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Paper Submission

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 LION12, authors are required to select one of the following three types of papers:
  • Long paper: original novel and unpublished work (max. 15 pages in LNCS format);
  • Short paper: an extended abstract of novel work (max. 4 pages in LNCS format);
  • Work for oral presentation only (no page restriction; any format). For example, work already published elsewhere, which is relevant and which may solicit fruitful discussion at the conference.

Submission System

All papers must be submitted using EasyChair at the following link:

LION 12 Submission System

When submitting a paper, authors will be asked to choose the general track or any of the special sessions organized within the conference:

  1. General track;
  2. Special sessions.

The deadline for ALL the types of submissions and tracks is: December 15, 2017 January 15, 2018.


All accepted papers (both long and short) will be published in a volume of the series on Lecture Notes in Computer Science from Springer after the conference. Instructions for preparing and submitting the final versions of all accepted papers will be available later on.

The deadline for the submission of camera-ready papers, formatted according to Springer's LNCS guidelines, is July 15, 2018 .

A Special Issue of the Springer journal Annals of Mathematics and Artificial Intelligence (AMAI) with refereed papers from the conference will also be organized.
Previous AMAI special issues of LION conferences:
  1. February 2011, Issue 2, Pages 47-154,
    Special Issue: Learning and Intelligent Optimization (Lion 4)
  2. August 2013, Issue 4, Pages 195-273,
    Revised Selected Papers of the LION 5 Conference
  3. October 2013, Issue 2, Pages 149-224,
    Special Issue: Learning and Intelligent Optimization: Selected Papers from LION 6
  4. February 2016, Issue 1-2, Pages 1-246,
    Learning and Intelligent Optimization: Selected Papers from the LION 8 conference
Dear LION 12 Participants,

here is the information regarding the AMAI LION 12 Special Issue:
  1. submission deadline: October 31, 2018
  2. Guest Editors: Ilias S. Kotsireas, Panos M. Pardalos
  3. Please submit your paper by logging in to AMAI's Editorial Manager at: https://www.editorialmanager.com/amai/ and select the article type S695 LION12

Kind regards,

LION 12 Organizers


Any questions regarding the submission process can be sent to the LION12 General Chairs