The 16th Learning and Intelligent Optimization Conference

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

Call for Papers

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:

Topics of Interest

LION15 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:

Important Dates

All deadlines are Anywhere on Earth (AoE = UTC-12h).

Submission deadline February 15, 2022 February 28, 2022 March 15, 2022
Author notification March 31, 2022 April 15, 2022
Registration opens May 20, 2022
Conference June 5-10, 2022
Submission of camera-ready papers, source files, formatted according to Springer's LNCS guidelines TBA

Submission System

All papers must be submitted using EasyChair at


  1. Conference proceedings will be published by Springer-Verlag in Lecture Notes in Computer Science.
    LION series LNCS published proceedings:

    The submission instructions for the LION 16 LNCS post-proceedings volume, will be uploaded on the conference webpage asap.

  2. Revised selected papers of LION16 will be published in a special issue of Annals of Mathematics and Artificial Intelligence.
    LION series AMAI special issues published:

    Guest editorial: revised selected papers from the LION12 conference

    • Ilias S. Kotsireas
    • Panos M. Pardalos
    Annals of Mathematics and Artificial Intelligence, volume 88, pages 1–2 (2020)

    The AMAI Editorial Office enforces strict quality control on all submissions, before these are released to any special issue guest editors, and therefore, submission not abiding by the guidelines, are returned to the Authors. All submission will undergo a rigorous refereeing process, up to the AMAI standards.
    General submissions guidelines for AMAI: