Paper FormatPlease 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 SubmissionsWhen 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- Long paper: original novel and unpublished work (max. 15 pages in LNCS format);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
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:
- General track;
- Special sessions.
The deadline for ALL the types of submissions and tracks is:
ProceedingsAll 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.
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:
- February 2011, Issue 2, Pages 47-154,
Special Issue: Learning and Intelligent Optimization (Lion 4)
- August 2013, Issue 4, Pages 195-273,
Revised Selected Papers of the LION 5 Conference
- October 2013, Issue 2, Pages 149-224,
Special Issue: Learning and Intelligent Optimization: Selected Papers from LION 6
- February 2016, Issue 1-2, Pages 1-246,
Learning and Intelligent Optimization: Selected Papers from the LION 8 conference
QuestionsAny questions regarding the submission process can be sent to the LION12 General Chairs