015
Notification of Acceptance: Aug. 15, 2015
Final Version Submission: Sep. 1, 2015

*Paper Submission*
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 twelve pages in LNCS
style. 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 submission will be allowed via the Springer
Online Conference System.

The conference proceedings will be published by Springer-Verlag in the
Lecture Notes in Computer Science series. After the conference, selected
papers will be published in special issues of journals: Algorithmica,
Journal of Combinatorial Optimization, Theoretical Computer Science, and
Computational Social Networks.

The Best Paper and the Best Student Paper will be awarded. A paper is
eligible for the Best Student Paper if all authors are full-time students
at the time of submission. To indicate that a submission is eligible,
please add the phrase "Eligible for best student paper" as the last
sentence in the "Abstract" field in the web form on the submission server
as well as in the paper.

*General co-Chairs*
Wei Wayne Li, Texas Southern University
Weili Wu, University of Texas at Dallas

*Program Committee co-Chairs*
Zaixin Lu, Marywood University
Donghyun Kim, North Carolina Central University
Ding-Zhu Du, University of Texas at Dallas

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