## Call for Papers

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
setting.

The conference proceedings will be published by Springer-Verlag in the **Lecture Notes in Computer Science** series.
Typical, but not exclusive, topics of interest include:

- Algorithms and Data Structures
- Approximation Algorithms
- Bioinformatics
- Communication Networks
- Computational Algebra
- Computational Biology
- Computational Financing
- Computational Game Theory
- Computational Geometry
- Computational Learning Theory
- Computational Number Theory
- Extremal Graph Theory
- Graph Searching
- Graph Theory
- Network Flow
- Network Optimization Problems
- Operation Research
- Optimal Resource Management
- Parallel and Distributed Computing
- Scheduling

**Paper Submission:**

The submission should contain a scholarly exposition of ideas, techniques, and results, including motivation and a clear comparison with related work. The length of the submission should not exceed **15 pages** in LNCS style. Submitted papers must describe work not previously published. They must not be submitted simultaneously to another conference with refereed proceedings or to a journal. 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 (pdf) will be allowed via the Springer Online Conference System (OCS).

**Pubilcation:**

The conference proceedings will be published by Springer-Verlag in the **Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS)** series. After the conference, some selected papers will be published in special issues of **Theoretical Computer Science**, **Journal of Combinatorial Optimization**, **Optimization Letters**, and **Discrete Mathematics, Algorithms and Applications**.

**Important Dates:**

- (Extended) Submission Due:
**April 10, 2011** (by 11:59:59 PM, CEST)
- Notification of Acceptance: May 1, 2011
- Final Version Due: May 15, 2011